Dust bunnies, tufts, tumble weeds of fur, clumps and balls of shed pet hair. What may be the worst part about having a companion animal may also be the best, according to writer Richard Kelly Kemick. He details it in his essay Sweeping It under the Carpet published in The Walrus magazine.
Read + see more about Richard and his dogs here.
Animals are running for political office, including Earl Grey from the Tuxedo Party of Canada Cat Welfare Society. The cat campaigned during the 2015 Canadian federal election and has his sights set on the USA Presidential race too. We find out why he's interested in politics and what other political animals are out there.
See photos of Earl, Stan and their campaign manager, Hugh Chisholm
Human curiosity about what’s beyond our blue skies has gotten the better of us. We invented all kinds of technologies to get us there, but it wasn't only us. We remember the fish, cats, frogs, monkeys, spiders and dogs who were sent out into the unknown.
Furkid and furbaby are terms used when trying to describe the relationship we have with our pets. We ask pet owners at the Edmonton International Cat Festival for the titles they've chosen to give their companion animals. And then we uncover why this has developed over the last 50 years, with Anthrozoologist Dr John Bradshaw.