Posts Tagged ‘human-animal bond’

Vov Vov from Sweden...

Vov Vov from Sweden...

Posted by Pia

Ha! That’s how you say Woof Woof in Sweden! Thank goodness I now know how to properly greet the mini 4-legged vikings i’ve been meeting here!
Mjau Mjau is how you say Meow Meow…although I suspect the translation of that for my canine readers might be ‘Yawn Yawn,’ or ‘Borrrrring…”
Anyhooo…. Many of you …

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Silliness

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Silliness

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s lecture. As a reminder, My name is Dr. Minnow Salk. I am with you on my sabbatical, taking over this summer course for Dr. Pia. Today’s topic- Silliness: A critical look at human silliness deficit disorder (HSDD)- is no laughing matter. The human ability to exhibit …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Chihuahuas of Leisure

Chihuahuas of Leisure

Posted by Pia

Remember Guppy? The long-lost suspected-sibling of Minnow? Well the two little canine ‘fishes’ got to reunite on a recent trip to Palm Springs.
Some of my human girlfriends and I got away for a few days to a fabulously hip mid-century modern abode in the desert. It was a BYOAP of …