How To Treat Dog Lice

How To Treat Dog Lice

How To Treat Dog Lice Happy Wednesday everyone!  As promised, today’s post is a continuation of Monday’s “What Are Dog Lice?.  There was a wealth of information out there about doggie lice and to put it all into one post would have been a lot.  I’m hoping my posts can...
What Are Dog Lice?

What Are Dog Lice?

What Are Dog Lice? Happy Monday everyone!  It’s funny how conversations can bring up new ideas for blog posts and this one comes from talks about head lice which made me wonder if dogs can get lice?  Lice on dogs are not the most common infestation, but it can happen....
Developing Trust And A Routine

Developing Trust And A Routine

Developing Trust And A Routine Happy Wednesday everyone!  Developing Trust and A Routine!  We all want that in our lives and as I said in my last post, animals are just like humans which means they want trust too.  Animals learn to love and protect as soon as they are...
Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets

Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets

Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets Happy Monday everyone!  Spring is here, the weather is beautiful, our garden is growing, and we are leaving on Friday for vacation!  I had a totally different post planned but decided on this “Fun Facts About Animals; Our...
Pet Safe Paint

Pet Safe Paint

Pet Safe Paint Happy Monday everyone!  Who is ready for home projects?  We are and we are checking items off our “to-do” list!!  Pet Safe Paint…Spring is here and we are working on getting our home projects done which means painting and more...
Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer

Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer

Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer Happy Monday everyone!  The weather was so beautiful this weekend and perfect for playing frisbee with Jake and Maggie.  I noticed they are a bit slower this spring than last and I think it’s due to putting on a few pounds so I’ve...
When To Spay And Neuter Your Pet

When To Spay And Neuter Your Pet

When To Spay And Neuter Your Pet Happy Wednesday everyone!  I was looking at Jake and Maggie today and thinking that in June they will be four years old.  I remember asking the vet when was the earliest I could get them fixed as they were brother and sister, as well...
What Does The Color Of Your Dogs Gums Mean?

What Does The Color Of Your Dogs Gums Mean?

What Does The Color Of Your Dogs Gums Mean? Happy Wednesday everyone!  Are you coming down from your sugar high after this Valentine’s Day weekend?  Speaking of sugar, Jake and Maggie got some fun treats to eat this Valentine’s Day and it got me thinking...
Is Valentine’s Day Toxic To Your Pet?

Is Valentine’s Day Toxic To Your Pet?

Is Valentine’s Day Toxic To Your Pet? Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend.  Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holidays but I since the pups came along, I really enjoy getting them a gift or two.  This...
What Is A Titer Test?

What Is A Titer Test?

What Is A Titer Test? Titer Testing: What It Is and Why You Should Consider It. Does your dog really need to be vaccinated? There are many benefits to vaccination. Vaccinating animals protects not only the individual pet receiving the vaccine, but the greater...
Shedding/Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Shedding/Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Shedding/Non-Shedding Dog Breeds Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  One of the big decisions in getting a dog is what breed of dog to get and in that decision comes what kind of dog to get based on how much they shed!  This has never really bothered me but I do know people...
Why Do Dogs Like To Roll In The Snow?

Why Do Dogs Like To Roll In The Snow?

Why Do Dogs Like To Roll In The Snow? Happy Monday everyone!  We had snow again this weekend and it was beautiful.  Jake and Maggie loved it!  We played frisbee, they rolled around, sniffed and made tunnels with their noses in the snow.  Why do dogs like to roll in...
Sportmix Pet Food Recall

Sportmix Pet Food Recall

Sportmix Pet Food Recall FDA ALERT – ANYONE FEEDING THEIR PET SPORTMIX PET FOOD SHOULD READ THIS!  MORE THAN 70 PETS DIE OF HIGH LEVELS OF AFLATOXIN IN PET FOOD! The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is alerting pet parents and veterinary professionals about a...
January 2021 Pet Holidays

January 2021 Pet Holidays

January 2021 Pet Holidays Happy Wednesday everyone!  January 2021 is here with pet day holidays and month long pet celebrations.  If you are like me, you have put away your holiday decor and are making your resolutions and plans for the new year and that includes...
Why Do Dogs Smell When Wet?

