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How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster...

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day!!!  First I have to apologize because I totally missed today being National Dog Day and did not blog about it.  I follow a dog mom and blogger called "Home Is Where The Boat Is" and when I opened up her email and blog post, I...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is...

Horse Ownership

Horse Ownership

I typically blog about dog related topics but today I want to give you some insight into the equestrian world.  One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my parents bought me my first horse.  We found Sparky and so my love for horses began.  My father...

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

It's been awhile since I posted a dog treat recipe.  I know I promised you more of those so here is a Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezie recipe that I found on-line and modified to what I thought Jake and Maggie would like.  I also apologize for missing a post...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co,...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech...

Dogs and Raccoons

Dogs and Raccoons

In my last post on Dogs and Armadillos, I promised I would talk about how to prevent raccoons on your property and what to do should your dog decide to go after one.  Here is something I did not know...raccoons will go after a cat to kill it just for sport.  A raccoon...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every...

Dogs and Armadillos

Dogs and Armadillos

I was talking to a friend who was telling me about three armadillos and a raccoon she found on her property and how curious her dog was about them.  This got us thinking about what would happen to her dog should the armadillos and raccoon (more about raccoons in a...

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizen test!!!!  Yeahhhh!!!  Thomas and I are very proud of him.  It was so hot on Saturday for Jake but he powered through.  I brought his travel bowl and made sure he had fresh water to drink.  As you can see by the look on his face, he...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they...

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me...

The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what...

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with...

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

Happy belated Cinco De Mayo everyone!  Hope you enjoyed your day.  Thomas and I hung out with Jake and Maggie this weekend.  On Saturday we took them to their 4th training session and they got A+’s again!!  Woo hoo.  We played ball in the yard and I totally missed a...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.  ...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and...

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Jake and Maggie have had another big week.  We completed our second week of Canine Good Citizen Training in Burgettstown, PA with Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers. ​What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?The American Kennel Club started the canine good citizen program in...

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

​It’s been a busy week and a half for Jake and Maggie.  They got to see their friend, Brian, who delivered us our favorite pizza from Fox’s Pizza!  Then they went to pre-requisite training to be considered for Therapy Dog Training.  We’ve been practicing all week so...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her...

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don't think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don't think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or anyone to take...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

 As a follow-up to my last post "Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?" see HERE, this is a post focusing on cats but can apply to any animal who has ingested alcohol and is suffering from alcohol poisoning.       What is Ethanol Toxicosis?   Exposure to ethanol,...

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?  The answer is YES!   We may have all seen at one in point in our lives, whether in person or on video, of someone giving a dog alcohol.  I have never seen it in person and I always try to stay positive in my blogging but I...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also...

What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But...it's bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing up at one...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and...

7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

"Playing hide and go seek"     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year Jake...

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

"Maggie loves to climb up on her daddy, lick his head and then look out the window".  "He has 73 pounds sitting on his shoulder". LOL "Jake just loves to relax".  "Maggie went looking for me and had to show me her new chewy".  "The lighting was bad but I just had to...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery...

Pet Ailments

Pet Ailments

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you've heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her yellow...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were...

What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the "key" words they have learned.  I had no idea I was "Proofing" them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in dog training refers to a...

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information!...

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Have you ever considered giving your pet bottled water over tap water or possibly purchasing a filter for cleaner water for your pets?  Water is the most important for your pet but not all tap water is created equal.  Tap water contains less than 5000 parts per...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I...

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Today is Jake and Maggie's first birthday!  I can't believe it's been one year already!!!  We made homemade peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal treats (recipe below) for their birthday party tomorrow.  I'm crossing my fingers the weather holds out so we can pull out...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He...

Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray's STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Two days after arriving home from Missouri, we had some bad weather come in and we experienced torrential downpours, high winds, thunder, and lightning.  The pups have been out in all weather from hot days to cold nights, falling snow and rain, and have never been...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers....

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers....

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap...

Three Sweet Cats

Three Sweet Cats

"Binky" - Sweet and Mellow! ​My last two posts have been pretty serious so I wanted to change things up a bit.  What better way to do that than to talk about three sweet fur babies, Binky, Wilbur, and Piggy!  If you ever thought about adopting a kitten or a cat, here...

Pets and Domestic Violence

Pets and Domestic Violence

In relation to my last post on animal abuse, I wanted to talk about another form of abuse that we don’t normally think about and that is a pet kept in a harmful environment such as a domestic violence home.  According to an article I found at www.purina.com, the love...

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

"Jake and Maggie...what little hams they are".  "From tackling each other in the snow to playing 'hide and go seek', they wore themselves out"!  "Well, as you can see, they didn't hide very well". LOL!  "Jake can't quite fit all the way under the bed anymore and...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and...

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

I always try to blog about positive and informative topics but today is not one of them.  If you delve further into the Yulin Dog Meat Trade, you will find disgusting and graphic information.  I will not include pictures but felt it necessary to help spread the word...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie's collar, I was also wondering about her food...and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is hungry and...

Our little helpers :-)

Our little helpers 🙂

"Jake helping dad with a codes and standards electrical safety question" "Maggie helping mom with her blog"   You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

New treats the healthy way!

New treats the healthy way!

So...Mom made us new treats last night :-). She calls them "chewies" but we know there organic chicken strips from Kroger.   We were waiting patiently on the couch for our "chewies" to be done but it was taking way to long...8 hours is just toooooo long for us to sit...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short...

Chunky Monkey x 2

Chunky Monkey x 2

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social media than I ever had before and am finding that my favorite channels are Instagram...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell, Hear, and Taste but their smelling ability is rated top on the list!  My first...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to come in the mail.  They said it typically takes 6- 8 weeks!  I participated in two...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs under control!!!   "On the way to the vet...and below...after the vet"  What to...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us would show up in an unexpected way and into our lives came Jake and Maggie.  We had...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in Monday's post. I know that yogurt is great for digestive issues in humans but I...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they are not.  For me, seeing an animal under-nourished or over-nourished is, in my...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly Day Care.  I have never had a problem with any of my dogs experiencing any side...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their pain well and sometimes we don't even know anything is wrong.  A bad tooth can...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so surprised by this and had to go home and do my research.  The Temporomandibular joint...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The facilities were clean and the animals looked very well taken care of which...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and Maggie playing while I was getting ready to run errands".  "When Jake gets tired...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up because it wasn't "working out" for them.  From lizards, to birds, to cats to...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster a dog?...These are a few good reasons and if you are one of those people who...

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day!!!  First I have to apologize because I totally missed today being National Dog Day and did not blog about it.  I follow a dog mom and blogger called "Home Is Where The Boat Is" and when I opened up her email and blog post, I thought....oh no...I have to blog about this tomorrow!!!   Taken directly from the...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her through another blogger from Pittsburgh called Wear Wag Repeat by Tori Mistick...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their kibble but liver????   Nope!  I've dehydrated chicken strips, sirloin strips,...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this is something I need to post to help make us all aware that not every lake or...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am still learning my way around my new camera but I've done some research to help me...

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays &...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am -...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of needs, some of them different than other dogs'. I love to be active, but I...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is now reporting 127 cases of human infection with Salmonella — 26 people have...

Horse Ownership

Horse Ownership

I typically blog about dog related topics but today I want to give you some insight into the equestrian world.  One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my parents bought me my first horse.  We found Sparky and so my love for horses began.  My father built a barn and fenced in acreage to adopt Sparky and a horse for my sister named...

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

It's been awhile since I posted a dog treat recipe.  I know I promised you more of those so here is a Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezie recipe that I found on-line and modified to what I thought Jake and Maggie would like.  I also apologize for missing a post today.  I had one ready to go and then decided not to send it because...well...it...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co, they believe that great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.  Through the sale of...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech gadgets.  Did you know they even have a "fish burial pod"??????  I have never seen...

Dogs and Raccoons

Dogs and Raccoons

In my last post on Dogs and Armadillos, I promised I would talk about how to prevent raccoons on your property and what to do should your dog decide to go after one.  Here is something I did not know...raccoons will go after a cat to kill it just for sport.  A raccoon will fight a dog to let it die slowly.  The dog almost always loses the battle...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every trick and command that they know.   One of the things that I've noticed from day...

Dogs and Armadillos

Dogs and Armadillos

I was talking to a friend who was telling me about three armadillos and a raccoon she found on her property and how curious her dog was about them.  This got us thinking about what would happen to her dog should the armadillos and raccoon (more about raccoons in a later blog) go into attack mode.  These are wild animals and their first instinct...

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizens Test

Jake passed his Canine Good Citizen test!!!!  Yeahhhh!!!  Thomas and I are very proud of him.  It was so hot on Saturday for Jake but he powered through.  I brought his travel bowl and made sure he had fresh water to drink.  As you can see by the look on his face, he was exhausted when he got home. I was able to snap a photo before he laid his...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they came in, and let them out again before I left in the morning and then when I...

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws smell like Corn chips? Fritos? Maybe corn tortillas?  This phenomenon is known as...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me know if you bring a new friend home!!!  There are so many cats and kittens out...

The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he owns My Vet Animal Clinic in Eureka, MO.  During one of Jake and Maggie's checkups,...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and now the new landscape is going in.  What I like is that Jake and Maggie are not...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to play well with toys, they demolish them!  Well, I bought 2 canvas toys in the...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!  And you would keep the bugs away too!  Whether it be a cluster of one kind of...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company to arm the whole house, all windows, and doors which gave us a piece of mind but...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when I walk in and see all of the beautiful plants and flowers.  But this year, I...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what I've come up with.  It's not only important for me to find something safe but for...

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with mothers and their baby kittens, some even arriving without their mothers.   Why...

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

Happy belated Cinco De Mayo everyone!  Hope you enjoyed your day.  Thomas and I hung out with Jake and Maggie this weekend.  On Saturday we took them to their 4th training session and they got A+’s again!!  Woo hoo.  We played ball in the yard and I totally missed a great shot of Jake carrying his ball through the yard.  Well, it’s not actually...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX:...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.   ​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE:...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and donuts, desserts, seafood, pasta, and prime rib carving station just to name a few....

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Jake and Maggie have had another big week.  We completed our second week of Canine Good Citizen Training in Burgettstown, PA with Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers. ​What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?The American Kennel Club started the canine good citizen program in 1989 as a means of rewarding dogs who were well behaved companions at home and in...

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

​It’s been a busy week and a half for Jake and Maggie.  They got to see their friend, Brian, who delivered us our favorite pizza from Fox’s Pizza!  Then they went to pre-requisite training to be considered for Therapy Dog Training.  We’ve been practicing all week so we can show the instructors at Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers how much they are...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and I grew up taking in stray dogs and cats over the years and were always taking a...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not unusual to see neighbors walking their dogs from early AM to late PM and stopping...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her to the vet to have her looked at and to have her blood work checked.  That's when...

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don't think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don't think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or anyone to take care of it.  The way Thomas and I see it, is that our dogs are our children and...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

I received a new blog suggestion yesterday which got me excited and interested in doing my research.  One being that I’m helping a friend acclimate to owning a new dog and helping the dog acclimate to her new home and the other being just out of curiosity.  So this topic works perfectly with what is going on in my life right now. I always turn on...

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

 As a follow-up to my last post "Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?" see HERE, this is a post focusing on cats but can apply to any animal who has ingested alcohol and is suffering from alcohol poisoning.       What is Ethanol Toxicosis?   Exposure to ethanol, either orally or through the skin, is a common source of toxicity in household...

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?  The answer is YES!   We may have all seen at one in point in our lives, whether in person or on video, of someone giving a dog alcohol.  I have never seen it in person and I always try to stay positive in my blogging but I have to be honest, I came across a picture of a  puppy being forced fed alcohol and...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my friend and suffering from anxiety.  She’s been through a lot in a short period of...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also searching for dining that will allow us to bring our two monsters! I just came...

What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But...it's bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing up at one location three different times to find the groomer was always late.  We left one...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and Maggie a new toy to play with and as you all know, my little monsters can destroy...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate to see them sitting in shelters but happy to help in any way I can to advertise...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and energy to taking care of the shelter animals all across the country.  I would...

7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

"Playing hide and go seek"     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year Jake destroyed the first Christmas ornament he saw…you know…those stuffed animal door knob...

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

"Maggie loves to climb up on her daddy, lick his head and then look out the window".  "He has 73 pounds sitting on his shoulder". LOL "Jake just loves to relax".  "Maggie went looking for me and had to show me her new chewy".  "The lighting was bad but I just had to snap that photo!"    "Always kissing" We were in Missouri with Jake and Maggie...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm already planning on how we are going to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and effort taking care of the animals and the shelter.  There is ALOT that goes into...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very impressed with Emily's knowledge, passion, and presentation and I placed my first...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help out.  Thomas and I have a few trusted vets that we use so I placed some calls...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery store.  Several months back, we purchased a dehydrator from Amazon made by VonShef...

Pet Ailments

Pet Ailments

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you've heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her yellow Labrador at the vet today to find out he has Horners Syndrome.   ​Her email...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were pulling so badly and that's when our trainer brought out this contraption called a...

What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the "key" words they have learned.  I had no idea I was "Proofing" them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in dog training refers to a stage of training that is often referred to as distraction proofing....

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do some research and share what I’ve found with you.   "Jake falling asleep...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE FREE OF:Phthalates, Sulphates, Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Palm...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information! PhilSprinkles HematiteSweetsSherlockEarlSweetsAlainaVladOdsidianMayballineGeordieKitsyGrandiePrincessMeatball Beaver County...

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Have you ever considered giving your pet bottled water over tap water or possibly purchasing a filter for cleaner water for your pets?  Water is the most important for your pet but not all tap water is created equal.  Tap water contains less than 5000 parts per million of total dissolved solids is considered acceptable, you have to consider where...

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Jake and Maggie’s 1st Year Recap

Well...the monsters are a year old now and I wanted to share a recap with some pictures I've taken.  Please enjoy and if you are interested in reading about a topic I have not yet posted or have questions regarding one that I have, please feel free to contact me.  I would be happy to talk with you and also share my research via my blog. "I told...

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Happy Birthday Jake and Maggie

Today is Jake and Maggie's first birthday!  I can't believe it's been one year already!!!  We made homemade peanut butter, banana, and oatmeal treats (recipe below) for their birthday party tomorrow.  I'm crossing my fingers the weather holds out so we can pull out their baby pool for swim time and everyone can eat out on the patio and enjoy nice...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He gave me several samples to try and when I mixed those in with their current...

Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray's STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her little puppy Buttercup during one of our lessons to show the pups how to pay...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Two days after arriving home from Missouri, we had some bad weather come in and we experienced torrential downpours, high winds, thunder, and lightning.  The pups have been out in all weather from hot days to cold nights, falling snow and rain, and have never been affected by any of it.  When lighting hit and thunder shook the house, they reacted...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed on...

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

BOBS from Skechers teams up with Best Friends to support dogs and cats in need.In a huge step forward in the effort to Save Them All, Best Friends is teaming up with BOBS from Skechers. For every purchase of BOBS shoes, Skechers will make a donation to support Best Friends programs — programs to keep more pets out of shelters and increase the...

All Kinds of Doggie Love

All Kinds of Doggie Love

If your an animal lover like me, you know that they have so much love to give but I've talked to people who want only a full blood and would never step foot in a shelter. Their argument is that these animals are "no good" which makes me crazy to hear that. Honestly, I have never minded one way or the other. My family and I have had animals all...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to take better pics and videos of them will be so much fun.  If your like me, you...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not ruin in 2.5 seconds and I've found it!! BIG Nylabones!!! When we got back to...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I know basic commands, but I listen even better if you're going to give me a yummy...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers. I love to be petted but again I will let you know when I am done. I like to...

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and will let people pet me.  When I like you I will purr and make muffins and let...

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers

I've been talking about setting up training for Jake and Maggie for awhile now.  After much research, I felt like I had finally found someone who we would want to train Jake and Maggie, so I scheduled a consultation with Zack, one of the Casey Ray Dog Trainers.  Thomas and I were very impressed and signed up the pups!  Can you believe they are 7...

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's third year, we are proud to announce our third annual Wings, Suds & Songs...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and silky.  I chose the 2-in-1 because our water here in Missouri is harder than back...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my cage. But I promise once I come out of my cage I'll be a completely different...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap your energy in seconds.  When your laying on the couch, every fiber in your body is...

Three Sweet Cats

Three Sweet Cats

"Binky" - Sweet and Mellow! ​My last two posts have been pretty serious so I wanted to change things up a bit.  What better way to do that than to talk about three sweet fur babies, Binky, Wilbur, and Piggy!  If you ever thought about adopting a kitten or a cat, here are few things to think about to prepare yourself and your home.  Trust me, once...

Pets and Domestic Violence

Pets and Domestic Violence

In relation to my last post on animal abuse, I wanted to talk about another form of abuse that we don’t normally think about and that is a pet kept in a harmful environment such as a domestic violence home.  According to an article I found at www.purina.com, the love for a pet compels victims of domestic violence to stay in unsafe situations....

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

Help Stop Animal Cruelty

"Jake and Maggie...what little hams they are".  "From tackling each other in the snow to playing 'hide and go seek', they wore themselves out"!  "Well, as you can see, they didn't hide very well". LOL!  "Jake can't quite fit all the way under the bed anymore and Maggie just picked my bathroom mat to lay on".  I recently heard about a conversation...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has to bring at least one into the garage every time he goes outside!!!   We are...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and curious about what was under that wrapping paper.  We quickly realized, due to all...

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Help stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

I always try to blog about positive and informative topics but today is not one of them.  If you delve further into the Yulin Dog Meat Trade, you will find disgusting and graphic information.  I will not include pictures but felt it necessary to help spread the word with the next festival being right around the corner beginning Friday, June 21st...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular niches. This expert team includes former Olympians, doctors, registered nurses,...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular niches. This expert team includes former Olympians, doctors, registered nurses,...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with you.     Yaktrax Boot TrayThe Yaktrax Boot Tray.  This tray has really saved me...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a white Scott towel to collect her urine and did not see blood), licking, or...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find safe, comfortable and most importantly, durable harnesses to help eliminate this...

Wild Child

Wild Child

  "Trip to the vet with our new harnesses and leashes followed by a trip to Walmart.  Maggie ate Mommy's Jeep manual and I watched".  Love, Jake   "Road trip from West Virginia to Missouri!  Mom and Dad said we were good boys and girls". "Back home on Friday!  We miss our big yard!"  Love Maggie   Big week so far for Jake and Maggie!   Sunday was...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the next stage of food for their age group or whether I want chicken, beef, or lamb to...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie's collar, I was also wondering about her food...and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is hungry and wants her dinner!  Or HANGRIE, as my friends in St. Louis say it!  LOL.  Her toy...

Our little helpers :-)

Our little helpers 🙂

"Jake helping dad with a codes and standards electrical safety question" "Maggie helping mom with her blog"   You Might Also Like What Do You Think? Let Us Know!

New treats the healthy way!

New treats the healthy way!

So...Mom made us new treats last night :-). She calls them "chewies" but we know there organic chicken strips from Kroger.   We were waiting patiently on the couch for our "chewies" to be done but it was taking way to long...8 hours is just toooooo long for us to sit one spot.  They were so good that we want to share the recipe with you.  It's...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic chicken strips I bought at the grocery store in the dehydrator and incorporate...

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie’s first trip to Pet Supplies Plus

Jake and Maggie are 3 months old now and I thought it would be fun to take them on their first trip to Pet Supplies Plus.  I needed to get them new toys and treats and figured they would want to pick something out :-). Let's just say it was an eventful trip but short lived.  I didn't consider how these two would attract so much attention.  I made...

Chunky Monkey x 2

Chunky Monkey x 2

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls and they love my hugs and kisses.  The vet said they look healthy and happy and...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.  ...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information!...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday &...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers....

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and...

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my...

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays &...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am -...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of needs, some of them different than other dogs'. I love to be active, but I...

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption Event

Pet Supplies Plus is having their ​National Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month Adoption EventSunday, June 23 | 11 am - 3 pm Come in and visit your favorite Pet Supplies Plus location to learn more about the shelter cats available for adoption.  Help spread the word and let me know if you bring a new friend home!!!  There are so many cats and kittens out...

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

Where to find a shelter pet part 2?

I just did a post on "Where to find a shelter pet?" that highlights the adorable cats up for adoption at Beaver County Humane Society.  I wanted to make sure I included these sweet dogs and bunnies who are also ready to find their forever home.   ​​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX:...

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where to find a shelter pet?

Where do you find a loving shelter pet?  Look no further than Beaver County Humane Society!  What a wonderful place to stop in, check out the amazing dogs, cats and bunnies for adoption.  If you are looking for a forever pet, check out these sweet faces below.   ​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE:...

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

More Fur Babies Up For Adoption

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

Happy Valentine’s Day from Jake and Maggie

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Beaver County Adoptions

Beaver County Adoptions

t's been awhile since I've posted anything from the Beaver County Human Society and was happy to see their emails come through this morning!  I had planned on a totally different post (which I will do later) but wanted to share these sweet fur babies with you.  I hate to see them sitting in shelters but happy to help in any way I can to advertise...

One easy way to adopt a pet

One easy way to adopt a pet

I have volunteered at different shelters over the years and I know first hand how much work it is to keep a shelter running.  It can be a daunting and rewarding task all at the same time.  I have the utmost respect for the volunteers who give their time, devotion, and energy to taking care of the shelter animals all across the country.  I would...

Toby and Grape!

Toby and Grape!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

A bunny called Addie!

A bunny called Addie!

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Sweet bunnies up for adoption!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Adopted!!!!

Adopted!!!!

I am so happy to share the good news with all of you!  These sweet babies have been adopted but sadly more are awaiting loving homes!  Considering adopting???...Go to the Beaver County Humane Society for more information! PhilSprinkles HematiteSweetsSherlockEarlSweetsAlainaVladOdsidianMayballineGeordieKitsyGrandiePrincessMeatball Beaver County...

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

More Sweetness Up For Adoption

​Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Earl The Hound Dog

Earl The Hound Dog

​Beaver County Humane Society 3394 BRODHEAD ROAD CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801 FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adopt Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter Hours Tuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed on...

Adopt Me Today!

Adopt Me Today!

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001 PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​ Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​ Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays...

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Meatball Is Up For Adoption!

Hello! My name is Meatball. I am one big lovable guy! I just adore getting attention! I can play independently, but I really enjoy companionship. As lovable as I am, I definitely need to learn some manners! I am only a year old so I still have all my puppy energy! I know basic commands, but I listen even better if you're going to give me a yummy...

Grandie The Black Cat

Grandie The Black Cat

Hello my name is Grandie! I have been at the shelter since September!  I am a handsome boy that loves to be where the people are.  I am a sweet boy but I also am the kind of cat that likes things on my own terms. I would do best in a home with adults and/or teenagers. I love to be petted but again I will let you know when I am done. I like to...

