Posts Tagged ‘animal welfare’

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 …

Kitten Season

Kitten Season

Posted by Pia

There is not much in this world cuter than a kitten. These magical little fluff balls are beyond adorable, but many myths abound regarding what to do if you find a litter of nursing felines. We are well into “kitten season,” that time of year when already-overfilled shelters see a huge influx of these little …

Art Under Foot

Art Under Foot

Posted by Pia

A recent trip to my hometown reminded me that the streets of The Big Apple were made for much more than walking! With some creativity, colorful chalk, and an adoption-loving audience, anything is possible!
Years ago I used to teach art classes for kids. My projects involved making art out of everyday objects that one could …

Pardon Me, Is That Lap Free?

Pardon Me, Is That Lap Free?

Posted by Pia

The blog post I did regarding pit bull dogs was so well received by my readers that I thought it’d be fun to do a pittie photo gallery with quotes specific to this misunderstood and too often misrepresented breed.
I have really enjoyed hearing from others about their love for pit bulls or about the special …

A Second Chance for Charlie

A Second Chance for Charlie

Posted by Pia

I’m thrilled to report that our friend Charlie, the young gopher who was caught in a glue trap and saved by a dedicated firefighter, is happily on the mend and beginning his life anew!
I never cease to be amazed by the resilience of animals and the tenacity of the humans who treat these amazing creatures …

A Gopher Named Charlie

A Gopher Named Charlie

Posted by Pia

Last week I got what unfortunately is not an atypical urgent email regarding a young gopher who was in grave danger. But I assure you ahead of time that the tale has a happy and educational ending….
Ric, the firefighter who saved Charlie from the glue trap eloquently describes the experience in his own words:
To tell …

Words and Wet Noses

Words and Wet Noses

Posted by Pia

I love the emails I receive from readers! One of my favorite parts is the great animal quotes attached to the bottom of your messages. They reflect the many reasons we love and appreciate our fellow creatures.
I thought it’d be fun to share these words of wisdom, as well as some photos of adopted …

Spice Up Your Life!

Spice Up Your Life!

Posted by Pia

Oooh how excited I am to tell you about my recent visit with the lovely Ms. Pepper!
Pepper is the adorable little pooch I was fostering last fall until finding her the perfect home on the east coast. On a recent trip to NYC, I got to see her for the first time since re-homing her, …