Pets

Pets

How much is too much to spend on a sick pet?

Recently I noticed that J.J., our 12-year-old, black-and-white-spotted mutt, was a little too big around the belly - not in a pregnant way, in a weird way. At the animal hospital, the veterinarian had the reassuring calm of a woman who had delivered a lot of bad news. She said we had to run some "simple tests," costing roughly $1,000.

Pets

A dog groomer’s journey through homelessness, hardship and tragedy

Danielle Simpson was in the first class of graduates from the Grooming Project, a school in Kansas City designed to train single mothers living in poverty to become dog groomers. The lifelong dog lover's dream almost did not become a reality as she experienced a tumultuous year of great joy and great sadness.

Books

Veterinarian's book offers help for neurotic pets

A dog who ate wine glasses, a parrot who plucked feathers and a cat who became anorexic after the other cat in his household died are just some of the real-life animals featured in a new book, "Pets on the Couch" (Simon and Schuster, $26), by Nicholas Dodman.

Pets

How the dog who knows 1,000 words got her name

Hear from Chaser's owner and trainer John W. Pilley as to how long it took for the family to decide on a name to "fit her spirit." Pilley has written a book about understanding how your dog is smarter than you think. (Courtesy of chaserthebordercollie.com)

Pets

Adopt a pet (Sept. 17, 2016)

Leo, a delightful 7-month-old shih-tzu, is available from Pals Animal Rescue. He and his brother, Percy, came to Pals when their owner went into the hospital and could no longer care for them. Leo likes his brother but would really like a home of his own as he doesn’t like to always have his brother around. Pals has four shih-tzus available for adoption.

Local

Dog rescuer describes her first rescue

Dog rescuer Diana Frye describes her first rescue of a pit bull she named Raymond five years ago. She has been in the news lately by helping heal a Great Dane-mix puppy that almost died in a kennel behind a dumpster near Maple and Seneca. The dog has become an ambassador in a cause against pet abuse. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)

Local

WSU students get to ride a camel

Wichita State's Student Activities Council sponsored an event on Wednesday where students could take a quick ride on a camel on campus to celebrate "hump day." (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)

Videos

A dog groomer’s journey through homelessness, hardship and tragedy

Danielle Simpson was in the first class of graduates from the Grooming Project, a school in Kansas City designed to train single mothers living in poverty to become dog groomers. The lifelong dog lover's dream almost did not become a reality as she experienced a tumultuous year of great joy and great sadness.
Allison Long The Kansas City Star
 A dog groomer’s journey through homelessness, hardship and tragedy 13:07

A dog groomer’s journey through homelessness, hardship and tragedy

How the dog who knows 1,000 words got her name 1:27

How the dog who knows 1,000 words got her name

Dog rescuer describes her first rescue 2:55

Dog rescuer describes her first rescue

WSU students get to ride a camel 1:08

WSU students get to ride a camel

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