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Paying Attention, City Dogs versus Country Cousins

I just spent a few days in The Big Apple, and not surprisingly found myself watching dogs and their people on the sidewalks of New York City. Here are the two things that I noticed first: One, many of the dogs had on coats. Lots and lots of coats. Granted, it was a tad nippy […]

Expanding the Peafowl Pen

My three peahens and one peacock are doing exceptionally well at my Bedford farm. I have two India Blue peahens, and one Black Shoulder Pied peahen. I also [&hellip...

SportDOG SportDOG Yard Trainer 100 Yard Trainer

SportDOG SportDOG Yard Trainer 100 Yard Trainer The YardTrainer SD-105 is designed for basic obedience training around the house or yard. 100 Yard Range Low Battery Detect Feature in both Transmitter and Receiver Waterproof ReceiverShow More Summary

Voles Console Friends and Display Oxytocin-Based Empathy

A new study on prairie voles shows for the first time that rodents console others in distress. Consolation appears to evolve under specific social and evolutionary conditions.

BowhausNYC Snakeskin Collar in Silver

BowhausNYC Snakeskin Collar in Silver This collar has a snakeskin design and attractive silver color and is hand crafted from fine Italian leather for a luxurious look and feel. Ideal for any dog lover, this collar is fully adjustable for maximum comfort and security for your pet. Features... $60.67 Buy This Product » Inline Ad […]

Dosing Nature: Feeling Down, Take a 3 Minute Walk 2x a Day

Can we really dose nature? A recent essay called "The Problem with Nature Therapy" considers different sides of this question and poses a challenge to conservation psychologists.

Birdscapes Mountain Chapel Bird Feeder

Birdscapes Mountain Chapel Bird Feeder Natural design, with gorgeous leaf print windows. Holds 3.6 pounds of your favorite seed mix. Can be hung or post mounted. Attractive poly stained glass looking decorative windows. Attached seed tray. Easy to fill and clean. The mountain chapel wood feeder features attractive poly stained glass decorative windows. It has […]

Are Women Better Dog Trainers Than Men?

The fact that four out of five companion dog trainers are women may be partially due to the fact that dogs respond differently to men and women.

How To Spot an Animal Social Justice Warrior

There’s something happening in the animal world, something sticky and kind of ugly, and we need to talk about it. You learn to spot patterns when you’ve been around long enough, trends that start in one area but quickly pick up steam in your own neck of the woods. And that, my friends, is what […]

Thank you for a Decade of Cute!

Dearest Cute Overload Peeps, It’s hard to believe that Cute Overload has chronicled and celebrated over ten years of the most anerable, prosh, sweetest ani-pals and commentary. It’s been over ten years, with hundreds of thousands of comments,...Show More Summary

How Having a Dog Will Make You Better at Dating

Single? Adopting a furry best friend could actually help your love life.

The Blog Dogs

I’ve never liked the sound of the word “blog.” It sounds like something one should have removed at a doctor’s office. (“Is that blog bothering you again?”) That said, what I do like is the interchange between the readers of this particular blog. I’ve noted before how often I am struck by the insight and […]

? One More For The Road ?

It’s quarter to three There’s no one in the place, except you and me So set ’em’ up Joe, I’ve got a little story, you oughta know We’re drinking my friend to the end of a brief episode Make it one for my baby And one more for the road Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: dogs, […]

“Hey Honey? Did You Get The Cat Chow At The Store?”

“Could you bring it in here? Quickly?” ~ ~ ~ A very….concerned Dimitri, from Doug & Sowmya in Winnipeg.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Caturday, HELLA MASSIVE IMPENDING DOOM, Hey Honey, The Great White North

Bobblin’ -N- Wobblin’

If I could do anything and be anywhere this second- it would probably be at the Toronto Zoo gettin’ some snorgle time with this two-month old PB. Although they say the weather in Maui is nice this time of year, too. But they don’t have Bebeh Polar Bears. (Story spotted on Mashable.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: […]

THANK You, Frito!

“My wife made our Boston Terrier Frito a matching bed and shirt. Enjoy.” -Ryan S.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Boston Terrier

Bunday: NYC Buns

DIESEL. DUMBO. DIVA. [Note: Wasn’t there a TV show with this name? Hill Street Buns? NYPD Bun? Memory not what it once was….-Ed.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Bunday, Buns

Y’all Got Any Fish In There?

[Lemme…just…..haaaauuuuuuuulllll me-self up on board SPLAT ah there we go. Wow, I could lose a few pounds. No more In-N-Out-shakes for me. For at least a week. OK, who’s got the grub?] (Tastefully Offensive.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hoomin Interaction, May The Blorp Be With You, Seals

Bunday Morning Quokka!

We really should have more Quokkas on C.O. There is absolutely NO downside to this. Gotta work on that. (Imgur/Reddit.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: OZ, Quokkas

Sheep to the Rescue in Learning About Emergency Evacuations

Sheep show that "faster is slower" and provide an excellent example of how biomimicry can help us learn about the best ways to evacuate potentially tragic situations.

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