The dog days of summer are usually the hottest days of the year, but you may be wondering why we refer to them as the “dog days” and when they happen. What do our beloved canine companions have to do with the warm weather?
Did anyone else watch HBO’s ‘Chernobyl?’ Here’s an explanation of the real events during and after the Chernobyl disaster, the dogs who still live in the area, and what really happened to the people and pets who lived near a nuclear meltdown.
Our canine friends have been a part of human mythology about gods and goddesses forever. Do we still worship dogs today? I don’t know. We feed them, bathe them, spend all our money on them, and pick up after them when they do their “business,” so maybe we do!
Spaying and neutering are considered part of being a responsible pet owner today, but that wasn’t always true. We’ve made positive strides in the last few decades. In honor of Spay & Neuter Awareness Month, learn more about the history of this important practice.
There’s one scruffy mutt who captured the hearts of Americans everywhere in the late 1880s, and that was Owney. He soon became the unofficial mascot of the Railway mail clerks and rode along on mail wagons and mail trains across the state, across the country, and even around the world!