Get Your Finicky Dog Digging In With Purina #AlpoMealHelpers

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina at Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Dealing with a finicky pooch who snubs his food? Just want to add a little more excitement to dinner? Alpo Meal Helpers, available at Dollar General, are a great solution! Today I’m sharing my dog’s reactions to their first sampling experience, plus I’ll tell you how you can win your own Alpo Prize Pack with a $100 Dollar General Gift Card! If you ever looked at my dog Cooper, you wouldn’t think he’s exactly finicky about food. He […] Read more »

Things I Never Knew About Snakes Before Sess #ReptileCare

Things About Snakes

This post is sponsored by petMD Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. Before meeting my Sess, Sal’s Ball Python, I had a lot of misconceptions about snakes. I think a lot of us do. It’s natural. Snakes have been depicted in so many ways in literature and films. They totally get a bad rap. Today I’m going to tell you a few things misconceptions that […] Read more »

What To Know Before Bringing Home Your New Kitty #NewPetPartner


This post is brought to you in partnership with PetSmart. I was provided with a gift card and summer pet items in exchange for sharing my own new pet parent tips and experience. As you may know, I recently brought home a new kitten. I am like crazy pet parent with the pictures, so if you follow me on Pretty much ANY social media network, you’ve seen her at least once. Her name is Zoe and she’s the cutest thing since sliced bread…of sliced bread was actually cute. Zoe is the first new cat addition to our family in 11 years, […] Read more »

Tips for Hanging Out From Morris the Cat + Q&A with the Star Kitty Himself!


This post is brought to you by 9Lives. All opinions are my own. Morris the Cat is probably the world’s most famous kitty ever. Known for his role in over 50 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today, he’s THE face of “charmingly choosy” kitties. Morris gained even greater fame when he became an advo-cat for kitty adoptions with his “Million Cat Rescue” initiative, and just this year, he took a trip to South by Southwest as a feline technology correspondent. It seems like Morris is one insanely busy kitty, always on the go! He still manages […] Read more »

What Do You Need to Know Before Bringing Home a Snake? #ReptileCare

New Snake Essentials

This post is sponsored by petMD Reptile Center, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart are not responsible for the content of this article. Many moons ago, when I brought home my iguana Clyde, we didn’t know all that much about reptile care. In fact, we knew exactly what we were told at the pet store. With no internet back then and no access to experts, I went off that one conversation for the entire four years […] Read more »

What I Learned About Snakes By Snuggling a Python #ReptileCare

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This post is a sponsored post. I am being compensated to help spread the word about Reptile Ownership, but I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. petMD® and PetSmart® are not responsible for the content of this article. When I was 15, I begged my mom for a lizard. After much debate, she finally gave in and I got Clyde the Iguana. He was awesome. Friendly, curious and just plain cool. He used to sit on my shoulder while I typed up school papers. That was before computers were in every house, so it was an old-school typewriter. He […] Read more »

Freshpet Makes Dry Food Now & Dogs Everywhere Do the Dance of Joy

Freshpet Grain Free Fresh Chicken Recipe has fresh ingredients that you can actually see in the bowl.

Did you know that Freshpet makes dry dog food now, called Freshpet Fresh Baked Recipes? Well, they do, and it is awesome! At least my dogs think so! They got to try out the Freshpet Grain Free Fresh Chicken Dog Recipe in exchange for my translation of their honest review and they were just beside themselves with excitement! My dogs love the Freshpet rolls that you find in the refrigerators at the end of pet food aisles (at least, that’s where I always find it). We add it to their kibble to stretch it and give them more variety in […] Read more »

Kitten Cuteness on Overload (Not-Even-Remotely-Wordless Wednesday)

Cute Cuddly Kittens

I rarely do Wordless Wednesday posts, mostly because I forget the meme exists. Also because I don’t like the whole idea of being “wordless.” I’m not capable of it! So here’s a sort of Wordless Wednesday post instead! Insanely cute kittens doing cute kitten-like things. I lied. This isn’t even “sort of Wordless Wednesday.” There’s a story behind these kittens and I have to share it! So here’s how it goes. See this Mama Cat? Well, one day in the dead cold of winter (coldest on record), some inhumane monster dumped her off at the cottages where my boyfriend lives. […] Read more »

Celebrate Your Best Friend with Barkfest on Nat Geo WILD


Need an excuse to celebrate your beastie bestie? How about an entire weekend dedicated to our beloved canine companions?  Nat Geo WILD’s inaugural BARKFEST, a full weekend of programming that celebrates man’s best friend, airs this weekend (May 15-17). Check out some highlights, along with a program guide below! Then kick back, invite your furry pal up on the sofa, grab some pooch-safe snacks and snuggle up!   Barkfest Weekend Lineup Barkfest weekend features 48 hours of all dogs, all the time. In addition to the highlights below, you’ll be seeing plenty of Cesar in Dog Whisperer, Cesar 911, Love my […] Read more »

Take the Heavy Lifting Out of Stopping Kitty Odors with Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Lightweight #ClumpAndSeal

Clump and Seal

I received Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal in exchange for an honest review as part of the  Smiley360 Blogger Program. All opinions belong to me and my cats. Aforementioned cats would like me to add that since I am not fluent in cat, they take no responsibility for any meows lost in translation. Ah, the litter box! It’s the best part of having a cat, isn’t it? Bending over with an aching back every day to scoop out another creature’s waste, it’s EXACTLY why I got my first cat! I couldn’t WAIT to start scooping! In case my own “meows” are […] Read more »