I’ve watched too much of the hatred in #Charlottesville today. I needed something uplifting, and this photo did it for me. Anyone have a good caption? My pick is “All you need is love.” Until next time, Good day, and good dog!
Such a wonderful story – both Chappy and Crystal deserve each other and deserve to be happy, supported and loved. I hope this story helps other blocky dogs find a way into homes that need them. Thank you BAD RAP for all your good works – for dogs AND humans.
Dogs with OCD (or Osteochondrosis) suffer a great deal of pain and mobility issues.
When a dog has OCD, fragments of bone and cartilage become detached from larger bones and end up floating around the area encompassing a dog’s joints. The result is that any movement in the joint where those fragments are located will cause a dog to suffer …
Steven Taddeo and his family were camping in Blanchetown, South Australia when they had a dangerous encounter with a mob of angry emus. Thankfully, their mini labradoodle Chia stood up to the giant birds and protected the family.
According to AdelaideNow.com.au, Steven, his father Paul, and his nephew Pietro were chopping firewood when they noticed a mob of eight emus approaching. Emus are large birds and the biggest in this mob was estimated to be “about 6 feet tall” according to Steven. Steven knew that emus “can do quite some damage” so the family was “extremely terrified,” in his words. The family had accidentally gotten close to some young emus, which is why the mob approached and started to circle around them.
Thankfully, Chia was with the family while they were chopping wood and stepped up to frighten away the dangerous birds. Chia ran at the largest emu in the group. Her fierce behavior scared the birds so that they stopped circling the family and went away. Steven told reporters, “When we got back to camp Chia had a hero’s return” and they gave her some of her favorite foods. He believes that Chia’s actions prevented serious harm from befalling his family.
The experience caused Steven to reflect that “dogs really are a man’s best friend.” We’re glad that Chia kept her family safe and strengthened their love of dogs.
Living with a blind dog can be a challenging undertaking, both for the dog and for its owner who now must be the eyes for both of them.
A dog who suddenly develops blindness is usually able to adjust to living life without its vision which has been an important and indispensable sense all its life.
More than likely your …
Shih tzu’s are good-natured and easy to train, making them great family pets. But caring for a Shih tzu can be time consuming because they require a lot of grooming.
A major part of Shih tzu care is proper grooming which will begin as soon as you bring your new dog home. Their thick, double-coated hair can be grown long, …
Those people who are against vaccinating kids because they believe the bad science that says vaccines cause autism have now crossed over into the dog world. Time Magazine published this video and article debunking the myth. Just as with children, unvaccinated dogs cause huge problems in communities. They can pass diseases not only to strays, […]
Happy first day of August, friends. My fellow Grateful Dead lovers will recognize the title of this post, but the post itself (clearly) has nothing to do with a song. It’s just been a while since we’ve done a good ol’ random inspiration post, and I’m feeling it. So enjoy these images I’ve recently come across online that have been making me, for no specific reason, feel creatively inspired. I hope they do the same for you. (You can find more images that inspire me on the regular right here.)
I’ve posted here before about how storytime is one of our little ones’ favorite activities. We have family story nights outside in the summer, where we all sit out on our deck and read together. The kids have pretend storytimes of their own, where they snuggle up in the big chair in our living room and Essley “reads” to Emmett. (There is quite possibly nothing more adorable than this, by the way.) Essley and her friends play storytime on playdates. Robbie and I love how much they enjoy these experiences. In a time where screens dominate so much of our daily lives, there is something incredibly reassuring (especially when our kids, like most, admittedly do love their screen time), to know that they find such genuine joy in books.
Because they are such big fans of storytime, you can imagine the kids’ excitement (and then subsequent heartbreak, when they realized we’d have to miss out because we’ll be on vacation!) when we found out about Storytime LIVE!, an awesome event that Kiddie Academy is hosting at multiple locations here in Illinois this Saturday, July 29th. You may remember me singing Kiddie Academy’s praises in the past. They’re a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, with a really wonderful Life Essentials® curriculum that focuses on social and emotional character education, and physical and cognitive outcomes – all of which are aligned with state preschool learning standards. And Storytime LIVE! is yet another cool thing they’re doing for little ones. It’s a fun, educational community reading event (that is also free!) intended to promote reading amongst kids. It will also help prepare little ones for the transition into school or a school setting through the combination of playtime and leaning (which are the main parts of the Life Essentials® curriculum). And the best part is that Curious George (one of our kids’ all time favorite characters) jumps off the page and visits the classroom in person! So fun, right?
For my readers here in Illinois, ten Kiddie Academy locations will be participating in Storytime LIVE! this weekend: Arlington Heights, Batavia, Carpentersville, Darien, Frankfort, Naperville, Oswego, Park Ridge, Plainfield, and Streamwood. And the event is open to everyone – whether your children are current students, you’d like to learn more about Kiddie Academy, or you’d just like to be a part of this special experience with your kids! To reserve your spot to attend, just click here. If we weren’t going to be several hundred miles away, we would be there in a heartbeat. And if you go, I’d love to hear about it!
Do your kids enjoy storytime as much as mine do? What books are their favorites?
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