Back in 2000 when I was still living in the UK, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I was driving on a highway when all of a sudden a rabbit da...
Today would have been Tango's 14th birthday. I'd hoped to be celebrating; instead, I'm mourning his passing three weeks ago and reflecting on his life with us.
Oftentimes, we're as close to our pets as we are to our own family members, so it only makes sense we want them with us when we tie the knot.
There is no harder lesson about spaying and neutering your dog than the story of Mimi. Mimi, an unspayed Maltese, suddenly became pregnant. She was only four-years-old when the adorable, white fluffy dog was turned into the shelter.
Pet homelessness is a solvable goal. If each person looking for a new pet chose adoption, a lifelong home for every pet could be a reality. I've followed my passion for pets throughout my career, and I hope to inspire others to consider how adopting a pet can change their life, too.
Unlike us humans, who value face-to-face introductions, dogs prefer some latitude and movement when they meet. Meeting nose-to-nose may seem the most polite way to us, but it's the least preferred approach.
On National Hairball Awareness Day, on April 26, 2013, cat lovers around the world will gather to show their strength and increase their resolve to prevent the condition that dogs their feline friends.
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and the ASPCA is urging supporters across the country to support their efforts to fight animal cruelty. This post is dedicated to their efforts, and to the efforts of animal lovers everywhere who spend time saving all animals from cruelty and danger.
I woke with a mop of cat in my face. Bono's owlish eyes gazed unblinking at me. Closing my eyes, I pretended to sleep. The feather duster of Bono's tail brushed my cheek. He mewed urgently.
Who knows how Augie got there, but there he was. Found wandering through an orchard with a broken leg, and no identification. How had he become separated from his home? When had he been hit by the car that broke his leg? How long had he been wandering around in this pain?
Bono refused to budge from under the bed. Nobody said it was going to be easy. The whole point of fostering this cat was to accustom him to human company so he'd have a chance of finding a permanent home.
Meet Emerson, an adorably sweet little Papillion/Pomeranian mix. You'd never guess the struggles this tiny guy has faced by looking at him now, but little Emerson is a fighter and a survivor. This is where Emerson's story begins.
A new study suggests American singles are taking their search for love into the wild. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says there has been a major rise in pet ownership among singles since 2006 as they look to fill a sense of love and family in their lives. I
Lydia opened the carry case. Bono burst into the living room. He whirled around the center of the room, faster and faster like a tornado building strength. Then, to our absolute horror, he disappeared up the fireplace.
The gift is always wrapped in risk. It takes courage to open it and dive in. From cradle to grave we've been indoctrinated to dedicate ourselves to safety. Which doesn't seem like such a bad thing, until you consider all you're likely to miss.
This past week I paid $3,673.73 in vet bills accrued by our four year-old yellow Lab, Maggie, who was stricken with a mysterious, Ebola-like malady. There was never any thought of NOT paying. Still, the $3,673.73 bill stuck in my mind. Perhaps it is because, as a Canadian and a resident of Ontario, I never see human medical bills.