Posts tagged "dog"

Worst Mom Of The Week: Woman Slits Dog’s Throat For Sniffing Her Daughter’s Crotch

Hawaii’s Andrea Flegle was perturbed by the fact that the puppy she’d purchased for her daughter kept trying to sniff her daughter’s crotch. Not bothering to use common sense, or understand animals, or realize that this is basically a Thing That Dogs Do, Flegle did the only logical thing in her mind and slit the

By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2013

Walmart Reportedly Fires Employee For Saving Dog

A Walmart employee in Hermiston, Oregon, was reportedly fired after she attempted to save a starving dog that had wandered into the superstore. According to an article written by Cindy Marabito at the Examiner.com, the dog was seen wandering around the store in an obviously malnourished state. But when the employee attempted to corral the…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 1, 2013

Dink And Dog Go For A Stroll

“Game of Thrones” has been on hiatus for far too long. We need a little hit of Peter Dinklage to get us through until the series returns on March 31. Here he is, walking his beautiful pup (named Kevin!) in New York City. Let’s hope Cersei doesn’t catch him off his watch. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]

By: Julie Gerstein / January 31, 2013

Sometimes We Are All Just A Puppy In A Swing

Look at this guy, all excited to be pushed in his swing, waiting patiently for the moment some kind person will come along and give him a nice strong push. Yeah guy, I totally feel you. [Reddit]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 27, 2013

10 Questionably Sane Ways To Treat Your Dog Like A Human

Daniel Keeton works at a central Oregon brewery and didn’t want his dog Lola Jane to miss out on all the fun, so he created Dawg Grog, a non-alcoholic “beer” especially for dogs, made from malted barley water, liquid glucosamine, and organic vegetable broth. Lola Jane turned out to be a bit of a Grog-aholic, licking…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 16, 2013

Teaching Old Dogs Really, Really New Tricks

There’s a joke about how there’s more sheep than people in New Zealand. And now, there’s more driving dogs than anywhere else in the world, too. Members of the New Zealand Society For the Prevention of Animals wanted to prove how intelligent their shelter dogs were — so they taught them to drive. Like, really.

By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2012

Your Daily Cry: Fiona Apple Cancels Tour To Be With Dying Dog

Whether you like Fiona Apple’s music or not, it’s tough not to be moved by this sweet and sad letter, explaining to fans that she won’t be going on tour so that she can stay home and take care of her dying dog. Her 14-year-old dog Janet is sick with cancer, and Apple doesn’t want…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 21, 2012

Spencer The Pup Gets New Paws

Spencer the pup’s legs were crushed when he was just a baby, rendering his back legs totally useless. So his owners took him to a Tampa, Florida, prosthetic clinic to see if it might be possible to make new legs for him. The hilarious solution? Prosthetic paws with Crocs shoes for covers. [ABC News]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2012

12 Doggies Doing Downward Dog

A week out from Hurricane Sandy, the East Coast has been hit by a new storm — a snowy, slushy Nor’easter. Dear Mayan Prophecy, we get it! We get it! It’s with that in mind that I think all of us over in these here parts (and heck, just about everyone) would benefit frm adding…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2012

10 Corgis Getting Ready For Halloween

Corgis are, to me, God’s comedy. I understand that they had some breeding reason to make a dog with short legs and a wide body, but come on, look at those guys! THEY ARE WALKING HILARITY! And what’s better than a regular ol’ corgi doing corgi things? A corgi in a costume. Which is why…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 5, 2012

Great Dane Zeus Takes Top Honors As Tallest Dog In The World

I pretty much love anything comically oversized, and that goes double for  animals. So you better believe I’m a little bit obsessed with Zeus, the 44-inch tall Great Dane that took top honors as the tallest dog in the world. The Otsego, Michigan, pup is just three-years-old, and stands 7-feet 4-inches when on his hind…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 14, 2012

“Top Dog Model”: Meet The Bitches

I’ve got to hand it to the Brits for taking reality TV to a whole different level. Ashleigh and her Border Collie/Bichon Frise/Chinese crested mix, Pudsey, winners of “Britain’s Got Talent,” are hosts of a new show called “Top Dog Model.”

NOT A JOKE. It’s exactly what you think it is: “America’s Next…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 7, 2012

It’s Time To Cry: Man Helps Sick Dog Sleep

Wisconsin man John Unger loves his pup Schoep a lot. He’s had the 19-year-old Husky since the dog was a puppy. So when vets told him that Schoep was suffering from painful arthritis that made it impossible for him to sleep, Unger decided to help him in the only way he could — he took…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 9, 2012

7 Adorable Interspecies Adoptions

Earlier this week, important news broke: a mutt named Lejon adopted white lion cub JoJo after JoJo’s mom became sick and was unable to take care of her. They’re the best of friends, and oh my God, my mind is exploding from the combined cuteness. Make. It. Stop.

But Lejon is hardly the…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 2, 2012

12 Patriotic Animals Totally Partying This 4th Of July

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.

By: Julie Gerstein / July 4, 2012

Victoria Beckham’s Dog Is Better Dressed Than Us

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 9, 2012

Dog And Cat Perverts Engage In Bizarre Love Affair

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.

By: Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2012

The Incredible, Inedible Inflating Dog

It’s great the way the Russians keep innovating when it comes to weird pet tricks. Like take this guy, who blows in his dog’s face and causes the dog to “inflate.” If I blow in my parent’s dog’s face, Roxy just tries to lick me. Clearly Russian dogs are better. [Neatorama]…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 14, 2012

A Dog And Deer Playdate

Here’s a couple of things about dogs: They have no sense of size — if you put a chihuahua and a Labrador retriever together, the chihuahua will try and boss the lab around, and the lab will likely take it. Also, they think everybody else is a dog like them. Witness golden retriever Dickens playing…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2012

Ann Romney Says Family Dog “Loved” Traveling On Top Of The Car

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 17, 2012