The Night We Said Goodbye – Remembering Smoki


It was so unexpected that It almost seems like a dream.  However, our altered daily routine is a constant reminder that Smoki will not be with us this holiday season.  We will miss Smoki’s sudden appearance in the kitchen once the aroma of turkey begins to permeate the house.  I think she could actually smell chicken or turkey cooking from outside. She always got the first taste; while Baylie waited patiently.

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What Not To Feed Your Pets On Thanksgiving


Kurgo Harness Giveaway



Welcome to another great group Kurgo giveaway—with a fun photo twist! We’re joining some super blogs to help prepare one lucky dog for holiday travel with a giveaway of a Kurgo dog harness.

Since Baylie’s knee surgery three weeks ago, we have been commuting to the vet two to three times a week for hydrotherapy.  A good harness is essential not only to keep her safe while riding in the SUV,  but also to keep a tight rein on her around other dogs at the clinic.  

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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day – Oct. 7


Today is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.  According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 57.9% of cats and 52.7% of dogs are overweight or obese.

Obesity is the number one health threat pets face, and the most important pet health decision owners make each day is what and how much they feed.
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Pet on Board – Tips for Safe Travel With Your Pet


With pet-friendly hotels and restaurants becoming more commonplace, people are taking their pets along to enjoy the fun when they travel.  Once you’ve decided to take your pet along for a car ride; think safety, first.
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New Giveaway – Zuke’s Skinny Bakes 5’s


Just when we thought Zuke’s Skinny Bakes® couldn’t get any better, Zuke’s releases NEW Skinny Bakes 5-Calorie Treats!

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Win a Kurgo Surf ‘N Turf Dog Life Jacket!

kurgo-jacket-collage Welcome to the #SurfNTurf giveaway that we’re co-hosting with DogTipper! Along with some other great blogs, we’re giving away a Kurgo Surf ‘N Turf Dog Life Jacket to keep your dog safe on summer outings (and dry this fall and winter!)  Not all dogs are good swimmers; dogs with large heads or heavy coats often have swimming challenges and our Baylie fits into both of those categories.  Even the best swimmer can tire in the water — or needs help staying afloat if injured.

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July!  Remember to keep your pets safe during firecracker “season”.  More pets  are lost during this time of year than any other.  If possible, bring your pups and kitties indoors.  It’s common for dogs to escape from backyards due to fear of fireworks, so if bringing your pets indoors is not an option, please make sure they are microchipped and wearing their pet ID tags.

Book Review & Giveaway – We Are All Different And We Are All Right”


It all began with a cat; but not your average cat.  When Elisabeth Norman Gardner rescued Frankie the 30lb. Cat,  he weighed in at a whopping 35 pounds.  It wasn’t until he lost down to 30 pounds did Elisabeth create his Facebook Page. Frankie’s rescue story began in Mobile, Alabama where he was surrendered, at 11 years old and morbidly obese, so his family could travel in their RV.  Elisabeth, through Have a Heart Rescue in Birmingham, Alabama, drove over three hours to Mobile, Alabama to rescue Frankie.
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