10 Dog Sleeping Positions

10 Dog Sleeping Positions

10 Dog Sleeping Positions Happy Monday everyone!  I love watching Jake and Maggie sleep.  They look and feel so safe and content and I love that.  Are you like me and do you wonder what their sleeping positions actually mean?  Did you know that your dog’s sleeping...
7 Terms Every Pup Parent Should Know

7 Terms Every Pup Parent Should Know

7 Terms Every Pup Parent Should Know Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’m constantly working with Jake And Maggie to make sure they don’t forget how to heel, focus on their “recall” and to make sure they don’t act like crazy dogs out in public :-). Here are 7 Terms Every...
Cleaning With Vanilla And Lemon

Cleaning With Vanilla And Lemon

Cleaning With Vanilla And Lemon Happy Monday everyone!  In part three of my collaboration with Sweet Home Vanilla, we have put together several natural cleaning and deodorizing options using vanilla and lemon.  I’ve learned so much from talking with Amanda from...
St. Patrick’s Day Pet Safety Tips

St. Patrick’s Day Pet Safety Tips

St. Patrick’s Day Pet Safety Tips Happy Wednesday everyone!  Can you believe St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow!  I love this holiday because it is a happy one and since we adopted Jake and Maggie, we have celebrated it more.  But celebrating St. Patrick’s Day can be...
19 Winter Activities To Do With Your Dog

19 Winter Activities To Do With Your Dog

19 Winter Activities To Do With Your Dog Happy Monday everyone!!!  19 Winter activities to do with your dog.  December is almost here and that means cold blistering weather, fires burning, lights twinkling and a bored pup who wants to go outside and play!  Jake and...
How To Bathe A Cat

How To Bathe A Cat

How To Bathe A Cat Happy Friday everyone!  Did you know September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month!????  It was Wednesday, September 1st and I totally missed it but better late than never I always say.  I had my notes ready and was planning on doing a cat post...
21 Gift Ideas For Pet Lovers

21 Gift Ideas For Pet Lovers

21 Gift Ideas For Pet Lovers Happy Wednesday everyone!  I’ve been thinking of what to get the dogs for Christmas this year and it’s been decided!  Jake and Maggie are getting new doggie beds!  Of course they will be getting new toys and treats and this got me thinking...
How To Remove Pet Hair

How To Remove Pet Hair

How To Remove Pet Hair Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  If you are like me, you take your dogs everywhere with you and that means dog hair in your car. Do you allow your pets to enjoy naps on the couch? How do you remove pet hair?  It is so...
Questionnaire Results

Questionnaire Results

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I want to thank everyone for participating in my questionnaire.  I really appreciate the time you took and all of your invaluable feedback.  I’ve listened and will implement all the changes. From time to time, I will put out a few questions...
Puppy Party Ideas

Puppy Party Ideas

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Thanks for tuning in to the second part of Jake and Maggie’s birthday party.  See the first part HERE.  There was so much information and fun pictures that I couldn’t fit it all into one post.  I’ve been told I’m a...
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...
Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes? This is a re-post from March 2020 but since tax season is upon us, I thought I’d share incase some of you missed it.   This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research....
Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet Are you tired of this wintery weather and looking forward to spring?  Do you have any camping trips planned this year with you and your pet?  Before you and your BFF hit the trails, make a check list of what you need to bring.  Don’t forget any...
Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools With Jake and Maggie passing their second TDI test with Thomas as their handler, we can now all volunteer together.  I’m so excited because Jake and Maggie are signed up to do some reading classes for the children at two local...
Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you stay on track and become what you always wanted or did you veer off choosing another profession?  I wanted to be a veterinarian but as time went on, I changed my mind and went into business....
How The Pet Industry Has Grown

How The Pet Industry Has Grown

With the pet industry exploding in growth opportunities, I thought I would put together some statistics on pet ownership, cost per month, and how advanced we have come in our thinking about the quality of food, treats, care, services, and technology.  We are now...
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...
TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I’ve been talking about it so much) and here I go again…it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!...
Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don’t think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don’t think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or...
Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray’s STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her...
Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap...