Critter Corner: Did Karl Lagerfeld Just Leave $210 Million to His Cat?

Dear Angel, I heard that Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s late artistic director, left the bulk of his £150 million fortune (approximately $210 million dollars according to today’s exchange rate) to his cat, Choupette. It makes me wish … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Estate Planning for Your Pet

Dear Bebe, I inherited a macaw from my deceased sister several years ago. My husband and I are in our 60s, but I know these birds can live long time and could be around a lot longer than us. I don't know anyone personally who … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Having a Furry Friend May Extend Your Life

Dear Bebe, I am considering getting a cat similar to you for my mother, who lives alone and doesn't get much exercise. I heard pets have been known to promote longevity and social interaction. If it's okay with her and her … [Read more...]

Oscar the Cat and Other Incredible Therapy Animals

Oscar is a cat who was adopted as a kitten from an animal hospital. Sounds pretty typical, huh? Well, when it comes to cats, Oscar is anything BUT typical. What makes Oscar so extraordinary is that he is a cat with a … [Read more...]

Take Your Emotional Support Animal with you ANYWHERE!

Q. Since my wife, Linda, and I retired, we travel a lot. A few weeks ago, when we flew to San Diego, we saw someone with a dog in the cabin of the plane, sitting on the owner’s lap, and the flight attendant didn’t say anything … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Spending Forever with Your Pet

Dear Saki and Alley, I am very attached to my cat, Jessie. We have been through thick and thin together. When I die, I would like to be buried with her. Is this a possibility? Love, Mike … [Read more...]

Amazing Pets – Saving Senior’s Lives

Q. My mother, Jessica, lives alone and is considering adopting a pet.  I am all in favor, but know it is a lot of work and vet visits are often expensive. For me, these things are certainly worth it.  Despite the grooming costs, … [Read more...]