It Takes Two to Tuggle

Most kids and dogs love a game of tug of war. For dogs it’s a classic – almost like a game of fetch. Some dog experts say that from a pup’s point of view, it’s a way to show who’s top dog. Some say it imitates the primal instinct to grab and shake prey. Still others … Continue reading

Waxing PAWetic

While reading the latest newsletter from my friends at the Seeing Eye, I became aware that April is National Poetry month. The actual celebration was introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. However, the Seeing Eye and … Continue reading

Family Reunion

Last autumn, when the hurricanes hit, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey, was on the scene to lend the animals in the affected areas a helping hand. Puerto Rico was hit especially hard. Thousands of families were without homes and needed to relocate to the mainland immediately. Many had no way to … Continue reading

And the Oscar goes to …

Through the years, there has been a lot of controversy at the Oscar awards ceremony. And that includes last year, when the wrong movie was announced as the winner. But this should come as no big surprise. The Oscars actually began with a controversy back when the very first Academy Awards were held in 1929. … Continue reading

Release the Hounds

Hounds are the original hunting dogs, going back thousands of years. They come in all sizes and colors, ranging from the tall and elegant borzoi to the short-legged dachshund. There are 30 hound breeds recognized by The American Kennel Club. Many are scent hounds that sense prey by smell. Dogs within this group have also been … Continue reading