This is BIG NEWS, BaxterBoo friends. Not since the invention of baked canine confections have we been so excited! The American Kennel Club (The AKC) has graciously included six new breeds which could make the next month’s Westminster Kennel Dog Show in New York an even more thrilling, competitive jaunt through the “who’s who” in the doggie kingdom. Continue reading
Is There A “Perfect” Time to Adopt?
My family and I have been going through a difficult transition, so when my teenage daughter started campaigning for a cat, I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. Due to allergies, I hadn’t owned a cat for 16 years. So naturally I had some deep reservations knowing that adoption is a commitment through the life of a pet, and my daughter will be heading off to college in a few short years.
So, you’ve started marking off your New Year’s Resolution list (well, at least we hope). However, starting a new year off can be difficult. There’s a ton of pressure to start changing small things in your life, like vowing to work out more or start doing more good deeds in society.
It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Lucky for you, January 24, just so happens to be National Change a Pet’s Life Day! Generally, pets are very easy to please, which means that you can improve your life by doing more good deeds for pets while not altering your life immensely. Continue reading
Photo courtesy: cloneofsnake
There’s a reason pet stores are still in business and pure-bred adoption agencies have grown; people just can’t seem to get enough of pure-bred puppies. One of the number one reasons people pick a pure bred over a mix is because they think they know what they’re getting when they are able to choose the breed. It’s believed that when you get those AKC papers, your pup is perfect.
Kim Kardashian’s 72-hour marriage has been exploding in the media. It’s come to the point that every time I receive a US Weekly magazine in the mail, my husband automatically asks, “What’s Kim Kardashian doing now?”
She’s had so much media attention that I’ve actually started to produce an up-chuck reflex every time I see her face. Since I’ve started to avoid any news containing the reality TV star that sold her soul to the media, it was unlikely that I would be very fond of a recent news article.
After last Wednesday’s discussion on getting motivated to live actively with your dog, it’s probably safe to assume your dog is either at the door dying to get her energy fix for the day, or hiding under the table because you gave “going to the park” a whole new scary meaning.
It’s pretty obvious that we have an obsession with dogs at BaxterBoo, but hey, who doesn’t? Their loving, furry, and oh so cute! Besides the fact that they provide support and solace when you’re having a rough day, dogs can provide a service to the needy.
Service dogs are trained to assist humans with special needs. Many non-profit organizations have sprung up in recent years that train pups to become guide dogs, balance dogs, seizure alert dogs, insulin level detection dogs, wheel-chair assistance dogs, hearing dogs, and many more.