Category Archives: Behavior and Psychology

Hero Dog Ralph

Photo from AL.com
Ralph. Photo from AL.com

From our friends at AL.com: Ralph, a four-year old Great Dane, is being credited with saving his family’s lives after a fire broke out in their Birmingham home in the middle of the night.

From his kennel, Ralph let out what his dad describes as a different kind of bark, which prompted dad to look out the window. The family’s BBQ grill had caught fire, and the fire was spreading to the house!

The parents were able to get their two children safely out of the house and rescue Ralph from his kennel. One of their pot-bellied pigs was rescued, but one perished in the fire.

Our condolences to the family on the loss of their belongings and their pig, and our kudos to Ralph for looking out for his family.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

The Most Awfulest Time of the Year

Graphic from ThatPetPlace.com
Graphic from ThatPetPlace.com

Who doesn’t love the Fourth of July? Your dog, that’s who. More dogs disappear from home on Independence Day than on any other day of the year. The fireworks set off this week are more terrifying than even thunderstorms, and in my neighborhood, they’ve already started.

From our friends at ThatPetPlace.com, here are a few things you can do to ease their anxiety and keep them safe.

I hope you and your dogs have a safe, fun holiday.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!