The Joys of Summer: Rolling in Deer Poop

Grooming Supplies for Cats and Dogs

Halo Cloud Nine Herbal shampoo to the rescue!

Every season brings its own rewards. And those pleasures vary greatly for different species. We might like to read a book in a shady hammock with a glass of iced tea.

For my dogs, the most marvelous part of summer is in the fields of the local public land trust where we take daily hikes. There are wide open fields that are cut for hay, which is a heavenly place for a dog to run, flat out, ears flapping in the wind.

It is right after the hay is baled that the fields have a special allure for the dogs because everything in the fields is exposed. There seems to be a contest between Wanda and Maisie to see which of them can find more deer droppings, hurl themselves down into it, then roll back and forth in a state of total delight.

I can stand the aroma in the car, but only because i know the minute I get back home they are going to be smelling and looking a whole lot better. There’s a driveway shower with their Halo Herbal shampoo awaiting them.

Wanda actually enjoys it!

Halo Cloud Nine® Herbal Shampoo

Tracie HotchnerTracie Hotchner is a nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, who wrote THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is recognized as the premiere voice for pets and their people on pet talk radio. She continues to produce and host her own Gracie® Award winning NPR show DOG TALK®  (and Kitties, Too!) from Peconic Public Broadcasting in the Hamptons after 9 consecutive years and over 500 shows. She produced and hosted her own live, call-in show CAT CHAT® on the Martha Stewart channel of Sirius/XM for over 7 years until the channel was canceled, when Tracie created her own Radio Pet Lady Network where she produces and co-hosts CAT CHAT® along with 10 other pet talk radio podcasts with top veterinarians and pet experts.

Dog Film Festival - Tracie HotchnerTracie also is the Founder and Director of the annual NY Dog Film Festival, a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people. Short canine-themed documentary, animated and narrative films from around the world create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. With a New York City premiere every October, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives half the proceeds of the ticket sales. Halo was a Founding Sponsor in 2015 and donated 10,000 meals to the beneficiary shelters in every destination around the country in 2016.

Tracie lives in Bennington, Vermont – where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based – and where her 12 acres are well-used by her 2-girl pack of lovely, lively rescued Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda.

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