It's Valentine's Day, and men and women everywhere are scurrying around trying to find just the right gift or card to show their special someone they care. Some turn to chocolates, some roses, but do you really know what your sweetie loves?
Among the scattered fragments of my doorway and the ransacked damage of my home, I found Dusty hiding in the bedroom by the nightstand drawer. I had never been robbed before. I called the police, my homeowners associations and a therapist.
As new technologies let us explore ever deeper and more remote areas of our oceans, we are learning more and more about the amazing bounty of life they harbor.
The average American consumes more than 250 pounds of meat a year, an appetite fed by the slaughter of 10 billion animals. Yet we spend a fortune on our pets, too. The fact is that we both care for animals and eat them. How do we manage the psychological tension created by these seemingly conflicting values?
In July of 2013, my world changed. That's when my husband and I welcomed a two month old kitten named Tater into our home. He was adorable. He was playful. He was the sole reason I couldn't breathe and was living in an allergy hell.
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.
Here's a word you probably haven't heard today: Coprophagia. I never studied in Greek in high school. Was too busy doing other really useful things (...
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.
Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.
The ASPCA has been closely following the progress of the federal Farm Bill for months. Now that it's passed, one provision in particular deserves your attention because it will make a big difference in the fight to end animal cruelty.
When it comes to military working dogs, these magnificent creatures perform heroic acts, are honored for them and receive awards and decorations, are given "military ranks" and eventually retire from their faithful service.
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.
The environmental movement progresses in fits and starts. We may win occasional battles, but I sometimes fear we are losing the war and our successes can feel like stopgaps until the next crisis. Are neonics that next crisis?
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.
It's often said that a love from a dog is unconditional. Really, it's so much more than that.