Why a Miniature Golden Retriever is the Right Addition for Your Family

Do you love Golden Retrievers, but HATE how much they shed? Do you wish that loveable Golden Retriever personality came in a smaller sized dog? No need to wish! America’s favorite dog now has a smaller counterpart — the Miniature Golden Retriever.  The Mini Golden Retriever is a mix of both American and English Cream lines along with Poodle, Cocker Span...

The Dangers of Corn in Pet Food

One of the controversial topics in pet nutrition is CORN. Your vet will most likely be ok with corn. It has been touted as a good source of protein and minerals. Several big dog food companies have put a lot of money into training that corn is ok. The truth?  It is risky . What most of us don’t understand is that the corn used in commercial dog food is often...

Selecting an Emotional Support Animal

I had a wonderful discussion today with Michelle Stern of PoochParenting.net about Emotional Support Animals. Michelle is a dog behavior consultant and trainer. She specialized in working with families who are expecting babies and want to properly introduce their dog/s to the new family member.  When asked about how to pick the right emotional support anim...

Does Everything Have a Silver Lining?

My son was excited to play college football but a freak accident changed everything.   After just about three weeks on campus, he suffered a major knee injury in a freak accident at practice. He had been waiting for years to play college ball and had made several sacrifices to get there.    At practice, it took just one incident to change everything.    He t...

Soul Sunshine- need a lift?

Need a little new year inspiration after surviving 2020?    I have a few stories here that may help.    Successful people leave clues to success. Many people think the clues are in what they did. I believe it is in how they think.    As you read through these short bios, see if you can pick up on how they think and how you might incorporate that into your th...