November 18, 2018The crows bring large, nut-type husks the size of walnuts and use the roof as an anvil to break them open. Besides their clamouring, there is another problem of the nut husks clogging up the rain gutters.
September 26, 2018One critic called 'Pick Of The Litter' "a movie about dogs that’s not really about dogs” but instead about the cadre of volunteers and professionals who guide the puppies from womb to their final destinations.
September 23, 2018A harrowing account of how a puppy is affected by parvo virus, and how this one bounced back after a seemingly helpless situation, thanks to prompt medical care and plenty of affection.
September 1, 2018A new study – Timmy’s In The Well: Empathy And Prosocial Helping In Dogs – takes what’s known about canine empathy another step; it suggests that not only will dogs try to help someone in distress, they will overcome obstacles to do so.
August 11, 2018Dogs have been by the side of humans for tens of thousands of years and they’ve learned to read our social cues. Dogs not only sense what their owners are feeling, but if it knows a way to help them, they’ll go through barriers to provide help to them.
July 23, 2018Columnist Ellen Whyte first met Kira the Retriever, her mum’s neighbour, seven years ago. She was just a pup back then. On a recent holiday to visit her mum in Spain, Ellen wondered if Kira would remember her.
April 9, 2018Cats are ticklish, as are dogs, chimpanzees, rats, and other mammals. Animal behaviourists have observed all kinds of animals – from domesticated pets to wild ones – that enjoy tickling sessions.
August 16, 2017If you're a parent or guardian, chances are that your children have asked, more than once, "can we get a pet?"
But won't the adults end up doing all the work? And if you do decide to get a pet, which one is best for your family? The most important thing is that the animal's habits and needs fit into a family's everyday routine.
July 3, 2017Do you love the idea of a house wolf aka Husky but aren’t sure if you can cope with taking care of it?
One way to evaluate your situation is to ask opening questions: Do these dogs need a lot of space? Are they outgoing with people? Are they easy to train? Are they noisy and what exercise do they need? Do they need grooming and what...
June 16, 2017There's a strong theme in many human conversations that animals are better than us because they don’t live in social units that are strictly governed by implicit rules of behaviour.
Animals, these themes suggest, are purer than us conniving and calculating humans. Of course, anyone who has spent any time with animals knows this is...