Pet Welfare and Pet Tails by Myra Per Lee

I love not man the less, but Animals more.  I love their willingness to  adjust to our presence in their universe. And I love that some animals are so  willing to be a part of our most un-natural of worlds, and when they are willing, we adopt them as Pets. I write about what we learn about animals, what we learn from them, and the crazy things they let us do to them.

Miscanthus found to thrive in the mid-west
Posted on June 25, 2019

There are at least 14 varieties of miscanthus and it grows, sometimes spontaneously and invasively, all over the world. Soon it's going to support the digestive systems of dogs and cats!

Puppy dog eyes
Posted on June 19, 2019

Those sweet doggy eyes are captivating, but did you know that it is we humans that affected their evolution. Positive feedback works wonders!

Racoon Dogs (Tanuki) in Fukuhama, Japan
Posted on June 11, 2019

Recently, British newspapers reported that two pet "raccoon dogs" in Nottinghamshire dug their way out of their cage and terrorized neighborhood pets, including a pet goat and pony.

Lost cat poster
Posted on June 4, 2019

Most of us who own indoor cats have at least one experience of their escape. It's a scary thing because cats are harder to catch than dogs!

Kitty Convict Project
Posted on June 3, 2019

Escaped cats, unlike dogs, are seldom returned to their homes. The Kitty Convict Project helps us identify the cats who've escaped.

Cat Walk by BWC
Posted on May 30, 2019

Certainly, we would all love to provide these refinements for our dogs and cats, but if even if you can't afford them, you can dream....

Two hummingbird fledglings, from video by Sheri Watson
Posted on May 20, 2019

Hummers are fun birds to observe and offering them a supply of ready nesting materials makes them even more at home at your home.

The Cottage Hummingbird Feeder (Aqua)
Posted on May 16, 2019

Perhaps you wonder, as I did, how hummingbirds are able to drink nectar if their beaks aren't long enough to reach it.

Homemade recipes may be harmful for your cat
Posted on May 13, 2019

Maybe we should re-think our cat-feeding strategies....

Sea Otter Tickle Fight: Photographer Andy Harris/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2019
Posted on May 10, 2019

We all love to laugh and laughter is so good for our health, but this year's early entries to the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards seem to engage more than our sense of humor....

Commercial Sony Action Cam Mini (Still)
Posted on May 8, 2019

We know that the eagle can capture our vision of his flight with a Mini-Cam, but we don't know what the eagle is perceiving.

The Shelter Pet Project
Posted on April 14, 2019

.... It can help you find your perfect pet right from the first page of its website.

Dog walking in Manhatten
Posted on April 8, 2019

If you are looking for dog heaven, here are 20 cities where you might find it.

Albino penquin born at Gdansk Zoo
Posted on March 25, 2019

There are two important things going for the albino African penguin born at the Gdansk Zoo in December: his colony accepts him, and he's in a protective environment.

Dog resting in standing water
Posted on March 22, 2019

Flooding is causing heartache and headaches for so many, but there's one more thing you and your pets have to worry about: leptospirosis.

Red-Winged Blackbird
Posted on March 21, 2019

Numbers have been tabulated from February's 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), and the count of participating countries, humans, and birds went up!

Pajamas For Pitbulls
Posted on March 18, 2019

It was an original idea, creating adorable pajamas for Pitbulls, a breed that's not often referred to as 'adorable.'

Comedy Wildlife Photography Award Winner, 2018
Posted on March 13, 2019

Get your cameras out and your lenses polished for the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, welcoming amateur and professional shutterbugs to submit your funniest wildlife images.

Bad boy rabbit! Photo:Klara Balsan
Posted on March 12, 2019

Be careful of falling for this plaintive cry, "Oh please, Mom (or Dad)!" Before you buy that bunny, you need to know what you're getting into.

Parakeets in the wild
Posted on February 27, 2019

Budgies are smart, make super pets, and great companions if you have the time for moderate attention and care.

Separation anxiety?
Posted on February 21, 2019

Making dogs part of your family is a big responsibility, not only for their physical welfare, but for their social/emotional well-being.

Cat Sandpaper
Posted on February 18, 2019

What is it about a cat's tongue that's so inspiring? It's their unique cleaning ability - one that, if successfully imitated, could bring a new technology to many industries.

Great Backyard Bird Watch
Posted on February 13, 2019

This can take as little as 15 minutes of your time this weekend, and you'll be helping ornithologists with their estimates of bird populations and migration patterns. It's a fun project!

House Pets
Posted on February 12, 2019

How do you pay your pet's emergency vet bills? If you're like I used to be, it's with trepidation, asking myself "How am I going to pay my rent next month?"

Kartika, Taronga Zoo
Posted on February 8, 2019

There are only an estimated 400-500 Sumatran tigers in the wild, but the Taronga Zoo's "Kartika" has brought three more into the world, and you can see how nonchalantly she does it on the Zoo video.