Why Do Dogs Smell When Wet?

Why Do Dogs Smell When Wet? Happy Monday everyone!  This month has been packed full of holiday posts and I wanted to get back to the dogs today.  We had a beautiful white snowy Christmas.  The snow fell like crystals across the yard leaving a glistening white blanket....
What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dogs?

What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dogs?

What Is Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dogs? Happy Monday everyone!  I’ve talked many times before about my Instagram account @twoadorablelabs and follow many rescue organizations who take in sick and unwanted animals.  Many with Cerebellar Hypoplasia.  I have never seen...
Are Cats Lactose Intolerant?

Are Cats Lactose Intolerant?

Are Cats Lactose Intolerant? Are cats Lactose Intolerant?  We visualize a cat drinking from a saucer of milk, contently walking away to lay in the sun but is this really good for them?  Experts tell what Lactose means and how it affects kittens into adulthood....
MRSA – The Hidden Threat To Your Pet

MRSA – The Hidden Threat To Your Pet

MRSA – The Hidden Threat To Your Pet Happy Monday everyone!!!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I got a call over the weekend from a friend whose dog had surgery and developed an infection on her leg.  The vet determined she had a doggie form of MRSA!...
Is Secondhand Smoke Dangerous For Your Pet?

Is Secondhand Smoke Dangerous For Your Pet?

Is Secondhand Smoke Dangerous For Your Pet? November 20 is National Stop Smoking Day. We have all heard about the detrimental effects of second hand smoke on people. But, have you taken the time to think about its effects on our pets? Are you a smoker?  Did you know...
Dental Hygiene For Your Cat

Dental Hygiene For Your Cat

Dental Hygiene For Your Cat Happy Monday everyone!  I had a totally different post planned for today about all of the accomplishments Two Adorable Labs (TAL) has made over the last year!  2020 has been a busy one with a new website, marketing material, online store,...
Benefits Of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin

Benefits Of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin

Benefits Of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin Happy Monday everyone!  With October almost over and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been searching Pinterest for baking ideas using pumpkin!  Looking back over my homemade dog treat recipes and posting the Puppy...
What’s The Perfect Dog Poop?

What’s The Perfect Dog Poop?

What’s The Perfect Dog Poop? Happy Monday everyone!  Are we taking about dog poop today?  Yes, we are!  I know it’s not the most attractive topic but it is something that we all should be aware of.  What’s the perfect dog poop?  Do you look at your dog’s fecal...
Ways To Save On Pet Expenses

Ways To Save On Pet Expenses

Ways To Save On Pet Expenses Happy Monday everyone!!  We got a delivery on Saturday from SmartyPaws Vitamins for the dogs, see previous post (HERE) and I said to Thomas, between their insurance (HERE), organic food, organic treats, vitamins and probiotics, I need to...
Can Dogs Eat Gelatin?

Can Dogs Eat Gelatin?

Can Dogs Eat Gelatin? Happy Monday everyone!  I normally create a new homemade treat to post on Fridays but today I’m going to show you something really neat…watermelon flavored ice cream mix for dogs made by Pooch Creamery!  It is made with whole milk...
Three Ways Cats Communicate

Three Ways Cats Communicate

Three Ways Cats Communicate Happy Monday everyone!  Can you believe it’s the end of August!!! I wanted to enjoy the last weekend of August but instead I was in the kitchen all weekend baking and cooking for my cookbook.  You guys, I made some delicious dishes and...
Why Waggle?

Why Waggle?

Why Waggle? Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week. We have all heard the sad stories of someone having to put their beloved pet down because they simply could not afford the medical costs.  I’ve talked about pet insurance before “How To...
Why Wagmo?

Why Wagmo?

Why Wagmo? Happy Monday everyone!  I watch Jake and Maggie like a hawk and noticed that Maggie was picking up weight which surprised me.  Every day we play frisbee outside and she runs like a bullet plus she is active in the house.  Her eating habits have not changed...
Why Do Dogs And Cats Lick Us?

Why Do Dogs And Cats Lick Us?

