Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

Hotel Posada

  Buddhism and animals - Thailand  Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget Your Umbrella! “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” !

Wendy totes around Lucky and Pasha Diamond

Sure, we’ve all heard the famous expression, but does anyone really know where this silly saying got its start? Wendy and the team have hit the books and have come up with a few possible answers to this cat and canine conundrum. From the interesting, to the silly, to the strange and even grotesque, the origins of this popular phrase will definitely make you feel glad that you … [Read more...]

Cats Gone Wild: The Truth About Catnip

We all know that cats go crazy for catnip. It comes fresh, dried, in pellets, and even in sprays and oils, and it seems to be the ubiquitous star of all feline fantasies. And while most pet parents are familiar with this completely legal kitty narcotic, the truth behind catnip is a bit more complex than your feline’s lazy-eyed, drooling face may lead you to believe. Catnip … [Read more...]

Need a Weather Update? Just Tune In to Your Pet!

Dog and Man at ocean sunset

  Just Tune In To Your Pet...The Natural Barometer The weather has always played a significant role in our everyday lives. It’s the deciding factor of whether we go out or remain indoors. For the gardener, it will signal whether he or she mows the lawn or hibernates in the greenhouse; for the sportsperson, whether to train in the gym or embark on a five-mile … [Read more...]

Holiday Myth! Rudolph The Red-Nosed Caribou?

Don't hit Rudolph-The-Red-nosed-Reindeer!

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Caribou? What some seasonal enthusiasts might not realize when singing the holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is that the caribou and reindeer are the same species. Ole’ Saint Nick knew exactly what he was doing when choosing the reindeer; they are the domesticated variety of caribou and easily herded by elves and used for pulling sleighs … [Read more...]