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Orange And Also Black Stop Kitty Overpopulation!

  Robin Craft grew up in a farming community, where she received her first kitten, Annabelle, when she was only four years old. In her community, it wasn’t common for people to get cats spayed or neutered, and Craft said her family didn’t have the money to fix their cats. After her last cat disappeared when she was a kid, Craft didn’t get another one until she was an adult. She and her sister rescued Butler and Oswald – who are now the faces of…

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Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

  Buddhism and animals – Thailand   Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai Buddhists see human and non-human animals as closely related, with both having a Buddha-nature and the possibility of becoming perfectly enlightened. They also believe that the soul…

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Don’t Forget Your Umbrella! “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” !

Sure, we’ve all heard the famous expression, but does anyone really know where this silly saying got its start? Wendy and the team have hit the books and have come up with a few possible answers to this cat and canine conundrum. From the interesting, to the silly, to the strange and even grotesque, the origins of this popular phrase will definitely make you feel glad that you brought your umbrella! Explanation 1: The Medieval Slip and Slide The most common theory suggests that in…

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Soothing Pet Sounds: Simple Classics Relax Your Canines

  It’s 11pm. You’re jonesing for sleep, but Fido won’t calm down. You’ve tried placing him in bed, stroking his fur, and talking to him softly, but his head is still filled with frantic thoughts of car rides, squirrel-chasing and that cute Bichon Frise he saw earlier. Before you slip tranquilizers into his Kibbles and Bits, there’s something else you should try: Beethoven. It’s well-documented that certain types of music can work wonders on humans, from relieving stress to aiding the healing process after serious…

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Happy Barkstille Day from Poncho in Paris!

Monique held his face between her hands,gazing deeply into his eyes as only the French can do. “Mon Dieu,” she murmured, smitten.“He’s gorgeous.” Poncho lowered his eyelids and trembled. Monique gently bent forward in her airline seat and kissed his muzzle.                   We hadn’t even landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport, and my dog had had his first real taste of Paris. Everyone must see Paris. That included Poncho, my chihuahua-esque mutt, adopted from the animal shelter…

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World Cup Soccer Anyone? A Border Collie changed the meaning of Winning the World Pup!

Soccer Anyone? A Border Collie changed the meaning of Winning the World Cup! In honor of the start to the FIFA World Cup 2014 we want to share this touching story about a owner, his dog and their love for soccer. For a parent there is no greater fear than the thought of losing a child. For Mark Lukas that fear became a reality. On December 8, 2002, Mark’s son Zak and his friend set out on the Gulf of Mexico on Zak’s brand new jet…

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Happy Bastille Day! It’s A Dog’s Life In St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: France

Travel With Your Pet For La “Bone” Vie!         St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is often considered the jewel of the French Riviera. The French say it’s “ecrin de verdure,” a very protected and beautiful place. Du Cap-Ferrat is the point at which the Alpes-Maritimes plunge into the sea below. Hidden beneath the Corniche, on the waters of the Mediterranean, nestles St-Jean village. A six mile road follows the circumference of the Cap leading down to St-Jean with views of early twentieth century villas among statuesque cypress trees and…

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Photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz Captures Animal Images While Saving Lives!

Vanessa von Zitzewitz never considered becoming a photographer until she studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she took a photography course to gain credits. Her teacher was enthused by her work and pushed her to be more visually creative. At twenty-six years old, Vanessa got a call from Cartier America and was asked if she was interested in taking photographs for a book titled, Untamed. Cartier is famous for its campaigns with animals and this stunning book was…

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Lebron James And Cane Corso Mastiff Moving Back To The Cleveland Cavaliers

  Perk up your ears, everyone, because there is big news for Cleveland! Lebron James just announced he’s going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers! He has been playing for the Miami Heat for four years, but there’s no doubt that this Ohio boy has a special spot in his heart for his home. Going with him will be his furry friend, King! The “big dog” in the basketball world is proud parent of an actual big dog, whom he got from famed Cane Corso breeder Scandifio. James has…

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Top 10 Fun Reasons to Exercise With Your Dog

  You know it’s good for you. You know exercising increases energy, strengthens muscle, keeps joints limber and weight down, helps you live longer and simply improves overall health. But, sometimes our motivation to exercise is low.  This is why most of us have workout partners, right? To encourage us, to inspire us, to provoke us to push ourselves to the limit.  But what happens when that workout partner cancels last minute? Or would prefer a leisurely stroll on the treadmill reading US Weekly rather…

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