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.
Roxy the mutt, was 17 and as it turned out, was so riddled with illness that trying to save her, given the danger of the surgery and the painful recovery ahead seemed more like cruel and unusual punishment.
Imagine coming home to discover that, without any warning, police and city officials have entered your house while you were out and removed your beloved dog, leaving a warrant taped to the front door saying that your dog has been deemed "illegal."
I thought about my days in the fields with Karen, and how safe and centered I felt. Could I recreate those feelings of safety here and now, and call up those feeling when needed?
Two dogs were twice as annoying, in every way.
In the 1970s in New York City, dog poo was a whole to do. A campaign to clean up the streets of excrement began when Fran Lee, an Upper West Side activist, started drawing attention to a purported link between feces on sidewalks and child blindness.
1. Prevent Unplanned Litters Pet overpopulation is a serious problem, which I witnessed firsthand while working at a kill shelter from junior high th...
He has shown us more love than any living creature on earth ever has before. I love looking into his big brown eyes as his giant tongue slides across my face. I know what's in those eyes; it's love, compassion and gratitude.
Spot wasn't there the next day, or for the days after that and we felt that. We felt loss. We felt heavy hearts. But we learned to talk to him at night, just as my now deceased mother taught us. "Night Spot."
"I have always loved dogs because they are such great companions and never judge you," Wells says. "They will protect you with their lives and always want to please you. They love you so much and it's only fair if we help them out of sticky situations."
David Atkinson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgen...
Almost everyone I interviewed who slept with a dog or dogs smiled, laughed, or chuckled about it. They enjoyed, were amused by, liked, or otherwise felt positive about their doggy sleeping companions. And some also felt safer sleeping with a dog.
I met a man who loves dogs - so much, in fact, that he has 5 of them with his husband. He is my idea of a hero and here is his story. Meet...
Hopefully this list has your brain juices flowing and you've got some ideas up your sleeve for some great self-care activities.
Dear Lovely Lady Food Dispenser, I love you, especially when you feed me. What I don't love, however, is the cat. He is not of sane mind.