Posts Tagged ‘animal welfare’

Protecting Pooch...

Protecting Pooch...

Posted by Pia

This past July was reportedly the hottest month of ANY in history since 1895 in the Continental U.S.! While this summer’s record breaking temps might have many a Daily Wagger peacefully sipping a mint Julep… we must not forget how critical it is to protect our fellow creatures amidst this life-threatening heat. I think it’s …

Summer Snaps...

Summer Snaps...

Posted by Pia

Hey there Daily Waggers-
As you know, I’ve been in Sweden visiting family and meeting lots of amazing critters along the way… I’ve been having so much fun snapping shots to share with all of you! Sweden has some very animal friendly street signs -and otherwise whimsical images- that I thought you DWaggers would appreciate…
I …

Hot Stepper!

Hot Stepper!

Posted by Pia

Ever witness a human casually scamper across their driveway, sans sandals, on a hot summer day? Suddenly that care free stride becomes quite the dramatic interpretive dance- complete with colorful narrative and some spirited thrashing about.
Now consider the effect of that sweltering heat on 4 feet rather than 2 and with little idea …

Phooey for Fireworks!

Phooey for Fireworks!

Posted by Pia

All I have to say is, don’t get me started about fireworks….
Imagine suddenly hearing them and having no idea what they are… now add flashes of light that seem much like lightening and the occasional oohs, ahhhs and screams of humans as they go off. Scary!
Additionally, even though fireworks are illegal in many places, there …

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 …

All Paws on Set!

All Paws on Set!

Posted by Pia

This week started off with a big woof- a visit to Martha and her crew- and a live appearance with some furry companions in need of homes! The show was called “Do Something,” and was about how anyone can get involved and make a difference! Not surprisingly- the animal guests and I like to …

"Barking Allowed. Big Personalities Rewarded..."

Posted by Pia

While I am typically not one to ‘judge,’ last weekend I did just that! I was invited to be a judge in the “Go Dog Go” fundraiser show for HeARTs Speak, an organization that offers a unique and creative way for artists of all ages to help homeless animals.
The first annual “The Go Dog …

Peace on Earth... and Safety For All...

Peace on Earth... and Safety For All...

Posted by Pia

As many of you know, I’m all for recycling and that includes blog posts with information to keep our fur kids safe. The precautions below are as pertinent today as they were when I first posted them a year ago. Happy holidays to all of my fellow animal lovers!
We all know that it’s …

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Can Adopting a Shelter Animal Make a Difference in Your Child's Moral Development?

Posted by Pia

We animal lovers here at The Daily Wag are once again honored to be part of Petside’s annual pet blog event (you can vote for The Daily Wag). This year the topic is a personal favorite- it’s all about adoption!
Adopting a companion animal in need of rescue provides a fertile opportunity to teach …