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Happy Mother’s Day!

Alex Richards
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Community, Holidays

Dear Mom,

Whether you have been my mom since I was a tiny fur ball, no bigger than your hand, or if you rescued me, you have given me the greatest gift I could ever want or need: a loving mother. You have figured out all the right spots to scratch so my foot starts thumping in happiness. You have always been willing to give me endless cuddles, just so I could cover your face in slobbery kisses and leave your clothes covered in my fur.

Thank you for finding just the right food that I love, and for always finding an excuse to buy me another toy, even if I already have a million. Thank you for walking me, even in the rain. Thank you for making sure I stay healthy and comfortable. I don’t like it when you take me to the vet, but I appreciate all the treats and hugs afterwards. Thank you for always cleaning up my messes, and brushing me so I look awesome.

Sincerely,

Your beloved fur baby :)

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Surviving Henry

Alex Richards
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Book Suggestions, Pet Articles, Pet Stories

“Our dog has special needs, the greatest being the need for a lobotomy. After that, he could use a good dose of Prozac. Add some Ritalin and he’d approach the vague semblance of a well-adjusted canine. Feels almost doable.

Except for his tail of freakish accidents and half-baked suicide attempts.

Sometimes I think Henry—that’s the dog—had ended up in a different family, we’d all be better off. Some combinations just don’t mix. Take Mentos candy and diet cola. Put them together, and you get a carbonated geyser blowing your bottle cap.

Pets are supposed to be fun. A pleasant enrichment of your life. Dogs especially. Loving, loyal, sleeping by your feet.

Henry is the anti-dog.

I don’t believe in divine misprints. But life with Henry makes me wonder.”

Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe by Erin Taylor Young is a story that will have you laughing constantly. This amazingly touching story about all the mishaps, accidents, and disasters that come from one boxer named Henry. Through the ups and downs, Henry helps his family see what is truly important in life, thus bringing the ultimate happiness of having a canine companion in a family.

We have included a video by the author because we know you’ll want to see the legendary Henry that inspired the book.

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The Happy Cat Hotel Spa

Alex Richards
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Community, Events, News

The Happy Cat Hotel is notorious for offering new guests and veterans their choice of vastly unique rooms, such as Uncity Kitty and Cleocatra. Each feline family stays together in their room, is given endless love and care, and gets to enjoy lobby time to explore and play. It is with great pleasure to announce that The Happy Cat Hotel has opened up its very own luxurious spa! Whether your cat simply needs a nail trim, or would like to be given a bath and a brush, we have it all!

 

 

With the addition of the Spa, two rooms are temporarily being taken out of commission to be used in phase 2 of The Happy Cat Hotel; Catimus and Paris

 

 

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Boston Terrier

Alex Richards
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Dog Breeds, Pet Articles

The Boston terrier is a breed we all know and love. They are well known for their distinct coloring, which makes them look like they are wearing a suit. The Boston terrier is averagely between 15-17 inches tall, and 15-25 pounds. A fun fact: “The Boston terrier is known as the American gentleman because of its kind and gentle disposition” (1).

We are lucky enough to share lots of time with a wonderful pair of Boston terriers, named Samuel Adams and Watson Homes.

To learn more about this amazing breed, we have included a short video by Animal Planet. We hope you enjoy!

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Dog On It

Alex Richards
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Book Suggestions, Pet Stories

“I could smell him—or rather the booze on his breath—before he even opened the door, but my sense of smell is pretty good, probably better than yours. The key scratched against the lock, finally found the slot. The door opened and in, with a little stumble, came Bernie Little, founder and part owner (his ex-wife, Leda, walked off with the rest) of the Little Detective Agency. I’d seen him look worse, but not often.

He mustered a weak smile. ‘Hey, Chet.’

I raised my tail and let it thump down on the rug, just so, sending a message.

‘I’m a little late, sorry. Need to go out?’

