Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Kids’ Best Friend — Or Not?

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Growing up, we had a number of dogs over the years, from dachshunds to a loveable schipperke to a couple of dumb-as-doorknob borzois and never had any problems with them.  When she was an adult, however, my sister adopted an Australian shepherd and the dog bit a number of people.  That was an expensive lesson.  Luckily, no one was seriously hurt, but that’s not always the case.


Zero-Maintenance Pets

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

While we were on holiday this past summer, I noticed an advert playing in heavy rotation on whatever kids’ television station they had on in the dining room of the hotel where they served the free breakfast each morning.  At the time, it seemed like one of those annoying, over-priced, “as seen on TV” products that we’re all used to being disappointed by, should we be foolish enough to purchase one.  Fast forward to the advent of the year-end begging-for-toys season and I’m dreaming of the relative peace of blaring television ads.  Yes, my kids want Pillow Pets.