On a visit to my father, Annie the Labrador steals the show

On a visit to my father, Annie the Labrador steals the show

But my father is to have the last laugh at the signing afterwards, when all present work out that he is the self-same Daddy mentioned throughout the text, and begin thrusting their copies of the book into his hands.

Oklahoma boy, 7, fatally mauled by family Corgi mix, authorities say

Oklahoma boy, 7, fatally mauled by family Corgi mix, authorities say

The preliminary investigation indicates the child was attacked by a family pet (dog),” according to a statement from the Creek County Sheriff’s Office.The sheriff’s office said it was working with the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office in the investigation.

Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

Ndakasi, mountain gorilla who became selfie star, dies in the arms of her caretaker

A mountain gorilla whose picture went viral after she photobombed a park ranger’s selfie has died at 14.Ndakazi “took her final breath in the loving arms of her caretaker and lifelong friend, Andre Bauma,” a statement from the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday.

Sunday with Heather Small: ‘I like films that talk about women’

Sunday with Heather Small: ‘I like films that talk about women’

My mother lives with me and still loves to cook a Sunday lunch.I loved Rocks , the British coming-of-age drama because, growing up, nobody really took the time to find out about families on council estates, especially people of colour.Sunday is family time, so we’ll try to do something intergenerational.

A war evacuee shares her recollections... and reveals how well it works

A war evacuee shares her recollections... and reveals how well it works

We talked in the garden and, as Spitfires from the local war museum droned overhead, giving rich folk a taste of danger, she remembered two young brothers whose mother had ordered them to return to London to be with her.

Ainsley Harriott: ‘I talk to my ingredients when I'm cooking’

Ainsley Harriott: ‘I talk to my ingredients when I'm cooking’

Later on, I began to discover and love anything that was mildly related to cooking.I was absolutely taken by the enthusiastic way he cooked and the way that he always looked at the camera to engage us in the food.

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

But in March 2020, just as the world began to change, I headed to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London to meet an anxious greyhound called Jasper.When Jasper and I eventually went home to Sutton, I found that my mother and I disagreed on whether my father had truly loved dogs.

Woman's Best Friend Project shows bond between dogs, women

Woman's Best Friend Project shows bond between dogs, women

Courtesy of Kristen Kidd PhotographyThe stories in Woman’s Best Friend Project are not just inspiring — they also help dogs.Courtesy of Kristen Kidd PhotographyThe Woman’s Best Friend Project has helped Kidd recognize the special bond she shares with her own rescue dogs, Hudson and Hermanito.

One-eyed ‘Cyclops’ puppy with two tongues and no nose born in Philippines

One-eyed ‘Cyclops’ puppy with two tongues and no nose born in Philippines

Aside from its distinct one eye, because it had no nose it could not drink milk from its mother.Sadly, the puppy didn’t survive the dayThe grieving pet lover’s vet said the mother dog may have eaten toxins while it was pregnant which caused the puppy’s condition.

Dog lover holds maternity shoot for pregnant rescue golden retriever

Dog lover holds maternity shoot for pregnant rescue golden retriever

Caitie Evers organized the maternity shoot for golden retriever, Lily-Mae, just a few days before she gave birth to eight puppies (Pictures: @shaunakiely_photography)A dog lover has held a maternity photoshoot for a pregnant golden retriever she rescued after finding her as a stray on the streets.

Newborn puppy sold by rogue dealers dies after being separated from its mum

Newborn puppy sold by rogue dealers dies after being separated from its mum

Milo’s new owners did everything they could to save him (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS)But it was later revealed the dog had worms from not being weaned properly.

Dog given days to live shocks everyone by still being alive 18 months later

Dog given days to live shocks everyone by still being alive 18 months later

Tilly has recovered against all odds (Picture: Caters News Agency)An sweet Jack Russell dog has defied the offs, after being given less than a week to live – and still being alive and kicking over a year later.

Is there an alternative to ‘future cruise credit’?

Is there an alternative to ‘future cruise credit’?

I know that many cruise lines have been offering refunds, but our firm is insisting that we cannot have any alternative to time-limited vouchers.We pointed out that a refund was not offered to us originally but this has had no effect on their stance.

A tiny puppy has been born with green fur in Sardinia

A tiny puppy has been born with green fur in Sardinia

Compared to his sibling (Picture: REUTERS) Look at him (Picture: REUTERS)It’s incredibly rare for a dog to be born with green-coloured fur and it’s thought to happen when light-coloured puppies come into contact with a green pigment called biliverd in their mother’s womb.

Unfur-gettable: Meet Pistachio, the puppy born with green fur

Unfur-gettable: Meet Pistachio, the puppy born with green fur

Pistachio, a puppy who was born with green fur, on the day he was born on the island of Sardinia, in Pattada, Italy, October 9, 2020.Cristian Mallocci / ReutersMallocci runs a farm on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with his brother-in-law Giannangelo Liperi.

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

My dog was one of the loves of my life, and now he’s gone

I cuddled and comforted Bolshy when he first came home (Picture: Jen Barton Packer)We met Bolshy as a tiny puppy, along with his siblings and mum, at his breeders’ house in Essex.It’s also very much what love looks like in my human relationships: with my mother, my husband and my children.

Orphaned puppies cuddle teddies as they sleep next to their mum’s ashes

Orphaned puppies cuddle teddies as they sleep next to their mum’s ashes

Owner Donna Rennison, from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, has documented her creative and adorable hand-rearing techniques, which include buying the pups heat pads, building them a feeding station and giving them teddies to cuddle.The puppies’ feeding station (Picture: Caters News Agency)‘The days following we researched a lot on how to hand-rear the puppies from the internet.

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.

A dog is for life, not just lockdown: how to buy a healthy puppy in a pandemic

A dog is for life, not just lockdown: how to buy a healthy puppy in a pandemic

That many responsible, licensed dog breeders have closed their waiting lists, following a huge increase in demand during lockdown, while unscrupulous sellers are cashing in on soaring prices?Before lockdown, a pedigree or a designer-breed puppy (like a poochon) would typically cost up to £1,500, she said.

A Home For Bash

A Home For Bash

His life before my family consisted of him living his first two years in a cage, in an apartment, and only walked outside on a leash a handful of times a day to go to the bathroom.