Ben Stein “get a dog”

Great little video by Ben Stein on the solution to all of life’s problems:

“Get a dog”.

It’s a couple of years old, but the wisdom remains.

Black bear on Cape Cod

There have been several black bear sightings on Cape Cod this past week. Most recently I read that they think the bear swam across the Cape Cod canal.  Right now they are advising anyone who spots him to keep their distance and “treat him like a 200 pound skunk”.

My friend Sue went to see what her cat Feather was staring at so intently through the window and there was the bear in the back yard. (Would love to know what Feather was thinking).

You can follow the story on

I am hoping for a happy ending for the bear and everyone involved.

Diamond Pet Food recall expanded again

The newest pet food recall from Diamond Pet Food has now been expanded to 39 states after salmonella was found in some of their batches.

Other pet food companies use Diamond’s  manufacturing facility in Gaston, SC and have issued recalls for some of their products as well.  Solid Gold, Wellness, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul and Natural Balance are in this group.

It’s important to follow this and make sure that your pet’s food isn’t included in the expanding recall.  There is a link online but I don’t know how up to date it is regarding the other brands that may be affected.

Signs of salmonella poisoning in dogs and cats are lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea (could be bloody), fever and poor appetite.  This is something that can transmitted to other pets and to humans.  Humans can also be infected by handling infected bags of pet food.