Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
So, Thursday night at around midnight I became so frustrated with my portable a/c not cooling below 85F (29C) I stripped down to my bra and underwear and began taking it apart, cleaning, vacuuming, emptying, and resetting. (sorry for the visual). The result was 85F until the wee hours of the morning. By 9 a.m. Friday it was holding steady at 83F.
I am grateful to at least have something to cool my apartment off and I know many people don't have a/c at all. What set me off on that exercise in futility was my poor cats lying on the laminate floor stretched out as far as they could manage; the looks on their faces saying "please do something".
Friday, July 19, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
I saw the following quote on Urban Hounds. Love it!!
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Beluga means ‘the white one’ in Russian but only adult belugas are white. When calves are born they are brown or dark grey. They don't become totally white until they are between six and eight years of age.
Although the St. Lawrence beluga has been officially protected by the Canadian Fisheries Act since 1979, there has been no noticeable recovery in the population. (Hinterland Who's Who)
Friday, July 12, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
No. Want to know what is crazy though? Thinking it is o.k. to go away and leave cats alone. It isn't.
"How would you like to be left with food that's getting older by the minute, water that's developing a skin of slime and a bathroom where the toilet's backed up? That's pretty much what you're dealing with if you leave your cat unattended for more than a day.
Even worse, what if the water is spilled, or your cat eats all the food on day one? And what if he gets seriously sick or injured, and no one's around to help?
Although there are some time-release food-dispensers that can keep a cat covered for a weekend in a pinch -- and pet water fountains can keep pets happily hydrated with a freshened supply -- your pet really should have someone check in at least once a day, preferably more. If you don't have friends, relatives or neighbors who can help, hire a pet sitter to come to your home." Vet Street
Monday, July 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
I have been following the recent stories in the news about new horse slaughter houses opening in the US. What I didn't know before was Canada is number 3 on the list of the world’s top exporters of horse meat. About $90 million in horse meat from more than 80,000 animals is exported from Canada annually according to the Toronto Star.
Understandably, horse slaughter is abhorrent to people. It is on par with slaughtering dogs and cats. These are companion animals. They are capable of forming strong bonds and loving relationships with humans.
Friday, July 5, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
There is an abundance of information about keeping pets safe over the holiday and most of it is just good common sense. This year, I thought I would focus on having fun. Of course, a scared pooch is not having fun so keep your dog away from fireworks displays.
If you are looking for fun ideas and places you can bring your dog have a look at Bring Fido. They have links and information on all sorts of dog friendly destinations and activities across the U.S. You will find campgrounds, beaches, and hiking trails; hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals; as well as pet friendly shopping, and my personal favourite dog friendly tours.
One dog friendly tour destination is Lazy Dog who offer kayaking experiences for you and your dog.