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Cheetah Cub And Puppy Play Together At The San Diego Zoo

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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 three months old and exploring new parts of the park together. They’re being raised alongside each other to create a special bond, with Raina helping Ruuxa feel relaxed in stressful settings. Some of their play fighting is training for Ruuxa to become part of the park’s Cheetah Run experience  — and it’s pretty darn cute.  [NBC]

Comfort Dogs Headed To Boston

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A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again. Read more on Newser…

6 Insane Ways Dogs Can Inadvertently Screw Over Their Owners

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They say dogs are man’s best friend, but if your best friend ate poo and sometimes humped your leg, you’d consider getting a new friend, or maybe we just run in different circles. I have nothing against dogs; you could even say I’m a dog person. I like all dogs except the lame ones (looking at you, cocker spaniels). However, I’m not so blind as to not see what’s going on out in the world. For a loyal companion, dogs sure do cause a lot of shit. Check out these six insane stories on Cracked …

23 Signs Your Pet Is Actually Your First-Born Child

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The United States birth rate just hit a record low, as more and more twenty- and thirty-somethings are putting off the parenting phase of their lives. But make no mistake, they’re still spoiling, coddling, primping and using baby-talk. It’s just directed at … furrier companions. Have pampered pets become our adorable and adopted, but no less important children? Here are 23 ways that pet ownership is basically parenthood — minus the maternity leave. Read more on Huffington Post…

Poor Patch The Puppy Has To Go Around Looking Like Adolf Hitler All The Time

Patch the puppy looks just like Hitler

Not cute: Hitler. So cute it should be condemned: Patch, the puppy who bears an irrefutable, if unfortunate, resemblance to the Nazi leader. With his black “mustache” and a large dark area covering the left side of his head, the French bulldog/shih tzu cross could almost be mistaken for the dictator, if he weren’t a member of a different species and also not a war criminal. Regrettably, Patch’s mom/owner Lynda Whitehead reports that none of her family members call him by his real name anymore, instead referring to the innocent pup as “Adolf” or “Hitler.” Noooooo! That said, Patch likely doesn’t have much of a say in the matter … though we imagine, equipped with fully functioning vocal cords, he’d be an extraordinarily charismatic speaker. Keep doing what you’re doing, Patch. Just don’t get any grandiose ideas about racial hegemony. [Telegraph]

Illinois Family Reunites With Beloved Dog Thought Lost In Devastating Tornado

Brace yourselves, fellow animal lovers (dogs over humans any day, am I right?), because this story isn’t about to go down without a tear in the house. Jon Byler Dann, his wife, and their four young children took to their basement for refuge from the deadly storm that annihilated their hometown of Washington, Ill. The Byler Dann family was safe — but one crucial member of the pack was nowhere to be found. Keep reading »

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