• Six ways to assess a dog's personality

    Ever wonder what distinguishes a particular dog's behavior from another's? What makes it so stubborn compared to a friend's docile pet? Or why a certain canine friend has been so whimsical lately, one day affectionate but aloof and defensive the next? It turns out that several factors determine a dog's personality, a subset of observable behavior.

  • Four ways dogs enhance self-esteem

    They're playful, loving, furry and adorable. What is there not to like about dogs? They provide the best company and provide blissful solace from the human world. Beyond these mood-elevating contributions, they are utilitarian. I am not speaking of the service they provide to the physically impaired or their helpfulness to farmers. The kind of help dogs provide to their owners goes beyond the tangible.

  • Three ways your dog can teach you mindfulness

    In this fast-paced, results-oriented society, it has become nearly automatic for us to equate efficacy with chaos. Addressing daily responsibilities can therefore entail days rife with anxiety and pressure. Yet, the biggest pitfall of modern life is not the threat of failure measured by socially prescribed indicators (e.g., professional success.)

  • 4 Reasons Dogs are Better than Humans

    Friendships are an important yet challenging part of being human. The years of emotional and time investment you spend connecting with someone can be lost in just a few seconds, degrading the grandest source of joy into sadness. Yet, the need for communion persists beyond the risk of emotional distress.

  • 4 Cat Stereotypes we need to reevaluate

    In recent news, a Californian cat saved her young owner from a dog attack. Tara Triantafilo, the feline heroine, chased away a substantially larger neighborhood dog that set his predatory sights on Jeremy, her owner. The remarkable rescue was immediately popularized by media across the country. Tara’s swift intervention was awe-inspiring, not only because of the tragedy she prevented but also because she dispels so many stereotypes about her species.

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