Speaking of Pets with host Mindy Norton is for people who care about pets and about humane treatment for animals in general, and who want to celebrate that special relationship between us and our animal companions.
Being kind to animals is more than just an idea. It's a way of treating them with respect and encouraging others to do the same. That would include making sure that our own pets are spayed or neutered to help prevent the problem of pet overpopulation.
Have you ever hugged your pet, buried your face in its fur, and found comfort and acceptance there? If so, then you can appreciate the mission of these special dogs - trained to be hugged and petted, to comfort and console humans who are struggling to cope with their emotional reactions in the aftermath of a disaster.
In many disasters, there are both human and animal victims. After the fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas, people and organizations came from near and far to help those who were affected, whether they walked on two legs or four.
Easter baskets make us smile, with all the pretty colors and yummy goodies and treats. The sweet-smelling candies and chocolate are tantalizing to a pet's sensitive nose and that Easter grass wiggling in the breeze entices a curious pet. Plan now to keep your four-footed friend safe from the dangers that lurk inside (and outside) that basket this Easter.
Seasonal pets are rarely a good idea for either the humans or the animals. That includes the baby chicks and bunnies that are so popular at Easter. They may be cute and fuzzy but they come with certain requirements for basic care, and a commitment for years, not just days or weeks!
The Pit Bull is really not a separate breed but one of several, or even a combination of two or more. Because they have been used and abused as fighting animals, some communities have banned them. But people who really know these dogs will tell you what wonderful pets they can be.