Pets

Those who have pets in their lives know the tremendous power of these healing animals to bring about feelings of peace, connection, and love. Cats, dogs, service animals, and other furry, scaly, or feathered friends provide companionship and so much more, just by being their adorable selves.

Smoke and the Base Operations Section Marines at Camp al Taqqadum in Iraq

Bringing Smoke Home

Marines never leave anyone behind. Not even a donkey.

A chocolate, teacup poodle posing for the camera.

A Sign She Was the Right Dog

Was the teacup poodle meant to be a part of our family?

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Feral cat

Life with a Feral Cat

No amount of spitting and hissing, sometimes scratching, will stop me from feeding her. Here's why.

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Ralph, a stray black cat relaxes indoors.

Then Came Ralph

Love an animal? Not me!

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Carolyn, with son Brandon and Peanut Butter, who "has become my comfort dog."

Peanut Butter, the Comfort Dog

My son, newly divorced, was moving back in with me. Worse, so was his dog.

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Thanks to Lainey Morse, founder of The Original Goat Yoga in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this unusual fitness trend has grown quickly around the country.

What Is Goat Yoga?

Thanks to Lainey Morse, founder of The Original Goat Yoga in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, this unusual fitness trend has grown quickly around the country.

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This Marine Went Above and Beyond to Bring His Best Friend Home

This video is still in the works. Check back soon to see the finished product.

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Frida the rescue dog pictured in early September.

Frida the Rescue Dog Saved Lives in Mexico City

This canine went on a mission to find others in the destructive Mexico earthquake.

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Dog in the woods

This Stray Dog Lived Through One Hurricane... Could He Survive Another?

The dog in the woods was on her mind and in her prayers.

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UPS Delivery Driver

This Facebook Group Celebrates UPS Drivers and the Dogs They Meet

The group shares sweet stories and photos of the friendly four-legged customers on their routes. 

Max and his mother with his iguana, Bill in a no longer messy bedroom.

This Iguana Was an Answer to Prayer

I couldn't stop worrying about my son's problems. If only I could find some way to help him.

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Linda Rae and Trixie

A Dog, a Prisoner, and a Surprising Prayer Partner

A decision to visit a dog who had been trained by a prison inmate not only brought her a new canine companion, but also a treasured new prayer partner.

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Carol and her favorite feline, Luna, whom she adopted from a shelter.

How This Dog Lover Became a Cat Person

After saying goodbye to her beloved pooch, could she love a cat?

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Loving a New Dog After Grieving Loss of Beloved Pet

Opening My Heart to Our New Dog

The problem with our new dog? He was nothing like my old one

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