For most people, pets are considered a part of the family. But what happens to them when the family splits up? Area attorneys tell us there are no special laws in place concerning pets during divorce, at least in Missouri.
Twenty years ago, I received my first-ever Valentine's gift as a newlywed: My husband presented me with a 2-pound, 5-week-old black-and-white beagle we named Corky Ann.
Oh, what fun it is to…but now, the reality of our new holiday pet is settling in. Your beautiful, cuddly, sleepy little pup has transformed into an energy-driven, biting, irresponsive devil who seems to pleasure in pooping and peeing anywhere but outside. Sound familiar?
As the old year comes to an end and we are on the cusps of ringing in the new, many of us may pause to reflect and perhaps consider our friends and family members. Of course, breaking bread often plays an important role at gatherings, and this year’s compilation of cookbooks offers pleasing propositions for entertaining, as well a quiet meal at home. Enjoy!
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Before the annual stroll around The Galleria in search of holiday gifts both selective and silly, it’s time to contemplate what occurred on local stages in the past 12 months.
After last winter, we all are assuming another bad one is on the way. There are many concerns for our dogs who have an inordinate amount of outside exposure. Obviously, there are breeds that are kenneled and spend a good part of the year outdoors. Those pets will transition to weather extremes of winter more efficiently and safely.
The animal control department of Peoria, Illinois, found Dixie, a 4-year-old basset hound, on the streets with a litter of puppies. They took her in, but during the procedure to have her spayed, something went wrong and she became very ill.
Story: When last we visited the Armadillo Acres trailer park in Starke, Florida, Donna (“Pickles”) was convinced she was pregnant, even though everyone else thought she was experiencing hysterical pregnancy. Guess what? Pickles was right, much to the surprise of her friends Betty and Linoleum (“Lin”).
Although it’s been 20 years since David Halen was named concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he still savors that moment. “The announcement was made the night Isaac Stern was featured soloist for our orchestra," he recalls.
Send winter well-wishes to family and friends while also supporting your favorite organization, with these holiday cards from local nonprofits.
Support Dogs, Inc.
Looking for the perfect something for all the special people in your life? From gifts for grandma to surprises for your sweetheart, we scouted out beautiful items for everyone on your list!
ONCE UPON A TIME...The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 39 small-breed dogs from Carter County. The owner surrendered the dogs after telling animal cruelty investigators that she had planned to load them into a truck and dump them on the side of the highway. Many of the dogs were in poor shape, and the Humane Society’s rescue team brought them to its Macklind Avenue headquarters for care.
Senator Claire McCaskill recently selected Michelle Wright as this year’s Angels in Adoption award recipient. In addition to adopting both of her daughters internationally, Wright also advocates for all children who require special-education services and programs.
November houses Turkey Day, and that means tons of great food, lots of family time and more. Many of our pet health concerns around Thanksgiving have to do with all those scrumptious table goodies getting into the mouths of our non-discriminating pet gourmets.
What’s that, you say? You’ve got your living room set up just the way you like it? That may be so, but home design is an ever-evolving art, and any room—however perfect—could stand to be freshened with a new piece from time to time. These statement pieces will make your guests stop and marvel, no matter your budget.