Rudy’s New Human

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Rudy's new human

 

It is one of my biggest peeves. A couple has a dog or a cat and then a baby comes along and all of a sudden the dog or cat has to go because they have read all sorts of ridiculous myths about pets and babies.

Children and pets go together. So my congratulations to author Roxanna Elden for her book that explains that  pets are family members and have a place in a home where there are kids.

RUDY’S NEW HUMAN  charmingly illustrated by Ginger Seehafer tells how  Rudy loves being top dog in his family of three. But when Rudy’s human parents tell him that they are having a baby, will he ever find his place again in his family now that he’s sharing it with the new human? It’s a relevant story that will help older siblings to learn to share parents’ attention and learn that pet are family members too.

tip of the day

Dogs (and some cats) like cool treats just as kids do. Consider freezing Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree dietary supplements in an ice tray and serve ice as a summer treat. Alternatively, turn the frozen treat into something special by freezing the mixture in small plastic cups and using a natural chewy treat as the stick. Insert the treat when the puree is partly frozen to get the stick to stand up properly. The treat should be easy to remove from the cup if you run the cup briefly under lukewarm water.