Thanksgiving the Pet Writer Way: Giving Furry Thanks

It’s nearly Thanksgiving and I’m updating my annual blog. It’s time again to count my furry blessings. This year I’m thankful to be home with my family—furry and human—rather than on the bumpy road and bumpier plane. I’m thankful my … 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 cats Seren-Kitty, Karma-Kat and Magical-dog every day all year long. When I’m having a particularly hectic day, getting a purr fix, or doggy wag of … Continue reading

Dog Allergies & Soothing Itchy Dogs

Spring is the SNEEZE season for humans, complete with runny eyes and sinus issues. For dog allergies, itchy skin is the more common sign of discomfort. It’s less common, but runny eyes also may develop–and of course, my Magical-Dawg has … 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

Happy Birthday Seren! Happy Gotcha Day Karma!

A pets adoption day is a special event. Today is Seren’s 21st birthday–mee-WOW! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEREN! When a kitten was discovered asleep in a flower pot on a friend’s back porch about the first week of June, my friend called … Continue reading