Holly’s Rants

Are Dog Moms Real Moms?

Are Dog Moms Real Moms?

Being a mother isn’t defined by blood alone. Being a mother is about filling a role or a promise to someone else. Not all birth parents take on this role, and many who don’t share their DNA with their children - DO. To me a mother is someone that provides shelter,...

The Time to Help Dogkind is Now!

The Time to Help Dogkind is Now!

For years I've been spreading the word about healthy lifestyles for dogs. I've tried to impress upon you the importance of healthy diet, exercise and mental stimulation for your dogs. Together, we have been making progress, but it’s not fast enough. Every day I hear...

Why I am Opting out of Christmas this Year

Why I am Opting out of Christmas this Year

Ok, I’ll admit, this blog title is a little click-baity. While in one way I have chosen to totally opt out of Christmas this year, in yet another I am opting IN for the first time in YEARS. Let me explain. The months of September - January are always completely insane...

To Hug or Not to Hug

To Hug or Not to Hug

Dr Stanley Coren PH.D., F.R.S.C. recently published an article for Psychology Today called, "The Data Says, 'Don't Hug the Dog!'" and it stirred up some major controversy among pet owners! As to be expected! I am not sure there are many things more heartbreaking to a...

My Only Regret…

My Only Regret…

I am writing this blog today, because after Saturday I am not sure I am going to have the strength to do it. You see, we have decided it is time to send our oldest pup, Brindel – my business namesake – on her journey to the Rainbow Bridge this Saturday. She has lost...