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AnnieWear.com Animal-Themed Children's Boutique

Roar with delight over this lion robe, $46.75, at AnnieWear.com. Credit: AnnieWear.com There's just something about animals -- especially baby animals -- that little kids love. It's no wonder so many children say they want to be...Animal-themed site donates to rescue charities.

School to Slaughter Pet Lamb, Sell Meat

A British school plans to slaughter a lamb living there and sell the meat for money. Credit: Getty Images
Mary had a little lamb -- and slaughtered that lamb at school? Break out your "Meat is Murder" T-shirts, folks -- a school in England...

Dogs and Toddlers Understand Gestures at Same Level

Dogs are just as smart as two-year-olds sometimes, according to a recent study. Photo: jupiterimages
It turns out that dogs are more like our children than we realize. Two studies have found that man's best friend possesses a two-year-old child's...

Puppies Save Boy Lost in Forest

When three-year-old Jaylynn Thorpe wandered away from his babysitter last Friday night, his grandparents (who are also his guardians) were frantic ... with good reason. With winter-like temperatures dipping into the teens, they knew that a helpless...

Pre-teen puts homeless critters on the web

Eleven-year-old Jennie Lupkin loves animals. She loves them so much that she helps out at her local animal shelter and has built a website to convince people to adopt the dogs and cats she helps care for. Her plea for a home for Baby Face, a dog...

Rescued pup rescues family right back

With the exception of our fancy French dog, all of our pets were either adopted from a shelter or found wandering homeless. Abandoned and abused animals need love too and often repay their rescuers with unconditional and unwavering loyalty. Clearly,...

Dangerous meats in school lunches?

Yesterday, ParentDish received a rather disturbing email from the Humane Society of the United States. They suspected we might be interested in an undercover study they'd recently conducted that resulted in extremely disturbing footage of a slaughter...

Favorite Christmas holiday movies

It's that time of year again--"the most wonderful time of the year!" Holiday season is upon us whether we like it or not. Once we get all the, "gee, where did the time go?" business out of our heads we can start preparing for the holidays. well,...

Yes, we can all just get along

Back in May, we adopted an abandoned kitten we named Annie. At the the time, she was barely three weeks old and had to be bottle fed by hand every three hours or so. She was a lot of work, but quickly became a much-loved member of our family. To my...

Tippi, the jungle girl

When Tippi Degré's parents moved from France to Namibia in 1990, they provided a decidedly unique enivornment for their baby daughter to explore. While they worked as freelance wildlife photogaphers and filmmakers, Tippi wandered the bush --...

We're adding one to the brood!

It's true! We're adding another loved one to the bunch! Wito will be so excited to lovingly stare at the new addition, before pouncing upon and chewing it up to bits. Oh. You didn't think I was talking about another baby, did you? Oh, no no no....

The mothering instinct

There was a time not so long ago when I would've taken in pretty much any animal in need of a home that I came across. I ended up with a cat that way. I almost ended up with another dog that way, and almost ended up with another cat that way....

Toddler's pet bunny stolen in circus protest

The preschool at the Community Building Children's Center in Spokane, Washington, kept a pet rabbit named Sugar Bunny. However, instead of feeding or playing with the classroom pet, yesterday the children and teachers held a memorial service in...

Are dogs better than children?

I remember once, a long time ago, receiving a copy of the employee directory for the small company I worked at and being mildly surprised that one of the women had two children listed in her entry. I casually remarked to another coworker that I...

Play Doh bunnies all over NYC

Play Doh has become all the rage at my daughter's day care, which means I'm constantly finding tiny pieces of it in her hair, or permanently embedded in the cloth of her car seat. But apparently it's more than just a child's toy, as the stuff has...

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