Coyotes, nature’s sighthounds

Built a lot like a lurcher.

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Friday Funny: What Do You Mean Let Go?

Those eyes! Happy weekend, everybody! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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Mardi Gras Dog Parades That Help Animals in Need

Mardi Gras is just around the corner! In cities across the US, pet parents can bring a bit of The Big Easy to their buddies that bark by celebrating the holiday at one of the many dog-friendly Mardi…



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Water Park for Dogs in Spain

I wish we had one of these here! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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10 Fun Winter Activities for Your Dog

After the long, hot summers that we experience here in Texas, I always look forward to winter. While we can only hope for snow every three to five years, we do have quite a bit of chilly weather from…



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10 Day Trip Safety Tips for Your Dog

As we told you about last month, John and I have been busily running around updating our Day Trips from Houston guidebook. The book focuses on trips within a two-hour drive of the city and, of…



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Happy Birthday, My Loves

Emmett turns three years old today. THREE. I’m not really sure how that happened, but it happened. Remember that little seven month old baby who fought for his brain and life through an epilepsy diagnosis with a terrible prognosis? He started soccer on Monday, is crushing preschool, and is one of the silliest, happiest, brightest three year olds I’ve ever met. I am so proud of him.

Essley turned five a week and a half ago, on December 28th. FIVE. We register her for kindergarten in a few weeks. Unreal! The little baby girl who made me a mama is a tiny star dancer (she is now in three dance classes a week!), loves art and cooking and swimming and soccer, and can’t wait to go to school every morning. She is genuinely the most social person I’ve ever met, but loves her one on one time with me too (which is truly my favorite thing ever). I am so proud of her.

I don’t share a lot of personal posts with the kids here, but I’m feeling sentimental today and wanted to publicly wish them happy birthdays. I know it sounds cliche, but these two are my greatest joys. They teach their daddy and me how to be our very best and how to appreciate the mundane, and they make it so easy to love them. Happy Birthday E and E! You are the two most incredible people I’ve ever known, and you fill me with so much gratitude. Here’s to the best year ever for you both!

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New whippet puppy

We got a new whippet puppy. His name is Static, and he comes from Sugar Rush Whippets in Central Ohio. He’s a little different flavor from the show dogs we normally have, but he and Poet are best friends. Indeed, Poet is showing Static the ropes on how to be a proper whippet. We do enjoy watching the two of them play and cuddle.

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The Coolest Cat Video You Haven’t Seen Yet


It’s not news that, unlike dogs who are drawn to us for nearly all their social and functional needs, cats are pretty independent creatures. Now though, scientists at Georgia Tech know one reason why.

Maybe our dogs don’t love it when we groom them, but the truth is they need it. Cats, however, figured this out on their own. At least, they evolved to. Using cameras that capture 500 frames per second, scientists were able to see cats’ tongues more clearly and watch them in action.

The high-speed cameras revealed that the tiny keratin spikes that cover the surface of cats’ tongues are u-shaped, hollow, and tilt back toward the throat. Their unique shape lets them carry saliva to whatever spot your cat is cleaning.

Understanding more about our cats is always helpful, but this knowledge can help engineers design ways to better transport and apply fluids, like cleaners or medicine.

But even though cats don’t need us to brush and bathe them, they’re still happy to let us serve them their favorite cat food.

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No Halo Products Affected By Vitamin D Pet Food Recalls

As pet parents, we too find pet food recalls to be scary, so we want to assure you that Halo is not affected by the recent recall in which several pet foods have been found to have unsafe levels of vitamin D. According to fda.gov, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in several dry pet foods.”

In pet food, vitamin D needs to be added as a supplement. Vitamin D is an important part of your pet’s diet, but it can be dangerous if the level of vitamin D is too high.

The pet foods that are affected by these recent recalls are from two specific manufacturing facilities. Halo does not use either of them. Plus, Halo routinely tests the nutritional content of our cat food and dog food, and to date we have not found any nutritional values—including vitamin D—to be different from what is printed on our label.

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