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').
Our furry canine friends are loaded with affection and ultimately make fun, compassionate pets because they have no reason not to. If you treat them with love and care, the lessons and love and (ultimately) health benefits you will receive back from them will be unmatched.
We all grow up with a certain set of values. Our families of origin have a tremendous influence on our lives, and although some values may be later deemed unnecessary, or need to be adjusted, others are still viable and have great impact.
What we do know for certain is that the emotion of jealousy, when acted upon, can have significant psychological and social consequences. The researchers hope future studies will further explore the triggers and internal drivers of jealousy.
In February Hero is going to be one year old. Against all odds he has survived. He eats, drinks, runs, plays and has plenty of friends. But above all this, Hero gives and receives love.
"We're half awake in a fake empire..." -The National, Fake Empire If aliens from space land on American soil in the next four to eight years and s...
If I had a nickel for every time a person said, "Oh, my dog isn't hurting, I can tell because he doesn't cry" I could retire. It makes me nuts, becaus...
Sometimes in our darkest moments a light suddenly appears. On a very hectic Saturday morning at Animal Medical Center of Chicago, a recently rescu...