The origin of Easter traditions

As we shop for happy chocolate Easter bunnies, color and hide eggs, and fill our Easter baskets, many people are unsure of the origins of these Easter traditions. Whether you celebrate Easter as a religious holiday or the advent of spring, or a combination of both, it can be fun to understand the origins and meanings behind these traditions, where […]

SPCA Revolutionizes Rehabilitation of Severely Traumatized Dogs to Encourage Successful Adoption

2-year American research study helps traumatized dogs heal The American SPCA has revolutionized the rehabilitation of traumatized dogs. The unique thing about this new approach is that the dogs receive a strict schedule and strict socialization and training for 3 months, on a consistent basis. That’s 3 months in a consistent environment, with professional trainers, handlers, and family vets available. […]

How to impress a cat

1. Don’t even try. The more you try to impress your cat, the more it will be impressed. Be clear right now, nothing you do as a mere human will impress the cat. Do not even try. Puh-lease. . . ! 2. Get someone else to try it. This one works all the time. Get someone else to do the […]

The Paddy Melon Labradoodle – What Makes It Unique?

Since the Labradoodle began to gain prominence, several different variations in breed size have become available. The latest and by far the smallest in the world is the Paddy Melon Labradoodle. There is only one breeder in the world that offers this highly desirable variation of the ‘pure’ Labradoodle. Purposely bred and developed, these dogs are specifically bred to be […]

Coping with Bichon Frize separation anxiety

Because they are such sociable and affectionate dogs, the Bichon Frize tends to get too attached to their owners and / or their environment. Sudden separations from their owners, such as when going on vacation or moving to a new home, can lead to the development of Bichon Frize separation anxiety. Separation anxiety is a form of anxiety experienced by […]

Do sharks deserve their bad reputation?

Since humanity appeared on Earth, it has learned to fear and respect the apex predators that roam our oceans and some freshwater rivers. What am I talking about Sharks In fact, as soon as people hear the word: “Jaws!” terror is instantly painted on their faces as their mind quickly recalls the terrifying scenes from the movie: “Jaws.” Is it […]

Does your pet talk to you?

All pet owners know that pets use their body language to communicate with us. Since they live much simpler lives than us and are so dependent on us, they need to be able to convey their needs. Cats do this with their ears, bodies, and a wide range of sounds. Sometimes they just want our attention, while other times they […]

How Dog Ownership Has Changed Over 80 Years

An online search for comments and opinions states that having a dog in 1960 was very different than it is today. A quarter of the dogs at that time were random strays, owned or not. The rules of ownership were much less defined. Even though there were commercial dog food available and a Milk Bone treat company, the dog food […]

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