Pet Insurance Blog

Wednesday September 30, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Reese


Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun... it's not a shark, it's just Reese delivering a kiss! Our little pal likes to chew on sticks, shoes and socks. She loves to sleep in late in the morning and looks great in pink. 

Wednesday September 23, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Nelly


Nelly's favorite foods include melon, cucumber and green peppers. She adores walks in the woods, and she prefers to turn right if there is a fork in the path. She only fetches if there is a swim involved and loves to get dirty.

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Skeeter


Skeeter's full name, bestowed upon her by her 5-year-old former pet parent, is Dew–Wop Hot Dog! Skeeter makes funny little crying noises, and her body swings with her tail when she is excited.

Wednesday September 9, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Ciara


Ciara may be a Toy Poodle, but she barks loud and deep like a Bassett Hound! She loves squirrels and is determined to make them love her. She stands at the base of the tree in her play stance with her tail wagging, and sometimes she even tries to jump up into the tree. The squirrels have yet to show any interest, however. 

Wednesday September 2, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Midnight


Midnight is known to army crawl around the floor and chase his tail until he collapses. He will also play fetch with a ball until he passes out from exhaustion. When on walks, he tries to chase cars and make friends with every bird and squirrel he passes. 

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Raven


Raven is the true definition of a Velcro dog, as she follows her pet parents everywhere. Her favorite game is keep away, and her favorite toy is anything she shouldn’t have. She’s bright and friendly and loves treats.

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Ace


Ace has a great sense of location, especially on trips to grandma’s house. He’ll perform almost any trick for a treat, but if you don’t have one, you can forget about it. Ace loves to burrow under legs when people are sitting down, and he licks himself clean like a cat.

Wednesday August 5, 2015

How to ‘Work Like a Dog’


Work Like a Dog Day (8/5) exists to recognize the hardest work among us. For us, many of these individuals are literally dogs.

Lucy (Golden Retriever/Chow Chow) and Melo (Newfoundland) are two such ‘working dogs’ that put their snouts to the grindstone as members of our Department of Cuteness. Here is a typical day-in-the-life of these dedicated employees.

• 8 a.m.


Lucy always starts the day off right with a healthy breakfast.

• 9 a.m.


Melo gets a jumpstart on the morning by returning a few phone calls and emails.

• 10 a.m.


A mid-morning constitutional always helps to get the blood flowing!

• 11 a.m.


Time for a team meeting!

• 12 p.m.


A nutritious lunch gives Lucy the energy she needs to keep working hard.

• 1 p.m.


Melo finds an afternoon power nap helps restore her mental alertness.

• 2 p.m.


Lucy has put together a standout presentation for the higher-ups.

• 3 p.m.


A tasty snack helps Melo avoid the infamous 3 p.m. slump.

• 4 p.m.


Entertaining visitors is a top priority for the Department of Cuteness.

• 5 p.m.


It’s important always to be home in time for dinner with the family!

Wednesday August 5, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty


Miss Kitty’s very characteristic and adorable floppy ear is the result of an ear hematoma that she had to have surgery to correct. Ever the devoted sister, she taught her brothers how to scratch on the scratching post rather than the furniture, and she will often bring her gray, tattered mouse toy as a gift.

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Odessa


Odessa, a.k.a. Dessi or Doodles, loves to wrestle with her older brother Trouser. Odessa won’t eat until Trouser has finished his dinner. And, she enjoys carrying her food bowl upstairs to her pet parents’ bed to eat her food, dropping a food trail the whole way up the stairs.

Wednesday July 1, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Tanner


Tanner is extremely loving. He hash a huge heart and is very cuddly with both his pet parents and his feline siblings. Tanner is a little uncoordinated and has extra long tufts coming out of his paws. It is quite entertaining to watch him try to run and slide around on the wood floors! 

Tanner also has a very strange interest in sneaking nuts. He, unfortunately, got on top of the fridge and ate almonds a few years ago which made him very sick. We have to continually make sure that all nuts and nut products are put away or he manages to always find them.

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Kirra


Kirra loves people as much as treats. She especially likes carrots and swimming, and she is the kind of best friend everyone dreams of--fun, loyal and smart.

Wednesday June 17, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Otis


Otis LOVES playing in water, whether it's in the water dish, shower or sink. He is also a champion cuddler, typically laying on his pet parents' faces, chests or heads. He is always climbing on or into things and is a good swimmer as a result, as he always falls in the bathtub!

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Jake


Jake's full name is “J&S Faithful Jake”, and he is the son of a famous competition Super Retriever Series Champion. He is daddy’s best friend, and a bed hog, taking everyone’s covers.

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Milo


Milo loves to wrestle with his twin brother Otis and chase his two older feline siblings too. He plays with his fishing pool so incessantly that he ends up panting like a dog. His favorite places to nap are on clean laundry and in laundry baskets. Milo is also quite the notorious cuddle monster and curls up next to everyone in the house, including the dogs!

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Major


When he’s not napping, Major is a champion ice cube chaser. He spends his breaks at work outside playing with Sammie, a fellow office dog and German Shepherd. Major enjoys being around children, munching on carrots and riding in the car.

Wednesday May 6, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Zyra


Zyra got her name from the "League of Legends" video game. Her favorite spot in the house is on her pet mom's bed, and she "has more energy than the Energizer Bunny". She must have lost a sock in the dryer because she only ever wears three. Kidding! She has three white paws and one black one.

Wednesday April 29, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Lucy


Lucy, a Golden Retriever/Chow mix, is always sporting an ear-to-ear grin, sometimes even when she's napping. She is happiest exploring hiking trails or winning a great game of tug-of-war. Lucy loves to snack on Brussels sprouts, green beans and bits of banana.

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Spanky


Spanky's favorite thing is to jump from the floor to the top of the doors and balance while screaming erratically. He also likes to bring his pet parent his very worn and tattered pink mouse as a gift of his ongoing love and appreciation. In Spanky's mind, he may be partially bird. He would love to be carried around on his pet parent's shoulder every day if possible.