Meet the Breed: Siamese

I asked for a Siamese cat when I turned 12, which is a logical birthday request, since a doll and makeup just weren’t quite appropriate (at least back in the old days.) The tween and teenage years can be awkward, but sharing them with a beautiful, playful, friendly cat made that season of life much more enjoyable.

My mother was able to find me a kitten from a breeder at a fairly remote location in Colorado. I’ll never forget driving to their home and seeing several curious, beautiful, blue eyes staring at me from the woods as the sun filtered through the leaves. It was stunning and almost magical to my imaginative young mind. When I saw my new kitten, I knew she must have the most beautiful name imaginable: Jessica! Continue reading

BaxterBoo Loves Fall to Bring the New to You!

Don’t you just love the cool, crisp air and the gilded leaves this time of year? It’s fun to pull out the boots, scarves, and sweaters. I even start getting a little more domestic and start using my crock pot, lighting candles, and baking more.

Here at BaxterBoo.com, we also enjoy the change in the season. Of course the pet costumes are always a treat, but we also love an excuse to send our buyers out to find the latest and greatest products for our wonderful customers! Cozy beds, sweaters, and coats will make your pet’s transition into the cooler months more comfortable. Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: How Often Should My Pet Go to the Vet?

I’ll admit it… I am sometimes derelict about getting myself into the doctor for my personal yearly exam. I have also been lax at scheduling my pets for checkups as well. I tell myself that regular checkups could prevent a more serious and expensive problem from developing but, unfortunately, I still often rely on those friendly reminders from the vet’s and doctor’s offices that say I need to schedule a checkup. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The Great Dane

So far, I know I’ve been a bit biased in featuring smaller dogs on this weekly feature highlighting a particular breed. I think this may be based in the fact that I’m a smaller person living in a smaller home, and therefore smaller dogs would seem to suit my family.

I do have a secret fondness for this particular large breed, however. And, as my daughter would say, “Go big or go home!” The Great Danes I have known have been big teddy bears that have made me feel safe and protected with their mellow presence. As a single mom, this would be a pleasant feeling to promote! Though the thought of feeding and cleaning up after such a large creature does cause me to consider this carefully. Continue reading

BaxterBoo Experiences “Dogtoberfest” with Dachshund Style

What could be better than beer, brats, and Dachshunds? Oktoberfest in Colorado is a beautiful thing. BaxterBoo had the privilege of being apart of the Highlands Ranch, CO,  event as a sponsor of a traditional Dachshund race.

Apparently, the Dachshund racing tradition began in Australia in the 1970s. Typically Dachshunds don’t run very far, 25 or 50 yards in length. In our particular race, the track was partitioned with fabric dividers so the dogs would be less distracted. In spite of that precaution, the little wieners still managed to leap over to play with the competition.  Continue reading

Grandpa Saves Dog from Jaws of Florida Gator

Steve Gustafson, a Florida grandfather, age 66,  was trimming an oak tree while his West Highland Terrier Bounce was chasing butterflies. She apparently got close to the water’s edge when Gustafson heard a high-pitched yelp. He turned and saw his dog being dragged away by the shoulder into the water by a large alligator. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The Beagle

I have particular fondness for the Beagle as our family raised them, and I learned a lot about these amazing dogs as we grew up together. We had a non-show-quality female who was extremely headstrong. She was also extremely bright, knowing how to get what she wanted, be it food or attention.She could definitely have auditioned for the part of Snoopy!

We also had the privilege of sharing our lives with a very dignified National Bench Champion with impeccable manners. It was fun to witness the broad spectrum of the beagle personality. If your life has been touched by a beagle, it is likely that they imbedded themselves into your memories! Continue reading

Celebrity Pets We Love (That May Outshine the Stars)

I’ll admit it: I am woefully uneducated about celebrities. I don’t get out much. I don’t really watch TV. I do like movies but haven’t taken the time to see many. When I do, I’m usually so taken with the story and characters that I don’t stop to think of the actors outside of the show. I often don’t even know their names. But that doesn’t mean I won’t try to meet our readers halfway and try to write about people you may or may not be interested in.

So, in an effort to gain a little more celebrity savviness, I will at least try to learn and maybe appreciate them based on their pets. Yes, I realize this is shallow, as I’m not judging them by their art or accomplishments, but rather based on their dogs, cats, or bunnies. But as many of you reiterated on a previous post, you can tell a lot about a person by the way animals react to them, and about the way a person treats their animals. So here we go: A Celebrity Pet Pictorial! Continue reading

“America’s Got Talent” Goes to the Dogs

It technically may not be the year of the dog on the Chinese animal calendar, but dogs have made quite a show both here and across the pond in televised national talent shows. Last May, “Britain’s Got Talent” top winner was 17-year-old trainer Ashleigh Butler with her dog Pudsey. Now appreciation for dog acts have spread to the Americas as well! Continue reading