If you are about to give in to all the begging and pleading and buy a family dog, make sure you research which dog will best suit your family.
Like our human kids the furry ones are awesome at making a mess but Victoria Birch has mastered the mess with these sanity saving tips.
Little Shon takes his role very seriously.
A salmonella outbreak in the US has been blamed on pet turtles.
One time I found a sausage in one of my kids' beds.
Move over Rover and Fluffy.
Ever seen a python yawn?
Mums have a lot on their minds, it's true. But do you know what your pets look like? One son recently shared his mum's confusion over their family dog, and Twitter can't stop laughing.
My kids are currently at me to get a dog. And because I've shown weakness in the guise of saying that I love dogs and would love to get a dog some day, now they harangue me on a daily basis.
There is growing concern we might be too clean for our own good. Dogs to the rescue!
"They've got a large brain, so they're very good at working things out. They're self-aware, they recognise themselves in mirrors, they can work out cues to carry out tasks."
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.