Secret Santa was AWESOME this year! Tom said that the gift was actually the quilt his partner made, but I assured him it was the bag it came in. THIS PLASTIC BAG RULES! Just look at the way I can shove my face through the handle.
It was her ninth year with the company and she had no plans for what she was going to do after she was done dancing. She was initially reticent but realized that it was a rare opportunity after talking it over with friends.
When my good friend, author David Tabatsky, asked me if I would contribute an essay to his charming new book, Beautiful Old Dogs: A Loving Tribute to Our Senior Best Friends, I was more than happy to oblige (or, as a dog might say, I wagged my tail). For my whole life, I've enjoyed the company of pups and pooches -- our house was literally crawling with them when I was little.
Picking the right pet can be tough. It goes beyond just getting "the cute one." You need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding. I...
Holiday gift-giving can be full of surprises -- but one of them shouldn't be a pet health emergency.
If you find yourself caught in the situation where someone would like to adopt your pet, my suggestion would be to check out a few personal references as well as your pet's potentially new living environment first hand before agreeing to do so.
Her name was Fergie, she had been at the shelter for almost two years. She was rescued from a local town shelter at only six months old. A family want...
Shopping small is not always easy, but when it comes to buying for pets, options abound. Almost every town has its own independently-owned pet boutique, sometimes just around the corner from their big-box counterparts.
Whether you're expecting a single elderly relative or a herd of exuberant kids, your pets are going to notice and react. If your reaction isn't appropriate, your pet's won't be either.
Shame on ABC for trying to generate this controversy and incite pet owners to be distrustful of their veterinarian.
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.