Friday Review: Decoding Your Dog by Members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones by American College of Veterinary Behaviorists My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am not really sure what I expected when I decided to read this book. I am always looking out for resources to help … Continue reading Friday Review: Decoding Your Dog by Members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff

The weather is looking more March fickle than February depressing lately. We've had 50 degree days, sun, clouds, snow, rain, and today is cold and really windy. If this is February, I can't wait to see what March is like. It will probably come in like a starving lion taking down a gazelle and go … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Smörgåsbord of Stuff

Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Planet with Auroras, Grain Free May Not Be Good for Your Dog, Duck with Many, Many Ducklings, and Metalheads On the Run

This rogue planet has an incredible magnetic field and some other unique qualities: Rogue Planet A lot of study needs to still be done, but it looks like "grain free" foods may not be good for your dog. It's not that dogs need grain, it seems they don't need the fillers being substituted and those … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Weird Planet with Auroras, Grain Free May Not Be Good for Your Dog, Duck with Many, Many Ducklings, and Metalheads On the Run

Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health

Switzerland is far and away the most progressive country as far as animal rights go. Beginning March 1, it will be illegal to kill lobsters by plunging them into boiling water, a popular method when cooking them. Lobsters in Switzerland In case you were wondering, here's a medal tracker for the current Olympics: Medal Tracker … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Switzerland and Lobsters, Olympic Medal Tracker, 32 Gorgeous Photos of Nature, and Pets and Your Health

Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Many animals rely on camouflage to escape predators. It seems some birds choose their hiding places based on their individual coloration and markings: Camouflage Birds Would you slip and slide down this hill after a wheel of cheese? These folks do it every year: Cheese Rolling These photos of rescue rats are irresistibly adorable: Rat … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

And you thought you could make balloon animals. Wrong!: Balloon Animals Think color photography is a relatively new thing? Not really. Two French brothers invented a method for taking color photos in 1907. Here's a collection of, well, a lot, of color photos from the turn of the century: Color Photos By now, you should … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

Friday Review: Chill Out, Fido! by Nan Kene Arthur

Chill Out Fido!: How to Calm Your Dog by Nan Kene Arthur My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me when I needed some tips on helping my dog to calm down and behave in a less hyperactive way. The book is organized into two parts. The first talks about the … Continue reading Friday Review: Chill Out, Fido! by Nan Kene Arthur

Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

 I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster My rating: 5 of 5 stars I will admit to being prejudiced toward liking this book from the start. I love pit bulls. I own a pit mix. Every pittie I've known has been a sweet, lovable clown. I expected … Continue reading Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

Wednesday Wanderings: Drywall Art, Wine for Cats, SFF Dads, and a Song for the Arctic Ocean

Ever tried doing your own drywall? End up hating joint compound with a passion? Yeah, many can relate. Maybe if we could all do this, we'd feel differently (but I'd still hire someone else to put up the drywall first!): Drywall Art And still another from boredpanda, need a drinking buddy but everyone you know … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Drywall Art, Wine for Cats, SFF Dads, and a Song for the Arctic Ocean

Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from Into the Woods, Lighthouse v. Waves, Owning a PitBull Changes You, & Poster Fails

I love "Into the Woods." I've seen the movie, but still prefer the original stage play. Wrapped up in the fairy tales and music are some good life lessons. This post lists many of them. (Yes, there are errors, but the writer is a teenager. It's quite good despite those.): Into the Woods Lighthouses have … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from Into the Woods, Lighthouse v. Waves, Owning a PitBull Changes You, & Poster Fails