Happiness

The body’s primary directive is to be happy, and that means many different things to different people and their pets. But there is a common thread, and that is a connection to nature that runs deep. Contact with our pets (or others’), walks amongst natural...

Perfect Listener

In our fast-paced and lonely society, many people feel isolated and may not socialise with anyone for days. Yet humans are innately social. Having a pet allows forgiveness for many social sins. For instance, talking to oneself may lead to neighbours and friends...

On the Nose

Dogs rely on their sense of smell to navigate the world, while humans rely on their excellent eyesight. Anyone who thinks their dog smells bad should spare a thought for what their dog might think about how they smell! Have you ever seen a dog being cuddled while...

The Right Question

Love without agenda, expectation or condition… that is what our pets give us. Dogs especially demonstrate the sort of attachments that humans are evolved to expect, yet our modern society often makes it difficult for us to fulfil our emotional needs. Our pets will do...

When the final bugle calls

How do we know when the time has come to decide to have our much loved pet, humanely put to sleep? It is a bit different in each circumstance, but I have a few guidelines which I will share with you. If your pet is able to perform his or her basic bodily functions...