Tech Tips & Product Reviews

Peel Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds

You guys know I love my garlic. I love growing it. I love giving it as gifts. I love cooking with it.

But I don’t love peeling it. Like onions, peeling garlic presents its own challenges. No, it won’t make you cry, but it will eat the skin off your fingertips if you try to  peel more than a few cloves by hand.

I can’t tell you how many gadgets I’ve bought over the years that claim to peel and … Read more

Sticky Paws Tape — Cat Clawing Deterent

I love our cat, Finn. But I hate what Mr. Destructo does to our furniture. I could open a cat store with all the cat scratching posts, etc, that have stood idly by while he mangles my furniture.

I thought I’d found the winner when I’d discovered Feliway. And I must say that actually worked for several months. But I’ve had to move on to more serious deterrents. This double-sided tape works great!
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PetFlow Delivers Dog (and Cat) Food to Your Door

You guys know me, I’m all about the sharing — and convenience. So let me share this great website, PetFlow.com, where you can order all your pet food needs and have them conveniently delivered to your door for one flat rate of $4.95 per order.  And don’t worry about selection because they carry just about every brand there is.  (I use four different high quality brands that I usually have to traipse to three different stores to buy and … Read more

7 Best Dog Raising & Training Books

Maybe you’ve seen this ditty passed around in an email:

Ten Rules for Being Human

1.  You will receive a body.
2. You will be presented with lessons.
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
4. Lessons are repeated until learned.
5. Learning does not end.
6. There is no better than Here.
7. Others are only mirrors of you.
8.What you make of your life is up to you.
9. All the answers lie inside of you.
10. You Read more

Rate Your Dog Food. Does Your Brand Get an A or an F?

Is your dog food cutting the mustard?

We all want to make sure our dogs are getting healthy, safe foods. Especially with the many pet food problems that continue to claim lives. (To keep abreast of the latest news, Therese at PetSitUSA does a fantastic job of posting up-to-date facts on pet food recalls.) It can be hard to sift through all the advertising and positioning. With that in mind, I offer the following chart and quiz to help you … Read more

Dog Chew Treats — Safe or Unsafe

All puppies and most grown dogs have a need to chew. While both Kiera and Graidy were chewers as puppies, Kiera could take or leave a bone or chewie now. Graidy still lives for them; he needs to chew. Perhaps your dog falls somewhere in the middle. Regardless, no doubt, at some point we’ve all bought our dogs a treat or chew toy. Who doesn’t like to treat their dogs occassionally? But did you know that the very treat you’re … Read more

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