‘We were surprised and appalled’: My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. They used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Or threaten to sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

Are Cats or Dogs More Popular in Minnesota?

Is a debate as old as mankind: which animals are more popular, cats or dogs, here in Minnesota? Usually, when someone asks if you’re a cat person or a dog person, you’re forced to take a side, right? Which is better– cats or dogs? I try to never really answer that question because I’m pretty … Read more

How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

‘Will we have our own pool, Mummy?’ my eight-year-old daughter asks. Will I get to pack my own suitcase? Is Luna allowed to come on the plane with us?” “Don’t be silly, they don’t allow dogs on planes. She can’t come with us,” her 10-year-old brother retorts. My daughter’s eyes widen in horror. “What do … Read more

What Would You Do? Dog Ran Away in Twin Falls

What would you do? What would you do if your dog got out in Idaho? How long would you look for it? How do you go about finding them, and what sort of effort do you put in? How long do you think it would take you to notice? It may seem simple now, but … Read more

Take a trip to Popcorn Park Zoo and Animal Refuge in Forked River

As you prepare your list of things to do this summer with the family, with the kids, with friends, or on a date, make sure you mark down a visit or two at the Popcorn Park Zoo and Animal Refuge located in the Forked River section of Lacey Township. There are more than 200 animals … Read more

K-9 featured in Netflix’s ‘Rescue by Ruby’ euthanized

A Rhode Island dog whose inspiring story of going from shelter dog to life-saving police K-9 became the subject of a recent Netflix movie has been euthanized ByThe Associated Press May 15, 2022, 5:05 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PROVIDENCE, RI — A Rhode Island dog whose inspiring … Read more

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

WASHINGTON – Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an individual. Many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of golden retrievers, poodles or schnauzers, for example, aren’t supported by science, according to a new study. “There is a huge amount of behavior variation in every breed, and at the end … Read more

Another Argument for Idaho maintaining a Ban on Marijuana

A high school buddy made a fortune as the CEO of a company that owned a chain of laundries. We were also briefly college classmates and I remember something he told us in speech class some forty-odd years ago. Memory is subject to something called first and recent. If someone is presenting you with a … Read more

Does ‘hair of the dog’ actually work after drinking alcohol? What experts say about the hangover ‘cure’

There’s a belief that drinking more alcohol when you’re already hungover can cure you of some rough symptoms. The seemingly tactic stems from the medieval theory that the source of an ailment could also be the remedy for it. IF YOU’RE DRINKING MORE ALCOHOL, HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW This thought eventually led to … Read more

Someone Left a Heartless Note on a Car in Waretown, New Jersey

It’s the year 2022…and people are still behaving this way? Being kind is one of the first lessons we learn growing up, but it’s amazing how some people seemed to have missed the boat on that one. How many times have you seen a viral post with someone being hurtful to one another? They’re disappointing … Read more