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January 29, 2013
Kitty endures a cycle in the washing machine and lives to meow about it
They say cats have nine lives. If it's really true, Natasha the kitty used one...
January 18, 2013
Loyal dogs who mourn the deaths of their owners
A story popped up in my Facebook newsfeed today about a dog in Italy who...
November 10, 2012
Life in the cemetery (fall foliage pictures)
I spend a lot of time walking in the cemetery. One of our dogs, Bailey, is...
September 06, 2012
Vote for the most unusual pet insurance claim in the 2012 VPI Hambone Awards
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. is getting ready to award the 2012 Annual Hambone Award, and ...
September 04, 2012
5 reasons to obey the leash law (yes, I’m talking to you)
I took my dog Bandit for a walk today in Corbett's Glen, a nature park...
July 11, 2012
The fight for Lennox ends – shame on the Belfast City Council
Lennox, the 7-year-old American Bull Dog/Labrador mix who was seized by the Belfast City Council...
June 25, 2012
The results of positive dog training (video)
(Video of Bandit and Bailey; I'm not really that fat ... it's an apron filled...
June 19, 2012
Join Patricia McConnell in a discussion about animals at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Thursday, June 21
If you're in the Madison, Wisconsin area and are also an animal lover, here's a...
June 13, 2012
Just another day at the Funny Farm (video)
Regular readers of my columns and personal blog (ie: my friends and family) know...
June 05, 2012
Pit bull shot by sheriff’s deputies; community responds
There's a hot controversy stirring here in my hometown of Rochester, NY. I confess I'm...
June 05, 2012
Summer Top 10 Reading List – dogs, dogs and a little mystery
As summer nears, we bloggers here at Patheos have been asked to share our summer...
May 22, 2012
A year of animals, blogging and Patheos
I was excited this week to receive a notecard in the mail from the staff...
May 15, 2012
Scientists use MRI to see what Fido is thinking
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t look at my quirky Border...
May 04, 2012
Washington Capital’s defenseman Karl Alzner’s dogs make a pretty, Twitter-worthy mess
After a marathon triple overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday, Washington Capitals defenseman...
May 04, 2012
Celebrate birdsong on International Dawn Chorus Day, May 6, 2012
My friend Mike is a morning show producer here in town. He told me once...
April 30, 2012
Animal testing and a little Monday morning crankiness
It's Monday, and to be quite frank, I'm feeling a little cranky, animal-wise. It's 10:30...
April 04, 2012
Honey bees, pesticides and why you should care about them both
When the news came out this week that researchers now believe that pesticides are causing...
March 21, 2012
Humane Society announces Fifth Annual Dog of Valor Award winner
When "McKenzie" suffered a severe beating with a hammer at the hands of her boyfriend,...
March 15, 2012
Man ticketed after taking cat for a jog, then tethering it to a rock
Video: Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy explains how to read a cat's body language I've venture...
February 24, 2012
Update on 9News anchor Kyle Dyer, who was bit by dog on live TV
Last week, I told you about Colorado’s 9NEWS morningKyle Dyer, who two weeks ago was bitten in...
February 22, 2012
Cat and dolphins playing (video)
This video is "an oldie but goodie," as my cat-crazy friend Beth Adams Pitoniak said when someone...
February 22, 2012
Why puppy mills and pit bull breeders both produce “disposable dogs”
One of our local news station in Rochester, NY, 13WHAM news, did a two part...
February 20, 2012
News anchor Kyle Dyer bitten in the face by dog; what we can learn from this tragic situation
On February 8, Colorado's 9NEWS morning Kyle Dyer was bitten in the face by a dog while...
February 10, 2012
Ohio removes “pit bull” from state’s definition of dangerous dog
It's a happy day for opponants of breed specific legislation: Ohio has changed the state's...
February 03, 2012
Animal cruelty and the problem of cockfighting (video)
This week has seen a lively discussion about wholesale commercial dog breeding facility planned for...
February 03, 2012
Readers speak out on the Gorham dog breeding facility
2/4/12 ** PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS UPDATE: What you can do about animal...
February 02, 2012
Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter
It happened today at 7:20 AM on Gobbler's Knob, PA. Punxatawney Phil, the prognosticating groundhog, crawled...
February 01, 2012
Large “wholesale” dog breeding facility (puppy mill) approved for Gorham, NY
** UPDATE 3/22/12: Moratorium passed! Read more here! ** ** PLEASE BE SURE YOU READ...
January 31, 2012
Bake a cake to celebrate the Dog Whisperer’s 150th episode and you could win a call from Cesar Millan
OK, Cesar Millan fans, enemies and cake bakers extraordinaire: What I am about to say...
January 30, 2012
Are pet adoption rules too restrictive? And is a pet store your only other option?
Back in December I did a story on how animal activists have been working to...
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