Four Quick Tips for National “Answer Your Cat’s Questions” Day

By on January 17, 2017

The question is not “What are you thinking, Mr. Kitty?” but rather “What can I answer for you, Mr. Kitty?” Subtle difference perhaps, but an important one. National “Answer Your Cat’s Questions” Day is coming right up on January 22,

What’s in a Name? The Meaning Behind our Pet’s Names

By on January 10, 2017

Imagine you are (or maybe you are!) a sweet, kind, playful and compassionate person. You smile constantly, you’re very generous with time and gifts, and always up for an adventure. Yet your husband calls you “Trainwreck,” your parents call you

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“What do you want from me?” – Be Clear With Your Expectations

By on January 3, 2017

Do you think your pets know what is expected of them? Let me ask you – Have you ever been fired from a job for not doing something you didn’t even know you were supposed to do? Or, maybe your

How Your Pet Understands You – Be Aware of the Words You Use!

By on December 28, 2016

“Please don’t dig up the beautiful pink rose. Sadie, don’t dig in the garden near the rose! You can dig anywhere you want, just don’t dig near the rose! Sadie! Oh! My beautiful pink rose!” What’s going on in your

The Four Agreements, Adapted for Pet Parents

By on March 30, 2016

Even though my cats and dogs don’t read (at least not to my knowledge), they instinctively live by the principles of the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, and they seem to expect me to do so as well. In

My Top Five Tricks to Naturally Banish Fleas

By on July 17, 2015

Winning in Flea Season – without the chemicals Every year it happens – some years worse than others – the fleas wander inside on our pets,  into the doggy daycare, or home from a sleepover, and then it begins. The

Animals and Prayer

By on April 28, 2015

I’m so excited to announce my newest project!  I believe in the power of prayer, and I believe in helping animals, so I’m combining the two to serve animals through prayer – and I’m running a free 30 day program

The Vet Couldn’t Find Anything

By on February 4, 2015

“I took him to the vet but they didn’t find anything”технология устройства кровли из металлочерепицы. Sound familiar?  Have you ever taken your beloved animal to the vet only to come back without a resolution?   Believe it or not, I hear

Animals & Us – Newsletter December 2014

By on December 21, 2014

Happy Holidays to all of you animal friendly people out there and welcome to December issue of my newsletter!  Be sure to check out this last minute special if you’re looking for a gift!   There is still time! Last

Roxy and I take on a Fitness Challenge!

By on December 18, 2014

I’ve been inspired to make some changes in the house by a fitness challenge for animals and their people (joanranquet.com/challenge ).  My son has mentioned a few times that Roxy, my 8 ½ year old cat, is overweight  but I