My pup waiting for Santa (photo)

Since I asked readers to share photos of their pets I thought I'd share one, too!This is my dog, Scout. Back in May, when he was just five years old, he was diagnosed with canine lymphona. It was in his spleen, his lymph nodes and likely his digestive tract. Without chemo, the doctors gave him 30 days to live.Knowing my pup and how much he hates going to the vet, plus the grim prognosis that even with three months of weekly treatements he would have possibly three months remission, we op … [Read more...]

Coke’s white can campaign to help polar bears backfires

White holiday can on the left, Diet Coke can on the right. When Coca Cola rolled out its new campaign last month to support the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the company had a noble goal: celebrate the polar bear and commit up to $3 million to WWF's polar bear conservation efforts.The plan was for Coke to make an initial donation of $2 million to WWF and then invite others to join the effort by texting to donate $1 to WWF. Coca-Cola would match all donations made with a package code by March 15 … [Read more...]

Share your pet’s Christmas pictures: Simon and Lexi’s Christmas card

Simon and Lexi haven't unveiled their 2011 card yet, but here's their Christmas greeting from last year. Pretty clever, you beautiful Goldens!Thanks to Ada Simms for sharing Simon and Lexi's photo! You can share your pet's holiday photos - let's see the pets with Santa, too! Just "like" the Heavenly Creatures Facebook page and upload your photo. Or send it to animals@joannebrokaw.com. … [Read more...]

Share your pet’s picture with Santa!

Christmas is almost here and if you're like most pet owner/parents, you've had your dog or cat sit on Santa's lap for a photo, so I thought it would be fun to have readers share their pictures. Head over to the Heavenly Creatures Facebook page, "like" us, and then upload your photo - then I'll pick some to share here on the blog from now until Christmas!I'll start - these pics are Scout and Bandit, from 2009.How we even ended up seeing Santa was an adventure. Bandit had e … [Read more...]

Dogs and cats and spirits, oh my! – Halloween and your pets

For the last 24 hours, our dogs have been unusually worked up. Barking, fighting, and generally squirrely. (OK, I guess I should add "squirrelier than normal.) Last night I made a joke that maybe, on the day before Halloween, the veil between the dead and the undead had lifted a bit early.  A joke, but I do believe that animals are sensitive to spirits. And since this is a very important time in pagan religions, when it's believed that the veil between the dead and the undead is at its th … [Read more...]

Share your pet's Halloween photo!

Is your Fido or Fluffy planning to don a costume and hit the neighborhood looking for treats on Halloween? Head over to our Heavenly Creatures blog Facebook page and upload a photo of your pet dressed in his or her costume - we may feature your pet on the Heavenly Creatures blog! … [Read more...]


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