Why Do Dogs And Cats Lick Us? Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I wrote this post because I have two sweet labs who love to lick me but I call it “giving kisses”!  As I type this, Jake is laying next to me giving me kisses on my leg....
Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Can Dogs Eat Honey?

Can Dogs Eat Honey? Happy Monday everyone!  Over the weekend, Jake woke us up at 2:30 am Saturday morning coughing and gagging as if he had kennel cough.  I recently put him on Apoquel for his allergies and gave him one pill which calmed him down.  I called our vet...
Can Dogs Get Dry Skin From Chlorinated Water?

Can Dogs Get Dry Skin From Chlorinated Water?

Can Dogs Get Dry Skin From Chlorinated Water? I recently took Jake and Maggie to swim in my sister’s pool and two days later, I noticed dry skin and dandruff on Jake and then Maggie.  This prompted me to do some research as I did not think about the chlorinated water...
Is Weed And Feed Toxic To Dogs And Cats?

Is Weed And Feed Toxic To Dogs And Cats?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Hope you are all having a great week so far!  Today I’d like to talk about weed and feed for lawns.  Yes, I know…might be boring but so important.  Have you ever stood back and compared your lawn to your neighbors?  I admit that I have.  Our...
Mushroom Poisoning In Dogs And Cats

Mushroom Poisoning In Dogs And Cats

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th weekend.   Today’s post was very easy to come up with because I’ve received several suggestions on blog ideas and poisonous mushrooms was one of them.  Last year we had a problem with mushroom beds...
Castor Bean Plant Toxic To Dogs

Castor Bean Plant Toxic To Dogs

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Thomas and I spent the last week and weekend checking off our to-do list.  We weeded, planted, mulched, pressure washed, stained, cleaned, and played with the pups.  Although I am talking about a...
Can Dogs Get Skin Cancer?

Can Dogs Get Skin Cancer?

Can dogs get skin cancer?  The answer is yes!  As with humans, sun exposure is a factor in dog skin cancers. Even though most pups are covered in hair, the sun can still penetrate through the coat and cause damage to sparsely protected areas like the nose and ears....
Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

Is Parsley Good For Dogs?

I’ve been talking about starting my own (in-house) herb garden for a while now and I finally did it!  Honestly, I was nervous but I have no idea why because there is nothing to it but buying your containers, purchasing your desired herb packets and following the...
How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

How To Protect Your Dog From Venomous Snakes

Did you know that in the US about 90 percent of snakebites occur between April and October?  What to do if your pet has been bitten and how to prevent a snake bite. Stay away from high grassy areas, leaf piles, rocks, caverns; any place that you would know a snake...
What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Dogs And Cats?

Dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM occurs in cats where it is associated with a nutritional deficiency.  Dilated cardiomyopathy is one of the most common heart diseases in dogs, according to the Pet Health Network. With DCM, heart muscles degenerate and wear thin. Thinner...
Air Filters And Pet Dander

Air Filters And Pet Dander

Spring is finally here!  It has been a chilly one and it hasn’t stopped my allergies from knocking me off my feet!!  I’m glad Jake and Maggie have such thick healthy coats to protect them but I’ve noticed as spring moves forward, they are shedding a bit more.  The...
What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

What Is A Sebaceous Cyst?

Last week I found a small cyst on Maggie’s back in between her shoulder blades which was about the size of a dime?  I made an appointment to see our vet and he explained it was a pimple that would keep getting bigger and eventually rupture. It had to come out.  What...
Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

Easter Egg Hunt With Jake And Maggie

I’m hoping that Easter Sunday brought you joy and happiness.  It is a crazy time so I wanted to make it fun for the dogs and us.  It rained for a short period but nothing was going to stop me from holding our Easter Egg Hunt for the pups.  We worked in the yard...
Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist

Do Not Adopt Blacklist I’ve been trying to keep my blog posts positive and upbeat during this stressful and unknown time in our lives dealing with the Coronavirus but I’m haunted by something that has led me to this point.  I made some phone calls last week and think...
Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples?

Can Dogs Get Pimples? Did you know that dogs can get acne just as people do?  Have you ever seen a dog with white and red pimples around their mouth?  When I adopted my old dog Bear years ago from the shelter, he was around 1 year old and I noticed tiny bumps around...
What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm?

