For anyone who has ever loved and formed a bond with a pet, you understand the way they can make your heart swell with joy, or the comfort they give by sitting in your lap and letting you know they are your number one fan. Although they are no longer a part of my life, I have learned many things from two of my childhood pets.
He sighed again, and there was something of an apology in it. "I am sorry you have to do this," he told me. I pulled my phone from my pocket and called the vet. He said to come whenever I am ready. I said "a few hours," to give the kids time for their goodbyes.
Whether your puppy looks at you with its huge brown eyes or your cat acts like they have no idea what you're talking about, their mischief is just something you have to laugh at!
The plan was to adopt a rescue dog for my dad, one that would serve as a loving companion for him as he grappled with Alzheimer's disease. Something that would ground him as his world fell apart. The trouble was that I needed grounding, too.
There is something so breathtaking about celebrating your love outdoors surrounded by beautiful scenery, warm weather, and lovely people. Whether in a vineyard or a garden, an outdoor setting is a definite "I do" for my brides and grooms.
To track or not to track? I'm convinced that tracking our kids, our elderly and our pets is going to become commonplace. The technologies work relatively well and could be the deal breaker in many an unpleasant situation.
One part of the adoption process needs to be educating people- on the specific animal they want to adopt, on what kind of medical care will be needed, on keeping the dog safe, on the importance of basic obedience training, and the list goes on.
Action adventure star, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, announced last week that his dog had died after eating toxic mushrooms. He called it a reminder that we have "to live and love as greatly as we can because tomorrow is never guaranteed." It's amazing what our pets can teach us.
Las Vegas is known for being extravagant and over the top from its people and food to its hotels. When it comes to the Luxe Pet Hotels... it is no different! No need to leave your pet at home when you vacation to Las Vegas.
I love dogs, so I was thrilled last month when my town's animal shelter hosted the Bow Wow Film Festival. My husband and I had a fun date that involved popcorn, beer and watching about two hours of short films celebrating dogs.
While life will always have its stressors, these are the few ways that I handle life's stress from overwhelm. They work for me every time.
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Four Stars and Five Paws Santa Barbara, California ...
By Nancy and James Chuda Founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World ...
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