By, Katy Cable/A 4 minute read
Happy Thanksgiving! Even amidst a pandemic, no doubt many of you are busy, busy, busy, knee deep in preparations for the big feast. -Whatever that may look like this year. If this is a difficult holiday for you for whatever reasons, why not make it the year to do something completely different and start a new tradition. Step outside the norm and be creative! We’re playing it safe by staying home and not gathering. As sad as I am about not seeing extended family, I’m wrapping my head around a peaceful, low-key holiday and much less expense. …
By Katy Cable- The Weekly Runt
Halloween may be over but don’t go smashing your pumpkins just yet! I bet you didn’t realize what a nutritional powerhouse pumpkin is. -And not just for you, but your fur babies as well. I specifically saved this blog for today so if your pets get into something “naughty” and wind up with an upset tummy, this may be the perfect cure-all! -Read on!
These amazing tidbits about Pumpkin are guaranteed to make you feel all lit up and warm inside. 🎃
I learned about the great pumpkin many years ago. I vividly remember coming home from a quick trip to the market. The second I walked in the door I found my Pug Raisin on top of my dining room table, devouring the contents of a gift basket like a ravenous grizzly bear. A dozen gourmet marshmallows were long gone, and he was halfway through a tin of Almond Roca, (gold foil wrappers and all.) I raced him to the vet and after a thorough examination he was luckily given the OK to return home. The vet advised me to add a few spoonfuls of pumpkin to his diet. Well, genius that I am, I raced into the nearest market and grabbed pumpkin pie filling! But it still worked like magic! Since that incident, canned pumpkin is now my secret weapon for tummy troubles. I recommend every pet parent stock-up while it’s readily available and keep a can or two in their cupboard year-round just to be safe. …
By Katy Cable -The Weekly Runt
On November 14th, I am celebrating my “little black Olive the Pug’s” 5-year “GOTCHA DAY!” That stands for the day her adoption was official and she became part of my family. In honor of this special event, I wanted to repost a blog I wrote for Thrive Global telling my story. Thanks for reading
Five years ago I became an “empty-nester” wondering what I would do for the Second Act of my life. I’d spent the last 18 years consumed as a stay-at-home “MOM-ager” to my daughter who had been acting professionally since infancy. …
By, Katy Cable-TWR
A 3 minute read
It’s time for a change! Sunday, if you live in the US, you got an extra hour to sleep in and recover from Halloween. Sunday, November 1st, at 2AM is when we (in the US*) FALL BACK! I typically love this time of year! I love rolling the clock back an hour and having an extra hour to lounge around. However, this year, I had no interest in turning back time and gaining an extra hour of 2020! I’m ready for this year to be over and DONE!
Then I got to thinking…“What about our dogs?” “Can your dog tell time?” Many people claim that their pets know, to the minute, when it’s mealtime, walk time, or time for their owners to arrive home. Is it true? Can dogs tell time? As research shows, the answer is an overwhelming YES! …
By, Katy Cable-TWR/A 3 min. Read
BOO👻! It’s Halloween time and nobody could be more excited! Although CoVid 19 has put a damper on this year’s trick-or-treating and most events, these tricks and tips still apply. I LOVE this holiday! What could be better than dressing up as whoever or whatever you want while also going door-to-door scoring free candy. I will never outgrow that! I love that all the cobwebs and dust around my house just enhance the scary decor! …
By Katy Cable-TWR
A 4 min. Read
TRICK or TREAT??? Although CoVid has robbed us of another festive holiday, it’s GAME ON for our dogs! Pet retailers are getting into the act by offering costumes and Halloween dog treats in every shape and size. And it’s not just at Halloween.
Take your dog for a walk around my neighborhood on any given day and they’ll be offered a plethora of Pup-peroni, Milk Bones, and Beggin’Strips before you even reach the corner. Many local shops also have water bowls and treat dishes filled with doggie delectables right next to the masks and hand sanitizer at the entrance door. Of course any pet shop is certain to have goodies at all the check-out stations. …
By Katy Cable-TWR-A 3 Min Read
Fleas suck! -Pun intended! Unlike bees that pollinate our planet and keep us alive, or ants who are brilliant little armies of team players, capable of carrying an entire picnic a GA-ZILLION times their own size and body weight on their tiny backs, what purpose do fleas and ticks serve anyway?
Here in Southern California fleas can be year-round invaders. Although the dog days of summer are over, your pup may still be wearing more than a cute collar and bandana. …
By Katy Cable-The Weekly Runt
A 4 min. Lifesaving Read
“It’s Cancer!” Hearing those dreaded two words can feel like a kick in the gut and would make most of us to go into a fear-induced coma. During October, it’s hard NOT to think about cancer. The month has gone from pumpkins, ghosts and Halloween decor to PINK!
In honor of breast cancer awareness, we’re dressing, running, walking, playing sports and purchasing everything with pink ribbons. …
By, Katy Cable-TWR
a 3 min read
Not a week goes by without helping handfuls of frustrated pet owners. Lately, most are trying to choose foods for pets with digestive issues. So many options, marketing “BUZZ” words and different recommendations, can make anyone a little “sick to their stomach!”
Last week a nice lady blurted out, “I keep hearing about probiotics…What the heck are they and why does my dog need them!” I was as happy as if I’d known the answer to the final Jeopardy question.
I’ve battled “tummy” issues all my life. Recently I put my own debilitating autoimmune condition (Hashimoto’s) into remission through diet, and probiotics. There can be many PROS to probiotics, but if you don’t know the facts, they can often be just a big, fat marketing CON! So let me break everything down into easy-to-digest pieces for you. …
By, Katy Cable
A 3 min. Read
This is a painful blog to write but an important one. My story begins while waiting for a job interview at a high-kill animal shelter. It was a position I was excited about and thought I stood a good chance of landing. As I paced the lobby, I watched what I thought was prospective dog owners walking potential new family members around the courtyard. What I witnessed next still brings me to tears.
A well-dressed couple arrived in a luxury car that cost more than most homes. They emerged outfitted from head to tippy-toe in designer clothing. In a woman’s arms was a senior dog also outfitted in “canine couture!” As they approached the reception window I overheard the woman say, “We’re moving and can’t take the dog. …