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This is One Tough Little Kitten!

on 02/27/2014 - 05:27 am

Priscilla Cherry opened her home to a remarkable little kitten recently. The kitten, named Stockings by the people at the no-kill shelter who rescued him from a hoarding situation, is overcoming a pretty significant birth defect. Not only was he struggling with malnutrition and a respiratory infection upon rescue, but also Stockings was born to drag himself everywhere due to his legs being formed inwards, pretzel-like.
 
Dr. Steven Neihaus teamed up with the shelter to provide Stockings with three orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Neihaus cut the tendons in the kitten’s hind legs in order for them to extend and re-align in a healthier way. This will provide Stockings with a more normal ...

Negotiating With Cats: Lessons in Diplomacy & Passive Resistance

on 02/26/2014 - 11:20 pm

By: Nancy J. Bell
 
Starring Cosmo
Breed: Maine Coon Domestic Cat
Age: 18 months
Weighs: 17 pounds (and still growing)
Resides in: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Aspirations: To Have His Way Diplomatically
Status: Single Male
Hobbies: Sleeping, Sunning, Exploring, Eating, Communing With Nature & Sleeping More
Friends: Everyone (with possible exception of small human children and crabby old cats)
 
 
After being shoo’d away from the laptop on several occasions, Cosmo began to exert his passive resistance protest to promote his likely chances of getting close to the computer. In his sleep, next to the computer, as he began to purr and move slowly, to apparently ...

Your Dog May Know You Better Than You Do

on 02/20/2014 - 07:24 am

Think about who you spend the most time with in life. Is it your spouse? Your siblings? Your friends? Or is it…your dog? You know your dog’s answer is you. That pup spends a good portion of their time staring adoringly at you, studying your every move. They do this because their needs are dependent on you. If you’re unhappy, you’re less likely to play with them, or give them a treat. We express ourselves heavily through our words. Dogs don’t use or understand words, so they get to know us using their incredibly strong senses.
 
Did you ever wonder why your dog is so sympathetic when you’re feeling sick? Turns out dogs, with their intensely elevated ...

Let Your Dog Be Your Valentine!

on 02/14/2014 - 07:34 am

 
Why? Because they love you. In case that’s not enough, here are some more reasons:
 
1. Your dog will let you have all the chocolates to yourself !
 
2. There’s no pressure to come up with the perfect gift. Your attention is gift enough.
 
3. The snuggling with a pooch date is warmer and softer than a human date.
 
 4. At no point during the date do you have to struggle with defining your relationship and/or wondering if a proposal is coming.
 
5. Nobody expects you to get all dolled up. In fact, soft fuzzy pajamas are probably preferred.
 
6. Your dog will let you watch all the romantic comedies you want.
 
7. ...

The Winners of Westminster Dog Show

on 02/13/2014 - 08:13 pm

Another annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has come and gone, and PetClue has compiled a list of winners for anyone who missed the action. See if your favorite breed won.
 
 
 
 
Group Winners
 
 
 

Sporting Group: Irish Water Spaniel: GCH Whistletop Riley on FireRiley on Fire is no stranger to winning, adding this victory to 41 Best in Shows!
 

Non-Sporting Group: Standard Poodle: GCH Brighton Lakeridge Encore AllyThis was Ally’s retirement show, and she certainly finished with flair! 
 

Terrier Group: Wire Fox Terrier: GCH Afterall Painting the Sky Sky was the top dog of all breeds last year. Is anyone surprise ...

Sochi Dogs Need Homes: Could Yours Be One?

on 02/12/2014 - 06:06 pm

The world is buzzing about the chaos that is Sochi, Russia. One of the major topics on people’s minds is the mass of stray dogs that face government mandated extermination, especially during the Olympics.
 
The strays have been present in Sochi for a long time and will continue to be present after the Olympics leave, but now is the time when the world can join together and come to the dogs’ aid. Many dogs have been housed in a shelter near the mountains, and are now available for adoption.
 
If you think you could be one of the generous souls ready to adopt a Sochi dog, the first step is to go there. If you plan on being there for the Olympic events, now is the pe ...

The 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

on 02/11/2014 - 08:24 am

The most anticipated pet event of the year, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, is finally here! For the 138th year, dogs will compete in their categories in hopes of winning the coveted “Best in Show” award. Madison Square Garden will soon be filled with hopeful and beautiful dogs and their dedicated owners.
 
The best of the best dogs will all be in one place, including Best of German Shepherd breed winner Mr. Fritz, agility completion winner Kelso the Border Collie, and for the first time, Tink the Porteguese Podango Pequeno. Mixed breeds are even making huge strides in the competition this year, many taking prizes for their strength in the agility competitions. Perha ...

States Are Re-Thinking Unpopular Pet Legislation

on 02/08/2014 - 08:18 pm

Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL occurs when the state dictates what type of pets people are allowed to own or not. The prohibited breeds are often pit-bull types, and the legislation sometimes causes owners to give up the pets they love. Many prospective dog-owners shy away from adopting pit bulls because they are afraid their state will take the dogs away. Some people can’t even find homes because landowners ban their dogs.
 
The Center for Disease Control, The American Bar Association, and even the president himself are against this type of legislation. BSL seems to aim for the betterment of public safety, but actually does little to achieve its goal. Studies on dog bite f ...

A Beautiful Farewell to a Faithful K-9

on 02/07/2014 - 08:56 pm

Christopher Coscia, a Massachusetts state trooper, said goodbye to his incredible friend and partner Dante this month. The nine year-old German Shepherd served for over eight years, going on over 2300 patrols to sniff out drugs, evidence, victims, and criminals.
 
Dante served bravely and with great strength considering his diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension. Later in life this condition caused Dante to have seizures, the last of which led to Coscia’s decision to put him down and end his pain. Before he took Dante in, Coscia took his partner for one last ride and wrote a beautiful obituary.
 
Coscia posted the obituary on the State Police’s Facebook page to share ...

A Salute to a Fallen Furry Colonel

on 02/07/2014 - 12:00 am

Today we bid goodbye to a famous pet. A few months ago we shared a story on our blog about Himalayan-Persian cat wonder Colonel Meow, who held the Guinness world record for Longest Fur on a Cat in 2014. The amusingly scowling feline became an Internet sensation when his owners Anne-Marie Avey and Eric Rosario started posting pictures and videos of him on social networking sites. They gave him the persona of a humorous cat dictator who commented on all sorts of world happenings, much to the delight of his thousands of followers. Sadly, after a blood transfusion, surgery, and hospital time, the Colonel succumbed to his heart problems, leaving behind his fans and his loving owners. 11,000 peopl ...