Boy, did I have writer’s block this week! I could not make myself write another thing on the articles I have been working on for a while, so I decided to take a look at some representative dog human-interest stories to see if anything inspired me, and found things that interested me, but not enough for an individual column. I didn’t want to use things from the usual aggregators like HuffPo or The Bark, so I went straight to Google News to see if I could get some timely content. Here are a few of the stories/ads that got my attention, (and a few that friends brought to my attention) and whether they are worth viewing. Read More This Week in Human Interest Cuteness
If you have ever read this column, you know I’m an ardent supporter of adopting, rather than buying, pets. The bottom line is that there are animals who die because people “commission” one. I’ve already told myself that the only way I’m going to get another Chow Chow is if one appears in rescue. It will be a sacrifice, I remind myself, but it is the right thing to do. Read More Corgis, Destroyers of Worlds, and Their Devoted Human Companions
While it’s heartening to see marriage equality and other similar matters experiencing an avalanche-like amount of progress, I wish I could give you all an entirely happy news roundup again this week. Unfortunately, too much has happened that must be shared.