Leopard Gecko on sand

Cold-Blooded Companions

They may not wag their tail and lick your face in joy to see you, or purr in contentment while curled up in your lap, but people that own pet reptiles are no less happy with their choice of animal companionship. These …
Orange Cat in Blue Litterbox

Thinking Outside the Box

Cats are complicated creatures, and it can be challenging to figure out the things they do. When what they are doing is urinating and/or defecating outside of the litter box, it can be downright frustrating. When litter box habits change, it’s important …
Dog standing o a mat, backlit

TRAINING 101 – Go to Your Place Command

A well trained dog is essential for their safety but also for the comfort  and safety of friends and family.  The “Go to Your Place” command prevents your dog from jumping on visitors or charging out the door. This command means that …
Reindeer grazing in the mountains of Norway

Are Santa’s Reindeer All Girls?

One Christmas Eve in the early 60’s, I peered out my bedroom window waiting for a break in the clouds. I was worried that snow might prevent the arrival of Santa’s sleigh. To this day I swear I saw a streak in …
Mickey, a rescued cougar with a blue ball

Mickey’s New Life at Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world entirely devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for abused and abandoned exotic cats. Located in Tampa, Big Cat Rescue is home to more than 80 big cats. The …
Goldfish in Bowl on blue background

Why Are Fish Bowls Still So Popular?

For Thanksgiving this year my family travelled to Philadelphia to spend the holiday with my sister’s fiancé and his family. My sister lives in Pittsburgh but has been staying with her fiancé in New York for the past few weeks while preparing …
Dog looking at rat on stack of books

Book Review: A Dog’s Purpose

I have often pondered the unfairness of some dogs living in luxury while others must endure lives as forgotten strays, or worse, as test animals or food. Although A Dog’s Purpose shows the various circumstances of human life through a dog’s perspective, …
Dog Camping in RV Park

Go RV-ing and Take the Pets Along

Several years ago as we sped along the highway, I noticed a dog peering out from one of the windows of a large, passing RV. I turned to my husband and said, “Would you ever consider getting an RV so that we …