Dog called Guardian refused to leave sister after she was killed on road

Dog called Guardian refused to leave sister after she was killed on road

Guardian’s sister was found dead but the Catahoula mix continued to try to protect her when officials from Kingsville-Kleberg Health Department Animal Control & Care Center arrived at the ‘heart wrenching’ scene.

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Don’t worry, bread-lovers, I have a solution , 1 April).• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit • Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers?

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

Dogs have their day at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Canberra

The National Sheep Dog Trial Championships have been running in Canberra for 77 years.Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian Eighty-six-year-old Laurie Slater has two dogs competing in the top 20.

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

Mince pies for pets take the biscuit

I read your editorial with a wry smile (Towns and cities across Britain need theatres just as much as the West End , 7 December).• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Dog falls through the Ice and is saved by Firefighters

Dog falls through the Ice and is saved by Firefighters

CBS News reports that a golden retriever named Crosby was rescued from the Charles River off of Winding River Road.According to a report from Firefighters in Wellesley, Massachusetts were dispatched to save Crosby after a panicked 911 call was placed by Crosby’s guardian.

An ‘accessible’ lunch can leave a bad taste

An ‘accessible’ lunch can leave a bad taste

• Wendell Steavenson’s “Flour power” (The long read , 10 October) continues the widespread fashion of the fetishisation of food in the guise of promoting healthy eating.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

The supposed affection of cats (Yes, your cat really does love you… , G2, 25 September) is strongly suggested by the story of Doorkins Magnificat, the Southwark cathedral cat.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

‘He brought me a tissue when I was ill’: the moment readers realised their cat loves them

‘He brought me a tissue when I was ill’: the moment readers realised their cat loves them

Many cat owners will know this already, of course, so we asked Guardian readers to tell us about the moment they realised their pets really loved them.“About a week after we got him, I came home from work.

Disabled Dog Fights Through Pain to Save His Guardian’s Life

Disabled Dog Fights Through Pain to Save His Guardian’s Life

The dog had blood on his nose and paws, which the neighbors thought was from Chance trying to help Collins off the floor.The neighbors followed Chance back to the house where they found Collins on the floor and were able to get him the help he needed.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Our neighbours’ yapping dogs are driving us mad. What can we do?

Our neighbours’ yapping dogs are driving us mad. What can we do?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.It’s so bad that my wife is thinking of putting our home on the market.

The mother of all annoyances

The mother of all annoyances

How many more times will the Guardian tell us that Ursula von der Leyen is the mother of seven (Report , 19 July)? • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

• Christine Allen, of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, writes of the excellent work being carried out to counter climate change by many people in the Catholic church (Letters , 13 July). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Pet Goldfish Undergoes High Risk Brain Surgery

Pet Goldfish Undergoes High Risk Brain Surgery

The Washington Post said that Pip Joyce and Lyn Orton, George’s guardians, were given two options: either they put their beloved George down or pay for a life-saving, yet high risk, operation to remove the tumor.

Heroic Cat Saves Her Guardian from a Fire

Heroic Cat Saves Her Guardian from a Fire

A brave and intelligent cat saved her guardian from a fire, reports Adam Aspinall of Mirror News. Tracie Horgan-Hodgkiss was asleep in her bedroom in Bridgend, South Whales when her two-year-old cat, Taffy, woke her with a bite.

Foxed by Basil Brush and his lost decades

Foxed by Basil Brush and his lost decades

She deserves her position on ability and not as yet another “race, gender, class” nominee – which is as it should be (Ofcom chief named as new chairman of John Lewis , 7 June). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit • Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers?

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

I strongly endorse Robin Hargreaves’s letter (A dignified end for beloved pets , 3 June). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Xylitol is not such a sweet treat for dogs

Xylitol is not such a sweet treat for dogs

• I was cheered in hard times to hear on Radio 5 Live that Michael Gove had stated that “he was ready to leave the country”. • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Blind Dog Rescued by Cyclist from Freezing Conditions

Blind Dog Rescued by Cyclist from Freezing Conditions

Madera went blind from an autoimmune disease and wandered away after being let out to go to the bathroom; her guardian, Ed Davis, explained that she normally returns back inside right after. Madera was found a half-mile from home by cyclist Constantine Khrulev, after hearing a whine from the dog.

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

• It is not easy to feel sympathy for a man who dresses his cat in a collar and tie (Assange faces five years in US jail as standoff ends , 12 April). Let’s have at least one happy, uplifting story on the front page every day. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

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