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Homemade Dog Treats

I often joke that my two terriers never miss a meal. Well, truth be told, they never miss a treat either.I'm a person that when I go to buy treats for myself, I look at the ingredients and sometimes scratch my head trying to pronounce some of them. Then I wonder, "Am I going to have this same ...

A Soft Spot For Strays

If there's anything that I will be quick to admit to, the fact that I have a soft spot for stray animals will be the one that I will admit to first. That's just the way I am. I can't help it.There's not many stray dogs in the neighborhood, but there's always a stray cat or two that comes ...

A Day of Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. It's a day to give thanks, a time to remember what you are grateful for and to be with family. As I write this, the Thanksgiving as I knew it is no longer what it used to be for me. Yes, I'm so very grateful for our service members that service members ...

The Dogs of Summer

My dogs love summer. I can say that in writing, mainly because most everyone who will read this will never meet my dogs in person.Of course they love summer, providing their day includes, for the most part, sleeping on the couch. Ironicly enough, the couch sits directly under the air ...

I Love a Rainy Day

I love a rainy day! Especially after the drought we've been experiencing here in Northwest Arkansas. Rain to the farmer is a mixed blessing. Rain means our gardens are watered, our ponds are getting filled, our pastures are nourished, and we can finally burn that brush pile.It also means that ...

Jake and His Toys

My dog Jake loves his toys. One of his favorites is a small, round rubber ball. In fact, he has five of them: two blue, two red, and a green one. He can spend most of his day and evening playing fetch with one of them providing that I am willing to throw it for him. Honestly, I wish I had ...

Farm Guardians: The Maremma Sheepdog

As long as there have been farm, there have been dogs bred and trained to work alongside the humans who run them. Dogs protect and herd livestock, they guard properties, they kill vermin, and they even pull carts. In Janet Vorwald Dohner’s book, Farm Dogs (Storey Publishing, 2016), there are ...

Dogs vs. Cats

Which makes the better pet, dogs or cats? That has been an ongoing dispute for what seems like forever. Some love cats and hate dogs. Others love dogs and hate cats. I can't pick a side. I love them both.Buddy and JakeFor me, I really don't have a preference. I love the companionship of a cat ...

Jake and His Pals

My Jack Russell terrier, Jake, is a happy go lucky type of dog. He seems to make friends everywhere he goes. At home, he has friends that aren't human. Just don't tell them that, they already think that they are.Bogie, my parrot, has been around forever. Ok, ok, I'm exaggerating. Bogie has ...

A Trip to the Vet

For the most part, I am not a person that enjoys going to the doctor. My dog, Jake, would like for the records to show that he understands my distaste of that ritual and the anxiety that goes along with it. His annual visit to the vet is a trip he really doesn't like.Jake at the vet's ...

Pet Stories: Remembering Favorite Four-Legged Friends

Four-legged companions are pretty common to life in the country. Whether calling the barnyard home or living alongside their human counterparts in the house, animals add much in the way of shaping rural life. We recently asked readers to share their favorite pet stories from life out where the ...

Bath Time

Bath day for Jake.Jake and I have a ritual that we go through once a week. Jake hides from me when I want to give him a bath and I attempt to lure him out of his hiding place to give him the bath. Who knew it would be so challenging at times just to get a small dog into a tub?Jake thinks that ...

My Pets Puzzle Me

I've spent my entire life around pets. Dogs, cats, horses, a parrot just to name a few. Even though I may not remember all of their names, they all share one common bond. They weren't just pets, they became a part of the family.Recently, I got to thinking about the sleeping habits of pets. ...

Bogie

I talk a lot about my puppy Jake. However, I do have another pet. We met in April 1982 when I was 6 1/2 years old and she was 5 1/2 months old. Today, it's amazing that we are still celebrating our birthdays together. Bogie turns 34 in November, I turn 40 in December.I must admit, I am a very ...

Jake and His Boot

My Jack Russell Jake is 10 months old now. I really love him, but he has one quirk about him. He's obsessed with shoes.Jake, like most dogs, likes to chew. If he can get it in his mouth, he'll chew on it. Shoes are no exception. He's crafty about it. He simply waits until nobody is paying ...

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