We always are excited to pass along new products to our readers; especially, good, wholesome, dog treats. Our new find is from pawTree®. The CEO of pawTree® pulled together a top team of veterinarians and a Ph.D. in animal science and pet nutrition to help pet parents answer the age old question, “What should I feed my pet?” The result is what makes pawTree® stand apart from the rest. Continue reading
There’s a new generation of retractable leashes recently announced at Global Pet Expo 2015. The Flexi® VARIO retractable leash variably adjusts to the wants and needs of every dog owner. We understand that not everyone is a fan of retractable leashes, however, we believe there is a time and place for using a retractable leash when you would like to give your dog a little more freedom. It all boils down to being a responsible pet parent. If you go to the vet, groomer or any crowded place where you should not give your dog that extra freedom, the leash should be fully retracted.
Established in 1973, Flexi® has spent over 40 years developing a high-tech product that makes it a leader in the market.
From Air Bud Entertainment, the creators of “Air Bud” and the “Buddies” movies, comes a brand new adventure for the entire family to enjoy! “Russell Madness“, starring an adorable Jack Russell Terrier, opened in select movie theaters on February 21, 2015, as part of the special Fandago Family Screening Series before Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the film to DVD/Blu-Ray and HD Digital on March 10th.
Happy National Love Your Pet Day! Stay calm and love on!!
The stars of the new family pet movie, “Russell Madness,” remind you to Love Your Pet this February 20th on the official Love Your Pet Day. Let Russell, the Jack Russell Terrier, wrestle his way into your heart this March 10th when the movie comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD!”
Happy Chinese New Year 2015 – the Year of the Sheep/Goat! Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4713 begins on Feb. 19, 2015.
Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.
Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole families to get together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about 17th – 11th century BC), it celebrates family reunion and hopes the advent of spring and flowers blossoming and rich with colorful activities. People from different regions and different ethnic groups celebrate it in their unique ways.
It comes on the first day of Chinese lunar calendar and lasts for almost half of a month. But in folk custom, this traditional holiday lasts from the 23rd day of the twelfth month to the 15th day of the first month (Lantern Festival) in the lunar calendar. Among these days, the Eve and the first day Spring Festival holiday is the peak time. The exact days are different in every year according to the lunar calendar.
When you hear “Mardi Gras” or Fat Tuesday, you immediately think New Orleans. Right? But for this native Alabamian, I think, Mobile, Alabama. Why, because Mobile’s Carnival celebration began in 1703; 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. It began as a French Catholic celebration beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday or Fat Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday).
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Nothing is more gratifying than cooking for our family. The same goes for making special treats for our four-legged family members. I began making homemade treats for Baylie when she was a puppy. Homemade treats give me the assurance of knowing that … Continue reading
Some of the coldest weather in years is hitting the eastern half of the nation as far south as Alabama and Florida. Many areas will see epic snowfall and life-threatening temperatures. Even here in the deep South, we are going to see temps breaking record lows. In my area, the mercury will fall to 11 degrees tomorrow night with a wind chill of -5 degrees.
Research suggests that a mere 8% of New Year’s goals are met. I admit, Baylie and I fell short in keeping our 2014 New Year’s resolutions. After all, Baylie was a naïve pup when she posted her first resolutions for the New Year and for myself, I offer no excuses other than it’s been a trying year with many unexpected challenges.