Friday, June 26 is Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay) – Pet Sitters International (PSI) created this phenomenon in 1999 to highlight the great companionship of dogs and to encourage their adoptions. The event also invites employers to celebrate TYDTWDay while supporting their local pet community. Even if your office is pet-friendly, here are … More It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
If your pets are like mine, they can sense the thunder and lightning from an imminent storm…long before we can. This is why we need to be prepared at any moment – especially during the summer, since ‘pop-up’ storms can be an issue. As their name indicates, pop-up storms can appear seemingly out of nowhere … More Lightning Awareness Week
I am always amazed at how resilient pets can be, so unlike humans in that we tend to complain about every little thing, while our pets appreciate every living thing. I guess this why it may be easy to forget (or overlook) that if it’s too hot for you walk in bare feet, then the … More No Bare Feet/Paws on Pavement, Please
With the Atlantic Hurricane Season underway, Tropical Storm Carlos churning off the coast of Mexico and Disturbance #1 swirling with uncertainty in the Gulf of Mexico, you could say we may be in for an active season of tropical weather. Since Mother Nature has a mind of her own and therefore it is difficult to … More A Storm is Coming…Where Will You Go?
I don’t know about you, but I never realized that dogs with ‘short snouts’ like bulldogs, pugs and other breeds have difficulty breathing at times. It makes sense when you see them and believe me, you’ve never heard any living thing snore like a bulldog! It’s important to keep an eye on your pets when … More And the Heat Goes On…
Now, I’m not one to complain about the heat…especially after the wicked & never ending winter we had here on the coast, but we’re going to have some dangerous heat indices over the next few days. First and foremost, beat the heat, check the backseat! Do not leave anyone (pets or people) in a car … More Keep Cool During This Heat Wave
Water…it’s something that we need but in times of emergency, it may not be readily available. The American Red Cross and FEMA recommend that everyone should be prepared to shelter in place for three to five days. To shelter in place means to have everything you need to survive in your home: food, water, medicines, … More Water, Water Everywhere…
I recently participated in the “Summertime Toxins Twitter Chat” (say that three times fast) hosted by the ASPCA (APCC) Animal Poison Control Center and wanted to share what I learned. With Father’s Day a little more than a week away, you may have plans to fire up the grill to help celebrate dear old Dad. … More It’s Almost Summer! Have Fun but Stay Safe…
What better way to show your love for your pets than by making an emergency kit and plan? Who am I kidding? We all know that our pets love us unconditionally, despite the flawed creatures we truly are. So consider this a security blanket for you and your pets! Or if you outgrew your ‘woobie’ … More National Pet Appreciation Week- June 7th – June 13th
Now before you get overwhelmed with the thought of it (which has always been my problem), let’s make this a family affair. Your disaster preparedness plan & kit should involve every member of your household: grandma and her cat, uncle Bob and his dog…you get the picture. First things first: You’ll want to get a … More Where Do I Start?