Have Dog, Will Blog

Yakety-yak, it’s tough figuring out sick cats

I always thought our cats were the experts at eating too much food too fast then yakking it up all over the house. I come to find out this binging and barfing is one of the most common things cats do. It’s called regurgitation and I know it’s not a pretty visual. When a cat’s stomach ...

Felines and flowers are a bad combination during Easter season

I love flowers, fresh arrangements especially. However, any time I get a bouquet from my husband, I usually end up keeping them at work. If I do take them home, I pluck half of them out and prop the remaining in a vase high atop the computer desk where no cat or dog has yet to climb. Dogs and ...

Feuding cats fuel fear and frustration

We almost had a ‘cat’astrophe at our house last week while we were at work. There was a catfight and nobody was home to intervene. One of our tenants heard the most awful cat sounds resonating from our upstairs bedroom and was sure the fight of the century had broken out between two or ...

Don’t forget, pets’ winter coats need grooming, too

The other evening, my husband, Ray, tried to shame me into brushing our old Golden boy, Brady. He desperately needed to be brushed, but I was in “weekend” mode, being lazy on the couch and acting as if any physical labor might break my arms. I was being a bit theatrical, and (did I ...

Blessing of the Animals This Sunday!

Everyone is invited! This Sunday, October 14, grab your pets and head down to the Blessing of the Animals at Temple Beth Israel, 3004 Union Ave., Altoona (across from Tuckahoe Park) with Rabbi Audrey Korotkin. The Blessing gets underway at 12:15pm on the Temple Lawn. What a great way to spend ...

Pets’ fear of fireworks no laughing matter

Holidays celebrated with fireworks are no holiday for us. We have two dogs and 2 cats (4 out of 10) that are afraid of the loud booms and flashing lights associated with fireworks, as well as thunderstorms, and gun fire to add insult to injury. Chase starts pacing and becomes quite nervous but ...

May the Fur Be With You

Occasionally, I get emails/posts from companies/friends/associates that are just too good to pass up and I have to share them with you! The following is from our friends at Healthy Paws Pet Insurance (www.heathypawspetinsurance.com)... Enjoy! Pet parents love Star Wars... and we’ve got the ...

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 ...