Who Says Dogs Can’t Climb Trees?

Most dogs, when they chase a cat up a tree, leave it at that. Some walk away, deeming their mission accomplished. Some might skulk away, feeling, or so we’d guess, outwitted. And some might stand sentry at the base of the tree, waiting hours for the cat to come down. But once in a rare while, … Read more

What Color Is Your Dog’s Personality?

The techniques matchmaking services use to help humans meet their mates are increasingly being used by animal shelters, and for pretty much the same reason  — in hopes of ensuring lasting bonds. The ASPCA’s “Meet Your Match” program has been adopted by at least 200 shelters across the country since it was created in 2000, including at the The … Read more

A Special Jacket For Dog Walking?

When it comes to the “K-Rosco Utility Jacket,” custom made for dog walking, I’m torn, which is something that’s probably never going to happen to the jacket … what with its “rip-stop, wind-resistant and waterproof fabric and special seam sealing.” The yuppie in me wants one. The cynical/rational/broke side of me — not so much. A special coat … Read more

Kiss, Kiss; Sniff, Sniff; Lick, Lick – Video of Strangers Kissing

“First Kiss,” a video of strangers kissing, has become an Internet sensation. Like a lot of Internet sensations, it’s kind of stupid, mostly staged, and less than fully honest. But that hasn’t kept it from being shared by millions and becoming — in less than a week — the subject of many video parodies, including a dog version we’ll show … Read more

Bulldogs: That’s How They Roll

If you were built like a bowling ball, you too might have a propensity for rolling. Bulldogs sure seem to. Sophie was just a two-month-old pup when her owners noted how much she liked rolling, caught it on camera and posted it on YouTube. It would turn out to be the first in a series … Read more