Like any good dog, Mike enriched our family. And even in death, he's helping us teach a heartbreaking, yet vital lesson to our boys.
The time Pepé spent with us gave us the unexpected gift of wonder. Watching this little dog who was abandoned at the end of his life adapt to new surroundings was wondrous in itself. But every day with him was a gift.
Yes, my best friend is sick -- but he's still here. I can still hold his paw and cuddle with him. It's these moments that really matter. And through this experience, I've learned a lot about what matters in life.
The end of summer brought the public declaration that I was going to open myself up to dog ownership and curious minds asked a ton of unsolicited questions.
The problem is that many dog owners don't realize that they should not let a stranger near their dog, especially when it's a child.
6. Drink more or less or the same amount of red wine. 7. Keep options open re: wine.
Let it be said, winter is not only very cold but can also be quite lonely. First, you have to get through the darkest period of the year... the glorio...
As it turns out, January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and although the efforts at educating the public about the disease are centered around human patients, I'd like to present a little primer on the problem in pets.
A man walked into the animal shelter, placed a small cardboard box on the counter and said, "I'm turning this dog in because he's old and can't walk anymore." The poor dog was a mess. It was apparent that his owner had let the dog's health deteriorate for months -- probably years -- and done nothing to get medical attention for his canine.
You know the scene: the cheery holiday house decorated with lights and greenery and candies and candles and people -- our house filled to overflow...
While pets are fun and so are holidays, the two can clash without proper planning. What can you do to ensure that the family gathering is problem free while ensuring that your pet can be part of the party too?
If you need to leave your dog alone, he'll be happiest with treat-release puzzle toys, toys that can be chewed, make noise, or are edible (like a dental bone). If your dog tends to chew up and swallow anything he can put in his mouth, I don't recommend leaving him with a toy or bone unsupervised.
While Gen-Xers expect their careers to be more flexible with mobile and virtual teams, some in-office "disruptions" heighten and optimize creativity and workflow. One of the best additions to add to your company's HR program, science suggests, is to bring your dog to work.
Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.
Picking the right pet can be tough. It goes beyond just getting "the cute one." You need to ask yourself some important questions before deciding. I...
A Note From Brownie: I used to live in a home with a loving family. I had a little human sister who would feed me treats all the time. One day, sh...