Chaumette Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery: A fabulous Midwest winery destination

My adventures in the Missouri wine region, enabled me to discover Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, a charming getaway that has everything you could possible desire when it comes to a relaxing experience and enjoying sumptuous meals. Chaumette is more than a winery it is a midwest winery destination stop. Located about an hour south of … Read more

Holly Eying the Cat Box

Cat Box Chronicles

For those of you with multiple cats, cat box decorum can be a daunting task. I find it endlessly fascinating for some reason. Maybe I need to get a life, or perhaps pose the question on Facebook. We have several cat boxes available for our three cats, but for some reason, our cats seem to … Read more

Cats on the bed

Cats in the bedroom-What’s an owner to do?

We have three cats in our household. Since I like animals better than people, if I had my way, I’d probably have about 12-15 of them, assuming someone else managed the cat box and kibble chores, so I could kick-back and just enjoy the zoo of activity. But that’s not going to happen. I’m in … Read more

Lexi on pet medications after Surgery

Save on pet medications at Costco Pharmacy

Like our children, when our pets get sick, we want the best for them. Sometimes we find that many of the pet medications needed to get our furry friends well are outrageously priced, especially if purchased at your veterinarian. Even online pet drug pharmacies are expensive. What most people do not know is that Costco … Read more

Saluki with Flamengo plush toy

4 Things I Learned When My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy

This post is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Dogster about the 4 things I learned when my dog swallowed a soft toy. It never fails; emergencies with our dogs always seem to happen in the middle of the night. Most of us always hope we can wait until morning to see our vet. … Read more

Elcuse Wines Sheltor Dog blind dog

Toby: A blind dog’s journey

Every once in a while I come upon a story that is so inspiring and moving, it really resonates with me.  Such is the case when I was visiting Ecluse Winery and met Toby, a blind dog that is the inspiration for the winery’s second label, Blind Dog Wines. It is not the wine, but … Read more

Paso Robles: A dog-friendly weekend escape

San Luis Obispo County is a very pet-friendly area. This article is the first in a series showing the virtues dog-friendly California. I will begin with Paso Robles, as this was my first stop in my journey discovering fun places to visit with a dog. My canine companion on this excursion was my Saluki, Zoe. … Read more

Sydney Tibetan Terrier by Cori Solomon

Sydney Was Supposed to Die — Not Win Awards at Dog Shows

This is the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which ended last night. Exhibitors find this prestigious show a great honor and privilege. Those who watch on television see some of the beautiful dogs, but there’s more to the competition and the event behind the scenes. Last year was my first visit to … Read more