This pup underwent quite the transformation.
Obie the dachshund, from Portland, Oregon, first made headlines in 2012 when he weighed a startling 77 pounds and his new owner set out on a quest to help him lose more than half of that. Nora Vanatta, a certified veterinary technician who rescued him from his previous owners, put him on a strict diet and exercise regimen. It worked and Obie now clocks in at a healthy 23 pounds. To celebrate, Vanetta has released a 2015 calendar chronicling the pup’s journey. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
Some total jerkwad took a couple of dachshund puppies and stuffed them into a garbage bin behind a church. They were discovered and taken to Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, but they needed a foster mama to take care of them. So the folks at Rocky Ridge paired the pups with a capybara named Cheesecake. Say what now?
Capybaras are basically oversized guinea pigs, and the largest rodent in the world. And, it turns out, really good at being foster moms. Animals don’t really care what species their caregiver is, so the puppies seem totally fine with their new mom. And while Cheesecake isn’t up for adoption, the puppies definitely are. [Dogster]
Keep reading »
Oh let’s just start off Hump Day with this adorable sweetness. Bessie, a wire-haired dachshund, has stepped in as a maternal figure for this nameless tiger baby at a zoo in Germany. [6/2/09] Keep reading »