Bad green beans! Dog food recall

1-15-18 Luckily, this health alert does not involve any dog deaths. The type of contamination tends not to make healthy dogs sick. However, older canines and those individuals fighting illness could suffer temporary stomach upset and runny stool. This California company, Just Food for Dogs, has issued a recall after a customer informed them her dogs reacted as from food poisoning after their meal. All her dogs recovered after 24-hours and changing to a daily diet product, no further effects were observed. The company tested the reported Turducken special and verified contamination of the human grade green beans.

Write compelling stories

Write compelling stories

As I continue studying human character, I marvel at how the best fiction shines insights into facets of it. I cannot but admire the insight of many passages of fiction. Even in the mystery genre, empathy in readers grows for even "bad characters" or "crazies. Fiction writers expand our empathy. I know writers stretch our empathy in clever dialogue, in skillfully drawn scenes when characters suffer, and in other ways authors show their character desires, fears, and needs. When readers remain curious due to the strength of storytelling or the fascination of a unique world the dream that fiction offers readers compels us forward.

Want to sell more books?

Write Monday for author know-how What I wish I had known when I started writing a novel. What I wish I knew before I launched my blog. What did you wish you knew, if you could, before you began blogging or writing for publication? First thing this morning I wrote two blog posts. Then I … Continue reading Want to sell more books?

1 thing more toxic than chocolate for dogs

More toxic than chocolate? Yes, and it’s everywhere. Please visit my guest blog post on 4Knines blog “One common thing that is more toxic than chocolate for dogs”  Then please comment! Of course, after you comment, I'd love it if you would share far and wide for the love and lives of dogs. After working … Continue reading 1 thing more toxic than chocolate for dogs

Safe rides 4 dogs

Go for a ride? "Go for a ride." These words sound so sweet to our dogs. Of course, they love to have their nose out the window smelling the world that is speeding. But your dog needs a seatbelt or to ride safely in a tied down pet safe crate. specially  if they must ride … Continue reading Safe rides 4 dogs

Unchain dogs: Blog For The Change

Dogs on chains often become chronic barkers. Their barking serves to say, “I’m here. I’m alone. Please help me.” When I was a child one of our neighbors kept a black Labrador retriever on a chain across from my bedroom. The dog became a chronic barker. I don’t recall him barking at night from inside of his house. But during the day, he never failed to bark all day, every day. I knew something wasn’t right. I felt sad for that poor dog.

Welcome 2 the dog house

Welcome 2 the dog house

Positive or negative, an outdoor dog house? Dog houses invoke memories of big dogs that lived outside. When we grew up one of our close neighbors had a dog house in his side yard. Because he tied out his black Labrador retriever that dog became a nuisance barker and a problem for us. Never did we have any quiet until the neighbor returned from his job and let the dog inside.