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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.

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Miniature Horses Make Excellent 'Seeing Eyes' For Blind Persons

Dogs have been used to assist blind and low-vision persons for more than a century.  They must undergo intensive training; their masters' lives depend on them.  So too, the miniature horse, whose guide training began as an experiment in 1999, and has grown since thanks to blind persons throughout the world who, for one reason or another, have not been able to use guide dogs.

5 Best Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaners For Pet Hair Suction

Even if you don't allow your pets on your furniture, pet fur and feathers find a way to fly around your rooms until they land on something nice and soft, like your furniture fabric, with great sticktoitiveness. And what about their pet beds and your carpeted stairs?  It's a lot easier to use a lightweight hand-held vacuum cleaner to suck up these pet hairs than an upright vacuum, and there are those that are particularly efficient pet hair suckers! Here are the top five pet owner favorites....

5 Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners For Pet Hair Suction

Pet dander, fur, hair, skin and feathers are a challenge to clean up in our homes. Shedding is nature's way of getting rid of dead cells so new ones can take their place, but they are a main cause of air pollution in your home, and the number one allergy trigger.  To make a 'clean sweep' of your home, you're going to need some strong suction to remove your pets' shedding.  Here are five of the best upright vacuum cleaners that, as it happens, specialize in pet hair!

Monopoly Fans Pick Cat To Replace Iron Token (videos)

If you're a sentimentalist, you had better go out and get your Monopoly game today.  There will be a rush on the game, no doubt, since nearly 10 million people voted to oust the iron game token from the original, 80-year-old, group of Monopoly tokens.  The good news is that the iron will be replaced by a cat, not a robot, or a helicopter... not even a guitar.  The Scotty dog token is barking with delight!

Give Gothic For Valentine's Day: The Dragon Ear Wrap

I found THE perfect Goth gift for Valentine's Day - for man or woman. It's stunning, sexy, and totally cool. So if your honey favors bats and dragons to more modern household pets, here's the scoop....

Armour For Mice: To Protect Them From Cats, Of Course

Cats have been in the news lately; for one, because a farmer in New Zealand has put out a petition to outlaw them from the country because of their danger to wildlife. Cats are very dear household pets to New Zealanders, as well as others of us around the globe.  It might be easier to armour the country's wildlife than to get us cat lovers to give them up.

Stable Talk: What Kind Of Music Do Horses Prefer?

If you gave your horses a chance to pick which kind of music they preferred, would it be classical, jazz, rock, or country music?  British researchers at the Hartpury College in Gloucester, England, have researched this for you. The horses didn't dance or bob their heads in coordinated rhythm, but they did give away their preferences.

Would Your Cat Make A Bed In This Beehive?

Kitticraft is a new South African design studio catering to sophisticated cats.  Its works are stunning, modern, made one-by-one out of CNC laser-cut cardboard and medium density fiberboard. They are light, airy, paintable, and very different from what you will find at your pet store.  The question is will your cat sleep in a Beehive?


7 Drinks & Drink Accessories To Serve Your Dog In A Bar

Our dogs need another place to be seen and sniffed, and Starbucks' patios just don't offer enough excitement.  No, dogs want to go drinking with their owners, to bars where there's a lot more action than Starbucks!  Does this photo convince you?

5 Best Cat Litter Mats That Prevent The Spread Of Cat Litter

Finding cat litter on carpeting, clothing, furniture, even your bed... is, well, disgusting. That's why every cat owner searches for the perfect litter mat that will attract that litter off their cat's feet like a magnet the second he leaves his litter box. Is there a perfect litter mat?  Here are five that come pretty close, according to the cat owners who have tried them.


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