Cat's reaction to eating ice cream

Ice Cream Drama Queen?

October 22, 2020

Do cats get brain freezes or is this cat just overly dramatic about ice cream? This makes me laugh.

Slippery Dumplings

Recipe: Sussex County Slippery Dumplings

July 24, 2020

In a large pot, place chicken, giblets, onion, celery, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add enough water just to cover the chicken.

Rural Pet Sitting: You Never Know

July 27, 2019

Just by virtue of living in the country, pet-sitting is a fluid responsibility. You never know who will be there or what to expect.

10 Fun Cat Facts

Fun Cat Facts

November 2, 2015

Did you know that there are more than 73 million domesticated cats in the United States and more than 500 million worldwide?

Boogee, my deaf boy

Deaf Dog Humor

August 25, 2015

I stumbled over this list of things owners of deaf dogs know all too well, but maybe didn’t realize about themselves. You Know You Have A Deaf Dog When … Your dog ignores you by turning his head. Your dog doesn’t care if her favorite toy has a squeaky or not. Your dog likes to […]

Poem: What do you make of the stars?

June 10, 2010

Would you look at the number of stars out tonight,
I can’t think when I’ve ever seen starlight so bright.
You can see why they say it’s romantic, all right;
All those men with Flamenco guitars.

So, what’s new this week?

February 17, 2010

So, what’s new this week? Here’s a small capsule from the Bit-by-Bit Ranch…

Just for grins

February 13, 2010

Just for grins

Cutest Kitten Video? Maybe.

November 28, 2009

Cutest Kitten Video? Maybe.

Dog For Sale

November 6, 2009

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a old style house: “Talking Dog For Sale.”

Child’s Letter to God

August 11, 2009

Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim.

Every Rescued Dog has a Tale to Tell

July 25, 2009

EVERY RESCUED DOG HAS A TALE is the story of homeless dogs fated to die on death row in animal shelters around the country that were saved by being transported by volunteers to other states. Each chapter is the story of one dog from his hapless beginning to his happy ending, complete with photos. Some stories are heart wrenching while others are full of humor. They all teach a lesson of how one person can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. All it takes is a weekend drive and some free time.

Pets as Family. Really?

June 23, 2009

A new AP/Petside poll released Tuesday shows that half (50%) of American pet owners consider their pets to be as much a part of the family as any person in the household.

This Marathon I Call Tuesday

June 23, 2009

I have reached the first rest station on this marathon I call Tuesday. It starts when my feet hit the floor in the morning. There is one such marathon for each day of the week, every week of the month and all the months in a year.

A View of Pet Rescue from the Other Side

June 19, 2009

A rescuer’s answering machine message — Hello: You have reached 123-4567, Tender Hearts Rescue. Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to the following options and choose the one that best describes you or your situation:

Who Rules? Cats or Dogs

June 16, 2009

Having several cats and dogs, I often ponder the question of who rules — cats or dogs. My response used to change from day-to-day depending on what tricks each species had pulled so far that day, but over time, cats seem to winning out.

Canine Underground Railroad is Traveling a Road Near You

June 15, 2009

Canine Underground Railroad is Traveling a Road Near You – In my search for a way to move my dogs and cats across country, I stumbled all these groups that transport dogs — and probably cats, too — from one side of the country to the other, north and south, east and west. And this is quietly going on all the time.

Giant Plastic Animals Creeping Across the World

June 10, 2009

Since 1982, Cracking Art Group has created large colorful animals that are creeping their way across the world — emerging from the water, leaping over city streets, standing atop buildings, walking over bridges and circling through courtyards.