Honoring a Deceased Pet

Several weeks, maybe even months, before we said goodbye to our sweet girl Jenna I started to think about how we would honor her when she was gone. She was a four-legged member of our family for more than 18 years, so I knew we needed to do something special. While it wasn’t the easiest […]

Grieving the Loss of a Pet

In the two weeks since saying goodbye to our beloved dog Jenna, Socks and I have gone on what I refer to as “healing” walks almost every single day. To say Socks has been a little neglected in recent months would probably be an understatement. Neglected might be a little harsh, but since caring for Jenna’s […]

Happy Belated 18th Birthday, Jenna!

Heartbreaking Update: We said goodbye to our sweet, beautiful Jenna on September 3, 2014. To say the past year with Jenna has been challenging would be an understatement. She’s always been a wonderful, loving, and loyal dog, but the aging part has been really tough on both of us. Every morning when I get up […]

A Difficult Couple of Months

It has been such a challenging and emotional couple of months that also included an amazing personal accomplishment, which unfortunately has been pushed to the side because celebrating just hasn’t felt right due to everything else we have been going through as a family. I completed the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World […]

Stress and Back Pain-Free Dog Bathing with Waterless Pet Shampoo

Have you ever tried using dry shampoo on those days when you need to liven up your hair without spending the time to wash, dry and style it? I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of the product at first, but it has come in handy for me, especially when Cody’s hair […]

Rachael Ray Nutrish Dog Food & How Rachael’s Rescue Saves Pets

This sponsored post is brought to you by Rachael Ray Nutrish as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post campaign. Earlier this fall when I attended Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta one of the things I was looking forward to most was getting the chance to meet the folks from Rachael Ray Nutrish. I […]

Dog Years

I realize that I don’t really talk about my pets much online. We’ve had a few as a family, from cats to mice(ewww), to fish and dogs, but there’s one who’s been with us longer than any other and that’s our dog, Jenna. She’s been a part of our family since 1996, just before Cody’s […]

Wordless Wednesday – The most beautiful girl