A mini Yorkshire terrier from New Jersey is now the holder of a very big world record: world’s smallest working dog.
Lucy, who weighs just 2 1/2 pounds, was named the world’s smallest working dog last week by Guinness World Records. In the process, she doggedly beat out the previous record holder: Momo, an eight-year-old chihuahua from Japan that works as a police search-and-rescue dog. See the video and read more…
Okay, okay, I know, you’re in love with me. You’re totally obsessed with me. You want to find the key to my heart. If you really want my undying love? Just show up at The Frisky offices with a backpack or child’s wagon full of these little guys and I’ll consider going out on a date with you. No takers? Ugh. Fine then. [YouTube]
Dear members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
My mom says I am many things, among them: smart, hilarious, beautiful, pretty, extremely shed-y, bitchy, loud, psycho, trouble-making, and loving. One adjective she would not use to describe me is “talented.” Don’t worry — she accepts full responsibility for the fact that my sole trick is catching a ball in my mouth. I learned to pin down my soft, squeaky toy and hump it, but my mom says that while it’s funny and adorable, it is not really a talent that wins awards. But that’s why I’m writing — I think dogs should be able to win big awards for their talents, in particular their talents on the big screen. And so, I write to you to urge you to allow Uggie, the dog from “The Artist,” a shot at winning an Oscar at the 2012 Academy Awards. Keep reading »
I don’t really see it, but I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve been told I look like Barbra Streisand. I typically attribute this to people who have never seen a Jewish woman in real life or something, but apparently this also happens in the cat world. Where are you, darling Barbra-a-like feline? We should probably make a record together. [Neatorama]
Allow me to start your Monday morning off on the right foot. Is there anything more adorable and squee-inducing than two baby animals of different species who love each other? I think not.
Yep, this is pretty much exactly what happens to me during the massage portion of my weekly pedicure. [Buzzfeed]
This little bullfrog is rather skilled at the iPhone game Anteater. Watch as he gets a bit overexcited at the prospect of squashing flies — with dire (hilarious) consequences for his owner. [YouTube]
According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 was the year of the rabbit, but from our point of view there were too many worthy animals in the news to limit the calendar to one creature. There were many high points in the animal kingdom over the past 12 months, such as an orangutan’s laudable attempt to kick burning cigarettes at a Malaysian zoo. But for every triumph, there was a setback, such as the moose — apparently drunk from eating fermented apples — that got trapped in the bough of a tree. Without further ado, here are the top animal news stories and photos from the past year. Read more…
There’s nothing cats hate more than being dressed up in festive costumes. Seriously? Look at the miserable kitty faces in this collection of Santa cats — the disdain is practically dripping off their furry little bodies. And that’s what makes Christmas cats so much fun.