“In the 1990s, the painter David Hockney was so enamored with his dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, that he immortalized them in paintings and a book. Starting this month, anyone who loves dachshunds as much as he does can visit what is being called the first museum to honor this favorite breed.“
“They yowl. They attack ponytails. They scamper urgently across the room in pursuit of things we cannot see.
And yet, cats are a strangely relaxing presence during yoga class.”
“There was no doubt that my pets had to be included in my wedding. I am so obsessed with them. I walked down the aisle first so that I would be on the stage to watch Toby and Rooby go down. They were the main focus and the reason I chose my amazing venue. There was no negotiating. The dogs had to be a huge part of my wedding.”
“Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills.”
“Children who live with cats and dogs when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood — and the more pets they have, the better, a Swedish study of 1,278 children has found.”
“Is it safe? What are the rules? What to pack? The six questions you should ask before you take your pup on a plane.”
“Scott Swift knew pretty early on that Nanook—aka Nookie—had an adventurous spirit. Not long after he was adopted six years ago, the Alaskan husky decided to go exploring….”
“During an Easter egg hunt in Mike Shirley-Donnelly’s backyard in March 2016, someone found what they thought was an opossum. On closer inspection, the fluff ball turned out to be a pile of 5-day-old kittens.
That’s the day the kitten portal opened up….”
“Vegemite is a 7-year-old Japanese Chin and Pekingese mix who lost his eye when he was attacked by another dog. He had emergency surgery, but his eye couldn’t be saved.
The loss didn’t do anything to damper the pup’s upbeat personality, says photographer Alex Cearns, who was so enamored with Vegemite, above, she made him the cover boy of her book, ‘Perfect Imperfection’….”
“An inspiring tale of survival, compassion, and unconditional love unfolded last week in Georgia. The beautiful story began with a bike, a dog, and two remarkable humans that serve as a much-needed reminder that good people still exist….“