4 myth-busting reality checks about fostering an animal
Fostering an animal means taking a homeless animal from a shelter or rescue and giving it a home with you until it gets adopted. It’s such a needed, life-saving process that a lot of people have questions and misconceptions about. I’m here to address them…
9 tips for getting pets and babies to live together harmoniously
Six months after adopting Molly-Gator, a new baby herself, we were pregnant and realizing that my refusal to part with my animals was an anomaly among new parents, and relinquishing one’s pets was part and partial to the nesting process. So, if you are a pet owner and expecting a child, fear not! It can work. Don’t let pressures from friends, family, or the man on the street tell you any different. There are just some things you must keep in mind…
Raised dog bowls that will elevate your dog’s food and your style
My large dog has always had an elevated bowl, since he was too tall to eat directly off the floor. But as my smaller dog ages, it became clear to me that it was getting harder for her to bend down and eat her food. So I went shopping for an elevated dog bowl. I found a butt-ton of awesome, great-looking dog bowls. Check these out…
How to sew a large puppy bed from an old duvet cover
When we were getting ready to adopt our two ex-racing greyhounds, I bought a flannel duvet cover at a charity shop, studied a couple of pillowcase patterns, and made these giant pillows. This is my step-by-step tutorial for making a large puppy bed in a pillow shape, out of an old duvet cover and duvet. Only beginner sewing skills and supplies are required!
What kind of Kong recipes do you use to keep your dogs interested?
I love the miracle that is the Kong. It keeps my dog calm most of the time when I leave my house. But I can tell her excitement is dwindling. I was wondering what kind of Kong recipes the Homies had for keep their dogs interest?
What are your favorite ways to fight fleas once they’ve found your pets?
We’re recent transplants to Austin, Texas and boy-oh-boy are the fleas some resilient little fuckers down here. I’ve always given monthly flea/tick spot treatments to my cat and my dog, but that doesn’t do the trick here like it did in colder, dryer climates. There’s lots of information on how to prevent flea infestation, but what to do once you’ve got ’em?
Avoid canine cabin fever with these winter dog walking tips
In case you are trying, like me, to avoid canine cabin fever for as long as possible, here are some tips to make sure your pup is happy and healthy during the winter walking season!
We’re not worried about our pit bulls being around our baby
The most persisting hot topic in my life as a mom is the fact that we have two Pit bulls. Well, an American Staffordshire Terrier and a Pit mix extraordinaire to be exact, but really we all know regardless of what I call them they’ll always just be Pit bulls. Are you nervous? Oh please don’t be!