• February 27, 2017

Kathryn Leisinger

Kathryn Leisinger
  • Kathryn Leisinger
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • Kathryn Leisinger, 42, joined the KDHConnects network in December 2012. She writes a monthly column – “Dog Tales” – and feature stories for the Harker Heights Herald and and other KDH Media Group publications. Before settling in Harker Heights, she served in the U.S. Army and lived in many states as a military spouse. In 2012, she started School of Wags, a nonprofit large dog rescue organization, where she serves as president and “Dean of Wags.” Kathryn lives in Harker Heights with her husband, four children and numerous mastiffs. www.SchoolofWags.com
Here’s a new holiday idea: Adopt a rescue group or shelter

While we haven’t had a cold spell to scare us out of our warm-weather lull yet, it is coming. Prepare now for it by purchasing needed supplies for outside dogs.

Use hay or straw for dog houses to insulate them against the cold. Have a house or covered shelter for them to retreat into out of the wind and weather. Stock up on extra food if needed.

Be mindful of the heat when taking your dog out in the car

Having tinted windows on my truck, I forget how spoiled I am sometimes.

Recently I rode in a friend’s car with untinted windows and no air conditioning. I’m going to sound like a prima donna here, but I thought back to my days in the military, marching in MOPP 4 at National Training Center at Fort Irwin. Not the most fun I had in the military.

Prepare your pets for fireworks on Fourth of July

This week I wanted to talk to y’all about how important it is to prepare your pets for the fireworks that are only a few short weeks away.

July 4 is one of the busiest nights for runaway pets because of their fear of the noise. Shelters are already overflowing, and the current pets will have to leave to make room for the incoming strays.

Prepare your pets for noisy fireworks that come with July 4

This week I wanted to talk to y’all about how important it is to prepare your pets for the fireworks that are only a few short weeks away.

July 4 is one of the busiest nights for runaway pets because of their fear of the noise. Shelters are already overflowing, and the current pets will have to leave to make room for the incoming strays.

It’s OK to have a favorite pet; just love the other ones, too

I am emotionally invested in all of our pets, which should come as no shock to anyone who knows me or reads my columns.

My dirty little secret is that I have favorites, and I am admitting it publicly to help others know that it’s OK to have a favorite.

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