Before I started to blog, if you had asked me to name jobs that pets do, I could have named several … and all of them would have been related to dogs. Should I have even thought of cats, I might have pointed out their ability to catch rodent. Yet cats are much more clever and versatile that most of us give them credit. You just need to read Lisa Rogak’s Cats on the Job to discover not just one or ten but fifty ways that cats purr, mouse, and even sing for their supper. In her colorful and photo-rich … Continue reading Review: Cats on the Job
P.S. I Love You More Than Tuna is a project by Sarah Chauncey. It will be the first illustrated gift book for adults grieving a companion cat, but has also taken on the form of a website and a supportive … Continue reading Interview with Author Sarah Chauncey About Pet Loss
For dog lovers, The Book of Joe is quirky little book with lots of personality. It’s written by Vincent Price of Hollywood fame who starred as a villain in dozens of macabre horror films. Far from being scary, however, The Book of Joe is a light-hearted and humorous account of Price’s life with pets. An orange-brown-black haired mutt who came into an empty moment in Price’s life is the star of this memoir. Price referred to him as “all dog”. At one moment, Joe could dutifully put up with hauling and yanking of a five-year-old boy (Price’s son), and in another moment … Continue reading Review: The Book of Joe by Vincent Price
The older I get, the more disinterested I become in classics, despite having grown up with them. They feel too long-winded, old-fashioned, and dull. Or as if they were childhood things which I’d been forced to enjoy. Nothing could be farther from my experience but, nowadays, it still takes the right book to remind me of how pleasurable and rich the experience of reading a classic can be. When my husband recently pointed out that Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck features a poodle, I pushed past my prejudice and fell in love with a good book. When Steinbeck was … Continue reading Review: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz is an unusual memoir. It is full of both the highly fantastic and totally realistic events in the life of a golden retriever named Trixie. Canine Companions for Independence had bred Trixie as an assistance dog, but, after enjoying six months of helping a wheelchair-bound woman, Trixie developed a limp and underwent joint surgery. Shortly before her third birthday, Trixie retired to live with Gerda and Dean Koontz who view their nine years with her as their best. I enjoyed both learning more about famous author Dean Koontz and about the remarkable adventures … Continue reading A Big Little Life by Dean Koontz
Until Elaine Capps adopted Cooper in August of 2018, Cooper had spent most of his life in a cage at an animal shelter. Now ten months old, the orange and white kitten was adopted briefly when he was three months … Continue reading Saving The Aggressive Cats
May is a bittersweet month for Rochelle. Thirteen years ago, on May 7, she adopted a shelter dog named Baby. “She was a cute little chiweenie,” Rochelle said, “and I couldn’t have asked for a better friend through the hard times.” By hard times, Rochelle is referring to her years in an abusive relationship. Baby brought laughter and happiness into Rochelle’s otherwise unhappy life. Rochelle giggled as she recalled, “One day Baby jumped into a police car to say hello to the cops. I was embarrassed, but they laughed and gave her love.” Rochelle also has a favorite memory involving … Continue reading Thank You Baby
“Who rescued who?” is a well-known sentiment in the animal rescue world. Indeed, the Center 4 Research points to studies that have found people who have a pet are less depressed, stay home sick less, and make fewer visits to … Continue reading Who Rescued Who?
When a car accident left Audra disabled, her doctor suggested she look into getting a service animal. She initially thought of a dog, even though she already owned a cat. After her cat called 911 one evening when she passed … Continue reading Cats as Service Animals
Today Lincoln Pet Culture is honored to bring a special interview to its readers. In the first of its kind, my therapy cat Rainy sat down to do an online interview with Therapy Cat Baxter who currently spreads sunshine to … Continue reading A Therapy Cat Named Baxter
In honor of Lincoln Pet Culture’s new look, we are rerunning our three most visited and our three most overlooked articles over the next two weeks. Dogs Are More Than Stereotypes, first published in 2016, was one of our most … Continue reading Dogs Are More Than Stereotypes!
I lived with Sage for more than 11 years. The black and white, wispy-coated springer spaniel delighted all who knew her. She possessed a pleasant personality, a gentle spirit, and a flag-like tail—and she was blind. My husband and I … Continue reading Guest Post: Decade+ of Life Lessons Living with a Blind Dog