Feline Resolutions

Feline Resolutions

Exercise & Enrichment

Want to know the secret to truly achieving your New Year’s resolutions? Set goals for your BFF: best feline friend. When you shift your focus on your cat, you may find you are more motivated to set and meet goals in the new year. This strategy has worked purr-fectly for me to the benefit of […]

Canine Resolutions

Canine Resolutions

Exercise & Enrichment

One sure bet about New Year’s resolutions – they are always crafted with good intentions. Did you write down the same ambitious resolutions from last year: to eat more spinach salads and fewer pizzas or to spend more time on the treadmill and less time in the recliner in 2018? Realistically, what are the chances […]

Helping Pets, Helping People

Helping Pets, Helping People

Exercise & Enrichment

The holiday season reminds us that home is where the pet is. Just ask the homeless huddled in highway underpasses in Los Angeles, women fleeing domestic violence in New York City, families in Minnesota too poor to pay for veterinary care, and homebound seniors in San Diego who must depend on others to bring them […]

Why Do Some Dogs Watch TV?

Why Do Some Dogs Watch TV?

Exercise & Enrichment

When a doorbell rings on a television show or commercial in my sister Karen’s house, her three dogs unleash a chorus of barks and dash to the front door. When a dog pops into view on my high-definition television screen, Kona, my terrier mix, will sometimes trot up for a friendly look-see, give a sniff, […]

Cat Costume Conundrum

Cat Costume Conundrum

Exercise & Enrichment

You’re at the pet store and it’s October. There’s an aisle of pet costumes, some of them cat size, and you pause. Your tuxedo kitty would make an adorable vampire! Wouldn’t Muffin be an elegant Egyptian princess? Some of these costumes make it very tempting to dress up your cat for Halloween, or for the […]

Taking the Spooky Out of Halloween Costumes

Taking the Spooky Out of Halloween Costumes

Exercise & Enrichment

For many pets, there is no escaping Halloween. Each year, people dole out more than $370 million in pet costumes so that their four-leggers can join them in celebrating this bewitching holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. This begs the question: do dogs and cats view donning costumes as a welcoming treat or a […]