The Cat Show of 1871

The Cat Show of 1871

Author Mimi Matthews has a brilliant blog that includes articles on the history of dogs and cats.  Check out this terrific report about the first cat show, an event which took place 145 years ago at the Crystal Palace in London… by MIMI MATTHEWS In 1871, at the...
Morris

Morris

Looking back at the legend of a famously finicky feline… from HINSDALE HUMANE SOCIETY It is the quintessential American success story… a gentleman down on his luck, who achieves fame and fortune through hard work and ingenuity. In this case, the gentleman happens to...
In Search of Dogs

In Search of Dogs

The New York Times reports that the modern canine may have originated in Asia, 15,000 years ago… by JAMES GORMAN Where do dogs come from? Gray wolves are their ancestors. Scientists are pretty consistent about that. And researchers have suggested that dogs’...
Dog Mummies

Dog Mummies

CNN filed this report on an amazing archeological find… by GREG BOTELHO For centuries, dogs have been humans’ loyal, domesticated companions. They’ve been wild animals, doing what’s needed to survive. And in ancient Egypt, they served as...