Author Archives: Tracie Hotchner

Good Job, Lil BUB!

Often called “the most amazing cat on the planet,” Lil BUB has become such a superstar in social media that I’m proud to have been aware of her years ago when I interviewed her human, Mike, in September of 2013 … Continue reading

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Dryer Sheets Keep Away Nasty Flying Insects!

Summer bug problems? I nearly forgot about this low-tech simple solution really works to keep away the nasty little biting, flying insects that swarm around me and my dogs when we go on summer walks in the middle of summer. My … Continue reading

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Do You Use Baby Talk With Your Dog?

Do you think your dog likes hearing baby talk from you? Do you enjoy having that special communication style? Are you as surprised as I am by French researchers telling us we’re wasting our time on doggy baby talk?! I … Continue reading

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Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing?”

Is it truly possible that a dog can be “allergic” to chicken? This seems to be a popular belief as the cause for a dog to have itchy skin, hot spots, or waxy, infected ears. From chicken?! Really?! I mean … Continue reading

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I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group … Continue reading

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