As Kitten Season Approaches, City Agency Finds New Partner to Help AdoptionsNews from New York Times: Spring has sprung — in all its rainy glory in the Bay Area — but animal shelters are steeling themselves for the beginning of a dreaded annual event: kitten season. A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of [...]

Like many pet owners, i was surprised by the depth of my griefNews from Kansas City Star: It’s been four months, and yet if somebody asks me about that day, my voice will crack. By “that day,” I mean the day I came home from work to find my Doberman, Red, splayed out on my [...]

A pet peeve about renters violating rulesNews from Chicago Tribune: Q: I question whether it would be difficult to enforce a rule or declaration provision banning renters from having pets in a condominium, while owners are allowed to have them. As I have seen in our building, renters do not leash their pets and do [...]

Obese pets forced to shed pounds by charityNews from Fox News: A British charity is running a strict weight-loss contest for some of the country’s most obese pets. Pet Fit Club, organized by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), will slim down 18 overweight pets — including Fifi the cat, who tips the scales [...]

Tweeters catty over reports Medvedev’s pet fledNews from Boston.com: MOSCOW—Russians who view President Dmitry Medvedev as Vladimir Putin’s lapdog flashed their claws over news reports that Medvedev’s cat had run away. Medvedev, attending a summit in India, tweeted late Wednesday that the fluffy feline named Dorofei wasn’t missing after all. But by then it was [...]

The death of pet can hurt as much as the loss of a relativeNews from Washington Post: It’s been four months, and yet if somebody asks me about that day, my voice will crack. By “that day,” I mean the day I came home from work to find my Doberman, Red, splayed out on my [...]

Column: Taking care of my pet MittNews from Worthington Daily Globe: WASHINGTON — In Washington, even the dogs are pundits. My dog, a two-year-old golden retriever/poodle mix named Z.Z., had her cable news debut last week, on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.” Host Lawrence O’Donnell had us on set to discuss Z.Z.’s membership in Dogs Against [...]

Pets health & activities: Exercise with dog can be greatNews from but be careful – Red Bluff Daily News: Wanted: A perfect exercise partner. One who improves physical capabilities and mental outlook, lowers blood pressure and raises morale, has no qualms going out at any hour of any day, is always happy to be with [...]

My pet Mitt

March 25th, 2012

My pet MittNews from Mail Tribune: March 25, 2012 In Washington, even the dogs are pundits. My dog, a two-year-old golden retriever/poodle mix named Z.Z., had her cable news debut last week, on MSNBC’s “The Last Word.” Host Lawrence O’Donnell had us on set to discuss Z.Z.’s membership in Dogs Against Romney. Z.Z. lay quietly [...]

My pet Mitt

March 23rd, 2012

My pet MittNews from Washington Post: In Washington, even the dogs are pundits. My dog, a 2-year-old golden retriever/poodle mix named Z.Z., had her cable news debut this week, on MS­NBC’s “The Last Word.” Host Lawrence O’Donnell had us on to discuss Z.Z.’s membership in Dogs Against Romney. Z.Z. lay quietly at my side, mugging [...]