Colors of Courage: Map the inspiring journey of animal activist Mahi Priyanka who won India’s Top Model 2022

Colors of Courage: Map the inspiring journey of animal activist Mahi Priyanka who won India's Top Model 2022

Mahi Priyanka Kolvekar, a vegan model who won India’s top model 2022 has had an extraordinarily powerful story. Being born and brought up in a small town of Karnataka, Hubli, she says, “I carry ultimate love for animals and have been bringing small kittens and dogs at my home since childhood to feed them.” An … Read more

Taurus to Cancer: 4 Zodiac signs who prefer spending time with pets rather than people

Taurus to Cancer: 4 Zodiac signs who prefer spending time with pets rather than people

Having the companionship of that little furry around is truly a pure bliss for certain people. A lot of people feel safe and comfortable around their pets as compared to humans. We all know a friend who is too extreme when it comes to their fur babies. These pet moms and dads really treat their … Read more

I thought I’d put my fair share of nutters online – then I advertised my pet

I thought I'd put my fair share of nutters online – then I advertised my pet

Well, it happened. I’ve moved. Again. For the third time in two years. I must admit, the packing up and moving stuff is carrying me down, but I’m hopefully only one move away from a permanent home now – one I own, as opposed to renting or looking after for a friend, like this one. … Read more

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

Say warning for pet owners as humid weather sparks parasite explosion

Say warning for pet owners as humid weather sparks parasite explosion

Dog and cat owners are urged to be on high alert after experts warned this year’s long months of unusually humid weather could cause an explosion in the paralysis tick population, putting their furry friends at risk. The paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) is known to cause vomiting and gagging, refusal of food, difficulty breathing, and … Read more

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. We discovered they used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Can we sue?

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school.  We discovered they used electric-shock collars.  Should we ask for a refund?  Can we sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

Urgent warning for Aussie dog owners as deadly bacterial disease spreads

Urgent warning for Aussie dog owners as deadly bacterial disease spreads

The very wet first half of the year across the east coast of Australia has prompted an urgent warning from pet insurers about a bacterial disease dogs can catch from ponds and puddles. Leptospirosis can cause severe health complications in humans and dogs, with early warning symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea or shivering. Ponds … Read more

How to Make Shrimp Decidedly More Delicious

How to Make Shrimp Decidedly More Delicious

FULL PLATE Add toasted bread, a green salad or both to make this delicious shrimp a satisfying meal. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY SEAN DOOLEY, PROP STYLING BY CATHERINE PEARSON THE CHEF: MELISSA RODRIGUEZ Drawing: Michael Hoeweller Her Restaurants: Mel’s, in New York City; Al Coro and Discolo, both … Read more

This Grilled Mushroom Recipe Uses a Tiny Bit of Meat and Makes It Count

This Grilled Mushroom Recipe Uses a Tiny Bit of Meat and Makes It Count

MEAT CUTE This recipe for grilled maitake mushrooms includes a delicious vinaigrette made with bits of smoky, spicy soppressata. Photo: JENNY HUANG FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FOOD STYLING BY SEAN DOOLEY, PROP STYLING BY CATHERINE PEARSON THE CHEF: MELISSA RODRIGUEZ Drawing: Michael Hoeweller Her Restaurants: Mel’s, in New York City; Al Coro and Discolo, … Read more