Holly Eying the Cat Box

Cat Box Chronicles

For those of you with multiple cats, cat box decorum can be a daunting task. I find it endlessly fascinating for some reason. Maybe I need to get a life, or perhaps pose the question on Facebook. We have several cat boxes available for our three cats, but for some reason, our cats seem to

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Cats on the bed

Cats in the bedroom-What’s an owner to do?

We have three cats in our household. Since I like animals better than people, if I had my way, I’d probably have about 12-15 of them, assuming someone else managed the cat box and kibble chores, so I could kick-back and just enjoy the zoo of activity. But that’s not going to happen. I’m in

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Lexi on pet medications after Surgery

Save on pet medications at Costco Pharmacy

Like our children when our pets get sick we want the best for them. Sometimes we find that many of the pet medications needed to get our furry friends well are outrageously priced especially if purchased at your veterinarian. Even the online pet drug pharmacies are expensive. What most people do not know is that

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Saluki with Flamengo plush toy

4 Things I Learned When My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy

It never fails; emergencies with our dogs always seem to happen in the middle of the night. Most of us always hope we can wait until morning to see our vet. Not so when your dog has ingested something potentially harmful. Such was the case when Zoe, our Saluki, decided to consume her favorite toy, a

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Peaceful Pets Aquamation: A dignified eco-friendly alternative to cremation

One of the most difficult things every person faces during their lifetime is saying goodbye to a loved one. This includes our pets. Our dogs and cats hold a very special place in our hearts. For many they are our children. Discovering the appropriate aftercare services for your pet can be daunting because so many

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Toby: A blind dog’s journey

Every once in a while I come upon a story that is so inspiring and moving, it really resonates with me. Such is the case when I was visiting Ecluse Winery and met Toby, a blind dog that is the inspiration for the winery’s second label, Blind Dog Wines. It is not the wine but

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Paso Robles: A dog friendly weekend escape

San Luis Obispo County is a very pet-friendly area.  This is the first in a series of articles showing the virtues of this dog-friendly region of California.  I will begin with Paso Robles, as this was my first stop in my journey discovering fun places to visit with a dog.  My canine companion on this

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I Took My Dog to Greyhound Fest — Not Knowing It Would Be Our Last Weekend Together

The event known as Greyhound Fest in the Southern California city of Solvang had special meaning for me this year. It was the last weekend I spent with my beloved Parker, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge at age 7 on the Wednesday after the weekend event. I had planned our weekend together because I spent

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Sydney Tibetan Terrier by Cori Solomon

Sydney Was Supposed to Die — Not Win Awards at Dog Shows

This is the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which ended last night. Exhibitors find this prestigious show a great honor and privilege. Those who watch on television see some of the beautiful dogs, but there’s more to the competition and the event behind the scenes. Last year was my first visit to

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Parker, a Saluki

I Enabled My Saluki’s Midnight Rabbit Hunt — By Accident

It was time for the last walk of the evening. My husband was sprawled out on the bed, so I took on the midnight task of getting that last potty in. I strolled outside clad in my pajamas and a long heavy overcoat, thinking, “Let’s hope they do their business quickly as it’s freezing outside

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