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BlogPaws 10th Annual Pet Conference Milestone

So... how do I get some of the crazy ideas I blog/write about?... April 17-20, 2018, marked my 10th Anniversary for attending BlogPaws Pet Conference, the international conference held by the amazing BlogPaws organization which “provides an inclusive, global community of pet enthusiasts who ...

Monday, April 16th – PA Lobby Day for Animals Schedule

Humane Lobby Day is sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States. WHERE: Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, 501 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17120 WHAT: This year Humane Lobby Day attendees will be advocating for additional animal protection laws to build upon the historic passing ...

Pets inundated with cabin fever

It’s been in the single digits every morning and evening for as long as I can remember now. Seems like an eternity but it’s only been a handful of weeks since this deep freeze has encompassed the northeast. What I do know is that this cold weather is really getting to our pets as much as ...

Don’t be a bystander, take a stand for animals in need

Right now the weather channel is reporting that we’re having “one of the five worst streaks of brutally cold weather since 1891 and that conditions in some areas could continue to develop or worsen over time.” On the way to work this morning it dipped to -4 degrees F. Right now, there ...

Canine butt scooting might not be laughing matter

I wrote this column back in March. Recently, however, my good friend's dog, experienced impacted anal glands so I dug out this article for her and thought I'd share it again for you in case you missed it or needed the information again. I recently had to message my vet with a canine butt, or ...

A little help for our Huntingdon fur friends

Dear Santa's Helpers, I just spoke with the Huntingdon (PA) County Humane Society. They are in need of any and all donations "as we are currently having to renovate our dog kennels. The dog runs were purchased over 30 years ago and are no longer up to state requirements. This is a major ...

Oh my gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats”

Weruva cat food? Yes, it’s THAT GOOD!!! (Just ask Odilia, Gracie, BoBo, Grayer, Katie and Krusher) With International Cat Day celebrated earlier this month (August 8), and Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the 'cat in the room'- as well as, your ...

PA passes historic animal anti-abuse law: Libre’s Law

I never thought I’d live to see this day. Thanks to a most bipartisan act of the Pennsylvania legislature, we now have stronger laws to protect innocent animals from abuse. Ending what was a near yearlong effort, the PA Senate unanimously passed Pennsylvania HB 1238, better known as ...

Shirley, you can’t be retiring?

Several year’s ago I met Shirley Fonda of Fonda’s Foundlings. This one-woman crusade has been saving the lives of homeless cats in the Center County region for nearly 20 years, rescuing more than 1,600 over this time. I just learned that Shirley is going to retire finally at the age of 81 ...

The life and times of Czar, a senior pup

Czar is a 13 ½ year old pitt bull who rescued his parents (Jackie and Paul) at the tender age of 9 weeks. This gentle giant is the pride and joy of his mom, Jackie, who loves to deck Czar out in holiday duds and showcase his pictures in fundraising calendars, contests and even on his own FB ...

AKC National Championship Winner(s)

If you've never been to an AKC Dog Show/Competition I highly recommend the experience. If you're like me, just trying to give a command for my dog to 'stay' is a feat in itself. To see these dogs at their finest, is well worth the time to attend or watch on TV.... - amyjo PULI ...

Take Action For Pets In Need

We are experiencing arctic-like weather conditions in December and I can't say anyone was quite prepared for this freeze. No pet should be left outside in these weather conditions. If you see an animal outside without adequate protection, housing, warmth (straw, etc), please speak up for those ...

Winners of inkspirations coloring books

Congratulations to our winners of the 3 inkspirations coloring books for adults: Connie (Maine); Rita (Tyrone, PA) and Amber (Hyndman, PA)! Thank you to everyone who entered to win! Watch for more give-a-ways to come!

Senior Pets Rock!

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! In my world, every month should be Adopt a Senior Pet Month: Senior pets are far and away the best companions I’ve ever had. Having adopted/rescued seniors for the past 16 years, I never understood the whole ‘need’ for a puppy, I guess. My ...

Holiday Coloring Fun Give-Away!

I recently blogged about a new line of pet coloring books designed just for adults – no better way to relieve stress than to pick up a colored pencil or crayon and shade your worries away! Now, thanks to inkspirations, the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul, comes a line of ...

Outside living is no place for dogs

A friend recently posted a question on social media asking, “who all had a dog/dogs chained to a dog box outside right now?” Now, knowing this friend, who is heavily involved in animal rescue and abuse prevention, we got her point immediately. Nobody better have a dog chained outside ...

Pet Lovers, Sharpen Your Crayons!

There is nothing quite like opening a new box of crayons. Something about the smell of the melted wax, the glorious unending rainbow of colors from which to choose, being the first one to use a Crayon… (I get carried away just thinking about it!) Coloring has been a highlight of most ...

Pumpkin – a trick or treat for your pup?

Pumpkin! Pumpkin! Pumpkin! I admit it! I’m now caught up in the craze and find myself addicted to pumpkin everything! Candles, pie, and now… coffee! Perhaps those aren’t the healthiest forms of pumpkin, but pure pumpkin (without additives and sweeteners) can not only offer a few ...