Missing the Goat?

Missing the Goat?

By Abe Lerner

Animal Depression in the Spotlight

Tears welling in our eyes, we read the report coming out of California, a heartbreaking story of neglected animals struggling to survive. A goat & a donkey living in squalor, bonding together as a coping mechanism. Well meaning California Animal Welfare officials removed all of the animals living on a ranch, when it became apparent that their owner had abandoned them. Efforts were made to find them new homes, where their needs would be tended to. Going unnoticed though, was the camaraderie that had developed over a 10 year period between Mr. G, a goat & Jellybeans, a donkey. Mr. G & Jellybeans were farmed out to different locations. Lost in the shuffle however, was the separation of two long time friends. Continue reading

Serving Knishes on a Silver Platter

 Serving Knishes on a Silver Platter

By Abe Lerner

Introducing a Second Pet to the Family

A defining moment can transpire at any time, even at the cash register. We had gone to the local pet supply store to purchase cat food for Rocco. Pointing to a cat, Bobby asked, “Daddy, can we buy this?” Raising one cat was challenging enough. Adding another would certainly rock the boat. The initial request was met with…well, nothing. I attempted the ignore tactic. Studies have shown that less than 3% of kids will actually not try again. Continue reading

Sunny On the Money

Sunny On the Money

By Abe Lerner

Addressing Separation Anxiety in Pets

Sunny entered our lives, on a gloomy January day. The ominous gray sky gave forewarning to the storm looming on the horizon. Predictions abound varied in snow accumulation totals. It appeared that our sleepy New Jersey village would descend into a deep slumber, as Mother Nature was revving up to unleash Her wrath on the region. Continue reading

Let’s Go Pets!

Mets Bark in the Park Event, a Real Thriller for Fans

By Abe Lerner

The New York Mets, embarking (pun definitely intended!)on a path of upgrading the fan experience at the ballpark, recently hosted a Bark in the Park event. Dogs were invited to Citi Field on April 6, 2014, accompanying their pet parents in attendance at the spring matinee versus the Cincinnati Reds.The joy of watching a game together with man’s best friend was further enhanced by a pregame Dog Parade, treating dog owners to a leisurely stroll around the playing field together with their pets. Continue reading