Posts tagged "USA Weekend"

What Do Our Pets Think Of Us?

What Do Our Pets Think Of Us?
So, what do our pets really think about us? Do they love us? Are they even capable of love? Or are we just a food source, and a place to find safe shelter? I’m honored to be a contributing editor at USA Weekend, and I’m grateful that USA Weekend decided on this piece as a... Read more »

Fireworks and the Fourth

Fireworks and the Fourth
Each year I read about a dogs who die needlessly as a result of fireworks. Desperately attempting to get away from the exploding sounds, the terrified dog chokes to death on a chain or rope or even jumps a fence (and gets hit by a car). I wrote a piece for USAWeekend.com about how to... Read more »

USA Weekend Story on Aging Pets Creates Reader Rage

USA Weekend Story on Aging Pets Creates Reader Rage
The story I wrote for USA Weekend was on how scientists are using dogs as models to study aging people. We know dogs (and cats) age similar to people. And now that our pets are living longer, we’re seeing more and more cognitive decline, called cognitive dysfunction. This condition is similar to Alzheimer’s Disease in... Read more »
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USA Weekend Cover Story: Why Pets Are Priceless

It’s common knowledge that pets are good for us. Scientists around the world know this! There are now two questions those of us in my world are asking… One of those questions I address in this past weekend’s USA Weekend. Read about new studies revealing WHY pets are good for us. I mean exactly, what’s... Read more »

Should She Give Up Her Cat?

from USA WeekendQ: “Charlie, my boyfriend of nine months, despises cats. I don’t really know why – he doesn’t give me a straight answer. He says he won’t visit anymore as long as I have Bella. I really do like Charlie, but Bella has been my friend for 11 years. I’ve had her since she... Read more »

My Advice: Keep the Cat, Dump the Boyfriend in USA Weekend

I am so getting heat for this week’s USA Weekend Animal Smart Q & A column. The nasty email is about the boyfriend of 9-months who despises cats and won’t visit unless she dumps her old cat. My advice: You guessed it – dump the boyfriend. I’m being called an “animal kook,” “crazy cat lover”... Read more »
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