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.

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.

Blue fronted Amazon parrot
Posted on January 26, 2019

Parrots are smarter and longer-lived than other birds. Scientists recently learned exactly why that is.

No Pull Harness
Posted on January 21, 2019

Many dog parents really don't look forward to taking their pups for a walk because their dogs pull. Pulling is not fun - not for you and not for your dog.

French Bulldog
Posted on January 16, 2019

A study of 17,000 dogs including 101 different pure breds examined the heritability of 14 canine personality traits. Are canine personality characteristics inherited?

Cat in hospice
Posted on January 15, 2019

Given the fact that none of us want to face the idea of our pet's demise, the news that veterinary hospice care may be available in your city or town should be met with relief.

LavvieBot
Posted on January 11, 2019

The most recent smart aleck cat box is the LavvieBot, now in its prototype stage, but advanced enough to show off at the 2019 Computer Electronics Show (CES). It's really got the bells and whistles!

Mookkie A.I. Pet Feeder
Posted on January 9, 2019

The new Mookkie™ debuted at the 2019 Computer Electronic Show (CES) this month. It is the first pet feeder to use facial recognition software to distinguish between your pets.

Azawakh puppies
Posted on January 6, 2019

The newest addition to the American Kennel Club's recognized breeds is the Azawakh, (AH-ZA-WAHK), a dog which has thrived with nomadic Taureg tribes on the Sahara for hundreds of years.

Pet resolutions for 2019
Posted on January 4, 2019

This week's poll from The Horse magazine is about New Year's resolutions that owners wish their horses would make for 2019. What resolutions do you want your pets to make?

Woman provides emotional support to her dog
Posted on January 3, 2019

For pet lovers, one of the best protections in the 2018 Farm Bill is for pets!  It provides protection for abused pets and pets in danger from becoming abused.

YouTube screenshot baby and dog
Posted on December 28, 2018

The more the merrier when it comes to pets and their apparent ability to minimize childhood allergies.

Screenshot: Freshpet's Santa's Elves
Posted on December 23, 2018

We all love to send funny videos to our friends. This year, I thought I would share a few of my favorite short videos of pets doing their 'thing' to celebrate the season!