Thank You Baby

May is a bittersweet month for Rochelle. Thirteen years ago, on May 7, she adopted a shelter dog named Baby. “She was a cute little chiweenie,” Rochelle said, “and I couldn’t have asked for a better friend through the hard times.” By hard times, Rochelle is referring to her years in an abusive relationship. Baby brought laughter and happiness into Rochelle’s otherwise unhappy life. Rochelle giggled as she recalled, “One day Baby jumped into a police car to say hello to the cops. I was embarrassed, but they laughed and gave her love.” Rochelle also has a favorite memory involving … Continue reading Thank You Baby

Pet Video Training Library: Teach A Cat To “Stay”

Welcome to Lincoln Pet Culture’s pet video training library! Each month, we’ll post a video that teaches you to train your cat to perform a particular skill. Although cats and dogs do learn differently, most of the time these lessons can also be used to train a dog. After watching this video, if you need more help, please email us at: allisontalkspets@gmail.com “Stay” is an important but sometimes overlooked command. It could keep your pet from darting out the door or after another animal and it can keep your pet from jumping on guests or begging at the table. Here’s … Continue reading Pet Video Training Library: Teach A Cat To “Stay”

Pet Video Training Library: Teach A Cat To “Sit”

Welcome to Lincoln Pet Culture’s pet video training library! Each month, we’ll post a video that teaches you to train your cat to perform a particular skill. Although cats and dogs do learn differently, most of the time these lessons can also be used to train a dog. After watching this video, if you need more help, please email us at: allisontalkspets@gmail.com “Sit” is perhaps the easiest command for a cat to learn. Here’s how to teach it: PART ONE Sit or kneel in front of your pet. (Sit far enough away that your cat will not paw at you … Continue reading Pet Video Training Library: Teach A Cat To “Sit”

Pet Video Training Library: Teach A Cat To “Come”

Welcome to Lincoln Pet Culture’s pet video training library! Each month, we’ll post a video that teaches you to train your cat to perform a particular skill. Although cats and dogs do learn differently, most of the time these lessons can also be used to train a dog. After watching this video, if you need more help, please email us at: allisontalkspets@gmail.com “Come” is the one command that could save your pet’s life. Here’s how to teach it. PART ONE Sit near your pet. Show her a treat. When she focuses on the treat, praise her. Wait for her to … Continue reading Pet Video Training Library: Teach A Cat To “Come”

Review: Nobody’s Cats & Out of the Cold by Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff

If you are creative and care about the welfare of animals, what can you do? Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff wrote children’s picture books. Both Nobody’s Cats and Out of the Cold are based on true stories from northwest British Columbia and profits from the sale of the book go towards the care of animals in that region.  Nobody’s Cats tells the tale of a boy who saw a tiny black cat shivering in the snow by an old shed. The cat was just one of many that had been born or abandoned  there. A few of the neighborhood boys … Continue reading Review: Nobody’s Cats & Out of the Cold by Valerie Ingram and Alistair Schroff

Interview with Author Valerie Ingram

As part of volunteering with Husker Cats, I followed online groups that took care community cats. One day a post appeared about a picture book that had been published on the topic. The book was by Valerie Ingram, co-founder of Lakes Animal Friendship Society. Since that time, Valerie has become an inspiration to me in my animal welfare goals and a dear friend. Valerie and I both share a passion for pet education. This spring, she contracted me to write ten articles for Lakes Animal Friendship Society that could be run in local newspapers. My life this upcoming year will … Continue reading Interview with Author Valerie Ingram