Celebrating Old Dogs: What Is Old?

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month and I’ve already posted about celebrating old cats. It’s time to give equal time to old dogs. I’ve written about how to care for an elderly dog before, but this post addresses how … Continue reading

Take Your Dog (And Cat) to Work Day!

I’m incredibly fortunate that I get to share my office space every day with my pets. At my house, every day is take your pets to work day. Karma-Kat and the new puppy Bravo-Boy inspire my pet-writing dream. When I’m … Continue reading

How To Give Pets As Gifts

The professionals used to say that the holidays were a TERRIBLE time to get a new pet–that impulse adoptions could leave the cat or dog without a home after the cute-holiday-thrills wore off. More recently, though, the ASPCA conducted some … Continue reading

5 Kinds of Dog Aggression: #GetTough on Dog Fighting

April 8th is DOG FIGHTING AWARENESS DAY, and I’ve written about dog aggression and this event before. It’s a good time to review the 5 common kinds of dog aggression and what to do. According to the ASPCA, dog fighting … Continue reading

Have You Howled Today? Why Dogs Howl & What it Means

Do your dogs howl? Lately, Magical-Dawg has begun howling more often. For northern breeds, dog howling comes very naturally, but for my aging German Shepherd, his howls are more unusual. Oh, he’s always howled when I sing certain notes (everyone’s a … Continue reading