Welcome to the middle of summer! As we wade through this hot center of summer, we are going to slow down and focus on our pets - all the animal life that we bring into our homes and which makes it a better place to live. We will be holding a Pet Decor Contest and soliciting your tips for great stores, services and products that make life with pets easier and more rewarding. (Pic at left by Jenny Belin) But first, lets see who we have out there. Here is last year's survey in which cats beat dogs 2 to 1.