What’s the Difference Between Pets, Wild Animals, and Livestock?

If you’re looking for a brilliant explanation of why humans put other animals into categories, you won’t find it here. Sorry. My opinion is that people find it convenient to treat animals differently based on what we want from them. Do we want animals to keep us company? Work for us? Hold up a romantic […]

Why People Rescue Dogs

They eat standing up in the kitchen so the 25 dogs don’t overwhelm them. Their bed sleeps 7 dogs, including a mastiff, in addition to two humans. And every day sees them giving pills, dropping medicine in ears, and scooping poop. Lots and lots of poop. Yep, you guessed it. They rescue dogs. David Rosenfelt […]

Afghanistan and Dogs – Take the Quiz

Afghanistan has been in the news my entire life. And despite that, I know very little about it. I know even less about its dogs. So when Pet Travel Tuesday coincided with the month of Ramadan, I decided to review a book about a man who walked across Afghanistan with a dog. What could be […]

Julia Child Loved Cats

Julia Child is a public television deity in a holy trinity that includes Mr. Rogers and Big Bird. Imagine how popular she’d be if everyone know how much she loved cats. We Love Julia Julie Child was an unlikely television star. At six feet, two inches tall (188 centimeters), she was a striking, if not […]

What a Naked Man on an Island Can Teach Us About Dogs

Life wouldn’t be much fun without fantasies. But what does it take to make a fantasy come true? Ask the naked man on the beach. An Island Dream Tom Neale wanted to live alone on a South Seas island. Well, not entirely alone. He did take two cats with him for company. He wrote about […]

Go Big or Go Home – Jamaican Street Dogs Show the Way

You could adopt one dog, give it a home after an early life on the streets. Or you could adopt twenty and form a dog sled team. At least that’s what Danny Melville did. Oh, and did I mention he did it in Jamaica? Crazy Ideas Danny Melville ran an adventure travel business providing entertainment […]

Living with Dogs – Taste the Bitter and the Sweet

Some of the best moments of my life have involved dogs. And so have some of the worst. But who wants to live in a world with just ice cream and no pickles? The Man in Love With His Dog Michael Konik is a writer and performer who knows how to get attention. His website is […]

Why I Travel With Dogs

As soon as we drove off the block I missed my dogs, Agatha and Christie. As I blinked back tears, I decided our next vacation would include the girls. That was over 20 years ago. Since then, I rarely travel anywhere without a dog. Here’s why: ♥ If they aren’t along I miss them. But you […]

The Dogs of Autumn

Throw some clothes in a bag. Pack twice as much for the dog. It’s time for a road trip. Looking at Leaves Along the Highway The U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis gave us an excuse to take a long drive at the peak of leaf peeping season in our area. Like most things, the fall color […]

Pet Travel Book Club: Four Camels, a Woman, and a Dog Walk Into a Desert…

A Voyage of Discovery When she was 27 years old, Robyn Davidson set out from Alice Springs in Australia to walk 1700 miles to the Indian Ocean. She had something to resolve deep within herself. And she was willing to risk her life to do it. But Davidson didn’t go alone. She took her loving […]

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