Throughout the “war to end all wars,” cats were a common sight in the trenches and aboard ships, where they hunted mice and rats. Beyond their “official” duties, they were also embraced as mascots and pets by the soldiers and sailors with whom they served.
An estimated 500,000 cats were dispatched to the trenches, where they killed rats and mice; some were also used as gas detectors. At sea, cats had the run of the ship — a tradition dating back thousands of years.Continue reading
We’ve all heard the tale of Magpies stealing jewelry and other shiny bits and pieces. Well a recent study exonerates them. They are in fact afraid of shiny objects. Credit: Getty Creative In a series of experiments, British animal behaviorists found that, far from being kleptomaniacs, the birds were in fact fearful of unknown objects. The team […]Continue reading
We’re always on the lookout for creative products that help with our everyday pet problems — like not having enough space in the bedroom for a cat tree, or trying to alleviate our dogs‘ chicken- or beef-flavored breath. Of course we love them… we just don’t always want a meat-flavored kiss. So we picked out seven innovative […]Continue reading
Recalls & Withdrawals Recalls – of which there are three types – are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. Below are all the Recalls for 2014 as listed by the […]Continue reading
I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw […]Continue reading