Russia celebrates 50th anniversary of dogs’ space flight

elaine | August 19, 2010

Russia is marking the 50th anniversary of the space flight of two mongrel dogs — Belka and Strelka — who became the first living creatures to circle the Earth and come back alive.
The August 1960 mission helped test the equipment which was used to carry the first human, Yuri Gagarin, into space on April 12, [...]

Brutally cold weather can be dangerous for pets

elaine | December 7, 2009

Ok… I know I have posted it before, but I have to post it again.  Please bring your pets inside during these cold spells.  I have suggested it as a precaution on most winter nights, but when temperatures dip this low it really does become a matter of life and death.     Although they are equipped [...]