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  • New law allows Californians to rescue pets from hot cars

    09/26/2016 1:20:15 PM PDT · by rey · 62 replies
    SACRAMENTO — Californians who see an animal trapped in a hot car can now break a window to set them free without fear of prosecution under a bill signed over the weekend by Gov. Jerry Brown. Rescuers can break into the car as long as there is no other way to free the animal, for instance if the animal appears to be in peril, the car is locked and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough. The rescuer must stay at the scene until law enforcement respond to the situation. The bill was introduced after a series of incidents in...
  • Should Cities Be Allowed to Ban Pit Bulls?

    09/23/2016 11:14:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 69 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/21/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit local governments from banning people from owning pit bulls. Senate Bill 239, sponsored by Sen. Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc Township, has passed the Senate and is being considered in the House. According to the Detroit Free Press, 26 towns have enacted ordinances that restrict pit bulls and 14 outright ban them and other dog breeds. It’s true that pit bulls harm more people than any other type of dog. According to one report, they have killed a total of 233 people since 1982. That makes them about 40 percent more likely...
  • A Dog's Purpose

    08/29/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    Y'uu T'uube ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Movieclips Trailers
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid A Dog's Purpose Official Trailer 1 (2017) - Dennis Quaid Movie
  • Dogs prefer belly rubs over treats

    08/29/2016 3:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    AOL News Lifestyle ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sean Dowling, Buzz60
    When it comes to dogs, do you think they prefer a nice belly rub or a delicious treat? While the dog from the Beggin' Strips commercial is always thrilled about devouring his treat, chances are he actually would have preferred a nice pat on the head, according to new research. Scientists at Emory University wanted to see if dogs value human companionship more than food. This led them to conduct brain scans of 15 dogs while presenting objects paired with rewards. For example, after the dogs were shown a toy car, their owners would praise them....
  • After Bel Mooney revealed how her dog came to her after death:Can dead pets really come back. .

    08/26/2016 6:17:02 PM PDT · by fella · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 August 2016
    Do the animals we’ve loved and lost truly leave us? Earlier this week, Bel Mooney told of her grief at losing her dog, Bonnie, and how, at her lowest ebb, she felt Bonnie come back to her. In response, dozens of you responded with stories of signs from the after-life from dearly beloved pets . . . Eight years ago, I had a lovely black cat called Nevil. One afternoon a lady knocked on my door and told me she had run over my cat. For two weeks I was truly devastated. One night I could not sleep and went...
  • Vet Saves Dog's Life, Family is Happy – State Sanctions Him

    07/26/2016 9:29:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 19 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    A vet safely saves a dog’s life and the owners are happy, but he is punished with a fine and probation and could have lost his state license. Why? Because a state board — filled with his competitors — and a state department have that authority. This case involved Dr. Jan Pol, a veterinarian near Mt. Pleasant. As Michigan Capitol Confidential reports, five years ago, Pol performed an operation that was shown on his program on the Nat Geo Channel. The dog, Mr. Pigglesworth, was saved from being euthanized for under $300. But an out-of-state vet complained to the Michigan...
  • Court Overrules Licensing Board, Exonerates Vet Who Saved Dog

    07/21/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 30 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Michigan Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in what it called the “Curious Case of Mr. Pigglesworth,” exonerating celebrity veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol of misconduct in a case that spanned five years. Its 3-0 decision overturned a fine and probation for Pol’s supposed negligence that was reported by another veterinarian who had watched his cable television show and took issue with his procedures. Pol, of Weidman, Michigan, is the star of the TV show "The Incredible Dr. Pol” on Nat Geo Wild, which focuses on his rural Mount Pleasant-area veterinary practice. In 2011, Pol treated a Boston terrier...
  • Fontana man arrested after pet Chihuahua overdoses on meth

    07/11/2016 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Bullish · 15 replies
    FONTANA >> Jack Sparrow is recovering from methamphetamine overdose, but he’s not the fictional pirate of the Caribbean. He’s a small Chihuahua from Fontana. On July 5, Jack’s owner brought him to the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center in Upland, police said in a news release Monday. Jack’s owner, identified by police as 21-year-old Isaiah Nathaniel Sais, from Fontana, allegedly told doctors he believed Jack may have ingested methamphetamine. And according to test results, he was right. Jack tested positive for the street drug known as “Crank”, according to the news release. But Sais left the vet’s office...
  • WaPo: Hardly a dog’s life for Obama's pets Bo and Sunny

