Spending Pack Time at Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park

Spending Pack Time at Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park

As the weather turned a little cooler in September, the McSquare Pack made an early evening trip over to Smiling Dog Ranch Dog Park, a park featuring two concrete tunnels, plenty of tennis balls, access to the Rillito River Walk/Path, and most importantly in Tucson...trees and shade!

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What's Your Dog's Pirate Name?

What's Your Dog's Pirate Name?

Ahoy mateys! Septembree 19, next high tide', be International Talk Like a Shipmate Tide, a tradition celebrated by Dave Berry aft in 2002 in his weekly column

Imagine how much fun ye can be havin' walkin' yer dog an' interactin' wi' swabbies channelin' yer inner buccanneer! Naturally, ye`ll need t' disco'er yer swashbuckler name an' yer dog`s swashbuckler name.

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Best Pet-Themed Greeting Cards for Any Occasion

Best Pet-Themed Greeting Cards for Any Occasion

If you enjoy surprising people with beautiful cards and you're an animal lover, then you should check out Holly Havnaer's Etsy shop A Paper Affaire.

Holly crafts cards for any occasion from her home studio in Seattle, Washington. She's been on Etsy since 2011 and I discovered her work in 2014.

I've purchased all kinds of cards from her: Christmas, Hanukkah, Anniversary, Thank You, and any occasion blank cards. Her cards cost the same as cards you'd buy at Target or the grocery store or pharmacy, but hers are unique and handmade with love.

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Communicating More Effectively With Your Veterinarian

Communicating More Effectively With Your Veterinarian

When your pet is sick, you want to give your vet the most accurate picture possible for the current illness. Sometimes the information you're passing on will be direct and easy-to-recall. Other times, you may struggle with remembering symptoms that have gradually progressed over several days.

When Bernie was diagnosed with atypical Addison's Disease, Matthew and I decided that we needed a system in place to accurately chart his daily life. We knew that he could display subtle symptoms that we might not catch right away.

If you have a pet with a chronic illness, you may find our system useful. If your normally healthy and happy pet seems down or off, then using this system short-term may also work for you.

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