Rent a Pet at a Strip Mall Near You

I take Splash, my Newfie, with me everywhere I go – which includes several bars in both San Francisco and Oakland. Splash is an attention getter, so much so that I am often asked if I can lend her out to those who are looking to attract a little attention and start a few conversations.   I…

February 27, 2013

Old Dogs: When Is It Time to Say Goodbye?

One year ago today I had to say goodbye to Zambi. She was 13 years old – ancient in Newfoundland years. And as with everything Zambi did for me, she made her passing easy, well as easy as possible for a pet parent.  She simply stopped eating and drinking Friday night after work.  By Sunday…

February 19, 2013

Stop Feeding My Dog Human Food

I’m a big believer that humans eat human food and dogs eat dog food. I think it’s healthier for my dog.  I don’t think her stomach can process the spicy Mexican food that I like – and there are plenty of really high quality dog foods available. Equally important, I don’t want her to think…

February 13, 2013

Changes to Antifreeze and Engine Coolant Made to Protect Pets and Kids

According to a press release from the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) and the Human Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), antifreeze and engine coolant manufactured in the United States will now contain a bitter flavoring agent to prevent animals and children from being poisoned by what, to date, has been a sweet-tasting liquid. Seventeen states already mandated…

February 8, 2013