Posts Tagged ‘human-animal bond’

Raindrops on Noses and Whiskers on Pooches...

Raindrops on Noses and Whiskers on Pooches...

Posted by Pia

Once again I bring you my annual version of a classic tune… maestro…
Happy holidays to you and yours.
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk
Horse painting and other animal art by Delia (Photo 12)
Martha’s jingle bell dog collar (Photo 18)
Dog-nose pendant and other special gifts by Brent and Jess (Photo 29)
The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar makes a GREAT gift! …

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 …

A Very Special Pumpkin...

A Very Special Pumpkin...

Posted by Pia

Today‚Äôs post is dedicated to my human friend Dave and his cat Roger. Dave and Roger rescued each other on a windy winter day 16 years ago. Roger passed away this week-after a long happy life, in the care of a human who loved him deeply- and who I’m certain he loved back.
Roger …

Beat The Heat!

Beat The Heat!

Posted by Pia

This time of year brings the delights of snow cones and splashing at the beach. But it also brings the very real risk of heatstroke for two and four leggers alike. Pet Safety Expert Denise Fleck offers valuable information and tips on what to do in the case of a companion animal heatstroke …

Lean on Me....

Lean on Me....

Posted by Pia

Ever wonder what your four-leggers are feeling or trying to tell you? If you are anything like me, you are constantly trying to decode the inner psyche of your furry children. Many of my critters tend to lay back to back or sleep leaning on one another. Sometimes they even sleep tushy-to-tushy …

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Posted by Pia

One of the most rewarding things about rescuing an animal is witnessing them finally relax and fall asleep. Sleep in some form, is critical to the survival of most living creatures. Dogs are not much different from their two-legged counterparts when it comes to the need for sleep that includes dreaming and other …

Survey Says!

Survey Says!

Posted by Pia

On the heels of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share some new information regarding how multiple humans view their canine’ kids’. A recent study conducted by Kelton Research reveals that 8 in 10 Pet Parents surveyed consider their dogs to be equal members of the family.
Given that social justice issues are subtly reflected …

Double Take

Double Take

Posted by Pia

Remember those old Doublemint Gum commercials — the ones with twins doing all sorts of activities to a song that went something like…”Double surfing…double singing… double kissing… etc.”? Well just yesterday I did a true double take, and it led to a very interesting connection!
So there I am in the waiting room at my …

Riveting Rosey- Part II

Riveting Rosey- Part II

Posted by Pia

As I promised last week, I wanted to share more pictures of our adventures with animal advocate Kelly Backes and her St. Louis Blues hockey star husband David. Just after filming public service announcement in support of animal adoption, one of the Backes’ own rescued dogs got lost and was away for a harrowing …

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