Dogs get the value of cuddling for its own sake. They like to snuggle up to you while you read in bed and while you polish your toenails and while you talk on the phone, and this is actually -- get this -- all they want. What's more, dogs are actually interested in whatever you are interested in. Jazz concerts by the lake? Awesome.
Virginia's Attorney General has announced a new animal law unit in response to the refusal to prosecute PETA for some of its workers allegedly stealing and killing a little girl's dog.
New data from the Planck satellite indicates that the cosmic microwave background pattern once thought to be from gravitational waves is an artifact of galactic dust.
It's hard to come home knowing a wagging tail won't greet you at the door, but you also have a sense that there's a bit of a wagging tail within yourself, in his memory at the same time.
It's official. Your cat really IS giving you the cold shoulder. Not only is Garfield's hearing just fine, so is his ability to understand when you're...
Trio Animal Foundation (TAF) was called in to an emergency veterinary clinic right before Christmas. When they arrived, they were shocked by what they saw: a stray dog with a choke collar embedded in his neck. The collar was so far in that the skin had actually started growing over it.
During this time of texting and tweeting and disconnectedness, some say community is fading. But though I've lost my two loves, what I found is a renewed sense of the goodness of people and the existence of community.
The Virginia Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing PETA from killing dogs and cats at their headquarters in Norfolk.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Gocomics.com "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...
We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.
It was the photo entitled "Puppy in a Onesie" that put me over the edge. Before that it'd been something of a slow burn. I knew on some conscious level that my sense of irritation was increasing but the gravity of the subject was so minor that I ignored the agitation.
This "Love Your Pet Day," donate to animal shelters and organizations to help care for these innocent animals. Volunteer at your local shelter to help the animals cope with being alone. No one wants to be alone, and your simple act of kindness goes a long way for animals that don't have anyone.
About a month ago, I adopted a dog. Now -- a month later -- I'm still rescuing that dog. Bambi, my beautiful two-year-old pup, is a Pit Bull mix. I was ready for the wide array of problems new rescues often have. What I was not expecting, and what I was not ready for, was The Great Pit Bull Bias.
We should better appreciate our avian species and other wildlife diversity around us. We are learning more and more about the origins of our natural world and the interrelationships that collectively provide the essence of life on earth.
As a puppy, she guided me, called me in her playfulness to once again focus on the simple pleasures and graces of daily life as I recovered from the complex terrain of ending a marriage and casting off into life alone.