Staff Picks

Ashley Santoro13 hours ago
So You Want to Become a Dog-Walker/Petsitter?
So you want to become a dog-walker? Of course you do, dogs are great! What could be better than walking a dog, getting to play with them and snuggling for a little bit then dropping them back home ? I...
Jenna Deedy12 days ago
Six Facts About Dugongs
Dugongs, while similar to manatees, are shorter and slender comparing to their western hemisphere well-known marine mammals to have ever been studied in the Southern Hemisphere, research that has been...
NomNomNow 19 days ago
Human Superfoods: Are They Good for Your Dog, Too?
For years, nutritionists and dieticians have been raving about the health-boosting qualities of superfoods. Superfoods earn the monicker by holding a high amount of nutrition without being high in cal...
Chuck Hinson21 days ago
The Day My Cats Hijacked the Computer
My four whiskerlicking cats like to hang out in my upstairs office. One afternoon, having finished my paperwork, I took my Westie, Brandi, out for a walk. Leaving the computer on and shutting the door...
Samantha Bentleya month ago
Why Does My Dog.....?
Dogs are so great. I often wonder what I did with my life before I had dogs, I definitely had more free time, a cleaner house, and a lot more money, but who needs time and money and cleanliness when y...
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Sandra Pollarda month ago
A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity
I refer to the recently published article by Jenna Deedy in PetLife titled Freeing Lolita the Killer Whale is Not an Option, and take issue with a number of matters. I note the rather coy reference to...
Liz McCormacka month ago
Fran the Hedgehog
I get frustrated very easily. I lose my patience, temper, and cool. Putting the pieces together after a breakdown has always been difficult, but I get there. Ever since I got my pet hedgehog, this has...
M&B Musings2 months ago
Mr. Darcy and Me
For perhaps the first time in my life, this piece is not an ode to Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. While my Mr. Darcy was given the namesake because of my favorite novel, he is a hero ...
Grace Mitchell2 months ago
The Box Jellyfish
Box Jellyfish are very old, surviving for more than 500 million years. One woman named Diana Nyad, known for swimming from Cuba to Florida, was not as successful as she appears. Three of her five atte...