John Gray: 'What can we learn from cats? Don't live in an imagined future'

John Gray: 'What can we learn from cats? Don't live in an imagined future'

Readers of Gray will recognise this book as a postscript or coda to Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals , the 2002 bestseller in which he elegantly dismantled the history of western philosophy – with its illusory faith in our species living somehow “above” evolving life and outside the constraints of nature.

Candace Cameron Bure announces 3rd children's book, 'Candace's Playful Puppy'

Candace Cameron Bure announces 3rd children's book, 'Candace's Playful Puppy'

“Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure will be releasing her third children’s book, “Candace’s Playful Puppy,” on Jan. 26 — and gave TODAY an exclusive sneak peek.

Purrfect match: cats and their human doubles

Purrfect match: cats and their human doubles

In 2018, Gethings had created a series of photographs of dogs that resemble people – based on looks, attitude or hairstyle – which became a bestselling memory-card game, matching poodles and chow chows with their human counterparts.

Stray dogs: Indians are bringing Indian doggos home as their lockdown companions

Stray dogs: Indians are bringing Indian doggos home as their lockdown companions

Pune-based Kapil Patwardhan, who helps people adopting stray dogs, helped around 55 dogs get a home during the lockdown period.Sheila R, Rajasthan-based, animal activists, says that the youngsters are more woke and they know that a lot of illegal breeding goes behind bring pedigree dogs in the market.

What cats mean by miaow

What cats mean by miaow

In Japan’s rarified world of cat doctors, the vet Hattori is very much a superstar – but now there is a chance for English-speaking feline fans to benefit from his wisdom thanks to What Cats Want, a translation of his 2017 Japanese best seller Neko no Kimochi Kaibo Zukan (The Encyclopaedia of Cat Feelings).

What Cats Want: How to understand your feline friend's inner desires

What Cats Want: How to understand your feline friend's inner desires

What do you think about me?” I am talking to the renowned Japanese vet and author Dr Yuki Hattori via a Zoom link in my sitting room and, I must say, it’s a nice change to be talking to someone who’s almost as much of a cool cat as I am.

Rescue dog who lost her litter of puppies becomes mum to orphaned kittens

Rescue dog who lost her litter of puppies becomes mum to orphaned kittens

The kittens quickly fell in love with their new mum (Picture: Facebook/SunshineDogRescue)Desperate to help the dog through the horrifying ordeal, Anita took to Facebook on a mission to find orphaned puppies who could benefit from Georgia’s love – and her milk, as the pooch was lactating.

Sheetal deshmukh: Here’s how you can become environmentally-conscious pet parents

Sheetal deshmukh: Here’s how you can become environmentally-conscious pet parents

And while we ensure that we switch off the lights when not needed, turn off the tap after use, buy local, say no to plastic and plant more trees, for lower carbon footprint, many don’t really pay attention to becoming ecologically responsible pet parents.

New dog walking rules in Germany unleashes debate

New dog walking rules in Germany unleashes debate

A new rule forcing Germans to take their dog for a walk twice a day has unleashed a debate on whether the state can decide what is best for the country’s 9.4 million pet canines.

Police officer rescues puppy from a hot car — see the bodycam footage

Police officer rescues puppy from a hot car — see the bodycam footage

A Miami Township police officer is being praised for rescuing a small puppy from the back of a hot car in Ohio by smashing through the driver's side window.“NEVER leave children or animals alone in a hot car,” the Miami Township Police Department wrote on the Facebook post.

Dog owners turn their pets into Disney characters with new Snapchat filter

Dog owners turn their pets into Disney characters with new Snapchat filter

But this new Snapchat filter can make your dog look like a character in a Disney movie.She laughed that her dog Alaska, on the left, looks like ‘a temptress’ every time she uses the filter on her.

Dog ends up looking like an alpaca after trip to the groomers is cut short

Dog ends up looking like an alpaca after trip to the groomers is cut short

A serious hairdo (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Lisa said ‘When I got the call I chuckled a little and thought “oh my god, I’m on my way to pick up a lion”, and when I get there it’s the funniest thing in the world.

Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

James Bowen met Bob in 2007 during his battle with drug addiction when he found the cat abandoned and injured and decided to look after him .Paul McNamee, editor of The Big Issue, said: “First Bob changed James Bowen’s life, then he changed the world.

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.

I wish more people would read ... The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

I wish more people would read ... The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

You’ve seen the films, but the novel is far richer and funnier – and in these locked-down days it’s as comforting as hot buttered toast.

Six-year-old creates dog toy boxes for strangers to use in the park

Six-year-old creates dog toy boxes for strangers to use in the park

The six-year-old loves dogs (Picture: Kerry Elsworth/Mercury)His aunt has also contacted the local council, with hopes that they will help the pair place more boxes in other parks, and Josh wants it to become a nationwide initiative.

Mum accidentally texts dog groomer instead of beautician about a wax

Mum accidentally texts dog groomer instead of beautician about a wax

Thinking she was texting her friend Beccy about an appointment she assumed it was the one to get her ‘arms and fanny waxed’ was – only to realise she was messaging a dog groomer she’s never met, also called Becky.

Hollywood hounds: canine film stars – in pictures

Hollywood hounds: canine film stars – in pictures

It was meeting a collie called Hey Hey, a direct descendant of the first dog to play Lassie, that gave author and film journalist Wendy Mitchell the idea for her new book, Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies.

Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Niqo loves to cuddle up with Archer and now even joins the dog for walks.Ben has started capturing photos of the pair’s unaided walks to share on Instagram, so everyone can join the pals on their everyday adventures.

Photos of emaciated lions spark campaign to save them

Photos of emaciated lions spark campaign to save them

Photos of five lions at Al-Qureshi Park in the capital city of Khartoum show how thin the creatures are and have inspired an advocate to launch a campaign called #SudanAnimalRescue to save them.