This pup underwent quite the transformation.
Obie the dachshund, from Portland, Oregon, first made headlines in 2012 when he weighed a startling 77 pounds and his new owner set out on a quest to help him lose more than half of that. Nora Vanatta, a certified veterinary technician who rescued him from his previous owners, put him on a strict diet and exercise regimen. It worked and Obie now clocks in at a healthy 23 pounds. To celebrate, Vanetta has released a 2015 calendar chronicling the pup’s journey. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
There is something about this dog walking down the street on her hind legs like a girl that is so odd, so off, that my physical reaction to it is somewhat akin to hearing the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Is it the backpack that freaks me out so much? Is it the ease with which the dog moves, as if she’s never known the comfort of life on four legs at all? I JUST DON’T KNOW. Remember that episode of “Spongebob” where he and Patrick visit the town of Rock Bottom and everything there is just wrong? That is how this video makes me feel. [HuffPost]
Men check out my dog more than me. I only wish I were kidding.
I’ve gotten used to catching unexpected smiles creep onto strangers’ faces while gazing at Henny (why yes, she does look like a bear cub). But after one of our daily walks last month, during which I passed four men in their 30s and noticed, with sinking resignation, that THEY ALL BEAMED ADORINGLY AT MY DOG WITHOUT EVEN A CURSORY GLANCE AT ME, I realized: something is changing. I’m changing. Keep reading »
Considering that the extent of my experience with bathing animals is trying to keep a howling, screaming cat in the bathtub as he paws at me, having a pet who actually enjoys getting clean sounds like heaven. Barry the pug appreciates the relaxing ritual of bath time, which means he’s welcome at Spa Day at my house anytime! [Mashable]
Jackie the 10-month-old puppy made fast friends with a group of dolphins on the Tutukaka Coast in New Zealand. Jackie’s human, Arriane Christie, said the dolphins spotted the puppy from afar and swam up to meet her. Jackie was mesmerized by the creatures, though Christie was worried that the dolphins’ big tails could thwack her in the face. Christie let go of her fears when she saw Jackie and her new friends play together in the water to their hearts’ content. [Neatorama]
Meet Charlie. Charlie is a terrier mix who was found on the side of the road in Los Angeles and was taken to a “high-kill” shelter where he had one week to be adopted before he would be put down.
Charlie was believed to be about 3-years-old when he was taken in, and had matted fur entangled with painful burrs. Thankfully, a mobile grooming service came in to give him a makeover to help his chances of being adopted. The groomers completely transformed his look, and just two days after his makeover, Charlie was adopted. Check out his heartwarming transformation in the video above, and check out some other shelter dog makeovers that have allowed them second chances at life here.