Monday, October 27, 2014

Being a Solo Dog owner

Vera & Avon hanging out with the dog sitter
As a person who lives alone, in term of human beings, it can be quite a task to look after my expanding number of pets.  (No more pets, I swear, I am at capacity). These days I have the financial means to fill in any gaps.  I have a dog walker who comes while I am at work, and also comes in and looks after the rats when I am away, and a pet sitter who looks after the dogs in her home when I travel for work or overseas vacation.

But not so long ago things were not so simple as I did not have the means to pay for these invaluable helpers.  So this is just a reminder, sometimes it takes a village to raise a puppy. If you have a friend with limited means with a pet, and you have a ability to help out with occasional walks or overnight stays--please consider making the offer. (Of course make sure you can pet sit safety and the dog is non-aggressive and vaccinated etc). You might be lessening a huge source of stress for your friend or neighbor.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Seeking Manuscript Reviewing Volunteers


I have agreed to sign on as an associate editor to the new open source journal "Frontiers in Veterinary Science: Animal Behavior and Welfare". there are a lot of open source journals floating around out there these days, but the Frontiers line seem to attract a better sort of material and they are run in partnership with the Nature Publishing Group.

So now I am trying to find some willing vic... volunteers to serve a manuscript evaluators.  So, well, anyone with a research background out there want to volunteer?  Just drop me a line by email or on the frontiers site.