Novel ways to stop dogs humping

You and your furry best friend are enjoying yourselves at a dog run, with everything in oblivion. Your furry buddy is romping around amid peals of laughter. You turn around and a horrific scene greets you. The peals of laughter stop as suddenly as they begin. An embarrassed blush replaces them. Another dog is on…

Pet Neglect

  News in Singapore broke of a businessman being jailed for failing to feed his emaciated pet. It is not for me to partake in another person’s sorrow, but I was relieved by the news. Many  pet owners are unaware the neglect is  a form of abuse. It’s probably more common than more direct forms. Those who…

10 Unusual Facts About Dogs

Dogs rank among the most common domestic animals we know.   We know their tail-wagging habits at the back of our hands. But despite our long-term relationship, there are some odd things about our canine buddies.   1.   Dogs descend from a weasel-like creäture called the Miacis, which existed forth      million years ago.…

Ten quirky reasons for owning a pet

  Having been a dog owner for the greatest part of my life, I would advise any potential owner that dog ownership has its ups and downs. Still, the downs (eg. too much barking or excessive poop) are not enough to deter it. Here are a few plausible, though slightly wuirky, reasons to own a…

Self-sacrificing dogs

We note dogs for their undying, unquestioning loyalty to their masters. Dogs are famous for not holding grudges after their masters punish them for misdemeanors. Their loyalty difficult to compare with. Devoted dogs seldom think twice about giving their lives for their owners. Here are a few dogs that have paid the ultimate price to…

The grand dame

My West Highland sidekick, Cloudy, often gets a lot of attention, so I decided to turn the reins over to her older sister, Misty. Though I seldom mention this little Schnauzer, I am partial to her. This graceful, albeit overweight dame is a cannot-do-without part of our lives. Quiet and faithful, this little dog hardly…