Tips for Making “Take Your Dog to Work Day” Smooth

Take Your Dog to Work Day is this Friday, June 22. Hopefully you’ve already discussed the possibility of bringing your pooch to work with your boss. After all, one wouldn’t want to miss out on a national holiday! I mean, this is up there with National Waffle Iron Day on June 29! Okay, not really. After all, are there health benefits to celebrating the Waffle Iron? Probably not. But there are benefits associated with taking your pets to work!

For instance, one can use a pet potty break to be unavailable for that overly chatty coworker who comes to call. But when you do want to socialize with that cute guy (or gal) from the cubicle down yonder, there’s nothing like a dog to break the ice! Continue reading

Pets in the Classroom: A Positive Learning Experience for Life

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

What Your Dog Breed Says About You

It’s been a running joke that I will never own a Corgi simply because my physical stature tends to resemble them (stubby legs, round, fluffy derriere,) and there are assumptions about how people tend to resemble their pets or gravitate towards animals that have similar characteristics. So with that in mind, if I adopt a greyhound… will I become tall and lanky? If only it were that simple!

But there is science to support that the dogs we choose for ourselves do actually hint at personality traits. Here are what behaviorists say about your particular breed, and what it says about you… Continue reading

Feline Fridays: From the Desk of Ms. Boo – Dating Disaster Averted!

Dear Gentle Readers,

As you know, we cats are masters of observation. My mistress, Mary, has been acting a bit peculiar. Yesterday she was seen grooming herself excessively, and we cats interpret that as a ploy of self assurance and is even a self-soothing behavior. This was confirmed when I brought her her favorite toy (the Kong Swizzle Teaser) and she didn’t even notice! She was definitely nervous. Perhaps I am guilty of being cathropomorphic, attributing feline emotions to my human, but one of the reasons I think we get along so well is that we have similar personalities. We just click! Continue reading

New Fashion for Top-Notch Pets: Tattoos

We love pet fashion here at BaxterBoo. And we know you do too! In fact, when we were just a fledgling company, we thought we’d carry a few leashes, maybe some bowls, scratching posts, and call it good. But then you people just couldn’t stop buying clothes for your dogs and cats! We think giving folks something to smile about is fun and and makes the world seem just a bit more friendly. Now high-end groomers have gone beyond clothing and surpassed imagination with pet tattoos! Continue reading

You Won’t Believe What This Sweet Yorkie Mamma Is Doing!

Bridget, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier delivered two puppies by C-section at the Humane Society in Utah that, unfortunately, did not survive. On a whim, an employee decided to introduce her to a litter of kittens with a missing mother. Apparently a mother’s love knows no bounds! Bridget’s maternal instincts traversed the line between species and postoperative difficulties: she adopted all five kittens! Continue reading

Best of the Best: Best Pet Names

When you name your child, it is a process.  You wake up in the middle of the night with a great name idea.  You ask friends, family, and even the neighbor about their thoughts on your names.  Every pet owner can tell you it is almost the same process for naming pets.  Sure maybe it’s not as involved, but a pet’s name speaks to his attitude and that name will forever stick with you for the rest of your life. Continue reading

Dog and 17-year-old Trainer Win Top Prize in “Britain’s Got Talent”

It’s been said that every dog has his day, but for Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh Butler, they obviously have many great days in store with a long, successful career ahead of them. They wowed crowds with a “Mission Impossible” number full of stylish dance tricks and garnered enough votes to win the 500,000 pound prize (roughly $1 million U.S.) Continue reading

Fun in the Sun: Aquatic Safety for Dogs

It’s a little intimidating to blog now that so many of you folks have recently subscribed and are expecting deep, profound nuggets to chew on! I’m having performance anxiety! So I thought if I couldn’t be thought provoking, I could at least go for heroic. And nothing is more heroic than saving lives, right? With the warmer weather approaching, we often head for bodies of water to stay cool. And of course you will take your best friend, but there are things to consider before your outing on the boat, to the pool, or other aquatic playground. Continue reading

Dog Dating Sites?

Perhaps you heard the story of a dog wedding this past month that became a fundraising event to help an animal shelter in California. What can we say? People do crazy things for their pets! And we have the doggie bridal merchandise that flies off the racks as proof. But now we’ve heard of Internet dog dating sites that are starting to pop up! Continue reading