Category: Pets

Getting Children Their First Pet

Getting Children Their First Pet

  The Five “W’s” of Getting Children Their First Pet   Traditionally, when journalism is taught, instructors want their future reporters always to convey the five “W’s” found inside of any great story: “Who, What, When, Where and Why (along with an “H” for how). Getting your child their first pet also comes with answers to these important questions. As far as the “H” goes, you should always consider a shelter or rescue organization for “how” to get an animal.   WHO would be you and your family, unless you are considering going through a breeder. But remember, this choice […]

Posted April 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Pets, / 2 Comments
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22 Ways Cats Make People Happier and Healthier

22 Ways Cats Make People Happier and Healthier

As mothers, we know parenting can be stressful. We love our children, but they can be a handful and can cause stress, anxiety, and restlessness. There is a solution, and it’s quite surprising: you need to adopt another child. This child won’t be like your other kids. It comes with four legs, fur, and requires no potty training. We’re talking about getting a cat! Cats can offer companionship for your children, should they be old enough to handle one. Cats come with a variety of positive health effects. You may not see it at first, but your feline companion can […]

Posted November 8, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Pets, / 3 Comments
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Save Your Floor From Pets [Infographic]

Save Your Floor From Pets [Infographic]

I have two dogs and a cat – so my house takes a beating! One of my dogs is even nicknamed house eater (couches, baseboards, and window sills). And the cat? Well, she destroys carpets. We had to replace the carpet in our old house when we listed it for sale, partially because she clawed bald spots in the stairs. I thought this infographic was on point and wanted to share it. Save your floor from your pet infographic by The Rug Seller

Posted July 15, 2016 by Julie in Pets, / 0 Comments
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Introducing Pets to Baby

Introducing Pets to Baby

We have two dogs and a cat, and they are used to things being their own way. So when we first brought Baby H home, obviously that disrupted their lifestyle. The good thing is, my pets took well to the addition. If they felt uncomfortable with the noise or something else, they simply went off to their corners and stayed away. If they were curious, they stayed close and observed. Tips for Introducing Pets to Baby Preparation This will really depend on the temperament of your pets, but if you have a rescue like we do, some preparation in advance […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Pets, TopPosts, / 22 Comments
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10 things we can learn from our pets

10 things we can learn from our pets

This week’s Tuesday 10 topic is: This month is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, so our first Tuesday of October is all about pets! I’ve been wanting to write a top 10 about pets for a while so hurray for Adopt a Shelter Pet Month for inspiring me to do so. There’s quite a bit we can learn from our furry friends if we just observe their actions and behaviors. 10 Things We Can Learn From Our Pets Enjoy a calm moment in a sunbeam. Fresh air is fantastic. Get outside often. Play with your loved ones. And play hard. […]

Posted October 6, 2015 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 15 Comments
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Cat Thursday – Sept 18, 2014

Cat Thursday – Sept 18, 2014

    I haven’t done Cat Thursday in a really long time, and I thought I’d try getting back into it. This particular Cat Thursday is brought to you by – cats in places they don’t belong. Ok, one cat, one place she doesn’t belong: the changing table. I have it all ready for Smurfberry’s debut into this world in a couple of months and what does Dusty Rose do? Yep, she finds it and sits on it. To be fair, there’s a super soft changing pad up there. Also, it is nice and high and dogs can’t reach her. […]

Posted September 18, 2014 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 0 Comments
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The time my dogs went for a joy ride… well… run

The time my dogs went for a joy ride… well… run

Yesterday morning I found out that the lawn guys left our back gate propped open with a stone. Do you want to know how I found that out? I found this out because when the dogs were let out in the morning, they disappeared. I let them out after their feeding and I usually let them run around the back yard while we finish getting ready and hubby leaves (he leaves before me). When I settle in to eat my breakfast I usually let them back in. I went to do that, and there were no dogs in the yard! I walked around […]

Posted April 18, 2014 by Julie in Pets, / 1 Comment
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Cat Thursday – Dec 19, 2013

Cat Thursday – Dec 19, 2013

    I haven’t done Cat Thursday in a while, but I thought I’d participate in this Holiday edition because I recently found this photo of my kitteh Dusty Rose taken several years ago when she was still a wee kitteh. As you can see, Grinch Kitty is not amused. Yea that’s her in a stocking and wearing a Santa hat. I’m so mean apparently.  

Posted December 19, 2013 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 8 Comments
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Cat Thursday – Nov 21, 2013

Cat Thursday – Nov 21, 2013

      This is what likes to warm my lap when I’m trying to get to sleep 🙂 How adorable is she? This was actually this past Friday night. I ran out of cat treats earlier in the week and stopped by after work Friday to get more. She’s a very happy kitty now that she has treats again.  

Posted November 21, 2013 by Julie in Memes, Pets, / 5 Comments
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