Posts Tagged "puppy"

If only they could speak … ?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Daily musings

Does anyone remember that James Herriot book, ‘If Only They Could Talk’? Or the children’s books about Doctor Dolittle, the vet who could hold a conversation with any animal he met? I don’t you about you, but I talk to my kitty and doggie clients all the time. A running monologue, if you will, since they can’t exactly hold up their end of the conversation … I imagine that their bright eyes and cocked heads mean that they are listening intently, and are trying...

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How much is that doggie in the window?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Daily musings

For many years, animal activists have been up in arms about the living conditions of the breeding animals and puppies in puppy mills (known as puppy ‘farms’ in most countries, including Singapore), and the trauma that it causes to these animals. However, without the benefit of objective evidence, it has been all too easy to dismiss such protests as the overemotional ravings of ‘crazy cat ladies’ (or whatever the canine equivalent would be). An American study was recently...

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