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Ever been afraid of a vet’s bill?

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Bolt, adorable Yorkie-Poo, guest commentator:  My humans took me to the vet a few weeks ago for my regular check-up.  During that visit, it was determined that I could benefit from a little extra “procedure.”  This “procedure,” however, would cost my humans roughly $500.00.  Now, it is not a necessary procedure, but is recommended.  However, […]

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  February 25, 2010   No comments

What’s In a Name? How to Name Your Dog

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Bo, the incredibly well-named cat: You know how it goes…you get a new puppy and you go over a long list of potential names for it.  You land upon the perfect name, and three months later, you wish you had called it something else.  (Trust me, I have called the dog in our house many names […]

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  February 15, 2010   No comments

Does Your Cat Sulk?

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Jessie, the lovable pooch: I have to tell you.  I am so glad I am a dog.  Living with a cat is an emotional roller coaster.  At times I just do not understand Bo.  First he is up, then he is down.  I can’t keep pace with it all.  Do you ever wonder why cats […]

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  February 1, 2010   No comments

What to expect from your pet sitter

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Bo, the cat:  Okay, you have just learned what your duties are with respect to hiring a pet sitter, but what does the pet sitter need to do for you and your pet before you leave town? Jessie, the dog:  I would just tell the pet sitter to get rid of the cat.  It’s that […]

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  December 31, 2009   No comments

Buying a holiday gift for your dog

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Jessie, the adorable canine:  Well, the holidays are upon us.  I am so eager to find out what Santa will bring me this year.  My list was long, yet simple.  I have refined tastes and am quite confident that my wishes will be granted. Bo, the cranky cat today:  If you consider a lump of […]

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  December 7, 2009   No comments

Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Beloved Pets

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The smell alone of a wonderful Thanksgiving feast being prepared may put your dog into overdrive.  Think of all those delicious aromas drifting through the house, tempting him and making him act crazy.  What is a dog to do? Although tempting, do not feed any bits of turkey to your dog.  Stick to his normal […]

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  November 23, 2009   No comments

Dog vs. Husband….You Decide

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It seems like there are surveys for everything these days, and finding out what women want is on the list of such surveys.  In a recent poll conducted online, a whopping 78% of women indicated they would choose a dog over a husband.  According to one of the respondents, age 29, she would much rather […]

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  November 12, 2009   No comments

It’s Dog’s Play!

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Jessie, the adorable canine:  If you want a perfectly behaved, well-mannered, socially-adept dog like myself, you have to play at it.  No, I did not mean work at it…I meant PLAY at it.  When you engage in fun activities with your dog, it is good for everyone around. Dogs have a better chance of learning […]

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  November 5, 2009   No comments

Cats and dogs living together

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Jessie the dog:  Most cartoons depict cats and dogs as  feverishly hostile towards one another, but is it truly that way?  Can we get along?  Much like our human counterparts, it all depends on the mix of the species and their personalities.  I am so likable that I pretty much get along with everyone, with […]

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  November 4, 2009   No comments