We’ve Adopted a Kitty!


We had the BEST Valentine’s Day ever! We adopted a kitty! We headed to Austin Pets Alive!, an amazing non-profit that’s really helped Austin achieve its no-kill status. Late Thursday evening we’d seen a little four-month-old kitten on their site and we HAD to go see him. We were at the shelter before they opened […]

Remembering Felix, 1999-2014


This has been a very difficult week; we said goodbye to our sweet Felix. We are at a loss for words. We adopted Felix in April 2000; he was a feral cat about 8 months old at the time. He was being adopted as a barn cat but, from that first day, he lived indoors […]

Wordless Wednesday: How Much Longer Will Winter Last?


Use Grammarly’s grammar check because if it’s better to remain wordless if you have bad grammar. Winter in Texas is usually a brief period. While our summers may go on forever (and, if you’ve ever been through August in Texas,  you really will believe they are infinite), winter is usually a minor annoyance. A little […]

Our Nutrish Community Outreach: Adoption Bags!


In last month’s giveaway with prizes of $50 in Nutrish coupons and a subscription to EveryDay with Rachael Ray, I asked for your suggestions in preparing an adoption kit for this month’s community outreach project. You had some GREAT ideas for things, many of them very inexpensive, that could help a new dog adjust to […]

365: Wrapping Up The Healthy Hound Cookbook!


We’ve had a busy, busy few weeks around here! Our manuscript for The Healthy Hound Cookbook was due to our publisher on December 1 and, just a week later, we had the edited manuscript back with author queries. We completed that job and, a couple of weeks later, we had the copyeditor’s version. (I am […]

I’m the Skype Pet Ambassador!


Today I have an exciting announcement: I’m now the Skype Pet Ambassador! In the coming months, I’ll be writing about ways pet parents can use Skype to keep when you’re on the road without your dogs and much more. As you know, I use Skype every week for our DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, and […]

Happy New Year!


We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy and fur-filled new year! Thank you so much for being a part of our DogTipper family in 2013, and we’re looking forward to a great year in 2014. Watch for new features plus more ways to save dogs and live a healthy, happy lifestyle with your dog […]

Are You Making New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dog?


Are you making any resolutions for your dog? I’m thinking about resolutions for Tiki and Irie which will probably include getting more active (and getting a little more weight off of Tiki). But I’ve also been making some resolutions for US, ones inspired by our doggies…

Our Happy Holiday


We hope everyone celebrating today had a joyous holiday with their two- and four-legged family members! We have taken off the day to enjoy time at home including an extra-long hike with the dogs and lots of fun photo taking around the tree. Irie and Tiki received bully sticks in their stockings this morning (and […]

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Holiday!


On Wednesday, we’re stepping away from the computer to enjoy some family time, a long dog walk, and the joy of the holidays. We want to wish all of you a very happy holiday and to thank you for making this such a great year for us!! We’d love to see YOUR holiday photos; please […]