How to know if you should get a pet with a partner

How to know if you should get a pet with a partner

Vihan says you and your partner should see a future together before considering having a pet, but there is no perfect time for that to happen.Vihan recommends having a back-up plan if your relationship doesn’t work out before taking this step, as it is important for each partner and for the pet.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

Responsibilities every pet parent should take

Responsibilities every pet parent should take

And so, we have listed down a few responsibilities every pet parent should always be aware of.If you are a pet parent, you have to allot a certain time period for your pet’s exercise.

We got a pandemic puppy and it was a mistake. Now what?

We got a pandemic puppy and it was a mistake. Now what?

Caroline Moss is an author and host of the podcast "Gee Thanks, Just Bought It," which helps people find the products they need to make life easier, better and more productive.

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.

Very good dog reads with pupils and has his own school uniform and backpack

Very good dog reads with pupils and has his own school uniform and backpack

Russell the Dog, 13, listening to school children read at Coalsnaughton Primary School (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS.com)An adorable dog loves helping primary school pupils to read, and even has his own school uniform and backpack.

Letters

Letters

When Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, says that Hamas “pile up as many civilian dead as they can” to make Israel look bad, he is speaking from a mind-set that has informed the political attitude of Israel’s leaders for many years.