Thanksgiving Tips for Busy Families (plus silly bloopers)

Hocus Pocus smacking her lips anticipating a tasty treat Are You Ready? Thanksgiving is almost here in the U.S.  Some dread it; some can't wait. We keep it low key, so I am grateful for that.  Heck, we don't even have a dining room table since the move, so this year should be interesting.  Regardless …

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The Never Ending (Moving) Story

“When efforts that are wisely executed, the situation and condition don't affect the performance.” ― A.Patel We have arrived in California!  Finally.  1.1 humans, 3.0 felines, 0.1 canine, 0.0.8 plants, and 0.0.2 vehicles  made it safely from the east coast to the west coast!  It only took us a MONTH to move out of our …

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Don’t Wait. It may be too late.

 Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.― Voltaire Two of our friends died suddenly and tragically on Mother’s Day.  It has been a shock to everyone who knew them.  They left behind countless friends and family, and their beloved rescued canine companion. We are all mourning …

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From Cat-Nappings to Trusted Travels!

How to Transform Trips to the Vet from Cat-Nappings to Trusted Travels!

Oh My Word! Baby Birds!

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. - His Holiness The Dalai Lama We recently moved into a new home. As with most moves, there are circumstances that you cannot …

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Provide Comfort When They Are Afraid.

May 2014 May 2014 Have the Memorial Day weekend fireworks and celebrations started in your neighborhood yet?  They started here several nights ago, and none of the animals were pleased, to say the least.  As their guardian, it’s my job to take the time to help them cope with the onslaught of noise, and change …

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Fortify the barriers! Be proactive instead of reactive!

Today's tip for ‪#‎NationalDogBitePrevention‬ Week:  Be proactive instead of reactive! If you are expecting a certified letter or a package to be delivered to your front door, place your dog(s) in a separate room, and securely close that door before you open your front door. Dogs have been known to break through screen doors and even plate-glass …

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Education Is Prevention.

Education is the key to many things, including safety and wellbeing in our homes.   This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  It's the perfect time to reflect on how we can better understand our canine companions, educate and guide children of all ages, and share what we have learned over the years with …

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