    05/29/2016 8:30:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Darlene Superville
    It's hardly a dog's life of just eating and sleeping for President Barack Obama's pets, Bo and Sunny. The pair of Portuguese water dogs - Bo with his distinctive white chest and front paws, and the all-black Sunny - are canine ambassadors for the White House, very popular and so in demand that they have schedules, like the president. [Snip] The dogs have a pretty nice life. "They can sit on my lap, they sit on my chair, they cuddle with me," Mrs. Obama said. "I like to lay on the floor with them and blow in their face. I...
  • Loyal dogs refuse to leave side of dying baby girl at hospital

    05/03/2016 2:00:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    telegraph .uk ^ | 3 MAY 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Nora Hall with the family's pet dogs.A family’s loyal basset hounds have refused to leave the side of a dying baby girl who suffered a major stroke. Nora Hall’s mother Mary Hall wrote on Facebook: “My daughter had a stroke on April 6. We have been at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis since then. She is not going to survive. “They allowed us to have our bassets here in the last couple of days because they are so attached to her.” “Our hearts are so completely broken. We have been praying so hard for a miracle. We tried so very...
  • Fresh off SeaWorld victory, animal rights groups take aim at zoos, circuses and maybe your pet

    04/26/2016 9:05:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | Greg Norman
    Fresh off a victory over SeaWorld and its controversial orca program, animal rights groups are zeroing in on zoos, aquariums and circuses -- and one prominent expert warns your dog and cat could be next. A well-funded coalition of nonprofits finally broke SeaWorld, when the theme park chain announced in March it would phase out its popular killer whale program. Now the groups smell blood in the water – and on land. “The tide is turning against SeaWorld and other aquariums and zoos,” Ashley Bryne, a campaign specialist at PETA, told FoxNews.com. “I think this is a sign of what’s...
  • Off The Leash

    03/28/2016 5:11:58 PM PDT · by V K Lee
    A collection of cartoon strips of Man's best friend,our dogs. https://www.facebook.com/OffTheLeashDailyDogCartoons/photos/a.269834803092731.66315.266050163471195/697247277018146/?type=3&theater
  • 20 Cute Gifs for National Puppy Day

    03/23/2016 2:41:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3-23-16 | Tyler O'Neill
    Today is National Puppy Day, which means that across the country -- and maybe in other parts of the world -- men and women, boys and girls, are spending quality time with their little dogs, or enjoying cute gifs on the Internet. National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by "Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author" Colleen Page, who also founded National Dog Day and National Cat Day. Paige intended National Puppy Day to celebrate "the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives," according to the day's official website. "More importantly, it's a day to...
  • RIP Cashmere

    03/14/2016 11:03:11 AM PDT · by CottonBall · 157 replies
    3/14/16 | CottonBall
    My sweet little Cashmere passed away today. She was only 9 1/2 years old. She had quit eating starting Friday so by Sunday I was panicking and took her to the emergency vet. She had lost quite a bit of weight already, due to polycystic kidney disease. The vet said we could only get maybe another couple weeks with her with treatment at the clinic, so we decided to end her suffering. She has about the sweetest cat I've ever had. Cautious, shy, the undercat among her brother and sister. I always had to protect her and make sure she...
  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Family, Pets & Call You Sweet Heart

    02/25/2016 11:52:17 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/25/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family, pets and a animated colorful Colombian Parakeet, called (Perija), that is listed as critically endangered, threatened species, quoting biblical scriptures. Back ground instrumental song is, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart", written by Leo Friedman, and lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson. covered by myself, with the mandolin.
  • Spaniel was found by the roadside with 'tears in her eyes'

    02/23/2016 12:17:15 PM PST · by SkyDancer · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 23, 2016 | Imogen Calderwood For Mailonline
    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Mother dog was found nustling a carrier bag containing her dead puppies Vets believe the four young puppies may have been alive when dumped A town councillor discovered the heartbreaking scene in Midville, Lincs The spaniel, now named Carly, refused to be separated from her puppies
  • Family, Pets, Till We Meet Again

    02/14/2016 7:58:05 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/14/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family, pets and animated parakeets quoting biblical scriptures from tree perch also a short hymn, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G. Tomer.
  • Removing Someone Else's Dog Collar Could Mean Jail Time

    01/28/2016 7:54:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Removing a dog collar from someone else's dog could land you in jail for 90 days and hand you a $1,000 fine if an idea before the Michigan House becomes law. Is this a frivolous piece of legislation? Not at all, according to Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, who is the lead sponsor of House Bill 5215. Speaking about the scope of the law, Cole said, “This can apply to regular pets as well, but what it’s primarily about is hunting dogs out in the forest — bear dogs, coyote dogs and even beagles used for hunting rabbits." He added, “Some...
  • If Everyone Read This Shelters Would Be Empty

