Category Archives: Pets

January
3 - 2012
June
25 - 2010
March
5 - 2010

Friday Wrap-Up: “I Confess” Edition

Tomorrow night, a great old band, English Beat, will play live in my hometown of Denver. I don’t think I’ll be there, but I’ve had this song in my head. Here’s a hint — the photo at right is about remedying a slip-up. I rent a shared office part-time. Usually, I bring my own coffee from home in the morning, in a nice stainless steel mug that my husband orphaned.

March
4 - 2010
March
3 - 2010

Speak Out Against Genetically Engineered Alfalfa – TODAY!

Back in January, I wrote about “personal change or political action?” Now is a good time for a little political action, and I’d like to encourage you to take a few minutes to help TODAY. I received a bulletin from Organic Valley reporting that the USDA is taking public comments through today only (March 3, 2010, until 5 p.m. ET) regarding the agency’s apparent intention to deregulate genetically engineered alfalfa.

February
18 - 2010
February
18 - 2009

Make your pet more frugal

A post I published last week mentioning frugal fitness garnered a couple of comments that getting a dog is not a frugal choice.

Of course, we make many decisions in our lives that are governed by more than frugality. At least, I hope so.

There are ways, however, to make pets more affordable.

September
16 - 2008

The (almost) gasless car is (almost) here

Chevrolet has unveiled the final production model of its Volt, a car that can travel 40 miles on a battery charge … without any gas. They say it will be available in 2010. It’s not a Flintstone-style, foot-powered vehicle. Instead you fill the tank with gas, and the gas powers a generator that can charge the batteries on a longer journey.

September
12 - 2008
March
28 - 2008

Friday wrap-up: New cars, old socks

These were my two favorite posts elsewhere this week. Get Rich Slowly had a guest post from a car reviewer called “What’s Not to Love About a New Car.” I agree with most of her arguments– although I did buy a new car four years ago.  (But certainly not at a 10.39% interest rate, like her boyfriend! Ours is 1.9%.) And Simply Thrifty posted 40 things to do with old socks. Wow! That’s a lot of single socks.

August
27 - 2007

Dealbusters: Homemade dog biscuits

This Monday series checks out whether something that sounds like a good deal — or takes a bit of extra work — is a good deal. We’ll look at cost and benefit — with everything filtered through my individual experience. Please chime in with your take. Shortly after the dog food recall this spring, our local newspaper published a recipe for homemade dog biscuits. We gave the biscuits a try. First we used a cookie cutter shaped like a little pig, about the size of a small bone-shaped commercial dog biscuit. But our dog tends to the overweight side, so we usually broke those in half. Now I make the biscuits using a 1″ round cutter.