While writing some of the posts for the "Muscles and Muzzles" series, it took me back to when I was a personal trainer, pouring over information and articles, trying to divise that "best workout" or "best training split" (I still have my 5/3/1 spreadsheet and calculations somewhere). I realized pretty quickly, especially after thinking about … Continue reading Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!
I have recently been made aware of a trend in doggy fashion - dying the fur of your pup. I had never heard of such a thing until it became a recent topic of discussion among Pet Sitters International members in our Facebook forum. Some people said they dye their own dog's fur and it … Continue reading Do or Dye
I received this book as a Christmas gift and by New Year's Eve I was nearly done with it. This work by Peter Singer, an Australian born moral philosopher, was first published in the 1970s, but most of what it contains is still relevant going into 2018. This book has had a tremendous impact on … Continue reading Book Review: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
Earlier this month, La Pawtite had the pleasure in having Kiki come over and stay with us. Starting on 12/30, her stay lasted until 1/08! She was with us to help celebrate the New Year! It took a bit for Sam and Thisbe to get used to this large pup taking all of their pillows, … Continue reading Kiki the Greyhound
The new year has arrived and many of us are thinking of making some changes to better our lives. Why not get a list going for your pets too? We want to give our pups the best lives we can, so now is the time to take an inventory of what they may need to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
And this brings us to the final days of 2017. To say that this past year was exciting would be a great understatement! 2018 is going to be even bigger and better, with more posts, podcasts, engagement opportunities, and so much more! Thank you for all the support in 2017, and we'll see you in … Continue reading What a Year! (Happy New Year!!)
This is a topic usually discussed around Easter, but it's such an important one that it deserves attention year round. Many children receive little bundles of bunny joy along with their Easter baskets and no one in the family knows enough about their specific needs to properly care for them. Rabbits can make wonderful pets, … Continue reading Bunny Love
Podcasts. Everyone listens to them. It's a great distraction from monotonous activity like long driving commutes, walking on the treadmill, Thanksgiving supper (Hi Mom!!)... So we thought we would start our own! Granted, neither one of us has any experience with Podcasts. But with a glass of wine, and the microphone on...it turned out pretty … Continue reading The La Pawtite Pawd-cast!
Although we at La Pawtite care for pets of all kinds and sizes, we sometimes need to explain why we focus on small dogs. The answer is pretty simple - because our babies are small and that's what we've grown accustomed to ever since adopting them. Me, I'm simply a "dog person" not a "big … Continue reading Small Dogs
Pups get colds too! What to watch out for when your lil one has kennel cough!
There are many different styles of pet parenting, just like there are many different schools of thought on how to best raise children. Each parent has his or her methods that feel natural and make sense to them. When learning something new about pet parenting, or trying out different techniques, you may find that it … Continue reading The Confusing World of Pup Parenting
We've all been there - slapping the "OFF" on the alarm, groggily getting out of a nice warm bed while managing to not disturb the better half and pups. It's time to start the day (going to the gym, going to work, etc.), and it's one of the hardest parts of my morning routine. Dogs … Continue reading Unconditional