Be kind.

“If you want to plant roots in your own community, bless someone less fortunate than yourself with wings to soar.” (Maria Appleby) Time costs you nothing. Wave to your neighbors. Check on the elderly in your neighborhood. Become a mentor. Go to your local shelter and walk a dog, or pet the kitties in the…

Sammy Shelter Project: Illinois author helping Illinois animal rescues.

*** All content published with the express permission of Author Tracy Ahrens – thank you! *** The Sammy Shelter Project is assisting nine Illinois animal shelters and rescues with the sale of children’s book, “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight,” by Tracy Ahrens (from Momence, IL.). Order “Sammy Sparrow’s First Flight” through the author’s website and a…

Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Class (Champaign, Illinois – 4/22/17)

Pet CPR and First Aid Certification Class Hosted by Mannered Mutts, LLC and Pet Emergency Education Saturday, April 22 at 9 AM – 12 PM Mannered Mutts, LLC, 4106 Colleen Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61822 TICKETS: ($69.95–$94.95) http://petcpr.petemergencyeducation.com/petcpr/product/42217-9am-12pm-mannered-mutts-champaign-il/ Become certified in canine and feline CPR and First Aid. Our Pet CPR+ Certification Program is Nationally Recognized…

Storm and Noise Anxiety Seminar (Champaign, Illinois – 4/20/17)

STORM AND NOISE ANXIETY SEMINAR Hosted by Mannered Mutts, LLC and Fetch! Pet Care of Champaign-Urbana Thursday, April 20 at 7 PM – 9 PM (RESCHEDULED FROM 4/6/17) Mannered Mutts, LLC, 4106 Colleen Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61822 TICKETS: ($25) https://manneredmuttsllc.dogbizpro.com/public/registration/events.aspx?event=76 Does your dog shake, drool, pace and is afraid of storms? There is help! Learn…

For the love of Sam.

Two Sundays ago (March 5, 2017) we lost our beloved little Sam. He was just barely six months old. He rapidly developed an unexplained, and terribly high fever. He had not been sick, nor did he display any other signs or symptoms. We took him to the University of Illinois Small Animal Clinic knowing what…

Easy Lime Curd

February 24, 2017 I spent several hours yesterday poring over my own cook books and scouring the Internet for lime curd recipes. Some of my Facebook friends also offered a lot of helpful tips and tricks when we discussed it. Boy, was that an eye opener! So many methods! Wowee! Some people use double boilers,…