Did you know instantly that your dog was for you as soon as you saw them? When I first met Buddy at Pima Animal Care Center, I knew we were meant for each other! We went outside into the play yard, where I figured he would sniff and maybe play with a toy or two. […]
Can we take a minute to talk about something almost every pet parent dreads and ways to deal with pet hair and odor? Although pet hair and odors are a small price to pay to have our furry ones at home with us, the fuzz and funky smells can sometimes seem overwhelming! My Buddy got […]
Caring for and grooming your dog can be daunting. This is especially true if you have a nervous or excitable dog. Here are 6 tips for at-home dog grooming. Every dog has different grooming needs. My dog Buddy needed a regular bath and a brushing, and a nail trim once every week or so. Almost all […]
‘Tis the season for warm, cozy Christmas Movies to Watch with Your Dog! I still watch A Charlie Brown Christmas every year just to see Snoopy and Woodstock take such joy in Charlie Brown’s little Christmas tree, and my favorite character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas is always Max Do you love the traditional […]
As a dog parent, learning to understand dog communication is vital. Dogs make all sorts of different sounds in different situations: growls, barks, whimpers, whines, howls, yips, and yelps. And their body language says a lot, too. It can often be challenging for us to understand precisely what our pet is “telling” us. Often as […]
Most of us love our dogs as much as we love our human family, sometimes even more (shhh, I won’t tell on you). It makes sense that we think of them a little like humans, but they are not humans, and they view the world differently from us. For fun, let’s consider what your dog […]
This season let’s make a difference for the animals of PACC by taking just a few minutes to give something small but special. First, let me tell you a little story about why I think it’s important to sweat the small stuff. My Story Once upon a time, I was trying to get into the […]
Let’s talk about 3 ways helping animal shelters matters this holiday season! With so many deserving causes to support this time of year, why should we keep animal shelters and rescues in mind as we enter another holiday season? 1. ‘Tis the season for community fellowship. Animal shelters keep the community safe by providing shelter […]
These days, when I think about it, I’m happier than I’ve ever been. I am more resilient and feel like I have more control over my life than before I went out on my own. Granted, some days, it is horrifying; some days I feel like quitting, and some days I question my decisions making abilities, but then the good days come, and I wonder what I was even thinking on the bad days. Doing the right thing for my career has led me to make other good choices, like exercising and making new friends.
Buddy made me a better person, more patient, more understanding, and maybe even better adjusted. He accompanied me everywhere for 12 years, and even though I know life would change without him, camping and traveling haven’t been the same since he left 3 years ago.