I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a dog in my life. Growing up we had fox terriers and a big white Siberian husky shepherd mix. I found the husky mix on the street near our summer home in Cape Cod when I was eight. Someone had abandoned her. My family, who already had the two terriers, took her in. She was vicious at first but my mom was a great dog trainer, and soon the husky mix fell in line with our two purebred fox terriers. To them, they were just three dogs. Her life was fraught with health issues, but she was family and we saw her through all of them.Read Full Story
When you think about what cats might like to eat, one of the first things that usually comes to mind is tuna. We often see cats being fed out of tuna cans in movies, so it would make sense for a first-time owner to think it's OK to do the same.Read Full Story
Overall, I am pretty permissive when it comes to our playful pup. As the only dog in our household, I have to confess that she's treated like an only child. She gets to sit in the passenger seat on neighborhood car rides and wedges herself in between my husband and I on long road trips. We feed her twice daily and allow her to have way too many treats and a few of our table scraps too. We let her sleep in the bed with us at night and we let her hang out with us on the couch.Read Full Story
Many people consider keeping cats indoors unfair because it denies them a certain amount of freedom. However, I've had cats my whole life, and not one was let outside because my family thought it was more important for them to live long lives.Read Full Story
Your parents have done their jobs well and you are finally an independent productive member of society. Congrats! You and your siblings (if you have any) are out of the house, possibly, on to your own families, maybe grad school, or even your own businesses.Read Full Story
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