By Katy Cable,
A 4 minute read
There are few things more fun than taking my Pug Olive to the dog park. She just loves racing around like a Greyhound and socializing with other dogs. In Olive’s case, she was so badly abused and fearful when I rescued her, taking her to the dog park has strengthened our bond and healed her anxiety issues.
As a former organizer for several dog “meet-up” groups in So Cal, I typically attend several events every month. …
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. With the dog days of summer well on their way, your pup may be wearing more than a cute collar and bandana. …
By Katy Cable-TWR
A 5 minute “healthy” read
Attention Pet Parents: The cure for many minor health ailments may be right in your own kitchen cupboard. If you’ve gone to your local pet store or vet’s office looking for medications to treat common conditions, you know the creams, supplements, pills, and medicated washes are pricey. So before you shell out lots of dough, here are a few tried and true home remedies that may do the trick. I recommend all dog owners keep these essentials in their home.
y Katy Cable -Thrive Global
A 5-min. read
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to dedicate this blog to those special, often overlooked women whose “children have paws.”
My heart goes out to women who anticipate having a difficult time on this holiday. Covid may keep you from seeing your mother or your family from visiting you. There may be awkward family dynamics and unmet expectations making “Martyr’s Day” seem more apropos. I hope sharing my story and personal survival tips will turn things around and make it a SPECIAL day!
Mother’s Day a few years ago, I…
By Katy Cable
A line of cars piled behind me. Angry motorists were leaning on their horns screaming colorful profanities at me. They were getting more revved-up every second.
My brand-new Tesla wasn’t moving, and I didn’t have the first clue what to do. I hadn’t been this embarrassed since the big homecoming game. I missed my footing and came cascading off the top of the cheerleading pyramid, face-planting in front of hundreds of fans.
Anyone who knows me laughs at the fact I bought a Tesla. For a gal who can’t even open an app on her iPhone without…
By Katy Cable-The Weekly Runt / A 4 min. Read
When I was eight years old. my dad, in an effort to get me to give up Ding-Dongs and Oreos, told me about how “junk food” was made. He insisted that all kinds of bugs often got mixed into these crummy processed snacks. Turns out, those very insects may have been the healthiest thing about my indulgence.
If you’d have told me just a year ago, there may come a day when insects are a major staple in our diets, I would’ve thought you were CRAZY! …
By, Katy Cable/TWR/A 5min. “HIGH”
April 20th is WEED DAY, and a national holiday for cannabis culture. The date supposedly comes from what adds up to the numerical code for marijuana. In honor of the big day, I thought I would tell you everything you wanted to know about CBD but were afraid to ask. Or couldn’t find a vet to ask!
Several years ago, before it was even a “thing,” I wrote a blog about the astounding results I was seeing in dogs using CBD oil to keep them calm during the 4th of July fireworks. And that was…
By Katy Cable, TWR
A 3 min. Read
What you put in your dog’s dish is the single most important thing you can do for their health and well-being It’s a major deal. You’re either promoting health and healing or destroying it every time you feed your pet. This is so important and such a hot topic I’ve decided to break things down into small “kibble-sized” pieces.
I became a pet blogger because I saw a HUGE need for quick, simple, easy, tips that would often save pet parents “a house payment in vet bills!” These blogs are based solely…
This Sunday, April 7th is Easter. In honor of the floppy-eared bunny, I thought this was a perfect time to discuss one of the most common problems I “hear” from Pug parents…EAR infections. Good news, if you know what to look for and follow some easy tips, you can prevent a lot of bigger, more expensive problems.
My first pug Raisin was plagued with ear infections throughout most of his life. Ironically they began coming on a few months after I switched him from homemade organic dog food to a crappy, expensive “prescription” food used to treat his urinary issues…
All eyes were on us! I felt like royalty as my dapper husband, dressed in a Versace suit (that’s been collecting dust in the closet since our wedding) helped me out of the car. Outfitted in a vintage gown, jeweled high-heels, and a black-and-white faux fur & feather coat, we were quite out of the norm for a mid-afternoon spring day in the country.
And it just got better! The second our adorable black pug Olive jumped out of the car, every bystander’s mouth dropped (and cellphone came out.) Olive was wearing a pearl necklace and show-stopping, pink glitter gigantic…
I love PUGS, cappuccinos and bad carbs. Spent my life as an actress, writer and now pet activist. Here’s “A little Kibble” if your children have paws!