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.
Could today's children experience "sibling rivalry" -- with the family dog? As an increasing number of Americans consider their pets to be like children -- and themselves to be "pet parents" -- the concept of sibling rivalry is taking on a whole new dimension.
People use Craigslist and Facebook for just about anything nowadays, even giving away pets. Don't do this! Dog fighters scour Craigslist and Facebook all day looking for pets they can use as bait. Craigslist is a gold mine to animal abusers and dog fighters.
Thank you, Yellow Dog, for accompanying Micah on his journey into adulthood, and for being part of Micah and Janelle's first family. Thank you also for reminding us that life is always connected, that the roots of both life and love run deep, and that the connection to either is never broken.
As a dog owner, I feel guilty leaving my hounds in their kennel for even a few hours. Dogs belong with their human companions; curled up by the fire, lounging on the couch, chilling by the fridge hoping to snag a piece of dropped cheese.
Wilma (a chocolate lab) and Betty (a black lab) were found together, dumped on the street. They are 10-plus years old and would love a comfy home to live their last few years in.
There we are, stumbling through the darkness, finding our way when we see a wagging tail and we're made a simple but profound offer. "I'll come with you!" says a dog. A dog has no journey of their own, no thoughts of past or future, so they give themselves fully to us in a way no person ever could.
The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA recently started testing the DNA of many of our small, brown-ish dogs who appear to be at least part Chihuahua. Why, you might ask? Not a bad question.
The room began to go out of focus with the tears filling my eyes and for some reason I just flipped the phone into camera mode to capture this milestone. I quickly retreated to a side room not knowing what to do. I found a fancy little sofa away from everything and slipped on some nonprescription fashion frames.
There's just something about having a dog and living in a big city that opens you to experiences you would never, ever have in your life before. I mean never. Like, NEVER, ever. Especially if that city is New York.
Then came a new choice -- go back to corporate America or embrace his love for breeding and showing dogs full time. Robert traded in his briefcase for a "golden opportunity" -- now breeding and showing Golden Retrievers full time.
Every other sheriff in America has rugs reading "In God We Trust," and people evidently care so little about that statement that they'll walk on it for months before noticing it's misprinted. But if you tell folks to trust in dog, then you're doing something noteworthy.
Paws & Claws at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is a twenty-first century take on the historically significant subject of pets and other seemingly benign animals in art.
Two boys were praised for their efforts rescuing a puppy who was stuck between a fence and a concrete wall on a freezing Boston night.
As queens of the YouTube series "Life in the Dog House," which follows a family and their eight rescue dogs, Mariesa and Gremlin have many secrets hidden within the drawers of their beauty cabinets. These beauty experts have all the tips and tricks you'll need. Watch them get glamorous and be sure to take notes!
They said, "He's strong, about 67 pounds, and he's a puller but with some training he'll be great." Okay, I thought. Easy enough. But what they should have told me was something entirely different. What they should have told me was this: This is an adventure. Welcome to the best years of your life.