Working with Others to Protect Your Dog

Canine Influenza, or CIV, is an upper respiratory disease that has been affecting dogs since 2004. For those of you who don’t follow this issue, Canine Influenza (CIV) was first detected in greyhounds in Florida in 2004, but it really hit the big time in Chicago in 2015. Since then CIV has been detected in…

September 11, 2017

Happy National Dog Day!

Really?  Like we need a day to celebrate our dogs?  Every day (and I mean every day) is National Dog Day to me!  In fact, if I can be so bold, every day is International or even Galactic Dog Day to me. Where would we be without the amazing dogs in our lives?  And think…

August 26, 2017

Treat A Big Business Like A Big Business

There is a perception that pet sitting is a small business and the government should just leave pet sitters alone.  By “alone” I mean not require them to register as businesses, not require them to get business licenses, not require them to get inspected and, of course, not require them to pay taxes.  Frankly, any…

August 16, 2017

Happy International Cat Day!

I’m often asked if I’m a dog or a cat person. I don’t understand why it’s presented as an “either/or” question.  Why does me being infatuated with Splash (and you know that I am) mean that I can’t think that Stan Lee is the cat’s meow (and you know that I do)?  Well, as much…

August 8, 2017