    12/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PST · by Tarasaramozart · 82 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 31, 2015
    If Everyone Read This, The Shelters Would Be Empty For anyone who has ever dropped off a pet at a local shelter, it's mostly a passing hell. There's some paperwork. Probably some tears. Occasionally, people from a local animal welfare group will camp out front, hoping to change your mind. No shelter, of course, can refuse an animal. But they can euthanize them — and often do, in a matter of days. Those days can be some of the most stressful, confusing and sad days of a dog's life. Do people who drop their pets off at high-intake shelters really...
  • Want A Bath Are You Washed

    12/12/2015 7:24:06 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/12/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of a Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger, is the most numerous tiger subspecies. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. Merlin Falcon in flight, is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America. A South American, Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species is quoting biblical scriptures. With a few of my pet animals, I put together this inspiring animated video. I sing; Are Your Washed In The...
  • Want a Bath~!

    12/10/2015 1:16:55 PM PST · by Revski · 15 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/10/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With a few of my pet animals, I put together this inspiring animated video. I sing A-Capella the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood. Check it out it's a short video but entertaining. Thanks for watching.
  • Animal, Gospel, Revski, Veterans

    12/10/2015 4:11:11 AM PST · by Revski · 9 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/10/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This is an animation of a Bengal tiger, also called the Royal Bengal tiger, is the most numerous tiger subspecies. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. Merlin Falcon in flight, is a small species of falcon from the Northern Hemisphere. A bird of prey once known colloquially as a pigeon hawk in North America. A South American, Colombian Parakeet (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered and is a threatened species is quoting biblical scriptures. Again at at local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of...
  • Pets, Family, Yard~Fun

    12/04/2015 9:19:19 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/04/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family photo, pets feeding and playing and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . The starting flower of this video, what we believe is a spider plant produced this wonderful 3-petals layered flower only showed up once in the five years. This video has more in it than the previous one. Thanks for viewing. Merry Christmas!
  • My Story, Pets, Family, Back-Yard Fun

    12/04/2015 7:39:42 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/04/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Yard fun with family photo, pets feeding and playing and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . The starting flower of this video, what we believe is a spider plant produced this wonderful 3-petals layered flower only showed up once in the five years. This video has more in it than the previous one. Thanks for viewing. Merry Christmas!
  • My Story, Wife, Pets & Short Hymn

    12/03/2015 3:48:20 PM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/03/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    In my back-yard with a family photo, pets feeding and playing and if you look quick you can see a Christmas stocking on Jimmy the rabbits cage and then I sing the short hymn, “Blessed Assurance Jesus Is Mine”, by Phoebe P. Knapp . This video is an o7jimmy classic. :)
  • Blame Gut Bacteria If You Can't Stop Eating: Suggests Microbes Influence Your Hunger Center

    11/25/2015 8:05:36 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 25 nov 2015 | Rhodi Lee
    The findings of the study show the microbes have a crucial role in the physiology of appetite and may even help people who suffer from eating disorders. "These data show that bacterial proteins produced after nutrient-induced E. coli growth may signal meal termination," the researchers wrote. "Continuous exposure to E. coli proteins may influence long-term meal pattern."
  • I Do Not Want a Bath

    11/20/2015 7:57:17 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/20/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With a few of my pet animals, I put together this inspiring animated video. I sing A-Capella the song, Are Your Washed In The Blood. Check it out it's a short video but entertaining.
  • Breeding Sphynx Cats Is Animal Cruelty: Court

    09/26/2015 6:19:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Sep 2015
    A Berlin court has ordered a cat owner to have her hairless Sphynx cat castrated – because it would be animal cruelty to let the naked pet breed. Willi, a Canadian Sphynx, belongs to Berlin cat breeder Jacqueline Linke. True to his breed, Willi is almost completely hairless – a quality that makes Sphynx cats popular choices for those with pet allergies. Despite his questionable appearance, Willi emerged as champion in the 2013 Pedigree Cat Exhibition in Berlin, and has gone on to become a proud father to three naked kittens. However, Willi won't get to pass on his genes...
  • 15 Things People Do That Annoy Their Pets

    07/31/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    Rant Pets ^ | July 15, 2015 | Kallie Provencher
    5. Watch Movies With Door Bell Sounds
  • CDC issues new warning: don’t snuggle or kiss your family’s pet chickens

    07/17/2015 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/17/15 | Robert Laurie
    Performing an important public service. I have to admit. I’ve been caught off guard by this. I had no idea that people were keeping chickens as pets. I get raising chickens for eggs. I understand grilling their tasty meat. I was not, however, aware that people think owning a chicken is a lot like owning a cat. Apparently, I’ve been asleep at the switch. It’s a brave new world and chicken-pets are a part of it. But, if you’re thinking it would be tons of fun to see a rooster curled up in a ball at the foot of your...
  • Old World Monkey Had Tiny, Complex Brain - Findings offer new clues to how primate brains changed...

