Finding Hope Through Writing About Loss

Have you ever lost an animal companion so suddenly and unexpectedly that you struggled to come to terms with it for weeks, months, or even years? If you follow this blog, chances are you view your pets as part of the family, just like I do. I'd like to tell you about my experience of healing …

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Emotional Eating In Animals

Jack Sprat he loved no fat, and his wife she lov’d no lean: And yet betwixt them both, they lick’t the platters clean. English Proverb (1670) The American waistline isn't the only thing that's a growing problem.  Companion animals are packing on the pounds as well.   Studies show that up to 60 percent of companion …

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National Hug Your Hound Day!

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” ― Dean Koontz, False Memory Did you know that there is a national day to hug your hound?   Well today is the day! However, if you live with a beloved …

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A Life Less Complicated

We all want things that make our lives easier.  We like easy.  We like simplicity.  I recently discovered something that made my life and the lives of four animals easier and less complicated.  This new 'thing' came in the guise of something that I used to laugh at.  I would see this item and think …

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Ladder of Aggression

The Ladder of Aggression:  What every dog guardian needs to know Do you know the subtle signals that dogs give when they are stressed?  Did you know that if you don't help your dog, they can escalate? Here's a great way to see how your dog's behavior can escalate into aggression.  Think of a ladder …

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Frisky, Fit Felines!

Do any of your feline family members have a little too much squish underneath all that fur?  Does he or she not get enough exercise?  Would you like to see them trim down a bit?  Well, a clever ad agency recently released a comical commercial featuring cats performing aerobic exercises called "Work It Kitty!" in …

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Life with Your Animal Companion, Improved

If you read one thing today, this would be the one to read.  Why? Well, this is something that you don't want to miss out on and it's actually pretty amazing. Today is the last day to access the FREE replays in our Here We Grow Again – Natural and Holistic Pet Care series! This …

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Hacking Hairballs!

April 2013 Hairballs Are No Laughing Matter 😉 Yesterday was National Hairball Awareness Day, so The Moustache Cats want you to become aware of how uncomfortable hairballs are.And how much better it is for loose fur to be a moustache than a hairball. 😉 If you share a home with a cat, you probably find …

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