The greying on the chocolate brown lab chin of my dog Huck has started, the stiff muscles after long runs are showing, the length of naps has increased, but one thing will never change – the look, the eyes, the glance. The soul.
Many of us are remiss in putting in place the proper documents and procedure should we die an unexpected and/or sudden death. Some of us are even more remiss in not planning for the eventuality of death at an older age while we still have time to do so.
In early December, three pet food recalls were initiated due to aflatoxin levels above the ‘acceptable’ limit.
Please join animal lovers across California by writing to those in the California Legislature who hold the power of life and death over shelter animals.
My name is Dan Stallings. I founded and run Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue out of Va. Beach, Va. and I wanted to tell you about one very special rescue who has overcome far more than most dogs – and has not only overcome those obstacles, but has gone on to earn prestigious awards, invitations and entry to some […]
I have a sense of humor, really I do. I think those pictures of puppies in hotdog buns, chewing on shoe laces and snoozing belly up are cute, I do, honest.
We found her sitting in a chair, alone, and when she saw Billy, she began to cry as she reached for him.
Some animals, like people, leave bigger prints in your heart than others. But when a scruffy wire haired fox terrier named Louie Louie left this realm, there were more than paw prints in my heart, there were holes. Everything dies, I understand that, even more now that I live on a small farm, but the […]
This author, a sustainable living neophyte, received a comment from a reader the other day exclaiming that “If you don’t want to be hypocritical about what you’re doing you should get rid of your pets because they have a bigger impact on the environment than a three quarter ton all terrain vehicle.”
On June 2, 2009, Avery escaped from his yard and was picked up by an animal control officer. His family went to animal control to pick up Avery but they did not have enough money to pay the fees.
Sooner or later every pet owner finds himself or herself faced with the reality that their pet may not be with them much longer.
A rose by any other name could still kill your pet!
You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden
Your comments on part 2 last week brought forth some interesting points.
After reading all of the comments relating to Part 1 of this series I decided to do some more research and revise. Not because anybody changed my opinion, but because there are some thoughts out there that really need to be addressed.
Well, I’m often not afraid to take on the tough subjects and this is certainly one of them.
The other day someone asked me how I began training Jack Russell’s and how I knew what to do. I answered, “Necessity is the mother of invention!”
Nathan J. Winograd on antiquated animal shelter policies and the politics that perpetuate them.
Dogs don’t inherently save Timmy from falling in the well every darned week.
As a pet owner there is no amount of money that could have compensated me for Sharkey’s suffering when she was overdosed. If she had died I would have been devastated. Let’s get to the very heart of this problem overall.