All aboard for a distracting announcement

All aboard for a distracting announcement

At a grammar school in the 1980s, we held fortnightly departmental meetings in a local pub (Letters, 20 January ).Working as a bus conductor in the 1970s, I remember that whenever a management meeting was held in the lounge bar of a local pub, a union meeting was arranged in the adjacent public bar.

Train your dog to hug like hugging golden retrievers Kylo and Vader

Train your dog to hug like hugging golden retrievers Kylo and Vader

Kieran Lehane only uses positive training methods — such as offering a treat as a reward — with his beloved dogs, Kylo and Vader.“I like the idea that they’re golden retrievers, which are the most kind, loving, beautiful dogs, and that juxtaposition of having these Dark Side names,” he said.

Army veteran trampled by herd of cows ‘thought she was going to die’

Army veteran trampled by herd of cows ‘thought she was going to die’

At one point, one of the cows reared up on its hind legs and trampled Janicke’s face (Picture: SWNS) Janicke kept blacking out as she was airlifted to hospital (Picture: SWNS) The veteran had walked the path were she got attacked multiple times (Picture: SWNS)Describing the horrific attack, she said: ‘One of them, the black one, kept raising itself up on its hind legs and then stamping its front legs actually down on me.

Lonely, people-loving dog who spent almost all her life in kennels needs a home

Lonely, people-loving dog who spent almost all her life in kennels needs a home

She loves people but only has her cuddly toys for comfort at night (Picture: RSPCA)Meet Bella, the lonely lurcher who is in desperate need of a forever home.‘Bella is a friendly, affectionate dog who loves to spend time with people,’ they added.

Millionaire breeders who sold bulldog puppies for £20,000 must pay it all back

Millionaire breeders who sold bulldog puppies for £20,000 must pay it all back

Karl and Victoria Shellard illegally bred bulldogs and forced them to have back-to-back pregnancies (Picture: Wales News Service)A millionaire couple who illegally bred dogs to exploit the pet boom must repay their earnings — nearly £400,000.

Fran Drescher shares why every human needs a pet

Fran Drescher shares why every human needs a pet

Fran Drescher is a proud member of camp “must love dogs.”.Chester passed away 22 years ago, and since then Drescher has adopted a new furry friend.“I have a dog now, Angel Grace, and I rescued her just days before lockdown.

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis has some pretty strong opinions about couples who choose to have pets instead of children.In fact, the child-free lifestyle has been enticing more and more millennials in recent years as many couples have begun to embrace the freedom that comes along with not having children.

Jenna Bush Hager picks 'captivating' dystopian drama for January 2022

Jenna Bush Hager picks 'captivating' dystopian drama for January 2022

Learn more about Shop TODAY .The 2021 Read With Jenna book list was filled with adventure, heartbreak, hope, mystery and some good laughs along the way.For January 2022, Jenna Bush Hager picked "The School for Good Mothers" by Jessamine Chan for the book club to read.

These animals spent 2021 without a home – can you give them a family in 2022?

These animals spent 2021 without a home – can you give them a family in 2022?

They’ve been waiting a long time (Picture: Blue Cross/Dogs Trust/Cats Protection)Getting a pet isn’t something to be taken lightly or done on a whim, but if you’ve been seriously considering opening your home to a four-legged friend, rehoming is a great option.

How hard is it to look after a puppy?

How hard is it to look after a puppy?

Sarah James, Vet Nurse at Bought By Many, said: “It’s well-known puppy training is time consuming and requires a lot of personal effort, but that doesn’t prepare owners for how overwhelming it can be.“The first few nights with a puppy can be sleepless and messy and the first year can feel like a struggle.

2021 saw many pets being adopted – but also abandoned

2021 saw many pets being adopted – but also abandoned

Rescuers point out that people impulse-bought pets amid the pandemic, and eventually ended up abandoning them when they realised that they were not ready for the responsibility.

My heart catches when I see my children care for Odie – the puppy I resisted for so long

My heart catches when I see my children care for Odie – the puppy I resisted for so long

The gratification of an Indian mother at the words “I love your food” is matched by the dread of hearing “I am leaving home”, so when my 10-year-old wistfully announced that he couldn’t wait to move out, my maternal guilt peaked as I tried to figure out why.

Watch the emotional moment a little girl unwraps her dream puppy for Christmas

Watch the emotional moment a little girl unwraps her dream puppy for Christmas

It’s too much (Picture: SWNS)Feel like having a happy little twixtmas cry?For little Claire Hammer, a puppy had been at the top of her wish list since she was a toddler.(Picture: SWNS)Janee from Frisco, Texas, USA, said: ‘I was crying right along with her.

Dog saved by surgery after eating six packets of chocolate coins

Dog saved by surgery after eating six packets of chocolate coins

She returned to her home in Plymouth, Devon, to find the chocolate coins gone and wrappers strewn across the floor, before rushing Hugo to a nearby PDSA pet hospital.“I’d only been to the shops briefly and came back to find torn-up packets and bits of foil all over the floor, with the chocolate gone,” she said.

Litter of homeless puppies finds loving families just in time for Christmas

Litter of homeless puppies finds loving families just in time for Christmas

Karma’s heartbroken owner wanted the best for their dog, and so asked Blue Cross to care for both the 18-month-old mum and her litter and to find them all loving families once they were ready.

Dog vomited blood and had seizure after eating six packs of chocolate coins

Dog vomited blood and had seizure after eating six packs of chocolate coins

Amie rushed him to a People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) vet, who sedated Hugo and gave him an X-ray, revealing the dog’s stomach was full of foil and needed surgery.

Unlike cats, dogs used to leave me cold – until I met a puppy in a padded jacket

Unlike cats, dogs used to leave me cold – until I met a puppy in a padded jacket

There was no conscious desire to beat the aversion – it just happened, and all it took was a puppy in an orange jacket, shortly after the end of lockdown.

I have spent the past 12 Christmas Days looking after rescue dogs

I have spent the past 12 Christmas Days looking after rescue dogs

I don’t have any big family commitments at Christmas Day so I knew I wanted to be with the dogs (Picture: Picasa/RSPCA)One day, a couple came to visit her.

Man Finds 'Adorable' Tree Frog in His Romaine Lettuce

Man Finds 'Adorable' Tree Frog in His Romaine Lettuce

The rest were other types of animals (birds, rodents and bats).The tiny little frog that Curtis found in his lettuce is one of the lucky ones who made it out alive, and his new owner is thrilled that his followers are getting a kick out of Tony's antics.

Keep Your Pets Happy at the Office with This Interactive Ball

Keep Your Pets Happy at the Office with This Interactive Ball

Enter the Cheerble Wicked Ball Cyclone: 100% Automatic Interactive Ball for Dogs .Right now, you can get the Cheerble Wicked Ball Cyclone: 100% Automatic Interactive Ball for Dogs for 2 percent off $49 at $47.99.Prices are subject to change.