Category Archives: Must Love Dogs (& Other Wonderful Pets)

National Read a Book Day

Pick a book… any book! Serious nonfiction or comic book, romance novel or mystery thriller… your choice. Sometimes when I read, I like to be entertained with something light and fun. Most times I find myself reading nonfiction works that … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

When one of us shares that a beloved 4-legged family member has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, each of us who has been loved by a special critter feels the pang of pain and loss. Whether your loss happened years ago … Continue reading

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“Kindsight”

  Hindsight feeds our clarity, but “kindsight” feeds our souls. — Cathy Burnham Martin American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie

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Vigilance!

“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.” — Pearl S. Buck (1892 – 1973) American writer & novelist

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All American Pet Photo Day

(As if there is possibly some day when it’s NOT Pet Photo Day!) Sooooo… share a fave photo of your pet or a dear friend’s pet. Our photo for All American Pet Photo Day is none other than Bandit. Yup… … Continue reading

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Disobedience Day

Although sometimes seeming almost carnivalesque, subversion has turned the wheels of history… bloody revolutions, flower power, the rebelliousness of rock ‘n roll, or just standing up for the underdog. It’s all about non-violent protests of issues, laws, or causes perceived … Continue reading

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It’s PAW… Pet Appreciation Week

Starting the first Sunday in June each year is Pet Appreciation Week. The American Veterinary Medical Association created PAW in 1981 to create awareness of the importance of pets in our lives and to appreciate them for everything they do … Continue reading

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National Hug Your Cat Day

Feline fans know that the love of a cat is amazingly impressive. They play, they hunt, they follow, they croon, they preen, they purrrrrrr, they nap, they bring us gifts they have worked to collect, and they adore their humans. … Continue reading

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National Pet Week

“Humans need a lot of reinforcement… loving, gentle encouragement.” — Bandit Martin (beloved dog and author)   Because this is National Pet Week, I thought you might like hearing some wise words from a pet. Our little Bandit (initially Mom … Continue reading

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International Moment of Laughter Day

Because April is National Humor Month, this is a perfect time to pause to recall and/or share something that gave you that moment of laugh-out-loud joy or a little chuckle when you needed it. (Our pets’ antics typically manage to … Continue reading

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Woof!

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”  -Richard Samet “Kinky” Friedman (1944 –  ) American singer, songwriter, and humorist   Notable Quotables, Cathy Chats, Daily Thoughts, recipes, books, audiobooks, and all … Continue reading

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Respect Your Cat Day

Yes, March 28th truly is Respect Your Cat Cay. So, go ahead… spend a little quality time with your favorite feline. They’ll love it! They’ll play. They’ll get bored. They’ll take a catnap. “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, … Continue reading

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National Puppy Day

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Monroe “Sparky” Schulz (1922 – 2000) American cartoonist; creator of comic strip “Peanuts”   Cathy Chats, Daily Thoughts, recipes, books, audiobooks, and all my articles can be found at www.GoodLiving123.com, where I strive … Continue reading

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Protect Our Pets

When our precious little Maltipoo published “A Dangerous Book for Dogs: Train Your Humans with the Bandit Method” in 2016, he warned his fellow pooch pals to not let the book fall into human hands. He made one important exception, … Continue reading

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Sweet Thank You!

Our Maltipoo, Bandit, received the most lovely thank you note… from another dog, no less.  Mr. Casey had just read Bandit’s book, “A Dangerous Book for Dogs.” He said: “Hi Bandit.  The best book ever!  You can tell, my humans, … Continue reading

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Love Dogs – Must Read

‘Tis the season to make treats… AND protect our furry friends from them. In the book released by our dog, Bandit, this year, he includes a long list of items that we humans might not realize are poisonous for our … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Book for Dogs

WARNING!!! Don’t let this book fall into human hands!!!!  That’s Bandit’s strong advice regarding his new book.  A Dangerous Book for Dogs is filled with insider tips and secret strategies to help canines get and keep their humans in line. … Continue reading

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Dog Writes Woofin’ Wonderful Book!

  When a great dog writes a great book, he’s far from barking up the wrong tree!  “Dog Days in the Life of the Miles-Mannered Man” is a heart-warming and hysterical collection of tall tales, wagging tails, and tantalizing treats.  … Continue reading

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What’s in THEIR Food?

Media pay lots of attention now to food additives and unnecessary or potentially harmful fillers in food… for humans.  What about our beloved pets?  Television and magazine ads make dog and cat food sound as though it is designed and … Continue reading

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Oldie, but Oh-So-Goodie!

Every now and then, in the plethora of emails and stories and jokes that our friends delight in sharing with us all, we receive an unusually wonderful story.  I especially love great stories about dogs, which is obvious since I … Continue reading

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Dangerous Consumption Levels

We’re not talking about overspending here; this is about saving your pet’s life!  Probably most of us have been guilty of feeding the wrong things to our favorite furry beasts.  We think we are giving them a treat, but we … Continue reading

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Dog Jokes with the Miles Paw of Approval

Since I was a child, I’ve enjoyed collecting sage thoughts and silliness.  Miles insisted some of these gems to into his book, “Dog Days in the Life of the Miles-Mannered Man,” a collection of tall tales, wagging tails, and tantalizing treats.  … Continue reading

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Must Love Dogs (and other wonderful pets)

When a great dog writes a great book, he’s far from barking up the wrong tree!  “Dog Days in the Life of the Miles-Mannered Man” is a heart-warming and hysterical collection of tall tales, wagging tails, and tantalizing treats. After … Continue reading

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