Well, what do we have here? Allow me to introduce you to Banana Joe, this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show. The five-year-old Affenpinscher snagged the trophy over the crowd favorite, an English sheepdog named Swagger. Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty said of the upset, “This little fella seemed to want it a touch more. He’s a fantastic Affenpinscher, with a fantastic face, a great body.” That he is! (I nominated him for today’s Hump Day Hottie, but as you can imagine, I was overruled.) My favorite thing about Joey (that’s what his handler calls him) is his little tongue, which lives outside of his mouth. So darling. A few more gloriously time-wasting photos of the Westminster winner, after the jump! Keep reading »
Guys have a lot of trouble dressing stylishly, no? Some are a bit to Johnny Tries Too Hard, and others wouldn’t know a cufflink if it bit them on the face (cufflinks usually don’t bite, but you never know). Enter Menswear Dog, a sartorially-inclined fashion animal, ready to set the malefolk of the world straight. Check out a couple more of his tips after the jump! [Mashable] Keep reading »
There’s one reason and one reason only that I actually get excited for the Super Bowl each year … no, not the promise of taut man asses you can bounce a quarter off of — the Puppy Bowl! Animal Planet holds their epic puppy playtime extravaganza every Super Bowl Sunday and it’s always incredibly squee-worthy — and they’ve finally released the starting lineup of pawed players. Ravens versus 40ers? Pshaw! It’s all about Biscuit versus Fitz! Hmm, or Tuck versus Trinket. Now, I usually root the dogs which most resemble my girl Lucca, but truth be told, I wouldn’t kick any of these cuties out of bed for biting my toes. Click on through and tell us who your faves are!
Sure, dogs will let you pet and scratch them all over. But cats? Cats really make you earn it. You can’t just willy nilly pet a cat — unless you want a bite, or a case of cat scratch fever. So take a good look at these helpful charts before you extend a hand out to that tabby’s paw. [Buzzfeed]
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 the bowl clean at every opportunity. When Keeton decided to bottle up his beverage and sell it to other thirsty canines, a thriving business was born.
Now that dogs can safely and easily drink “beer” with their owners, I got to thinking about all the other ways people can give their pets a more authentic human lifestyle. From dog weddings to luxury pet massages to paw manicures, read on to get the scoop on all the weird ways to treat your dog like a human…
It’s not Edie Beale, it’s Anne Hathaway collecting dog scat. A very eccentric disguise, but we’re always pleased to see a celebrity who’s not too good to scoop up dog poop, however unbecoming it may be to their image.
Keep clicking to see some more celebs doing their doodie.
Sigh. The final few episodes of “Breaking Bad” return in July of 2013. Until then, we’ll take the doggy versions of our two favorite meth makers instead. [Uproxx]
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How does a community move on from a tragedy as earth-shattering as the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting? There’s no easy answer, but a team of comfort animals is making their way from Chicago to the small suburban town to help calm and comfort survivors. Lutheran Church Charities sent around 10 dogs on an 800-mile journey to provide paws to hold onto.
“Dogs are non-judgmental. They are loving. They are accepting of anyone,” said Tim Hetzner, who runs the program. “It creates the atmosphere for people to share.” Keep reading »