Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

Moth-er- v. 1. moth·ered 2. moth·er·ing

Moth-er- v. 1. moth·ered 2. moth·er·ing

Posted by Pia

Lately I find myself using the word, “mother,” more as a verb than as a noun. As I get to witness my own fur kids nurture my frail mother, I am filled with pride- pride as a daughter, as a ‘mother,’ and much more… well, see for yourself…
Not long ago. I made the …

I Sniff a Surprise!

I Sniff a Surprise!

Posted by Pia

My own ‘fur children’ seem to be up to something top secret these days. As a concerned mother of teen critters, I just hope they are not raiding the liquor cabinet or sniffing decoupage glue- kids today! My guess is they are pow-wowing on what to get me for Mother’s Day- but that …

Oh My Dogness!

Oh My Dogness!

Posted by Pia

With Mother’s Day upon us, I want to remind everyone to honor those humans who mother ‘kids’ of the furry, finned and feathered variety! Today I offer you, not one- but two- photo galleries showcasing some must have mama gift items… Behind Door #1, we have Companion Ware…
And behind Door #2, we have the uber …

Our Beloved Basil

Our Beloved Basil

Posted by Pia

In memory of our Warrior Prince…
Dearest Basil,
You and your human mom, Lynn, are in our thoughts today.
As a devoted follower of The Daily Wag and a member of our extended Daily Wag family, your canine commentary will be sorely missed.
We are thankful that you allowed us to share in a portion of …

Fiona's Rescue Captures Hearts Around The Globe

Posted by Pia

In the past month, an amazing thing has happened. A little blind dog named Fiona, rescued from certain death by a heroic man, captured the hearts of people all over the world.

FIONA’S RESCUE
After many an animal lover sent me the video, I reluctantly grabbed a tissue and hit play.
Fiona’s rescue was heartwarming to say …

Best Welcome Home Ever!

Best Welcome Home Ever!

Posted by Pia

Do your animals welcome you home in a flurry of excitement and goofiness? Being the recipient of such pure love and devotion- that exhibited by a furry family member- is truly one of life’s greatest gifts!
A new campaign to highlight the special bond between animals and their humans is asking people to submit videos of …

Celeb Sightings...

Celeb Sightings...

Posted by Pia

And a round of applause for…
As you Daily Waggers know, I just LOVE doing these look-alike posts!
How’d I do?
Enjoy!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Please send me any critter paparazzi shots you’d like to share!
(pia@drpiasalk.com)

Hippity Hoppity...

Hippity Hoppity...

Posted by Pia

With the spring holidays upon us, many a bunny, a baby chick and even a young child are at the mercy of us adult humans to model how best to respect and care for another living being. Below is an updated post from springtime’s past- filled with tips on how to have a …

A Fitting Tribute to Zelda

A Fitting Tribute to Zelda

Posted by Pia

Last week I introduced you all to Zelda- a dog whose life changed so many other lives for the better. And now upon her passing, her influence remains very much alive through the efforts of her grieving human best friend.
While Zelda’s rescuer is feeling all of the despair and sadness that comes …

Dogs That Define Us

Dogs That Define Us

Posted by Pia

My heart hurts for a dear friend who just had to part with his best friend Zelda. As is the natural course of life and death, Zelda moved on and my human friend is now left to reflect on the impact she had on his life.
I know you readers can relate to the depth …