Hilary Braaksma

Hilary Braaksma is a freelance writer and crazy cat lady living in Des Moines, Iowa. When she's not working, she loves relaxing with family and her incredibly handsome domestic shorthair, Cake.

Working from home with your dog can be tough, but these toys keep them engaged and entertained while you get down to business.
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Bella the dog proves the old adage true: where there's a will, there's a way.
This innovative entrepreneur is here to be your pet's plus one.
Pretty sure this little pit bull's "woo" is the cutest sound we've ever heard.
"At this point, I don't think he even knows he's a duck," says pet parent Derek Johnson.
It's heartwarming watching these look-a-like pups meet each other for the first time.
Kitty and Mimi are an adorable duo, despite their differences.
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Butch, a 1-year-old black Lab, had two broken legs and was facing a steep cost for surgeries. Thankfully, some donors stepped up.
Let your pup know you're thinking about him with a few treats from miles away.
Watch these unlikely bass-and-bulldog besties bond in this sweet TikTok series.
Pascoe—named after a much-decorated New Zealand Paralympian—is an adorable, resilient kitty with a bright future.
These two prove that a little four-legged friendship can help overcome almost anything.
After going missing when her owner’s car was stolen, this precious pup finally reunited with her owner in a heartstring-tugging video.
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Is your cat having a hard time making it to their favorite perch? It might be time for a joint supplement.
Cat vitamins and supplements—are they worth it? Here's what the experts say.
We can’t wait for precious Pancake to find her forever home.
A local rescue shelter’s fundraising event, the Fur Ball, took these adorable pups sightseeing at the Mall of America—and gave us some truly delightful images.
Whiskey's bucket list items include a birthday party, visiting a race track, and enjoying poolside popsicles.
Normalize video chatting with your dog during every single lunch break.
Sphynx
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  • temperament: sociable, affectionate, bold
  • coat length: hairless
  • colors: chocolate / brown / sable, cinnamon, lavender / silver, fawn, blue / gray, black / ebony, cream / beige / tan, lilac, white, red / orange
  • patterns: bi-color, solid, tabby, calico / tri-color, color point
  • intelligence: high
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: hypoallergenic, requires lots of grooming, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, friendly toward strangers, strong loyalty tendencies, good lap cat, tolerates being picked up
Sphynx cats are famous for their (nearly) nude appearance, but there is so much more to these charming, intelligent, and affectionate cats. Learn more about living with a sphynx.
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  • temperament: sociable, affectionate
  • coat length: short
  • colors: white, black / ebony, red / orange, blue / gray, lavender / silver, cream / beige / tan, chocolate / brown / sable, cinnamon, fawn, lilac
  • patterns: bi-color, solid, calico / tri-color, tabby, color point
  • intelligence: high
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: easy to train, easy to groom, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, friendly toward strangers, tolerates being alone
Munchkin cats are short on legs and big on personality. Learn more about this incredibly cute one-of-a-kind cat breed.
The players on the field didn't get half the media attention as this floppy-eared cutie.
Soak up the sun safely with these pet-safe sun protection products.