Enter to Win $25,000 + Help Shelter Pets!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Every time we’ve adopted, we’ve come away feeling like we’ve won the lottery. Our rescued pets–Irie and Tiki, Inca, Lucky and, adopted just last month after Hurricane Harvey, little Jetty–each started their lives as strays before being assisted by animal control departments, […]

Stars Help Animals Affected by #HurricaneHarvey

Professions which attract the spotlight also offer those who stand in its glow the ability to illuminate issues so that problems…and ultimately, solutions… can be seen by more people. From choosing the option of pet adoption to the plight of puppy mill dogs, celebrities have helped to raise both the public’s awareness of, and much-needed […]

What’s In a Name? | #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. What’s in a name? We’ve been thinking about names a lot the past week. John and I have just started work on a project revising a book titled Texas Towns which looks at the origin of the names of over 1000 Texas […]

Rachael Ray Rescue Brigade Helps Shelter Dogs Become Search Dogs

Although this is not a sponsored post, we are proud that Nutrish is a DogTipper sponsor. As always, we share news that we know you’ll enjoy! A celebrity cook with a hunger to help homeless companion animals, Rachael Ray has teamed up with The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation to launch The Rachael Ray Rescue […]

Using Your Dog’s Meal as Training Treats–and Travel Treats!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Irie and Tiki are nine years old now but, just as when they were puppies, their training goes on. I have them sit before I open our gate, they sit before they’re fed, and I use signals rather than spoken commands with […]

5 Ways to Enjoy the Backyard with Your Dog This Summer | #Giveaway

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. At our house, summer means outdoor fun–for us and for Irie and Tiki. Early morning hikes (before the heat sets in), wading in the creek (once the temperatures start to rise), and trips to the lake mean exercise for us and for […]

Don’t Miss Thursday’s #NutrishCat Twitter Party!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post and the upcoming party, but all opinions are my own. Like us, we know many of you share your home and your heart with both dogs AND cats. Irie and Tiki are best buddies with our cats Inca, Lucky and Ochi. When we’re traveling with the dogs, the […]

Who Won the #NutrishDog Twitter Party Prizes?

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored the #NutrishDog Twitter party, but all opinions are my own. We had SO much fun at the #NutrishDog Twitter Party on Thursday afternoon, sponsored by Nutrish. We talked about the new Nutrish Mojis app for IOS and Android; some party goers had already used the app to make stickers of […]

RSVP for the #NutrishDog Twitter Party on 4/20!

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post and the upcoming party, but all opinions are my own. Are you ready for an afternoon of fun with fellow dog lovers–and the chance to win great treats for your dog (and for you!)? We’re so excited to announce that we are hosting the #NutrishDog Twitter Party on […]

Spring: Let’s Get This Party Started! #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post and my attendance at SXSW, but all opinions are my own. Texans wait for the change of winter to spring by looking for one sure sign: bluebonnets. The annual bloom is our signal that, yes, spring has once more arrived and it’s time to party! Before the summer […]