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Ovation: American Retailers Discontinue Use Of Angora After PETA Investigation.

12/17/2013 10:12:40 AM

When I return home from the office each day, the first thing that I do is walk my dog.  We have a routine that takes us past the mailbox at the end of the driveway where we pick up any mail that the postman left that day.  Every day for the last couple of weeks, we’ve carried an extr..

Diatribe: Away In A Manger No Room Cause There’s Cats.

12/16/2013 10:10:42 AM

Our Christmas tree sometimes interferes with the thermostat in our home.  There are so many lights on the tree that, when they’re all lit, the temperature in the room rises to the point that our furnace doesn’t always heat the rest of the house to the desired level of comfort. ..

Are You Ready to Look After a Dog?

11/19/2013 07:18:36 AM

  If you find your perfect canine companion in a pet shop or a rescue centre, you might be tempted to take him home straight away, but are you really ready for a dog? You’ll have to dedicate a (dog’s) lifelong commitment to looking after him or her, which will cost you both time and..

Ovation: Name That Panda!

11/07/2013 10:15:42 AM

My family has had many pets over the years and it was recently pointed out to me that I’m the only person who has ever had the privilege of assigning a name to one of our furry companions.  Our horses already had names when they came to be ours and our dogs had identities to suit their pe..

Diatribe: Yellow Jackets And Sex-Crazed Tarantulas.

10/07/2013 12:37:27 PM

Last Saturday I found myself doing quite a bit of work in the yard.  All of the perennials in the flower beds in front of our house were spent for the season and the bushes had grown to the point that they needed to be pruned and reshaped.  After trimming the shrubs and raking up all the c..

How to Keep Your Rabbits Happy

09/24/2013 03:49:53 AM

Keeping your rabbit outside all year round means that you need to also keep him safe from cats and dogs and other predators that may live nearby. Choosing the right hutch for him to live in is very important and these tips will make sure he stays a very happy bunny!   The first style of hutch a..

Saving Water Tips

09/16/2013 08:23:37 AM

​With current environment problems the most logical thing we can do is to try to use less water in our daily lives. The ways to do so are different and if applied simultaneously by many people, the effect will be profound.   How to save water?  Cleaning is one of the most water consum..

Diatribe: Two Mean Girls Put A Kitten In A Microwave.

09/13/2013 11:00:29 AM

In a time, long ago, when children played outdoors, climbed in trees and learned about nature, before parents determined that it was somehow safer for their young ones to sit sedentary on a sofa in front of a television screen exercising nothing but their thumbs playing video games, I got into my sh..

Of Mice & Women

09/10/2013 06:20:40 AM

Last week I received an email from one of my neighbours, with the subject line “mouse”. Living up in the Great White North, fronting on a lake with treed/bush areas in behind makes for oodles of ‘wild’ critters roaming the area.  Deer, raccoons, skunks, mink, musk..

Diatribe: Sometimes You Don't Want To Wake Up With A Fox In Your Bed.

09/01/2013 08:55:23 AM

We live with a rather old cat in our house who spent the majority of his younger years hiding from us.  He seems to have mellowed in his old age to the other extreme … now he won’t leave us alone.  He waits on the bathmat during showers, sits outside the bathroom when the bath..

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