Rescue dogs have an emblem of their own – that ubiquitous “Who Rescued Who?” sticker found on the cars of dog parents, particularly at the dog park. It wasn't until Heidi came into my life as a Bernese Mountain Dog rescue that I discovered the meaning behind the expression.
Zelda's Song visits Stephen Huneck's Dog Mountain and Dog Chapel...and experiences an unexpected pleasant surprise! Built as a tribute to the spiritual connection between people and their dogs, the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vt, is the place to leave a remembrance - and also to enjoy the trails, ponds and dog-picnics as a celebration of life with your dog.
If you have more than one cat at home, I bet you wonder if they actually “talk” to each other. I always did! Do cats communicate the same way we do? After watching this video, I'm pretty sure they have their own language!
When it's time, your rescue dog will find you. This is the story about how a little Bernese Mountain Dog girl with impaired vision came to find her new dog-mom, 578 miles away - and then went on to hob nob with the Berner "stars" at the 2014 Bernese Mountain Dog National Specialty.
Safety and well being are two things we worry about as pet parents. When I had my Bernese Mountain Dog, Zelda, recalls on pet products - especially food - were few and far between; now they seem commonplace. As an "expectant" dog-mom, I need to be vigilant when vetting the pet products to give my new dog. The trust, quality and credibility I need are not to be found in off-shore products...and sometimes even in products from large American corporations. That's why I'm interested in small, dedicated companies who have put their heart - and their entire livelihood - into their products. The recent Re-tails show in New York was just the venue to start bringing these products into the market.
I want to protect my new dog's health as best as I can, and that means finding the right pet insurance plan for me. With so many options, couched in unfamiliar terminology and ruled by the fine print, it's enough to make my head explode! But this is an important decision - not one dictated just by how much I want to spend on the coverage, but one that must take a realistic look at my past experience and future expectations of coverage. I'm talking effective, not cheap insurance! Here's how I am starting my quest to find the best pet insurance.
Have we been so mesmerized by the pervasiveness of inferior and cheap products that we have forgotten how to calculate value? And who says the cost of Made in America is too much to be of interest to the consumer? I was surprised to observe that myth still lingers in the recesses of retailers' minds, steering their buying decisions. As a Made in America manufacturer, I say it's time we out that misconception.
Debate: Outdoor vs. indoor cats San Jose Mercury News "In your column of July 25th, once again you rag on people who allow their cats outside. Why do you have this insane prejudice?
zeldas song's insight:
I've had both - inside and outside cats. It really depends on the neighborhood...I lost a beautiful long hair because I left him out. My domestic short hairs and my Maine Coon have always been interested in going out; but they were safe and I NEVER left them out at night. A great compromise has been my good sized screened-in porch, where my elder Maine Coon can still lurk and fantasize about getting birds or other critters, but then can curl up an nap safely.
Finding the best pet insurance for my new puppy or rescue dog is critical – even if I’m not too excited about reading through the fine print. But if I don’t do the work, I could end up paying for insurance that won’t cover the kind of expenses or situations I run into. Picking through the details now is a small price to pay to be sure I don’t pay a large price later on. Fortunately, I found a tremendous online resource that helped a great deal: Pet Insurance University. Another great reference was the Tails of Seattle blog in The Seattle Times, Part 1, 2, 3 and 4! With the help of these resources, I discover 5 important things to compare between pet insurance plans.
20 Dogs and Cats That Can't Figure Out Human Furniture. Posted on March 5, 2014 by Jeff Wysaski. These pictures prove human furniture just wasn't built for animals… [via bored panda]. See a few more at Bored Panda.
Your two dogs are the loves of your life - and you want to keep their photos close to you when you are apart. On a keychain, maybe? But most photo keychains only have room for 1 photo and you just can't play favorites! Now you don't have to with the Double Dog, Double Sided keychain! Works great on cats, too!
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