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…

Celebrities who own Westies

Cloudy, my West Highland Terrier, is indispensable. In spite of her frisky ways, impatient barks and her sometimes too-playful, couch-jumping disposition, I would not trade this little dog for the world. These terriers, also known as Westies, are a handful. They also come with their share of inspiring strengths. One hallmark of the Westie spirit…