August 3, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Surf Dog Ricochet is one of the animals featured in the children’s book High Paw, Super Sebastian! The story follows the journey of a foster puppy as he moves from home to home. The characters in the book are based on real animals. “When I’m feeling scared,” said Ricochet, “I…
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July 29, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
The beloved children’s book, based on a true story, recently surpassed 100 5-star reviews on Amazon, and raised funds for an animal charity in the process. Everyone loves a party… a watermelon party! It’s even better if your party goers include names like Barcode, Bazinga, and Auntie Cheesecake. These adorable…
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July 20, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Gracie is one of the animals included in the upcoming children's book High Paw, Super Sebastian. This will be her picture-book debut and she will be helping children all over the world learn about rescue animals and the foster care system. Adopting Gracie was one of the best decision’s Keila…
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July 8, 2020 by Guest Writer
Tani is one of the animals featured in the children’s book High Paw, Super Sebastian! The story follows the journey of a foster puppy as he moves from home to home. The characters in the book are based on real animals. “When I’m feeling shy,” said Tani, “I retreat into…
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June 22, 2020 by Guest Writer
children's book, foster care, animal rescue
Pigment is one of the animals featured in the children’s book High Paw, Super Sebastian! The story follows the journey of a foster puppy as he moves from home to home. The characters in the book are based on real animals. “When I’m feeling nervous,” said Pigment, “I snuggle with…
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June 17, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
children's books, first nations, indigenous languages
By Jasmine Cabanaw Kindness Is… teaches children and adults alike the importance of compassion, kindness, and empathy through a series of common but important examples of responsible pet ownership. The English version of Kindness Is... launched in 2017 and was a donation to the NWT SPCA from volunteers Simone Tielesh…
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May 21, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
children in foster care
Feathered friends, therapy animals, and beloved pets are banding together to raise awareness about children in foster care. The upcoming children’s book High Paw, Super Sebastian! follows the journey of a foster puppy as he moves from home to home. Sebastian encounters various animals along the way who help him…
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May 19, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
rescue animals
“Kindness Is…” will be the first book of its kind to be translated into all nine official Indigenous languages of the Northwest Territories. In partnership with the Northwest Territories SPCA (NWT SPCA), the Canadian company Green Bamboo Publishing is releasing nine translated versions of the children’s book Kindness Is... The…
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May 10, 2020 by Guest Writer
rescue dog
Guest Post by Sue Vosper Joey is a miniature dachshund.  We don't know when Joey's birthday is, because she came to us through the OSPCA and we don't know anything about her time before us.  Her exact age is not known either but we were told, and agree, that she…
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April 28, 2020 by Guest Writer
cat rescue, cindy evans
Vinnie is approximately 12 years old now and loves life. We rescued each other and this is our story. By Cindy S. Evans My first glimpse of Vinnie was the winter of 2012 on a very cold day at camp. Someone threw out some leftover chili, maybe it was spicy…
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April 17, 2020 by Jasmine Cabanaw
pets, children's books
Call for Submissions: Green Bamboo Publishing is looking for real pets to feature in an upcoming children’s book. The book follows the journey of a foster puppy named Super Sebastian, who encounters various pets who help him as he moves from home to home. Green Bamboo Publishing is seeking submissions…
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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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March 7, 2017 by Jasmine Cabanaw
children's books about rescue animals, dog children's books, pets
Guest post written by Kevin Davies from Children and pets just naturally go together, right? That may be true in some instances but certainly not in all. There are many things to consider when deciding whether to adopt a pet for a child. First and foremost, realize that, as…
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November 28, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
children's books about rescue animals
Do you or your dog need a quick mental boost? Then spend some time outside doing activities together. You’ll both benefit from being active outside, feeling healthy, and interacting with other people. You don’t need to live in the countryside to feel active outside and do healthy exercises together. City…
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October 16, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Guest Post By Bay Area Bicycle Law Autumn is a wonderful time for cyclists. In many places, the oppressive summer heat is letting up, giving way to a crispness and clarity in the air, and the paths and trails are emptier, save for the gentle dusting of leaves. For many…
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August 23, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
animals pets reading children's books
Guest Post By: Emma Lawson Recently, many people and constitutions have implemented reading clubs, in which children read books to animals, as a way of promoting literacy among youngsters and creating a valuable bond between children and their pets. This is the general idea: The Goal The programs are designed…
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May 21, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Guest Post By Payal Bhandari M.D. There’s been a lot of buzz about the health benefits of coconut oil lately. It’s not just a marketing stunt; over 1,500 studies support this trend. But as a pet owner you may wonder: is it really healthy for my pet, too? Absolutely! As…
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May 17, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Guest Post By Payal Bhandari M.D. Don’t you just love the smell of cinnamon? Whether you add it to your cappuccino, sprinkle on top of rice pudding, or devour a cinnamon bun, the fragrance and taste of cinnamon are irresistible. Not only does it smell and taste great, but there…
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April 12, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Guest Post By: Danielle Lazier, Founder, SFhotlist Team, Top-producing San Francisco real estate agent. Organizing and decorating your home when you’re single is one thing, but throw pets and kids into the mix and the state of your home can quickly unravel. Of course we love them to pieces, but…
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March 21, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Guest Post By: Payal Bhandari M.D. Yoga is all about discovery and self-awareness while reducing stress and anxiety. What better way to do this than with your feline friend? Cats are wonderful companions, and according to studies their purring has a therapeutic effect on humans. For instance, the risk of…
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February 5, 2016 by Jasmine Cabanaw
Guest Blog Post By Payal Bhandari M.D. We all know dogs are man’s best friend. But did you know dogs can also be your heart’s best friend? Studies have shown owning a pet – especially a dog – can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. There are many reasons that…
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