Monthly Archives: August 2015


Sandy Barbabella: The Woman Who Reads to Dogs

  Meet Sandy Barbabella, a resident of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania who volunteers at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (WPHS). Among the things she does is reading to shelter dog. Barbabella gained internet notoriety when a reddit user by the name puglife123 posted a picture of her reading and comforting the shelter dogs. “I just thought it was the […]


CoCo “Beanie” Got Adopted

CoCo was our foster dog through Eastern Herding Dog Rescue (EHDR) that came to us VERY pregnant and needing a safe place to have her babies. Our family gladly took her in and gave her and the puppies a safe place. The puppies were raised until they were 8 weeks old before they went to […]


Jimmy Stewart Reads a Poem about his Dog Beau

If you’ve never heard Jimmy Stewart read the poem about his dog “Beau”, it’s a must see, if not, it’s a classic worth watching again. It is a symbol of the depth and value of the relationship that can form between people and pets that sometimes creeps up on us when we’re not looking.   […]


How Dog Shows Work

Christina Carter outlines the process of showing a pure bred dog at the Salem Civic Center. The dogs being shown are Newfoundlands. Newfoundlands are large working dogs, that can be black, brown, white and black or gray. In Canada the the only correct colors are black and white and black. Life span: 8 – 10 […]


Medical Science Discovers What Cats Have Known All Along

Thanks to cats, a significant human mechanism has been discovered to improve healing. It was discovered some time ago that cats purr when they are severely injured or frightened. Domestic cats, servals, ocelots, and pumas produce fundamental, dominant, or strong frequencies at exactly 25 Hz and 50 Hz,, and these two low frequencies promote bone […]


Hot Spot Care

Our pets can be susceptible to hot spots for many reasons, but it seems more noticeable in the summer. It may be due to more frequent baths, bugs, or just plain itchy skin, but whatever the cause, it can be serious and is usually painful. Consult your veterinarian on the best course of action for […]


A Letter to Your Pet’s Future Owner

  A dying woman penned a letter about her beloved cat, which prompted Laura Moss, a writer to do the same. If you knew your pet would have to be cared for by someone else, what would you do to prepare for your pets future? Here is Laura’s letter Dear friend, Thank you for adopting my […]