Posts Tagged ‘animal welfare’

Face Value...

Face Value...

Posted by Pia

Some new research reveals how faulty it can be to take things at face value….especially when it’s a real live face that’s being valued or de-valued…
Have a look at the photos used in Dr. Levy’s breed study and see how much appearance and breed make-up can actually differ- I found it very interesting!
I’ll have more …

16 Months and One Microchip Later,  One Lucky Family is Reunited!

16 Months and One Microchip Later, One Lucky Family is Reunited!

Posted by Pia

This family’s happy tale truly underscores the importance of tagging and micro-chipping our fur kids!
From Ed Boks and Stacey Hawthorne at Arizona’s Yavapai Humane Society:
How Meko made it Home for the Holidays
In July 2012, seven year-old Mady lost her best fur friend, Meko, when he was stolen during a family vacation in Parker, …

Athletes For Animals!

Athletes For Animals!

Posted by Pia

Some of you may recall my posts regarding the tireless animal advocacy of St. Louis’s power couple Kelly and David Backes! This duo’s dedication to our fellow creatures is only matched by David’s tenacious talent as Captain and center of The St. Louis Blues Hockey Team. But that’s only a part of the story…
Kelly …

It's Never Too Late To Be a Rock Star!

It's Never Too Late To Be a Rock Star!

Posted by Pia

Anyone who shares their home with a senior critter or who has opened their heart to adopt a senior knows how loving and grateful these furry souls can be. Well i’m happy to report that now your loyal lovables have a chance to showcase their edgier side…
As a huge advocate for senior animals, I …

Get Out The Life-Saving Vote!

Get Out The Life-Saving Vote!

Posted by Pia

Imagine if every Superbowl viewer had the chance to learn pet CPR for the loyal fur kids who share our lives ! Let’s get those fingers and paws online and voting for this life-saving opportunity!
Denise Fleck, pet CPR instructor, author and animal advocate extraordinnaire is determined to arm us, and the rest of the nation, …

Spooky Shmooky...

Spooky Shmooky...

Posted by Pia

Something spooky is going on at our house…
Can’t put my paw on it specifically….
What fun all of this is! I wonder what mom (Dr. Pia) and dad know about it all.
We should probably pow wow with our siblings and figure out a plan for how to tell them. They might be a bit freaked …

Greetings From Minnow!

Greetings From Minnow!

Posted by Pia

Hey there Waggers and Squadders… My mom’s really been ‘hogging the blogging’ these past few weeks… This is the first chance I’ve had to say woof and let you all know i’m thinking of you! Now that I finally got control of the keyboard, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my …

Wisdom and Welfare

Wisdom and Welfare

Posted by Pia

As summer winds down and life’s pace speeds up, take a moment to reflect on some canine/feline words to live by- simple but sage advice that we humans would be wise to keep in mind as Labor Day rapidly approaches…
Please also take a moment to actively help homeless pets in desperate need of medical care; …

Maine Event...

Maine Event...

Posted by Pia

Hi There Waggers! It’s me, Minnow… Guess where I got to go?… Give up?…
Maine! Yup, yours truly got to go to Moosehead Lake Maine! Personally I think they should call it Minnow Lake, but I’m not one to make a fuss…
Mom and I hope you are all enjoying the summer!
More on Moosehead …

Fido and Fireworks...

Fido and Fireworks...

Posted by Pia

You’ve heard me say it before… but this is a reminder worth repeating, and passing on to fellow animal lovers…
While July 4th is about the INdependence or our country, we must not forget that our fur kids are especially vulnerable and DEpendent on us humans to keep them safe during patriotic celebrations!
All I have …