Cat games and playing with cats might be one answer to getting more cats adopted. It was more than a decade ago when I first heard Steve Dale say “maybe if people treated cats like they treat dogs…” the implication being we’d have more in homes and not so many in shelters. I was so impressed — the concept at the time was jarring in its departure from the norm, radical and deeply caring of the quality of life of cats and our connection to them.
I had cats growing up, and we played with them with catnip toys and balls — not really like you would play with a dog, although I would not learn of all the differences until I found my first dog as an adult. Steve’s assertion rang true, that if people would engage with cats the way they do with dogs how many more would be in homes because of that change in mindset? Continue reading →
Pet custody is a relatively new field in law, law in all 50 States which sees pets as just another asset to be divided. We know that couples can fight about the smallest of things, and who gets to keep Charlie can become a major battleground. Since case law in this area is thin, many judges have used child custody laws as a guide, yet are still constrained by property laws.
Pit Bulls die needlessly every day because of the weight of negative stereotypes perpetuated for more than a decade. In truth, they are good dogs and make great family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other dog. They were in recent history known as the “nanny dog” because they are so good with children.There are countless instances of pit bulls saving people, and yet they are reviled because a dog that looked like “the type” was reported to have hurt someone or someone’s dog.
Author Ken Foster sits down with Steve Dale to discuss his book “I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.”