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 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

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Posted on May 30, 2012

Man! Who is that cool cat?  Canine Hawaiian Shirt for a dude dog.

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Posted on May 24, 2012

For Love Of A Dog may have started out loving a dog, but now it also
loves all dogs, cats, and horses.  And you can tell by the exquisite,
one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry it carries, rich in craftsmanship,

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Posted on May 22, 2012

Cedel Pets and Style believes in animal welfare.  Its design philosophy
is that dogs and cats should live in the same manner we do, so it
designs Luxury pet furniture in the same style as well-appointed people
furniture....

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Posted on May 21, 2012

Don't be deceived; this is not a slow cooker you use for beef brisket.  No, but the Doggie Dooley does 'cook' dog doo.  Don't be disgusted. It's really a very clean and healthful way to dispose of dog poop.

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Posted on May 19, 2012

.... Certainly pet deaths are devastating to those who care for a pet,
especially because it is we who are inevitably responsible for the
decision to end a pet's life.  With that in mind, I touch on the

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Posted on May 18, 2012

Next time you are tempted to say to your kids, "Just look at everything
I've sacrificed for you," hold it right there, because it's likely that many of the animal mothers I name

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Posted on May 17, 2012

Outdoor cats really do like to climb trees, so I'm wondering why it's
taken so long for designers of cat furniture to recreate a real-looking
tree for indoor cats.... CatsPlay has designed the most

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Posted on May 16, 2012

Playtime is so important for dogs, but sometimes we humans are just not
up to it. A San Diego company has come up with a solution that will let
you off the hook and keep your dog busy until he plops with exhaustion.

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Posted on May 15, 2012

Cats love their hammocks and they love to hide. You can buy a furniture cat hammock unit,  or, if you're pressed for space, you can accommodate your cat
with this brilliant Kitty Cradle that rocks right under any chair with four

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Posted on May 15, 2012

Though they are plentiful, they are the most understudied and misunderstood birds in existence.  Is it because they are
active at night and fly stealthily and silently to land their prey?  Are they known only to
insomniacs?