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When Your Pet Makes Them Sick

pet-hairy broom

If you have an allergy and I have a dog, who has the right of way in the space we both want to occupy?

Indigenous

Earthday

I saw the above picture on Earth Day. I added the caption, but after I did, I realized that while it is a nice sentiment, it is in error. Earth was not created for anyone. Earth is a magnificent biological system. We are each blessed to be a small part of it.

Alone in the Dark

street scene

10 ways to feel safe and be safer.

You may not need a nightlight at bedtime, but walking after nightfall can give you the shivers on the warmest of nights. How can you stay safe without becoming an amateur warrior?

Indoor Dryer Vents

Frosty Clothespins

On a day like yesterday, I am thankful for my electric dryer. While doing my laundry yesterday, I wondered if you knew about the indoor dryer vent.

World Without Walls

Hot Air Balloon Fest
Photo credit: Alfred Lichtenhauer

"Imagine all the people, sharing all the world. John Lennon"

Boxing Day

holiday packages

Sometimes it takes a while to get back into routine after the holidays. I totally forgot a very important holiday that falls between Christmas and New Year's.


Too Clean? What Are We Leaving Behind?

cleaning products

It's easy to go overboard about clean. If folks downsized their carbon footprints to triple-extra-small, someone would still be at them with a wipe.

Climate Change

warm penquin

We used to talk about global warming, but that, of course was a terrible misnomer. Warming, as I understand it, is happening in the oceans and and playing havoc with the world's weather systems. We can see that in the number and strength of hurricanes and tornadoes in recent years.



Piles of Poo

dog waste sign

Before we brought home our Airedale puppy, Bailey. We researched dog breeds to be sure our puppy had the right temperament, the right health requirements, and that he would grow to the right sized dog. One thing we didn't research is how quickly poo can pile up from one little puppy. The EPA estimates that one dog can excrete 274 pounds of waste per year, depending on what and how much the dog eats. We think Bailey reached that limit in his first 6 months!