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Recycled Gift Idea: Send Rover Right Over

Red Rover, red Rover, send, well, Rover, right over. Credit: VivaTerra.com
We've all heard the adage that today's newspaper is tomorrow's bird cage liner. Turns out it can also be a really cool puppy. Rover, a floppy-eared dog from VivaTerra.c...
We've all heard the adage that today's newspaper is tomorrow's bird cage liner. It can also be a really cool puppy.

Boy's Dog Saves Him from Cougar Attack

A dog belonging to an 11-year-old Canadian boy gave new meaning to the cliche "man's best friend" after it ran into the path of a charging cougar and saved the boy's life. Austin Forman of Boston Bar, British Columbia, was gathering firewood i...

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...

Obama Girls Get Their Dog

So what was in your Easter basket? Jelly beans, perhaps? Peeps? (I like Peeps.) A chocolate bunny or four? How about a puppy? Sasha and Malia got their very own Easter Beagle yesterday – well, Easter Portuguese Water Dog. Close enough. Th...

Obamas Pick A Dog

The suspense is over! The most important issue facing our nation will soon come to a close! Drum roll, please... Michelle Obama has revealed that she wants a Portuguese Water Dog. Obama told People Magazine that it was down to either that or a ...

Eating Dirt Good for the Kids?

Is eating dirt good for you? Perhaps so. I've heard that in the course of a lifetime we consume and inordinate amount of dirt, and other things too, but is that something that perhaps we're supposed to be doing? Mud pies aside, it may be instinctiv...

Top Pet Names Also Names for Babies

Would you name your dog after a person? In the not too distant past, I met someone whose children had the same names as my dogs. We have a dog named Max and we used to have a dog named Thomas (he passed away), which were the same name as the sons of ...

Dad Fights Pit Bull to Save Daughter

This is one of those stories that sends chills down my spine. It has a happy ending - but just barely. 31-year-old Steven Hehr of Gladstone, Oregon was visiting with some friends in Happy Valley when he heard his seven-year-old daughter, Jayda, sc...

Barack Obama responds to eight-year-old girl's advice

She may not be in line for a cabinet post, but that didn't stop eight-year-old Karina Encarnacion from offering her advice to then-democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama about what type of dog to get his daughters. She suggested a Coton de Tule...

Obama's kids "earn" their White House puppy

Yay! We have a new president elect. And you know what that means, right? I'm sure you're focused, as I was, on all the talk of the economy, healthcare and the war. But there was one more little thing Obama addressed in his acceptance speech that I ...

Dog or cat? Single or married?

I used to be what you would call a cat person. As a single mom raising a child alone, a cat was the perfect pet. Cats don't ask much of their owners. Give them a bowl of food and water, some occasional head-scratching and a clean litter box and they ...

When parenthood turns your pets into pests

Before I was a parent, I was a pet lover. In addition to the two cats that I had brought into our relationship, my husband and I also adopted a dog and another cat. The menagerie was totally manageable... then our kids were born. In an instant, they ...

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 awai...

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, ...

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. Liv...

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