Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The dog, pictured, was placed in a cage labeled “African lion,” but the zoo’s visitors figured out something was amiss when they heard the animal, which resembles an oversized Chow, bark.
And that wasn’t the only animal ruse happening at the Luohe zoo. Keep reading »
There are no words. Ryan Havens Tannenholz, of Boise, Idaho, likes dressing up as a dog, and has a furry alter ego named Bubblegum Husky, which is, as you might expect, a Husky dog. But Tannenholz may have gone beyond the normal bounds of furrydom: he’s been accused of having sex with his cat. The incidences took place over the course of a year, and the 28-year-old was arrested on July 31 and charged with six felony counts of crimes against nature, and one misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal.
He’s currently being held on $250,000 bail. Keep reading »
What is it with you bulldogs and skateboards? Whatever it is, don’t ever change, because bulldog/skateboard shenanigans are a foundational element of all that is right with the world. I’ve witnessed it first hand — for some reason, the bulldog breed is particularly prone to enjoy skateboard hijinks. They can jump on that board for hours. Here, Peruvian Ivan Juscamaita and his bulldog pup Biuf, teach fellow bulldogs how to gleam the cube. Juscamaita says he’s hoping to open an official bulldog skateboarding school in Lima, and donate the profits to animal shelters. We fully support that. [Telegraph]
Today in Precious Creature news, please join me in watching this riveting video of a terrified Chow-Chow trapped on a window ledge in Brooklyn. I’m not sure what this little dude was doing. Perhaps he was hungry? Maybe he wanted an Italian Ice. Most likely, he was hot under all that fur, smelled some barbecue wafting from a local block party, heard the stereo bumpin’ The Gap Band and wanted to join in. Whatever the deal is, glad you made it out, little guy. [Gothamist]
I love people that are obsessive and detailed, and it’s pretty clear that whoever made this Malty Cyrus parody video for the song “We Can’t Stop” is a beautiful, beautiful weirdo. This video offers dog-centric version of the Miley track. It’s pretty much perfect. [The Pet Collective]
Everybody loves a screaming goat, not to mention a screaming goat music video. But we’re about to take it to the next level with Cody the screaming dog. This dog. This dog’s scream will haunt your frickin’ soul. This little guy screams like he’s getting drawn and quartered or something. Cody, pup, it’s gonna be okay. [YouTube]