Hurt


Here at SPF we usually stick to writing about sustainability and/or personal finance. Not today. Last Thursday we lost our pet/friend Freya. The following is an adaptation to the lyrics of 'Hurt' as performed by Johnny Cash. If you haven't listened to his rendition I highly suggest you do. This is the best way I know to  express my pain. I lost my pet friend today, At he tender age of five, I had to focus on her pain, I'll remember her alive, A shadow of herself, With sadness in her eyes, Ever stoic and so brave, Did not vocalize her cries,…

Making Pet Ownership Sustainable


Have you ever looked at your pets and asked yourself why you actually have them? Much of the time the answers will involve them being a friend, cute, really cool, the best thing ever, etc. etc. All the answers are likely related to seemingly selfish needs. You are not normally saving a dying species or doing anything for the greater good really....Ok, you may have saved one or two animals from a life destined in a shelter, but it's a small token. In most cases pet ownership is neither good for sustainability or for personal finance. It's costly and bad for the…

Why We Use Holistic Blend Healthy Dog Food


What do you feed your dog (or pets)?  Have you ever wondered why your dog seems to get sick or suffer from various ailments, some more serious than others?  Do you take your dog to the vet for issues other than regular check ups? Have you ever wondered why your dog poops so much or why the excrement is goop?  Have you ever taken a close look at what is in your dog's diet?  Well, you should. Ideally, a dog should eat as a wolf does - a raw diet of mainly meat with a side of roughage (fruits and…