Enjoy the spring with a new pet: April 10-11

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As a pet owner, I try to make food for them as often as possible. I know it’s fresh, what the ingredients are and where it comes from.

Typically, it’s a combination of lean meat, hard-boiled eggs, kale or spinach, carrots or sweet potatoes, and apple cider vinegar. They love it.

But if you don’t have time to prepare food, there are options available to you. Here are a few:

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Pet Owners Make Mobile Bed for Their 16-Year-Old Dog to Help Canine Enjoy Last Beach Vacation

Courtesy Carrie Copenhaver

A dog owner found an innovative way to transport his 16-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever around Virginia Beach, Virginia, for the canine’s final months of life.

Tom Antonino, who lives in Georgia, frequently visited Virginia Beach with his wife and their dog Cocoa for years. But at 16 years old, the once-energetic pup struggled to walk a short distance, making the trips harder to pull off for the family of three.

Antonino, determined to help Cocoa live a relatively normal life in her final days, created a home-crafted mobile bed that allowed him and his wife to transport

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Weird Science and Animal Facts Your Kid Will Enjoy

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The other day, my son had to come up with some questions about space for a science class assignment. His favorite, and rightfully so, was: Why does the sun look yellow, but stars that are farther away look white? One of the best things about being a parent is seeing the world in a fresh way through our kids’ eyes, as they process and ponder things we adults don’t even notice anymore.

Kids are curious creatures who delight in asking oddball questions and learning funny, weird, or gross facts about the world around them.

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