Animal control was called to the scene of a recently vacated apartment building in Arlington, Texas. Her owners had moved and decided not to take Sw...
I learned that when your dog does something completely outrageous, you may not be able to keep completely calm, but you have a lot of control over how you react. One thing I learned is to 'find the funny,' rather than get angry or frustrated.
The close relationship between humans and dogs is something of an evolutionary mystery. Is the dog a slave, or a parasite? Have we adapted them to our purposes, or have they exploited us for free food and shelter? Either way, we are so close it can hurt.
I always knew -- or thought I knew -- that when Homer died, his page would die with him. It was inexpressibly painful to think about losing both Homer and my community at the same time.
Do your kids spend more time Photoshopping your pet than actually petting it? Do you have to remind them to maintain eye contact when visiting grandparents? Are they lost in their phones as we "speak"?
While my feelings about dogs are lukewarm, my feelings about making some extra money to pay my bills are red hot. And that's how I ended up dog-sitting for a German Shepherd mix. Here's how it went.
Those daily walks and snuggle sessions have resulted in real health benefits: my mother has lost weight, her blood pressure is down and she's fully engaged in life again. It all really begs the question, "Who rescued who?"
A best practice is to have a contract with those employees wanting to bring animals to work. This isn't exactly 'fun,' spontaneous and informal, but that way an employee can determine whether it is appropriate to bring their beloved pet into the office.
Sure, we all have snapshots we've taken of our dogs over the years. But wouldn't you love to have beautiful, lasting mementos?
I can't be present for every decision she'll make, now or later, to offer advice for her to follow or ignore; she needs to develop her ability take stock of whatever situation and moment she's in and then make good choices.
Whether for their military service, their charity work, or simply their unflagging loyalty, nearly every sort of creature great and small has at one time been preserved and displayed, managing to stay regal, years after their death.
There are dozens, even hundreds of species that are being crushed under the heel of the illegal wildlife trade.
Viola, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador, was found wandering the streets when she was finally caught by animal control. She was taken to the Southeas...
Since its launch in December 2011, Barkbox has has hit a $25 million revenue run rate, averaging $2 million in revenue per month from its 100,000 subscribers who pay between $19 and $29 per month for the boxes.
We're safely past those first few years of awkwardly trying to adjust to the demands of motherhood, and now that I can look back at some of the more trying times, I can see something interesting: Every single one of those challenges was made easier by my dog and my cat.
Skip the trip to the puppy store to get your cuteness fix.