    07/09/2015 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Duke Today ^ | July 3, 2015 | Staff
    The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The creature’s tiny but remarkably wrinkled brain supports the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate family tree. The ancient monkey, known scientifically as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its fossilized skull was discovered on an island in Kenya’s Lake Victoria, where it lived 15 million years ago. Now, thanks to high-resolution X-ray imaging, researchers have peered inside its cranial cavity and created a three-dimensional computer model of what the animal’s brain likely looked like....
  • Thanks for All Who Pray(ed) for my Buster

    05/31/2015 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 9 replies
    Just wanted to say "thanks" again to all who have prayed in the past for my Buster, and those who still may be doing so. It's been probably about 8 weeks or so since the last surgery, which did go well. Since then I have had him on a new "cocktail" of natural tinctures of various immune-boosting and anticancer herbs and such, along with his normal pain medicine from the vet for his arthritis, and I also give him cold laser treatments for the arthritis as well. I finally got the cocktail of the natural stuff right, I believe, to...
  • Dog Owner Has Trained Dog to Bark Softly!

    05/03/2015 12:21:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Faith Tap ^ | May 3 2015 | Faithtap
    This is too funny, a dog owner has trained her dog to lower the level of noise when it barks. http://faithtap.com/2870/dog-barks-softly/?v=1&m=1
  • Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture

    12/01/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    > Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn moral decline, both personal and cultural, the problem is that not only do we desire what is evil, we also stop desiring that which is good and holy. At the heart of desiring what is evil (or what is good, but to excess), are pride, greed, lust, and gluttony. Sloth and envy are more involved in no longer desiring what is good.Sloth is a kind or sorrow or aversion to the good things God offers to us, involving everything...
  • Prayer Request - Buster

    04/08/2015 8:07:51 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 16 replies
    Please if you are moved, I ask for a prayer request for my Buster. He has a tumor surgery this morning. It appears to be a clear, easy removal, and he's strong, and we have a great vet and anesthesiologist, but prayer always helps. We are praying for an excellent surgery with no problems, that everyone who works with him does well and is blessed, and that he comes out very well and recovers well and quickly.
  • Dog-poop DNA tests nail non-scoopers

    04/04/2015 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Cry if I Wanna · 59 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | April 30th, 2015 | Erik Lactis
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  • Experts: Dog owners are healthier, more likely to exercise

    04/01/2015 6:18:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    WISHTV.com ^ | 04/01/2015 | Nina Criscuolo
    The organization says dogs can help improve their owner’s physical and mental health, so they’re holding a dog-friendly event to celebrate National Walking Day.Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, people can walk a dog or one can be provided at Warm Memorial Park. There will be music and prizes.Leaders with the American Heart Association say inactive people can double their risk of heart disease, which is the number one killer of Americans. To combat that, they recommend everyone get 30 minutes of exercise five times a week. Dog owners are 50-percent more likely to fit...
  • Nobody can resist petting a litter of wriggly puppies... not even this MONKEY

    03/30/2015 10:44:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The only thing cuter than a litter of puppies may be a little monkey going gaga over a bunch of newborn pups. A video of a capuchin monkey after its introduced to a gaggle of black and white puppies that have yet to even open their eyes proves it. Like any human pet lover, the monkey immediately goes in for a big hug. He then pets the pups just like a kid who's just gotten his first dog. Minus a brief moment where the monkey appears to search one of the dog's fur for parasites, its reaction is indiscernible from...
  • A real top dog! The Labrador reigns as America's favorite pooch for the 24th year [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail and AP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks and Staff
    The Labrador Retriever has been revealed as the nation's favorite dog for the 24th consecutive year. The American Kennel Club, which released its annual rankings on Thursday, praised the breed for being 'intelligent' and 'family friendly'. Despite its supremacy, bulldogs hit a new high at number four and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top ten for the first time in nearly a century. The AKC notes that bulldogs make 'excellent family companions with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with children, an easy-to-care-for coat, and minimal exercise requirements.'
  • Mango the Supermarket Cat

