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How You Know When Your Family Is Ready for a Pet

Monday, February 16, 2015

Adopting a pet can be a wonderfully transformative experience for your entire family…if they're ready, that is. It's a big decision to add a furry member of the family to your home! So how can you tell when the time is right to bring home that adorable kitty or puppy? Here are some great mileposts to check off before you dive into being a pet parent, inspired by www.care.com and their article 10 Signs Your Family is Ready for a Pet.   READ MORE




A Dog and a Kid to Make You Smile

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In case the Fall weather has you needing a lift, we've got just the thing to put a smile on your face. This poem, and an adorable video of a baby's first crawl, and the slobbery reward she gets afterwards! Too cute!!  READ MORE




Why Dogs and Children Go Together

Thursday, July 24, 2014

We're strong believers of the child-pet friendship, having raised our own children surrounded by dogs, chickens and even amphibians. But dogs, in particular, make excellent companions for kiddos.  READ MORE




Got Affection? The 15 Friendliest Dog Breeds

Friday, April 04, 2014

After a hard day, what do you look forward to most: taking a run with your pet, or curling up to snuggle together on the couch? If it’s cuddling you crave out of a K9 friendship, then you should check out this list of the most affectionate dog breeds

From Chihuahua, to Collie, to Bulldog, to Pomeranian, the article covers 15 breeds that are naturally inclined to love their owners with lots of licks, warmth and affection. Just look at some of the dogs on the list; how can you not love them?! They’re so adorable!  READ MORE




A Fun Kid-Friendly Experiment: How Puppies Stay Warm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Have a puppy in the house? How about kiddos? Here is a fun experiment to do with your child on a rainy day that will give you both a whole new appreciation for your puppy’s brilliant instincts to snuggle up on cold mornings! 
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Kids and Animals, It's a Love Affair

Friday, January 31, 2014

I have many wonderful memories to share about my kids, our dogs, and our pet care business. Here is one of my fondest.

When my son Mason was one, he was doing what any self-respecting one-year-old does in a high chair, he chucked food. It was the Christmas holiday week, and we had a few dogs boarding in our home.  I was baking some peanut butter cookies, and as I pulled a fresh batch from the stove, I turned and saw that beneath the high chair was a neatly crafted semi-circle of dogs patiently sitting, waiting  for small bits of peas and carrots to be flung exuberantly in every direction. Not only was this hysterical to witness, but I thought, “brilliant, I don’t have to clean those up!”  READ MORE




Life with Animals and Kids!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We live the country life, here in the middle of our urban city. We have a pet care business where we help families care for their furry companions. Some of the basic services we provide are dog walking, cat sitting, and improving the relationship between animals and their humans, through guidance and support. When our own babes were born, we reached a whole new level of appreciation for what we were doing, and how it has affected our lives.

Fast forward ten years later, and we have dogs, cats, chickens, a gecko, a mouse, and two lively and wonderful boys. Gosh, I’ll say it again, we need a sign on our front door that reads “Animal House.” Our house is crazy, loud, and fun! It’s a bit messy, because kids and animals are always running amok, and tracking stuff in and out of the house. I generally buy second hand, so it already has a that "well-loved" feel. I know that the dog is considered to be man's best friend, but I would say my Dyson comes in as a close second.  READ MORE






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