Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Strong arguments for giving up meat for good

Thank you for debunking so many ludicrous yet oft-repeated myths surrounding vegetarianism and veganism (Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments for eating meat debunked , 19 June).

Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

Coronavirus world: Can cats, dogs and other pets spread Covid-19?

The virus has also shown itself capable of spreading to pets, with a third animal, a cat belonging to a Belgian owner, being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Friday night.(Picture: Getty Images)Belgium’s National Council for Animal Protection has stressed that there is ‘no reason to abandon your animal’ over coronavirus fears.

Police therapy dog hilariously busted for stealing donated toys

Police therapy dog hilariously busted for stealing donated toys

The video of the caper — recorded by the officer who busted Ben — immediately went viral.“I don’t know what goes through the mind of a dog that comes into a room and is overwhelmed with toys and everything else,” Johnson said.

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

Glenn Close brought her dog to the Independent Spirit Awards

Glenn Close brought her dog to the Independent Spirit Awards

Getty Images Sir Pippin of Beanfield, as he’s known to his 6,000 Instagram followers, even accompanied Close on stage as she accepted her award for Best Female Lead. “He’s my date,” said Close, as Pip adorably rolled around on his back on stage.

Women sleep better with a dog in the bed, researchers say

Women sleep better with a dog in the bed, researchers say

New findings by researchers at Cansius College, New York, showed that women who slept with a dog in their bed enjoyed a better quality of sleep, woke up earlier and felt safer.

Why populists adore cats – and use them in their political propaganda

Why populists adore cats – and use them in their political propaganda

Fans of Matteo Salvini, Italy’s rightwing, populist deputy prime minister, have been sending him images of their cats so he can post the cute, furry faces on his Facebook page and give his relentless attacks on migrants a more cuddly setting.

How to keep your pets safe and calm on Bonfire Night

How to keep your pets safe and calm on Bonfire Night

So, whether you’re going out to watch a firework display with family and friends or staying at home, it’s important to make sure your pets are well looked after.

Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

Personality tests are all the rage – but what do they really tell you?

The gold standard of personality tests is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which divides people into 16 types, depending on their self-reported preferences for things such as extroversion or introversion. The reason this is amazing is because I’ve mainly dated women, and we all know queers love their cats.

Gardening with the red trousers brigade | Brief letters

Gardening with the red trousers brigade | Brief letters

• Absolutely agree with Fr Julian Dunn (Letters, 10 August). • Don’t forget Hilda Ogden, Peggy’s cat in The Archers (Letters, 13 August). • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters