Tim Dowling: I’ve outwitted the cat, the tortoise and the coffee maker

Tim Dowling: I’ve outwitted the cat, the tortoise and the coffee maker

As I wait for the little green light indicating the machine is ready to dispense coffee, I hear the sound of the tortoise making a 45-degree turn somewhere in the vicinity of the cupboard where the mugs are kept.

Snow WARNING for dogs: Family pets IN DANGER of heat stroke if they play out in the cold

Snow WARNING for dogs: Family pets IN DANGER of heat stroke if they play out in the cold

“It took about four days for Charlie to recover at home as his muscles were sore and I also had to keep him calm, which wasn’t easy.” With the coldest weather of the winter striking the UK this week, bringing snows and heavy frosts, Vets Now are warning how pets can be at risk from heat stroke and hyperthermia – conditions normally associated with hot summer months.

Missing Cat Reunited With Family Over a Year Later

Missing Cat Reunited With Family Over a Year Later

Mia, a cat who escaped her family’s vacation cabin over a year ago by way of a faulty screen door, is now reunited with them, reports Life With Cats and KATV ABC news. Nevels spotted Mia last Thursday under a cabin not far from where the Tuckers had stayed almost one year ago.

Dog jackets, and more: How to best care for your pets in winter

Dog jackets, and more: How to best care for your pets in winter

Luckily, the quick thinking of her rescuer spared her.Source:SuppliedLike humans, animals can also suffer in the cold without sufficient warmth and protection.Every winter, almost 5600 animals are taken care of by RSPCA NSW.As temperatures start to drop off across the state, RSPCA NSW urges pet owners to consider the effects of the bitter weather on their pets.RSPCA NSW Yagoona Hospital’s managing veterinarian, Dr Christina Zhu, provided five tips to keep pets out of harm’s way this winter.1.