Working on the internet means I see a steady stream baby animal videos pretty much all day, but these puppies go far beyond any level of preciousness I’ve ever seen. I mean, being chased around by golden retriever puppies all day is what heaven looks like, right? They even make winter weather look fun!
Once upon a time, a bunch of prehistoric horror-wolves realized that the clumsy species of spear-flinging monkeys they were snacking on would trade belly rubs and a place by the fire if they occasionally mauled something on command. Since then, man and canine have peacefully waltzed together through the annals of time. Thanks to this relationship, most people think they’re pretty good at understanding dogs: when a pup wags its tail, it’s happy; when it whines, it’s unhappy. That’s why we love dogs — they actually have something like human emotions (unlike cats, who feel only cold contempt, all the time). Read more on Cracked…
Photographer Carli Davidson’s “Shake” photo series captures puppies via high-speed photography as they shake water droplets off their fur. Their reactions in slow motion are much funnier than we’d ever imagine when watching it happen in real time. As if the photos themselves weren’t cute enough, Davidson put together a video of some of her best models that will diminish any and all Hump Day blues in your life. [Laughing Squid]
A commenter pointed me toward this picture of a police puppy in training trying on his future grown-up vest, and I almost melted when I saw it. Little Batman is only nine weeks old and is being considered to join the Boston Police Department K-9 unit when he gets older, but it looks like he’ll have to grow much bigger by then. His picture will be featured in the 2015 calendar for Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, which provides bulletproof vests to the Boston Police Department’s dogs. [CBS] [Image via Jonathan Kozowyk/Vest-A-Dog]
Confession: I’ve never really watched “Dawson’s Creek.” That said, this adorable all-dachshund version of the series has finally convinced me to give it a shot. Anyway, much more importantly, how cute are these dachshunds!? They even have sweet hairstyles! Enjoy and get your puppy-fueled nostalgia on. [College Candy]
Forget the kids— dogs in Halloween costumes are probably the cutest thing ever. This year, TJ Maxx and Marshalls did us a solid and sent over some of the season’s hottest doggy Halloween costumes for our pooches. Amelia’s dog Lucca had three killer costume changes, and the pups of some other Frisky friends also made appearances on the catwalk … er, dogwalk. Check out the gallery of our puppy parade, and be sure to keep your dog’s street cred in check this Halloween by stopping by TJ Maxx and Marshalls for your own canine costume.