Covert Cougars!

March 2018 Hello, gorgeous! I am speaking to both you and that cougar 😉 I hope you are enjoying life, while remembering to give yourself as much unconditional love as your furry, finned, scaled, and feathered companion give to you.  In my last post I went waaaaay up into the heart, so today I am going …

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Creating Calm After the Chaos

Now that the tricks and treats of Halloween and Samhain are coming to a close, it's easy to become complacent as we wind down, but be aware: Your animal companions might still be wound up!  The endless sights, sounds, and stressors of Halloween might have deeply affected your animal companions. Hocus Pocus and the Kitty …

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Doin’ The Displacement

AUG, 2015 “Whenever you are examining someone else, you are bound to learn many interesting things of which you were not previously aware.” ―Lemony Snicket Do you have a long list of things to do, but even more reasons not to do them? I do.  We all do. We have lists of must-do today, gotta-do …

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Wanna Get to Second Base? Go Slow and Steady, Babe.

 I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have.  If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant. ― The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro Are you a patient person?  Do you take your time with things? Do you want more …

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Growls Are Better Than the Alternative

May 2015 Growls Are Good.  Let me be clearer: Growling is good when compared to not growling, and biting instead. In this post I will share with you what I have learned over the years concerning The Growl.   Why I Don't Recommend Punishing a Dog for Growling.   When a dog growls he/she is asking …

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How Much Does Your Dog Love You?

We’ve always known our dogs are good for us, but here’s a biological explanation for it beyond the fact that they make us feel good. - Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. How much do you love your dog? Does your dog love you just as much? We don’t have kids.  We have a dog.  And we love our dog. …

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Holiday Tips – Happy Homes with Happy Hounds

Thanksgiving is almost here! Christmas is right around the corner! (Just typing that out was stressful for me.) Not only can the holidays be stressful for us, but they are especially stressful for our animal companions.  Changes in our routines, the many visitors coming and going, and our stress levels can create havoc in our …

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Try Giving Instead of Taking

There is a very common myth that taking an animal’s food or toys away while they are enjoying them, will teach the animal to allow anyone to come up and take things from them.  This “technique” at best, is usually viewed as an annoyance to the animal, but at worst it can trigger or create …

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