I read somewhere recently that dogs evolved a special eye muscle so they can make “puppy dog eyes,” thereby endearing themselves to humans. 

Last month, Annette Maddox met up with friends for lunch at the Rail Public House in Gadsden. They, like Annette, are all real estate agents, calling themselves “homegirls.” Afterwards, she was heading to her house in Ohatchee when she came across some road work, forcing her to detour. “I kn…

Feeding the cat used to be easy. We lived in the city. The cat stayed in the yard. Twice a day I would put a dish of cat food out on the back stoop, and the cat would eat it.

Around 2000, a Boston terrier became a member of my daughter’s family quite by accident. One day, while living in Georgia, they arrived at their church and found a Boston hunkered against a glass door, cold and hungry. They brought her home, tried to find her owners to no avail, and then fel…