The Weekly Walk: Reasonable Companions

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Reason Enough

Are you considering bringing a dog into your life? Have you begun researching local shelters? Are you already at the shelter but need another reason to step inside? There’s an online article to help with that. A post on Distractify, “20 Reasons You Absolutely Need a Dog in Your Life,” will likely make you want to kiss a pooch, if not adopt one, by the time you reach the end of it. And if you do adopt a dog, be sure to share photos with us. Woof!

Joke of the Week

Q: What do you give a pig with a rash?

A: Oinkment.

Treat of the Week

An easy bacon dog treat recipe to impress your pooch. Nommers!

Puzzle of the Week

Solve the anagram “Headmaster Mote.”

Hint: two words, type of pet snacks.

Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Homemade Treats  

Photo of the Week

Beautiful photos of beautiful shelter dogs. Click the picture for more.

Video of the Week

Corgi puppies running at the camera. It’s even cuter than it sounds.

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Thank you for taking another enjoyable Weekly Walk with us. Be sure to bark or meow or use any other animal noise to communicate with us below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!

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The Weekly Walk: Are You Wagging at Me?

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Tails are for More than Sweeping

A study suggests that a dog wagging its tail can indicate to other dogs if it’s friendly or not. NPR, Slate, The Washington Post, and other publications recently ran articles about the study. Dogs were shown videos of dogs wagging their tails to the left or the right. When the pooches saw another canine swinging its tail to the right side, they were more relaxed and their heart rates remained about the same. However, when the pooches saw another canine swinging its tails to the left, they became anxious, which you can see on the video the in The Washington Post article. Researchers hope these studies will give humans a better idea of how to calm dogs at the vet or in other high-stress situations.

Joke of the Week

Q: Why do dogs wag their tails?

A: Because no one else will do it for them.

Treat of the Week

Is your dog an oatmeal lover? Bake her a dish of these oatmeal dog treats. Click here for the recipe.

Puzzle of the Week

Solve the anagram “Dome We.”

Hint: one word, cat.

Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Meowed 

Photo of the Week

The way we imagine our pets waiting for us to come home.

Video of the Week

Tigers take a swim test and make faces. It’s an important and adorable step in their lives. You can view the video and article by clicking the photo below.

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So ends another Weekly Walk. Share your favorite weekly articles and videos below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!

The Weekly Walk: Is Halloween Really Over?

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week

How did you celebrate Halloween? Did you trick-or-treat with your pet? Watch movies with your cats? Host a small party at your home and bake dog treats? Teach your dog to play dead in the front yard and frighten passerby by rising from the dead? We would love if you shared your photos and stories with us. To see what else went on around the country, below are a few of the parades that celebrated Halloween and pets.

NYC Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Vanity Fair has a slideshow of all the wonderful dog costumes, and they captioned photos with each dog’s inner monologue. One of our favorites: “What costume?

Canine Promenade 2013

This year in Boston, owners and their pets dressed up and walked the Charles River Esplanade. You can view photos of everyone dressed up, as well as the winners of the costume contest. We would have definitely voted for the small Where’s Waldo group that you can see at the bottom of the article.

Tails in the City Halloween Pet Parade

Chicago had its 10th annual Tails in the City Halloween Pet Parade. See a Dorothy dog, a furry prescription pill bottle, barking pirates, even Underdog!

Joke of the Week

Q: What are skeletons afraid of?

A: Dogs.

Treat of the Week

Trust us, your pets still like the treat part of Halloween. Try these two recipes with them.

Puzzle of the Week

Solve the anagram “Coached Prosy.”

Hint: two words, last week’s post, singular.

Highlight the space after the colon to see the answer: Scaredy Pooch 

Photo of the Week

“These are for gnawing, right?”

Video of the Week

Halloween doesn’t make spiders scary. Spiders make spiders scary. Thankfully we have cats to deal/play with them. Simon’s Cat handles this creepy-crawly.

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We hope you enjoyed Halloween this year! Share pictures and tales (or tails) below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!