I recently read an editorial in the paper that said that Pit Bull types are inherently dangerous. That even if they weren’t aggressive towards people, they are always a danger to other animals. My response to that claim is pretty...
On a bitter February night, my husband and I stopped at the light at the corner of our street, en route to an acclaimed Iranian film called The Past. Glancing to the right, we saw a frightened little dog...

The curse of cute

We’re living through times in which cuteness is sought out like never before. People spend ridiculous amounts of time searching out, watching and sharing cute things, made easy by the internet. The power of cute is not a new thing;...
Before Bosley, my first Westie, came along, if you had asked me if I was a dog lover I would certainly have said an emphatic yes - but once we had him and he had lived with us as...
At full speed, my 10-month Dalmatian Scholar, all spots and twiggy legs, looks more like a wild thing than a dog. He looks kind of like the kid who got stretched out in the Laffy Taffy machine in Charlie and...
It was a warm, autumn day... Perhaps this makes for a good start to a story, but for a rescue dog named Candy, life for 575 days was not all sunshine and buttercups. Candy came into the care of Friends of...
A few months have passed since a vet gave my sweet Sally, a German Shepherd mix of A Certain Age, the diagnosis: a fast-growing malignant tumor on her front left elbow. Since deciding on palliative care, I’ve been keeping...
At the platform of a busy station, I click my fingers to get my dog Sherlock’s attention. Then I hold up a finger to get him to sit. A few people look impressed, and one comments on how well-behaved...
Dogs can enjoy the chocolatey treats we love to eat by us using carob instead, like these carob cookies! The above recipe is for you to print out and keep, so please feel free to save and share it. You will need: A...
tail story

A tail story

I was born in a stinky place in Bhubaneswar. I opened my eyes to see the world 21 days thereafter. I could hear the squeaky sounds similar to mine nearby. I realised that they were my siblings. We were...

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