The Puppy Who Knew Too Much By V.M. Burns: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& V.M. Burns

After proving herself innocent of the murder of her almost ex-husband, Lilly Echosby left Indiana for Chattanooga, Tennessee, home of her dog-loving best friend Scarlett “Dixie” Jefferson. Lilly impulsively made the move along with her recently acquired rescue toy poodle Agatha, which makes finding a new living arrangement all the more difficult.

Catwalk: An Animals in Focus Mystery By Sheila Webster Boneham

by Cynthia Chow

When an Indiana developer, the reprehensible bigshot Charles Rasmussen, is murdered on the Dog Dayz agility competition trail, the question isn’t who had a reason to kill him. Truly, it would be amazing to find someone who hadn’t had a confrontation with the abhorrent blusterer. There are ample motives for putting the detestable man out of everyone’s misery. He was abusive to his poor but wealthy wife Louise, put a local store owner out of business after she refused to sell to him and he bought the wetlands area in order to bulldoze it into a shopping center. One of his last acts was to threaten to kill a feral cat’s litter and then assault and have the cat’s rescuer arrested when she trespassed on his property.

Traveling With Westies

by Sheryl Wall

Traveling with Westies is always full of adventures, and traveling with Natisa and Cosette is no exception. They love to go in the car for a quick trip to town or for a longer adventure to San Diego. They even enjoy the rides to the vet or groomers—until we arrive. They are Therapy dogs and when we do visits at senior homes each week, they both try to be the first in the car to go. I think it’s like a competition for them. They will go anywhere with me.

The West Highland White Terrier

by Sheryl Wall

In 2002, our first West Highland White Terrier (Westie for short) joined our family and I have been in love with the breed ever since. Our first Westie we named Mei Kumi Na Tisa. Her name is Swahilli for May 19, which is our Anniversary and she was our gift to each other for our first Anniversary. We chose a Swahili name because our love started in Africa but that is a whole other story. Later our Westie family grew and Cosette (Natisa's daughter) joined our family. The two of them are inseparable.

A Peek Into Life with an Irish Setter

by Sheryl Wall

Irish Setters are one of the most beautiful dogs that I know of, but it is more than just their beauty that makes them such amazing dogs. They are full of energy and are extremely affectionate. Being a family dog is also part of their characteristic. However, they are not the breed for everyone, for these dogs do demand a lot of attention and training. Without enough daily exercise, they can wreak havoc to the household. However, if you have the time to invest Irish Setters are incredible dogs.

Cats Can Learn Too

by Sheryl Wall

It is very common to hear people commenting about how independent cats are and that you can't teach anything to them. Yet, how many people have seen the lion acts at the circus. If you can train a lion, how much easier would it be to train the domesticated cat? They are highly intelligent animals and, when you think about it, we insult their abilities to say they are un-traina

Exercise and Your Dog

by Sheryl Wall

Many studies show how important being fit is to you and your dog. According to Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook, approximately 20 percent of dogs are obese in the United States. They also state that it causes complications for those with several diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. Exercise also helps avoid a dog’s destructive behaviors such as digging, barking, and chewing that occur because of boredom and it can build confidence, and strengthen the dog and owners bond with each other.

What is Agility?

by Tara Wilson

Imagine stepping into a ring with your well trained dog and proceeding to spend the next several minutes mastering a course set up with teeter totters, a-frames, jumps, tunnels, and other obstacles.