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.

Posted on June 14, 2012

PAL, or Pets Add Life, is a non-profit organization that supports the
adoption and responsible care of pets through its informational website
and, beginning last month, through its hilarious videos.  PAL's first

Posted on June 13, 2012

After months of watching, making introductions, and research, the
Smithsonian National Zoo welcomed its first pair of fishing cat
newborns. The cats, native to southern and southeast Asia, are

Posted on June 10, 2012

Bibi and Poldi are two giant turtles that have shared living spaces for
nearly all of their 115 years. (Imagine these turtles were born in the
19th Century!)  They were so inseparable that when they changed zoos

Posted on June 9, 2012

We love our pets so much.  Just look at all the surveys showing that
folks would rather give up their mates than their pets or that they
spend more money on medical bills for their pets than themselves... Many

Posted on June 8, 2012

When we think of bears we might imagine a
big brown bear that might come lumbering around a camp site, or a white
polar bear lumbering around the Arctic ice, or a big papa panda bear

Posted on June 6, 2012

Freemantle Media, producers of the X Factor, American Idol, and America's Got Talent, among other hit TV shows, says everything's moving to YouTube now.

Posted on June 6, 2012

Few folks are brave enough to get between a bull and a cow while they
are mating, but someone had to try the other day when, in the middle of
an intersection in rural Pennsylvania, a bull and a cow were 'having

Posted on May 24, 2012

If you're planning a trip anywhere in North America with your pet this summer, you'd be well-advised to take the new AAA Traveling With Your Pet PetBook, 14th Edition,

Posted on May 24, 2012

The Indian state, Maharashtra, in the western part of the country, is
taking wildlife conservation very seriously, so seriously that it is

Posted on May 23, 2012

.... Ally and her two cubs were in intensive care for three days, during which the cubs' father, Caprivi, was brought in to give blood to boost the immune systems of the cheetah cubs.

Posted on May 21, 2012

Spring is here and the news is great for zoos.  Not only is it a
great season for visiting zoos, but you're likely to see a lot of
new cubs of one species or another at this time of year.  Here are three

Posted on May 20, 2012

If you go to an upscale French restaurant in California these days, you may feel as if you are being force-fed foie gras,
as many chefs are filling their menus with the most imaginative foie

Posted on May 18, 2012

The hawk circled and circled around the yard, no doubt trying to find a
way to dive down and retrieve the newborn puppy that had just wiggled
out of his talons. To Elaine Bouschard of Los Banos, CA, and her

Posted on May 14, 2012

What a great move!  DogTV, which began airing less than three months
ago on two cable networks in the San Diego area has apparently decided
not to wait for all those slow cable execs throughout the country to

Posted on May 11, 2012

Dogs have been subjects of laboratory research for a long time, sometimes in studies that were harmful to them.  But neuroscientist Greg Berns from Emory University doesn't want to harm dogs; he and his fellow researchers just want to see how dogs

Posted on May 11, 2012

Never again will dogs have to wait, panting at the door, for mom to put
her lipstick on and find her darned purse.  Dogs in Las Vegas and Carson
City are overjoyed at the prospect of taking the new Google autonomous

Posted on May 8, 2012

NBC has apparently decided to join the booming pet business by scheduling a pet-centered comedy, Animal Practice,
for the Fall.  Perhaps the boom in pet spending augers success for

Posted on May 7, 2012

A year ago April, Busch Gardens in Tampa received a 6-week old abandoned
male cheetah.  Not wanting to raise the cheetah as an 'only child,' the
Gardens adopted a 12- week old female Labrador Retriever from a local

Posted on May 4, 2012

.... Purchasing the license plate is a worthy cause, don't get me wrong, but
it's not going to save many lives in the state's shelters, unless
people want to adopt pets prior to their shelter 'deadlines.'

Posted on May 2, 2012

An online survey taken at the end of April 2012 revealed that pet owners
are spending more than ever on their pets, even though they may be
restricting spending on themselves.  This is great news for pet-related

Posted on April 30, 2012

When you wake up to birds singing in the morning, you know two things:
one, it's spring, and two, those birds are having a good time! 
Sometimes it even seems as if they're laughing; they are.  The birds are

Posted on April 29, 2012

Animal communication is one of the most non-traditional ways of solving
your pet's behavior problems, never-mind resolving illnesses, but people
who have worked successfully with a pet 'telepathist,' swear by it, and

Posted on April 24, 2012

As farmers know, cows are very sensitive
creatures.  They need to be treated just right, even cajoled with
soothing music, their companions surrounding them, and the gentlest

Posted on April 20, 2012

Which comes first; the chicken or the egg?  The way biology intends it,
it's the egg.  The mother hen lays the egg, incubates the egg by sitting
on it and, within some days, a live little chick hatches out of the

Posted on April 20, 2012

Don't ask why, but scientists in Russia and South Korea are working together to clone a wooly mammoth, also known as the tundra mammoth, a long-haired elephant-like creature with horizontal banding