Day: January 18, 2016

How Having a Human Baby Made Me Appreciate My Dogs Even More

It’s true — having a baby has changed things between me and my dogs, GhostBuster and Marshmallow. Just not the way people predicted. Despite all the warnings I got while pregnant, our post-baby relationship isn’t defined by chewed-up shoes and resentment, but rather by sanity-saving walks in the fresh air and the comfort of constant …

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Get to Know the American English Coonhound: An All-American Hunter, Despite His Name

In colors of red, white, and blue, the American English Coonhound is as all-American as you can get — except, of course, for the English part. Created from English hunting hounds brought to America during the 17th and 18th centuries, the breed’s first American incarnation was the Virginia Hound. Selective breeding created a dog better suited to …

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Once-Paralyzed Jimmy the Pit Bull Is Ready to Walk Into His Forever Home

It took 12 screws, two plates, four hours of surgery, and a lot of love, but Jimmy the Pit Bull mix is back on his feet and looking for a forever home. “During feeding time, he likes to do a little happy dance,” says Colleen Lazenby, founder of Diva’s Pit Bull Rescue near Atlanta, Georgia. …

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