January 2010

5 Ways to Protect Your Pet’s Dental Health

Your pet’s teeth are likely pretty low on your list of priorities. Did you know that two thirds of pet owners pretty much ignore their pets’ dental health? It’s actually considered the most overlooked area of pet care by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Since February is National Pet’s Dental Health Month, you might want to start taking notice in preserving your canine or feline’s teeth. Here are NUMBER ways to do just that.

How Many Ridiculous Campaigns Will PETA Have Before it Gets Serious Again?

PETA, PETA, PETA......whether the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals is protesting against people “throwing dead fish” at Pike Place Market by having naked “mermaids” lie all over the pavement, enraging gays and lesbians, or complaining about the ethical treatment of groundhogs, they are always making headlines.

My Second Favorite Bug


The Stranger’s Brendan Kiley recently wrote a disturbing piece about everybody’s second favorite bug (the cockroach of course being the first) the bedbug. In fact, the piece so disgusted me that I immediately became OCD for the first time in my life and not only had to scratch my arm 24 times, but scrub it ferociously as well in solidarity with people who have suffered an infestation.

The cute little bugs apparently reproduce violently and in a way that can kill the female or shorten her life, forcing me to contemplate whether or not the “she was asking for it” defense would have any merit in a bedbug court of law. Once the female bedbugs have reproduced, the bedbugs hide out in mattresses and pillows and are incredibly hard to get rid of.