Call of the wild

February 2, 2020 08:37 am

We had a dog which often followed whenever any member of the family went to the fold in the field in a distance from the village. When the dog was around, I loved to pelt stones, twigs, and earthen clumps at the monkeys that would appear in the field during winter even though there were no crops to destroy. It was my favorite pastime. The inner ape in me made resurgence upon noticing the macaques when our dog was around as I had found a dependable ally and protector in it. We were a team together.

Giving newly-born kittens a home

January 17, 2020 11:14 am

Generally, people have a divided opinion on cats. Some think they are clean and wonderful as pets while others think they bring bad luck or are too selfish. And while we find a lot of kennels and care centers for dogs here in Kathmandu, cats don’t seem to be as lucky. But if you want to provide a loving home to an orphaned kitten or rescue a cat living on the streets, they can contact Catmandu Lovers (pun probably intended) which has been rescuing kittens around Kathmandu since 2015.

Healthy and happy pets

October 18, 2019 11:42 am

Pets are an essential part of our lives. They are truly a man’s best friends. Research suggests that pet owners are less likely to be depressed and suffer from other chronic health problems. Studies have proven that pet owners tend to have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than people who don’t own a pet. Having a furry pal can also reduce your stress levels and the great thing is you are never alone.

Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.

Saving street animals one at a time

October 4, 2019 10:03 am

We all love having pets at home. Be it dogs, cats or, if you are brave enough, even snakes, pets add a dose of happiness to our lives. However, when it comes to animals out on the streets, most of us are pretty indifferent and some are even, at times, downright cruel to them. But once in a while, people are willing to consider that the lives of these animals are just as important as their own.

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Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners making an annual pilgrimage for their pets.

Putting your pets first

November 2, 2018 11:20 am

The festive season is upon us and it is once again time to celebrate. Tihar is just around the corner and preparations are in full swing, if the lights and flowers are any indication. While it is our time to revel and have fun, it just isn’t the same for our pets.

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It is estimated that there are 10 million cats and 11.5 million dogs kept as pets in the UK – and new research suggests they could be improving the mental health of their human companions.

Stars and their pets

February 5, 2018 09:41 am

Even if you are not an avid pet lover, it certainly feels wonderful to spend some time with a fluffy and furry creature if you are in distress. Moreover, it is also amazing to see your favorite celebrity with their adorable pets.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Lawmakers have expressed reservations about the Bill formulated to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 proposing a provision allowing wild animals to be raised as pets.