One of the things that is difficult to mend after an election is the divide created by the polarization that seems inherent to politics. So in an effort to promote peace and harmony, I give you Cats with Unlikely Friends. If the species erroneously known for being aloof can be kind to others, we can embrace each other as fellow Americans and world citizens. Continue reading
I’ve recently been familiarizing myself with the debate about free-roaming cats and their impact on bird populations. Can I just say, this is one scary can of worms to open! No one seems to be able to track numbers of either cats, birds, or human impact on bird populations (including glass buildings, pesticides, wind turbines, etc.) I really don’t love numbers at all, but I know they are necessary. But when I start looking at estimates, and see how much they vary, depending on which camp you’re in, pro bird, or pro cat, the numbers are easily manipulated to suit your needs. Continue reading
Perhaps you’ve been aware of the studies that show how pets reduce blood pressure and are good for your health, but an Israeli study done last year reveals that a positive relationship with your pet inspires confidence as well as lowering stress and its physical symptoms. These benefits only apply, however, if the animal is viewed favorably. If the animal is considered to be a nuisance; well, let’s just say you’d better find some love in your heart for your furry friends! Continue reading
Colorado is home to BaxterBoo.com, and fires in the area are raging out of control, creeping into the suburbs, with people and pets being evacuated by the thousands. Pets are flooding the humane societies and rescues. It’s frightening to imagine, but disasters like fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding could be a reality for areas all over the country. Continue reading
Having a pet at home is beneficial for children to learn responsibility, helps teach about caring for the needs of another being, and is a morale booster. This same thing can occur in the classroom. In fact, having pets in the classroom can be an attendence booster, increase a love of learning, and be a stress reliever. I carry these lessons and benefits with me to this day! Continue reading
I’m going to the BlogPaws2012 pet bloggers conference in June and registrants are encouraged that the Salt Lake City hotel and conference are pet friendly. I imagined how much less nervous I might be to embark on this adventure if I had one of my pets accompany me. But then the prospect of researching and providing for my pet’s travel needs seem daunting too! Ooh, but I work at BaxterBoo! What great travel products are at my disposal! How great would it be to test them out for my readers’ benefit?
But ultimately, my decision to bring a pet is going to have to come down to the airline policies. So here are some tips and airline resources for flying with pets: Continue reading
As promised, to celebrate National Pet Week, we are looking at ways to elevate the joy of the bond between pets and their people. Your pet makes your life so much richer by providing you with unconditional love, entertainment, and creates an instant ice breaker with strangers just with their mere presence. This is just scratching the surface for all they do for us, so we are hoping you’ll join the conversation for ways to bless our feathered and furry companions! Continue reading
This week is National Pet Week! Now this is a celebration we pet lovers can get excited about that! Whether reptiles or birds make you happy, or you’re more of a dog or cat person, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. We’re going to explore these ideas through the blog this week.
Take this quiz to see how you measure up as a responsible pet owner! Continue reading
You are in love! A special someone has come into your life and it is bliss, but the moisture coming from your eyes and nose aren’t from tears of joy. In fact, you’re feeling a little itchy as well. Maybe you have a new pet from your own choosing or one chose you. Maybe this pet accompanies the girl or guy of your dreams. Is the budding relationship doomed to fail? What can be done to keep everyone healthy and happy? Continue reading
We’ve waited all winter for this! The cold winter chill is withering away and you can take a fresh breath of air without feeling like your lungs are frostbitten. Finally, the birds are chirping, the daffodils are in bloom, and soft winds with warm temperatures are all telling a tale of a sweet spring. Continue reading