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Geordie and Kitsy Come As a Pair

Hello!   My name is Geordie!  I am an 8 year old,beautiful gray and white,older gentleman and I am ready for my new forever home!  When I came into the shelter I was very scared so I would hiss at people I didn't know.  But now I'm starting to get comfortable here and will let people pet me.  When I like you I will purr and make muffins and let...

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018

Saturday Funday, February 24!  Come out and show your support! Beaver County Humane Society​​ Beaver Animal Clinic Presents: Wings, Suds, and Songs 2018  Saturday, February 24, 20186:30 PM EST - 10:00 PM EST Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead RoadMonaca, PA  Back for it's third year, we are proud to announce our third annual Wings, Suds & Songs...

Princess

Princess

Hello my name is "Princess", and yes I expect to be treated like one! I am a 9 year old Pitbull. I am new to the shelter! I was surrendered to the shelter because my owners could not "handle" me. I'm a super sweet down to earth girl that can be a little freaky in my cage. But I promise once I come out of my cage I'll be a completely different...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what...

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

Happy belated Cinco De Mayo everyone!  Hope you enjoyed your day.  Thomas and I hung out with Jake and Maggie this weekend.  On Saturday we took them to their 4th training session and they got A+’s again!!  Woo hoo.  We played ball in the yard and I totally missed a...

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Jake and Maggie have had another big week.  We completed our second week of Canine Good Citizen Training in Burgettstown, PA with Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers. ​What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?The American Kennel Club started the canine good citizen program in...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her...

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don't think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don't think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or anyone to take...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also...

What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But...it's bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing up at one...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and...

7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

"Playing hide and go seek"     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year Jake...

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

"Maggie loves to climb up on her daddy, lick his head and then look out the window".  "He has 73 pounds sitting on his shoulder". LOL "Jake just loves to relax".  "Maggie went looking for me and had to show me her new chewy".  "The lighting was bad but I just had to...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help...

What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the "key" words they have learned.  I had no idea I was "Proofing" them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in dog training refers to a...

Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray's STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her...

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Two days after arriving home from Missouri, we had some bad weather come in and we experienced torrential downpours, high winds, thunder, and lightning.  The pups have been out in all weather from hot days to cold nights, falling snow and rain, and have never been...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie's collar, I was also wondering about her food...and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is hungry and...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell, Hear, and Taste but their smelling ability is rated top on the list!  My first...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to come in the mail.  They said it typically takes 6- 8 weeks!  I participated in two...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs under control!!!   "On the way to the vet...and below...after the vet"  What to...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us would show up in an unexpected way and into our lives came Jake and Maggie.  We had...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The facilities were clean and the animals looked very well taken care of which...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and Maggie playing while I was getting ready to run errands".  "When Jake gets tired...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up because it wasn't "working out" for them.  From lizards, to birds, to cats to...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster a dog?...These are a few good reasons and if you are one of those people who...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their kibble but liver????   Nope!  I've dehydrated chicken strips, sirloin strips,...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am still learning my way around my new camera but I've done some research to help me...

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Is your dog left pawed or right pawed?

Every day I work with Jake and Maggie and we play "tricks" which involves them getting in my face at the exact time every day and me saying..."Do you want to play tricks?"  They immediately run to the mudroom so I can pull out the treats and then we go through every trick and command that they know.   One of the things that I've noticed from day...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc. I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

How to clean your pet’s bedding, toys, and leashes

"Jake was so tired after his bath".  "He couldn't wait to get on the couch for his nap".   If your like me, I clean everything pertaining to the dogs, i.e., leashes, bowls, bowls, toys, etc.   I've taken shortcuts before and literally used wet wipes to wipe down the leashes (only because I knew they wouldn't chew on them) and I've thrown all soft...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and now the new landscape is going in.  What I like is that Jake and Maggie are not...

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

Nine plants mosquitos do not like

This is a follow up to my post "Natural Mosquito Repellent" that I blogged about this week.  No sooner did I blog about this topic, did I find more information about plants that mosquitos do not like.  Can you imagine adding all of these colors to your yard...wow!  And you would keep the bugs away too!  Whether it be a cluster of one kind of...

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

Is Foxglove poisonous to dogs and cats?

I took advantage of some down time in our schedule last week to get the mulch and landscape finished around our house.  I'm not an ace at landscape design and have to admit that I get a plan in place, head to the garden center and then get completely side tracked when I walk in and see all of the beautiful plants and flowers.  But this year, I...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Do mosquitos love you?  They love me!  Well, they don’t actually love me, they love to bite me!!!  One of my readers suggested doing a post on safe and natural mosquito repellent.  Based on my research from previous years and a lot of google searches, this is what I've come up with.  It's not only important for me to find something safe but for...

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

13 Ways to keep your house clean with a pet

Happy belated Cinco De Mayo everyone!  Hope you enjoyed your day.  Thomas and I hung out with Jake and Maggie this weekend.  On Saturday we took them to their 4th training session and they got A+’s again!!  Woo hoo.  We played ball in the yard and I totally missed a great shot of Jake carrying his ball through the yard.  Well, it’s not actually...

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Jake and Maggie have had another big week.  We completed our second week of Canine Good Citizen Training in Burgettstown, PA with Blue Ribbon Dog Trainers. ​What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?The American Kennel Club started the canine good citizen program in 1989 as a means of rewarding dogs who were well behaved companions at home and in...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not unusual to see neighbors walking their dogs from early AM to late PM and stopping...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her to the vet to have her looked at and to have her blood work checked.  That's when...

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Pets, Wills, and Trusts

Many of us don't think about creating a Will for ourselves and our families let alone one for our pets.  And working with an attorney can be expensive.  Many don't think about what happens once they pass and the living pet is now left without a home or anyone to take care of it.  The way Thomas and I see it, is that our dogs are our children and...

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

The number one music genre to help sooth pet anxiety

I received a new blog suggestion yesterday which got me excited and interested in doing my research.  One being that I’m helping a friend acclimate to owning a new dog and helping the dog acclimate to her new home and the other being just out of curiosity.  So this topic works perfectly with what is going on in my life right now. I always turn on...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my friend and suffering from anxiety.  She’s been through a lot in a short period of...

One sure way to travel with your pet

One sure way to travel with your pet

Did you know that Pittsburgh, PA has been ranked #7 as a foodie destination? I've been watching the transition over the years and the addition of many delicious restaurants which Thomas and I have had the pleasure of trying. Now that we have Jake and Maggie, I'm also searching for dining that will allow us to bring our two monsters! I just came...

What your groomer is really trying to say

What your groomer is really trying to say

We have a wonderful groomer in Eureka, MO that we take Jake and Maggie to for their bath and toenail trim.  They leave smelling good and always have a fun bandana tied around their neck.  But...it's bit of a different story here in WV.  We went from showing up at one location three different times to find the groomer was always late.  We left one...

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you

One way to know if your dog loves you 1/9/20192 Comments Last week I did a post (see here), that talked about how dogs show their love for you. This week I want to talk about how smiling at your dog can increase their love and devotion for you. I had given Jake and Maggie a new toy to play with and as you all know, my little monsters can destroy...

7 ways that dogs show their love

7 ways that dogs show their love

"Playing hide and go seek"     Happy Holidays!  I can’t believe it’s 2019!  Jake and Maggie celebrated their second Christmas with us and got lots of toys from their grandma, pap pap, aunt and uncle.  Yes, of course, we spoiled them rotten too!  Last year Jake destroyed the first Christmas ornament he saw…you know…those stuffed animal door knob...

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

How to eliminate pet stains and odor

"Maggie loves to climb up on her daddy, lick his head and then look out the window".  "He has 73 pounds sitting on his shoulder". LOL "Jake just loves to relax".  "Maggie went looking for me and had to show me her new chewy".  "The lighting was bad but I just had to snap that photo!"    "Always kissing" We were in Missouri with Jake and Maggie...

