Review: Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go To Sleep by Bruce Arant

Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep by Bruce Arant is a fun and colorful picture book. Drawing on his personal experience as a parent and a sense of humor, Arant has created an imaginative fun twist on a familiar bedtime struggle of putting young ones to sleep. His pastel illustrations also help bring Simpson’s farm to life. “I need a drink.” “I want a snack.” “I have to go!” Every last one of these laments are excuses we’ve all heard one time or another. They’re also all complaints that Farmer Simpson is plagued with on a nightly basis. The difference … Continue reading Review: Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go To Sleep by Bruce Arant

7th Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Will Feature Austin Pets Alive Speaker

Lincoln Animal Ambassador’s annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls fundraiser is back for its seventh year. Set aside the evening of Saturday, March 21st, for dinner, entertainment, and a dessert auction. You won’t want to miss this event! The fundraiser will … Continue reading 7th Annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner Will Feature Austin Pets Alive Speaker

My First Paying Clients And Other Milestones

I ended 2020 by writing that the milestones for my cat consulting business were continuing to accumulate. Before that list becomes too lengthy, I want to share milestones from the past few months, the biggest being my first paying clients. Read on to hear all my exciting news! Develop New Working Relationships Back in my days as a book review blogger, I felt honored when authors, publicists, and/or publishers contacted me about a review. It showed that my name and my work were getting recognized. By the same token, I felt honored when Elizabeth Burr of Preferred Pet Partners emailed … Continue reading My First Paying Clients And Other Milestones

The Beatrice Humane Society, A No-Kill Model for Rural Nebraska

In 2018, the Beatrice Humane Society operated with an amazing 94.1% live release rate. The shelter took in 856 dogs and cats from Gage County; 810 of them were placed in new homes through the help of local and regional … Continue reading The Beatrice Humane Society, A No-Kill Model for Rural Nebraska

Interview with Veterinarian Dr. Jody Jones

Dr. Jody Jones had a big interest in medicine but couldn’t imagine herself touching people for an exam. “I thought back as a kid what I enjoyed and being around animals always made me happy,” said Dr. Jones, who is originally from Sargent, Nebraska. She attended UNL, earning her bachelor’s degree in animal science, then graduated from Kansas State where she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Jones began her career as a veterinarian in 2002 at a mixed animal practice in Iowa before moving back to Nebraska in 2005, where she has developed a special interest in animal … Continue reading Interview with Veterinarian Dr. Jody Jones

Milestones in Becoming a Cat Behavior Consultant, Part Three

Recap: On May 17, I officially launched Allison Helps Cats. Both prior to and since my launch, there have been many milestones that have happened as part of my dream to become a cat behavior consultant. Some of those included taking courses, volunteering services, promoting my business, applying for a scholarship, seeking legal help, and talking with others in the field. In part three of a three-part series, I’ll share the rest of those milestones, to wrap up 2019 and look forward to 2020. Expand my Networking Circles In the fall, my attempts at networking continued to bear fruit. A … Continue reading Milestones in Becoming a Cat Behavior Consultant, Part Three