Pet Welfare and Pet Tails by Myra Per Lee

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.

Great Backyard Bird Watch
Posted on February 13, 2019

This can take as little as 15 minutes of your time this weekend, and you'll be helping ornithologists with their estimates of bird populations and migration patterns. It's a fun project!

House Pets
Posted on February 12, 2019

How do you pay your pet's emergency vet bills? If you're like I used to be, it's with trepidation, asking myself "How am I going to pay my rent next month?"

Kartika, Taronga Zoo
Posted on February 8, 2019

There are only an estimated 400-500 Sumatran tigers in the wild, but the Taronga Zoo's "Kartika" has brought three more into the world, and you can see how nonchalantly she does it on the Zoo video.

Blue fronted Amazon parrot
Posted on January 26, 2019

Parrots are smarter and longer-lived than other birds. Scientists recently learned exactly why that is.

No Pull Harness
Posted on January 21, 2019

Many dog parents really don't look forward to taking their pups for a walk because their dogs pull. Pulling is not fun - not for you and not for your dog.

French Bulldog
Posted on January 16, 2019

A study of 17,000 dogs including 101 different pure breds examined the heritability of 14 canine personality traits. Are canine personality characteristics inherited?

Cat in hospice
Posted on January 15, 2019

Given the fact that none of us want to face the idea of our pet's demise, the news that veterinary hospice care may be available in your city or town should be met with relief.

LavvieBot
Posted on January 11, 2019

The most recent smart aleck cat box is the LavvieBot, now in its prototype stage, but advanced enough to show off at the 2019 Computer Electronics Show (CES). It's really got the bells and whistles!

Mookkie A.I. Pet Feeder
Posted on January 9, 2019

The new Mookkie™ debuted at the 2019 Computer Electronic Show (CES) this month. It is the first pet feeder to use facial recognition software to distinguish between your pets.

Azawakh puppies
Posted on January 6, 2019

The newest addition to the American Kennel Club's recognized breeds is the Azawakh, (AH-ZA-WAHK), a dog which has thrived with nomadic Taureg tribes on the Sahara for hundreds of years.

Pet resolutions for 2019
Posted on January 4, 2019

This week's poll from The Horse magazine is about New Year's resolutions that owners wish their horses would make for 2019. What resolutions do you want your pets to make?

Woman provides emotional support to her dog
Posted on January 3, 2019

For pet lovers, one of the best protections in the 2018 Farm Bill is for pets!  It provides protection for abused pets and pets in danger from becoming abused.

YouTube screenshot baby and dog
Posted on December 28, 2018

The more the merrier when it comes to pets and their apparent ability to minimize childhood allergies.

Screenshot: Freshpet's Santa's Elves
Posted on December 23, 2018

We all love to send funny videos to our friends. This year, I thought I would share a few of my favorite short videos of pets doing their 'thing' to celebrate the season!

A K9 Cinema mascot
Posted on December 13, 2018

2018 really is the Year Of The Dog! Entrepreneur Eric Lankford just opened K9 Cinemas, the first movie theater in the U.S. devoted to dogs and their owners.

Lonesome George, Arturo de Frias Marques
Posted on December 12, 2018

Lonesome George was the last member of the Pinta Island giant tortoises, the Chelonoidis abingdonii. He died in 2012 at about 100 years old. He left his genes to science.

Wisdom incubating her egg
Posted on December 7, 2018

A Laysan albatross named "Wisdom" arrived at her nesting site on November 29 and laid an egg on December 5. What is unusual is that Wisdom is 68 years old.

Successful adults had pets as kids
Posted on November 29, 2018

A new survey of 'C-Suite' executives suggests that having a pet as a child was a large contributor to their success. Did you ever consider that?

Cat taking pill
Posted on November 28, 2018

There seems to be a sudden burst of calcium products on the market for pets, but the fact is most dogs and cats don't need them, and they could be harmful!

Emotional support alligator
Posted on November 27, 2018

The New Orleans airport is one-upping (or two or three-upping) other U.S. airports that offer therapy animals for travelers to pet before take-off, by providing an emotional support alligator!

Navy dog detects drugs in test for her skills
Posted on November 26, 2018

States that have legalized recreational marijuana will have to train new 'sniffer' dogs to find other narcotics soon, as courts consider how to evaluate sniffer findings.

African white rhinos
Posted on November 15, 2018

At the cost of about $500 per rhinoceros, conservationists are trying to save the species from poachers who kill rhinos for their horns. What these saviors do may surprise you.

DogSpot
Posted on October 30, 2018

Walking in town with your dog, you decide to pick up a special dessert for dinner, but the bakery doesn't allow dogs. Too bad your bakery doesn't have a DogSpot... not yet!

Chocolate, Yellow, and Black Labs
Posted on October 26, 2018

The University of Sydney recently published findings that reveal canine color may have an impact on disease, ailments, and even lifespan of man's best friend.

High visibility chicken jackets
Posted on October 23, 2018

There's a company that creates and manufactures houses, runs, toys, and clothing for chickens. If this design group doesn't make chickens feel special, I don't know who will.