Help Maui fire victims

August 16, 2023
I'll just cut to the chase: the gentle people of Lahaina need our help. Here are ways to help Maui fire victims and to ensure direct aid is provided to those in...

Put a little love in your heart

July 26, 2023
How about putting a little love in your heart today? I've got a treat for you--a selection of adorable photos of our two little loves, Cutie and Benji. Come along...

Can you afford a pet?

August 2, 2022
I've been in animal rescue, fostered and I have had pets of my own, usually rescue pets, since 1973. Cats and dogs. I love them all. They add so much to our lives, don't...

You’d be barking at the moon, too, if you were a dog!

January 20, 2022
Fellow dog lovers who love heartwarming tales (and tails!), this post is for YOU!   Reasons you want to read this book: Your dog has been seen barking at the...

4 things savvy parents teach their kids

May 23, 2019
So. I don't have kids. That gives me a view that parents simply do not have. I know, you'll probably say it's an unrealistic view and I get it. I do. Even though I don't...

DIY dry dog shampoo

November 30, 2017
Riley is my little Pigpen, always getting into something. Two days after his grooming, the white part of his fur is already grey. And since he hates the bath, and fights...

Riley recommends: your pet and July 4

June 16, 2017
If you've got a dog or a cat, it's time to start thinking about July 4, because many, many dogs have terrible anxiety and fear over the sound of fireworks. Riley has...

Cannabis: Rx for dogs

March 21, 2017
If you visit here regularly, you know I'm a believer in the science that shows cannabis is good medicine. It seems odd to refer to  science as having "believers," as if...

Find it!

February 21, 2017
Nose work for dogs is a team sport. No, the dogs aren't a team--you and your dog together are a team. And the biggest lesson for most handlers is to "trust your...

Better than sex (almost)

January 18, 2017
A great shampoo I'm not sure I like anything better than a great shampoo. I once had a stylist with long, strong fingers with which she massaged and scrubbed my scalp...

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