people and pets

Posted on February 22, 2016: Turkey, especially the city of Istanbul, has a soft corner for cats. Islamic lore has many endearing cat tales. Prophet Muhammad shared a loving bond with his pet cat. As per a popular Muslim saying if anyone slays a cat, the person needs to build a mosque to atone... Read more

Posted on February 18, 2015: What if you are defeated in a pursuit, not by your human opponent, but by a cute four-legged creature? It’s likely that you would be charmed instead of being upset by the defeat, especially if you are an animal lover. Recently, marathon runners in Alabama were in for... Read more

Posted on February 9, 2016: Ever wondered what gene pool your cuddly pet dog descended from? Who are his ancestors? How did dogs come to live with humans as pets?
The answer to such mystifying questions was recently revealed in a research by a team of international researchers. And according... Read more

Posted on December 28, 2015: Can a person gauge the psychological mindset of a person on the basis of what pet he/ she has? As per research, scientists have listed some broad personality traits that dog parents tend to have. Though these are generalisations, they make for interesting reading:... Read more

Posted on November 18, 2015: The one night when making the loudest bang is the point of the proceedings – Diwali. And this year it was no different. While TV commercials urged you to buy more and more of stuff, social media and the interweb was agog with animal lovers pleading for a quieter,... Read more

Posted on October 21, 2015: New Yorkers, as it turns out, are decidedly dog people. Fifty-seven per cent of New Yorkers call themselves dog people while only 17 per cent identify themselves as cat people. In a poll of 800 residents of New York conducted by the pollsters at Siena College in... Read more

Posted on October 17, 2015: The Beatles recorded a dog whistle and mixed it into their 1967 hit A Day in the Life. The high frequency 15 kilohertz tone cannot be detected by the human ear but it surely is every dog’s song! There are many such things that you might or might not know... Read more

Posted on October 14, 2015: A heartening story with a happy ending emerged from downtown San Francisco last week. The local paper reported about a man, a suspected... Read more

Posted on October 14, 2015: Just like your human child needs a teacher, your furry baby needs a coach too. Before you hire a private tutor for your kid, you interview him/ her. Similarly, you need to ask your dog trainer, specific questions, before you appoint him/ her. Here are crucial... Read more

Posted on October 7, 2015: “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face,” philosopher Bernard Williams once said. Indeed dogs have... Read more


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