Pets

Pets

Treats from scratch pamper your pooch

It's not often I find myself drooling over homemade dog food recipes. But with names such as "cheddar lover's biscuits" and "banana ice cream," I was as tempted to try the recipes in the updated "Doggy Desserts" cookbook as was my furry little man, Welles, and his tail-wagging friends.

Pets

A respectful, eco-friendly way to say goodbye

From a few feet away, the metal trays look to be holding tiny rocks, plucked by a very particular and tidy collector. A closer look reveals that each tray holds not rocks, but remains – one holds the bony bits of a ferret, the other a cat; both were pets, and both are done with their jobs as companions.

Pets

Inside PetSpace: An animal shelter like no other

Don't forget to look up as you enter the new Annenberg PetSpace: There's a ginormous motion-sensor sculpture of a wriggling pup, so happy to see you. Look to the right for its feline counterpoint: A curious kitty, poised to paw its prey.

Pets

SC CARES: When animals experience sadness

Here at SC CARES the creatures that reside here come in all shapes, sizes and species. Some of these animals have a lifespan that should reach beyond our human time on the earth with tortoises and parrots that could live to be 100 years old. Others, however, we will have to bury as their time is not as long. The original SC CARES wolf pack has reached their 10 year birthday and we’ve lost two of our sisters, the pack of five is now down to three. Wolves can live 8 to 15 years in captivity but genetic makeup plays a big part in their longevity as well. Our wolf pack was bred at a road side menagerie so I would not be shocked to find out that genetically they may not be in the best circumstances. To have them 10 years is nothing to be upset about but of course we’d love to enjoy their company as long as possible. If you’re reading our stories you probably already know that animals just like us have emotions. Sentient creatures who feel happiness, contentment, fear and sorrow are no different from their human friends, so when one of their family members or friends dies they suffer loss just like us.

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