Welcome to January, have you already been paying close attention to what we've covered? There's only one way to find out: Test yourself with this short recap quiz!
Someone was very lucky this holiday season, yay! Not only did North receive plenty o' pressies, I did, too. Since he's yet to master the task of handwriting (pencils = yum), I have to compose all the gift cards on our behalf. I wanted to find a little something special this year and these unique cards from Fire Hydrant Press are just what I need.Not only are there a bunch of breed silhouettes, fonts, and colors, but if you'd like your exact pet's likeness, email in a picture and it'll design the image for you. The shop also sells calendars, prints, and gift tags, but my second favorite item is surely its doggie calling cards, perfect to pass out at the park for pup's next playdate!
- Leftover Christmas trees equal great goat snacks — Paw Nation
- Maria Menounos knows of chocolate dangers firsthand — People Pets
- Uh oh, bomb sniffing dogs have made some boo boos — Dogster
- Vet gives her take on at-home disease testing kits for pets — Dolittler
- Smelly dog . . . or insensitive family? — Dogtime
- Check out the traditional Neko Chigura cat bed — moderncat
- Does the LunaBrite collar light up your life? — Haute or Not?
Source: Ellen Felsenthal
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Love is definitely in the air for this young couple! In one of the biggest headlines of 2009, the famed Knut the cute finally found love, joined by a female polar bear from Munich.We've seen them playing separately, but a recent snowstorm in Berlin made the 3-year-old bears extra frisky as they roamed about in the snow. She's an aggressive one, too: that's Giovanna on the right, love biting Knut's ear. Rawr.
See the rest of Knut and Giovanna's lovely playtime when you read more
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My pet peeve is with our cat. Ever since we moved from a small one bedroom apartment to a house, she will go into our basement and sit down there and meow constantly. It's almost like she forgot where she went. We've lived in the house for four months now, and this has been going on since we moved in. She'll just sit down in the basement and meow, then finally come running up the stairs. When you go to see what she's doing, she's just sitting in the middle of the floor staring up at you. It's kind of a cute serenade, but it's getting annoying. Please help us figure out why she is doing this!
Source: Flickr User Zach Klein
Mmm, many of these snacks look so tempting, my nose is practically pressed up against the screen. It's been a while since we've played the treat-time guessing game, so check out this supersize challenge. Put on your chef-style thinking cap if you're up to it. Thank goodness, we're only picking the picture . . . and not taste-testing it!
Get started here!
Big or little, you can learn a lot from your pets' ears . . . and they need to be protected. Check out my favorite ear-rific content and never look at the droopy or pointy features the same way again!
How to Ear-Check Your Pet's Temp
How Long Are Those Recordbreaking Ears?
A Earful of Air Makes the Mouth Empty
Pet Peeves: My Dog Has Dirty Ears
I Need Your Help . . . Ear Protection From Rain?
Three Things to Do Before Cleaning Ears