A letter to Ruby, my son’s sorely missed cat

A letter to Ruby, my son’s sorely missed cat

I told him of your happy life, and that death came when you were ready: the letter you always wanted to write I felt the need to buy you a tin. I told him of your happy life, filled with love, and that death came when you were ready.

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

When Mazie met Blonnie: 'Oreo cow' helps girl get through health crisis

Courtesy Emily Watkins-Bunn Constant pain By then, Mazie had endured frustrating symptoms since she was a baby, including hearing loss and ear problems that required multiple surgeries.

Priceless moment golden retrievers ‘get it on’ for family photo

Priceless moment golden retrievers ‘get it on’ for family photo

You can see our reaction in the photo which is just priceless.’ Finn and Nemo are here for the good times (Picture: Caters) The dogs have a habit of ruining family photos (Picture: Caters) Liam said he loves the photograph so much he plans on framing it, adding it is the best portrait his family have ever taken.

Dog opens Christmas present to find his very own puppy inside

Dog opens Christmas present to find his very own puppy inside

She added: ‘It was kind of like love at first sight – Minnie has always loved other dogs and having friends now she has someone to grow up with and to help her be brave!’

South Korea closes dog slaughterhouse amid activist pressure

South Korea closes dog slaughterhouse amid activist pressure

South Korean officials have begun dismantling the country’s largest canine slaughterhouse complex, as animal rights activists push to end the custom of eating dog meat.

‘Unluckiest rescue dog in the UK’ Unwanted Daisy boomerangs back to pets home

‘Unluckiest rescue dog in the UK’ Unwanted Daisy boomerangs back to pets home

This is the second time that the black mastiff-cross has found herself looking for a family at the famous animal home which has been rescuing pets since 1860 and last year helped 7,000 dogs and cats.

12 Rescue Dogs Who Are Thankful for Their Forever Homes

12 Rescue Dogs Who Are Thankful for Their Forever Homes

In a post on Imgur, user orogamo shared a photo of this sleepy cutie with the following caption: “My mom adopted a dog from the Dominican Republic that was found in a Dumpster. In this photo, shared by Reddit user Mormotron, Sadie Lou is on her way home after being adopted by her new parents.

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to wake friend killed in hit-and-run

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to wake friend killed in hit-and-run

The dog tragically hasn’t realised his friend is dead (Picture: Viral Press)‘Some people will say “oh, it’s just a dog”, but look at the video. After filming, Jay said he walked to the roadside and moved the dead dog into the bushes.

Forget Jack Skellington, we’re all about dog-o-lanterns this year

Forget Jack Skellington, we’re all about dog-o-lanterns this year

(Picture: Instagram)Halloween is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start planning out the designs you’re going to carve into your pumpkin. Dog-o-lanterns are pumpkins with your dog’s face carved into it. Enz-o-lantern 😂#enzo #pumpkincarving #dogsofinstagram #jackolantern #dogolantern

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

We wanted our kids to learn one of life's abiding truths: Instead of punishing creatures when they displease us, sometimes we must simply take them as they are, knowing that to love them means accepting them at their worst as well as at their best.

How a Dog Psychic Brought Me Closer to My Dog

How a Dog Psychic Brought Me Closer to My Dog

He thinks I’m a good dog mom and that Charles was receiving waves of love when Sully thought of me. Honestly, I don’t know if Charles was a true dog communicator.

‘A piece of home’: Army specialist reunites with dog he rescued

‘A piece of home’: Army specialist reunites with dog he rescued

‘A piece of home’: Army specialist reunites with dog he rescued copied! Twenty-six year old Army Spc. Zach Mcintyre rescued a puppy while serving in Afghanistan. Now, the pair reunites in a heartfelt moment.

Adorable service dog gets photo in yearbook, graduates from fifth grade

Adorable service dog gets photo in yearbook, graduates from fifth grade

When it came time to take yearbook photos for the graduating fifth-graders at Orange City Elementary School in Florida, everyone agreed that Linda, one very special service dog, deserved a moment to shine, too.

'A piece of home': Army specialist reunites with dog he rescued

'A piece of home': Army specialist reunites with dog he rescued

Twenty-six year old Army Spc. Zach Mcintyre rescued a puppy while serving in Afghanistan. But in some ways, the dog saved him as well, providing crucial emotional support through difficult times. Now, the pair reunites in a heartfelt moment.

Watch Nicole Kidman rescue a massive tarantula (while her children scream)

Watch Nicole Kidman rescue a massive tarantula (while her children scream)

Nicole Kidman has an Oscar, two Emmys and five Golden Globe awards, but the accolade she earned over the weekend is a new honor for the actress. Nicole Kidman: actress, mom, spider hero.

Letters

When Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, says that Hamas “pile up as many civilian dead as they can” to make Israel look bad, he is speaking from a mind-set that has informed the political attitude of Israel’s leaders for many years.

Reader stories to warm the heart

Reader stories to warm the heart

I have two pets – a cat and a dog. My cat’s name is Lucas, and he’s 4 years old. Escobar has come to love these daily outings. Actually I feel scared to be naughty in his friends.

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

How Bad Pets Make Good Kids

After all, we want our kids to learn to accept the "bad" with the "good" in a dog or cat they love, as we would like them to accept the bad with the good in us.