Mama Paws and Sophie's Pet Chat

Hi there,
I’m Missy, the pack leader Mama here, whether it be to our resident rescues (dogs and kitties) or our fosters, I know their quirks, likes, dislikes, barks, howls and more.   I've done rescue most of my life, from, dogs to kitties, to horses and even birds of prey, it's been a part of me for as long as I can remember.

One of our resident fur babies is Sophie, who is the self-proclaimed head of the dog pack and has been for 8 years now, even though Pearl our 6 lb. often thinks she is and yes even over all 3 bigs, lol.

Sophie, an Australian Shepherd was an abused Puppy Mill rescue, but today she's a mama's girl and has been since rescue day.

Sophie has seizures and seeks me out when she is about to have one so I will sit on the floor with her and comfort her as it is happening.   Though it is not uncommon with the breed, the vets do think her rough start in life may have been a factor as well.

Sophie is a 53-lb. lap dog, a silly pup at times, and a DIVA I mean an Alpha when she wants to be.

Some of Sophie's favorite past-times are to smell flowers in the Spring, play the Kiddie Pool in the Summer, play in mud puddles, hog your bed space if she gets in bed before you get there or get up for anything and Sophie, loves to make Snow Angels in the Winter.

Sophie and our pup furbies range in age from 11 months to 9 yrs. from 6 lbs. to 113 lbs. and our 3 kitties range from 2yrs to 9 years,

With the pack, we have a.k.a. "funny farm" or as our neighbor who’s dog we pup sit calls it "Doggie Disney” they each have opinions and make great product testers.

Here Sophie will share her favorite places to shop with mom, as well as some products the furbies love.

**Though this is a Link for Doctors Foster and Smith, it is not an affiliate link, I have just been a customer of theirs for easily 10+ years and wanted to share.   Doctors Foster and Smith have a great pet pharmacy and are often better priced on pet meds then the competitors or even the Vet!  Plus if you can search for products made in the USA and their customer service has always been great!

*Chewy is where I get nearly all of our pets food, treats as well as litter.  Also not an affiliate link, again just sharing as they are a great place to purchase these items from, often have great prices, fast shipping, and great customer service.  Though I do wish they offered a reward program of some sort, for customers such as us that have a large pack to feed.

Some great Resources are:

Pet Health and Nutrition

Dog Food Advisor is a great site for Dog Food ratings and they have an alert you can sign up for to receive recall alerts! is a great site for traveling with your pets

Dog Is Good

**The links in this post may contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.  If they do contain an affiliate link I will try to mention that a link is, in fact, an affiliate link, but since I am human, I post this message in case I missed something.