Cooper by Codifyer

Cooper is a Bigger Dog than he appears.

He’s nobody’s Baby.

 And Don’t touch the Tail!

If he lets you, that’s big Trust.

Massage all over his little body with a warm damp soft wash cloth;

putty in your hands.

Cooper loves his Fairy Dog Mother.

She loves him very much back.




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Celebrating the Holidays – Animal Gab Radio

Celebrating the Holidays on Animal Gab Radio!

Pet Companion Aza Cody w guests Cati Foss, Cee Joppe and Jacque Pressely.

Tips on helping your critters cope with crowds, over eating and the noise of holiday gatherings.


Happy Birthday to my Boy Blackwolf Cody.

You were the Best of the two of us.

Ever Missed.


your Mom


Healing Power of Animals : Talk w/ a Tail

Animal Gab Radio host interviews LuRain Penny on her experiences with pets ability to heal their people.

We all know they give us emotional well being – can they even have an impact on our physical health too?

This video is part of a new series of Animal Gab Radio vlogs and podclips up coming.

To hear the full radio programs – visit our page at




My Tribe: Urban Ungulates, part 1


Ungulates (pronounced /ˈʌŋɡjəlts/) are any members of a diverse group of primarily large mammals that includes odd-toed ungulates such as horses and rhinoceroses, and even-toed ungulates such as cattle, pigs, giraffes, camels, deer, and hippopotamuses. Most terrestrial ungulates use the tips of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their whole body weight while moving. The term means, roughly, “being hoofed” or “hoofed animal”. A Ungulates are typically herbivorous (though some species are omnivorous, such as pigs), and many employ specialized gut bacteria to allow them to digest cellulose, as in the case of ruminants. They inhabit a wide range of habitats, from jungles, plains and rivers. (from Wikipedia)

I have a great rapport with ungulates.

They like me. I am sought out and invited into their eyes.

This is Atticus. He was an adorable medium size Pot Belly, but he grew very fast into a large, pushy piggy.

Pet Pigs are very intelligent and benefit from instruction from an early age.

They are strongly food motivated and enjoy comfort, warmth and companionship.

Pigs can eat many of the foods you do & sharing is a bonding, social behavior.

Never feed a pig people ‘junk’ food.

They have a tendancy to nutritional alopecia, which manifests in circular hairless patches.

Fruit, vegetables, whole grains; no meat, dairy or fish. Supplement with vitamin/minerals appropriate to their needs.

Here’s a link to the Best Friends website that gives more information.


They are many kinds of Goats.

Goats are social creatures, enjoy company and are curious.

Some like to leap on your car,  standing up top gazing outward as if they were in  the Alps.


Others will strip your favorite Maple and Cherry Trees of leaves and branches.


Goats like to perch, gambol, and fling their legs about.

Larger Goats are something of a handful to manage.

They are fun loving by Nature and can be led anywhere by food.

 Sawyer on the Stump by codifyer


Wild Deer are common on the Oregon Coast.

With human encroachment on their grazing territories, these gentle Beings often need help, especially in the Winter.

Feeding Deer correctly and to their benefit takes some thought.

This link is to a site called Seed Land, which gives some excellent advice on feeds ingredients, including planting food plots.

They need drinking water, so if you have a feeder for the birds – it may attract Deer too.


More on Deer, plus Horse and Elk in Part 2…..




Grains and Preservatives in Pet Foods


does this look like food to you?

Wheat, as sold in pet products is almost all GMO.

Whatever you feel about the technology, GMO Wheat has been altered to with-stand massive amounts of pesticides. It is a dense hybrid w 3 heads, that when processed into flour is so high in gluten content, it can overwhelm the system, causing most often severe, systemic fungal infections. Wheat Gluten from China sickened and killed many USA dogs a few yrs. ago. Corn, Barley and Rye flours are also likely to cause reaction in dogs and should never be given to cats. Both dogs and cats need living green and grains as grasses can be grown indoors from Barley, Oats, Wheatgrass – which is not the bread grain. )



Most of the domestic pets I work with have some skin and itch problem. I believe pesticides, chemical pollution & plastic are causal.

Food Colors are unnecessary for dogs and cats who do not see the same color range as humans do. Food colors are for you! so you’ll think the product is pretty. Why add anymore artificial chemicals to the food? 90% of USA Beets are GMO. Turmeric is an excellent ingredient for inflammation, but the cheaper brands use chemical coloring, which can cause allergic reactions in some animals. General Considered Safe is a nebulous term which has been proved wrong before. Better to reduce the amount of chemical interactions in pet foods, rather than increase them.

Many common preservatives are known carcinogenic in lab animals – bless them for their sacrifice.

Preservatives are over used in the food industry to increase shelf life.
Tip: Don’t buy huge bags if you have 1 small dog. Always keep bags closed or put in air tight container. Look for products that use non synthetic Vit E as a preservative.

You can feed Real Food to your pets. Reduce the need for processed petfood. If you eat meat, fish, dairy, veg, fruit or whole grain – you can easily share with both dogs and cats. That’s what family does. And what families did for tens of thousands of years before the pet food industry took over in the 1950’s.

Salmon Dish by codifyer


aza the pet companion