If you follow the news, you're probably aware of what an enormous crap sandwich the past few weeks have been around the world. In times like this it's easy to forget what a wonderful, beautiful place the world is and how many good people are in it.
Well fear no more... we have 21 golden retriever puppies happy and willing to put the questions to rest. Watch them eat eight people foods that are actually good for them.
America has 8 million animals in their shelters, and only half of those make it out alive. Troubling statistics like these, which only seem to multiply each year, were enough to keep Emmy nominated producer, and avid dog-loving activist, Michael Levitt awake at night.
America has always had a thing for dogs, and not just the coney kind. They're our best friends. They're our most loyal companions. And they give us all somebody else to blame when we fart. They're kind of the best. But dog owners?
Since it's been eight years since I've had a puppy, I find myself reflecting on the many lessons having a little one in the house offers -- not just about dogs, but about life. I thought I'd share the top ten that come to my mind...
The Colorado Pet Pantry is a Denver-based nonprofit that partners with human food banks five times a month to distribute dog and cat food to local homeless and low-income people who need help feeding their pets.
Beyond their incredible ability to let things go, dogs seem to have a way of understanding us. They see how we stress over the small stuff, but they never do.
We've lived in our house for 11 years. I thought I knew it well. Including our big yard. But now I know it intimately. I know where the long grass is - and the dip in the lawn that can sprain an ankle. I know where it stays wet all day. I know how many acorns we have. Thousands. I know how to take thousands of acorns out of a puppy's mouth.
Anyone who's ever owned a dog knows that sometimes, they double as vacuum cleaners. Food ends up on the floor, and most dogs (and cats!) are more than happy to be of service. While those scraps might seem innocuous, they could be deadly for pets.
How do 21 puppies beat the heat? Play in a sprinkler of course! Yes, you read that correctly... 21 puppies! To be more specific, adorable golden retri...
Quigley was the best dog we ever had. You don't realize how much a pet fills your life until you experience the hollow place they leave when they're gone. Now I yearn for the wonderful, little things about him.
Please, pit bull lovers, stop saying "it's all how they're raised." I know you mean well. But if you truly believe "it's all how they're raised," no stray shelter dog or abused dog would be safe to place in a home.
Who doesn't love a pile of puppies? With all the soft fur and puppy breath, the never-ending cuteness is irresistible. So imagine being offered a chance to have a pile of puppies delivered to your door to help pump up the fun at your kid's birthday party. But is this promoting puppy mills?
My dear friend and fellow-National Teacher of the Year Finalist from Alabama, Ann Marie Corgill, just began a new teaching position with second-graders in the city of Birmingham. The youthfulness of her students really spoke to me this week.
Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to anima...
Careful research, planning and preparation are needed to select the right pet and bring him safely and successfully into a family with an autistic child. The goal should be to provide not only help for the child, but also a safe, loving forever home for the animal.