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Tilly and the Pumpkin Diet

    Posted by Holly Jarrett 08/07/15. “Pumpkin." “Pumpkin?” Did Tilly’s vet just tell us to feed her pumpkin? Or maybe he was describing her rounded figure. Clearly, something had to give. The dog was morphing into a giant Tootsie Roll. Gone was any hint of a waist. Her head appeared to have been pasted on as though an afterthought, along with four oddly spindly legs, saddled with the colossal task of supporting her portly torso. “Cut back on the amount of food you are feeding and ... Read more

There’s Something About a Dog

There's Something about a Dog. Posted by Holly Jarrett 03/31/15 There is something to be said for simple acceptance of who we genuinely are. A dog doesn't care if you are having a bad hair day. And, they could care less if you have yet to respond to that email. Their checklist is fairly straightforward: Treat me with kindness. Take care of my basic needs; food, water, exercise. Spend time with me. The gift of a dog. Smart and intuitive enough to provide empathy. Uncomplicated in that ... Read more

Help!! My Cat has Diabetes!

Help!! My Cat Has Diabetes! Posted 02/07/15 by Holly Jarrett As owner and operator of Lil’ Buddies Pet Sitters and former veterinary technician, I am familiar with the distress a diagnosis of feline diabetes can produce. I too have personally experienced this disease in my cat. As I looked back, I began to piece the puzzle together. Was Momma Kitty sitting at her water bowl several times last week? Was the litter box especially wet? Was she looking thin? Maybe it wasn’t just her ... Read more