By Karen A. Soukiasian Nearly everyone at one time or another has dreamed about waking up Christmas morning to find Santa has left a new puppy or dog under the tree. What could be more exciting than that? That’s just the problem! Introducing a new, young pup on Christmas Day is too overwhelming and stressful… Read the rest »
By Terry Jester I can take my dogs just about anywhere. I’m not embarrassed by their behaviors. I have taken the time and trouble necessary to teach my dogs the three basics – walk on a loose leash, wait at doors, and come when called. These are three sets of behaviors that all dogs should… Read the rest »
By Terry Jester I saw on the news the other day that Americans spend something like $9 billion annually buying presents for their pets. That is an exorbitant amount of money. And, I have to say, someone must be making up for my share because I don’t spend all that much on my animals.
By Tiana Nelson It’s the holidays! And, honestly, who can resist the idea of a cute puppy in a little red ribbon? Let me make one request, don’t make the dog “surprise” a surprise. It may seem like you’re taking some of the fun away, but trust me it will have a much happier ending… Read the rest »
By Terry Jester At Christmas time, I usually can find a present or two under the tree for me supposedly given to me by one or more of my pets. And, in turn, my spouse also will have a few things under the tree from the pets. But what would our pets really give us… Read the rest »
By Terry Jester I’ve been given many gifts over the years that, although very thoughtful of the giver, were completely unsuitable for me or my lifestyle. A subscription to TV guide, when I didn’t own a television set. Electronic gadgets that blink, whir, and tell you Very Important Things. What, I have no idea. I’m… Read the rest »
By Terry Jester I love the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. It brings to mind so many happy times. Walking into a room graced with a fresh-cut tree takes me back to my childhood. The fresh pine scent. The lights, ornaments and tinsel. Each ornament so carefully unwrapped and lovingly hung on the… Read the rest »