The first thing you couldn't help but notice was her skin. Her skin was black, crusty and hardened. A severe case of demodectic mange had slowly festered and finally overtaken her entire body.
Chimpanzees have languished in laboratories for decades, sometimes subjected to painful experimentation and often warehoused in barren cages. But now the fate of these remarkable and highly intelligent beings has taken a monumental turn for the better.
I have been asked to express some thoughts about proposed changes -- meaning, more restrictions -- to dog policy in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). I cannot speak for my estimated 100,000 fellow canines in the city, but will try.
"If you think about the actual reason, the story you want to tell, you will be in a much better position to convey this to the people looking at your images."
She's a Tony Award-winner, a TV star, a celebrated singer/performer with commanding vocals, and, apparently, a woman who loves horses. This is Be...
We've both grown up a lot in the past few years. She left for college and gained some perspective and maturity. I socialized service dogs-in-training and along the way, learned to be patient and in control of my emotions.
The golden retriever with the giant smile and giving heart continues to see the good in any situation and brings joy to others wherever she goes.
With a gorgeous gray coat and fearless spirit, she was a true rock star from the wolf world. Sadly, a year ago this Friday, 832F crossed the invisible boundary of the national park, entering Wyoming, and was gunned down by a hunter.
A dog who is a bit worn out is less likely to be reactive. Think of it this way: When a body's got a lot of energy stored, it has to be expressed in one way or another. It's the same for dogs and people.
Cats need their daily routine to be very predictable and consistent. Some kitties, when they feel stressed by a change in their environment, will start performing a behavior like grooming themselves. This is an example of a displacement behavior.
We've been talking about moving in together and eventually getting married, but there's one problem: I have four cats, and my boyfriend says he can't see himself living with cats. What can I do?
For true animal lovers, the hardest part of traveling is leaving your four-legged friend behind.
In such cases distemper does not need to be a death sentence for a dog. A combination of homeopathic, nutritional, herbal and conventional drugs and support often does the trick.
My own sea turtle experience that summer night on Vero Beach left me feeling so inspired, I knew I had to help preserve those magnificent creatures for others.
Once before, a dog looked at me like that in mid-autumn, a wild dog, a wolf out West that had been caught in a farmer's trap set for coyotes. He had spent his November in lonely exodus from all that he had known in order to start over.
Lily came with a host of serious health issues and was only with me for four short months before crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. In reality, she was an angel with a message for me, "We big old pups need someone to take care of us when we are homeless and in trouble. You can be that someone!"