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.

'The Shepherd Family Road Trip' © Alice-van-Kempen/Comedy Pet Photo Awards 2020
Posted on July 23, 2020

We can all use a laugh about now, and these few early entries are just a tease to what's coming to the 2020 Comedy Pet Photography Awards - accepting entries until August 31, 2020!

KittySpring Fountain
Posted on July 21, 2020

When I spotted the KittySpring water fountain on Kickstarter, I slapped my forehead and yelled "Yes!" (I really do need that...)

"Wowza" © Yaron Schmid / Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020 (Entry)
Posted on May 13, 2020

In reminding you to enter your fun wildlife photos into the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards, I'm going to tease you with six of the best entries that have been submitted so far.

Dr Mercola's Premium Silk Filled Pet Bed
Posted on May 3, 2020

Did you know that your pet's bed contains toxic chemicals? Your bed too? Of the toxic substances in our beds are flame retardants, the most unhealthy of which is PBDE...

Supercat: Photograher Heather Ross
Posted on April 22, 2020

Have a funny photo of your pet? Well... get one! The 2020 Mars Petcare Comedy Pet Photography Awards are open now!

Dog and pony at play
Posted on April 17, 2020

“It’s an important study because it shows how two animals who look and behave so differently can nevertheless manage to negotiate how to play in a way that’s comfortable for both..."

Queen Elizabeth II visits her subjects with her dogs.
Posted on April 7, 2020

Despite all the books and movies about the British Queen, she seems to prefer privacy... except about one aspect of her life: her love for Pembroke Welsh Corgis.

Please give me a home.
Posted on April 4, 2020

Thousands of folks all over the U.S., forced to stay home from work for an extended period of time because of the coronovirus, are adopting or fostering shelter pets into their homes! 

Dog and cat
Posted on April 2, 2020

The Shenzhen ban "also responds to the demand and spirit of human civilization.” 

Medical Detection Dogs
Posted on April 1, 2020

Trained dogs could be used as a first line of coronovirus detection in public places like airports and train stations.

Painted cow Tomoki Kojima/Plos One
Posted on March 31, 2020

Just paint them and you'll see!

Household cats are killing local wildlife
Posted on March 24, 2020

A recent study finds that our sweet feline companions kill more birds and ground critters by area than wild cats!

Woman with her dog
Posted on March 18, 2020

Certainly, no one will be happier than your dog to have you at home - all day, every day.

The Street Dog Coalition
Posted on March 5, 2020

Vets and veterinary assistant volunteers are now providing medical treatment for homeless dogs in 35 communities across the U.S. - although The Street Dog Coalition only started 5 years ago!

Posted on February 28, 2020

The poor beleaguered pangolin, trapped to near extinction, sold by man for its scales and meat, and now fingered as an intermediate host of the coronovirus that passed to humans....

"Miami blue" butterfly (via)
Posted on February 24, 2020

Conservationists are calling it the "unnoticed insect apocalypse," and warn that if the world doesn't act now, there will be profound consequences to all forms of life.

A Nile tilapia photographed at the Snake Park in central Nairobi by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen via Wikipedia
Posted on February 19, 2020

"Tilapia skin has non-infectious microbiota, high amounts of type I collagen, and similar morphological structure to human skin..."

2020 Great Backyard Bird Count
Posted on February 14, 2020

You are needed to take part in the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count. Here's how you can do it, no matter where you are!

Lovey Dovey Diamond Dove House
Posted on February 12, 2020

As natural food sources become more and more scarce for birds, so too are safe places for birds to nest....

Man dancing with dog (screen shot)
Posted on February 11, 2020

Having an iguana as a pet finally pays off in free services. Spotify will create tunes for him, as well as your dogs, cats, hamsters, and birds!

The hysterics by Manoj-Shah, photographer
Posted on February 6, 2020

Who wouldn't love to capture the brilliance of wildlife on camera?  Well, you are all invited - everyone! - to enter the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Submit your funniest wildlife images. 

ThimbleWorks Sherbert Chicken Tutu
Posted on February 5, 2020

It's a thing. Chickens are becoming popular pets. And they are wearing tutus.

Panda Trio, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Posted on January 31, 2020

Now that young Panda bears are being released from captivity into the wild, it's important to know how they are going to survive....

Behavioral experiment by Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology at Loro Parque © Comparative Cognition Group
Posted on January 13, 2020

Now, I don't know how it works between an African Grey parrot and a human, but between two African Greys, "What's mine is yours. Period."

Blue Wilderness Dog Food
Posted on January 8, 2020

Grey wolves, from whom domestic dogs evolved, don't eat carbohydrates. They never did. They are carnivores. But the suggestion that wolves might have eaten peas, no less 'pea protein' and potatoes....