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Look Who’s Geared Up For Tomorrow Night

It’s closing in on Halloween, and Kodie is all decked out in his favorite….er, spider. (And here’s some animated.GIF ACTION of the K-Man, just ‘cuz.) Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Halloween 2014, Kodie

Do People Shame You for Walking a Big Dog?

I love walking my Lab mix Ghostbuster. We’ve done a lot of leash work since we adopted him back in July, and it’s really paid off. His pulling has significantly reduced while his leash manners have improved, and the leash is usually loose now. Show More Summary

Roundworms in Cats: An Intestinal Menace

The more zoonotic diseases I research and write about, the more routinely I wash my hands after petting my cat. It may seem like a case of being overzealous about cleanliness, but roundworms in cats pose an insidious threat, and one that's worth taking seriously. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Dog Names Associated with Halloween

There’s always that one family in the neighborhood who goes all out every Halloween, kinda like the Dunphys on Modern Family. They start planning months in advance, spend an inordinate amount of time and money on pumpkins, dry ice and animated decorations, often turning their house into a walk-through attraction. Show More Summary

Why I Stopped Dressing Up My Cats for Halloween

I've never been one to regularly dress my cats in cute or funny clothing, but I do admit to slipping on a vest or fairy costume for a photo op. Do they enjoy it? Not really, but sometimes it feels like they don't mind it, especiallyShow More Summary

A Coke™ And A Smile, Please!

‘Member the Coca Cola™ Bears you always see around Christmas time? Pearl The Puppeh is dressed up just like one of ‘em for Halloween! From Kethia C.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Halloween 2014, puppeh

It Takes a Village to Raise a Well-Mannered Dog

Years ago, I was hiking Runyon Canyon (an off-leash dog hike in Los Angeles), and Riggins, my pup, ran ahead of me as he often does. Up ahead I could see ER's Eriq La Salle -- Runyon Canyon is also a great place for star watching -- lean down and scold Riggins. Show More Summary

Sherman The Sleepy Slobberknocker

There’s just no way we could hold this one until Saturday, Nosevember First. No way. ‘Sides, it’s after 9. Time for bed. From Emily S.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Early Nosevember Preview, slobberknocker action

(Nosevember Preview!) Manny The Maniac

Remember M The M from earlier this year? He’s back, and he would like you to nose that he has a mellow side, too. “This is after he runs around like crazy. Our wonderful English Lop Rescue Bunny.” -Maddy, Jodi and Jacy. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Buns, Can't Wait 4 Bunday, Can't wait 4 ResQte […]

Who needs Reese's??

"I can't believe my people think the trick-or-treaters wouldn't want cilantro bunches!...Oh well, more for me! num!" This cutie is Polo, an adorable little guy up for adoption with the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County in Tacoma,...

A Dog…..And His Duckie

Sue A. sent this photo in, and we totally thank her for it. “Sweet 5 year old Max was turned in to Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue by his owners, who were moving. We quickly found him a loving new family, and you can tell by his blissful squint that his life is perfectly Duckie!” (Le […]

Keeping Dogs with Special Needs Happy, Healthy, and Active

A new book called "No Walks? No Worries!" is a wonderful guide for dogs on restricted exercise. Written by Sian Ryan, who has a degree in clinical animal behavior, and Helen Zulch, a veterinarian, this book will be useful to the countless people who, from time to time, have to enrich their dog's life when she or he isn't allowed to frolic or take much exercise. read more

Oh, U Can Turn The Faucet If U WANT To…

[....but there is no place on Earth U can hide, I haz a promise on that.] “Well then, here’s Maya. She was trying out the sink in our new apartment for the first time.” -Deborah U.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Impending Doom, kitteh

How to teach a horse to FOLLOW you

Why start complicated? Just grab a carrot, show it to y […]

Bird’s Choice 1-1/2 Qt. Hopper (Min. of 2)

Bird's Choice 1-1/2 Qt. Hopper (Min. of 2) 7/8&quo […]

Celebrity Cat Selfie: 6 Kitty Superstars Including Lil BUB

History was made earlier this week when six superstar felines bandied together to snap the ultimate cat selfie. With finicky egos briefly put to one side, Lil BUB, Princess Monster Truck, Venus, Oskar the Blind Cat, Klaus, and Waffles posed proudly to enter the record books. Show More Summary

It’s National Cat Day!

Milton VonHalfstache III is VERY excited about this fact. Can’t you tell? He went out and got a ‘stache trim just for the occasion. Hope he can get his money back- lookin’ a little unbalanced there, Milty. Photo taken at Cat House On The Kings by KB.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh

Hey Wooster, Ya Wanna Make A Run For The Border?

I mean, before ya head out for Halloween. Burrito, taco, what works for ya? “This is Wooster (from Jeeves & Wooster.) -Jade T. and Brandon S. [Note- the original file name was 'guineataco.' My wife and I both looked at it- he might be dressed as a hot dog, too? -B.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Guinea […]

It’s Right on the Tip of My, Um, Tasting-Thingy

I can still remember the day we met. She swam by and glanced at me, with a look that was so shy… Well, not shy, really, it was more — what’s the word? — demure. No, bashful… actually, more like coquettish… Flirtatious? Sly? Sneaky-lookish? Hang on, it’ll come to me… Via Animal Planet. (I know, […]

Mr. Barista? Do I Want A Grande, Venti, Or A Demi?

Ah, what the heck. Just pour me one of these, please! From RN24 and Andrew Y.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kittehs, The Big J

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