'Mummy's home!' is what I say when I return. When the cat hears that she assumes reason has been restored to her life because she is the Queen and I am the Prime Minister. But when the dog hears this, he knows that the lady who dispenses food is back where she needs to be to feed him. And all is right in the world.
One of the toughest things about being a dog is watching your owners head out on a great relaxing vacation knowing that your future does not include the trip. In the best case of scenarios, you are shipped off to have a sleepover with some of your puppy pals, but an even better idea would be to bring us along.
When a special needs pug came to the Michigan Humane Society, he was in bad shape. Mikey's beginning wasn't a positive one, and he was nearly euthanized before he got into the safe hands of MHS volunteers.
Kids grow up and leave you. Pets stick around to destroy your carpet and furniture, forever.
If you have never loved a dog you are missing out on so much more than you could ever imagine. If you have never been loved by a dog you are missing out on even more than that. There is a reason that dogs are referred to as "Man's best friend."
No matter the scale or the time frame, construction projects are stressful, expensive and time consuming. Between the budgeting, design decisions and inconvenient living situation, your pet's safety and comfort might be the last thing that's on your mind but it's an important factor to consider.
I'd tried to talk myself out of this many times. I knew this could go very, very badly in quite a number of ways. But I saw too much of myself in this dog. I knew what she needed. We had that understanding already.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
Hundreds upon hundreds of synthetic flower petal crowns travel with Gamand on her shelter trips to ensure she finds the right look for each dog.
I was skeptical when you told me things wouldn't change -- or that they'd be even better! I'd get more attention! A new friend! More walks and more treats and more love! Ha. Here's what I really got.
I was nervous about seeing Bono again. Chances of him recognizing me were zero. But the impact one small scruffy street cat can have on a human being is surprising. Bono was one of the main reasons I needed to return to New York.
As if planning a wedding wasn't overwhelming enough, adding your pet to the mix may just be the thing that turns you into a Bridezilla.
Meet Lorraine Trapani of Ridgefield, Connecticut. After her husband tragically lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, Lorraine did the best she could to distract herself with work, gaining nearly 100 pounds in the process. In an effort to implement better structure in her life, she became a raiser for Guiding Eyes For the Blind.
Can Washington now manage its wolf reintroduction more sustainably than other states, like Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who focus on "lethal control"?
I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.