Ask Morris: Cat Con 2018
When my friends at 9Lives® Cat Food asked, “Morris, do you want to go to CatCon this year?” I responded with “Do cats sleep in sunny spots?”
Morris Introduces His Cat Pack
Let’s see what Shrampton, Smushball, Peeny Houdini and Coby the Cat are looking forward to at CatCon!
The Solution To Your Dog’s Marking and Accidents
Does your dog have incontinence issues or a seemingly intractable marking problem?
The Man Who Refused to Quit
While Rich continued his day job driving a semi-truck for the Teamsters, his evenings were reserved for his pet carrier project.
Tuxes and Tails: A Dream Wedding Package
We've finally found the dream wedding: one that not only pampers brides and grooms, but their pups as well!
Off the Leash Animated Episodes
Try to watch any episode of this adorable animated series in a bad mood—you won't be able to stay cranky!
How Dogs Learn From Other Dogs
One aspect of dog learning that is overlooked by the scientific community has to do with dogs modeling their activities on the behaviours they observe in other dogs.
7 Reasons Senior Cats Make Awesome Pets
I adopted both of my guys as adults and now that they’re fully enjoying their golden years at 10 and 11 years old respectively, I’m learning all about why having a senior cat is the absolute best.
What Your Cat's DNA Can Tell You
If you’re interested in getting your feline tested too, here’s a bit about how the process works.
5 Easy Steps To Help Your Dog Drop The Extra Weight
If dogs become overweight, it puts them at greater risk of osteoarthritis, respiratory problems, and pancreatitis.
When Kids Can Start Helping with Pets
Caring for pets teaches children responsibility and empathy. Here's what kids can do by age group.
Ice, Ice Baby
Many cats are fascinated by ice cubes and will happily engage themselves with a cube or two.
Hide-and-Seek With Kitty
When I come to someone’s house, I have to entertain kitty. Hmm??? Well since they are hunters by nature, let’s hunt.
The Queen of the Strays
Lya Battle rescues and keeps hundreds of stray street dogs on her privately run sanctuary in the jungle mountains of Costa Rica.
The Shiba Inu
Compact and cute, with a fluffy curled tail, squinty eyes, and a fox-like appearance, the Shiba Inu is one of Japan’s national treasures.
17 Pets Who Love Kisses
These cats and dogs love smooch. Let these furry valentines steal your heart.
A History of Cats in the White House
Americans love kitties—including many U.S. Presidents. Check out our history of first felines.
9-Year-Old Adopts "the Oldest Dog in the Shelter"
Kaylee, an eleven-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier finally found her forever home when a nine-year-old made the decision to "adopt the oldest dog at the shelter."
Cool Winter Activities
These three fun outdoor activities may just have you looking forward to the onset of colder weather.
Happiness Is A Cat
The presence of a cat can reduce loneliness and isolation—serious threats to a senior’s happiness.
How to Get Rubber Booties on Your Dog
Dogs that spend any amount of time outdoors especially need winter care; you might want to think about dog booties.
Must-Watch TV For Dog People
Did you know that the second longest running sporting event in the United States is a dog show?
American Museum of the House Cat
There’s nothing better than hitting a museum when you’re looking for an afternoon of culture, entertainment, and education all wrapped up in one.
ASPCA Announces Recipients of the 2017 Humane Awards
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the 2017 Humane Awards recipients.
Where Lattés Meet Cat Cuddles
Cat cafés. You’ve likely heard of them. Probably wondered about them. Well, we’re here to tell you to get yourself to your nearest cat café pronto!
How to Responsibly Give a Pet as a Gift
Thinking of giving the gift of a pet this holiday season? Here's how to give a pet responsibly.
12 Dogs in Holiday Sweaters
Dogs make the ugliest of holiday sweaters work. Get a good dose of holiday cheer from these cuties.
How Behaviorists Can Help You and Your Cat Bond
Feel like you don't understand your cat? A feline behavior expert can help. Here's how.
DIY a Paw Stocking Stuffed with Pup-Peroni®
Hanging up your stockings? Here's how to make a treat-filled one for your pup too.
How to DIY the Purrfect Gift Box for Your Cat
Not sure what to get that special feline someone for the holidays this year? Here's a gift that will really get him purring.
