Call me Farmer Ginger

It has been a busy summer here. We have been exploring a bit but mainly the busyness has been at home. It all started in June when we attended a hobby farm auction. While driving by the auction house one day I saw a sign for an upcoming auction. I told my husband that iContinue Reading …

How to Make Your Fur Baby Part of the Family Experience

For much of human history animals have been part of the tribe. They were necessary companions that helped create a safe environment for their humans and who helped procure food at times. It is a recent trend that animals have transitioned from helpers and pets to what many people now call fur babies.It is nowContinue Reading …

Our Baby Hedgehog update

It has been just over two weeks since we welcomed our newest family member, a baby hedgehog.  Last I posted, we still did not know what we were going to name this cute little guy. But after lots of thinking and some debate, we decided on Nigel. I have been doing my best to postContinue Reading …

Meet our Hedgehog

When our oldest son was turning four, we had an animal themed birthday party for him. The traveling zoo brought to our home all kinds of reptiles, snakes, spiders, and small mammals. One of the animals we got to meet and hold was a hedgehog. I instantly fell in love with the spiny little guyContinue Reading …

Take Care of your Labs with Royal Canin Labrador Food

Our family has two large dogs. One is a lab cross and the other is a purebred black Labrador.  Earl is just over four years old and the biggest baby you will ever meet. He is the sweetest dog with the kindest heart. Technically he is our daughter’s dog, but he is very much theContinue Reading …

My First Pet: Help Your Kids Take Care Of Their Pet

‘Mummy, can I have a dog please?’ This is a much dreaded question for many parents as it generally means that they will have an additional responsibility. Indeed, many kids are not prepared for the arrival of an animal in their home, and find themselves so overwhelmed by the task that they never take careContinue Reading …

Four Vital Things To Look For When Choosing Your New Veterinary Practice

We all know the importance of having a positive relationship with our own doctor. Your doctor has to be someone that you trust and that understands you as a person, as well as being fully clued up on your health history. Getting ill can be stressful, so having a medical professional who understands your needsContinue Reading …

Give A Dog Or Bone, Or Something Else: Fun Gift Ideas For Your Pet

image source When it comes to giving out family gifts, don’t forget about your pet! Christmas is coming up soon, so you might want to give your little friend something to play with. You could also treat them for your birthday. Even if you just want to give them a reward for being a goodContinue Reading …