A dog rescued an abandoned kitten in the rain in a heartwarming video that has gone viral. The resurfaced video has been viewed on Twitter more than two million times at the time of writing. Rex Chapman shared the video from Fred Schultz and said: "This good girl found and brought home an abandoned kitten. Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they wear collars..." In the video, a Yorkshire terrier-type dog leads a tiny kitten down a driveway in the rain. The dog watches the kitten carefully as it walks through a puddle and clambers onto the doorstep, before lifting the small cat over the door frame and into the home. The rescue took place in 2019 and was reported on at the time by T&T media, which said that the dog's owner, Monica Burks, 48, went outside to see where her three-year-old dog, Hazel, was, after not returning from her "restroom" break. Burks, from Abilene, Texas , said that her dog, who is a mix between a Yorkie, Chihuahua, and poodle, kept drawing … [Read more...] about Heroic Dog Rescues Abandoned Kitten in Heartwarming Viral Video
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It’s Monday morning and I am about to sign into my video conferencing program to see my first patient (and pet parent) of the day. I am a veterinary clinical behavior resident and I used to see 10-15% of my cases through telehealth , but now I see the majority of my patients this way. I have five minutes before my first appointment starts. I quickly grab my dog’s favorite food puzzle toy out of the freezer, and we head to the bedroom where, for the next 45 minutes, he will stay happy and quiet while I see my patients. I head back to the living room, shutting the door behind me. Source: Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, DACVB I have dreamt of working from home full time. I envisioned hanging out in my pajamas on the couch, snuggled up to my dogs (and computer). COVID-19 shifted the majority of my work to telehealth, and it has not been all snuggles, rainbows, and sunshine. The first hint that my work-at-home dream was not going to become a reality was during my first … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Dog During the New Normal of COVID-19
Source: Joe Keller / iMore Apple's AirTag is officially out in the wild now, and it's proving to be a great way to keep track of your most important items, especially with the best AirTag accessories . With an AirTag, you'll be able to track your keys, wallets, purses and bags, umbrellas, remotes, and so much more. And if those items get lost, the massive Find My network is composed of almost a billion Apple devices, which is much larger than competitors like Tile. But Apple has consistently said that the AirTag is meant to track items, not people or pets . For people, Apple encourages you to use the best Apple Watch for that because of the Family Setup feature. But for pets, well, they can't exactly use an Apple Watch, you know? While Apple actually has anti-stalking measures in place to prevent an AirTag from being used to track people, the same can't be said for pets. Apple's Kaiann Drance, VP of worldwide iPhone product marketing, said, "If people do that, they … [Read more...] about Why doesn’t Apple want you to track your dog with an AirTag?
A Waikato dog trainer is urging people to be tolerant of barking dogs over the coming weeks as the pampered pooches may be suffering separation anxiety. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set out the guidelines for Alert Level 2 and pets can expect to see far less of their owners. Darran Rowe is asking non-dog owners to be a bit more tolerant over the next four to six weeks as dogs adjust. “They're probably going to be barking at the slightest thing that moves and I can imagine that will cause a few problems," he told Stuff . READ MORE: Coronavirus: Photographer captures Aucklanders' Covid-19 lockdown bubbles Lockdown, what lockdown - cat's wanderlust for old home Pets are not immune from surging family violence Furry Friday: Won't you stay home? Coronavirus: SPCA not expecting influx of returned pets like US shelters Mindfulness for traumatised rescue dogs How to teach your dog to stop barking Rowe said it's easy to resort to quick fixes. “Things like … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Separation anxiety on horizon for dogs after Covid-19 Alert Level 3
Ever since Apple introduced the AirTags one question has been playing on my mind. What are people going to use AirTags for? There are the obvious things like attaching one to your car keys so you won't mislay them, or sticking one in your car so that you can find it in Tesco's car park. You could also attach them to your luggage so you can find it quickly when it comes off the carousel - although it's not actually going to make it appear any quicker. But what other uses are there? Here are thirteen different scenarios where you might want to use an AirTag. Fit an AirTag to your dog's collar As long as you can find a collar that will fit an AirTag you should be able to attach one to your dog. Alternatively any keyring attachment ( like this one from Belkin ) could work if you attach it to the buckle. If your dog loves to jump in dirty water you can rest assured that the AirTag is water-resistant to IP67 (so it should survive in a meter of water for half an hour). Fit an AirTag … [Read more...] about What to use AirTags for