Back from sunny, warm Florida, which was rainy and unusually cold. Bleh. Happy New Year! Tons to catch up on - Izzy e-mailed to let me know about the launch of Petside.com, a new interactive website for pets and their people. The site includes a feature called Pet Vet, a tool where cat (or dog) owners can input their pet's symptoms into the Pet Vet and get useful advice and possible diagnoses. Monica, from Dogs Deserve Better, e-mailed me about “Have a Heart for Chained Dogs” Campaign. The group annually sends Valentines and coupons for dog treats to chained canines across the country. They're aiming to have 10,000 addresses for perpetually chained dogs. The group also needs volunteers to make the Valentines and requests donations of coupons for dog treats or dog food. I also received an e-mail from David with a reference to A Blog About Pets which has humor, pictures, and some handy pet information. A report from CNN, about 10 dogs that changed the world. From a Soviet dog named Laika to a dog who stood between Alexander the Great and a charging elephant. From theGinBlog, a series of disturbing photos of a dog who stood by his companion after it was hit by a car. The dog drew in a crowd as people were amazed at the display of canine loyalty. At Animal(lover)dose, I found this amazing video. I thought only bulls did that. Well - it IS nice to be back.