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I’ve got a chip on my shoulder. Well, technically, IN my shoulder. Annie finally got me a microchip. She tells me if I run out of the house without my clothes on and get lost, people who find me can find her because of this chip. Sounds great to me ‘cuz Annie tells me her heart […]

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This morning I saw another piece from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s comprehensive report called Toxin America. If you missed it, you can check air times from the link. This particular part of his report involved a study done with pregnant women to measure the amount of toxins in newborn babies. 10 women wore a special backpack equipped […]

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Surfing the web, as I often do, I came across a portion of the EPA website that offers the “Kids Home Tour” as an educational tool. It’s a nifty way for kids to learn about potential hazards lurking in products around the house. I applaud the EPA for putting this together. The links contain appealing […]

I came across this article from New England Anti-vivisection Society regarding animal testing. Very interesting, and worth a read… but what really caught my eye was the following statement: “Animal-tested products create unnecessary and harmful environmental waste and pollution. Millions of animals in toxicity testing are bred, used, and ultimately disposed of as pathogenic or hazardous waste.” […]


October 16th is National Feral Cat Day – your opportunity to help improve the lives of feral cats in your community. Of the approximately 146 million cats in the United States, about half are feral/unowned. A stray cat is a pet cat who is lost or abandoned. A feral cat is the offspring of lost […]

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Many of us think of our companion animals as extended members of our families, spending many hours each week interacting with them. The bond between humans and animals has proven to be beneficial in so many ways. As a small example; think of how soothing it is when you come home after a difficult day, […]

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Taken from a comment to Truth in Labeling blog: We had to call the paramedics, (the second call in one week). It looked like the 2 year old had ingested some pretty blue liquid from an unmarked bottle. It reminds me of how easily young kids can get confused by cleaning product appearances. For example, […]

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At the risk of throwing Paul under the bus, I have to share this story with you. Recently, I was under his kitchen sink looking for something to clean the counter with: of course, I was expecting to see plenty of Sound Earth cleansers. To his credit, indeed there was… However, I also found THIS: […]

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I was reminded by the American Humane Association that October is adopt a dog month… Not to overstate the obvious, but adopting a dog can bring so much joy to our lives. Many of you already know this. Frank was a very unexpected addition to my home, and I am grateful for him. Over a […]