Move over Grumpy Cat, there’s a new favorite pet ripping up the digital landscape these days. Out with the old, in with the new! Social media can be a fickle mistress sometimes, particularly when it comes to our four-legged furry creatures. Enter stage left . . .
When I first heard about Morgan Island - more descriptively known as ‘Monkey Island’ — I conjured up images of H.G. Wells’ 1896 science fiction novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau. Later adapted for the movies, both Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando were brilliantly cast at different times in the demonic role of the mad doctor, hell-bent on conducting science experiments on animals and humans.
While President Trump has shown a proclivity for signing ‘executive orders’ to kickstart his first year in office, this week there was some confusion if animals would also be subject to his stricter immigration policies as well? Coupled with those concerns, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] agency have been conducting raids to round up and arrest undocumented immigrants in California and several other border states. With all this disruption and unprecedented activity, might our pandas come under threat of deportation?
It wasn’t any surprise, that David Letterman’s iconic ‘Stupid Pet Tricks’ would be sorely missed when he retired a few years back. To fill that void, it appears that the Blackish TV comedy star Anthony Anderson is stepping into those big shoes, with his new weekly show, Animal Nation. Like Letterman, its talk-show-variety format is said to celebrate the unusual talents of animals and the folks who love them.
Saving a dog or cat from euthanasia is a noble endeavor. Dog and cat non-kill animal shelters also have this as a goal. But the volunteer group known as the Unwanted NYC Pets and their proactive initiatives take rescues one step further. They not only rescue dogs and cats from the brink of demise, they provide cost-laden makeovers and rehabilitation.
Dog potties are a good option for all pet owners, but especially if you work long hours, have an unpredictable schedule or live somewhere too hot, cold or wet. After doing a ton of research, I think these five dog potties are some of the best indoor dog potties available and the ones I recommend you try :
As the pet market scales exponentially, celebrities have been cashing in on the trend for over a decade. And while big box stores and chains like Macy’s are going out of fashion for humans, PetSmart is leading the pack in ‘all things pets.’ This chain — considered by most the largest to serve the pet specialty market — is expanding as we speak. Last year alone they opened 60 stores. This year they plan to exceed that number.
Refugees from foreign countries are of topical interest in the United States these days, particularly with the recent ‘travel ban’ imposed by the president. Generally speaking, a refugee is defined as a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and is unable to return to his or her home of origin. Wildlife that are captured and sent to zoos, circuses and other forms of captivity can be considered refugees as well, when they attempt escape.