I spent a lot of time barking up the wrong trees until I finally came across this perfect ladder plus bed-for-two combination from Lazybonezz. Called The Metropolitan, it’s not only well made and beautiful to look at, but the kitties love it!
While puppies are innately cute, sweet, little fur balls, they have the potential to become barking, whining creatures of destruction if you don’t prepare yourself and your home for the arrival of your new canine wonder. A good way to prepare for a new puppy is to read a book such as The Love That <... >
It’s time for summer getaways, whether it’s a quick weekend to the Hamptons or a longer stay at a woodland retreat in the Catskills. If you’re lucky enough to be able to bring your best furry friend, you know that your pet comes with a lot of baggage!
Some of my earliest childhood memories were walks around my neighborhood with my dad and our German Shepherd mix named Fangs (he was a sweetie and not at all like his name suggested!)
My dog is a tugger, a puller, a lunger. Embarrassing for me to admit, that as writer about pets, I can’t even walk my own dog! Darby has always had a strong hunting instinct, coming from a line of champion field Irish Setters. So every walk since she was a puppy has been an adventure. <... >
We all remember the expression ” good fences make good neighborhoods”. However in New York where most dog owners live in small apartments, nestled in close proximity to each other separated only by paper-thin walls, we need to discover alternative measures to maintain amicable relations. I recently received a letter from the Department of Environmental <... >
I have three terrific dogs, a high-energy American Dingo boy and two lively Beagle girls. We’re so happy to bid farewell to brutal winter and relish pleasant spring. Now we can return to our long walks during the week and vigorous hikes on the weekends. These pups and people relentlessly seek activity, fresh air and <... >
I love receiving catalogs in the mail, which I know doesn’t make me a friend of the environment. It’s a guilty pleasure, leafing through the pages, looking at items that I don’t need. It’s a lazy way to get my dose of window shopping, without actually having to leave my home. Yesterday my mailbox offered <... >
The extent of the devastation in Japan from multiple catastrophes – earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crises – has been in the forefront of relief efforts worldwide. As we have seen from Hurricane Katrina, it is not just the people in the stricken areas that need aid, but animals could use a helping hand too. The <... >
How many times has your kitty woken you up in the middle of the night, because she’s chasing her favorite toy (no doubt it’s the one with the loud bell!) around your bedroom?
My friends Ryan and Corinne just brought home the cutest puppy from the local animal shelter. They think she is a lab-sheperd mix. She has the sweetest face and clever eyes. They have named her Matisse. As new dog owners they weren’t prepared for the multitude of things new fur parents have to do. That <... >
There are little enclaves throughout the city that are dog friendly, known only to the natives in the area. The next time you are looking for a destination to hangout with your dog, and want a change of scenery from Central Park, head over to the South Street Seaport area. You can enjoy walking along <... >
This month, enjoy some great music — who doesn’t love sipping a cocktail and humming along to some show tunes? There are great events to attend, so you have no excuse for not doing your bit for charity, while enjoying yourself of course! Urban Cat League (http://www.urbancatleague.org) will be having the Heart and Home Benefit <... >
I’m a big fan of Groupon (www.groupon.com), the site that offers huge daily discounts on everything from restaurants to clothes, just as long as there are a bunch of other people who subscribe to the same deals that I am hankering for, and we hit the seller’s target number. Considering the popularity of Groupon, it’s <... >
I always look into the windows of pet stores. I think we all do, it’s hard to ignore the small, cuddly pups romping and playing. But I’ve also learned that we can’t ignore where many of these animals come from. I love dogs. I always have. I’m one of those people who are afraid to <... >
The holidays are a time for giving and appreciating our friends and family, especially our loyal Fidos and beloved Fluffies. Today, about 63% of all U.S. households have a pet (Source: American Veterinary Medical Association) which translates to about 75 million dogs and about 85 million cats owned nationwide (Source: Pet Food Institute). Now that’s <... >
Our pets love to burrow, hide behind the sofa, crawl under our beds. I think they just want to have a roof over their heads, a protected place to call their own. With the Pet Camper from Straight Line Designs (http://www.straightlinedesigns.com) your dog or cat will be sheltered in style. This custom-built work of art <... >
With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time to get in touch with people who we don’t get to see on a regular basis. Like a favorite aunt who used to heap an extra slice of cake on your plate, or a rascally uncle who never failed to slip you a ten-dollar bill when <... >
On my travels to Toronto, I always try to stop by in one of the two Lavishy Boutiques, either the one on Yonge Street or the one on Dundas Street.
My dog Darby is a fashionista in hiding, a diva in fur. On first glance, she doesn’t look like she is a follower of dog couture. She isn’t a teacup pooch with a wardrobe full of jackets, bows or bling. However, what she does have is a huge basket of collars and leashes for every <... >