This and That Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: This and That

Pet lovers: What’s on your phone’s screensaver?

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Woman hands with mobile cell phone to take a photo of labrador dog lying on the sand.

For the past eight years, I’ve had the same phone screensaver. It’s a photo of my granddaughter, Reagan, when she was just one day old, holding my right index finger with her tiny little hand. I’ve promised her I will never take it off until she asks me to (maybe to be replaced with her […]

Read more »

Happy birthday to my beloved wife, Teresa – every animal’s best friend (and mine, too!)

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Teresa and Reagan

God was having one of his very best days when my beloved spouse of 40 years, Teresa, was born. My heart beats faster when she walks into a room and my heart slows down when I’m off the hamster wheel of travel, and home by her side on the couch holding hands, sipping tea, and […]

Read more »

5 ways pet owners can have a sustainable Earth Day

Thursday, Apr 19th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

dog in grass

Sunday is Earth Day, so I wanted to take a look at how pets can be a part of keeping our planet healthy and green. 1. Keep your pet’s meds out of the water and soil. If you have expired prescription medication, be sure to dispose of it at a medication drop off location, rather […]

Read more »

When a family pet wants to be an outdoor dog

Wednesday, Mar 21st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

The pack

Our dog Quill’N is special. Of course every one of our pets is, so that’s no surprise. But pretty much everything about her is special. She came to us with our beloved Quin’C, who we adopted knowing he had cancer. She was in the adoption program with him, and didn’t like any other dogs but […]

Read more »

Meet my new Grand-dog, Indiana Bones!

Friday, Feb 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Indy

Our family has been dwindling as we’ve lost several beloved dogs in the last year. But now the extended Becker animal clan is growing again… welcome our new Grand-dog, Indiana Bones, who has joined our daughter, Mikkel’s, family! Indy is a precious little guy, and has Mikkel’s whole family wrapped around his paw — even […]

Read more »