For many dog lovers, it’s immensely comforting to share a bed with their beloved pups at night. I do the same with my own two dogs and wouldn’t have it any other way, but, of course, not every pet parent feels the same. Some prefer that their furry buddies stay on the ground to prevent fur and any dirt they carry in from marring their furniture. But...

We all know that animals sometimes bring us “gifts” in the form of dead animals. Some say it’s their way of caring for us “helpless” humans since they perceive us as not knowing how to hunt. There are some animals that take gift-giving to a whole new level, though. I’ve known tons of dogs who must grab a toy to give each newcomer...

Growing up in the woods, my siblings and I knew that we always had to check for ticks before going back inside. Having the bloodsucker attached to your body is terrifying enough, but there’s also the huge risk of contracting the diseases that ticks carry around with them. I’ve seen quite a few of these insects in my life, but it never occurred to me that...

On September 13, 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe brought two guns to Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, where he shot and killed one student and wounded three others. Frantic parents rushed to the school, terrified that their children were among the victims. Some even parked up to a mile away and ran there. Shockingly enough, someone decided to take advantage of...

One of the best things about having devices in our pockets all the time is the ability to capture special moments. There’s a whole genre of videos now that features service members returning home from their deployments and surprising their friends, family members, and even pets. I’ve got to tell you, I watch them every single time. These videos remind...

Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida. One of the things people may not think about is how the damage and displacement affected foster children. Foster kids are loved and cared for, but for many their homes are already temporary. To then face the fear of losing that safe place is a terrible thing for a child to deal with. In one part of Florida, more than 70...

Retirement is meant to serve as a relaxing period of time in your later life where you can just enjoy life and not have to worry about working the usual 9 to 5. However, while most retirements begin by going on vacation or purchasing an exotic sports car, for the NASA spacecraft known as Cassini, this intergalactic piece of metal ended its 20 years of hard work by...

We’ve seen quite a few stories about coyotes lately, and they’ve taught me more about just how interesting these critters can be. They’re found all over the United States, and while they can run into problems with the human population, they usually keep to themselves if possible. They’re a huge part of the food chain in North America, and...

Dog fighting is a serious problem in the United States. In 2007, it was estimated that more than 250,000 dogs were involved in dog fighting rings where they were forced to hurt each other for humans’ entertainment and monetary gain. What’s more, people being involved in dog fighting has been linked to domestic violence and other violence against human...

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to have never been outside or experienced the sun on your face. Even if you’re the biggest couch potato, you’ve got to leave the house to go places like the grocery store or the post office. But what if you had never been outside in your entire life? That’s what sometimes happens to animals who have...