Category Archives: Here’s What You Said

One of the inconveniences of summer is how to deal with a pet that loves to be on the go with you when extreme weather threatens his or her safety. My husband and I are rather indulgent pet parents. Our dog visibly deflates when I pick up my purse (a …

For most of us, summer opens a whole new variety of diversions for our pets. In May we asked you some details about your warm weather activities and favorite summertime memories. Here’s what you said. Your favorite diversions with your dogs in the summer are walking and hiking. Nice weather …

In our April newsletter and on our social media sites, we asked who your favorite celebrity cats and dogs are. Morris the cat, the finicky feline in cat food commercials got the most votes. Garfield of comic strip and cartoon fame, and Homer, a blind cat in Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless …

Someone who sends us a happy tail often describes her or his good luck in finding the perfect pet, one in more than 340,000 (the number listed at any given time on Petfinder). “It was meant to be,” people write. That started us wondering if you believe in luck, and …

Valentine’s Day! A day for celebrating the loves in our lives. Our January survey asked if and how you celebrate the red-letter day with your beloved pets. About 75% of you say you make a point of spending extra time with your pets not only on Valentine’s Day but on …

Pet training can have its ups and downs. I tried to train my dog to be calm when friends came over, but inadvertently trained him to bark ferociously whenever I said the word, “friends.” When he’s on a leash and I say, “Let’s go,” he starts by giving a little …

To foster a pet or not – that was the question we posed in our November newsletter survey. Of those who responded, 32% are now fostering. Others said you would consider it (65%), but have never had a foster pet. The reasons? You have never thought of it (13%); you …

Babies, adults or seniors? Our October newsletter survey asked what age pets you prefer to adopt. Only 16% prefer babies. Adults came in at 35%, but a whopping 48% of you are gung-ho for geezers. Nearly half of you who would prefer to adopt (or did adopt) seniors or adults …

When my boyfriend and I first started dating, he surprised me by suggesting a date to go the shelter and socialize cats. It was an awesome date: we loved helping the animals, we were both swayed by seeing each other play with kittens, whenever there was an awkward silence we …

Some folks are dog people. Others prefer cats. Where do you stand? That’s what we asked in our September survey. Although our survey was not scientific, we thought you’d be interested in the results: 36% replied that you favor dogs, while 14% voted for cats. Most of you couldn’t be pinned …

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