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!”
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.
Nothing like the feeling of peace, tranquility and warmth of sitting in front of a roaring fire sipping your favorite beverage before retiring for the evening. With the first really cold weather of the season bearing down on us, folks are cranking up the fireplace for the first time of the season.
We hear the words “green” “organic” and “natural” a lot these days but what does it all really mean? Do we need to be a chemist when it comes to making an informed decision for choosing pesticide-free products for our pets and home? It can be a bit overwhelming at times.
We recently stumbled upon, Wondercide™, a company that produces a line of products dedicated to formulating safe alternatives. They offer a full line of products for Natural Flea & Tick Control (dogs, cats and home), Natural Home & Lawn Pest Control and Natural Pet Care. All products are Made in the USA.
Generally, we hoomans get a little lethargic when cold weather sets in and assume it rings true with our dogs, as well. While cabin fever and the Winter blues may be experienced by some small-breed dogs, it can be just the opposite for many long-haired, large-breed dogs that get an adrenaline rush from cooler temps. Baylie welcomes the onset of cool weather with open arms.
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.