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Dog Chews

by Linda Jenkinson

dog chews
Photo Credit:Malcfinch71 – Pixabay

Dogs chew.
Instinct compels chewing, especially for teething puppies.My husband and I are no experts on dog behavior. Our dog, Bailey, tore holes in carpets and ate the knob off my cooktop. He also ate several keys off my husband’s notebook before we found a way that worked for all of us to put a stop to undesirable chewing.

Tabby Grabbing

by Linda Jenkinson

scared kitten
photo credit: @miklevasilyev

When tabby balks at being picked up, the problem could be how you lift or hold him. A common mistake is to pick your cat up by the scruff of her neck. In practice, the only time it’s acceptable is in order to save its life.

When Baby Cries

by Linda Jenkinson

Mother with crying baby

When we brought my first-born home, he cried hour after hour, day and night. Since I was an only child, I didn’t know what to do. Some friends advised me to pick him up when he cried. Others assured me he needed to cry to exercise his lungs, and I should let him cry himself to sleep..

Too Many Strays

by Linda Jenkinson

abandoned dog

Country life was the cat's meow—. Really! It was everything we expected and a lot we didn't expect. Day to day, we never knew who we would find at the end of our driveway, on our doorstep, or even tied to a tree. During the years we lived in the country, there was a steady stream of tail chasers and tail waggers that were dependent on the softness of our hearts.

Lifting the Nicotine Fog

by Linda Jenkinson

smoker at graveyard

A nicotine fog is more than just smoke that fills a room, it's a fog that clouds your brain. Nicotine fools you into believing that although you want to quit, you can't. The bad news is that there are a lot of cigarette substitutes on the market today that keep the addiction going.