Cow Cuddling Can Be Therapeutic, Or It Can Just Feel Great! (w/video)

Cow Cuddling via   If you are thinking of taking a restful, mindful, vacation with your family, consider Mountain Horse Farm in beautiful upstate New York, where cuddling a horse or cow can help free you from your worldly woes. Whether it’s in response a rising need for inner calm, a consoling, non-judgmental connection, or…

First Dog Candidates For 2020

I’ve written a number of articles over the years pertaining to presidential dogs. Whether it be the Obama’s Portuguese Water Dogs Bo and Sunny, George W. Bush’s Springer spaniel Spot  or Richard Nixon’s cocker spaniel Rex, the ‘First Dogs’ often garner just as much attention of their Presidential pet-owner. During the 2016 presidential campaign, I…

For The Tardigrade, Earth Was Not Enough

Like the TV Honeymooner Ralph Kramden’s catchphrase, for those who remember, I could hear scientists saying, “To the Moon, you tardigrade, to the moon!” I could hear it, because not too long ago when I first learned about this indestructible creature, I researched about them in a post I called, “Tardigrade, The One Animal On…

Wild Monkeys Save Man Lost in Bolivian Jungle For Nine Days

Maykool Coroseo Acuña declined to traditionally thank Mother Earth for allowing a visit to the rain forest and five minutes later after returning to camp, he literally disappeared from sight. He was rescued by a traveling troupe of wild monkeys who guided him to water and safe places to sleep. A Guided Tour Into The…

So many issues from AAFCO meeting – Truth about Pet Food

From the worrisome African Swine Fever to DCM to excess vitamin D to controversy…a lot happened at this AAFCO meeting. At the opening session of every AAFCO meeting, everyone is introduced including all regulatory authorities. When the FDA officials were to be introduced (45 FDA representatives in attendance), this slide was put up on the…

Service Dogs Arrive In El Paso To Comfort First Responders & Victims

Service dogs were sent to El Paso,TX to help treat first-responders after the August 3rd shooting. That mass murder tallied 22 dead and 24 injured, after a lone gunman opened fire at a Walmart. The canines that were trained by Service Dogs, Inc. arrived August 4, Sunday morning to commence their work. The commission was…

When Four-Eyed Lizards Walked The Earth

We forgive anyone doing a double-double-take at Saniwa ensidens, a fossil monitor lizard excavated over a century ago that now appears to have had four peepers. Jeepers! Forty-nine million years ago, an otherwise unremarkable monitor lizard shuffled off this mortal coil in what is now Fossil Butte National Monument in southwestern Wyoming. One hundred and…

Post FDA Report: 7 Safe Grain-Free Dog Treats That Don’t Contain Vegetable Proteins

The ingredients in the Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Dog Treats are below. There are no vegetable or potato “proteins” in these treats. Nor should there be!   Orijen Original Freeze-Dried Dog Treats ingredients   My last few articles focused on the June, 2019 FDA report on dry grain-free dog foods and their correlation with heart disease,…