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

Furry Friday: Say WHAT? Silent Communication R Us

This past week has been a strain–on my emotions and my communications. I’ve over-used and abused my voice, and the strain showed up last Thursday and 7 days later has only slightly recovered. About the same time our landline telephone … Continue reading

Furry Friday: Channeling Your Inner Fur-Kid

Pet writers also write to make a difference, and sometimes manage to save¬†lives. After reading several cat-egories to judge a recent CWA contest of outstanding work, this hits home with me in a big way. Cat Writers Association members as … Continue reading

Woof Wednesday: Translating Animal-Speak, There’s An Ap for That

About a week ago the Woof Wednesday featured a bunch of information about translating dogma and what all the woofs, wags and growls mean. Imagine my embarrassment to discover we don’t need any of that anymore. Want to understand donkey-talk? … Continue reading

Woof Wednesday: Say WHAT?

Dogs really have done it to themselves. They’ve become so loveable, and so attentive and willing to please, that humans begin assuming they’re just tiny ‘people’ in fur coats. (Never mind that’s incredibly politically incorrect and offensive…) Hey, I’m guilty, … Continue reading