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

5 ways to occupy your pet during the holidays

With Thanksgiving having just past and Christmas right around the corner, Thomas and I have been shopping, dining, and checking things off our "to do" list around the house.  We are so excited because this will be Jake and Maggie's second Christmas with us and I'm already planning on how we are going to celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Helping animal shelters during the holidays!

Every year Thomas and I donate to the animal shelters for the holidays by not only making a monetary donation but providing the shelter with cleaning supplies and food.  I've often thought about the many dedicated and caring volunteers that donate their time and effort taking care of the animals and the shelter.  There is ALOT that goes into...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help out.  Thomas and I have a few trusted vets that we use so I placed some calls...

What is Proofing?

What is Proofing?

Sooo, as you all know, we put Jake and Maggie through training and have been working with them using all the "key" words they have learned.  I had no idea I was "Proofing" them until I read more about it.  What does PROOFING mean?  Proofing in dog training refers to a stage of training that is often referred to as distraction proofing....

Boredom No More

Boredom No More

Jake and Maggie are now 11 months old and have learned so much in their short little lives.  They are incredibly smart and have picked up all of their commands at Casey Ray's STL Dog Training in Wildwood, MO very quickly.  Our trainer and owner, Shelly, used her little puppy Buttercup during one of our lessons to show the pups how to pay...

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Keeping Your Dog Calm During A Thunderstorm

Two days after arriving home from Missouri, we had some bad weather come in and we experienced torrential downpours, high winds, thunder, and lightning.  The pups have been out in all weather from hot days to cold nights, falling snow and rain, and have never been affected by any of it.  When lighting hit and thunder shook the house, they reacted...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap your energy in seconds.  When your laying on the couch, every fiber in your body is...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has to bring at least one into the garage every time he goes outside!!!   We are...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

As I was taking this picture and thinking about how I keep forgetting to cut the string off of Maggie's collar, I was also wondering about her food...and where to buy her new collar she so desperately needs!  She is staring at me like this because she is hungry and wants her dinner!  Or HANGRIE, as my friends in St. Louis say it!  LOL.  Her toy...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell,...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is...

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezies

It's been awhile since I posted a dog treat recipe.  I know I promised you more of those so here is a Blueberry, Blackberry, Veggie Freezie recipe that I found on-line and modified to what I thought Jake and Maggie would like.  I also apologize for missing a post...

When is the best time to feed your dog?

When is the best time to feed your dog?

In the past when I had my last three, Bear, Bella, and Lady, I worked full time but always made sure they ate in the morning at 6:00 am and then when I got home at 5:30 pm.  Our schedule was that I would let them out first thing when we got up, fed them as soon a they...

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

Why does my dogs’ paws smell like Fritos?

I have to write this blog because I’ve never experienced this before until I got my sweet little Jakie Poo!  I now have a little monster with Frito smelling paws and a nose that smells like honey (but that is a topic for another blog).   Does your fur baby’s paws...

The cause of hairy dog teeth

The cause of hairy dog teeth

When we were living in MO, I found a wonderful vet who I not only respected as a lover of animals and veterinarian to the community of Eureka but I also enjoyed talking to him on a personal level as well.  What a smart and funny guy!  His name is Dr. Griese and he...

Can dogs get sunburns?

Can dogs get sunburns?

  I was standing out in the yard with the dogs the other day and Jake being Jake, he was giving me a hard time about coming in.  He insisted that he be allowed to lay in the yard and watch the neighbors level off their yard.  We have a new home built next to us and...

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?

What is Kitten Season?Have you heard of it yet? If not, this is the time of year when every unspayed, queen (female cat) is likely to have a belly full of babies, or a litter of youngsters by her side.   This is also the time when shelters are getting bombarded with...

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Pumpkin Puree, Peanut Butter Dog Treats

​It’s been a busy week and a half for Jake and Maggie.  They got to see their friend, Brian, who delivered us our favorite pizza from Fox’s Pizza!  Then they went to pre-requisite training to be considered for Therapy Dog Training.  We’ve been practicing all week so...

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

Hot Spots: How to treat and prevent

"Jake came back from Country Dog Grooming in Eureka, MO very tired and styled with his safari bandanna". "The groomer said he was a good boy".   We are in Missouri right now and one of the things I love about living here is that it is very dog friendly.  It’s not...

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

5 Ways to prevent diabetic emergencies in pets

Anyone who has ever taken care of a diabetic pet, knows all to well all of the ups and downs it can bring to your life.  It can be quite complex and time consuming.  When our Bella lost her two buddies within a short period of time, she became depressed.  I took her...

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

Ethanol Toxicosis in Cats

 As a follow-up to my last post "Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?" see HERE, this is a post focusing on cats but can apply to any animal who has ingested alcohol and is suffering from alcohol poisoning.       What is Ethanol Toxicosis?   Exposure to ethanol,...

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?

Is beer and wine toxic to dogs and cats?  The answer is YES!   We may have all seen at one in point in our lives, whether in person or on video, of someone giving a dog alcohol.  I have never seen it in person and I always try to stay positive in my blogging but I...

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

Six ways to alleviate pet anxiety

I’ve recently been helping a friend with a situation involving a very sweet Portuguese Water Dog whose owner has passed away.  She came as a pair with her brother but the family has split them up leaving this poor sweet girl to find a new home.  She is now with my...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very...

Just Add Coconut Oil

Just Add Coconut Oil

"I asked Jake if he wanted to help me with this blog post and just melted when he gave me this look". "Then he said heck with it and fell asleep". LOL This post is for a friend of mine whose sweet little dog has come down with some skin allergies and I wanted to help...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery...

Pet Ailments

Pet Ailments

It amazes me that animals can have the same ailments and diseases as humans do and can sometimes be treated the same way as we are.  But just when you think you've heard it all, something comes across your email and surprises you.  A good friend of mine had her yellow...

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Bottled Water vs. Tap Water For Your Pet

Have you ever considered giving your pet bottled water over tap water or possibly purchasing a filter for cleaner water for your pets?  Water is the most important for your pet but not all tap water is created equal.  Tap water contains less than 5000 parts per...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular...

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

To Microchip or To Not Microchip?

I've recently been contacted by Jen Miller, Editor at Jen Reviews, in response to my blog post (see below) "To Microchip or To Not Microchip?".  Jen Reviews is the authority on everything food, fitness and home.  All of their writers are experts in their particular...

New treats the healthy way!

New treats the healthy way!

So...Mom made us new treats last night :-). She calls them "chewies" but we know there organic chicken strips from Kroger.   We were waiting patiently on the couch for our "chewies" to be done but it was taking way to long...8 hours is just toooooo long for us to sit...

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

Jake and Maggie’s First Pet Expo Experience

We had a beautiful weekend here in the burgh and what better way to spend a sunny afternoon with your pup but take them with you to the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  Jake and Maggie had a day of firsts from riding an elevator,  to walking the streets of Pittsburgh, to attending the Pittsburgh Pet Expo.  I was hesitant at first because this could have...

How Dogs Benefit Children

How Dogs Benefit Children

I was fortunate to grow up in a family of animal lovers.  My parents bought a small farm that they renovated over the years and my farther fenced in acreage for two horses, three ponies, and two baby calves!  Of course, my sister and I, saved every stray cat and dog that showed up at our house.  We were taught that having an animal was hard work...

A Miracle Named Boone

A Miracle Named Boone

I had a completely different post for today that I had almost finished typing when I found out about this wonderful non-profit organization called Joey’s P.A.W. Prosthetics and Wheels at https://www.joeyspaw.org.  Over the last year, I have delved more into social media than I ever had before and am finding that my favorite channels are Instagram...

Butter Chicken Marsala

Butter Chicken Marsala

Anyone hungry for fried chicken and Portobello mushrooms???  I had every intention to make a true chicken marsala tonight but changed my mind and made a delicious Butter Chicken Marsala instead.  The chicken was tender with just the right amount of crisp!  The mushrooms and butter sauce added on top of the chicken melded the flavors together to...

