Call 913-488-7717

Author Archive: Joy of Living

Bo knows! Bo knows best, too!

Share

Bo the cat here!  It seems that Jessie has been given a lot of time on this blog lately, and I am here to take a stand and present my voice.  I did a bit of research on the internet while my person, Karen, was out doing her pet sitting duties through her business, Joy of […]

  Continue Reading
  September 10, 2009   No comments

Adding a new pet to your household

Share

Hey!  Jessie here!  I am sure most of you know this already, but we canine types are highly social animals.  We are born with certain behavioral traits that give credence to our ability to be trained, to our playfulness, and to our ability to easily fit into the human household.  In fact, some of us […]

  Continue Reading
  September 6, 2009   No comments

A true face off!

Share

Hey, Jessie here!  I know you already know how wonderful and talented I truly am.  (Bo is not within earshot, thank goodness, or that cat would have my hide!)  Take my good-looking face, for instance.  Did you know that, on average, dogs have about 100 different facial expressions?  Most of them are made with our ears, too!  […]

  Continue Reading
  September 4, 2009   No comments

Unique dog facts, per Jessie

Share

You know, I just cannot help but mention how unique canines are.  Sure, the kitty litters can hold their own, but the dog world rocks!  For example, do you even know how many breeds of dogs there are in this world?  According to the World Canine Organization, there are 400 recognized breeds of dogs!  Rock […]

  Continue Reading
  August 31, 2009   No comments

Cat vs. Dog vs. Human….who wins?

Share

If we pitted a cat against a dog or even against a human, which species might win?  These fun feline trivia facts obtained from www.i-pets.com just might surprise you!  (They would not surprise the cats, however.  They already knew this stuff!) 1.)  A cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s brain than to that […]

  Continue Reading
  August 28, 2009   No comments

A devout dog?

Share

Back in the 1930s and 1940s in a small Midwestern town in the heart of America, a young family consisting of two boys, Mom, and Dad…and the family dog…regularly attended services at the local Methodist church.  Yes!  The dog attended services.  He even had his own seat, most notably the best one in the house.  […]

  Continue Reading
  August 25, 2009   No comments

The good ol’ dog days of summer!

Share

You have heard of “the dog days of summer,” right? Bet you didn’t know that expression has nothing to do with dogs. (Yeah, I know…we thought it did, too!) That expression actually dates back to Roman times, when they held the belief that Sirius, the Dog Star, added its heat to that of the sun […]

  Continue Reading
  August 16, 2009   No comments

Who is the Alpha Dog anyway?

Share

My friend has two dogs….a five-year-old 37 pound Wheaten Terrier and a one-year-old 7 pound Yorkie-Poo. While the Wheaten is ever-protective of the household and has always ruled the roost, once this little Yorkie-poo moved in, all bets were off. It is funny to see how a mere 7-pound puupy can boss around a 37-pound […]

  Continue Reading
  August 16, 2009   No comments

Looking like a top dog!

Share

The perfect feline or canine always needs to look his or her best at all times. After all, you never know who you might run into on your daily walk. Recently, there was talk on a day time talk show about getting braces for dogs. Huh? I can barely afford them for my own children, […]

  Continue Reading
  August 14, 2009   No comments