Cat in a box

Mew-ving South

My cats (Nora and Ida) and I are finally starting to feel relaxed and settled after a long month of packing, sorting, and cleaning that ended in a 600-mile road trip to our new home in North Carolina. As a cat writer, …
Chug, a.k.a., Pugwawa

Discovering the Chug

Sometimes in my readings I will come across a breed of dog with which I am unfamiliar and I am compelled to find out more about it. Such is the case with the lovable little Chug. The Chug—also known as a Pugwawa—is …
Old Golden Retriever

Pet Pain Relief

The availability of pain medicines for humans in our society has stimulated more awareness of pain management options for our animal companions, especially after surgical procedures or an injury. How does a human know that an animal is experiencing pain? Dogs and …
Oliver

Becoming Whole

In the 1940’s a little boy had a dog—a large Chow named Lucky. The boy and dog went everywhere together. Lucky was protector and friend. At ten years of age, Lucky ran across the front yard to greet the little boy’s father …
Dog Being Toweled Off

Grooming for Better Health

  Whether your companion animal is a dog, cat, rabbit or horse, they all need to be provided with good grooming to remain healthy. Like cats, guinea pigs are fastidious cleaners, but even they need your help with daily or weekly grooming. …