January 29, 2012
For lovers of (little) pets, the Cuddle 'n Carry Shirt may be barking up just the right tree. The cotton-polyester-blend sweatshirt has a pouch sewn into the inside front of the zippered chest section that lets you keep your animal companion close to your heart - literally. A small dog, cat, ferret, or any creature under 10 pounds that is amenable can snuggle inside with head free to look around at the passing scene. The Cuddle 'n Carry is machine washable and dryable and comes in black, blue, or camel.
September 29, 2000 |
Michelle, 11, wants to be adopted by a family who will spend time with her. Just taking a walk and talking, one-on-one, is a great pleasure to this child, and being an older sister to a brother or sister would also bring her joy. She'd like two parents or a single mother, and it would be a plus if they had pets to cuddle. There is neglect and abuse in Michelle's background. She is receiving therapy that helps her to deal with feelings of loss, and is working on her behavior and issues around adoption.
August 18, 1991 |
Most dogs, and some cats, like to eat fruits and vegetables. In moderation, these vitamin-filled foods can make an excellent addition to a pet's rations. My old cat, Maggie, was addicted to cantaloupe. He (despite its name, the cat was very much a male) would steal it from the table when my back was turned. And I've known dogs that ate tomatoes from the vine. Samoyed fancier Judy Mears gives her dogs whole oranges. She says they first play with the oranges like balls, then gobble the tooth-marked remains.
October 15, 1999 |
The Main Line Emergency Center cares for animals when many veterinary practices are closed. It opened Oct. 1 at the Ardmore Animal Hospital.
October 27, 2007 |
It's important to keep your pets safe every day, but especially so around Halloween. I grew up loving this magical day - full moons, pumpkins, ghosts, goblins and the best part: all that trick-or-treat candy. However, as I got older I found out some of the terrible things that happened to animals around this otherwise fun time of year. Without going into sad details, let me just say: Don't let your cats out, especially if they are black, until several weeks after Halloween. This could save their lives.
February 23, 1992 |
Don't worry, master. Just give me a sack and have a pair of boots made so that I can go into the brambles, and you will see that you are not so badly off after all. - "The Master Cat" by Charles Perrault Robert Mitchell lay awake in bed, wracking his brain for an idea. And then he saw D.C. D.C. is the 2-year-old calico Mitchell and his wife, Marlena, found on the campus of Delaware College while visiting their daughter. An unexpected addition to the Mitchells' Yeadon household, the cat had charmed her human companions.
March 8, 2008
I'M VERY UPSET ABOUT the recent huge meat recall. I saw video of sick cattle being "shoveled" off on forklifts to be slaughtered. Reminiscent of the Holocaust. As an animal lover, I don't believe we should be breeding animals for our food. But if we must breed animals for food, then we should breed them for their products that won't kill them - like milk to make cheese, yogurt, etc. We should breed chickens for their eggs only. All should have names and be treated as pets.
November 10, 2007 |
A few years ago the Humane Society of the U.S. had a TV commercial that told the whole story. Two men were sitting at a kitchen table with a roaring fire in the background. One guy says "Where is that cute puppy you had last year?" The other guy says "He's older so he stays outside now. " The camera shows a dog outside with its nose pressed up against the window, longingly looking to come inside. The announcer says, "Animals need warmth and comfort too. " OK, you know where this is going.
February 20, 1997 |
A 70-year-old man died early yesterday trying to save his cat and dog from his burning rowhouse in the heart of Port Richmond. Joseph Shields, who lived on Edgemont Street near Allegheny Avenue, initially escaped the 3:30 a.m. fire with his wife, Gladys, 50, and his 20-year-old son, Joseph, authorities said. But the elder Shields couldn't bear the thought of his pooch and kitty trapped inside, so he returned to the house to rescue them. As thick smoke filled the place, Shields climbed to a second floor bedroom to find his beloved pets, but was overcome by smoke.
July 23, 1989 |
Fleas and other external parasites are a plague all year long, but they are particularly bothersome and health-threatening in summer. The prevalence of Lyme disease, carried by deer ticks, makes it even more important that preventive and eradicative measures be employed. Much as one would like to avoid the use of chemical compounds on or around pets, the average dog or cat owner is likely to resort to them as the simplest approach to the problem. However, don't just buy chemical flea- and tick- repellent products in a supermarket or drugstore.