Posts tagged "animals"

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.

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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]…

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

Claire Hannum / July 18, 2014

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…

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…

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…

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]…

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…

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!

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…

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…

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]…

Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014
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