Humans aren’t the only species to get into the holiday spirit. Check out these animals — festooned with ridiculous hats and outfits — doing their best to get into the 4th of July festivities.
Earlier this week, Victoria Beckham kindly put us all in our place by posting a photo of her dog Harry wearing one of her dresses. A dress that I definitely can’t afford. Harry was apparently being treated to a dress fitting because he suffered through getting his teeth cleaned. I wonder what Vicky does for David when he goes to the dentist. [Twitter]
Meet Thomas O’Malley Flufferpants and her dog companion Murkin. Both were rescued — Thomas was a feral cat and Murkin a shelter dog — and developed a strange attraction. The pair are virtually inseparable these days, after Murkin helped nurse Thomas through surgery to remove two infected teeth. Love takes many strange forms.
Whoa boy, DogCarGate just won’t end, and now it’s Mitt Romney’s wife Ann who’s speaking out and defending the family’s practice of traveling with their dog Seamus on top of the car. The Romneys had previously gotten flack for admitting to a strapping Seamus (in a crate) to the roof of the car during a 1983 family trip from Boston to Ontario. And in an interview with Diane Sawyer earlier this week, Ann Romney claimed the dog loved traveling that way.
“The dog loved it,” Ann Romney said. “He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.” Keep reading »
The main thing I measure an animal’s cuteness by is its fluff factor. The less you can see of its face, the better. Cody has a great fluff-to-face ratio, which makes him appealing to me. But he has other things going for him, namely his howl. How in God’s name does he make that noise? He sounds like a grown man going bungee jumping. He just sounds absolutely terrified. Which leads me to my secondary measure of animal cuteness: how awkward it is. I feel an intense connection with any animal that’s just a little bit odd. Duh, because I am a little bit odd. Cody, you shall be mine. [Buzzfeed]
Not only can Flo the Wonderdog do a great jump off a high-dive board, but she’s also a pro when it comes to scrambling up the diving board ladder. She’s also not afraid of the pool slide, and skitters down it like a champ. Color us impressed. [Boing Boing]
Sometimes a product comes along that is so weird and magical that I can’t help but wonder how different my life would be if I owned it. This sheltie dog purse is one of those products. If I ever pony up the $25 bucks it would take to buy this bag, here are 10 things I will do… [Fuzzy Nation Handbag, Amazon] Keep reading »
This is a video of 42 Saint Bernards — and one child — hanging out in the woods. The video comes from a breeder in British Columbia who captured her dogs out for a jaunt in the woods. It’s kind of like the “Being John Malkovich” of dog videos, except with way, way way more slobber. [Neatorama]
This Golden Retriever pup is the hardest working dog in the vet office business. This little lady has learned how to retrieve papers from the printer and deliver them to waiting customers, which surely makes the vet bill go down a little easier. [YouTube] Keep reading »
While the war in Iraq may have officially ended last week, the U.S. soldiers who were stationed there will be feeling the after effects of life in a warzone for some time. As soldiers and Army personnel are reunited with their American friends and family, they are often leaving behind their Iraqi family — the many stray Iraqi dogs the soldiers bonded with and took care of while serving overseas. The pups provided an invaluable emotional support to the men and women and many returning soldiers are now working with a program called Operation Baghdad Pups to bring their Iraqi pets to the States. Keep reading »