Posts tagged "animals"

Study Finds That Owning A Dog Makes You Act 10 Years Younger

In case we didn’t have enough reasons already to love the dogs in our lives [Hi Lucca! — Amelia], science has found that dog owners’ physical activity is the equivalent to someone roughly 10 years younger. A study published in the journal Preventative Medicine took a look at the lives of 547 elderly people (their average age…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

That Time Two Chimps Went To See “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” In The Movie Theater

I will never forgive myself for not being at this Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, movie theater last weekend. Several employees from Myrtle Beach Safari decided to give their chimps a night out at BigD movies (yes, that’s its real name) to go see none other than “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.” If I…

By: Katie Oldenburg / July 17, 2014

I’m Totally Impressed By This Cat’s Parkour Skills

Didga the skateboarding cat can add parkour to her resume now, too. The two-year-old cat was adopted at 13 weeks by a pet trainer who’s taught her everything she knows about her talents in feline sports, and this video is her coolest yet. Watch and enjoy (and please don’t try to parkour-ify your own kitty unle…

By: Claire Hannum / July 15, 2014

The Daily Squee: Golden Retriever Puppy Comforts A Grown-Up Dog Having A Nightmare

I’ve seen a lot of cute puppy videos in my day, but this one is especially sweet. A compassionate golden retriever pup can’t bear to see her older pal have a nightmare, so she comforts him in his sleep. The poor thing probably doesn’t even realize he’s just dreaming. BRB, melting into a million pieces. [TIME]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

These Adorable Animals Understand What It Means To Have A Friend’s Back

It’s such a special feeling to have a friend whom you know will always have your back. These animals understand first hand. See them all on Huffington Post…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / July 9, 2014

The Daily Squee: Wild Foxes On A Trampoline

Jesse, a Colorado artist, got a huge surprise when she looked out her window and saw a pair of wild foxes exploring her backyard trampoline. It turns out that foxes enjoy gymnastics just as much as humans do. When the foxes realize how high they can jump, they can’t help but stick around to play!

By: Claire Hannum / July 8, 2014

This Stray Cat Became Best Friends With A Lynx At The Zoo

The Leningrad Zoo in Russia became home to a stray calico cat when she snuck on the property looking for food. She somehow found her way into the zoo’s lynx closure and soon became best friends with the lynx who lived there. When the zoo saw how close they were, they decided to adopt the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

Meet Kendall Jones, The 19-Year-Old Cheerleader Who Hunts Rare Animals For Fun

For the last hour, I’ve been unable to scrape an image from my mind — a young, pretty, blonde woman wearing a camo T-shirt, her tan legs straddling the dead body of a beautiful, majestic lion. She’s pulling his head up so that the person taking the photo can get a good shot of hi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2014

Watch This Beagle Freak Out When He Receives 100 Bouncy Balls For His Birthday

Maymo the lemon beagle had a birthday, and his humans treated him to 100 bouncy balls as a gift. One ball would have been exciting enough, but one hundred!!?  What more could a dog dream of? Maymo is so excited that he tires himself out and we don’t blame him. [Gawker]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Watch This Sheltie Dog Cheat On His Treadmill Workout

I never thought watching a dog’s little feet booking it on a treadmill would be so endearing to watch. This Sheltie has found himself a creative way to cheat on his exercise, and judging from the look on his face, he’s pretty proud of it! [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 29, 2014

LULZ For Days: Dude Demonstrates How Various Animals Eat

This video series has been around for a little bit, but it just came across my Facebook news feed and made me literally LOL over and over again, so I just had to share. Watch as MisterEpicMan (and his dinner companion) demonstrate the manner in which various animals — from alligators to kangaroos — eat…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2014

The Daily Squee: An Adorable Compilation Of Cat Videos

I simply can’t resist a quality cat video and this compilation of the best kitties the year has seen so far is well worth the nine minutes it will take to watch it. You read that right. Nine minutes. [YouTube]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 7, 2014

Let’s Give It All We’ve Got Today, Much Like This Baby Goat

Today, let’s all resolve to not merely bleat weakly and coast toward the weekend, but to grab life by the horns, let out a rousing yell of excitement, and give it all we’ve got. Like this baby goat. [YouTube]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 5, 2014

The Daily Squee: This Puppy Hates Mornings As Much As We Do

Thor, a Great Dane puppy, is supposed to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with his human. He sounds just like we did, oh, every single morning of high school. Can you really blame him for wanting to stay in bed? It’s okay, Thor. Lots of humans act the same way…

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

How Excited Are You For Summer Road Trips?

Are you as excited as this little puppy? Didn’t think so! Someone get me a dog and a car, there are road trip adventures to be had! [22 Words]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014

Be My Pet: Itty Bitty Baby Platypuses!

Full-grown platypuses* are sort of unsettling to look at. I mean, the British settlers didn’t call them “water moles” for nothing (shudder). But look at these itty bitty baby platypuses! Have you ever see anything cuter and more snuggly looking in your life? They’re like living, breathing beanie babies! Or mini hippos! I want 10…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 18, 2014

Would You Feed And Talk To Your Pets Via Remote Control?

Another addition to the “high-tech kitty feeder” canon has come onto the scene, and it allows you to watch, listen to and chat with your pets long-distance via wifi. When inventor Ken Powers couldn’t find a reliable product online to feed his two cats while he was away, he decided to create his own. Enter…

By: Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

The Daily Squee: Tiny Puppy Sneaks Through A Doorway

This tiny puppy is on a mission. No matter how his humans try to keep him safely on the other side of their door, he finds his way through. You did it, buddy! We believed in you!  [YouTube]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

Introducing Cats 24/7, The “All Cats, All The Time” TV Channel

Our prayers have been answered! Cats 24/7 is an internet-powered TV channel that airs cats, and only cats, all day long. Why didn’t somebody come up with this brilliant idea sooner? Cats 24/7 features:
“All cats, all the time. 24/7/365. We’ve got kittens too. Meow-mazing.”…

By: Claire Hannum / May 6, 2014

Watch This Cat Interrupt His Owner’s Musical Performance

You know that moment when you’re trying to type something and your cat can’t stand not being the center of your world for even a second, so he plops himself right down on your keyboard? Musician Tim Collins has been there. His cat can’t resist waltzing in like he owns the place and shamelessly interrupting Collins’ vibraphone practice.

By: Claire Hannum / May 4, 2014
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