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Are Dog Food Subscriptions Worth The Hype? My Take On Ollie!
Hello everyone in the woof world! My name is Winston and I am a supermutt rescue hailed from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. My parents adopted me from Bideawee’s Manhattan location in 2018 and I became a New York City dog. They introduced me to many new things that come with living in the city, many of them are scary (the cars, the honking, the buses and generally all noises from traffic) and took me a while to get accustomed to. However, one thing they did that I am in agreement with right away was to put me on the Ollie diet! And let me tell you why you need to get your parents on the program for you too!
Lottie’s twitching nose dragged her slowly from her afternoon slumber. She had been enjoying an active dream of rabbit chasing and at first was reluctant to rise from her incredibly comfortable position on the sofa. Warm patches of sunlight coated her furry body and she felt deliciously relaxed. Rising into a graceful downward dog, she took her time with the stretch and added a pink-tipped yawn for good measure. She plopped herself down onto the carpet, landing just beside the brownish stain that she vaguely remembered being responsible for some time ago. She bent her head and sniffed at it. Yep, that one had definitely been hers.
Ten Reasons Cats are Better Than Kids
Okay, so I am an unashamed cat mama. That said, Hubby and I didn’t become parents of real, hairless, human children. So the fur children are it for us. I’ve accepted this reality and I embrace it. For this reason, and because sour grapes, I present to you my “List of reasons cats are better than kids.”
My deer, dear, Star. How are you? We haven’t seen you since last winter and have been thinking of you a lot lately. We hope this letter finds you well. ❤️
The Happy Tortoise
Are you tired of your tortoise lazing about the house? Do you wish your shelled companion radiated success and happiness?
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I Tried the Gismo Leash Holder + System & Here's What Happened
Ever since I rescued her 10 years ago, my dog Lenya has been the most important part of my life. It’s been her and I on our own this entire time. People have come and gone throughout the past decade, but Lenya has stuck close by through it all. Through thick and thin we have been a team. That kind of designation means her safety and overall well-being is my number one priority. She deserves the best of the best.
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5 Must-Have's Every New Dog Owner Needs
Our furry friends mean more to us than they’ll ever know! When I adopted my first dog, Ducky, I had no idea what being a pet owner would truly entail. When I brought Ducky home from the animal shelter, he had a case of Mange which meant I had to give him baths everyday with a special shampoo that would kill the parasite. If you aren’t familiar, Mange is a type of skin disease caused by parasites that tends to cause hair loss, lesions and itching on the skin in dogs. After a few weeks of his special shampoo baths, the Mange subsided and I swore that I would do everything possible to make sure my sweet pup would never have to suffer through another nasty bug like that again.
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A Guide to Making Walk Time More Enjoyable for you and your Dog
Being a single guy living alone in New York City, it’s safe to say that I severely underestimated what adopting a puppy would do to my life. Even after testing my dog dad skills by dog-sitting my family’s mini schnauzer for a month, I don’t think I was ever really prepared for what was to come after adopting my pup, Billy Jack.
The Pet Whisperers
Being a pet parent is hard. We make it easy. Become a pet whisperer with these tips and tricks.
Beasts of the Wild
Lions and tigers and bears - oh my! Exploring majestic beasts in their natural habitats.
Animals of the Internet
The viral pets that make us squeal, aww, and cry. Making your newsfeed cuter each and every day.
Black Cats Are Not Bad Luck
A little over a week ago, I did a piece about popularly believed myths about dogs. Well, it's the cats turn now! Just like dogs, cats have some pretty widely held beliefs about them that are simply not true. As with the piece on dogs, I will start by saying that this piece is not intended to shame anyone. Popular beliefs become popular because they're taught; handed down from generation to generation.
Breaking the Reputation
There are so many different hobbies all around the world. I love learning new things and experiencing things through the eyes of someone else. I have many hobbies, but the hobby that means the most is wolf and wolf-dog advocacy. Wolves get a pretty bad reputation in general due to the lack of information provided, even though wildlife conservationists have been diligent about stopping the bias. One of the most important parts of my life and these animals lives. Wolf dogs are very controversial and even illegal in some states in the U.S. including some countries around the world. I think if I were to pass up an opportunity to advocate for these animals to any audience, it would go against the point of advocacy. Wolves played a major role in the creation of wolf dogs, but they are different animals.
It took me some time to ponder on if I would post for this challenge. My peace is not artsy and does not involve meditation. Although there are a few ways for a person to thread their own needle. I felt that some people would see my way more as work than peaceful, but I am going to share any way. Growing up there were always animals freely walking around in my area. I did not know as a kid that they were homeless, just free. I would always feed them anything we had in the house, food, or milk. We had a total of about seven cats that lived in our back yard, and I gave them each a name. Everyday I would feed and take care of them it was a routine for me after school, then after work.
Pull Up a Loop
“Maybe you could finish it and send it back to me.” That was my introduction to the world of crochet. Well, that was my second introduction. When I was a pre-teen, my mother attempted to teach me how to do a chain, but I couldn’t get my fingers right and I was too impatient to practice. After my mom passed away, she’d left behind a few skeins of yarn and an afghan she had started. My dad couldn’t bear to donate it and he brought it to me all the way from California. Crocheting was so much a part of who she was, and she had made some fabulous things. I remember when she crocheted doilies that she’d lay over a bowl and starch, and they’d magically become Easter baskets. Afghans were her go-to though. She had to make them long enough, so Dad’s feet were covered – extra yarn required for a 6’ 1” man. She would have wapped me if I had ever said this out loud, as Filipino moms are apt to do, but my God I don’t know what possessed her to do a mustard yellow and brown one. Gross! Those colors influenced my younger brain to never crochet. What a weird association, right?
Why cats are the purrrrfect pets
Cats rate the most adorable fur all pets you could ever lay your eyes on. They cuddly, playful and sassy. But most importantly, they’re stree free companions that aren’t that hard to please. Just point a laser on the floor or throw a ball of thread at them, and watch them rumble with playful delight. It’s no wonder The kings of Egypt considered cats Gods.
How Snake Neutralizer(Venom) is Created?
Ken Winkel, who worked from 1999 to 2015 at the Toxin Exploration Unit in Australia to see whether Indians could utilize snake toxin, merits recognition for this thought, said Ken Hamilton Fairley. Fairley was a doctor in the Toxic substance Exploration Unit and went through five years in Bombay.
Dog Days in Ocean Beach
My inner peace is a dog day in Ocean Beach. Walks along the shoreline. Exploring the rocks in the small jetty that separates beach loving dog people from the other side where dogs are not allowed. The lifeguard tower sits precariously on the rocky jetty wall right in the middle of the mix and watches over us all.
baby shark bingo.
I once met a shark And he grew into a big shark. We remained good friends Up until the end. People told me to be afraid but
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