When you think of Easter, do images of cute baby bunnies pop into your head? The connection between rabbits, considered a pagan fertility symbol, and the Christian celebration of Christ’s … [Read more...] about Consider chocolate rabbits at Easter
Do you ever think it’s interesting that Jesus was born among the animals? The Christmas story from Luke chapter 2 doesn’t mention anything about specific animals, but it does say, … [Read more...] about Nativity scene shows God's care for all of creation
I was raised with cats and my grandparents, at one point, had seven cat companions. Not a one ever bothered the Christmas tree. I guess this was a little unusual, as I am getting questions about … [Read more...] about Help pets and Christmas decorations live together in harmony
Will you be purchasing a holiday gift for your pet this year? How about offering your pet a special food treat as part of your holiday celebration? If you do, you’re part of a growing number of … [Read more...] about Holiday gifts: Getting the pet in your life something special
Happy Halloween! I think this holiday gives pet owners more mixed feelings than any other day, because a majority of pets are not thrilled to have strangers dressed in funny clothes ringing the … [Read more...] about A pet's view of Halloween
You’ve been dealing with increased noise from fireworks for a few days now. You’ve watched your pet jump, cower, hide or even stop eating from the stress of the random loud noises. What … [Read more...] about Wait out fireworks noise with Fourth-of-July tips
As we get closer to Easter, I rev up for a busy time of year. I work with homeless rabbits, and in a few months we’ll start seeing the results of people buying rabbits as pets without taking the … [Read more...] about Would you make a good rabbit owner?
It’s the first weekend in December, holiday decorating and preparation is in full swing, and pet owners have questions about how to keep their pets safe and happy in the coming month. As always, … [Read more...] about Q&A: Are poinsettas poisonous?
Jan, the mother of my close friend, found a job on the East Coast but comes back to Oregon every Christmas for an extended period. She brings her black standard poodle, Elvira, whose airline ticket … [Read more...] about Flying with pets can be a hassle and hazard
Sometimes Halloween makes me grumpy. It’s not that I’m a big spoilsport, but pets can react so negatively to the doorbell ringing all night and the numbers of strangers coming around that … [Read more...] about Halloween tips for safer pets