March 20, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
COVID19 dog, coronavirus, covid-19 and pets
By Jasmine Cabanaw If your dog has ever tried to lick your face after licking its own butt, you’ve probably had a moment when you questioned how sanitary your fur baby is. Fortunately, dog butt to human face isn’t a known transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19. The ability for the…
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August 22, 2019 by Guest Writer
Guest Post by Jaselin Drown Summer is the prime party season. Birthday, pool, holiday, you name it! Warm weather gives us an added reason to be outside and there’s only one thing perfectly positioned to help us recoverㅡwatermelon. Watermelon is not only good for hydrating, but also for relieving muscle…
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June 6, 2019 by Jasmine Cabanaw
art of failure, children's books about animal rescue
I once had quite the fun life lesson while trying to make an origami corgi. The evidence is below. One of these photos is how the corgi was supposed to look. The other is how ours turned out. I was babysitting an eight-year old girl, and we were 15 minutes…
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February 18, 2019 by Jasmine Cabanaw
children's books by black authors
Representation is an important element for a healthy childhood. Children who see people who are similar to themselves succeeding are more likely to believe that they, too, can be successful. Representation in children’s books and literature — both of the authors and of the characters featured in stories — provides…
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July 20, 2018 by Jasmine Cabanaw
children's picture book
Do you ever long to be different, to embrace the many colors of who you are? Author Candace Amarante explores this theme of self-expression in the children’s picture book The Pheasant’s Tale or … was it its Tail? When did you realize that you were a writer? I realized I…
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November 22, 2017 by Jasmine Cabanaw
commission portrait artist, painting of a cat, calvin lai
Guest post by Calvin Lai When Jojo first came into my life he was small enough to fit in my hands. He couldn't make a sound when he meowed, and he was a little frail, but he was full of love. I adored the little grey patch on his chin…
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November 6, 2017 by Guest Writer
children's book character Phigy the Piggy
By: Lee Ann Callaghan The inspiration for the children's book character Phiggy the Piggy started back in 2005 in a small Italian Restaurant in San Francisco. My friend and soul sister Dee Kennedy and I worked together at Café Pescatore near Fisherman’s Wharf. Since the day we met we were…
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October 10, 2017 by Guest Writer
Guest post by Candace Amarante Writing children’s books about animals is usually considered a big “don’t”. On the one hand, nobody can rival big classics such as Aesop’s Fables, The Chronicles of Narnia or Gulliver’s Travels, on the other hand, whatever is imaginable about animals seems to have already been…
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July 4, 2017 by Guest Writer
Guest Post by Andrew McLoughlin The summer weather is here at last, and many cyclists are looking forward to another season of sunshine, long rides over paths and trails, easier commutes to work, or just the simple freedom of heading out on the road. While it’s certainly tempting to bring…
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May 15, 2017 by Guest Writer
adopt a senior dog, children's books about rescue animals
Guest Post by Alexandra Seagal from Animalso Most vets consider a dog to be “senior” at 7 years or older, though it does depend on size; small and toy breeds age more slowly and reach their senior years later in life. Animal shelters are full of healthy, active senior dogs…
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