What Is Biofilm? Have you ever picked up your dog’s water bowl and dishes and felt a slimy substance on your fingertips?  That is called Biofilm.  A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms (for example, some types of bacteria) adhere to the surface of some object in...
Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space? Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don’t think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of...
Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? Part 2 Are you dying to know what the majority vote is on whether dogs should be allowed in grocery stores?  See my post from Wednesday HERE.  I promised I would reveal the answer and weigh in on my thoughts as well.   A...
Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores?

Should Dogs Be Allowed In Grocery Stores? I was in our local JoAnn Fabrics Store the other day and noticed the “Pets Allowed” sign on the door as I was checking out.  I expressed my excitement to the cashier but noticed the side eye from the lady next to me.  My next...
Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020

Pet Honored Holidays For March 2020 Yesterday, Sunday, March 8th was International Women’s Day!  International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to...
What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs?

What Is A Reverse Sneeze In Dogs? Have you ever heard of a dog reverse sneezing?  I never did until years ago when I witnessed our dog Bear doing something very odd that seemed uncomfortable for him.  I quickly made a vet appointment only to find out he was having a...
What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping? Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup...
Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel?

Dying Your Dog’s Fur; Cute or Cruel? Thomas and I went into town this weekend for lunch and the Pittsburgh Auto Show at the David Lawrence Convention Center.  If you have never been to a car show, I think it is something fun to try especially if you are in the...
What Is Hydrocephalus?

What Is Hydrocephalus?

What is Hydrocephalus in dogs and cats?  I have an instagram account full of adorable dogs that make me smile.  I also follow organizations that take in dogs with disabilities, put them into foster care to be cared for until they find them forever homes.  I am friends...
When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

When To Make The Decision To Euthanize Your Pet

I don’t always have a topic in mind when I sit down to write a blog post.  Sometimes I refer back to my notes that I keep on blog post ideas and sometimes, they arrive to me out of the blue.  Today is one of them.  I was walking through Walmart this morning with my...
Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

Aujeszky’s Disease In Dogs

I recently noticed that Jake’s left ear was red and swollen and after a trip to the vet, he has the start of an ear infection and some yeast was showing during the swab test.  During Jake’s visit, I had a conversation with my vet about what I was feeding the dogs and...
Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

Why You Should Never Buy From A Puppy Mill

My neighbor in Missouri had the most adorable little Shih Tzu I had ever seen.  He had this quirky look with a droopy left eye and the sweetest personality.  I never asked what was wrong with his face but when she proceeded to tell me where she adopted him and what...
What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What Does Tethering Of Dogs Mean?

What does “Chaining” or “Tethering” of dogs mean? The term refers to the practice of fastening a dog to a stationary object or stake, usually in the owners backyard, as a means of keeping the animal under control.  These terms do not refer to the periods when an...
The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

The Breakdown And Dysfunction Of An Animals Mind

Rene’ Descartes, the 17th century philosopher and mathematician once quotes that animals were not so much organisms but machines, biological devices with no more awareness than a clock.  “Animals eat without pleasure, cry without pain; growing without knowing it....
How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance

How To Find Pet Insurance It’s been an amazing year and I’m so looking forward to what 2020 will bring!  I was so excited when the mail came the other day and we received Jake and Maggie’s TDI certifications.  Jake and Maggie are on their way to doing great things and...
Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

Health Risks Of Sleeping With Your Pet

How many of you sleep with your dog? Thomas and I sleep with Jake and Maggie every night and honestly, I love it!!! Jake and Maggie have two different sleeping styles with Maggie curling up into a ball at the bottom of the bed and Jake literally sharing a pillow with...
Puppy Paws Coffee Company

Puppy Paws Coffee Company

The weekend is almost over and we are winding down on our “to do” list.  Thomas got some Christmas shopping done this morning while I set both the kitchen and dining room tables with out holiday dishes from Pioneer Woman and 222 Fifth.  I’ll be...
Noise Anxiety In Dogs

