During the month of October, the American Humane Association encourages the adoption of shelter dogs. This organization suggests that bringing one of these fuzzy-faced companions into your life will benefit you, as well as the canine! For example, you’ll gain a best friend and a tail-wagging giver of unconditional love.
My child recently approached me about getting another pet. Before embarking on anything new, it's always best to research all the possibilities. So, we went directly to the online catalog and requested several books about the care of lizards. When the books arrived, she spent quite a bit of time reading them from cover to cover, trying her best to convince me that reptiles made great pets. After numerous trips to the pet store and other bargaining, the lizard and all the necessary supplies have found their way into my home.
I adore my mutt, Truman. He wormed his way into my heart at the animal shelter those many moons ago when he fell asleep in my lap. As my breath caught and butterflies swirled in my tummy, I knew he was the perfect dog for me. What I didn't catch was him sleeping with one eye open, as he plotted his escape from the facility. He waited until the i's were dotted and ink dry on our adoption before revealing what a crazy man he truly was. In the first year, he destroyed our books, tinkled on my husband’s homework (that was funny!), and conditioned us to sleepless nights. What a joy!
Maybe, the right pet for you is the pet you want to pick up and cuddle – and in spite of your overindulgent squeezes, that particular pet clings to your warmth and falls into your eyes with a devotion that will last forever-after-more.
Show your pet you care for their health today by preparing them a home-cooked meal! With all the pet food recalls and contamination concerns, this day focuses on pet nutrition and encourages people to make sure their pets are properly fed.
Not only did I have all the yummy food, holiday spirit, and time spent with family to look forward to this Thanksgiving weekend, but I also had the anticipation of picking up my new puppy. I’ve been waiting several weeks for her to be old enough to leave her mom and other siblings to come live with me at my house, and the day has finally come: tomorrow!
Dogs can make wonderful gifts, but unlike material gifts, they aren't as easy to return if the fit isn't right. Make sure the new owner is ready to make a commitment for the dogs lifetime, and is prepared for the responsibilities involved in having a new family member.
Watch out Dewey the Cat. This is Eddie the Library Dog. He was found near the library last year. His fur was matted, he was skinny from being on the street for a few days, but he was full of love and affection. Quite frankly, it was love at first sight for me.
My husband and I love to go camping. We usually start planning on where we are going to go in January and February. This is because some campgrounds are so popular that they get filled up for the summer before winter even ends. When we have decided where we want to camp, I start looking for books at the library on the area.
I'm sure we've all heard about how magazines and the media are negatively affecting our body image, giving us a false sense of what is "perfect" in the looks department. Now apparently, this bad habit has carried over to other mammals as well.
You see, recently I added to my home a new baby boy. He's a bit prickly, quite literally, and is super sweet for a critter covered in spines. This is WALL-E (named after one of my favorite Pixar characters), my new hedgehog, and he's blind in one eye.