| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:18 AM
He steals the show on the red carpet, his co-stars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in "The Artist."
But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Five months ago a little rescue dog in Baltimore took on a big challenge: He would attempt to correctly pick the winner of each Baltimore Ravens regular season game.
If Teddy the Pigskin Picking Pup picked more winners than losers, he’d end the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:30 AM
It's time for the World of Pets Expo, an annual winter favorite of area animal lovers.
Unlike a lot of dog-centric shows in town, the expo has plenty to offer fans of kitties, birds, reptiles and small animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Dogs love dog parks but the fenced in public spaces have a way of bringing out the worst in some people.
Leave it to the folks behind the hit television show "Portlandia" to skewer dog park culture.
In the new season of the sketch-style comedy that airs...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Garrett Michael Anthony, son of Hayden and Linda Anthony, of Bel Air, was formally awarded his Eagle Scout rank and medal in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Jan. 8 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Abingdon. Garrett, a member of Troop 313 in Bel Air...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:10 PM
A woman who grew up rescuing lost critters has launched an effort to help pets and their owners survive financial crises together.
Lynn Molnar is operating Thankful Paws, a food bank for pets, out of her White Marsh home.
"The idea is to keep people and...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The painterly colors are as bright as a tropical sun in some of the artwork in the "Contemporary Latin American Art Exhibition" at the Columbia Art Center. Although the subject matter of all four artists tends to be puzzling, it's easy to enjoy their...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:25 AM
Dog-lovers, get out your calendars and save the date for the annual Lab Rescue Dog Walk in Annapolis. The 2.25-mile walk raises money for the nonprofit Lab Rescue organization, which last year rescued 904 dogs. The goal this year is to raise $50,000 so...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Ask patients in some area hospitals which caregivers they most look forward to seeing, and they'll say the ones with hairy faces and bad breath.
For Sean Harris, they were his dogs Diesel and Wilson. For Michael Friedman, it was the family pooch,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Melvin G. "Mel" Trimble Sr., a colorful and loquacious character I got to know some years ago, had one of the more interesting and necessary jobs with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and with its successor company, Chessie System. It relied upon his...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:53 AM
With its leafless landscape and almost eerie yellow and pink light, the Eastern Shore in winter is wonderfully different from its warm-weather self. This time of year, it is stripped down to its essence — quiet and spare. Summer, with its crowds and...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
From a distance, birds are fun to watch.
Over the years, my attitude toward birds has migrated, in kind of the same way geese migrate in the fall: south.
Birds, regardless of size, are probably the most striking of wild creatures because, though they...