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PetsLady's Pick: Cute Santa Lucia Dog Of The Day

Happy Santa Lucia's Day to all of my fellow Scandinavians. This day once fell directly on the Winter Solstice before the reformation of the calendar in the 16th century. The holiday is about the eternal struggle between darkness and light. A white gown with a crown of candles is a traditional costume used in the celebration.

Are Dogs Seeing Ghosts On The Overtoun Bridge?

There is something about Scotland that makes it a land of many mysteries and ghost stories. The myth of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, barely scratches the surface. One place that defies explanation is the Overtoun Bridge, near the town of Milton in the burgh of Dumbarton. It is also known as the "dog suicide bridge" due to the number of dogs that have leaped to their deaths from its heights.

Doves vs Feral Pigeons, Birds Of A Feather Or 2nd-Class Citizens?

Generally speaking, the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are used interchangeably. And rightfully so, since both birds are members of the same bird clade, Columbidiae, which constitutes approximately 310 species. In the ornithological world, "dove" tends to be used for the smaller of the species and "pigeon" for larger ones.

Putin Uses Animals To Soften & Embolden His Image Globally

It’s a strange paradox to think of the Russian leader whose current image is that of a threatening totalitarian dictator could also be fond of a wide variety of animals, both domestic and wild. With mounting American and European sanctions, his hands have been slapped countless times for his overt military aggression against the Ukraine. And when The Malaysian Arilines Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17th, . . .

 


Seals And Sea Lions Linked To Tuberculosis In Humans

The lives of humans and animals have long been heavily intertwined -- even to the diseases we suffer from. We now know to keep an eye on animals like pigs and chickens in certain parts of the world for upcoming strains of influenza. Evidence has now arisen that shows that tuberculosis originally came to the Americas by way of seals and sea lions.

The Poltical Cover-Up Of The Death Of Staten Island Chuck

There have been many political cover-ups in the history of this country but few have centered around the fate of a groundhog. Last February 2, Groundhog's Day, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand at the Staten Island Zoo to lead the holiday festivities as the popular groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, was brought out to check for his shadow. The mayor accidentally dropped the furry rodent during the ceremony.

Pets To Receive Animal Cruelty Protection, In Wake Of NFL Cases

While violence against women and children have occupied the headlines of late date, due to the firestorm ignited by NFL player Ray Rice against his wife, less has been reported about the changes to the current status of animal protection. But good news -  this week, according to CatChannel.com, crimes against animals will receive the same treatment as major offenses such as murder, assault and arson.