Pet News and Stories and Pet Products Blog

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.

Posted on October 9, 2015

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are a tribute to funny and fun
wildlife photography; excellent photography comes first, humor second. 
Founded by Paul Joynson-Hicks, himself a wildlife photographer, the

Posted on October 6, 2015

A birthday bash for elephants, cats on your head, alligators on helium, and
pet poisons, with pet advice from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson... These stories and more are
here for your curiousity at the Weekly Buzz!

Posted on September 29, 2015

The dogs couldn't wait, the cats couldn't wait, even the cows couldn't
wait for Halloween; they just had to don their Pope costumes right away,
even though it's only September.  Nice tributes to the Pope, I think. 

Posted on September 28, 2015

Yes, just 10 unbelievably brilliant photographs to show you from the
group of 100 finalists of the British Natural History Museum's Wildlife
Photographer of the Year Award 2015.  The competition is now 51 years

Posted on September 26, 2015

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has prepared 'Ready, Pet, Go,'
a public service calendar for kids and adults on the importance of
being prepared in case of an epidemic or natural disaster, occurrences

Posted on September 22, 2015

If you think that political news is hot these days, wait 'til you read The Buzz in the animal world!

Posted on September 11, 2015

The Internet contains a ton of news about pets and wildlife from all
over the world, and we don't get to read all of it.  Well, here's some
of the buzz you may have missed over the last few weeks that can inform

Posted on June 10, 2015

History's version of Leonardo da Vinci's
great painting of the Mona Lisa has been distorted over time.  Though
historians now claim that the Mona Lisa had recently drawn smoke from

Worst Dog Foods To Feed Your Dog
Posted on May 29, 2015

Do you know what food is really harmful for your dog?  Probably the stuff you're feeding her now.  How do I know?  Because the worst dog foods are the most popular ones on the market.  They're advertised on TV and they're all over supermarket and

Posted on May 3, 2015

A Brazilian dog lover, feeling empathy for his male Maltese, has developed the first sex doll for dogs.  The Doggie Lover Doll®,
a soft rubber toy with a silicone vagina, is now available to order,

Posted on March 9, 2015

Chances are you are feeding your cat junk food.  I'm sure it's not intentional.  Maybe you don't know that the dry foods with the fish shapes and bright colors are like cocaine to your cat.  A few bites of his cat kibble will make his blood sugar

Posted on May 19, 2014

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

Posted on May 1, 2014

Oh, they just get more and more interesting and challenging for cats,
and more handsome and accommodating to our living spaces. Scratching

Posted on February 6, 2013

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,

Posted on February 5, 2013

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....

Posted on February 2, 2013

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

Posted on January 31, 2013

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

Posted on January 30, 2013

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,

Posted on January 28, 2013

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

Posted on January 26, 2013

The Hartz Mountain Corporation, makers of Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists
(pig skins wrapped in chicken) dog treats, pulled those products off

Posted on January 25, 2013

.... The Doggle toys cost a bit more than your average stuffed toys with
squeakers, but you get a lot more for your money, and these toys
withstand a lot of rough play.  They keep my dog happy and busy and that

Posted on January 23, 2013

Customarily, it's how you decorate the inside of a fish bowl or
an aquarium that creates its 'design.' But in the case of the Fish Hotel
by Umbra, the exterior design might just overshadow whatever you place

Posted on January 22, 2013

Don't get confused here.  This is not a hamster playground.  It is
for a cat and it's darn smart, I think. You get three of Catit's best
cat-attractive items in a 'value bundle' that, together, sets up the

Posted on January 19, 2013

Nearly every day another pet food company is recalling its jerky treats
for dogs; there are so many recalls of treats made in China, and even
some supposedly made in the U.S., that I have alligned myself with the

Posted on January 17, 2013

Dogs and cats don't make New Year's resolutions (typically), but if they did, they probably would not
vow to drop a few pounds this year. More than 50 percent of them are