Our love story is unconventional but thoroughly modern. Not unlike a lot of modern day romances, I found my companion online. Hogatha, at first glance, was not exactly what I was looking for. She was almost a year old (I wanted a puppy), she came with some bad habits (snoring, farting, sleeping on the bed), and she was a dark brindle in colour (I preferred fawn). Yet, when we met, none of it mattered. One look in her soulful, brown eyes and I was hooked.
The key to redefining success is exactly this: finding responsibilities that you enjoy. No, not responsibilities at work or school that you enjoy, but responsibilities in your personal life. I, as most college students do, understand how difficult it is to balance your personal life and work life.
Alzheimer's caregiving and pride don't mix! To avoid embarrassing the person or, even worse, to avoid a major argument, try agreeing with whatever they say, even if it's wrong. It takes some time to master this approach, but it is usually successful.
Love is where you search for it. It has to be nurtured, cared for, as you would with a plant or a pet and extra care never hurts, no matter how many crazy things your heart might say.
Unless you're one of the few who has found a quality boarding center or an all-star pet sitter, you worry about how they're doing each day you're gone. It doesn't feel right to leave a family member home from a trip. This summer bring your pup along on an adventure tailor-made just for him.
I was a bigot. Hence, I can sympathize with all those who still are. I was terrified of pit bulls. I knew very little about them, but what I'd heard in the media sure sounded terrifying. But it turns out it's utter garbage. All of it. Even the term "pit bull" is junk zoology.
What do dogs think when humans bark? That question was thrust into the spotlight when a hilarious video of an experiment conducted by comedian Rudi Rok and magician Jose Ahonen went viral on YouTube last week.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
Love may be one of the great inventions of the universe, but like all the universe's creations, it's only a fleeting thing. All stars die, and all cats go to that Great Scratching Post in the sky.
I would toss my kids up on the larger than life horse with their little chubby legs sticking straight out across its wide back. Huey, who had his own celebrity status among kids, enjoyed peppermints, water from the hose, and an occasional swig of Coca-Cola.
As we sink into a world of cyber-friends and texting instead of talking, dogs and cats bring us back into old fashioned one-on-one, in-the-moment living.
This seems like the kind of story we'd write in January, right? Well, we did. But we also want to pause at this midway point in the year, look at the ...
In honor of Pet Appreciation Week, I wanted to call out to all singles who are pet lovers out there and share some insight on how to decode your date's "pet-sonality." Here are some fun tips to learn more about your mate based on the pet they may own!
The following is Part Three of Galunker, a children's book about a pit bull rescued from a dog-fighting ring. The dog is assumed to be vicious, but is in fact ridiculous and dopey and longing for love.
Can you stare into space for hours on end? Well, neither can I. But I can do a good solid 5 minutes of not blinking where you'd swear I'm gazing straight into your soul. And you know why you feel that way? Because I'm gazing straight into your soul.
When I came home, you ran to greet me. You sat behind my head when I was on the couch, and pressed your warm stomach against my neck. Often you licked my face with your sandpapery tongue like you were trying to scrape away stress.