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.

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Posted on August 14, 2012

The Che Guevara Pop Art style is perfect for a pet portrait, don't you think? 

 

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Posted on August 14, 2012

What a sweet surprise in my email today! Genuinely design-friendly Bird
Hooks in polished metal are new at Suck UK, which never fails to create
just the perfect gifts for several people you know, including yourself.

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Posted on August 9, 2012

Ever think of going into the bird catering business? You can cater to many birds right in your backyard. If you have a variety of backyard birds, you know that one feeder is not

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Posted on August 6, 2012

You will learn dozens and dozens of
interesting similarities between animals and humans that you never knew
before or even considered, just as cardiologist/psychologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

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Posted on July 30, 2012

What? You think I'm exaggerating what it was like to
search for the right pet health insurance plan for almost a year and then finally decide on
one?

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Posted on July 28, 2012

....Apparently, even if you think you've successfully removed
the tick with tweezers, the tick's head might still be left under the skin.  And

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Posted on July 23, 2012

Who would have thought that a thick-pronged rubber brush would be an effective furrier for a cat.  It sure was for mine.  Kong's Zoom Groom is not just effective; it's a cat treat!

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Posted on July 11, 2012

Thousands of native animals are killed by vehicles every year as they
cross the world's roads, which often run right through their natural
habitats. One way humans have found to reduce these animal deaths is to

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Posted on July 8, 2012

Wouldn't you love to know what your dog is up to while you're away at
work or play?  You can.  Just hook her up to Twitter via Puppy Tweets
and you'll get her text messages every time she makes a move... near the

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Posted on July 8, 2012

 Blond Hambition indeed! If this isn't an hautrageous dog costume for your little show-off, I don't know what is!

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Posted on July 3, 2012

Wow! This is the best 3D-TV I've seen!  The cat almost looks real.... What's that?  It is real? 

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Posted on July 2, 2012

Last week The New York Times ran a piece about dog houses - or better,
dog mansions - that indicate that the real estate market is coming back
to life again.  I mean if people can afford to pay $12,000 or more for a

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Posted on June 27, 2012

Of course you know that given the choice cats would not drink much
water at all.  In the wild, they get their fluids from the raw meats and
fish they consume.  Dehydration is very serious in cats, so we need to

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Posted on June 26, 2012

If you're looking for a modest, cute hostess, house-warming, or shower
gift for a pet lover, look no further than the Boston Warehouse Dog
Kitchen and Cat Kitchen Brushes.  They look like squeaky toys, and while

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Posted on June 20, 2012

How many times has this scene been repeated in your house?  Every time I get a suitcase out, my dog's ears go back and his head goes down.  And once I've opened the bag, he's right inside with the same sheepish looks, and he won't be moved

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Posted on June 17, 2012

Unless you follow cat politics, you may not have heard of Hank or
Zarathustra. Hank is from the great state of Virginia, home to Thomas
Jefferson and some other great American Presidents.  Hank is running for

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Posted on June 16, 2012

Dogs love having their own home, a place they can go to sleep without
interruption, to chew on a bone, to 'lick their wounds... ' Here's a

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Posted on June 14, 2012

With all the bad stuff we're finding out about packaged pet food these
days, more and more folks are starting to make their own food for their
pets with natural human-grade ingredients.  But what about pet treats? 

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Posted on June 12, 2012

We don't see much about dingos in the news, but by now you've probably
read that a long-unsolved mystery of the disappearance of an infant has

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Posted on June 11, 2012

My own cats and dogs have always had a fondness
for my shoes; I can't count the number of times I've found them asleep with

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Posted on June 11, 2012

Rodents seems to ride their spinning wheels without encouragement;
they don't even need a piece of cheese to chase as a reward for their constant

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Posted on June 7, 2012

Hunting for food is instinctive in cats, but most indoor cats have their
food served to them in a cute little dish, ready for them whenever it
occurs to them to eat.  No wonder so many indoor cats are overweight. 

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Posted on June 5, 2012

If you want to warm the hearts of friends and family and also give them a big chuckle on special days, then your pet must send them customizable,
interactive, animated ecards from Sloppy Kiss Cards.  They are simply the

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Posted on June 4, 2012

The SureFlap Cat Door knows when your cats are coming and going.  It recognizes them.  But, fair warning: You can't hoard cats if you want to have a SureFlap Cat Door;  It can only identify up to 32 of them.

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Posted on June 4, 2012

The most recent splash of pet food recalls, particularly of the foods
manufactured at two of the Diamond Pet Foods plants, are not the first, and will