“When did you become the crazy dog lady?" my sister, Torey, asked the other day out of nowhere. Sure, it was right after I put another picture of my dogs on Facebook, one of thousands on my phone that I have been known to force on complete strangers,... more »
A dog or dogs happily romping in the backyard is a classic dog-owner dream. Achieving this, though, takes more thought than just sending your dog out in the yard and hoping for the best. Take the time to make sure your yard provides your dog with the... more »
Cats are more than fuzzy companions who wake you up too early and hear the sound of a tuna can opening from 40 yards. They're also home decor! Here are just a few important elements cats bring to your interior design. more »
Dogs and outdoor spaces go together naturally. But with their penchant for digging holes, carving runway paths worthy of an international airport and eating plants, some dogs can wreak havoc on landscape design. Knowing what some of the most common problems... more »
Sure, we all love our mobile phones, tablets, Internet-connected TVs and other consumer electronic toys. But what about our furry friends? Cats and dogs can benefit from the very same technologies humans do. New tech can improve the health, safety and... more »
Koi ponds are almost a staple of certain landscapes, particularly Asian- or tropical-inspired styles, and are easily at home in many contemporary gardens. If you love koi but these landscape styles don't appeal, don't worry. It's surprising how well koi... more »
Plants and pets aren't always a perfect combination. A surprising number of plants, including landscape and houseplant favorites, are toxic and even lethal if Rover or Fluffy decides they're edible. Below are just a few of the more than 300 plants that... more »
It doesn't take a lot to make dogs happy — a full belly, a warm bed, lots of love and plenty of room for play are all they need. For those living in crowded cities, dog parks have become the solution to that third requirement.
"Even in rural... more »
Anyone who has a dog for very long knows they offer daily reminders about loyalty, patience and love, and can lift our mood with a look and a wag.
Designers, contractors, architects and DIYers: We'd love to see how your dogs make your house... more »
Internet technology should make it simple for us to watch our pets while we're at work or otherwise out of the house for a short time, and also to make sure they're being fed and have plenty of water. That's why a product that went on the market... more »
It takes a dedicated person to maintain a fishtank. I’m not talking about a child’s softball-size guppy bowl or a little flower vase containing a single beta fish. I’m talking about a large, teeming saltwater tank stocked with exotic, vibrantly... more »