Posted November 7, 2016 by John P. Barker

I can think of a lot of things I would do if I were 97-years-old.  Actually, that's a lie.  I will probably just stay in bed and watch re-runs of NCIS.  But, this woman has the right idea--and she's awesome.

Posted September 28, 2016 by Ron Callari

Zoos have been under intense scrutiny in the U.S., as more and more animal advocacy groups protest against the inhumane treatment of animals held in captivity. In my recent blog titled, “Are Zoos & Animal Captivity Outdated Paradigms,” I referenced the killing of the 450-pound gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo in addition to the derelict treatment of orca whales at Sea World, and the retirement of dolphins from the National Aquarium.

Posted September 20, 2016 by Ron Callari

The growing population of homeless existing in the United States is an issue of grave concern. In urban areas likes New York City, there are temporary emergency centers and soup kitchens that can provide these disenfranchised folks with food and a roof over their head.

But humans aren’t the only ones suffering from homelessness?

Posted September 4, 2016 by Ron Callari

From wars to poverty, there is an exponential amount of strife circumnavigating the globe. Socially, economically and politically when we go mano-a-mano with each other, we can’t seem to get it right, no matter how many centuries have come to past. But environmentally, this should not be the case, particularly when it pertains to other lifeforms that share the planet with us. Extinction is serious business. The wiping out of an entire species is an unbalance that has consequences — and it’s unthinkable we are not doing more to thwart conditions that lead to that type of travesty.

Posted August 30, 2016 by Ron Callari

Ever since Freud deconstructed the human psyche into three discernible parts, namely our id, ego and superego — folks have been flocking to psychiatrist’s couches for almost 100 years now to learn more about what makes them tick. But what about our pets? What about those furry four-legged and feathered winged friends-of-the-family that not only have to put up with their master’s neuroses, but might just have a few ‘ticks’ of their own (literally and figuratively.)

Posted August 19, 2016 by Creature Features

Yo, I'ma let you finish reading but these poor dogs & cats sport some of the worst haircuts of all time! Granted the groomers display advanced shearing skills and jaw-dropping creativity, it's obvious the vict- er, subjects of these well-meaning yet misguided clip jobs aren't exactly impressed with the finished results.

Posted August 11, 2016 by Creature Features

If your pet is a bit too spirited, the D+ Kirishima spa in southern Japan offers a Pet Dog Exorcism Plan that'll make your pup's head spin.

Posted June 17, 2016 by Ron Callari

Have you ever taken your dog to the park and forgot to pack treats?  Or perhaps, it’s a special occasion and you’d
like to personalize a birthday cake for your furry four-legged pal.
Purchasing edibles from mobile vendors found in most green acre
recreational areas don’t
usually fit the bill, unless . . .