Our pet came to us by accident. He was a skinny, ten-month old pit bull who was punched, kicked and dragged by his previous owner in the industrial part of Brooklyn, NY. As soon as the owner walked into the bodega, he was ours. That was our first rescue.
As you might guess by his name, Mr. Speckles is a male hamster. If you are wondering how I know that Mr. Speckles is a male hamster, then you have obviously never seen a male hamster. It's pretty obvious and therefore intimidating to the rest of us with Y-chromosomes.
Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who ...
Moving? Let's be honest, moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can't read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere.
If you live in the Pacific Northwest and your dog goes swimming, boating or fishing with you -- or if you live elsewhere and are in the habit of offer...
Days like this one -- as heartbreaking and stressful as it was -- are the reason why I will always tell my kids that this world is kinder than it is harsh, that most people are good, to jump at the chance to be the helper and to notice those around you and what they might need.
Wilbur loves to play and go on walks. My son says he's a chick magnet. I can see that this might be so as all kinds of people stop to say hello to Wilbur.
If either dog is being injured, breaking things up right away is obviously necessary. But if not, should you let it go on or step in?
Anybody who has lived with cats or dogs knows this and knows it for certain: Cats and dogs think deeply. When my stubborn, huge-hearted dog Spike was getting old and sick, I tended to him as if he was one of the family -- because he was.
Adopting or acquiring an animal -- any animal -- is a lot of work, and it is a gamble. These two things are true every time. Before bringing a pet into your life, you have to be certain that you have the wherewithal, commitment, and maturity to rise and meet that challenge, now or later -- whatever it may be.
I can still picture the bright Sunday afternoon my friend Melissa, also known as "Aunt Melissa," surprised us with the red betta fish.
Had a bad morning? Got into a fight? Anxious about the state of the world? Not to worry! Thanks to the some carefree cats and The Eagles, you can now enjoy the effects of what feels like an all-day spa treatment. All without ever having to leave your desk and in under two minutes.
Our beloved golden retriever, Murphy, recently passed away. He had been a wonderful member of our family for 13 years.
Instead of bringing home goldfish from the town fair or letting hamsters go rogue between our bedroom walls, my family takes care of the chickens at our local farm.
I feel like I'm constantly reminded of how dogs bring alive the Third Metric values of well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. They bring us joy. They keep us in the present moment. They make us laugh. They touch our hearts in the most unique way.
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and co-founders of Healthy Child Healthy World Las Vegas Nevada, City Center, Vdara/ Travels with J...