Posted September 28, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

Italians love cats. Most of the stories out there about this have to do with all of the stray and feral cats in Rome. But on the western coast on the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy, there is another colony of cats. They live at Su Pallosu, as small village with only a few residents. As the story goes this colony of kitties has been there for almost 100 years. Now this peaceful little backwater of life has become a hot tourist destination.

Posted September 27, 2016 by Creature Features

If you're annoyed by fellow passengers always hogging the armrest, things could be worse: one traveler on a Japanese Bullet Train unknowingly shared his seat with a foot-long snake.

Posted September 26, 2016 by Creature Features

A Swiss farmer ordered by a court in Zurich to remove his cows' noisy cowbells each night has lost his a peal, er, appeal. The verdict should satisfy neighbors who brought the suit complaining the constant clanging was keeping them up at night.

Posted August 23, 2016 by Rebecca West

Love to hit the trails with Fido in tow? If so, check out this list of helpful hiking tips for dog owners and see if there are any you've been missing.

Posted July 6, 2016 by Ron Callari

While lawmakers, right wingers and isolationists might all be applauding
their decision to leave the European Union, it’s possible that
traveling to and from the EU with their pets may grow cumbersome in the
very foreseeable future. Among all the macro-level economic theories
pertaining to the effects of Britain’s decision to vacate the European
premises, from a micro-level perspective, Brexit will be felt in smaller ways that may not work out all that well for pets and their pet owners.

Posted May 17, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

There are months during the summer and winter when airlines will not carry pets as baggage or cargo. With summer approaching you need to be aware of this before you go booking a pet-friendly hotel for your dream vacation. You may be faced with the fact that your best furry friend won't be able to join you on the trip anyway. Don't let this heartbreak happen to you by being aware of these embargoes.

Posted April 21, 2016 by Ron Callari

If you’re an entrepreneur living in a concentrated area with more than
135,000 licensed dogs and 1.2 cats for every dog, and you’re not a
veterinarian, you might just start thinking about developing a business
that catered to pet owners. That’s what an Alexandrian, VA resident did
recently who lives just inside the Washington, DC beltway.

Posted April 14, 2016 by Creature Features

It wasn't exactly a Great Train Robbery but a Japanese train was held up – for 19 whole minutes – by a cat who just wanted a warm place to chill out. Surprisingly (or not, as the incident took place in Japan), the critter's leisurely rest atop one of the train's cars left passengers amused on the one hand, tweeting with the other.