Dogs Day Out In Delhi

There are many ways to transport dogs, but few as unusual as a Delhi man’s routine of taking his three dogs on his scooter with him. A Facebook user shared a video of the man and it quickly went viral, getting more than 300,000 views, 2,500 shares and 1,000 smiley faces. The video shows a […]

You Really Shouldn’t Hug Your Dog

If you happen to be a dog owner, there’s one question I’d like to ask you: have you hugged your pooch lately? Hugging or cuddling dogs is something many pet owners like to do. Not me. No way. Forget about it. When I’m in a mood to give a hug, I usually go through a […]

More Clothes in Our House? No Thanks

My younger daughter, Divya, wants to buy a sweater for a member of our household. This household member does not usually wear clothes around the house and doesn’t seem the least bit embarrassed about it. She is the only female in our house who routinely gets away with lying on her back in the middle […]

Human Bites: Our Primate Connection

FIFA, football’s governing body, recently imposed a four-month ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting an Italian opponent, Giorgio Chiellini, during a World Cup match. It was the third biting incident in Suarez’s career and shocked soccer fans. Many of them believed that Suarez deserved a lifetime ban, but FIFA took two important factors […]

The Joys of Living in an Apartment

While searching for a house in the suburbs of Chicago, my wife and I rented an apartment for almost a year. Now that we’re finally living in the house, I’m enjoying all the extra space, but I miss several aspects of apartment living. What I miss the most is being part of a small community. […]

Wanted: A Good Home for a Chicken

Anyone want to adopt a chicken? Hundreds of chickens are being dropped off at animal shelters and sanctuaries around America every year, according to an NBC News article. Chickens, as you know, make really good pets: they don’t need much food, they don’t require you to take them for walks, and they easily fit in […]

Exclusive Interview with a Domestic Cat

A new study, conducted by researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has found that outdoor cats kill as many as 3.7 billion birds and 20.7 billion small mammals in the United States every year. Yes, billions of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and other cute animals are being […]

Moving Can be a Tail-Wagging Experience

My family and I just moved from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Most of our stuff went across the border in a big trailer, the rest came with us in a small trailer behind our minivan. It was a challenging trip for us and we learned a lot along the way. Perhaps […]

Adopting an Adorable Four-Year-old

My wife and I have thought about adoption for a few years and we finally decided that the time was right. So with help from a local organization, we recently welcomed a 4-year-old into our family. She’s so cute and loving – you’ll be amazed how many compliments we’ve received – and we wouldn’t change […]