I can't really come up with something more horrifying than losing a loved one, be it pet or family member. But that's what happened to a gentleman who lived close to my parents, earlier in December 2017. This man adopted a beautiful Boxer, only to have the Boxer escape and run out of the house… Continue reading A Heartwarming Tail (Tale)
Who doesn't like Christmas Trees and Presents?!? (alright, don't answer that!) One of our favorite yearly traditions is to set up the Christmas tree, complete with lights and ornaments. And we bring out Dancing Snoopy too, which Sam and Thisbe love! By love, I mean Sam loves barking at it, and Thisbe wants to chew… Continue reading Merry Christmas from La Pawtite!
Much like humans, the benefits of Exercise to our furry family members reaps many rewards, both psychologically and physically. Granted, you probably shouldn't expect Buddy or Bandit to deadlift twice their bodyweight, but a healthy pup is a happy pup! NOTE : This post will mainly talk about exercise, not nutrition or supplementation. We'll save… Continue reading The Benefits of Exercise
We all know how important daily exercise is for not only ourselves but for our dogs as well. But with our busy schedules and long days it can often be difficult to find the time or motivation to fit in 30 minutes of daily exercise time. During the days of my corporate life when my… Continue reading Daily Dog Walks
Let’s not get bogged down in too many statistics here; suffice it to say that the number of dog bites that occur annually are overwhelmingly experienced by children. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the odds that a dog bite victim will be a child are 3.2 to 1. Most of these… Continue reading Let Sleeping Dogs Lie; Safety Tips for Families with Dogs and Children
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!
Much like the last "Family Fun Times" post, this season is absolutely perfect for a good ol' fashioned hike. The air is crisp, the temperature borders on light jacket or hoodie weather...it's a great time to be outside. As much fun as it is for us humans to be out in the great wild, our… Continue reading Family Fun Times – Hiking!