Tips & Tricks
Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

Can You Claim Your Dog On Your Taxes?

This post might be a little late for some of you, but I thought about it today and did some research.  Can you claim your dog on your taxes?  I have always been told “no" but wondered…are there any loop holes??  Now that Jake and Maggie are certified therapy dogs, I wondered if this might benefit us during tax season. And….the answer is no!...

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Easter Table Ideas 2020

Easter Table Ideas 2020

Has everyone been enjoying their time away from the office or are you getting stir crazy?  Life really hasn’t changed for us except that Thomas’ travel has been cancelled through May!  We are loving life at home together; he in his office and me in mine being productive.  We get to meet (in the kitchen) for lunch every day and dinner is exactly...

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Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do Dogs Understand Personal Space?

Do dogs really understand the meaning of personal space?  I don't think Jake and Maggie do.  I’m sure we are all sick of talking and thinking about the Coronavirus.  I know Jake and Maggie are!  Every activity I think of involves being around places and people so we have begun a new routine of walking our property line, and a new routine of...

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4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

4 Easy Steps To Help You Get Organized

Happy Thursday everyone!  What a week it has been!  I’m rushing spring to get here and have been spring cleaning all week!  I set out on a mission to organize all of our closets and drawers and finished up with that today!  One of my items on my bucket list for 2020 was to prioritize my time better and by doing that, I have been making a “To Do”...

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How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

How To Protect Your Pet During A Tornado

This post is dedicated to Nashville and all those who have lost their homes and loved ones due to the tornado that hit on Tuesday morning.  It is also dedicated to the many animals who were scared and have lost their lives in the storm.   My family knows exactly what Nashville is going through.  When I was in high school, we had a tornado touch...

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Traveling With Your Pet

Traveling With Your Pet

Are you tired of this wintery weather and looking forward to spring?  Do you have any camping trips planned this year with you and your pet?  Before you and your BFF hit the trails, make a check list of what you need to bring.  Don’t forget any essentials.  I’ve made a list of things to think about and items to bring to prepare you for what could...

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Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

Benefits Of Therapy Dogs In Schools

With Jake and Maggie passing their second TDI test with Thomas as their handler, we can now all volunteer together.  I’m so excited because Jake and Maggie are signed up to do some reading classes for the children at two local libraries.  What I haven’t been able to do is get them scheduled to volunteer at any schools and universities yet.  I...

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Careers Involving Animals

Careers Involving Animals

What did you want to be when you grew up?  Did you stay on track and become what you always wanted or did you veer off choosing another profession?  I wanted to be a veterinarian but as time went on, I changed my mind and went into business.  I left the corporate world but the profession I chose allowed me to gain the skills I needed to start my...

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What Is Dog Flipping?

What Is Dog Flipping?

Can you imagine letting your dog out and after a few minutes wondering why he hasn’t barked at the door to be let in only to find he is gone!!!  The chain is laying on the ground, the gate is closed to the fence, no one has seen your sweet pup and there is no sign of your pet anywhere.  You know he has been stolen and panic sets in! Pet Theft...

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