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The first picture of Fen I ever posted on Paw Print!
The first picture of Fen I ever posted on Paw Print!

I'm writing this post to the soundtrack of Kit and Fen's (mostly Kit's) play grumbles.  With morning walks behind us, and their bellies full from breakfast, the boys have effectively turned our living room into a WWE wrestling arena.

For the second day in a row I woke up this morning with a headache, and Kit's almost constant commentary is starting to get a bit grating.  However, I'm able to look past it because I don't have the heart to separate the boys.  They're having so much fun!  Plus, Fen playing with Kit means he's not off finding ways to get himself into trouble (sigh...puppies) and Kit really could use the extra exercise. ...continue reading "1 Year of Having 2 Dogs"

ppppI mentioned last Friday that we were waiting for our September Pet Treater box to be delivered.  It got here Friday evening - what a fun way for the dogs and I to kick off our weekend!  Read on to see all the fun stuff we got this month. ...continue reading "September 2016 Pet Treater Review & Coupon Codes"

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yyWell, belated Hatch Day, but only by a day.  Yesterday, September 20th, our beautiful leopard gecko Aurora turned 8 years old!

Aurora is our second oldest pet, right after Barnaby who will turn 10 years old in November.  But Aurora is no old lady!  Estimates of how long leopard geckos live vary greatly.  Some people say the average is only between 6 and 10 years, but other sources say, if well cared for, between 10 and 20 years is a good estimate.  Quite a range right?  The oldest leopard gecko on record, at least that I know of, passed away at the ripe old age of 32! ...continue reading "Happy 8th Hatch Day, Aurora!"

66Ahoy buckos! This day be speak like a scurvy pirate day!  The amazing Mr. Kit is quite fond of this 'holiday', mostly because his people talk funny and act silly, and he gets to wear his pirate costume!  My boys are the talk of the town on a normal day, always attracting lots of attention during walks - so just imagine how many heads Kit turns strutting down the street dressed as a pirate.  Kit is a social butterfly (get it...he's a Papillon!) and just adores all the extra attention. ...continue reading "Did Pirates Keep Pets?"

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I'm currently sitting at my computer with two sleeping dogs at my feet.  My bedroom floor is covered in tiny pieces of cardboard because Fen got into the recycling (again) and I didn't take it from him, figuring that ripping up cardboard was far from the worst thing he could be doing.  I'm waiting for our September Pet Treater box to get here, but because I doubt I'll have the motivation to take/edit pictures and write the review today, I'm posting a pack update instead. ...continue reading "September 2016 Paw Pack Update"

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Some dog breeds, mostly smaller breeds, greatly benefit from being walked on a harness rather than having the leash attached to their collars. This is because smaller dogs are more prone to develop trachea damage from the pressure of their collars against their delicate necks. Collapsed trachea is a condition that is relatively common in small and toy breeds of dogs. Using a collar is one of the risk factors of the development of this disease. Using a harness instead of a collar to walk your dog doesn't guarantee that your pet will never develop collapsed trachea, but it can lower their risk. ...continue reading "Harnesses are Recommended for Walking Small Dogs"

ppppLet's talk cats!  I don't post about cats often.  Growing up, I (perhaps surprisingly) was a card carrying member of team cat.  I like that they are generally quieter than dogs are.  I've always felt that they are a bit easier to care for too, especially since you don't have to walk them 3+ times a day.  Unfortunately my fiance is allergic to cats, which is the biggest reason why we don't have any. ...continue reading "My Favorite Cat Breeds"

6615Happy September!  I, for one, am looking forward to the official start of fall later this month.  Luckily it seems like I won't have to wait that long to enjoy some cooler weather.  Today is the first day in a long time that I've been able to open windows rather than run the AC.  But enough about the weather!  Those of you who read my post on Wednesday probably saw today's post coming - we got our September Pooch Perks box! ...continue reading "September 2016 Pooch Perks Review & Coupon Code"

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Our little Fen had his neuter/dew claw removal surgery on August 15th, just over two weeks ago now.  He went to the vet last week, for what will hopefully be the last vet visit he needs for awhile, to have his incisions checked and all his stitches removed.  Luckily, the healing process was pretty uneventful.  By the time we got his stitches removed his fur was already starting to grow back and Fen was pretty much back to his playful self just a few days after his surgery. ...continue reading "Fen’s (Last) Neuter Update"

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Last week I wrote about why I started supplementing my 7 year old Papillon, Kitsune, with turmeric.  Because I already went over it, I won't get too much into the 'why' in this post, but feel free to go back and read about all the awesome benefits Kit's received from consuming turmeric.  Basically, I started giving it to him for his arthritis, and was pleasantly surprised when it started improving not only his sore legs, but a couple of other issues as well. ...continue reading "Kitsune’s Turmeric Treats"