Here's How Dogs, Cats, Rats, and More Are Helping People Live Better Lives Have you heard someone joke about using their pet as an emotional support animal? This term has become increasingly popular in recent years, and you've probably seen an article or two pop up about someone trying to get on a plane with their peacock or pony.
We asked people in a poll, “Has your pet ever scared you?” Almost 80% said yes and about half of them say they were scared badly. They wrote several stories that we would like to share with you. Some are VERY funny. WE hope you enjoy. Mary wrote: “This happened many years ago when I was about 14 or 15.
From the distance, you spot each other. Your eyes meet, and then they lock. Ahhh! An instant connection. You just know that there will be a bond between the two of you…a lasting bond…for life. This is exactly what happened to Thomas David of New York City, NY, when he first laid his eyes onto a lone puppy.
Dogs are so wonderful for a cuddle, a scratch and some sloppy dog kisses, but sometimes they are also our saviors. Our dogs protect their family, their homes and it's not usual to hear stories about dogs that have saved their owners' lives. It's amazing though, how our canine friends can come through under pressure, even in the worst of times.
Dr. Noelle McNabb talks about her lifelong interest and how it makes for a rewarding career. Dr. Noelle McNabb, a veterinary ophthalmologist at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, has been interested in vision almost as far back as she can recall. She was in second grade when she learned that she needed corrective lenses.
Almost a year has passed since John Gould, a litigation consultant, got the late-night telephone call he hoped would never come. Earlier that evening his family's three-year-old miniature poodle, Ginger, had scooted out the door when the house cleaners came, ran into the street and was hit by a car. He had rushed the dog into Boston, to Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, where veterinarian Ann Marie Manning, a specialist in emergency and critical-care medicine, hurried Ginger into the Intensive Care Unit.
You are now about to meet Pastor Kim Rapczak of Pittsburgh, PA and her dog Angel. Their story will lift you up and warm your heart. “Angel” was a six-month-old black and white shaggy puppy when Pastor Rapczak first met her. Actually, she and her friend had gone to the shelter “just to look.” Well, as things often happen, she came home with a puppy, Angel.
Dear Valentine, There are so many things in my life that I love. Dog food, dog biscuits, stuff in the trash can, smelly spots in the backyard, sunny spots on the living room floor, my box full of toys, your socks, the middle of your bed, chasing squirrels, long walks, the fire hydrant at the end of our road, hanging my head out of the car window….
Born in Oak Park, Ill., on Jan. 17, 1922, Betty White (a sensitive and sympathetic Capricorn), was a pet magnet from day one. These days, the accomplished actor, comedienne (who is well-known for her work on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls”), is a devout pet lover and big fan of Morris Animal Foundation.