Articles: human animal bond

February 28 2021

Birds for Dummies; Do Dogs Truly Love Us on WGN Radio

Kim Campbell Thornton and Dr. Brian Speer, co-authors (with Gina Spadafori) of  Birds for Dummies offer chicken talk on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. Listen HERE to learn everything birds, from chickens to assorted parrots. Chickens are a trend all over the Chicago area, and throughout the country. Dr. Speer and Kim theorize as…

February 26 2021

Lifejacket for a Goldfish

Some people will do anything for their pet. A goldfish suffering from swim bladder disease can’t usually be treated for this disorder affecting equilibrium and buoyancy.  This is sometimes why you may see a goldfish alive but belly.  Stacey O’Shea, who runs The Garden Sanctuary from her home in Wolverhampton, UK, set about making the…

February 25 2021

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot and Two Dogs Kidnapped

According to news sources Lady Gaga is offering $500,000 for the return of her two French bulldogs, who were stolen from her dog walker who was shot in order to get the dogs. This story is obviously horrifying on many levels. Of course, Lady Gaga has no idea how her dogs, Koji and Gustav, are…

February 22 2021

The Feline CEO

On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, the topic with Lynn Thompson is a first, at least it is for me. Her book is called  The Feline CEO: How Following a Cat’s Lead Can Make You a Better Business Leader. As she began to observe her own cats, she thought their wisdom might…

February 21 2021

Teleworking with Pets; Morris Animal Foundation on WGN Radio

So, how are our pets doing in the pandemic? On my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show, listen HERE to Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, Associate Professor Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation Canisius College in Buffalo, NY found out the answers. Her study, “The Experience of Teleworking with Dogs and Cats in the United States…

February 20 2021

National Pet Day

On February 20, we celebrate National Love Your Pet Day, a day to embrace one special trait that makes us human: our love of our pets! Gallup reports that sixty percent of Americans are current pet owners, and that in the U.S. there are more pets than children – and that doesn’t even include fish!…

February 15 2021

Your Pandemic Puppy; Preparing for the End of Life on WGN Radio

Dr. Marty Greer, author of Your Pandemic Puppy: Finding and Raising a Well Adjusted Dog During COVID-19, talks HERE on my Steve Dale’s Pet World program on WGN Radio. We begin by talking about the very names people are giving puppies and kitties adopted during the pandemic. And discuss all the adoptions on the rise. Basic…

February 11 2021

Rescued Dog Rescues His Best Friend

Love stories aren’t limited to people. This is a love story. And yes, it is love. It’s exceedingly unlikely that dogs cognitively think, “If something happens to my person – no one can buy me food.” That’s how we humans may think. The dog simply knew his best pal was in trouble and tried to…

February 7 2021

A Canine Heckler

Comedian Drew Lynch makes the most of a canine heckler. This comic can certainly think on his feet. If you’re unfamiliar, Lynch truly is a dog lover. And he talks frequently about his service dog Stella. (Thank you Barbara B. for sending me this video) 

February 1 2021

Tallest Dog Passes Away

In a bit of bad news Freddy, a Great Dane, known to be the tallest dog in the world, has died in Essex England. Guinness World Records conferred the tallest-dog honor on Freddy in 2016, announced Freddy’s passing in a press release. He was 8 1/2. Freddy stood 3 feet, 4 inches “from foot to withers” —…

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