Pets & Other Animals

Disco the dancing dog

Richard Curtis from Southampton was visiting Pet Expo in Dublin last week, with Disco, his dancing Portuguese Water dog. Dogs have featured in Richard’s life for as long as he can remember.

Clicker training for dogs

Clicker training is a way of teaching dogs that many of you may have heard of, but what is it exactly? Anne Rogers, a dog trainer who runs her own excellent blog has given me permission to post her us ..

My favourite cat breeds

The Supreme Cat Show is coming up soon - on 22nd November in Birmingham. Cats are remarkable creatures, and the range of breeds is fascinating.

Bray Swan Sanctuary

Harriet Ledwidge from Bray, Co Wicklow has recently helped to establish the Bray Swan Sanctuary Volunteer Group to look after the swans in the harbour in my home town of Bray. Swans occupy an unusual niche.

Art – by animals – up for auction

Seals, pigs, kangaroos giraffes, red pandas, rhinoceros, and even komodo dragons have been dipping paws, noses, claws and tails in paint to create their own works of art.

Puppy farming

I have been campaigning against puppy farming for many years in Ireland. I came across this video, and decided to put it here.

Harry the hedgehog

Caroline found Harry the hedgehog walking across her garden in the middle of the day. When she picked him up with gloves, he curled up at first, but then he poked his head out and sneezed at her.