143rd Westminster Dog Show – Feb. 11

*The Westminster Dog Show returns to New York City for the 143rd time on Monday (Feb. 11), when 2,800 canines will compete for the coveted Best in Show title. This year’s show runs from 8am ET to 11pm ET on Feb. 11 and 12 and is available to stream online.

Two new dog breeds, the Nederlandse kooikerhondje (which is cool because for the longest time I though Graidy might have been a kooikerjondje) and the grand basset griffon Vendéen, are making their Westminster debuts this year. Last year’s winner, Flynn the Bichon Frise, was male, and this year’s winner will probably be male too. In fact, male dogs have won […]

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By |2019-02-09T13:45:40+00:00February 9th, 2019|Dogs in General|0 Comments

How to Get Your iPhone to Work as a Hotspot for Your Surface Pro

We’re in the process of recycling phones. When the oldest phone is ready to bite the dust, I get the new phone (because I need high tech equipment for my work), Andrew gets my phone, and my mother gets his.

So with the latest upgrade to iPhone X (which I love), I found that I was no longer able to use it as a hotspot for my laptop (which I didn’t love).

After researching, I found the problem. You can’t have any spaces or special characters in your phone’s name. I had both.

iphone hotspot instructionsIf you’re facing the same problem, you’ll need to change the network name (which is the same as your iPhone name). […]

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By |2019-01-17T21:30:19+00:00January 30th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

For Humans

For those who live with and love animals as family members, this is a major tell. I don’t need to say another word.
peanut butter jar on counter
For those who don’t live with and love animals as family members, the easiest way to get pills down our dogs’ throats is to coat them with peanut butter. Job done.
Because we’ve been on pill duty for the past month, to avoid confusion over which jar was the dog peanut butter jar vs the human peanut butter jar, we labeled them.

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By |2019-01-08T16:41:42+00:00January 15th, 2019|Just Dogs, Life|0 Comments

Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car’s Windshield

It’s cold outside. Really cold. As it should be for January.

Which means that if you have a car that stays outside, as we do, you’re dealing with frost, snow, ice, and sundry other winter mixes that need to be scraped off your windshield before you can drive off.

Tired of guessing at the best way to defrost, de-ice, de-whatever, I did some research.

Here’s what I found.

Steps to defrost car windshield

If you’re curious about the science behind why this is the fastest combo, you can learn why here.

You’re welcome.

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By |2019-01-02T09:24:47+00:00January 7th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

I’m a Good Laugh-er

One of the great things about the holidays is, of course, getting to spend time with family. (That is if you like your family, and I like mine.)  It’s always a blast to get to spend time with my younger brother, Eric, and his oldest son, Jason. Two more naturally funny people don’t exist on the planet. They are pee-in-your-pants, fall-on-the-floor-laughing funny.

It’s a real gift—the ability to make people laugh. I wish I had it. But I do serve an important function. In the words of my daughter, “I may not be very funny, but I’m a good laugher.”

So with a Ha ha ha and a Ho ho ho, wishing you and yours […]

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By |2018-11-19T13:02:52+00:00December 24th, 2018|.Cait and Me, Life|0 Comments
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