“Where grief and celebration meet”: This end of life pet photo session will break and warm your heart
Beth pulled me aside in her veterinary practice and with tears in her eyes told me that she’d found a mass on Sawyer. It would not be long until he was gone. She wanted photos to capture his unique spirit, before he passed.
In Beth’s grief journey, she made a bucket list for Sawyer and brazenly checked every goddamn thing off of it twice. So we set to making the bucket list part of the photo celebration of his life…
How to throw a pawsitively perfect dog birthday party
If you think that pets are part of the family, why not throw them birthday parties, too!? Don’t worry if you don’t know your pet’s actual birthdate, you can celebrate their “gotcha day” or “adoptiversary”!
Here’s how to plan the perfect party for your pet…
This dog birthday party is exactly what you need right now
Need to take a political news break? Please, fill your eyes and hearts with these photos of the cutest dog birthday party you’ll see today (or, you know, ever).
Adorable wrinkly puppy faces ahoy!
How to stop a dog from eating too fast
My dog INHALES her food. She doesn’t even bother chewing it! Is anyone else is dealing with this? If so, I’ve done some research, and here are the ways I’m told that you can stop a dog from eating to fast. (And one thing to do if nothing works.)
Are you not entertained? Strategies for coping with canine cabin fever
Having worked in upstate New York as a foster for a local dog rescue, I know canine cabin fever. Through these experiences, I learned that when the weather gets cold, you have two options on how to entertain your pooch: suck it up or get creative. And here’s how…
Stop everything and look at this unicorn dog sweater!
You have no idea how much it pleases me to interrupt your day to bring you this Very Important Dog Sweater News: Uncommon Goods (one of my favorite shopping sites) has… right now… in stock… this Unicorn Pet Sweater… complete with a rainbow horn… for your dog… and just in time for Halloween.
5 ways to get control over that tornado of pet hair
I have two dogs — a small fawn pug named Doug, and a giant yellow lab named Luna. I also had a yellow lab when I was growing up. I seemed to have forgotten the unbelievable amount of hair that Lab coats can shed.
It can be really hard to keep on top of all the pet hair. For the most part, it’s just part of life. If I don’t clean daily there will suddenly be tumble weeds of hair floating around the house. Every spring Luna’s big hairy winter coat decides it’s time to shed and next thing you know I am coughing up dog hair. But there are things you can do to help get control over that tornado of pet hair…
How do you explain that your fur baby is more than “just a pet”?
I chose not to have human children and instead to have the four legged furry kind. A lot of people have a hard time understanding for me she is not just a pet she is FAMILY. Most of the time I can choose to ignore the people who say “it’s just a dog.” But, after losing my fur baby, I cannot ignore them anymore. How do I accept their caring when they don’t get it? How do I help them get it? Or should I even bother to try?