Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

Debunking the Myths about Multiple Cat Households

Debunking the Myths about Multiple Cat Households

Posted by Pia

Once again the animal lovers at Purina are hard at work, debunking the myths about those of us who live with more than one feline. While 71% of US domestic cats in homes live in a multi-cat household, misguided assumptions still persist about such homes. Tidy Cat’s “Campaign To End Cattiness” is informed by some …

Giggly Humans...

Giggly Humans...

Posted by Pia

So it’s that time of year when doting humans like to dress their furry family up in costumes. My friend Faye, whose firefighter husband saved the glue trapped gopher, has a special knack for ‘costuming’ her cast of rescued pooches.
Even the most serious among us can get all giggly over a get-up for Fido. …

This Little Piggy Has Wheels

Posted by Pia

Our companion animals have a knack for breaking through barriers on many levels. While they challenge us on a personal level — reminding us to live in the moment and to offer compassion freely — they can challenge stereotypes on a broader level as well.
A colleague recently sent me this lovely, compelling video about April …

Animals as Inspiration

Animals as Inspiration

Posted by Pia

There is no doubt that our companion animals inspire us in many ways. They bring out our protective and nurturing natures. They provide perspective when we need it most. They can frustrate us when learning a new skill, but then quickly fill us with pride as we see them master it. …

Canine-Feline Relations 101

Canine-Feline Relations 101

Posted by Pia

Our best friends can be each other’s best friends too!
For those of us who have the good fortune to live with both felines and canines, it may not come as a surprise to learn the following; More often then not these two species get along swimmingly well!
A survey by Tel Aviv University of …

"Ancient Chinese Secret"

Posted by Pia

Having furry kids is not always smooth sailing, but I guess that is what parenting is all about, really. My little Minnow whom you recently met has what seems to be some discomfort in her lower back and legs. Needless to say we have been to every specialist under the sun and Minnow …

Your Stories of Adoption

Your Stories of Adoption

Posted by Pia

In recent weeks I’ve shared some of my own very happy adoption tales — first Pickles, then Minnow.  This week I’d like to call your attention to some great ones sent in by our very own DW readers!
You can read more in our Stories of Adoption gallery and add your own! Please send us more …

Meet Minnow

Meet Minnow

Posted by Pia

It is with great pride and pleasure that I introduce you to my newest fur child, Minnow! She arrived at 5 years old weighing 3 lbs, 11 oz of pure love and joy! Mother and daughter are resting comfortably
You may have gathered from my tribute to the late great Pickles, that I …

A Tribute to Pickles, Part 2

A Tribute to Pickles, Part 2

Posted by Pia

I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of your kind comments following Part 1 of my tribute to Pickles last week!
Soon after joining you here at the DW, I wrote about the challenges of losing a companion animal. And it is now that I am sharing some of my personal thoughts on the very …

A Tribute to Pickles, Part 1

A Tribute to Pickles, Part 1

Posted by Pia

I can’t believe it’s been a year already! I thank you all for being such engaged and supportive readers since my having joined you here at the DW. I also want to thank Martha and DW editor Mark Ganem for inviting me to join such elegant canine authors as Frannie and Sharkey!
Many of you wrote …