Staff Picks

  • Linda Blankenship
    Published 2 years ago
    It's Not All About the Puppy Breath (Pt. 1)

    It's Not All About the Puppy Breath (Pt. 1)

    "Want a dog?" my husband had asked me one day. This was not a question that I had not heard before. The only difference was that he meant now as opposed to later. We had discussed getting another one at some point but had always felt that the timing wasn't right. His work schedule took him away from home three weeks at a time and my job took me out of town three days every week. We felt that the dog would not be getting adequate care and even though we lived on the lake, our yard was not fenced in so we had no way of maintaining control. It's when you've lost control that bad things start to happen. My husband is an avid duck hunter so his dream has always been to get a hunting dog. I won't hold him back but I can't help but think that he hasn't thought this thing through. You see, I am not a hunter. I do not understand the concept between the dog, the birds, or the theory behind the combination of the two but according to my husband, this pup was coming from what people would consider a good blood-lined dog which meant that this puppy came from top-of-the-line parents and that made her a prospect of becoming a good hunting dog as well. He felt the investment would be worth it. Who was I to say no? All I was seeing was a new puppy. My husband's reasons were nothing more than a blob in the back of my head.
  • Nicola P. Young
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Famous Movie Pets Everyone Loved

    10 Famous Movie Pets Everyone Loved

    When I was little, the only movie I wanted to watch was
  • Abstract Ammy
    Published 2 years ago
    The Little Kitten That Could (Part 1)

    The Little Kitten That Could (Part 1)

    Rewind to mid-May, 2018. I'm on a mild walk to get my heart going and to keep my anxiety down. The sun is bright as it reflects off the car hoods that sit idly waiting for the light to change from red to green, allowing them to cross a very busy intersection. I'm standing in the middle island, waiting for my red hand to turn into a white walkman when my phone starts to ring from my pocket.
  • Ashley Santoro
    Published 2 years ago
    So You Want to Become a Dog-Walker/Petsitter?

    So You Want to Become a Dog-Walker/Petsitter?

    So you want to become a dog-walker? Of course you do, dogs are great! What could be better than walking a dog, getting to play with them and snuggling for a little bit then dropping them back home ? It’s kinda like being an aunt to an adorable nephew... you get to be there for the cute stuff and then hand him off to his “owner” (your sister) for the less cute stuff like diaper changes or temper tantrums. Dog-walking and petsitting is a great way to earn extra money, stay active and meet new animals! (And people too I guess)
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 2 years ago
    Six Facts About Dugongs

    Six Facts About Dugongs

    Dugongs, while similar to manatees, are shorter and slender comparing to their western hemisphere well-known marine mammals to have ever been studied in the Southern Hemisphere, research that has been done on the animals would eventually give way to the rise of manatee research in the United States and Brazil. These animals are known to grow up to 11 feet long and weight up to 2,200 pounds.
  • NomNomNow
    Published 2 years ago
    Human Superfoods: Are They Good for Your Dog, Too?

    Human Superfoods: Are They Good for Your Dog, Too?

    For years, nutritionists and dieticians have been raving about the health-boosting qualities of superfoods. Superfoods earn the monicker by holding a high amount of nutrition without being high in caloric value. This uniquely beneficial group of foods includes dozens of dietary powerhouses like kale, spinach, goji berries, and acai berry.
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 2 years ago
    The Day My Cats Hijacked the Computer

    The Day My Cats Hijacked the Computer

    My four whiskerlicking cats like to hang out in my upstairs office. One afternoon, having finished my paperwork, I took my Westie, Brandi, out for a walk. Leaving the computer on and shutting the door behind me, I went downstairs and, with scruffy canine on her leash, started out of the house.
  • Samantha Bentley
    Published 2 years ago
    Why Does My Dog.....?

    Why Does My Dog.....?

    Dogs are so great. I often wonder what I did with my life before I had dogs, I definitely had more free time, a cleaner house, and a lot more money, but who needs time and money and cleanliness when you have a snoring, furry pillow?
  • Sandra Pollard
    Published 2 years ago
    A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity

    A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity

    I refer to the recently published article by Jenna Deedy in PetLife titled Freeing Lolita the Killer Whale is Not an Option, and take issue with a number of matters.