Posts Tagged ‘kids and animals’

Back To School...

Back To School...

Posted by Pia

The 3 words that officially close out the summer months are “Back… To… School.” The free time and leisurely pace are replaced with a frenzied mixture of excitement, anxiety, and anticipation, for kids and adults alike. But what about Mittens and Fido?
Showing a child how important it is to take a …

Frances Part IV, By Minnow

Frances Part IV, By Minnow

Posted by Pia

Hola waggers! I finally found a way to pirate into my mom’s DW account! Mom (Dr. Pia) has been writing an awful lot about this Frances lately…so I figured I’d say hi since I’m sure you’re all wondering how I’m doing… First though I’ll at least bring you up to speed on Frances…
Anyhooo….that’s my …

Growing Up! Squirrel Rescue Part III

Growing Up! Squirrel Rescue Part III

Posted by Pia

Our little orphaned squirrel – Ms. Frances- is packing her acorns and getting ready to head out on her own!
Thankfully Frances has gotten the kind of second chance and freedom that i’d wish for all of our fellow creatures.
Maggie said her little charges often come back to visit and catch up – or get an …

Lord Byron...

Lord Byron...

Posted by Pia

In loving memory of Byron.
My dear friend Bess is grieving the recent passing of her beloved Byron. Byron lived a long happy life, showered with all the love and care that our loyal fur-kids truly deserve.
Bess and Rob,
I hope you find some comfort knowing you were as wonderful parents as a pooch …

Lick-Free Zone...

Lick-Free Zone...

Posted by Pia

Whether the mercury is rising or falling, each season brings a new host of smells, tastes and activities suited to what the weather has in store. With these changes come hazards particular to each season. One such hazard, especially in the winter months, is ethylene glycol in nntifreeze…
Antifreeze is a huge …

Hippity Hoppity...

Hippity Hoppity...

Posted by Pia

With the spring holidays upon us, many a bunny, a baby chick and even a young child are at the mercy of us adult humans to model how best to respect and care for another living being. Below is an updated post from springtime’s past- filled with tips on how to have a …

All Paws on Set!

All Paws on Set!

Posted by Pia

This week started off with a big woof- a visit to Martha and her crew- and a live appearance with some furry companions in need of homes! The show was called “Do Something,” and was about how anyone can get involved and make a difference! Not surprisingly- the animal guests and I like to …

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Posted by Pia

I’m a sucker for gift items that are some combination of kitschy, humane, whimsical, animal-related, educational and/or… all of the above! I recently stumbled on my new favorite such item- one that offers a creative way to engage humans of all ages in an educational conversation about our fellow creatures.
Sometimes the simplest thing can …

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Posted by Pia

We animal lovers here at The Daily Wag are once again honored to be part of Petside’s annual pet blog event (you can vote for The Daily Wag). This year the topic is a personal favorite- it’s all about adoption!
Adopting a companion animal in need of rescue provides a fertile opportunity to teach …

Yo Mama!

Yo Mama!

Posted by Pia

Being a mom doesn’t mean you have to be the same species as your “kids!” So here’s a huge “Happy Mother’s Day” to those of you who are the loving mothers of fur children (or those with feathers, scales, etc). You deserve to be celebrated, applauded, wagged at, sat on, purred to and licked this …