A Dog’s Five Senses

A Dog’s Five Senses

As pet owners, we tend to assume that we are similar to our dog when comparing “our senses”.  But did you know that a dog’s senses are just like ours…but not!  What are the five senses and what is the most primary sense out of the five?  Dogs can Touch, See, Smell, Hear, and Taste but their smelling ability is rated top on the list!  My first...

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

The Nine Different Types of Dog Personalities

I couldn't wait for this post because I'm so excited to tell everyone that Jake and Maggie passed their TDI test on Friday night.  Thomas and I are very proud of them!  I now have to submit all of the appropriate paperwork and then wait for their certifications to come in the mail.  They said it typically takes 6- 8 weeks!  I participated in two...

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Tree Hut’s Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Happy Friday everyone!  If you are like me, I love Friday!!!  I always look forward to my weekends with Thomas and the dogs.  Thursday night I start planning what I'm going to wear, how I'm going to wear my hair, and coordinating my makeup with my outfits.  I know...crazy, huh?  A girl cannot wear a red top with bright pink lipstick...at least...

My turkey table!

My turkey table!

Can you believe it is November 6th already?!!!  I've said over and over that I love the fall weather we have been having but I'm sad now because...guess what...we are getting snow tomorrow :-(.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and what better way to cheer myself up but to decorate my "turkey table".  I spent this afternoon putting away my...

TDI Test Requirements

TDI Test Requirements

Wow!  What a week so far!  Jake and Maggie have been training for their TDI test (well, you already know because I've been talking about it so much) and here I go again...it is THIS FRIDAY!!!  Jake goes first at 5:30 pm and Maggie is last at 6:30 pm!  I'm so excited for them.  We had our practice test today and it went well.  We will know if they...

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

Two Adorable Labs has a new look!

I've been hinting about new changes with Two Adorable Labs and now I can finally show you!!! Check out our new logo and new look by Kaila Piepkow at www.dox.design.com. We have re-designed the site, added our signature colors and style, and created a new logo along with custom photos of Jake, Maggie, and myself.  New subscribers will get a custom...

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

What to do when your dog acts up at the vet

Soooo.....I took Jake and Maggie to the vet last night to get their preventative shots for Lyme disease and they acted as if they had never had a day of training in their lives!!  I could see the vet tech looking at me and I knew what she was thinking...get your dogs under control!!!   "On the way to the vet...and below...after the vet"  What to...

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

Zesty Paws Multivitamin Bites

I've been searching for a organic multivitamin for Jake and Maggie that would cover all that I was looking for plus not make them sick.  I also wanted Dental Sticks that were organic and was so excited to see that Chewy.com had what I was looking for.  When I got the order, Jake and Maggie were so excited because they knew a bunch of goodies were...

What is Vegan leather?

What is Vegan leather?

 found this purse at TJMaxx last week and not only did I think it was cute, I saw that is was Peta Approved Vegan leather and lead free which was another plus.  But I was standing there thinking…what does that really mean.  I found this very informative site explaining in detail the meaning behind this leather and why you should have it in your...

My pumpkin table!

My pumpkin table!

It is the first Friday of fall and the weather has been really nice.  The leaves are starting to drop but it's been a tad bit hotter than what I like this time of year.  I shouldn't be complaining but I like a little crisp in the air right about now.  If you read my last blog post about what I'm loving, you already know I started decorating...

What is Littermate Syndrome?

What is Littermate Syndrome?

When we lost our last 3 dogs, Thomas and I said we were going to take a break from being pet parents.   But after only a month, I started looking for another dog.  It didn’t matter to us where the dog came from or the breed.  I just knew that what was meant for us would show up in an unexpected way and into our lives came Jake and Maggie.  We had...

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

Benefits of yogurt for your dog

As I was writing my blog post on the frozen yogurt blueberries (see here), I made sure to make a note to talk about today's post and the benefits of yogurt for your dog. I want to clarify that I used plain, unflavored, non-fat greek yogurt which I did not state in Monday's post. I know that yogurt is great for digestive issues in humans but I...

Frozen yogurt blueberries

Frozen yogurt blueberries

I had a completely different post written and ready to go out and THEN...I walked into Kroger and saw these JUMBO blueberries from Family Tree Farms!!!  I knew exactly what I was going to do with them...head over to the yogurt section, buy a container of Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt and make these delicious, healthy yogurt covered blueberries for...

French Vanilla, Blackberry, Raspberry Cake

French Vanilla, Blackberry, Raspberry Cake

I cannot describe how proud I am of this recipe!  It is decadent, delightful, and delicious with it's rich blood red and Burgundy berry filling and creamy off-white buttercream icing.  I've made this recipe before for a family get together but made a few small changes this time and this is it!!  This is the one!!!  So here it is!  Hope you enjoy...

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

Fall is here!!! It’s pumpkin time!!

I've been saying since the beginning of September how I can't wait to decorate for fall!!  No...take that back...I've been ready since August LOL. I'm so ready to see the leaves change colors.  I love the crisp fall air and the smell of baked apple pies!!!  There is just something about fall that makes everything feel "cozy".  I even created a...

What is Proofing?

Where were we?

I've been MIA on my blog posts but I've been here the whole time.  The problem is that I made my website using Weebly and they only allow me so many posts a month!  I had used up my allotted postings and then had to wait for a new month to begin.  Yes, I could upgrade, which I have but I'm not upgrading again.  Why you ask...well, I'm working...

Animal obesity

Animal obesity

If your pet is obese, are you guilty of animal neglect?If you ask me, I would say "YES" without a doubt...YES!  If you type "fat dog pic" into your browser, pictures of overweight animals will come up with videos that are supposed to be funny but in my opinion, they are not.  For me, seeing an animal under-nourished or over-nourished is, in my...

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

Snake skin prints are so in right now!

You all know how excited I was about my snake skin boots because I blogged about them last week (HERE) and now I've completed the outfit.  I typically shop everywhere to pull an outfit together.  If I get lucky which sometimes I do at Macy's, I can pull an outfit together pretty quick. My sister called to say Kohl's were having a sale (20% off...

Sautéed asparagus and grilled rib eye steak

Sautéed asparagus and grilled rib eye steak

Ok...let me tell you how delicious our meal was today!!!!  It was mouthwatering and so fast and easy to make!!!  I picked Thomas up from the airport and told him I had a surprise for him...his favorite (besides cheesey mashed potatoes and pork chops)...steak and asparagus!!!  We were starving and this meal took literally 15 minutes to make (if...

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

Side effects of the Bordetella Shot

We recently got Jake and Maggie's shots updated (parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, Bordetella, and rabies).  We wanted to not only update their shots but to make sure they had the Bordetella vaccination because we will be taking them to Therapy Training and possibly Day Care.  I have never had a problem with any of my dogs experiencing any side...

Dental care for your pet

Dental care for your pet

I've had dogs all of my life and fortunately, I have never and hope to never (crossing my fingers) deal with dental problems with Jake and Maggie or any future animals I may adopt.  But many have and what does this all mean for you and your pet.  Animals hide their pain well and sometimes we don't even know anything is wrong.  A bad tooth can...

Doggie TMJ

Doggie TMJ

 I was getting my hair done last week and my friend and hair dresser, who is a huge dog lover like I am, was telling me his dog was having problems with his mouth not closing properly when he ate.  He took him to the vet to find that he has Doggie TMJ!  I was so surprised by this and had to go home and do my research.  The Temporomandibular joint...

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Is your dog’s urine killing your grass?

Have you ever experienced having a dog urinate on your grass and then finding a dead yellow spot in the grass the next day?  All of us pet owners have probably experienced that before which made me curious as to why this happens.  This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect...

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

Is doggie daycare right for your pet?

