Comprehensive Coverage by CNN on 'Toxic America'

There was a very interesting program on CNN the other night that I found very refreshing. Their coverage of ‘Toxic America’ as they called it, was very extensive and offered hopeful alternatives as well as the scary chemical facts. It’s not often that I agree with so much of mainstream … Continue reading

A Tripe Down Dog Food Lane

Given the popularity of a post a few months ago on green tripe for dogs (and cats), I thought today I’d look at dehydrated tripe treats. For years we’ve fed ground up frozen green tripe. I’ve even gotten more or less used to the distinctive ‘farm’ odour of the stuff. … Continue reading

Not Just Antioxidants – More Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

What a glorious day, just found another reason to eat chocolate, the decadent treat so loved by many. While we’ve known for a while that dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, not to mention flavour, did you know (in descending order*) it’s high in manganese, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, … Continue reading

Bacterium in Dirt Makes Us Smarter and Happier

What do you know? It turns out digging in the dirt is even better for you than I thought. I love coincidences. Maybe it’s just the universe having fun with us, or maybe it’s a tool to help get a point across to us we might otherwise miss, were it … Continue reading

More Evidence Coffee is Good for Us

They say you can prove anything with statistics, and there’s probably a survey or study out there to support just about anything, so it’s no wonder it’s hard to know what to do sometimes. Given our propensity to believe the worst, and indeed the reality that many things we enjoy … Continue reading

Just a Cat, a Seagull, and a Bowl of Food

cat and seagull video clip
As promised yesterday, here’s a fun and simply feel good post. As luck would have it I was just sent this little video today – talk about providence.

The unexpected interactions among animals, at least as far as we’re concerned, continue to amaze and delight those of us lucky enough to see their antics, and often just their everyday cute behaviour. Whether it’s that Continue reading

Nature’s Cat Food II – Now Chicks to Go with Those Mice

I’ve written previously about feeding whole prey instead of commercial or even homemade pet food, and the many advantages I’ve seen both first hand, and ones that just intuitively make sense to me. Ground whole animal patties are a great alternative, but from a feline perspective, they just don’t sell … Continue reading

Water from Plastic Bottles or the Tap

It’s really interesting, and a walk down memory lane, to be reminded how there was a time not that long ago when the idea of selling bottled water would have been almost laughable. Sure we’ll pay for a bottle of flavoured liquid, but plain ordinary water? Crazy. And yet it’s … Continue reading

Follow-up on Simply Fido Organic Dog Toys

A couple of months ago I wrote about some wonderful organic dog toys made by Simply Fido. I discussed the big advantages, and in my opinion great importance of going organic, and not toxic for something our dogs are going to chew on, and end up partially ingesting. Company information/background: … Continue reading

Benefits of Organic Down to Our Shoes

The benefits of organic are wonderfully far-reaching. Fewer chemicals ingested, less spread about our soil and in our air and water, a healthier environment for workers both in the fields and in the factories, not to mention less chance of messing up Mother Nature with untold, potentially irreversible changes to … Continue reading