Happy Birthday Seren! Happy Gotcha Day Karma!

A pet adoption day is a special event. Six years ago yesterday, Karma-Kat arrived, the day before Seren-Kitty’s birthday. Seren would have been 23 years old today! And today it’s also BRAVO-DAWG’s birthday! He’s two years young. So I’m re-running … Continue reading

Can My Pet Make Me Sick? Common Diseases You Can Catch From Cats, Dogs, & Critters

Modern headlines scream warnings about the latest animal-to-people diseases including SARS, bird flu, and most recently, a coronavirus outbreak suspected to jump species from snakes, originating in China. Technically termed zoonosis, such diseases not only make animals sick but are … Continue reading

New Year Pet Goals–with Commentary from Amy Shojai for 2020

Each year, rather than making New Year’s resolutions, I plan for goals—and hope that the journey along the way proves equally rewarding. Rather than say, “lose weight” I instead want to strive for good health. To that end, the past … Continue reading

Does My Cat Hate Me? Improve Behavior, Boost Health, and Mend Your Bond with Environmental Enrichment

So the title is somewhat tongue-in-furry-cheek, but at times a cat’s behavior may make us ask DOES MY CAT HATE ME? Of course, the answer is NO. But it’s still important for us to understand why cats might ACT as … Continue reading