Flying with Pets

The ins and outs of flying with pets

Several years ago I wrote an article about flying with dogs. Since that time there have been many changes to the rules and regulations for flying with pets especially if they fly in cargo. Recently I tried helping a friend arrange travel for her Saluki to Los Angeles. The trip never occurred because of the

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French Rosé Wine

Enjoying French Rosé Wine

There is something about a French Rosé Wine that speaks of France. In most cases, they are different than Spanish or American Rosés. Often the Rosés are lighter in color especially the ones for Côtes de Provence. The aromas are also unique to the region, especially the Côtes de Provence, known for their distinct aromas

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Good Pinot Noir

Good Pinot Noir for summer pleasure

When thinking of reds to enjoy during a summertime dinner, my go-to red is Pinot Noir. Typically Pinot Noir is not as substantial as other red varieties. Good Pinot Noir can be very versatile. Here are two wines that one should consider this summer. First, let’s go to the Anderson Valley and discover Domaine Anderson

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CWA Award

The Gift: The story of a cat Rescue – CWA Award Winner

I am honored, my article won the 2017 Kari Winters Rescue and Rehabilitation Award at the Cat Writers Association writing competition. This CWA award was sponsored by Tica, The International Cat Association, Inc. The article called The Gift: The story of a cat rescue retells my experience rescuing cats after my sister passed away. From

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Oregon Winery St Innocent Wines

Oregon Winery St Innocent Explores the Subtle Demeanor of Pinot Noir

It is hard for me to turn down a wine tasting event so when fellow wine writer Annette Rau Solomon asked me to her home for dinner with Mark Vlossak of St Innocent Winery, I immediately accepted the invitation to discover an Oregon winery. Since that time I have visited the winery. St Innocent Winery

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Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

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Father's Day Wines - Domaine Bousquet Malbec and Chardonnay

Five Wines to enhance Father’s Day

When I think of Father’s Day, I think of an afternoon early evening Barbecue, maybe hamburgers, grilled chicken or a nice juicy steak. As I think about the ideal wine to pair with this cuisine, my thoughts lean towards more hearty red wines. Here are some Father’s Day wine suggestions. Father’s Day Red Wine The

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Ami, My Saluki with Gone Bad Breath Chewable Tablets

Dog Gone Breath: A remedy for a dog with bad breath

When a dog has bad breath, you have to wonder what is going on. Is it normal or could there be a medical condition causing the problem? Typically when a dog has halitosis, it is caused by something happening in their mouth, maybe periodontal or tooth related. The gut can also cause bad breath, usually

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National Rosé Day Wines

National Rosé Day: Honoring the Marvels of Rosé

Today is National Rosé Day and the perfect day to celebrate those ever so popular pink wines that are currently the fad. Today more and more wineries are creating Rosés. This pink wine is very diversified, whether a blend of varietals or a single variety. National Rosé Day came into being after submission by Bodvár

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Cracking Croatian Wine

Croatian Wine: Exploring Croatia’s Indigenous Grapes

A trip to New York City allowed me to experience Croatian Wine and discover many of the indigenous grapes that make this wine region unique. During the Wines of Croatia tasting, I attended two masterclasses, Cracking Croatian Wine, given by Exotic Wine Travel and Croatian Hall of Fame Wines with Cliff Rames. Croatia boasts some

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