My beloved teacup Pomeranian friend Dutch passed away this weekend and I wasn't there for it. The truth is, he was old and fragile. But his passing is still shocking and sudden and seemingly avoidable.
It may not look pretty, but things runs smoothly within my little West Village office/abode. The main difficulty I encounter, besides paper jams I can't fix and money I can't seem to earn, stems from the sheer number of animals who've make their way to YouTube clips.
When I showed my daughters the trailer for the film Otter 501, I knew exactly what I was going to hear. I call it the puppy voice.
Each of the wildlife groups that treated this bird fought for its survival and was determined to provide it with the specialized care it needed. There is something especially moving about instances when humans are able to aid animals that have faced human-caused threats.
Days after the disaster, Fukushima's animals were starving. Rescue groups rushed to Tohoku to care for abandoned pets. A year later, challenges remain.
These people and the animals they work to save are intriguing, inspiring and worthy of accolades and attention as much as any sports star or Hollywood celebrity. That's why we decided to write a book about them--to introduce the world to these amazing people and creatures.
Banding together with French nature conservationists, les grands hamsters retained lawyers and sued. They won big: eighteen million Euros. Protected environments were established, hamster châteaux if you will, where they have begun to repopulate the Alsatian countryside.
I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.
Where would we be without the TSA?
Most (uninformed) people scoff at the notion of a beef between children and cats but as evidenced by the following 12 videos, the hatred between these two groups rages on, more gruesome than ever before.
So your pooch is your best bud. Your kitty is the cat's meow. Your horse defies the lyrics of the "Mr. Ed" theme song and communicates his innermost t...
Behold Cooper, the five-year-old American Shorthair photographer-puss of Seattle who's single-paw-edly proving that it is, indeed, possible for a cool cat to rise to the top in the art world.
Don't you think it's time for your tax dollars to stop funding the needless harassment and slaughter of the icon of the West?
What did you put on your grill this 4th of July? Pork ribs? Beef burgers? Farm-raised chickens? Or, domesticated dogs? No, not hot dogs? Dogs! The one...