My best friend Charlie the dog and his obsession with natural bully sticks (and me!)

My best friend Charlie the dog and his obsession with natural bully sticks (and me!)

Adoption is a wonderful thing. Couples who don’t have children derive happiness from adopting an orphaned child. This joy isn’t restricted just to children. Recently, I adopted a 2-year old mongrel from a rescue center few miles from my apartment. In this post, I simply want to share my story and the level of fulfillment I have got from adopting Charlie. Having earlier adopted dogs, I knew the procedure and expectations imposed on prospective adopters….

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My fascination for hounds that stems from Hound of the Baskervilles

My fascination for hounds that stems from Hound of the Baskervilles

I have always had a thing for Hounds. Don’t mistake me, it is simply an outward fascination. Hounds are fascinating creatures and have multiple skills amongst them. Legend has it that they were the first friends of human beings. They were hunting partners. The first time I got fascinated by hounds was when I read the Sherlock Holmes masterpiece, Hound of the Baskervilles. You may think, “but isn’t that the one where the hound is…

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3 solutions to solving the problem of stray dogs in the US

3 solutions to solving the problem of stray dogs in the US

If you travel around developing nations in Asia, such as India, Thailand and Indonesia, you would notice a lot of street dogs around. It is quite common to see malnourished dogs simply going through scrapyards and bins looking for whatever food they can get. Scavengers, they are called. The problem of street dogs is a rampant one. These dogs are often struck by hunger and deprived of care and affection. In many cases, they are…

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3 of the most trendy and hilarious dogs on Instagram

3 of the most trendy and hilarious dogs on Instagram

When Instagram came out, there was this seeming confusion of what exactly it had to offer. Fast forward to now, and Instagram’s value proposition is very clear. And we cannot keep our hands away from the app. It has literally taken over the world. Instagram has become the hotbed for all the great snaps that we take day in, day out. It offers all of us a great platform to post beautiful pictures. It has…

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3 interesting traits that are common to all Canidae family members

3 interesting traits that are common to all Canidae family members

The Canidae family consists of many species that we typically adore, such as dogs, foxes and jackals. Even wolves, although they tend to divide opinions. The Canidae is truly a creature of the wild. Its members roam around in packs and are inherently predatory. While you cannot really stereotype an entire class or family of mammals, one would have to agree that canines are, for the most of it, blessed with great features. You wouldn’t…

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