Entries by Nastassia Putz

Animals & Reincarnation

By STACY KRAFCZYK I was raised with non-denominational beliefs, and I really didn’t have an understanding of reincarnation growing up. It wasn’t until I started this career path as an animal communicator that I started to see that many animals were returning to their humans but in different forms. Please don’t feel obligated to believe […]

5 Brilliant Artists & Their Muses

By CHERESE COBB Who can resist a dog’s charms? Not you, not me, not even these five famous artists—whose mutt muses sniffed their way into some of their owners’ most iconic pieces. Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Small Monkey On September 17, 1925, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who was already making plans to attend medical school, […]

Q & A with Britney Kruesel

Who is the woman behind Lost & Hound? Britney Kruesel is the girl behind Lost & Hound! I have two dogs, Bella, a 3lb Chihuahua and Milo, an always hungry Beagle. Aside from helping other rescue dogs, my dogs were truly the inspiration behind the brand. I work full time for the Wisconsin Humane Society […]

Bloat: What You Need to Know

By KERRI WIEDMEYER, DVM, WVRC Bloated may be how we all feel after a nice holiday meal, but Bloat in a dog is a very different kind of bloat. Bloat, otherwise known as gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), is a very serious condition that occurs when the stomach fills with gas and then rotates, causing […]

Have You Heard the One About the Peacock?

By MEGAN TREMELLING, DVM, LVS In January, someone tried to take a peacock on a United Airlines flight, claiming it was an emotional support animal (ESA). Last June, a 50-pound dog that was traveling on Delta as an ESA badly mauled the face of another passenger. So much for the friendly skies. Don’t get me […]

5 Top Breeds Used in Art

By CHERESE COBB Thirty-five thousand years ago represents a special time in human history: the creation of cave art. Among handprints and humanoids, there was man’s best friend. After the invention of portable art in the Old Stone Age, these five dog breeds made appearances lounging on the laps of kings and queens, nuzzling the […]

Talented Shiba Inu Creates Amazing Paintings

By CHERESE COBB Just call him Pablo Pawcasso. Hunter, a 5-year-old black-and-tan Shiba Inu from Alberta, Canada, has learned how to paint abstract masterpieces by crosshatching non-toxic acrylics in a drippy, streaky and swirly style. His owners, Kenny Au, a computer engineer, and Denise Lo, an ESL teacher, discovered his hidden artistic talent when they […]

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Creating a Masterpiece …

This theme really resonates with me. I’ve always been an artsy person that finds peace in those precious moments when I am creating. From poetry to photography, from writing a story to collaging, I just find it so rewarding to create something that I consider to be an extension of who I am. And not […]

Weimaraners: My Kind of Velcro

By PAMELA STACE The “Grey Ghost,” “The Dog with the Human Brain,” and “The Shadow Dog” are words that have been used to describe the strikingly handsome and versatile Weimaraner. Because of their almost super-canine physical and mental abilities such as great intelligence, good eyesight, an excellent sense of smell, and extreme agility, Weimaraners need […]

Puppy Proofing 101

By KERRI WIEDMEYER, DVM, WVRC Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time in anyone’s life! It can be such a fun time with much to consider and learn: when to vaccinate, how to train them, what to feed them, etc. But before you even bring that bundle of joy into his or her […]