Posts tagged "dogs"

It’s Time To Cry: This Grieving Grandpa’s Family Surprised Him With A Puppy

This grandfather lost his wife of 63 years and his beloved dog within a span of 4 months. To remind him that he isn't alone and provide him with a new friend to go through life with, his family surprised him with a puppy. His bittersweet reaction is a total tearjerker. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Claire Hannum / August 12, 2014

Why I Need Pet-Parenting Vacations

I’ve been obsessed with animals for as long as I can remember. I’m sure you’ve seen me (or one of my ubiquitous, 30-something single-lady soul twins, perpetually emitting twee-voiced animal baby-talk while ensconced in an inch-thick resin of cat hair). As a child, I was the annoying, overly sensitive, bleeding-heart kid who orchestrated elaborate funeral…

By: Laura Barcella / August 4, 2014

Couple Recreates Adorable Baby Photos With Their Jack Russell Terrier

As my mom and my brother and everyone who has been in my life for the last eight years can probably tell you, I totally project my desire for -- and lack of -- children onto my dog Lucca. I treat her like she is my (spoiled rotten) kid, giving her whatever she wants, showering…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2014

Sometimes You Just Really Need To Watch A Bunch Of Puppies Rolling Down Hills

Maybe you're having a bad day. Perhaps you're super hungover, just got fired, or can't make the rent. No matter what's eating at you right now, I can guarantee that this compilation of puppies gleefully and mindlessly tumbling down hills will instantly cheer you up at least a little. It's a good thing pups are…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

The Daily Squee: Beagle Steals Baby’s Toy, Tries To Apologize

Charlie the dog didn't realize he would make the baby cry when he stole her toy. So he tried to make it up to her the best way he knew how — with more toys. Way to own up to your mistakes, Charlie! [22 Words]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: This Dog Saved His Owner From A House Fire

Nick Lamb, an Indianapolis teen, was home alone and fast asleep last Wednesday when a fire broke out in his house. Nick is deaf and wears cochlear implants, but he'd taken them out to sleep, making it impossible for him to hear the loud popping sounds the fire was making throughout the house. Ace, the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 20, 2014

Watch These Dogs In Wheelchairs Gleefully Chase A Stick

Whatever life may have thrown their way, these doggies are happy as can be, barking away and playing catch with a stick. My little pet-loving heart can barely take it. Go dogs, go! [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 19, 2014

Study Finds That Owning A Dog Makes You Act 10 Years Younger

In case we didn't have enough reasons already to love the dogs in our lives [Hi Lucca! -- Amelia], science has found that dog owners' physical activity is the equivalent to someone roughly 10 years younger. A study published in the journal Preventative Medicine took a look at the lives of 547 elderly people (their average age…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

The Daily Squee: Golden Retriever Puppy Comforts A Grown-Up Dog Having A Nightmare

I've seen a lot of cute puppy videos in my day, but this one is especially sweet. A compassionate golden retriever pup can't bear to see her older pal have a nightmare, so she comforts him in his sleep. The poor thing probably doesn't even realize he's just dreaming. BRB, melting into a million pieces. [TIME]…

By: Claire Hannum / July 13, 2014

Watch This Beagle Freak Out When He Receives 100 Bouncy Balls For His Birthday

Maymo the lemon beagle had a birthday, and his humans treated him to 100 bouncy balls as a gift. One ball would have been exciting enough, but one hundred!!?  What more could a dog dream of? Maymo is so excited that he tires himself out and we don't blame him. [Gawker]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Watch This Sheltie Dog Cheat On His Treadmill Workout

I never thought watching a dog's little feet booking it on a treadmill would be so endearing to watch. This Sheltie has found himself a creative way to cheat on his exercise, and judging from the look on his face, he's pretty proud of it! [Tastefully Offensive]…

By: Claire Hannum / June 29, 2014

Curious Puppy Gets Head Stuck In Tire Rim, Thankfully Freed By Firefighters Armed With Cooking Oil

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it's not working out so well for this puppy either. After the dog -- who looks to be some sort of extra kissable pit bull -- got his adorable head stuck in the center of a tire rim, his owners brought him (and the tire) to the local…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2014

Behold, The Pugs Of Westeros!

Phillip and Sue Lauer have (at least) two big passions in life: their pugs Roxy, Blue and Bono, and the book/TV series "Game of Thrones." Naturally, like any decent dog-obsessed nerds with a lot of time of their hands, they've meticulously recreated the HBO show with their pups playing the various characters, including Jon Snow,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2014

Good News: Baxter, The Shiba Inu Who Was Sold On Craigslist By A Deployed Soldier’s GF, Is Headed Home!

Money -- and social media pressure -- talks! The family who bought a deployed soldier's dog on Craigslist -- without his knowledge -- has agreed to return the Shiba Inu named Baxter to the family of his rightful owner. Friends and family of Colorado Army Specialist Robert "Robby" Gabbert say that after mounting social media…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Girlfriend Sells Deployed Soldier’s Dog On Craigslist, New Owners Refuse To Give Him Back

As a dog owner -- though I really think of myself as a mother to a beautiful dog daughter -- this story just breaks my heart. Imagine going out of town and returning to discover that someone you trusted to take care of your beloved pet while you were gone had actually sold that beloved pet instead. That'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2014

The Daily Squee: Boston Terrier Puppy Tries Peanut Butter For The First Time!

What is it about Boston terriers that makes them so damn cute? Bosco the puppy would be fun to hang out with even if he wasn't having his very first taste of peanut butter alongside his dog buddy Riley. But his utter and complete glee makes him that much more adorable. I get it, Bosco — nothing'…

By: Claire Hannum / June 18, 2014

This Is The Story Of A Dog Named Pig

Guys, this is Pig. Pig is a dog and she makes my heart do somersaults. She's from Alabama and is the belle of the ball, aka Birmingham's annual Do Dah Day pet parade. As you probably noticed, Pig is a little unusual looking for a dog and captures the attention of everyone who meets her.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2014

The Daily Squee: This Puppy Hates Mornings As Much As We Do

Thor, a Great Dane puppy, is supposed to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with his human. He sounds just like we did, oh, every single morning of high school. Can you really blame him for wanting to stay in bed? It's okay, Thor. Lots of humans act the same way…

By: Claire Hannum / June 5, 2014

Now You Can Adopt Puppies Through A Catalog (Sort Of)

Not even Peggy Olsen could have come up with an advertising plan like this: how could anyone resist thinking about rescuing a homeless pet when their cute faces are planted right into a catalog? Green Wood Animal Shelter in London teamed up with British company Furniture Village put together an online brochure that includes the additio…

By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2014

How Excited Are You For Summer Road Trips?

Are you as excited as this little puppy? Didn't think so! Someone get me a dog and a car, there are road trip adventures to be had! [22 Words]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 20, 2014
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