DIY the Perfect Gift Bundle for Your Active Dog
Want the perfect gift bundle for your dog? Here's a holiday gift that keeps on giving.
What Kind of Dog Was Snoopy?
Snoopy, Scooby Doo, Old Yeller... we knows these dogs by name and by sight. But what breeds are they based on, and what would they look like in real life?
Adopting Adult Pets
hen considering getting a new pet, we often think of bringing home a puppy or kitten. However, adult pets are just as loveable and can sometimes even be a better fit.
Just because our doggies aren't doing any holiday shopping doesn't mean they can't tell it's an exciting time of year!
How to Teach Your Cat Tricks
You might believe that cats are impossible to train, but really, you can use a similar approach to training a dog.
Autumn is the most wonderful season of the year! See how these cats are enjoying the season.
6 Fun Facts About Black Cats
Black cats bring love and luck wherever they go. Check out these fun facts about them!
17 Pups Loving Their Walk
Dogs love walking. These cuties are all on the move doing what they do best, strutting their stuff.
8 Ways to Prepare Pets for Fall
Even our pets have to adjust to the changing seasons and prepare for the long winter days.
15 Pets Who Are Cozy as Can Be
There's nothing better than settling into a cozy spot on a chilly day, like these adorable pets.
How Do Pets WANT to Spend Halloween?
Halloween can be fun for your pets, as long as you listen to what *they* want. Here's how.
The Fun and Easy Way to Exercise Super-Energetic Dogs
Do you have a can't-stop, won't-stop kind of canine?
How to Be a Great Pet Parent on a Budget
Who says owning a cat or dog has to be expensive? It doesn't! Here are eight ways to keep costs low.
Six Commands Your Puppy Needs to Know
Puppies need basic training. These six commands are the perfect way to start.
How to Groom Your Dog for Summer Comfort
Tips to make sure your dog stays cool and comfortable this summer.
Milk-Bone's Rich Heritage
No matter how things change, beloved high-quality brands like Milk-Bone withstand the test of time.
Stay Cool: Summer Catsicle Recipes
With soaring summer temperatures, keep your kitty cool with these delightful frozen treats.
The Dog-Friendly Guide to RV Camping
For dog owners who camp by RV, bringing our pets along is part of the vacation fun. Whether you’re headed for a weekend at the lake or a month-long, multi-state vacation, taking your dog on your trip doesn’t have to be stressful.
The cutest dog-related page on the Internet isn’t a page dedicated to puppies, or Pugs, or even to dogs reacting to snow for the first time—it’s the Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary’s Facebook page.
How Mutts Comic Strip Creator Used His Vocation To Promote Animal Adoption
It's often said “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but if the shelter animals depicted in Patrick McDonnell’s Shelter Stories comics could talk, they’d probably have these two heartfelt words to share: thank you.
Into the Wild
Dogs love the outdoors, and love to smell the balmy summer air mingled with scents of pine trees, sun-baked sidewalks, and salt-kissed breezes!
2nd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships Are Coming To California
Dogs can surf? Indeed they can, and they do!
Cats That Have a PhD in Napping
Looking at sleeping cats is so soothing... we'd argue it's more relaxing than a cup of tea or the sound of rain!
The Dog Days of Summer
Hit the beach and soak up some sun with these cute summery pups! For more summer puppies, don't forget to check out Modern Dog's Summer 2017 Issue, available soon on stands and online!
How to Keep Your Cat Entertained
Cats are curious creatures that love to run, climb, hunt and play. Providing entertainment and activities for your cat keeps them healthier and helps reduce unwanted behavior.
Keeping Pets and Kids Active During the Lazy Days of Summer
Want to keep pets and kids active and out of trouble this summer? Here's how!
Summer Bucket List: Fun with Your Dog
Summer's here! Enjoy the sunshine with your canine companion using these fun suggestions.
How to Have Farmers Market Fun with Your Dog
Want to have a great time with your pooch at the farmers market? Follow these tips!
We Appreciate These Cat and Dog Buddies
Think cats and dogs don't get along? You'll appreciate these adorably awesome buddies!
