Tag: pets

Books to Read :: Helping Children Deal With the Loss of...

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Let me tell you about Lucky.  Lucky is a 95 pound yellow lab. She is turning thirteen years old this year. She is my best...

Fostering Pets :: What I Am Teaching My Child

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Last fall I decided to take a training class to be able to foster cats or dogs for Pawmetto Lifeline. I thought it would be...

Special Valentine’s Day Pet Adoptions

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If you're considering adding a new pet to your home, you may want to think about adopting from Columbia Animal Services. You can't put...

What I Did When My Toddler’s Cat Died

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I guess I should have known better when we accidentally started rescuing cats, even though I’m allergic (another story for another time). Not every...

A Lesson Before Buying :: Mom, Can I Have a Guinea...

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"Mommy?! Daddy?! May I have a guinea pig for Christmas? I promise to take care of it and you won't have to do anything...

5 Lessons Kids Learn From Pets

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We got our first dog several years into our marriage. People joked that kids would be coming next, because couples often practice their parenting...

Your Pet Went Missing :: Tips on Bringing Them Home

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I delayed writing this post for a while. Almost three weeks ago my beloved chi-weenie dog, Gumbo, got out and has been missing. Since that...

The Hard Truth About Toddlers and Dogs

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I have a pit bull. I have a toddler. No, I am not insane. Let’s start at the beginning. In June 2013, on a bit...

Forget the Fish, Lizards are the Best First Pets Ever!

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Let's talk a little about fish. They are pretty to look at, inexpensive(ish) starting out, and there are lots of ways to upgrade your...

When I Fell Out of Love with My Firstborns

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Mothers everywhere may read my blog post title and immediately gasp internally - or externally even. How could any mom fall out of love with...

Animal Kingdom :: Why I Want Pets in My Kids’ Lives

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  The number of pets in our home never fails to get a reaction. "Why so many?" visitors say. Or, "Oh my gosh that's a...

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