How my dog Daphne taught me responsibility – and led to a baby, a book and a better life

How my dog Daphne taught me responsibility – and led to a baby, a book and a better life

I wanted, in no particular order apart from the first one: a dog; to go hillwalking more; travel less; have a baby; write a book; sort out my chronic back pain from years of typing thousands of words a week; learn the names of trees, flowers and birds; and so on.

Dog days for Scotties as registrations of terrier fall to all-time low

Dog days for Scotties as registrations of terrier fall to all-time low

The Kennel Club has placed the Scottish terrier on its at-risk register as people favour trendier designer cross-breeds such as the cockapoo and labradoodle, and migrants such as the French bulldog and miniature dachshund. Pinterest President George W Bush had Scotties Barney and Miss Beazley during his tenure at the White House.

Man fined £1,500 for allowing dog to repeatedly poo in his own garden

Man fined £1,500 for allowing dog to repeatedly poo in his own garden

Craig Wood, 25, continually allowed the dog to poo in his garden (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto) But Mr Wood breached the notice five times and was later brought before Basildon Magistrates Court and ordered to pain a fine of £1,485.

Put out to grass: when animals are allowed to grow old

Put out to grass: when animals are allowed to grow old

Animal products may be ubiquitous, but farm animals themselves are fairly invisible, and I’m hoping people who read the book might stop to consider these animals’ lives and recognise that they’re individuals, not commodities; that they are sentient, and have unique personalities and emotions.” Pinterest Abe, a 21-year-old Alpine goat, was given to a sanctuary after his guardian entered an assisted living facility.

Barklife: Paris finally allows dogs into its public parks

Barklife: Paris finally allows dogs into its public parks

Pinterest The lifting of the park ban is the first step in making Paris more dog-friendly, says deputy mayor Pénélope Komitès. Komitès says lifting the ban is the first step in making Paris more dog-friendly, and that more parks might be opened up in future.

Natalie Morales rescues adorable puppy – find out the story behind his name!

Natalie Morales rescues adorable puppy – find out the story behind his name!

Natalie, her husband, Joe, and sons, Luke and Josh, opened their home to another rescue dog — a sweet-eyed fuzzball named Obi. And from what we can tell, her job (and enduring devotion to rescue animals) had a whole lot to do with it.

Photographer captures people’s heartbreaking final moments with their pets

Photographer captures people’s heartbreaking final moments with their pets

Olesya cries out after she is told her dog, Sam, is dead (Picture: Ross Taylor) The loss of a pet is a pain that’s difficult to put into words. Anyone who has loved a pet will feel the raw emotion of Last Moments, a photo series by Ross Taylor .

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.

Lady Gaga leaves Critics' Choice to be with her dying horse, Arabella

Lady Gaga leaves Critics' Choice to be with her dying horse, Arabella

She did pick up two Critics' Choice Awards for "A Star Is Born," but later learned that her beloved horse, Arabella, was dying. But it saddens me to say that just after the show I learned that my dear angel of a horse, Arabella, is dying."

Stunning photos show dogs posing in front of incredible mountains

Stunning photos show dogs posing in front of incredible mountains

A third image taken at the summit of Biden Nam Bian, south of Glen Coe shows Blue staff Lola admiring the view as owner Rob Davie took the shot.

Brave Boy Battles Leukemia: Spirits Uplifted by Pet Photos

Brave Boy Battles Leukemia: Spirits Uplifted by Pet Photos

Me too.” Anthony’s mother Kristen also spoke on the page to thank everyone, “We have laughed ‘ohhed’ and ‘ahhed’ at every single photo and video so far it has really been a joy and I appreciate everyone sharing their pets with us and the personal messages to Anthony are truly awesome.” The event has over 1 million guests with pictures coming from Dubai to Australia.

These dogs look like real-life mops

These dogs look like real-life mops

(Picture: Igor Perfilyev/Caters News) A photographer has captured a pair of dogs with fur that resembled real-life mops. ‘It’s funny to see the reaction of the people who see these dogs for the first time, some ask why they look like mops.’

'Fly sweet angel': See Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's tributes to late dog

'Fly sweet angel': See Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum's tributes to late dog

Dewan, 38, shared a sweet gallery of photos of herself and her and Tatum's 5-year-old daughter, Everly, snuggling up to Lulu. While Meeka loves accompanying Dewan to the spa, Lulu's more adventurous personality made it easy for her to bond with Tatum.

World’s Bravest Cat Chills Next to a Rattlesnake

In a heart-stopping pic snapped by the Laguna Vista Police Department in Texas, a cat was spotted hanging out mere inches away from a deadly rattlesnake. Image via Laguna Vista Police Department Facebook

Meet Amsterdam’s official pet photographer

Meet Amsterdam’s official pet photographer

The picture is emblematic of Rozendaal’s approach: it is at once a portrait of a pet, its owner (who appears only at the periphery of the frame), the relationship they share, and the environment in which they live.

Man takes stunning photos of himself petting his dog wherever he goes

Man takes stunning photos of himself petting his dog wherever he goes

28-year-old Honza Řeháček, and his dog Sitka have been travelling around the Czech Republic and Poland taking some super cute photos.

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.

Owner shames dog for pretending to be stray so she'd get food from McDonald's

Owner shames dog for pretending to be stray so she'd get food from McDonald's

Betsy Reyes, from Oklahoma, caught her dog red-handed outside the McDonald’s restaurant on Shields Blvd in Oklahoma, US, on Monday (Picture: Google)The hilarious posts have been liked more than 230,000 times on Facebook, with many people calling Princess a ‘diva’.

Trick or treat: should you dress up your dog for Halloween?

Trick or treat: should you dress up your dog for Halloween?

Pinterest A dog dressed as a tarantula for the 2016 Halloween dogs parade in Tompkins Square Park, New York. The Tompkins Square Halloween dog parade in New York is about to enjoy its 28th year, and features hundreds of dogs in elaborate costumes with props.

The big picture: a bloodhound gets ready to shine at the Manchester dog show, 1966

The big picture: a bloodhound gets ready to shine at the Manchester dog show, 1966

Baker, born in Salford in 1932, has become most celebrated for her poignant, snatched documentary photographs of street life in her native city during the years of slum clearance. Dog Show 1961-1978 by Shirley Baker is published on Thursday (£14.95, Hoxton Mini Press)

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