Interview with Lili Chin, A Pet Artist

Pet portrait artist and illustrator Lili Chin has been drawing her entire life. Her art education has come from learning on the job rather than through formal education. As a child, she liked drawing people and creatures, and making up … Continue reading Interview with Lili Chin, A Pet Artist

Online Pet Scams

If you’re thinking about adding a new pet to your family, be on your guard against online pet scams. According to a study conducted by the Better Business Bureau, as much as 80% of paid advertisements about pets may be fake. The BBB Scam Tracker has 907 reports on pet scams, and the Federal Trade Commission has 37,000 complaints involving pets brought online. The BBB says that it’s understandable why pet scams are so pervasive. Pet ownership has been growing in popularity, with the selection of a pet being viewed as the first step toward bringing a pet into the … Continue reading Online Pet Scams

Interview with An Animal Photographer

August 21, 2016: Poor Shine has been overlooked. A friend forwarded my pictures to a family who travelled quite some distance yesterday to meet him. They were at the point of signing the adoption papers when his excitement bubbled over and he jumped at Dad too excitedly. The ACO could not let him go with them. He is so depressed in the kennel that he has chewed the end of his own tail off. He shows no aggression to people just desperate excitement. He needs a rescue by 9/1 or a difficult decision will be made for his quality of … Continue reading Interview with An Animal Photographer

Book Reviews from Pawsome Reads

Catherine Smith is a pet owner, artist, and entrepreneur. She founded Muttleys, a fully-insured and professional First Aid Trainer, Dog Walker, and Pet Care Service provider based in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. She also started Pawsome Reads Book Club. This post carries reviews from her of two of the club’s featured reads. Maggie the Wunderdog follows the life to date of Maggie from her humble beginnings as a street dog in Beirut, through her journey of adversity to a loving forever home in the United Kingdom  with author of the book Kasey Carlin. I was a little apprehensive about … Continue reading Book Reviews from Pawsome Reads

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Interview with Cat Behavior Consultant Stephanie Merlin

The first year of my cat behavior consulting business I had no clients and perhaps would have quit if not the encouragement of other cat behavior consultants such as Stephanie Merlin of The Fulfilled Feline. Like me, Stephanie feel organically … Continue reading Interview with Cat Behavior Consultant Stephanie Merlin

Interview with Cat Author and Expert Amy Shojai

Growing up in Eastern Kentucky with no television, Amy Shojai spent a lot of time reading books, which eventually led her to try her own hand at writing stories. While still in Kentucky, she landed a job at a veterinarian … Continue reading Interview with Cat Author and Expert Amy Shojai