THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESSquirt featured on the Nine O’Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning.
Pets & Other Animals
Riley lives with three cats, and there’s continual low grade conflict. It’s nothing serious, and up until now, nobody has every been injured. It’s more that they tend to avoid each other, where possible.
Like most dogs, Pixie has been fit and healthy for most of his life. It was only two years ago, when he was eleven years old, that things began to go wrong.
I've just written a detailed explanation about the virus that's said to be affecting dogs visiting parks and public places in North Dublin and elsewhere.
Blue lives the normal life of an active young adult dog. He spends most of his time around the home with Lukas, resting or wandering around the house.
In some parts of the world, such as North America, the risk of a pet being carried away by a raptor bird like an eagle, buzzard or hawk is taken seriously.
Like most cats, Herbie is a creature of habit, and Sarah knows him well. He’s a typical Irish cat who is allowed to come and go as he pleases, through a cat flap.
Ruby has been through a difficult time in the past year: her much-loved cat, Eddie, went missing in March.
Emma chose Sherlock carefully as a puppy: she heard about a family in the countryside who had a litter of collie pups, and she made a point of meeting both parent dogs.
Maggie is a Lurcher, which is not so much a specific breed as a particular type of dog. Classically, a Lurcher was an Irish poacher’s dog: a cross between a Greyhound and a Deerhound.
Eleven years ago, a friend of Cathy’s told her about two kittens that had been rescued: two sisters, one with a tail, and one with no tail (like a Manx cat).
Many Bulldogs have snuffly breathing: their noses are flattened, and you can sometimes hear them coming before you see them.
Today’s story from the archives is a bittersweet one: yes, it is a lovely story about the remarkable ways that animals can help humans, and about how good animals are at connecting with people, ..
Sugar has had a complicated six months on the health front, but up till the latest episode, the family had been managing to deal with the problems by themselves, without veterinary help.
Hens in my garden: a daily highlight of my life I’m lucky enough to have a back garden with enough space for a fenced in area which we use to keep poultry: a couple of Indian Runner ducks, a few ..
Zaida has had complicated health problems recently. When she was ten years old, she started to have accidents around the house, suddenly passing floods of urine on the floor.
Fionn is only three years old, but he has had more than his fair share of health issues as a young dog.