    01/16/2015 4:19:14 PM PST · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Mango the cat who made a local supermarket his second home four years ago, has now many fans and admirers. He came to a Tesco store in Tiverton, Devon one day and decided to make it his second home.
  • Prayer request for my little guy

    01/12/2015 11:03:37 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 33 replies
    Hi, my Buster had a serious tummy ache - gas pains - tonight that required me working on him almost three hours with gas drops and manual massage to finally get him back to normal. Not quite sure why he developed it as his eating and drinking has been good and normal lately. If you feel moved to offer up a prayer request for him I'd appreciate it. He's my little'guy that lost his left'front leg to cancer 7 month ago, and had a second tumor removal - very isolated in a node - one month ago and has been...
  • The cat who was shot for treason in the first world war.

    12/31/2014 10:42:14 AM PST · by marthemaria · 19 replies
    A British soldier “shakes hands” with a kitten on a snowy bank, Neulette, 1917. In the Christmas truce film Joyeux Noël, a cat runs back and forth between the enemy trenches to soldiers that feed it. One names the cat Felix and the other Nestor, and when the two meet in No Man’s Land during thet ruce, a sweet argument ensues between the two men over whose cat it is and what is, in fact, its name. The director of the film, Carion, drew on a real life story of a cat who did this during the truce and was...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFP’s beloved pet Yorkie, ‘Yankee’, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholson’s inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Z’s blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
  • Sorry, Fido. Pope Francis did NOT say our pets are going to heaven

    12/13/2014 2:52:13 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    RNS ^ | December 12, 2014 | David Gibson
    (RNS) When Pope Francis recently sought to comfort a distraught boy whose dog had died, the pontiff took the sort of pastoral approach he is famous for — telling the youngster not to worry, that he would one day see his pet in heaven. “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” Francis said reassuringly.Pope Francis greets a crowd on his way to a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 21, 2014. RNS photo by David Gibson It was a sparkling moment on a rainy November day, and the setting in St. Peter’s Square only burnished Francis’ reputation as...
  • Bacon, pet psychic turn up zilch in search for dog

    12/11/2014 7:00:57 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12-11-14 | LISA RATHKE
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Rotisserie chicken, bacon, dog toys, more than a dozen volunteers and even a psychic have not been enough to find Murphy, an elusive golden retriever whose owner's five-month search for the beloved animal has captivated one mountainous area of Vermont.
  • Need advise in selecting new Dog.

    12/02/2014 9:27:12 AM PST · by TNoldman · 143 replies
    12/2/2014 | TNoldman
    My wife and I have had Goldens Retreivers for the last 20 years. We are in our late 70's and recently had to euthanize our 11yo Lady Golden. We still have a 12 yo male Golden and two adopted older cats. All of our pets are rescued or adopted. We live in Indiana and RV travel about 4 months of the year. We are looking to downsize our Pet Family in physical size not quantity. What can our FReeper Friends suggest for our next small sized Dog (10 lbs or so).
  • Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving Leftovers

    11/27/2014 6:17:25 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 47 replies
    PetMD ^ | Unk | PetMD
    With the holidays approaching, your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. When polled, 56 percent of petMD readers admitted to sharing Thanksgiving table scraps with their pets. While this can be a wonderful way to add lean protein and fresh veggies to your pet’s diet, there are also hidden dangers in holiday fare. This year, before preparing a heaping plateful for your pet, consult a vet and consider these 10 tips to keep Thanksgiving a safe, healthful holiday for your dog or cat... More at: Top Ten Tips for Feeding Pets Thanksgiving...
  • Toes Go Missing As Man Naps

    11/14/2014 10:41:09 AM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 6/13/2013 | unk
    Brazil, IN – Wednesday morning, Clay County resident, Roger Brown, awoke to find two of his toes missing on one foot. You would think someone would feel them dislodge or fall off, right? According to Brown, he roused from sleep around 4:30 am to find his pit bull licking his foot and, when he glanced down, noticed he was sans two toes – the big and pinky toes. The man suspects the dog likely chewed them off but indicates he did not experience the excruciating pain one would assume comes with having your toes gnawed from your foot. Brazil Police...
  • Animal Rx: 11 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

    11/09/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by Justice · 31 replies
    Everday Health ^ | Jordan Lite and Madeline Vann
    Of course you can’t resist your golden retriever’s puppy-dog eyes or your tabby’s silly antics, but you’re getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet — and our animal companions are proving themselves adept at enhancing human health in increasingly diverse ways. From calming patients before medical procedures to motivating owners to exercise, pets may be the best medicine we don’t even realize we’re taking. Here, the notable ways your animal companions can improve your health.