A cat and dog sharing the same pet carrier were surrendered last week to MSPCA-Angell‘s Boston shelter. Now, the “best friends” are looking for a new home together. Kitty, a long-haired brown-and-white tabby, and Leila, a Chihuahua, were brought to MSPCA-Angell on March 14 after their family had to move and couldn’t locate housing that would accomodate pets. Rob Halpin, MSPCA-Angell’s director of public relations, said cat-and-dog friendships are rare. Halpin and his colleagues have only seen a similar situation just once in the last four years, he said. “What was so moving to us was to see this dog and cat peeking out from inside the same carrier that they shared, which really underscored to us the degree to which they were bonded,” Halpin said. Shelter staff created a makeshift room in an office for the two to live in while awaiting adoption. “The only thing they have is each other, and that’s the one thing we can’t … [Read more...] about ‘Best friends’ Kitty and Leila arrived at the shelter in the same carrier. Now they’re looking for a new home together.
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By Joan Morris | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 30, 2019 at 6:18 am DEAR JOAN: My mother will be 84 in a few weeks. She’s in reasonably good health, although she uses a walker because she’s not very steady on her feet. She lives with us, so we are able to give her the assistance she needs. She has talked about getting another dog, but we don’t have any pets and my husband and I aren’t sure we want one. My husband works and I do a lot of volunteer work, which takes me away from the house throughout the day. I worry that my mom wouldn’t be able to take care of a pet when we aren’t there. What do you think? Not Dog People, Danville DEAR NOT.: You have valid concerns about having a pet, but I think it’s important to also consider what’s best for your mom. Studies have shown that pets can add years to your life, but even if they only extend our time by a single … [Read more...] about Should 84-year-old woman be allowed to have a dog?
PUBLISHED: 15:09 26 January 2019 Judy Rimmer Suffolk Dog Day is one of the top dog-friendly events in Suffolk. Pictured, Teddy with Brian Wade . Picture : SEANA HUGHES Here’s some news to get tails wagging! Suffolk is the most dog-friendly county in the UK, according to Visit Suffolk. A dog on the beach in Felixstowe. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThey have put together their list of the top things to do in the area - and we’ve gone one paw beyond to add even more attractions which welcome your four-legged friends. Here are Visit Suffolk’s tips:• National Trust, Sutton Hoo, open spring 2019. The Anglo-Saxon royal burial site located near Woodbridge is the scene of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. The museum itself is off-limits, but dogs can walk around the 255-acre estate, following two different walks with lots to see and sniff.Sutton Hoo is currently going through a renovation thanks to a £1.8million … [Read more...] about Are these the top dog-friendly spots in Suffolk?
By Rebecca Hennes Updated 5:23 pm CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Sara and Nick Moore said their 10-month-old Wheaton puppy, Winnie, was killed while on a walk with a dog-walking service employee. More than a month later, some of their most important questions are still unanswered. less Sara and Nick Moore said their 10-month-old Wheaton puppy, Winnie, was killed while on a walk with a dog-walking service employee. More than a month later, some of their most important questions are still ... more Photo: Courtesy Nick Moore Photo: Courtesy Nick Moore Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Sara and Nick Moore said their 10-month-old Wheaton puppy, Winnie, was killed while on a walk with a dog-walking service employee. More than a month later, some of their most important … [Read more...] about Houston dog Winnie died in the care of a popular dog walking service
Robots walk, talk and take over tech showLAS VEGAS: Robots that walk, talk, pour beer and play pingpong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again. Just don’t expect to find one in your home any time soon. Most home robot ventures have failed, in part because they’re so difficult and expensive to design to a level of intelligence that consumers will find useful, says Bilal Zuberi, a robotics-oriented venture capitalist at Lux Capital. But that doesn’t keep companies from trying. “Roboticists, I guess, will never give up their dream to build Rosie,” says Zuberi, referring to the humanoid maid from “The Jetsons.” But there’s some hope for others. Frank Gillett, a tech analyst at Forrester, says robots with more focused missions such as mowing the lawn or delivering cheeseburgers stand a better shot at finding a useful niche.Robots that deliver There are so many delivery robots at CES that it’s easy to imagine that … [Read more...] about Robots walk, talk and take over tech show