The Top Pets Blogs of 2007: January – May

Aimee and I, along with the occasional guest blogger, tried our best to bring you informative, interesting, and entertaining articles this past year. But you seemed to like some more than others. So I decided to do a Year in Review recap of the ones that you responded most to. What Makes a “Top” Blog? Even though you all may enjoy most of the blogs we write, not all of them inspire you to leave comments or rate them. Those that received star ratings made the Top Blogs cut. January 2007 Top Blogs Assistance Dogs of the West and The … Continue reading

My Favorite Pet Blogs from the Past Year

Below is a list of my favorite articles I wrote during the past year, often with an explanation of what made them memorable. Five Non-Cash Ways to Help Animals/Shelters this Holiday Season: This was my first article to have a comment left on it. Is It Ever Okay to Kick a Dog?: This was my first article to ever get stars. The BMK Fund: This practice is very near and dear to my heart and it was neat to have a platform such as blogging for to share it on. How to Put Your Shopping Dollars to Work Helping … Continue reading

Radioactivity Less Dangerous to Animals Then Man?

Okay, this is a spooky thought: what if there was a radioactive wasteland too toxic for humans to live in but that animals had adapted to? Not only were they able to live there, but some species were thriving because man was no longer interfering with their environment? Sound like the plot of a science fiction book? Might make a good one, but it’s actually based on fact. The place? Chernobyl. Chernobyl fascinates me. I think because it scares me so much. It was just an ordinary day that went horribly wrong and left that part of Russia uninhabitable for … Continue reading

The Pets Blog Week in Review for Apr 9-15

This week guest blogger Heather Long (whose regular blogs you may have read in Marriage and Fitness) joined Aimee and myself here in the Pets Blog. We covered a lot, so without further ado, here’s what we covered on: Monday, April 9 Unfortunately, I reported the tragedy of the Jacksonville Humane Society burning to the ground after a friend back in Jacksonville emailed to tell me about it. Aimee was chalk full of helpful tips for moving with small/exotic pets. Tuesday, April 10 It’s Prevent Cruelty to Animals Month. Did you get your orange on for ASCPA day to show … Continue reading

Remembering Titanic: What Would You Have Done?

Back in November when Wayne and I went to visit our families for Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to see “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Being a fan of the 1997 movie, I was very psyched to see this exhibit. I’d heard nothing but raves about it from others who’d seen it when it’d been in Florida. It proved as amazing as everyone said. From the recreated passenger cabins (both first class and third) to the grand staircase to the many artifacts recovered from the bottom of the North Atlantic I couldn’t help … Continue reading

The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

“The Unsinkable Molly Brown” is a delightful musical loosely based on the real Molly Brown, a down-to-earth woman of great wealth who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Do keep in mind, I said loosely. Debbie Reynolds has our starring role, and we go with her back to Molly’s humble roots. Molly was taken in as an orphan by a family of rough and rowdy boys, and she thinks she’s one of them. She hardly knows how to act like a girl. When Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell) comes along, he falls for her, hard, but she’s determined not to marry … Continue reading