Birthdays are a time to celebrate, whether you honor a pet's day of birth, adoption anniversary, or both! Of all the following common things to do for a person's birthday, just how many of them do you also do for your pets?
It's Memorial Day and I'm using today to take an extra long walk with my Boston. He's a fairly energetic dog who can walk quite quickly (as long as it's not too hot), and we're gonna go on a street roaming adventure! I know some of you have big dogs and others have little ones, so everyone's speed needs will be different. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when taking to the streets with your pups:
- Make sure you walk at an appropriate tempo! If your pet is huffing, wheezing, or trying to stop, he may be trying to tell you something — you both can slow down and smell the roses.
- If your dog is tugging and pulling the leash, he may not be acting naughty, he could just need more exercise. Walking quickly, or even jogging, with higher energy breeds can help them work off steam and (hopefully) be a bit calmer when it's rest time!
- Some pooches, North included, enjoy mixing it up. Try walking quickly for part of the time, and more of a stroll for the rest. This allows doggies, and you, to burn off a tad more calories, but not come home totally pooped. I like to walk on a street busy with people, then duck onto side streets for this purpose. On the busy streets, we have to navigate the crowd and my dog wants to sniff "hi," but on those quiet streets, he's ready to pick up the pace!
As always, if it's hot where you are, carry water and take breaks on any long walks. Getting fit should be fun for you both!
Travel season is here, and it's not just humans that will be flying, pets will be roaming the skies, too! To find out which airline will best suit your pet travel budget, read on for a short list below that states the airline, and the fee for cabin and checked pets. Read on to see how the prices compare.
Batter up! Frigidaire wants you to step up to the plate, take a virtual swing, and hit the ball out of the park for a great cause!
Jennifer Garner and Frigidaire are teaming up to launch the Stain Games, an interactive intiative created to support Save the Children's US programs. Each time someone steps up to "bat," Frigidaire will make a donation; the farther you hit the ball, the more funds it'll contribute. Additionally, every person who participates will automatically be entered to win a Frigidaire Affinity Washer and Dryer, which will make cleaning your kids' clothes after a real-life baseball game, efficient and pain free. Good luck!!
An Inc. magazine article recently highlighted the benefits of bringing Fido to work. There are many advocates for a dog-friendly office environment, which say that having dogs around at the workplace will increase productivity and employee satisfaction. , vice president of emergency services for the says:
"There are a lot of people who know they have to spend extra hours at work, particularly in this economic climate . . . People feel comfortable spending that extra hour or two at the office when they know their dog is right there with them."
Studies have shown that dogs are known to promote teamwork and co-workers with dogs will definitely seem more approachable, which in turn will strengthen friendships in the office.
What are your thoughts on this — do you think a dog-friendly workplace is a good idea?
Two years ago, we partnered with our friends over at Portero.com to give away a fabulous Birkin bag, and just last year, we gave away a coveted Hermès Kelly creation. This time, in celebration of the launch of our fifth annual PopSugar 100, we're giving away another true classic — a gorgeous Chanel! The Chanel is preowned featuring certified black lambskin, a chevron flap, and gold hardware — timeless and guaranteed to match any outfit.
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From Colombia to Germany, zoos around the world have seen some pretty unusual new additions lately. So far, we've met the pygmy marmoset born at the Santa Fe Zoo in Colombia, and Camillo the sloth born in Germany. Now let's meet another new addition at the Santa Fe Zoo: a South American tapir baby. Read on to find out more about this little guy and others like him!
From Colombia to Germany, zoos around the world have seen some pretty unusual new additions lately. I've already introduced you to the pygmy marmoset born at the Santa Fe Zoo in Colombia; now let's meet Camillo the sloth! Keep reading to find out more about Camillo and others like him.
From Colombia to Germany, zoos around the world have seen some pretty unusual new additions lately. I'd like to introduce you to a few of my favorite weird and wonderful little ones, starting with this adoro baby pygmy marmoset! Read on to find out more about the cutie and others like him.