Thursday, April 20, 2017

A MAN HELPS DOGS THAT NEED WHEELCHAIRS

Things that have a big impact on our lives result in huge calls to action. Here is one example that shows what a man did after his dog was hit by a truck: http://www.today.com/pets/gunnar-s-wheels-aims-help-injured-dogs-get-wheelchairs-t110282

Thursday, April 13, 2017

DOG WITH VITILIGO INFLUENCES THE LIFE OF A CHILD WITH THE SAME CONDITION

Man’s best friend comes to the rescue again. In this case a Black Labrador Retriever has a condition that some people get – vitiligo, which affects the skin. Read about how this dog, Rowdy, changed the life of a young boy with vitiligo:


Do you know of a dog/human pair that have the same disease/condition?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

USING HORSES IN THERAPY SESSIONS

There are a number of therapeutic ways that pets help humans. A 95 year old resident of a nearby nursing home excitedly described seeing a horse walk down the hallway recently. Horses are also increasingly used in therapy sessions. Read about one story here: 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

INCLUDING PETS IN HOME BUYING DECISIONS

Pets have become more integral parts of our lives and we are shown more examples of this every day. When people are looking for homes, they factor their pets into their decisions whether to live there or not. Read about it here: http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/life/home-garden/2017/03/10/pets-big-part-homeowners-buying-decisions/98919574/

Thursday, March 2, 2017

YOUR DOG HAS YOUR BACK



Our furry companions (I am referring to dogs) have our backs. If someone is not nice to you, your furry friend will not be too happy with him/her either. Read about it here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/12/your-enemys-enemy-is-your-dog-scientists-find

Do you have your dog's back and do you have examples of this?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A DOG AND GUINEA PIG ARE BFFs

I was inspired to include something about guinea pigs in my blog after a friend posted pictures of her daughter’s guinea pigs on my Facebook page. Please enjoy this story about the special bond that a dog in a wheelchair developed with a guinea pig.

http://www.today.com/pets/dog-wheelchair-sombrero-wearing-guinea-pig-are-best-friends-t102358 

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