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  • When it's you versus the dog: New book 'Stepdog' tackles the blending of families with pets

    When it's you versus the dog: New book 'Stepdog' tackles the blending of families with pets
    You're not sure it's going to happen for you, but it does: You find the mate of your dreams. He has an enviable Pacific Palisades address and you both have top journalism jobs. So, can a galoopy mutt named Eddie — granted, one whose antics...
  • How burial, memorials and support groups can ease the pain of a pet's death

    How burial, memorials and support groups can ease the pain of a pet's death
    When a pet dies, the human survivors face a series of practical decisions: how to dispose of the remains, how (and whether) to inform friends and colleagues. Many of us will ponder a memorial or a tribute on social media. And some of us will seek...
  • How pit bulls became the 'bad boys' of the dog world

    How pit bulls became the 'bad boys' of the dog world
    Before being branded as the Al Capone of dogs, pit bulls reigned as one of America's most beloved pets. Petey, the canine sidekick in the "Little Rascals" comedies, was a pit bull. So were the mascots for RCA Victor and Buster Brown shoes. Even the...
  • Instagram star in the making? 6 tips for photographing your pet

    Instagram star in the making? 6 tips for photographing your pet
    Your pet is doing that thing again. It's the cutest thing ever, and it must be snapped, shared and forever immortalized on social media. Cats and Dogs of Instagram, here we come. But what happens? Just as you reach for the camera to compose the killer...
  • Think you can claim your pet is an 'emotional support animal'?

    Think you can claim your pet is an 'emotional support animal'?
    Your sidekick is loyal. Clever. A great comfort to you and others. But does that mean your animal companion deserves access in public places that other people's pets don't get? Maybe. The law is murky and the answer depends heavily on your animal's...
  • How to mind your manners around pets -- and pet owners

    How to mind your manners around pets -- and pet owners
    On many days, Linda Buesching, past president of the West Valley Bird Society, likes to take her hyacinth macaw, Maxine, out and about for a bit of socializing. She generally knows what she's in for. "It happens all the time: People will come up to me...
  • Thomas Edison, inventor of ... the cat video?

    Thomas Edison, inventor of ... the cat video?
    During an interview with Internet Cat Video Festival founder Scott Stulen, he explained that, though the Internet may have popularized cat videos, the phenomenon predates the Web — by a lot. "Some of [Thomas] Edison's earliest films are of cats...
  • How did cats take over the Internet? 'Cat Video Festival' founder explains it all

    How did cats take over the Internet? 'Cat Video Festival' founder explains it all
    No member of the animal kingdom has conquered the Internet like Felis catus, the humble house cat. YouTube is home to an estimated 10 million cat videos, which, to put it in perspective, works out to an upload rate of roughly two cat-related pieces of...
  • Oh, we Americans love our pets! Here's proof:

    Oh, we Americans love our pets! Here's proof:
    What with Grumpy Cat and therapy goats, $150 granite cat food bowls and $2,600 Gucci dog carriers, it's easy to think that a society that has dedicated pet bakeries, canine-only cable channels and a cat with more Twitter followers than the Dalai Lama...
  • Americans just spent $60.59 billion on pets. A by-the-numbers look at our obsession:

    Americans just spent $60.59 billion on pets. A by-the-numbers look at our obsession:
    According to the 2015-16 American Pet Products Assn. National Pet Owners Survey, 54.4% of all U.S. households own a dog, and 42.9% are home to a cat. There are 85.8 million cats in the U.S. versus 77.8 million dogs — but freshwater fish swim to...
  • Finding love in -- and out -- of a fishbowl

    Finding love in -- and out -- of a fishbowl
    Ditty was my first companion after relocating from Michigan to Los Angeles. He was my partner through the chaos of adjusting to life in a new city, and he was drama free, unlike my out-of-work actress roommate. Did I mention Ditty was a goldfish? He...