How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

How to leave your dog (happily) when you go on holiday

‘Will we have our own pool, Mummy? my eight-year-old daughter asks. “Will I get to pack my own suitcase? Is Luna allowed to come on the plane with us?” “Don’t be silly, they don’t allow dogs on planes. She can’t come with us,” her 10-year-old brother retorts. My daughter’s eyes widen in horror. “What do … Read more

I talked my wife into getting a puppy – and now I’m lumbered with looking after it

I talked my wife into getting a puppy – and now I'm lumbered with looking after it

Six months ago, after two years of lobbying, I finally talked my wife into getting a puppy. I have such fond memories of the black labrador I grew up with and wanted our three children to have the same experience, but to start with my wife was immovable, maintaining that a dog was too much … Read more

Let’s Unpack ‘The Northman’s’ Most WTF Scene, Nicole Kidman’s Incestuous Seduction of Alexander Skarsgard

Let's Unpack 'The Northman's' Most WTF Scene, Nicole Kidman's Incestuous Seduction of Alexander Skarsgard

The Northman, in which director Robert Eggers transforms Alexander Skarsård into legendary Viking Amleth, is the director’s biggest production yet. A grimy $90 million epic coated in sweat and soil, Eggers’ third feature unfolds with the steady rhythm of swords bashed against shields ahead of battle. Then comes a twist—and kiss—that turns everything on its … Read more

Rebuilding NC Zoo’s aviary would cost $50 million, zoo director says :: WRAL.com

Rebuilding NC Zoo's aviary would cost $50 million, zoo director says :: WRAL.com

By Laura Leslie, WRAL capitol bureau chief Asheboro, NC — The North Carolina Zoo’s beloved aviary, which has been closed to the public since Jan. 24 to protect the birds from the highly contagious bird flu spreading across North Carolina, will not reopen. The zoo is in the process of finding new homes for many … Read more

Truth about cats and dogs: ‘All they want is love’

Truth about cats and dogs: 'All they want is love'

Nothing can quite compare to the joy of returning home to a loyal companion after a long day. Whether they paw, fly or swim their way into our hearts, pets are superb at bringing some “paw-sitive” energy into our lives. Numerous studies demonstrate that socializing with animals improves one’s psychological health as they cause an … Read more

Pet-safe cleaners a must for spring cleaning :: WRAL.com

Pet-safe cleaners a must for spring cleaning :: WRAL.com

Raleigh, NC — It’s spring cleaning time but that can mean you might have some cleaning products that could be dangerous to your pet. For tips on how to keep your pet safe during spring cleaning, we reached out to Dr. Ed Faulkner, owner of Weddington Animal Hospital in Matthews, NC, and president-elect of the … Read more

Worried Pet Owners Crowdsource Info as COVID-19 Surge in Shanghai

Worried Pet Owners Crowdsource Info as COVID-19 Surge in Shanghai

With many Shanghai residents abruptly receiving quarantine notices amid another COVID-19 outbreak, the city’s animal lovers have started to crowdsource information on emergency pet care to prevent any possible tragedies. Spare Leash, a pet-sitting platform headquartered in Shanghai, is among several service providers that has outlined tips for the city’s pet parents in case of … Read more