Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Free Fun for Self-Isolation

    It seems just when we think life can’t get any more bizarre, we wake up to another day of what seems to be an unimaginable episode of The Twilight Zone. Houston has become one of many major cities to issue “Stay at Home” orders. We are to limit our movements to the grocery store, pharmacy or work if your job is in one of the sixteen industries the federal government has deemed essential. It is still okay to go on walks or visit local parks if you maintain a 6’ distance from others. Playgrounds and basketball courts are off-limits. I am not babysitting the grands and we are not riding our bikes to be super safe. After last month’s flu, we do not want this virus. The fact they keep mentioning those over 60 makes me cringe. How the heck did we get in the senior citizen danger zone? Yikes!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Into Health With Dr. Harvey's

   Spring is the time of year for rebirth and renewing our promise to take better care of ourselves and pets. The days are getting longer, and the weather is nice so spending time outdoors with our dogs is a safe option during this time of self-isolation. As we practice self-care, it’s important to make sure our dogs are healthy too.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Good News is Coming

Senior basset hound and Westie
Bentley Basset Hound: “Hey y’all! Can you believe how crazy the human world has become over the last couple of weeks? This coronavirus is changing the way we live and there are many people who are really scared.”
Pierre Westie: “That’s right, Bentley. This is what we’ve been training for our entire lives. Dogs and cats cannot catch or carry this virus, so we are ready for unlimited cuddling. Well, cats might have a time-limit, but we animals have agreed to submit to hugs, kisses, and cuddles each day our peeps are having to stay home to avoid others. It’s the least we can do to help calm them.”

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

5 Quick Spring Cleaning Tips for Dogs

    Spring is in the air down here in Texas. It makes me want to open up our windows and clean the house. Living with dogs means before you clean the house, you need to clean the dogs. 
Two dogs in a field of flowers
   If yours are anything like mine, the first trick is to catch them. Bentley actually loves grooming and will follow me anywhere if I have his FURminator. Pierre avoids all forms of grooming other than brushing his teeth. If there is an area I don’t want Pierre to go, all I have to do is set his brush down and he’ll avoid it like the plague. Either way, it’s spring and they need to freshen up!
5 Quick Tips for Spring Cleaning Dogs