Chief was a beautiful creature. Understated in temperament. Loyal. Sweet. And a part of our family. It was devastating to see him go. While Chief was not my dog -- he belonged to some dear friends -- his loss reminded me of the great value pets play in our lives.
Some people may believe it ridiculous to even think about having a ceremony for pets, but I think pet nuptials can be meaningful as long as they are officiated with love.
Valentine's Day, like love, is complicated. It is named for a saint, yet its roots are pagan. It raises expectations and heart rates, but doesn't al...
I showed him an old picture of us together. He said, "Ah... She loved me." Then he looked in my eyes the way he had when we were lovers more than 25 years before. He didn't realize I was the woman in the picture, but he remembered that she had loved him.
The other day I wrote about why visiting Sochi, Russia -- home of the Winter Olympics -- would not be happening in my lifetime.
An enriching walk will also help tire out a dog out both mentally and physically, which can result in better behavior during the inside portions of the day. Here are some ways to make walks as fun as possible for both canines and humans.
She liked just about anyone. But most of all, this darling animal loved me, keeping tight company with me through good times and bad. She was never "just a cat." She was just a great cat.
I remember the value of pets, minus the fleas, yet once I had my own family I could not manage to bring one into our home -- until last year. That's when Ginger, a dark-eyed rodent, came to stay.
I just read an article listing five reasons you should not own a dog and it included lots of information about personality traits and motivation and o...
Most aren't aware and even I wasn't before joining Little Shelter, most ice melt is toxic to animals. I've seen my dogs and others on walks this winte...
Miracle the cat refuses to eat soft food. The hard food she does eat must be the ordinary supermarket kind, the equivalent of feline Doritos. In the world of cats, Miracle is a cheap date.
Sugar is as bad for our pets as it is for us, but that doesn't mean that all sweet treats have to be off-limits.
"Best in Show for Service, Pet Amenities, Accommodations, Location and Marisol's Fabulous Cuisine" Nancy Chuda. The Cliff Resort gets LuxEcoLiving's ...
I know almost every one of my pet loving clients has searched the Internet to better understand why their pet is not feeling well. I would speculate that around 50-60 percent of the time my clients are in the vicinity of the right diagnosis. However, nearly 40 to 50 percent of the time they are not.
Like any good dog, Mike enriched our family. And even in death, he's helping us teach a heartbreaking, yet vital lesson to our boys.
It's hard for me to remember now why my mom brought George home. Why she chose a dog cut out for hunting--a Basset hound--to live a life of carpets and furniture in our Manhattan apartment.