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Weaving the Threads: Cats

Posted on 03/18/2014 03:49:05 PM

Daily Prompt: Weaving the Threads. Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place Our House Lyrics by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. From My Girl 2 Our house is a very, very ...

The Pitfalls of Anthropomorphism

Posted on 02/14/2014 07:29:58 AM

Throughout the past two hundred years, urbanization of the US population has increased exponentially, from 5% of the population living in cities greater than five thousand people in 1790, to 25% in 1870, 43% by 1920 and culminating in a current urban population of more than 80%, with farmers making up ...

Man's Best Friend?

Posted on 01/09/2014 07:27:39 PM

Shadow was a slobbery, drooling dog, a big black lab mix with overgrown feet and an overgrown personality. The relationship between man and beast is an interesting one. What is it about dogs that tempts us to repeat the age-old phrase, "dogs are man's best friend"? My husband contends that we love to ...

Are You Ready to Look After a Dog?

Posted on 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 ...

How to Keep Your Rabbits Happy

Posted on 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 available ...

Saving Water Tips

Posted on 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 consuming ...

Of Mice & Women

Posted on 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, muskrats, ...

Colony Collapse– Documentary Addresses Global Destruction of Bee Population

Posted on 08/18/2013 12:58:48 AM

In response to the continuing decline in the bee population globally, an interesting and timely film documentary by Markus Inhoof brings attention to the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder– the name given to this occurrence.  This film notes that 80% ...

Guest Post from Kina... (My Dog)

Posted on 07/02/2013 08:04:19 AM

This week at Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop, one of the prompts is: Introduce a pet. I figured that Ms. Kina herself might do better justice to this introduction… so here she is! *** Heyyo! I’m Kina — formerly known as Sweetie by my old owner because I’m really sweet ...

Doggie Fashion is Not Just for Small Dogs

Posted on 06/26/2013 11:42:22 AM

Do you think doggie fashion is just for small dogs? If so, think again! When people hear the term “doggie fashion” usually their first instinct is to think of a cute little Chihuahua in the purse of a Hollywood heiress. Though a lot of the fashionable items for dogs are made for the ...

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