Any dog lover knows that canines are forever stealing the spotlight from actors on the big screen. Even an Oscar winner like Tom Hanks was no match for that big, drooling French Mastiff in Turner and Hooch! Literary dogs face a considerably bigger challenge. They must capture the hearts of the reader through the author’s words alone. They can’t fall back on their soulful brown eyes or endearing head tilt. Here are 10 biblio-pups who managed to steal the spotlight from the unsuspecting humans in the following books.
Human and animal healthcare are two professions often considered to be separate types of medicine. This can be easily assumed since the physicians require specific training in their designated fields, attend different medical schools and treat different types of patients. However, what many may not realize is that animal healthcare is almost identical to healthcare for people.
Halloween is such a fun time of year! Dressing up, decorating and (of course!) the candy! But, for those of us with pets, it’s important to remember that Halloween can be a frightening and stressful time. If we keep this in mind, we can help our pets get through the holiday having as much fun as we do. Here are a few tips to remember when it comes to Halloween and your beloved pet:
When you are looking for a new canine companion to share your home and heart, rescuing a shelter dog is great decision. No matter what type of dog you are looking for, you are almost guaranteed to find it in today’s over-crowded animal shelters. The sad fact is that people not only surrender mixed breed dogs to the humane societies across the US, but there are also plenty of pure-bred dogs (and puppies!) that are looking for homes as well.
What a horrible word. One we have come to dread these days. There is generally nothing pleasant that is ever associated with this word. It is estimated that nearly 7.5 million people die from some form of cancer every year. That is a devastating number. And, yet, the odds of survival once cancer has been detected today are much better than they were even 10 years ago. Every year we get closer to earlier diagnosis, better treatments and more optimistic chances of survival.