Presidential Pets of the White House

Presidential Pets of the White House

 There’s an old saying in U.S. politics: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog”.  It’s a pithy way of explaining how quickly relationships can turn in the Capitol. But – if you think about it – the phrase also contains a pretty practical bit of advice for...
Cats, Cars and Cold

Cats, Cars and Cold

Most people have heard of rodents getting caught in car engines, but did you know that cats occasionally get stuck under hoods too? This happens because stray cats hide under cars in order to stay warm on cold nights. Sometimes cats will climb inside the engine to...
Does My Dog Really Need to Wear a Jacket?

Does My Dog Really Need to Wear a Jacket?

One of my first experiences as a dog owner was walking my new puppy in a park and being approached by a random person who asked me, “Shouldn’t your dog be wearing a sweater?” I stared at the woman like she had two heads. “No, she’s a dog,” I responded. “She’s...
Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking

Gear Up for Winter Dog Walking

Well, it looks like Old Man Winter has finally decided to send some real weather to Staten Island, but that doesn’t mean dog walking can be postponed. Here’s how to keep you and your dog cozy on cold days. Buy a good quality jacket All but the largest, hardiest...