Category Archives: Animal Care & Behavior

When Cute, Fluffy Coats Just Aren’t Enough…

“Mommy, I hate the cold.” Yep, my youngest takes after me for sure. Unless I have a winter activity planned, skiing, tubing etc., I’ll take that 95 degree Virginia summer heat any day over this stuff. And yet there’s Scooter, … Continue reading

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Declaw me, Declaw Me Not…

Our first kitty was declawed—not by us, mind you, he came to us that way—and I have to admit that, in my ignorance, I kind of liked it. Nothing was ever torn up in our house, and our arms never … Continue reading

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Wreaking Havoc

Officer Havoc, the “drug dog,” ruled the demonstration at my daughter’s school last week during the anti-drug assembly hosted by the local police department; his obedience skills rivaled my own kids’, his attack skills clearly a force to be reckoned … Continue reading

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Risks to Outdoor Cats

Nobody loves “Grubby” the “neighborhood kitty” more than I; his chatty and warm “hello” every time I circle the block during my daily jog is often one of the highlights of my day. I worry about his safety as an … Continue reading

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“Head-out-of-the-car-window” happiness

Even cat lovers have to smile when they see a pooch hanging his head out of a car window; fur blown back, tongue hanging out, and as close to a huge, teethy smile as dogs can get. It’s pure happiness … Continue reading

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Puddle and Piles and Wailing…Oh My!

My daughter flew out of the house when she saw our neighbors approaching with their new puppy. And ohhh was she cute; a fuzzy black ball stumbling puppy breath, chewing on every stick she happened to walk over, and getting … Continue reading

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Cat Instincts

Although they truly have individual personalities, cats are as bound by nature as are we all. I just watched as our tuxedo cat, a 1 year old SPCA rescue, pawed her favorite ball out of the very bottom of her … Continue reading

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