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Consistency in the Home Creates Harmony

By on March 21, 2017

Would your pet consider you the fun one or the task master? In other words, do they get away with more when you are in the house or out of the house? Just like children, pets will behave according to

Chores for Your Pets: Why Every Animal Needs An Assignment

By on February 27, 2017

Do you have a bored dog or cat at home? One way to tell they’re bored is that they might be mischievous or even destructive. Not because they‘re bad, but just because they are bored. This is one of several reasons

confused dog

What’s Happening? Keeping Pets in the Know

By on January 23, 2017

Would you get upset if your spouse brought home a new baby without asking? Or if you suddenly got dropped off at daycare for two weeks, instead of just one day like normal? I think you probably would be upset,

Well, Just What Were You Expecting? Be Aware of Your True Expectations

By on January 19, 2017

Ready for a test? Imagine you live in your home with a sweet adult dog. He’s been very good about going outside to potty all of his life until he got sick, then he started using the rug by the

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

Should he or shouldn't he?

“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

Pet Blessings

By on October 15, 2014

I love Fall – time for Pet Blessings! Many churches have a pet blessing this time of year because we have the Feast of St Francis, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and National Pet Memorial day all within a three week period.  Pet

No Dog Gets Left Behind

By on August 19, 2013

I love this!  No Dog Gets Left Behind  is an organization started by Trish Gohl that provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals they’ve found and bonded with while at war. What a great idea, I fully