Brentwood Farmers Market © Ken Bornstein

National Farmers Market Week: Shop Local and Fresh

National Farmers Market week begins on August 7 and runs through August 13. As a frequenter of the farmers markets, I thought it appropriate to honor some of my favorite vendors. If you live in Los Angeles, one of my favorite markets is the Sunday Brentwood farmers market. It is not huge, but the quality … Read more

Traveling With Your Cat- Tinkerbelle -Little ©Mollie Hunt

Traveling With Your Cat

Preparation is the key to traveling with your cat. Cats like routine and tend to stress out with any change. You can make traveling more enjoyable for all by taking some steps ahead of time to prepare. Traveling With Your Cat – Preparing The Cat Carrier The first step is to get your cat used … Read more

Pet Friendly Palm Springs with Bree © Cori Solomon

The Best of Pet Friendly Palm Springs

The best time to travel to Palm Springs begins in the fall when the weather cools and continues through May. The days are glorious with the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains and it is the ideal time to partake in the numerous outdoor activities Palm Springs offers. This timeframe is also perfect for bringing … Read more

Dogs and Wine Riva Leone Barbaresco

Dogs and Wine: What Dog Represents Riva Leone Barbaresco

Continuing my dogs and wine series after recently enjoying the Mack & Schühle Riva Leone Barbaresco DOCG, I decided this was the perfect wine to represent another dog breed. This Italian wine showcases a Nebbiolo from Piedmont. Behind the Brand Riva Leone was an ambassador for wines of the Langhe region. He represented these wines … Read more

L'Ecole No 41 Vineyards © Cori Solomon

Wine And Dogs: What Dog Represents L’Ecole Frenchtown

We often say people look like their dogs. Have you ever wondered what dog would represent a particular wine? I will begin my quest to pinpoint the match between wine and dogs. I am starting with L’Ecole No 41 Frenchtown. The wine consists of Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec Petit Verdot and Grenache. It is … Read more

MWDT Monument © MSgt Steven Kaun USAF:USSF Military Working Dog Program Manager - Unsung Heroes

Dogs: Our Unsung Heroes

On Veterans Day we honor our veterans, but what about those dogs, who have stood alongside our veterans and firefighters to save the lives of many.  They are our unsung heroes and deserve merit too.  This article is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Big Blend Radio about our dog the unsung heroes. … Read more

USS Besugo SS321 Crew

Sugie’s Tale: USS Besugo SS321 Beloved Military Mascot and Sea Dog

On Memorial Day, we honor our Military, who served our country. What about the military dog and military mascot that served during combat? This story is about Sugie, a sea dog and military mascot of the USS Besugo SS321. The submarine saw five combat tours during World War II. My father-in-law, Morris Bornstein, was one … Read more

Baby Birds

Nesting Birds: From Birth To Flight

As I watch a pair of birds building a nest under our eaves in our decorative hanging basket adorned with potted fuchsia, it reminds me that during the spring season, we must take precautions for nesting birds and fledgling birds that may be lurking in our back yards. One of the beauties of nature occurs … Read more

COVID-19 and Pets

COVID-19 and Pets: Best Practices

We are all living with constant changes and challenges as we circumvent COVID-19. Shelter in place is part of the normalcy of our lives, but what about COVID-19 and pets. Our dogs and cats love having us home to dole out extra attention. Many of us take our daily walks with our dogs in tow, … Read more

AKC Museum of the Dog

Museum of the Dog: AKC’s tribute To All Dogs

New York is known for its diversity of museums and attractions. When the AKC decided to move the Museum of the Dog back to the Big Apple, it made sense. With AKC’s headquarters located in the city, it also fits into the variety of attractions offered. Museum of the Dog Then and Now My first … Read more