“Animals — with their licks, cuddles, and silly antics — seem to make everything better.
We’ve seen the healing power of animals throughout the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as pet adoptions skyrocket, therapy animals bring joy to healthcare workers, and zoos throughout the country entertain us with live updates of their residents….”
“Brian Mendelssohn, owner and manager of Row House Cinema in Pittsburgh, announced the first-ever Quarantine Cat Film Fest, which will compile fan-submitted, shelter-in-place cat videos for a hilarious fundraising movie dropping June 19….”
“You might think being labeled the “World’s Worst Cat” would be an obstacle to finding a forever home, but not so.
Meet Perdita, a cat lovingly described by a rescue group as “just a jerk” — a kitty that stares “into your soul until you feel as if you may never be cheerful again” She’s the latest shelter pet to become an internet sensation….”
“Many dogs love sticks. For some, it’s the thrill of the chase when the stick is thrown. Others just like the satisfaction of gnawing on wood. And some just like carrying around their prize like a trophy. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that sticks look a lot like bones. What’s not to love?….”
“Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or swipe at us the next. It might be easy at this point to blame it on the cat, but what’s likely happening here is that we’re just not stroking them right..”
“Pet owners have long known — or rather, felt — that spending time with their beloved animal companion lowers stress and improves mood.
An extensive review that Medical News Today reported on included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for the emotional comfort and psychological benefits that their pets brought them.”
“Owners of a Kagel Canyon horse ranch are operating more than just stables – they are also saving cats and dogs. Golden Years Dog Sanctuary is a nonprofit effort run by Paul and Susan Friend LeTourneur at their ranch, Goldspirit Farm.“