We recently took Jake and Maggie to Misty Pines Dog Park and I asked to see their facilities.  Thomas and I have always agreed that we would never board our dogs and we stand by that.  It is either for you or not and we just feel more comfortable not boarding.  The facilities were clean and the animals looked very well taken care of which...

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Snake Skin Boots from 6pm.com

Every spring and fall I clean out my closet and move my clothes and shoes around and I love doing this.  I once had a friend tell me I was crazy but honestly, it does a few things for me.  It makes me feel like I accomplished something and keeps me organized.  When my closet gets messy, it drives me nuts.  It also allows me to see what needs...

Can dogs have identical twins?

Can dogs have identical twins?

I was sitting around the table at Thomas' family's house and we were talking about my blog when his aunt asked me if dogs can be born twins.  I said that I thought so and was going to research it.  Turns out that dogs can be born twins and here is how.     "Jake and Maggie playing while I was getting ready to run errands".  "When Jake gets tired...

My “September Sunflower” Table

My “September Sunflower” Table

I'm getting so excited...summer is almost over and fall (my favorite time of the year) is right around the corner!  I'm already thinking about how I'm going to decorate and when I found these sunflower dishes at Home Goods, I had to have them.  Well, I can't take all the credit...my aunt actually saw them for me and I scooped them all up into my...

What are your rights when losing a pet?

What are your rights when losing a pet?

I first started researching the emotional toll it takes on a pet when you give it up simply because you do not want it.  There have been people in my life who have adopted an animal because they thought it was a good idea at the time only to turn around and give it up because it wasn't "working out" for them.  From lizards, to birds, to cats to...

Why foster a dog?

Why foster a dog?

First I have to say that I could never foster a dog....why?...because it would become mine.  I could never give the dog up.  I would end up with a whole house full of dogs so I admit it is not for me but there are a lot of amazing people out there who can.  Why foster a dog?...These are a few good reasons and if you are one of those people who...

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day!!!  First I have to apologize because I totally missed today being National Dog Day and did not blog about it.  I follow a dog mom and blogger called "Home Is Where The Boat Is" and when I opened up her email and blog post, I thought....oh no...I have to blog about this tomorrow!!!   Taken directly from the...

Misty Pines Dog Park

Misty Pines Dog Park

I recently had a birthday and always joke that the entire month of August is my birthday.  Since that's the case, Thomas asked what I wanted to do this weekend and I said... spend the day with the dogs.  I suggested a fun-filled day of going to Misty Pines Dog Park, lunch at the Sewickley Hotel, and then home to relax before a dinner out...

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers and Sunshine

​I started the “What I’m Loving” posts because these are things, people, and places that I find enjoyment in and want to share them with you.  We all lead busy lives and sometimes it is nice just to take a moment and try to enjoy what you have.  We lose things, find them again, sometimes in the most unique unsuspecting places.  Friendships come...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her through another blogger from Pittsburgh called Wear Wag Repeat by Tori Mistick...

Beef liver for your dog

Beef liver for your dog

Have you ever given the thought to giving your dog beef liver?  I have to admit that it has never crossed my mind.  I am always making sure that Jake and Maggie get the best food and treats.  I buy everything organic whether it be a baby carrot for a treat or their kibble but liver????   Nope!  I've dehydrated chicken strips, sirloin strips,...

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats

Hi everyone!!!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I did because Sunday was my birthday!!!!  Thomas, my family, and close friends made it feel very special by taking me out to lunch and dinner and sending sweet "Happy Birthday" texts so I thank everyone!  I always joke that my birthday is the whole month so next weekend we are taking Jake...

Toxic Algae Exposure

Toxic Algae Exposure

I typically give you a post on Friday of "What I'm Loving" but today I have to talk about dogs across the South that are dying from Toxic Algae Exposure.  My dad mentioned this to me so I went home and did some research to find out what is going on.  I feel that this is something I need to post to help make us all aware that not every lake or...

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

Airport Therapy Dog Programs

​It’s been a minute since I posted about Jake and Maggie passing their Canine Good Citizenship training (here and here) all because I wanted them to participate in the PitPaws program at the Pittsburgh International Airport.  I want them both to become Therapy Dogs and am excited about taking them into schools to meet with children as well as...

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

Book Review – The Wife Between Us

As promised, I wanted to give you a full book review on "The Wife Between Us".  This wonderful book is a Novel by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen that I purchased via on-line at Barnes and Noble.  This book was soooooo good!  I love to read and the title caught my attention but was hesitant about making the purchase because I had never read...

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

20 Ways to photograph a black dog

I can't tell you how many pictures I've taken of Maggie only to delete them because they didn't turn out right.  I don't have a problem with Jake. He is very photogenic and takes better pictures and quite possibly because he is chocolate and not solid black.  I am still learning my way around my new camera but I've done some research to help me...

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society finds homes for 62 shelter pets

Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am - 4pmClosed on Sundays &...

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley, Agnes, and Clout

Bentley AgnesClout Beaver County Humane Society3394 BRODHEAD ROADCENTER TOWNSHIP, PA 15001PHONE: 724-775-5801FAX: 724-709-8357​Get more information at beavercountyhumanesociety.org/adoptFollow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bchumanesociety​Shelter HoursTuesday & Thursday 11am - 7pmWednesday, Friday & Saturday, 11am -...

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Adopt a shelter dog today!

Hello! My name is Lumley! I am an extra, super, duper special pup. The staff here have become my family; they love me, they protect me, and they give me hope. I am dashingly handsome, but sometimes that's all anyone sees: my looks. They don't know that I have a lot of needs, some of them different than other dogs'. I love to be active, but I...

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

Pig Ears and Salmonella Poisoning

I follow a blog called Proud Dog Mom and recently received a post about Pig Ear Dog Treats Making Humans Sick.  The FDA is investigating and urging all pet owners to stop buying and feeding their pets the pig ears and urging retailers to stop selling them.  The CDC is now reporting 127 cases of human infection with Salmonella — 26 people have...

Horse Ownership

Horse Ownership

I typically blog about dog related topics but today I want to give you some insight into the equestrian world.  One of my fondest memories from my childhood was when my parents bought me my first horse.  We found Sparky and so my love for horses began.  My father built a barn and fenced in acreage to adopt Sparky and a horse for my sister named...

Sweet Sausage Pasta

Sweet Sausage Pasta

As I was saying in my last post, Thomas and I were having a lazy weekend here in Missouri and I didn't feel like going out.  The weather was cold, rainy, and snuggling under a nice warm blanket sounded so much better than being cold and wet.  So what did we do about dinner????  We had leftover ingredients from the  Margharita Pizza recipe, some...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co,...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and...

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were...

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic...

Chunky Monkey x 2

Chunky Monkey x 2

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls...

Proud Dog Chef

Proud Dog Chef

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!  I've been wanting to tell you about a cookbook that I purchased called The Proud Dog Chef written by The Proud Dog Mom.  She has a blog called www.prouddogmom.com that I've been following and really enjoy reading her articles.  I found her through another blogger from Pittsburgh called Wear Wag Repeat by Tori Mistick...

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

Grounds and Hounds Coffee

I am so excited to share this post with you!!  My sister sent me a link one night to a company called Grounds and Hounds Coffee.  The title was interesting but I fell in love with the story not to mention the coffee is delicious.   At Grounds and Hounds Coffee Co, they believe that great coffee can fuel a greater purpose.  Through the sale of...

The Grommet

The Grommet

I was scouring Pinterest like I do every night and came across a "pin" showing all of these neat gadgets for pets.  I clicked on it and it took me to a website called The Grommet.  You can find everything on their site from children's clothes to home goods to tech gadgets.  Did you know they even have a "fish burial pod"??????  I have never seen...

