I am not a veterinarian

I take it as a compliment. People consult me all the time, especially about their cats and occasionally dogs, wondering if I can tell them what ails the critter in question. Or whether there is something they can give – holistic, herbal, OTC stuff, whatever – that will solve the problem they’ve self-diagnosed their pet…Read more »

Annie Update

The other day I realized that I haven’t said a lot about Annie lately, and that’s because there isn’t a lot to say, which is good news. The best news, however, is that she is no longer on any medications for colon issues. Her body can do all it needs to do without any assistance…Read more »

Pre-holiday Hell?

What is it with pet sitting and holidays? Or, in this case, pre-holidays? Last year, during the Fourth of July period I wrote about Holiday Hell. It all seems to be happening again, only just a little in advance of the school’s spring break and Easter weekend. I can only hope that means that we…Read more »


“What do you mean, you’re going on vacation?”  Clearly, Thomas is not happy.     “Who will feed us? Scoop the litter? Keep those pesky dogs away from us? Who???” “You know B,” I tell Thomas. “You like B, remember? She’s taken care of you before and everything was just fine. And L and R…Read more »