Posts Tagged ‘social justice and animals’

The Life of Riley...

The Life of Riley...

Posted by Pia

Riley, a senior maltese/poodle mix, was not always living ‘the life of Riley.’ When a little stray ball of matted grey fur was brought into a southern California shelter, kennel workers began to call him Snowball. Snowball was in bad shape- he had been severely neglected and for some reason he had been …

Debunking the Myths about Multiple Cat Households

Debunking the Myths about Multiple Cat Households

Posted by Pia

Once again the animal lovers at Purina are hard at work, debunking the myths about those of us who live with more than one feline. While 71% of US domestic cats in homes live in a multi-cat household, misguided assumptions still persist about such homes. Tidy Cat’s “Campaign To End Cattiness” is informed by some …

This Little Piggy Has Wheels

Posted by Pia

Our companion animals have a knack for breaking through barriers on many levels. While they challenge us on a personal level — reminding us to live in the moment and to offer compassion freely — they can challenge stereotypes on a broader level as well.
A colleague recently sent me this lovely, compelling video about April …

Your Stories of Adoption

Your Stories of Adoption

Posted by Pia

In recent weeks I’ve shared some of my own very happy adoption tales — first Pickles, then Minnow.  This week I’d like to call your attention to some great ones sent in by our very own DW readers!
You can read more in our Stories of Adoption gallery and add your own! Please send us more …

Minnow Saves Guppy

Minnow Saves Guppy

Posted by Pia

Last week I had the pleasure of introducing you to my new little rescued girl, Minnow. Well this week I get to report on another little dog whose life was drastically changed for the better as a result of that post! As I was writing about Minnow and
searching my emails for the original photos that …

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 …