Look at those pointy ears! Can you guess where the hound dogs originated and learn a bit more about Pharaoh Hounds? Check yourself and see.Take the Quiz
I own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with seasonal allergies — any advice? Benadryl does not work and tests are expensive.
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Look how tiny . . . but not too tiny to pose! It's like he (or she) is saying, "Aww, geez, another photo?!" This cub was one of two born at the Madrid Zoo on Sept. 7, the first artificial insemination panda twins outside of China!While the babes are still catching shut-eye these days, they'll soon grow too big for the incubator with all that milk they sip and will one day eat like 30 pounds of bamboo a day!
One way to encourage others act as responsible pet owners is to put out poop bags for everyone! The park near my house offers this less cute solution, but I'm surely inspired by this crafty alternative my friend spotted in Southern California.While I've seen dog walkers literally look the other way, making bags easy to find and free for all limits a mess that means each person with a pup on a leash look for a bag. Would you ever tack up something like this in your neighborhood?
Admit it, more than once you've looked at tourists touring your city and thought to yourself, "self: you really should take in the sights of the city that you call home." Well, better late than never to take an Urban Hike, so strap on your best Timberland "these boots were made for walking" boots and get on your way! Here are a few must-see Urban Hikes in a few of our favorite cities.
San Francisco: Sail over to Marin (the sunnier side of the bay) and hike down to Stinson Beach. Added bonus: you can check out some of the world's biggest and oldest redwoods of Muir Woods on your way to the beach.
Boston: They don't call it the "walking city" for no reason. Get lost for a few hours in the Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, and be sure to tell Sam Adams we say hi (although you're unlikely to meet many people on the trails).
Chicago: Everyone loves a walk at sunset, and Chicagoans are no exception. Hike to the city's perimeter of the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve Loop. In truth, it's more of a nature walk than a hike, so bring your camera along for the ride.
New York: Ready to get out of the city? We thought so. Hop on the train and hop off in the Hudson Highlands State Park; this trail makes a serious ascent from river-level to roll along a picturesque ridge.
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One of three new designs in the William Wegman for Crypton Fabrics collection that launched last week, the Multi-Plex is definitely the poppiest. The style comes on both pet beds ($120) and pillows if you're into the whole matching thing.Also debuting is a Gameboard pattern (in five hues) and Show (in six). These patterns come on beds but also on mess mats and (my personal favorite) the Throver, which have your floor and furnishings covered, respectively. Are you feeling these new designs?
This lil one named Daseep made her big debut in Frankfurt this morning and, boy, is she a cutie! Her mom, Malea, was thought to be infertile, but the proof is in the surprise baby. She rejected the cub, so looks like Daseep will be in the hands of humans for now; see more of her and learn about Sumatran tigers in the process.
Sure, North loves to play, but he seems to share my fear of large objects flying toward the face. While we've been content to sit on the sidelines, I'm surprised how well he's learning to be a real disc dog! I've gathered up my best practices to send you on your sporty way, too.
- Know fetch backwards and forwards. Not literally, but make sure your pet has mastered fetch or else your game will be very short-lived. Start by just teaching your pets to "go get" and "give back" before focusing on catching if he's a beginner at this basic trick.
- Choose a disc that matches his size. Most little pups don't want to see a huge platter flying at their heads and will have trouble catching it midair. Although many dogs will use traditional Frisbees, discs created for dogs can be softer and easier for them to catch.
- Get your pet interested in the disc. Introduce the disc as a new, fun toy. It can help to practice outside to save your lamps, and make it easier for doggies to pick up the discs off soft ground over hardwood floors.
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