Why would that be? Just because my back teeth were floating? But then I thought, What the hell, the poor guy, and I went over and pressed my head against the side if his leg. He scratched between my ears, really digging his fingers in, the way I like. Bliss. How about a little more, down the back of the neck? I hunched my shoulders a bit, giving him the idea. Ah, nice. Very nice.”

dog-on-it-cover-663x1024Dog On It by Spencer Quinn (pen name for author Peter Abrahams) is the first book of the Chet and Bernie Mystery series. Most of us wonder, “What is going through my dog’s head? Does he/she have thoughts like us?” Well, here’s your chance to get your answer. Chet, the canine companion of Bernie Little, takes us on adventures, solving mysteries the only way he knows how: by being a dog. It may take you for a loop on how Chet thinks, but soon you’ll be hooked. You’ll be asking yourself the question: Am I still reading to see the mystery solved? Or am I addicted to the scattered, but smart thoughts of Chet?

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Happy Easter!!

Alex Richards
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Community, Holidays, Pet Safety

We want to wish you all a Happy Easter!

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Bodhi

Please be mindful of bringing your pets along for any of the Easter Egg Hunts. If you do, keep them on a leash and watch out that they don’t eat anything. Anything hiding in those Easter eggs could be harmful to your pets. Bodhi and Elvis were happy to pose for camera to celebrate Easter.

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Elvis

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Alex Richards
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Community, Holidays, Pet Safety

“Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!” (pronounced as lah leh PAH-drig SUN-uh gwitch), which means “Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!” in Gaelic. We hope you all will have a wonderful day today, and we understand that you want to share this special & fun holiday with your beloved pets. Here are some tips on how to maximize your fun with your canine or feline during this holiday, while also keeping them safe:

  • If you want to dress up your pet:
    • put on the costume
    • take your picture(s)
    • take the costume off
    • This way you get the picture you want, and your pet doesn’t have to stay in an uncomfortable costume all day
  • If you want to “paint” your pet:
    • ASK YOUR VET FIRST!
    • your pet may have allergies that may not allow them to put something on their hair/fur/skin
    • There is spray paint for dogs called, PetPaint
    • There are also homemade recipes that your vet may suggest
  • If you plan to attend a parade or party:
    • KEEP YOUR PET AT HOME!
    • the noise and crowds of parades and parties give unneeded anxiety to your pets
    • your pets will happily welcome you home as you tell them all about the fun you had
  • If you want to share a pint with your pup:

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The Cat on My Lap

Alex Richards
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Book Suggestions, Community, Pet Stories

“Can you imagine your life without a cat? Not if you’re reading this book. Now and then you will find a book that’s difficult to put down. And this is one of them. The stories cover a wide spectrum. Memories of your own cat history will surely be activated. At times you will find yourself smiling or even laughing as you connect with a story. You’ll remember the sounds of a purr or a hiss or a quiet meow. You’ll remember long-lost images of your cat climbing up the drapes or hiding in the shower or stealing that piece of fish from the counter. You might even remember the panic you felt when you couldn’t find your cat for a few hours, or even several days. And you might remember the feel of that dead mouse under your foot, which was really a gift from your proud hunter.

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Hello! Welcome to Our New Website

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News

Welcome to Home Sweet Home’s new website! We are delighted that you stumbled upon us. Home Sweet Home Pet Care strives to give each animal we service the best care with love and affection. We may be a small company, but we offer a lot. Home Sweet Home Pet Care services delivers more than 20,000 visits a year! Through rain, snow, and sunshine, we enjoy all the dog walks, kitty playtimes, and the fun we have with our nontraditional animals such as goats or turtles. We even enjoy giving medication (because we know its keeping pets healthy)! We grow to love and cherish each animal we take care of, as if they were our own. Every animal has their own unique personality, and we do our best to help those personalities shine through the e-journals we send to each of our clients each and every day. Who doesn’t want a picture and details about their pets latest experience? In addition, we have fun sharing these wonderful photos on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Check them out! Maybe your pet will be featured as the next “Pet of the Day!” or “Pet of the Month!”

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Windsor’s 18th Annual “Just For Fun” Dog Show

hshpetcarellc
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Community, Events

It was a busy summer at HSH! We participated in Windsor’s 18th Annual “Just For Fun” Dog Show, where two of our own managers served as judges, we had our company’s summer outing at Soundview beach, and oh yeah, we launched our first summer season at The Happy Cat Hotel! Looking forward, we have more pet health and behavior workshops and team building retreats scheduled this fall, all designed to keep our team on the cutting edge of care standards and as close as possible with each other so we can continue to deliver service to you as one cohesive unit, 365 days/ year.

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