Noise Anxiety In Dogs

I was prompted to do more research on this topic because I am the dog mom who wants to coddle and console the dogs every time they get afraid. Thomas is the dog dad who says…let them go because they will think something is wrong and keep being afraid. I researched the...
Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

My Question and Answer yesterday sparked some interest with readers on another subject “Do Dogs Dream” and so I thought I’d put together another Q & A!  I’ve always believed that animals dream just like we do.  I’ve also believed that...
Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

Signs Of Dementia In Dogs

This time of year, there are so many animals sitting in shelters.  It breaks my heart because so many of us want the puppy, the younger dog, because they are healthier, less trips to the vet, less maintenance, but what about those senior dogs waiting for their forever...
Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

Prevent Animal Cruelty Act (PACT) Signed

I played a tiny part in helping to push a petition into federal law by signing Sidney’s petition “Pass The Preventing Animal Cruelty (PACT) Act” on Change.org!!!  Good news…Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed the first ever U.S. federal legislation to...
Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

Is CBD Oil Safe For Your Pet?

I have been hearing so much about CBD Oil lately and sat down today to do some research on the benefits of giving it to your dog.  I have never tried it nor have I ever given CBD Oil to my dogs but after reading all the good things it can possibly do for your pet, I...
Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Health Risks Associated With Dogs Eating Poop

Thomas and I recently had a conversation with a friend about why dogs eat their own or other dog’s fecal matter and the risks involved.  Yes, we were talking about dog poop with a friend but that’s ok because he is not a dog owner and we were able to educate him just...
Can dogs eat turkey?

Can dogs eat turkey?

With Thanksgiving being next week, we are all busy grocery shopping and making plans for turkey day.  If you are like me and my family, our pets are a big part of our holiday celebration and we love to give them a little holiday treat.  Jake and Maggie do not get...
How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...
A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...
The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn’t wait for this post because I’m so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their...
Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

Decoding Your Pet’s Body Language

It’s not always easy to know what our dogs are telling us. For those of us who have been around animals all our lives, we have a pretty good idea by their wagging tails, growls, licks, shaking, etc. but do we really??? We often don’t realize that “they” understand...
Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

I’ve been searching for a organic multivitamin for Jake and Maggie that would cover all that I was looking for plus not make them sick.  I also wanted Dental Sticks that were organic and was so excited to see that Chewy.com had what I was looking for.  When I...
What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather? This is a re-post and update to What Is Vegan Leather? and my related blog post What Does Cruelty Free Mean? I was recently contacted by Greg McFarlane, Director of Vegan Australia, about my inaccurate information pertaining to the meaning of...
What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us...
Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today’s post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state...
Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say “YES” without a doubt…YES!  If you type “fat dog pic” into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be...
Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie’s shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and...
Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I’ve had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide...
Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so...
Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...
Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The...
Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas’ family’s house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.    ...
What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up...
Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog….why?…because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can....
National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day!!!  First I have to apologize because I totally missed today being National Dog Day and did not blog about it.  I follow a dog mom and blogger called “Home Is Where The Boat Is” and when I opened up her email and blog post,...
Misty Pines Dog Park

Misty Pines Dog Park

I recently had a birthday and always joke that the entire month of August is my birthday.  Since that’s the case, Thomas asked what I wanted to do this weekend and I said… spend the day with the dogs.  I suggested a fun-filled day of going to Misty Pines...
Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their...
Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of “What I’m Loving” but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on....
Airport Therapy Dog Programs

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

​It’s been a minute since I posted about Jake and Maggie passing their Canine Good Citizenship training (here and here) all because I wanted them to participate in the PitPaws program at the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I want them both to become Therapy Dogs...
Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is...
Horse Ownership

Horse Ownership

I typically blog about dog related topics but today I want to give you some insight into the equestrian world.  One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my parents bought me my first horse.  We found Sparky and so my love for horses began.  My father...
Dogs and Raccoons

Dogs and Raccoons

In my last post on Dogs and Armadillos, I promised I would talk about how to prevent raccoons on your property and what to do should your dog decide to go after one.  Here is something I did not know…raccoons will go after a cat to kill it just for sport.  A...
Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play “tricks” which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying…”Do you want to play tricks?”  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats...