All dogs are different. Like people, most dogs will "tell you" if they don't like what you are doing. They can't talk, so they will tell you by flinching or moving away, punching you with their noses, or growling. As with people, your relationship will go best if you respect their boundaries and respect their personal space. And, as with people, once a dog is familiar with you, the two of you will learn how you can interact and have fun together.
Don't have a four-legged friend to hang out with? Follow these famous pet lovers and theirs instead.
Hiking can be a wonderful activity and also great exercise for dog owners and their canine companions. There's nothing like a few hours on the trail i...
Lori and Shira Rich have made it their mission to spread kindness to the homeless and their pets. The desire to devote their time and resources to tho...
No, I'm not going to quit today or any other day on you, my precious son. My beautiful boy with the wide blue eyes and impossibly blonde hair. As much as you confound and challenge me, you inspire me.
In this video clip, Eckhart Tolle explains that many people have a deeper connection with animals than they do with humans. When we look at a dog, w...
As Toby settled in, we developed a rhythm throughout the day, and I got back to work - slowly. Too slowly. But unlike book two, I didn't panic at the meager pace of my daily word count. I didn't have time to think about it.
My husband and I came by our predilections for working twelve hours a day honestly. We're Baby Boomers and must feel some vestigial responsibility to atone for our generation's earlier excesses with sex, drugs and rock and roll. Given our work schedules, it was a no-brainer that our two sons would be the only mammals invited to live with us.
Simple, inexpensive preparations can keep owners from having to choose between their pets' lives and their own. What are some of the most important tips?
Whether or not you believe in unicorns, you can't deny the existence of one very common mythical creature living amongst humans today. This creature can often be found snoozing on couches, fetching balls in the backyard, or haphazardly bruising shins with a wildly wagging tail. This creature is known as the "pit bull."
We at Mrs. Sizzle asked Pamela Hanson to join us for a doggie play date at their apartment and we had no idea how much fun it would really be.
Below is an excerpt of an e-mail I received from my friend Vicki who works as a massage therapist in the St. Louis area. She received her guide dog Watson from Guiding Eyes for the Blind too, almost a year ago.
Marshall was abandoned, abused and starving. He was among 60 other dogs living on a property without food, water and shelter. During the time of his r...
What you may not know about owning a pit bull is just how much you'll grow to love these blocky-headed dogs. Owning a pit bull may be habit-forming. You just might own two, or maybe three, or if you're really lucky, you just might own four. Good things come in multiples sometimes.
I never intended to be a voice for pit bull-type dogs. Never in a million years. My life has quite literally gone to the dogs over the years. And while I never intended to be any type of voice for pit bull-type dogs, this is why I care so much and will never stop being a voice for them, either.
In my case, the lemons came in the form of losing my beloved Sam. The lemonade was rescuing my Max and learning about the incredibly selfless,wonderful people out there daily who aid and comfort the millions of abandoned dogs. It is my honor to help them the way we do.