In 1942, a group of Polish prisoners of war traveling from a Siberian labor camp to Alexandria, Egypt found an unlikely companion in the mountains of modern-day Iran: a brown bear cub. They named the bear Wojtek (pronounced “Voytek”). His story is one of hope, heroism, and beer-fueled perseverance. After leaving a Soviet gulag, the […]
Medical marijuana is already a fact of life in 25 states and D.C., but why limit pain-relieving ganja to humans? Some pet owners think that their furry companions deserve to get in on the action, too, which led ”The New York Times” to give the latest animal ownership trend a catchy name everyone can get behind: […]
There are a few places cats shouldn’t be. A working bathtub. A rare furniture store. And a screening of Ratatouille. One place you should actually be happy to see a cat: a whiskey/whisky distillery.
One thing that unites “dog people” and “cat people”—being “wine people.” Which is why we’re doing a feline follow-up to our catalogue of the 14 Winery Pooches To Melt Your Heart. Now where a winery dog might reasonably be expected to perform some particular function on the winery or vineyard grounds—keeping the vineyard manager company, […]
And you thought wineries couldn’t get any better…Meet, the winery dog. AKA vineyard dog. AKA informal mascot, pest control, guest greeter, and general keeper-of-things-cool. A lot of wineries have them, for reasons practical (killing moles that dig into their soil) and adorable (‘nuf said), and we wanted to celebrate them. Because, well, dogs. Turns out […]
Look, dogs are amazing. They’re awesome cuddlers, always happy to see you, and they never talk back. On top of all their adorable qualities, dogs have also long been used as service and work animals. They can function as seeing-eye dogs, therapy pets, and so much more. They also have amazing noses, which is what […]