Posted March 6, 2017 by Ron Callari

Those who follow Google Doodles have come to expect the unexpected from the world’s largest search engine. From birthdays of sometimes little-known historic figures to the celebration of esoteric holidays, Google invests time, money and labor into entertaining us regularly with their innovative and creative Doodles.

Posted March 5, 2017 by Ron Callari

This is a bit of a convoluted tale about creatures that date back eons ago. With man's limited knowledge of prehistoric dinosaurs at the turn of the 19th Century, it was not surprising to learn that piecing together a triceratops' skeleton for a museum was more about guesswork than accuracy. In fact, in 1905 what was assembled to look like one was more akin to something out of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Paleontologist John Bell Hatcher took charge of connecting bones from a number of dinosaurs to make up one less-than-perfect replica.

Posted February 6, 2017 by Ron Callari

By now, most folks know about therapy dogs assisting returning vets. There’s even a special day of acknowledgment. The first annual National Therapy Animal Day was introduced by the non-profit ‘Pet Partners’ on May 18, 2015. Of recent date, there are so many comfort dogs taking passenger seats on airplanes that controversy has arisen as to how many of these flying dogs are truly registered and trained comfort dogs?

Posted December 15, 2016 by M Dee Dubroff

Meet Layka, a U.S. military combat dog who saved many lives while she was deployed in Afghanistan. Now her fellow soldiers are returning the favor.

Posted November 30, 2016 by John P. Barker

I must admit to being happy that we don't have to go through this in the United States...

Posted November 29, 2016 by John P. Barker

We've all had those days at school or work where keeping your eyes open is just too much to deal with.  Such is the case with this little duck.

Posted November 28, 2016 by John P. Barker

I'm not sure about you, but when I think of eagles, I think of them as soaring majestically through the skies--not doing a crazy breast stroke across a lake.

Posted November 25, 2016 by Ron Callari

The term "man’s best friend" has been around ever since owners first came up with the idea to domesticate their dogs. In fact, the term ‘canis familiars’ [or "domestic dog"] was first used when humans realized Eurasian gray wolves could be domesticated some 15,000 years ago.