December 24, 2014

Interview: Bela Escapes Euthanasia, Instead Heads to Utah Sanctuary

Just in time for Christmas comes the news that Bela will be going toย Best Friends Animal Society Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. Bela’s owner, Connie Lay, passed away on Nov. 25. The story of her will exploded onto social media earlier this month. Dog lovers everywhere were unhappy that Lay had asked, in the will, that …

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You Want Chutzpah? This Circus Owner Tried to Pretend Dogs Were Pandas

The full spirit behind the Yiddish word chutzpah can’t really be adequately translated into English, but roughly, it means a display of extreme audacity, gall, or nerve. Leo Rosten gave the classic example in The Joys of Yiddish: “Chutzpah is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself …

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