Posts tagged "animals"

This Little Girl Cuddling With A Tibetan Mastiff Is Living My Wildest Dream

Simba the Tibetan Mastiff is about as low-key as dogs get. Weiwei, his little human friend, gets to play with, sing to, and climb all over Simba to her heart’s content, and I’m profoundly jealous. [BoingBoing]…

By: Claire Hannum / August 31, 2014

Urine Trouble At Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo

Spend any time at any zoo and you’re bound to catch the scent of animal waste.

That’s how it is at the Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo, but it’s not the zoo animals that are stinking up the joint. It’s the human visitors.

Park employees have recently been finding puddles of urine near…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 24, 2014

Somebody Take Me To A Kitten-Themed Wedding

Happily Wedding, a wedding planning company in California, has opened up a whole new market — cat weddings. In case kitten-themed seating arrangements, feline cake toppers, the “glitter box,” and stationery marked “Furrever” wasn’t enough to make the perfect wedding day for cat-loving couple Kiera and Zach, they were then treated to the surprise arrival of…

By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

Cheetah Cub And Puppy Play Together At The San Diego Zoo

After Ruuxa the cheetah cub was rejected by his mother, zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park paired him up with Raina, a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. Their friendship was set up as part of the zoo’s animal ambassador program, which creates unlikely bonds between different critters.  And it worked: the new buds are now over…

By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

Watch A Baby And A Roomba-Riding Cat Celebrate Shark Week

Shark Week is over, but it lives on in this holy grail of YouTube entertainment, featureing a cat, a baby, America’s favorite week in television, and a Roomba. This is the peak of the internet, friends. It’s only downhill from here. [Laughing Squid]…

By: Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

This Is Actually The Cutest Kitten In The World

I know the internet is the land of hyperbole, especially when it comes to cats. But for real, everyone, anointing this kitten getting a belly rub as “The Cutest Ever Cat Video On The Internet” seems pretty spot-on to me.  I dare you to disagree with me. [Love Meow]…

By: Claire Hannum / August 16, 2014

Cat Loves Hot Dude, Pesters Him For Cuddles

If I were in this cat’s shoes, I can’t promise I wouldn’t do the exact same thing.

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

This Disabled Lion Forms Sweet Friendships With Everyone He Meets

Bonedigger, a disabled lion at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, has made some unlikely BFFs in his zookeeper, John Reinke, and a Dachshund named Milo. The lion was born with a metabolic bone disease, leaving him mildly disabled in his front legs. Reinke, who is himself disabled, personally raised the lion and formed a closed…

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Some Jerk Left Five Abandoned Kittens Zipped In A Suitcase On The Street

Today in miserable situations: five abandon kittens zipped inside a suitcase were discovered in Cardiff, Wales. A passerby happened to see the suitcase on a back street and opened it, only to find the nine-week-old kitties peering up from inside. One of them was stuck in the bag’s zipper, another kitty had a sore eye, and…

By: Claire Hannum / August 12, 2014

The Daily Squee: Maru Discovers Window Blinds

Maru, one of the greatest internet cats of our time, can now add window blinds to his list of fearless conquests.

By: Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

Sometimes You Just Really Need To Watch A Bunch Of Puppies Rolling Down Hills

Maybe you’re having a bad day. Perhaps you’re super hungover, just got fired, or can’t make the rent. No matter what’s eating at you right now, I can guarantee that this compilation of puppies gleefully and mindlessly tumbling down hills will instantly cheer you up at least a little. It’s a good thing pups are…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Cat Hamster Wheels Are A Thing Now

So many people love the bizarre idea of watching their cat run manically on a hamster wheel that a Kickstarter campaign for exactly that has raised over 18 times its goal. Over $189,000 has been raised for the “One Fast Cat” exercise wheel. Indoor cats who don’t need to hunt to survive struggle with a…

By: Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

Cat Can’t Be Bothered With The Outdoors, Hides In A Stranger’s Purse

It’s no secret that most cats don’t like to be walked, and this kitty made that extra clear on his first adventure outside by trying to hide in a random woman’s purse while still on his leash. I’m pretty sure I look the exact same way most Monday mornings. [Laughing Squid]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

RIP Society: Black Cats Are Being Abandoned Because They Don’t Show Up In Selfies

According to the RSPCA, a British animal charity, abandoning animals that aren’t photogenic has become “a national problem” in the U.K. Of the 1,000 cats currently living in RSPCA shelter, 70 percent are black. Between 2007 and 2013, there was a 65 percent increase in the number of black cats taken in at the Blue…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

Be My Pet: “Piggie Smalls,” The Little Rescue Pig That Could

Meet the Notorious P.I.G., a micro pot-bellied pig who was rescued from a neglectful home in Florida. There, the little pig was fed only Cap’n crunch and horse feed, but he’s since found happier times in his new home at Brooklyn Cares vet clinic. The pig, who also goes by “Piggie Smalls,” got his name after rapper Biggie…

By: Claire Hannum / July 26, 2014

Homeless Pets Are Now Featured In Some Ikea Showrooms

Ikea stores in Tempe, Arizona, and Singapore have teamed up with Home for Hope and the Arizona Humane Society to add life-sized cardboard cutouts of homeless animals to its showrooms. The cardboard critters, which are based on real photos of shelter cats and dogs, will be placed in the spots a real-life pet might hang out — o…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

The Daily Squee: Beagle Steals Baby’s Toy, Tries To Apologize

Charlie the dog didn’t realize he would make the baby cry when he stole her toy. So he tried to make it up to her the best way he knew how — with more toys. Way to own up to your mistakes, Charlie! [22 Words]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: This Dog Saved His Owner From A House Fire

Nick Lamb, an Indianapolis teen, was home alone and fast asleep last Wednesday when a fire broke out in his house. Nick is deaf and wears cochlear implants, but he’d taken them out to sleep, making it impossible for him to hear the loud popping sounds the fire was making throughout the house. Ace, the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 20, 2014

Watch These Dogs In Wheelchairs Gleefully Chase A Stick

Whatever life may have thrown their way, these doggies are happy as can be, barking away and playing catch with a stick. My little pet-loving heart can barely take it. Go dogs, go! [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 19, 2014

Watch These Pets Interfering With Yoga

You know that moment when you’re trying to get into downward dog, only to be interrupted by your actual dog? Apparently, it’s pretty much an epidemic among yogi pet owners. Whether yoga is your thing or not, it’s hard not to giggle at these pets stealing the show while their humans are trying to get their

By: Claire Hannum / July 18, 2014
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