Nylabone for the power chewers

Nylabone for the power chewers

I haven't done a product review in a while so I figured I'd take another chance on a toy that said "Tuff Enuff".  I was at Shop N' Save today getting groceries and stopped in the pet isle to see what they had.  I've posted before about how Jake and Maggie do not to play well with toys, they demolish them!  Well, I bought 2 canvas toys in the...

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

Comcast’s New “Pet Filter”

"Is Maggie hiding from me?"   "Is Maggie smiling?"   Who doesn’t love to know what their pet is doing when they are not home?  I know we do so we installed NEST to help us keep an eye on Jake and Maggie.  When we bought our new home, we chose Vector Security Company to arm the whole house, all windows, and doors which gave us a piece of mind but...

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

Stella and Chewy’s Raw Coated Kibble

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  Thomas and I had a great weekend and celebrated Easter at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA enjoying their Easter Buffet!  The buffet includes everything from scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns to homemade waffles and donuts, desserts, seafood, pasta, and prime rib carving station just to name a few....

DNA tests for your dog

DNA tests for your dog

This week is going so fast and has been so busy that I almost missed my Wednesday post.  It’s 7:44 pm and I still have time!  I found an interesting article in an “Eating Well” magazine this week titled “What Can a DNA Test Actually Reveal About My Dog?  My sister and I grew up taking in stray dogs and cats over the years and were always taking a...

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

doTERRA Essential Oils for Dogs and Cats

I've been hearing so much about essential oils lately and was excited to meet someone who sells them.  So I set up an appointment with doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Emily McConaughy, and we met to discuss the oils I was interested in.  Let me tell you that I was very impressed with Emily's knowledge, passion, and presentation and I placed my first...

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

Are Sweet Potatoes a “yes” or a “no”?

"Waiting for our sweet potatoes"     Since the day we adopted Jake and Maggie, I have given them vegetables as part of their treats.  They love organic baby carrots and zucchini.  I decided to change things up a bit and grabbed some sweet potatoes at the grocery store.  Several months back, we purchased a dehydrator from Amazon made by VonShef...

Choke collars and how to use them

Choke collars and how to use them

There are many opinions on using a choke chain/collar on your dog and whether they are good for the pet or not.  I admit we do use them on Jake and Maggie but not before we were properly trained in how to put them on and when to use them during training.  They were pulling so badly and that's when our trainer brought out this contraption called a...

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

What does “Cruelty Free” mean?

Little by little, I find myself looking more and more for cruelty free makeup brands, body washes, hair, skin and cleaning products but it can be so confusing at times as to who is actually real and true in their opinion of what “cruelty free” means.  I thought I’d do some research and share what I’ve found with you.   "Jake falling asleep...

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

Lip Veil Saves Elephants

I'm always searching for cruelty free products and came across a CHANTECAILLE ad in a magazine.  I have not tried this product yet but it is on my "to do" list to make a purchase and I wanted to share what looks like an amazing product.  Not only is  #CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE FREE OF:Phthalates, Sulphates, Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Palm...

FROMM Pet Food

FROMM Pet Food

If you read my last post regarding my trip to #Treats-Unleashed, you might be interested in hearing about #FROMM pet food.  I'm looking for a holistic dog food for the pups and when Brandon, my sales guy, highly recommended this brand and why, I started listening.  He gave me several samples to try and when I mixed those in with their current...

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

Skechers Bobs for Dogs Partners with Best Friends Animal Society

BOBS from Skechers teams up with Best Friends to support dogs and cats in need.In a huge step forward in the effort to Save Them All, Best Friends is teaming up with BOBS from Skechers. For every purchase of BOBS shoes, Skechers will make a donation to support Best Friends programs — programs to keep more pets out of shelters and increase the...

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

Jake, Maggie, and our new Nikon D5600 Camera

We've been talking about getting a new camera for like...FOREVER!  Well, we finally made our big purchase and bought a Nikon D5600 DSLR from Best Buy and this wonderful camera bag from Amazon.  Jake and Maggie turned 9 months old this month and buying this camera to take better pics and videos of them will be so much fun.  If your like me, you...

BIG Nylabone

BIG Nylabone

This is Jake and Maggie listing to me so intently tell them about their birthday presents. They turned 9 months old on March 8th and what better gift to get them (besides training) was a chew toy. You all know how I am forever searching for toys that they will not ruin in 2.5 seconds and I've found it!! BIG Nylabones!!! When we got back to...

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

Fresh ‘n Clean Dog Shampoo

A friend recommended Fresh 'N Clean dog shampoo for Jake and Maggie.  She is a dog mommy and I trust her opinion so I put the pups in my Jeep and headed to Pet Supplies Plus! She was right.  It has a great smell, creates a full lather, and left the pups soft and silky.  I chose the 2-in-1 because our water here in Missouri is harder than back...

Keep Em’ Busy

Keep Em’ Busy

We all have responsibilities that take us away from the quality time we want to spend with our pets and worse yet, we get sick and we still have the responsibility to take care of them.  We have all had the flu a time or two in our lives and we know how it can zap your energy in seconds.  When your laying on the couch, every fiber in your body is...

Safe Paw Ice Melter

Safe Paw Ice Melter

"Jake and his leaves"!!!  "This is his happy face, I promise" :-).  Winter is here!  Jake and Maggie are loving the snow.  Well....they love every season especially fall as you can see by Jake's pictures.  He loves the falling leaves, grabs as many as he can and has to bring at least one into the garage every time he goes outside!!!   We are...

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

Chew Guard Technology (Part 2)

We are four days into the new year and Jake and Maggie have totally demolished all of their new toys.  I wanted to wrap each one individually for them for Christmas but we wanted to give the toys to them all at once.  It was a blast watching them get so excited and curious about what was under that wrapping paper.  We quickly realized, due to all...

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

Squeaky Clean Free and Gentle

I’m sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to everyone and hope you all have a wonderful day.  I know everyone is busy so I’m keeping this blog post short this week.   There are three items that I continue to purchase because they are amazing and I want to share them with you.     Yaktrax Boot TrayThe Yaktrax Boot Tray.  This tray has really saved me...

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie.  What is Clavamox?

Clavamox 250 mg for Maggie. What is Clavamox?

I watch Maggie and Jake like a hawk and would never have known that Maggie had adolescent UTI (Urinary Track Infection).  She did not show any signs of being sick, urinating frequently, straining to urinate, having accidents in the house, blood in the urine (I used a white Scott towel to collect her urine and did not see blood), licking, or...

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

New Harnesses for Jake and Maggie from Amazon

Blueberry Pet Soft & Comfortable 3M Reflective Multi-colored Stripe Mesh Padded Dog Harness Vest, Matching Collar & Leash Available Separately.    We were having a problem with the puppies pulling when we took them for walks which put me on a quest to find safe, comfortable and most importantly, durable harnesses to help eliminate this...

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

Purina Pro Plan “My Plan Dog and Cat Food Selector”

I found something interesting today and couldn't wait to share it with everyone.  I'm that nervous Nelly who when picking out dog food for my fur babies, I wonder if I'm the 1 in a million who is getting a bag from a bad batch of food.  When it's time to choose the next stage of food for their age group or whether I want chicken, beef, or lamb to...

New Treats…happiness!!!

New Treats…happiness!!!

My sister bought Jake and Maggie new treats today and they love them!  This video says it all...sheer happiness!  Just look for Busy Chewnola's by Purina at your local pet store or grocery store.  We found ours at Kroger!  On my "to do" list" is to use the organic chicken strips I bought at the grocery store in the dehydrator and incorporate...

Chunky Monkey x 2

Chunky Monkey x 2

We've had Jake and Maggie alittle over 3 months now.  I just took them to the vet yesterday for their second round of shots.  Jake weighs in at 27 pounds and Maggie is at 24 pounds.  I'm sad because they are getting harder to pick up but I love their little fat rolls and they love my hugs and kisses.  The vet said they look healthy and happy and...