New Year’s resolutions aren’t any longer reserved for ourselves; we now make them for our pets too, and sometimes express our hopes for all pets. My Facebook fans (feel free to join my Facebook Fan page) chimed in from around America, even around the world with their resolutions for pets for 2015. Here are some... Read more »
When Mason County EMS responded to a call recently, they never anticipated their emergency run would turn into an unforgettable account of a bond between a dog and its owner. What a nice holiday story. After picking up 85-year old J.R. Nicholson, who had been feeling dizzy, the ambulance sped off – about 20 miles... Read more »
Governor Pat Quinn kicks off our fist monthly Steve & Steve pet adoption segment on WGN Radio. Dog lover Steve Cochran has consented to do this Steve & Steve pet adoption thing every month (the last Tuesday of each month in the 9 a.m. hour). Listen HERE to what is – as far as I... Read more »
He didn’t grow up with pets. His mother didn’t even like pets, but psychologist Aubrey Fine sure appreciates their value. “I know there’s a connection that can heal, and it’s a connection we don’t even quite yet understand,” he says. Thirty years ago, Fine was among a select few pioneers working to explain that connection,... Read more »
Aubrey Fine is the author of “Our Faithful Companions: Exploring the Essence of Our Kinship with Animals” (Alpine Publications, Crawford, CO; 2014; $19.95). In a recent appearance on Steve Dale’s Pet World, he says our relationship with animals may be more powerful than we ever thought. Hear the interview, as Fine recalls a story from... Read more »
Cat plays Jenga, better than some people I dare say!
Decoding dogs, here are five tips with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Debra Horwitz and myself. Together; we presented this talk, in conjunction with the book “Decoding Your Dog” authored by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, at Western States Veterinary Conference during sessions called WVC Live, Las Vegas on February 17. - Zen dogs - The... Read more »
Dogs love us too. This isn’t especially newsworthy to dog owners. But the story has made the news. Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, reaffirmed that a part of the brain associated with positive emotions, is similar in dogs and humans. Using hand signals to indicate the dogs were about to receive a food... Read more »
Coincidence that dog spelled backwards is God? Probably….but dogs and people have evolved together for thousands of years. The result? Watch this video.
Homeless people are unfortunately omnipresent on Michigan Avenue, and across America. In truth, over time, many of these people begging for money become invisible, especially if you see them everyday. This homeless woman wasn’t invisible. The difference between her and all the others is a little kitten. She told me she was forced out on... Read more »