Friday, November 30, 2018


Take a moment or two for yourself,
just reflect on your path and where it is leading you.
If you are not happy with where it is heading,
choose a new path.
― Nyki Mack

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend.
― Albert Camus

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Our Pets

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.
― John Grogan

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The State Dog of Pennsylvania

The GREAT DANE, (Canis familiaris) was adopted as the state dog of Pennsylvania. 

The next time you visit the Governor's Reception Room in Harrisburg, look for a portrait of William Penn with his Great Dane.

Now a popular pet, the GREAT DANE was a hunting and working breed in frontier Pennsylvania.

GREAT DANES are considered canine GENTLE GIANTS and make great family pets.


Monday, November 26, 2018

Politically Speaking

A DOG is like a liberal, he wants to please everybody.
A CAT doesn't really need to know that everybody loves him.
― William Kunstler 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A DOG's Bill of Rights

  • I have the right to give and receive unconditional love.
  • I have the right to a life that is beyond mere survival.
  • I have the right to be trained so that I do not become the prisoner of my misbehavior.
  • I have the right to adequate food and medical care.
  • I have the right to fresh air and green grass.
  • I have the right to socialize with people and dogs outside my own family.
  • I have the right to special time with my people.
  • I have the right to be bred responsibly if at all.
  • I have the right to be foolish and silly, and to make my person laugh.
  • I have the right to earn my person's trust and to be trusted in return.
  • I have the right to be forgiven.
  • I have the right to die with dignity.
  • I have the right to be remembered well.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018


Pets reflect you like mirrors.
When you are happy,
you can see your dog smiling
and when you are sad, 
your cat cries. ― Munia Khan

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

One's Importance

In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. 
- Unknown

Monday, November 19, 2018

Can You Hear The Purrs?

Dogs have hair.
Cats, fur.
Dogs whine, yip, howl, bark.
Cats purrr.
I say: No contest.
― Lee Wardlaw

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018


If you want to know the character of a man, 
find out what his cat thinks of him. 
- Anonymous

Friday, November 16, 2018

Mixed Breeds

Whether you call them mutts, Heinz-57 or designer dogs, mixed-breed dogs are truly special. 

Purebred dogs are a big deal to many people (AKC has over 100 recognized breeds to suit any lifestyle) but there are millions of mixed breed dogs that die in animal shelters each year because there are no homes available.

Each mixed-breed dog is unique; one of a kind. Even if you meet a similar dog, no two are quite the same. Purebred littermates are genetically unique, but your mixed-breed dog truly stands alone. It can be fun guessing the breed origins of your *bff. If you really need to know, ask your vet about DNA testing which can identify up to three breeds. 

Mixed-breed dogs do not generally come with a long list of hereditary problems. Not to say your mutt will be perfect, but mixed breed dogs are less likely to possess breed-specific hereditary health and behavioral problems. For instance, if your dog is a Great Dane mix, he could still have hip dysplasia, but it may be less severe because the breed has been diluted. And a Doberman mix may be less likely to have aggression problems than a purebred (though not all Doberman’s are aggressive.)

Though any dog may have serious hereditary problems, it really seems worth the risk to get a mutt. However, while the mystery of a mutt can be exciting, it is important to prepare yourself for a few surprises along the way.

It’s up to you whether you decide to get a purebred or not - there is no right or wrong decision. Follow your heart. 

No matter what type of dog you choose, your life will be forever changed!
Your mixed-breed dog will hold a special place in your heart – you will never find another quite the same.

*best forever friends

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Your cat's whiskers are far more important than you might think. 

The most sensitive hairs on a body are called tactile hairs. On cats they are commonly referred to as whiskers. They are found on their upper lip, their chin and where their eye brows would be. Take a look behind your cat’s front paws. There are also whiskers there! 

Usually cats have about 12 whiskers in four rows on either side of their muzzle. The top row of whiskers move independently of the middle row. They are all connected to nerve fibers deep inside your cat's skin. These very special hairs on their faces are extremely sensitive and can detect changes in air current and vibrations that help your cat to locate prey as well as a safe escape route, like furniture or the closest tree. The whiskers on their ankles helps them with captured prey in their clutches. Cats are farsighted and often can't see what's right under their noses and the whiskers help. 

Your cat's whiskers also communicate three distinct moods. Whiskers flat against the cheeks means shy. Fully fanned and a bit forward indicate a tense or excited cat and whiskers in a neutral position, as if when sleeping, means a calm kitty.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Old men simply need to touch
The brow of a dog,
To look into its eyes
To feel its lick
So that they may experience again
The freshness and joy of life.
– A Thousand Hounds, Merritt and Barth

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Tabby Cat

In America and other Christian countries, the TABBY cat has a legend of its own. As the Christ child lay in the manger, no animal - not even the gentle donkey or the faithful shepherd dog - could soothe Him to sleep. But when a little tabby jumped lightly into the manger and began to purr a lullaby, the Babe fell asleep at last. Ever since, all tabbies' foreheads have borne an in token for the Madonna's gratitude.

More CAT Lore

Thursday, November 1, 2018


CATS whose coats are red (orange), cream or calico can develop freckles as they age.
The spots can appear on the eyelids, mouth, nose and paw pads - all areas of exposed skin.