7 Ways to Simplify Cat Care
Cat chores don't have to be boring. Here are 7 tips for streamlining chores and making them fun.
How Humans and Dogs Became Best Friends
Celebrate National Best Friends Day with a look at some important dates in human and dog history.
The World of Milk-Bone®: A Historical Perspective
Travel back to the year Milk-Bone® launched to peek at a changing world and new attitudes about pets.
A History of Milk-Bone®, an American Icon
Tips for Bringing Home a Kitten
Take Your Dog to Camp
Teach Your Dog to Give A High Five
How to Bond with Your Dog in the Kitchen
VIDEO: 3 Signs Your Cat is Happy
How To Potty Train a Puppy
Why Do Cats Purr?
Dog Camping Hack
Tips For Choosing A Dog
Gifts for Bored Cats
VIDEO: Three Tips for Choosing a Shelter Cat
14 Awesome Large Dog Breeds
VIDEO: How to Pet a Cat
Brainteasers for Cats
Smart Sports Snacking With Your Pet
DIY: Cat Pillow
8 Ways to Celebrate Love Your Pet Day
Cat Breeds: The Egyptian Mau
Why My Cats Are My Valentines
How Important is Obedience Training?
Cat Breeds: The Pixiebob
Should I Bring My Puppy to the Dog Park?
10 Signs Your Dog is Happy
Winter Activities to Share with Your Pet
GALLERY: 11 Dogs Who Miss the Holidays
Expert Q&A: What Are the Best Cat Toys?
How to Clicker Train a Cat
How Pets Help Senior Citizens
VIDEO: Forgot To Get Your Cat A Gift?
Ask Morris: What Are Your Resolutions?
Dog Breeds: The Brittany
VIDEO: Train Your Dog to Stop Barking
Cold Weather Gear For Your Dog
Dog Breeds: The Havanese
A Blind Dog And His Best Friend
Ask Morris: Surviving The Holidays
5 Holiday Cat Gifts That Keep On Giving
How to Protect Presents From Pets
Cat Breeds: The Selkirk Rex
4 Reasons Cats Love Boxes
5 Ways to Include Pets in the Holidays
5 Year-round Gifts from My Cats
A Dog's Purpose
Clicker Training for Cats 101
Give Quality Time With Your Pet a Boost
Quiz: What Type Of Cat Are You?
The Story of Joe the Cat
Rescue Dogs of Instagram
Dog Breeds: The Collie
How Do Dogs Communicate?
D.I.Y. Craft: Make Your Dog a Scarf!
By Natalie Gagnon
From Modern Dog Magazine
Visit your local yarn store and find a bulky weight (weight category 5) yarn that catches your eye. For a warmer cowl, choose a yarn with a high wool content. Also have in mind how long you’d like your cowl to be and how many times you’ll want to wrap it around your dog’s neck.
- 1 or 2 balls of bulky weight yarn in a colour of your choice (buy one ball for a shorter cowl, two balls for a longer one)
- Crochet hook at the recommended size on the label of your chosen yarn. For bulky yarns use a K–10.5 to M–13 (metric equivalent: 6.5 to 9mm).
- With your chosen yarn, complete as many chain stitches as needed to reach the desired length of your cowl.
- Ensuring that your chain is not twisted, slip stitch through the first chain to form your cowl into a ring. Do not turn.
- Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch around. Join with slip stitch in top of first single crochet. Do not turn.
- Repeat step 3 until your cowl is the desired width.
- Fasten off and weave in ends.
* Cool Idea: To spruce up your cowl, add a border on either side in a different colour, weave some ribbon through the stitches to embellish, or for the more advanced crocheter, add a decorative border in a fancier stitch—we like reverse single crochet (aka crab stitch) as shown.
For more cute crochet ideas, check out more patterns by Natalie on NattypatCrochet.com.
This article was written by Natalie Gagnon from Modern Dog and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.
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Ask Morris: What Do You Enjoy About July 4th?
As a fiercely independent creature, I'm naturally a fan of having an entire day devoted to celebrating independence. I just don't understand why you humans choose to do so with loud explosions.
Cats in Party Hats for Morris' Birthday
Morris' birthday is here, and all the cats are celebrating. See them all in their party best.