As a former IT Functional Systems Analyst, I’m a self-proclaimed techie. One product I’ve been wanting to purchase is a pet monitor. There are so many monitors on the market, but I have not had the time to do my due diligence as far as which monitor will suit my needs as well as the price points. Thankfully, I was saved the arduous task of comparing specs by our friends at PetsWeekly. I’m certain a squeal could be heard when told I was the lucky winner of their Motorola Scout 66 Wi-Fi Pet Monitor giveaway.
If you are not familiar with PetsWeekly, it’s a fantastic resource for pet parents. You’ll learn all about pets and pet health, read fun pet stories and pet quotes, stay abreast of the newest pet products, and save money with free contests & coupons.
Living in a bipetual home, one of my worst fears is that weird things happen when Smoki and Baylie are home alone. On occasion when I arrive home, Baylie greets me anxious and panting. With a pet monitor, I will be able see and hear, in real-time, if she exhibits any signs of separation anxiety. Foremost, I want to make certain Smoki and Baylie are respectful of each other when I’m away.
“I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay
According to the literacy fast facts from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), literacy is defined as “using printed and written information to function in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.” Estimates indicate that nearly a billion people will enter the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names and two-thirds of them are women.” One child in four grows up not knowing how to read.
Shedding of your cat’s Winter undercoat, along with excessive grooming, can only result in one thing, HAIRBALLS! Cats can spend up to 10 percent of their waking hours grooming themselves by licking their fur. They have an amazing built-in barbed, self-grooming tool -their tongue- which can result in a whole ‘lotta’ hairballs. Continue reading
It’s no secret that we may be a bit compulsive when it comes to keeping a neat and clean house. After Baylie came into our home over two years ago, we had to redefine our perception of clean and neat. One thing we said we would never do as doggie parents is place ghastly throws on the sofa, but we succumbed. We are okay with Baylie taking ownership of the sofa, but we needed to find a solution to prevent wear-and-tear and simplify cleaning.
A local dog became ill after eating the infamous jerky treats we have all read about. We are so happy Buddy is on the road to recovery. Tests revealed that the treats Buddy ingested included the chemical Deet (active ingredient in many insect repellents) and Amantadine (used as an antiviral drug used to treat Avian Influenza).
Here is Buddy’s story:
It’s been over two years since I rescued Baylie; a great pyrenees/border collie mix. She has grown from four pounds to ninety pounds, and I don’t thinks she is done yet. My biggest concern when I brought Baylie into the home was how my cat, Smoki, would adjust to the new addition. I now can say, Smoki, weighing in at just under ten pounds, and I have established ourselves as the alpha dogs of the pack. It didn’t happen overnight. It took months of patience and diligence on our part.
Smoki, at twelve years of age, didn’t quite know what to think of Baylie when she arrived on the scene but one thing for certain, she wanted no part of this odd creature. Even though in the beginning Baylie was much smaller than Smoki, I knew the groundwork had to be set to bring cohesiveness between the two since Baylie would grow to be a very large dog. It took repetitive slaps to the face and a lot of fat tails and hissing by Smoki to put her into hierarchy status over Baylie.
People think we Southerners are accustomed to the scorching Summer heat and humidity. We are not and neither are our pets. We take precautions by limiting our activities and that of our pets during the hottest hours of the day and by staying hydrated. If we are hot, more than likely, our pets are too.
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in Spring.