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 March 19, 2012

The current law provides that shelters keep lost pets for at least 6
days before euthanization.  The bill up for a vote would not only reduce
the waiting time to 3 days, but limit that protection to dogs and cats

Posted on March 5, 2012

Pet photographer Seth Casteel
said "I was just taking pictures because I thought it was fun," about
his unforgettable, super-viral images of dogs underwater, his 1,200

Posted on March 3, 2012

Americans spent 50 billion dollars on their pets in 2011, more than was anticipated by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).  Where were the growth areas?  Believe it or not...


Posted on February 22, 2012

... There's nothing like a Mardi Gras dog parade to bring the pet wardrobe designer out of the closet!

Posted on February 20, 2012

I used to think Harry Truman was an okay guy until I
learned that he gave away the cocker spaniel he was given as a gift.
Guess the president who said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a

Posted on February 20, 2012

It's one thing to dress up your pet rat, even hand knit his clothing...
But it's quite another thing to kiss and cuddle him.  Just ask the
Australian woman who nearly died of rat bite fever... and her rat never
even bit her!

Posted on February 16, 2012

A cobra tends to hypnotize its prey, says Nicholas Cage in his
interview with Digital Spy.  Cage demonstrates with his hand how his pet

Posted on February 14, 2012

Pet Airways, which celebrated its first all-pet flight less than two
years ago, is having financial difficulties according to reports, but
they are not the passengers' fault.

Posted on February 13, 2012

 I love getting kisses from my pooch; he's just the sweetest!  But, when
it comes to great kissing, I have to admit to preferring my husband's.
Not so, however, for 60 percent of the respondents in a recent survey,

Posted on February 9, 2012

Gay penguins can be found in several zoos around the world, but one gay
penguin couple at the Harbin Polarland Zoo in northeastern China, who
repeatedly tried to steal the eggs from a heterosexual penguin couple,

Posted on February 8, 2012

While in the U.S., we're still trying to
figure out whether gay humans should be legally permitted to marry,  the

Posted on February 8, 2012

Shironeko, the famous Japanese cat who is more Zen than a Buddhist monk, has had
a plush Zen cat doll made in his likeness... Which of the two lies
asleep in this basket?

Posted on February 6, 2012

Oh, I'm not accusing Newt Gingrich of being abusive to animals. Heavens
no!  What's abusive, not to mention totally ridiculous, is that his
campaign has put up a website for Newt supporters to post their pet

Posted on February 6, 2012

Dog owners are, of course, delighted that more and more hotels (mostly motels) are opening up to our canine companions.  But in the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland, some of the finest, poshest hotels are offering a different ki

Posted on February 4, 2012

If you're just not that into football, but you are into cute puppies,
Animal Planet will give the Giants and the Patriots a run for their
money in Puppy Bowl VIII when the pups take to the field...

Posted on February 2, 2012

Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of
Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary
saw his shadow again
today, forecasting six more weeks of winter in the year 2012 that, so

Posted on January 30, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown, often pictured with his dog "Sutter"
Brown, is supporting a proposal to reduce the requirement for homeless
shelters to keep pets alive after they've been sheltered... from six

Posted on January 25, 2012

This year's one and only silent movie, the French production The Artist,
received 10 Academy Award nominations, including best picture, best
director, and best actor.  But the dog star, the Jack Russell Terrier

Posted on January 25, 2012

A convicted felon, made famous by CNBC's feature American Greed,
was re-arrested on January 24, 2012 while he was on supervised release
for his original conviction, investment fraud.  The charges this time,

Posted on December 8, 2010

Raising expectations for a time in the not-so-distant future that same
sex human couples may be able to have their own genetic children,
reproductive specialists at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the

Posted on October 26, 2010

A physics grad student at Georgia Tech, Andrew Dickerson, conducted an
interesting animal experiment in the hopes of it leading to a new design
for a washing machine or something, perhaps, that had not been invented

Posted on August 16, 2010

Perhaps all the stories that dogs and cats could sniff out cancers and
other serious illnesses in their owners left cancer researchers feeling
like they missed the boat somewhere....

Posted on July 22, 2009

While dogs are being cloned for drug-sniffing jobs in South Korea, a kind of mechanical dog is being built in Spain to biomimic the dog's sensitivity to human skin vapors. The developers are calling it the "electronic nose."

Posted on March 12, 2009

A young designer from the Royal College of Art in London, Revital
Cohen, described a world in which animals might replace the machines
and medical devices keeping many humans alive. She spoke to an