| Dec 21, 2011
| 8:02 AM
"Somewhere over the rainbow," sang Tinker Bell, a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot, during an open house at the new Belvedere Veterinary Center on Saturday.
The state-of-the-art animal hospital opened Dec. 8 in the old Saigon Remembered restaurant at...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 5:04 PM
Like any prospective son-in-law, Sgt. Michael Frazier admitted to jitters about meeting his fiancee's father for the first time. Unlike most, the 29-year-old Marine flew to Miami Wednesday on a private jet with his own cheering section.
"Not to worry...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Dogs may be a man's best friend, but on the great evolutionary chain, chimpanzees are humanity's closest relatives in the animal world. Chimps are so much like us physically, emotionally and socially that for decades researchers routinely used them as...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 12:57 PM
NAMES: Boomer and Riley
OWNER: MC Schneider
HOW THEY MET: Boomer came from a breeder in Westminster and Riley from a breeder in Mt. Airy
AGE: Boomer is almost 8 and Riley is 2
BREED: Boomer is a Black American Field Lab and Riley is a...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 1:02 PM
Maria S. Taylor, a gardener called the "Picasso of privet hedges" after she transformed a suburban front yard into a topiary menagerie, died Saturday after a fall at her home in the Lake Falls section of Baltimore County. She was 71.
"Though it's rush...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 7:31 AM
It's been a long regular season of Ravens football. And our little Teddy has been there all the way, picking great wins and, well, a few losses that had didn't leave his kibble sitting too well.
But this is the last of the regular season picks. To end...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:30 AM
NAME: Angus Earl of Havre de Grace
OWNER: Bonnie and Darrell String
HOW THEY MET: We visited a Bel Air golden retriever breeder. All of the puppies were carried upstairs in a laundry basket.
HOME: Havre de Grace
BREED: Golden Retriever
| Jan 4, 2012
| 6:20 AM
As the Humane Society of Harford County works to build a bigger dog park at its Fallston location, a prominent developer who owns a large, adjacent parcel is prepared to protest the proposal as the Harford County government investigates whether its...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Damn you, "Twilight."
Thanks to the ever-popular movie -- or at least so I suspect -- the most popular name for dogs and cats in America for 2011 is.... Bella.
According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., although Bella has dominated the dog-name list...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Humane Society of Harford County had been an embattled organization for a number of years.
The private, not-for-profit organization that manages the de facto county animal shelter has at times been at odds with factions of volunteers as well as...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Goodness knows how many unregistered pets are running around Baltimore.
A lot of them, that's for sure.
So maybe the citiy could take a cue from Chicago, a city that's come up with a potentially genius little scheme to get folks to register their dogs....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:20 AM
You know how when someone compares dealing with their dog to dealing with a baby and all the parents in the room give them the stink eye?
Well, the comparison might hold water.
According to a study by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, published in...