14F26 Ghillie

Seahorses and Pipefish: Cousins of the Reef

by Susan Spann Most people recognize seahorses at once, almost instinctively. Their distinctive bodies and curled-up tails are familiar even to those who have never seen one in an aquarium or the wild. Pipefish are more unusual, and far less [...]

The Pet of a Lifetime: Have You Had One?

Since it was National Dog Day this week, I’m celebrating the pet who rocked my lifetime. Have you had one of those? The kind of pet who’s a member of the family, and who is mourned long after they’re gone? Hoshi was everything [...]
14H15 Bumblebee Snails

Bumblebees of the Sea

by Susan Spann I’m not only a mystery writer and ninja enthusiast–I’m also an avid aquarium keeper. As such, I often have the chance to share some things most people never see. In the coming weeks, my Saturday posts will sometimes [...]
Amy's Cold Kitty

Curing Kitty Colds

Has the recent outbreak of flu, sinus infections and general creeping-crud attacked you this season? When I visited family over Christmas, one person was just getting over the flu, and two more came down with it while there, and a fourth got [...]
Amy's Puppy

Newborn Puppy Development

What better time to revisit new puppy care and info (not to mention SQUEEE! cute pix!) than the New Year. Some of y’all know that I also write lots of puppy-licious content as the Puppies Guide site owner, and so I wanted to share some [...]
Amy's Cat

Newborn Kitten Development

Did you get a kitten over the holidays? Or maybe you rescued a bottle-baby orphan or are fostering a kitten for your local pet rescue. Here are a few things to keep in mind, but you’ll find a lot more detail in the kitten book, of course. When [...]