Simple and Cute Halloween Pet Costumes

Chewie Halloween Pet Costume

Who says that kids get all the fun playing dress up on Halloween? Halloween pet costumes have become more and more popular and it’s easy to see why: cute can’t even begin to describe how some of these animals look once in costume. Now, it’s not always easy to get your pet into a costume, […]

Dog or Cat? I Am a Dog Person

Our dog Flash.

The writing prompt for the Spin Cycle this week is about animals. Are you a dog person, cat person or some other type of animal person. I used to be a cat person. When I was growing up we had a cat named Sambo. I loved him. My dad brought him home from an animal […]

Tech Tuesday: Mother

Sense Mother

When it comes to personal technology, it doesn’t get much more personal than Mother. has created something here that has enormous potential. Through a combination of small sensors (called Cookies) and a  home base, is hoping to make, well, sense of your world and the things that matter to you. The […]

How To Keep Your Pet Happy and Fit

A girl and her dog walking in a park in autumn

Let’s face it, no one is happier to see you at the end of a long day than your pet. Our pets are what make our house a home. And without them, our lives just would not be the same. For these reasons, it’s important your furry friends are healthy. Here are seven tips to […]

Benefits of Pet Microchip Identification


I am a proponent of pet microchip identification. Most pets are like family members or close friends to their owners. My dog truly is my best friend. I decided to microchip him so that he can be easily returned to me if he is ever lost or stolen. Losing a pet to natural causes or […]

What to Expect When Adopting a Rescue Dog

Animal shelter

Adopting a rescue dog can be a wonderfully fulfilling and rewarding experience. Not only are you bringing a new and loving pet into your home, but you’re also providing a second chance to a previously disowned or abandoned dog. Unfortunately, there are many negative misconceptions surrounding rescue dogs. While it’s true that you may experience […]

Keep Your Pet Safe At Christmas


Christmas is a wonderful time of year but can also be dangerous for our pets. Keep your pet safe at Christmas with these simple tips will ensure you and your pet will both have a happy holiday. Turkey Bones: Although it may be tempting to give your pet a treat at Christmas, under no circumstances should they […]

Saying GoodBye to a Pet

German shephard dog laying

Pets can be a wonderful addition to a family but saying good-bye to a a pet is one of the hardest things to do. Pets easily become a member of the family, and it can be hard to imagine what life will be like without them. Sometimes it happens naturally, and sometimes you will have to make […]

What I’ve Learned About Dog Ownership


We’ve had a dog or two in our household for more than 10 years now. Our first puppy, a miniature poodle we called Flash, was purchased from the mall’s pet store. We had been shopping one Saturday afternoon and we decided to go into the pet shop to look at all the cute animals. Usually […]

4 Reasons to Get a Puppy

Happy Family

You have been toying with the idea of growing your family by adding a hairy, wet nosed four-legged creature, known as a dog. Dogs are a great addition to any family and here are 4 reasons to get that puppy that your kids have been putting on their wish list for the past few birthdays: Teach responsibility […]