Only a human pacemaker could save this beloved member of their family. Warren graciously shared with me some of her influences and experiences behind writing this moving story.
Ten years ago my son and I fell in love with a dog at a "Pet Adoption Event" in our grocery store parking lot. He was five at the time, and we went to the store for a couple of groceries, and came home with a dog.
If we think our life stops when we have kids and a job, if we don't pursue our passions no matter how ridiculous they may seem, if we don't stretch ourselves to accommodate that rescue dog who needs a home or a family member or friend who needs our help, we miss out -- big time. Because what we get in return when we embrace this "chaos" is LIFE, in all its fullness and all its glory.
With the outpouring of prayer and concern at his loss, I realized Facebook is not only sacred community for so many pet lovers, it is also a lesson in how to respond to grief with simple compassion.
If you feel you are ready one day to welcome muddy paws onto your furniture (I say that lovingly), please adopt. This story about a dog that survived Euthanasia recently should have done wonders for educating people about how quickly a dog will be killed after being surrendered by their owner, simply because nobody wants it (two weeks!).
I am lucky. I have become the person I envied as a child. I am a fool, but I'm a fool with a horse, and I wouldn't trade him for anything.
he following story came to us by letter from William Blake, who is now in his 27th year of solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
As a pet writer, it goes without saying that I have a soft spot for animals. So when a friend emailed me a photo of a little kitty wearing a tutu and using a wheelchair, I was intrigued.
Across the country, there are nonprofit groups that help people who are homeless care for their pets by providing free food, water, medication, and other supplies. This is an often-overlooked need, but it is such a priceless and incredibly kind service to offer.
I have spent the past three years saying NO to my boyfriend, then fiancé and now husband's "Can we please get a dog?" I said it so many times that I just stopped saying it and created a look that communicated the same message. It was not a pleasant look.
I have been a pet owner my entire life. My pets are my children, friends, and most definitely my biggest fans. My life wouldn't be the same without them, and most likely, neither would my health.
Environmental changes, medications and allergen immunotherapy are effective strategies that can help pet allergy sufferers to treat their symptoms and live with a pet allergy while still keeping their best friend around.
When Tanzy first came to Tabby's Place, no one knew whether or not she would survive the animal attack that left the day old kitten without the use of her back legs.
Over the next three months, I went to Pet Smart as often as Norm went to Cheers. The staff would greet me with, "Want the usual?" I became a master of the goldfish switcheroo.
I turned to see them waddling towards me, and they resumed their place at my feet. I paused, I hesitated... and then, feeling like a stupid American tourist, I bent down, gathered them into my shirt, and walked the short distance back to my hut.
My cat, or rather daughter, is the most beautiful creature on the planet. Her name is Moo, and she is my role model. She is so calm and chill all t...