I first noticed that my dog, Roxy Hess, had artistic intentions when she left a forceful and unmistakable message on the floor of the studio we share. Slow human that I am, I hadn't realized that Roxy was not only on top of the latest developments in the artworld, she was running amongst the pack leaders.
Chances are you're planning to tune in to the game of all games this Sunday. But watching the action on the field is only half the fun; the other half is the food. Wings, nachos, chips and dips may feed a fan's frenzy - but they can pose a real threat to our pets.
For those with pets, Valentine's Day offers the ideal opportunity to honour a love unlike any other: The love for a beloved pet.
Do dogs really love us five times more than cats? A recent essay by Elyse Wanshel called "Who Loves Their Humans More -- Cats Or Dogs? Here's The An...
There once was a time when I thought my dog, Cuda, was the only dog of her kind. She has short spine syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes vertebra in the spine to be compressed -- giving dogs an unusual, scrunched-up look. I recently introduced you to her and the other dogs who are thriving and living happy lives despite the condition.
Mary Beth Goosman was volunteering at her local shelter in 2010 when she met a special dog who changed her life. Watson had short spine syndrome, a ra...
Next time you're feeling unloved, abandoned, unlovable; like you will never find love again, or that you've forgotten how to love, keep in mind that a monster -- which must eventually be annihilated -- lies within, waiting to be set loose upon the world.
I'm receiving emails from a number of people that can best be capsuled as, "What's the best life for an old dog?" I began thinking of this question focusing on the many senior dogs with whom I've had the pleasure of sharing my life.
They say, "Home is where the heart is." In this case, "home" is Malta House, an assisted living community in Hyattsville, Maryland. And the "heart" is Olivia, a German shepherd mix who now shares the residence with 31 senior citizens.
They are serving as ambassadors for us in our quest to connect people with homeless animals and to save millions of lives.
Some might consider me selfish, but I want to have a dog to love and care for and I want to indulge my wanderlust. For those who find themselves in similar circumstances, here's how to travel without your dog.
Losing a pet is heart-wrenching. Anyone who denies this either never had a pet or never had a heart to wrench. We had plenty of time to prepare for ...
While they'd like to think they sound scary, they really sound adorable and well, funny!
Years ago I used to work for Tibor Kalman, one of the great prolific creative directors on the planet as far as I am concerned. At the time when I was interviewing to work for he and Ingrid Sischy at Interview magazine, he told me that if he hired me it would be like pushing me down a tall staircase as I was so inexperienced.
This little lamb was discovered in the doggie fetal position when a woman went to check on her family's house in Wharton, TX, a small town about 60 miles south of Houston.
Dear Human of Mind: As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').