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Book Review: Esther the Wonder Pig

Book Review: Esther the Wonder Pig

contributed by Cyndy Mymka Steve and his partner Derek have no idea what they are getting into when they received a call from his friend asking if they would take on her “Micro Mini Pig”. Steve agrees without Derek’s consent and that is where the fun begins. Turns out Esther is not a micro pig,… Read more

When Vegan Really Isn’t

borrowed from various sources In the world of nutrition and ingredients, things are not always what they seem. We are so used to seeing random ingredients on the labels of our foods that we don’t even pay too much attention to them anymore. Here are a few examples of ingredients that are not so vegan… Read more

Cosmetics Testing in Canada

borrowed from Animal Alliance of Canada Q: What does “cruelty-free” mean in relation to cosmetics? A: A cruelty-free cosmetics company is one that has eliminated animal testing at all levels of production as of a “fixed cut-off date.” This must apply not only to the finished products that consumers purchase, but also to each and… Read more

What a dog’s sleeping position really means

What a dog’s sleeping position really means

If there’s one thing every good dog owner knows, it’s the complex personalities and expressions of their beloved pups. From a tail wag to a simple whine, owners know their precious pooches inside and out. We already know that there are some very specific ways our dogs tell us they love us, but there are… Read more

Plan your Catio for Spring

Plan your Catio for Spring

~ by Cathy Fenton ~ On a Sunday afternoon in April my husband and I were in the family room watching TV. Our kitty C.C. was indoors and kitty Willow was on the patio off the family room in her harness attached to a 20 foot lead. The door was open so she could come… Read more

Winter safety for stray & feral cats

Winter safety for stray & feral cats

WINTER IS UPON US ..and it’s cold and wet out there! Here are a few tips on what you can do for stray and feral cats during the winter season. Provide daily feeding to keep the cats weight on. Calories are burned faster when they are cold. Provide fresh drinking water daily. Add a bit… Read more

Book Suggestions

Book Suggestions

~ by Cyndy Mymka ~ With the upcoming holidays you may be looking for a book to give as a gift, or wanting to pick up some interesting reads for the cold, snowy nights. Here are a few books that I have enjoyed and have passed along for someone else to enjoy. Some are a… Read more

How to: Build a cat shelter

How to: Build a cat shelter

Who are those cats you see outside on freezing cold days? They may be pets whose owners let them, (or put them), outside. Or they could be community cats, a group that includes feral, (who are afraid of people) and strays (lost or abandoned). No matter how resourceful these cats are they need help surviving winter. Give outdoor cats… Read more

Are You Considering Giving Someone an Animal for Christmas?

Are You Considering Giving Someone an Animal for Christmas?

Animals, like us, require love and proper care to flourish. Although people who give animals as gifts invariably have good intentions, it is unfair to give an animal to anyone unless you are absolutely certain that the person wants that particular animal as a companion and is willing and able to give a lifetime of… Read more

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Book Review: A Street Cat Named Bob

Book Review: A Street Cat Named Bob

If you are picking up a book to curl up with on a cold winter’s night, or looking for a gift for the book lover on your Christmas list, I highly recommend: James Bowen’s – ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. The author is very open about the demons he has faced in his life, and… Read more