How to Care for Your Senior Cat
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by Maggie
1w ago
Newt, my sweet black cat with sparkling green eyes, turns 11 this year. How the time flies… According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), cats reach middle-age at 7, become seniors at 11, and geriatric from 15 on. As Newt prepares to transition from mid-life to her senior years, I’ve been focusing on ..read more
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3 Pet Safety Tips for Kids
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by Maggie
3w ago
Hello, friends! If you’re landing here for the first time, we likely haven’t yet met. And knowing who I am is important in the context of this post. (BTW, I’d love to meet YOU, too, if you’d like to intro yourself and your family in the comments!) I’m Maggie, mom to Violet, age 5; Astrid ..read more
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A Haven of Hope for Desperate Cats
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by Maggie
1M ago
Who determines the value of a life in a desperate situation? When it comes to cats and dogs, sadly, so many find themselves at the mercy of the over-crowded, under-funded, exhausted shelter system. Shelters do their very best; I believe this to be absolutely true. Unfortunately, for high-need animals–those with severe injuries or illness–there aren’t ..read more
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Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs
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by Maggie
2M ago
I have to be honest: Writing about degenerative myelopathy in dogs (DM) isn’t at the top of my “fun to write” list. It doesn’t even appear on that list. I wish I didn’t have to write this post, but here we are. And it’s important. Why DM? For one thing, it’s a scary and overwhelming ..read more
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Dog Books to Add to Your TBR This Fall
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by Maggie
4M ago
It’s that time of year again! Time to curl up by a crackling fire. Pour yourself a warm cup of tea (or glass of wine). Pull a dog or cat onto your lap. And settle into a good book. Ahhh, I love fall reading! When I think of seasonal reading, summer is always for light ..read more
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Protected: Fall in love this fall
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by Maggie
4M ago
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Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Dog Training
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by Maggie
5M ago
This just in: Dogs don’t come hardwired for human living! Okay, okay. It’s not “just in.” We should know this, but it seems to surprise a lot of well-meaning folks. Dogs simply don’t come to us knowing that we don’t want them to eat from the trash can (but it smells so good!) or dash ..read more
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How to Give a Dog a Pill… if your dog is impossible to pill
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by Maggie
6M ago
If you are looking for tips on how to give a dog a pill, chances are you have a pill ninja for a pup. Otherwise, you’d just lift your dog’s lip, open his jaw, drop the pill in, and move on, right? That’s how the vet tech demos giving your dog a pill. That’s how ..read more
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And, somehow, we have dogs
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by Maggie
6M ago
Hello, friends! Have you seen the images from the Webb Space Telescope? I’ve been following along on astronomy Twitter (who knew that was a thing!?!), first, as the initial set of images were released, and now through the discussion about what’s been discovered. In case you’re not as nerdy interested as I am and haven’t ..read more
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Cockroaches
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by Maggie
11M ago
*Many years ago, we lived for a while in a small town in south Louisiana. While there, I wrote a whole series of essays about our experiences that I never posted anywhere. I’m cleaning out some digital storage and am going to start posting some of them, along with other stories that have yet to ..read more
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