Jessica sent me a link to an article about a trend in China where people dye their dog’s fur to look like another animal, probably thinking I would find it cute. But I don’t and let me tell you why. Okay, sure, I’ll start off by acknowledging that there is obviously something cute about a dog dyed to look like a panda or a tiger. But frankly, this is low hanging cute fruit. Sort of no duh, you know? So with the cuteness, lazy and absurd as it may be, acknowledged, I am here to speak up as an advocate for dogs everywhere: LET PUPS BE PUPS. Your dog is adorable as he or she is naturally and though I am not a dog psychologist, I can only assume physically altering your pooch’s appearance so he or she looks like an entirely different breed of animal is probably pretty bad for the pet-esteem. Do you really want your dog to think, “Mommy wishes I was a Bengal tiger” or “If only I was a real panda, Daddy would love me more”? Of course you don’t. So let’s make a pact on behalf of our pets to not partake in this trend. Deal? And thanks for hearing me out. [Global Post]
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Some total jerkwad took a couple of dachshund puppies and stuffed them into a garbage bin behind a church. They were discovered and taken to Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, but they needed a foster mama to take care of them. So the folks at Rocky Ridge paired the pups with a capybara named Cheesecake. Say what now?
Capybaras are basically oversized guinea pigs, and the largest rodent in the world. And, it turns out, really good at being foster moms. Animals don’t really care what species their caregiver is, so the puppies seem totally fine with their new mom. And while Cheesecake isn’t up for adoption, the puppies definitely are. [Dogster]
Dogs. Sigh. They can be so dumb. Sometimes they eat their own poop. Sometimes they eat cat food. And sometimes they eat things even dumber than poop or cat food, such as 111 pennies. You read that right. One-hundred and eleven. Jack, a 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier in New York City (pictured), scarfed all these Abraham Lincolns and then started to barf. His owner, Tim Kelleher, rushed his dog to the vet, who discovered with an X-ray that Jack’s stomach was a poochy piggy bank. Via an endoscopy surgery, the vet removed all the pennies five at a time. He’s like the dog version of that man who died after winning a cockroach eating contest! Luckily Jack is okay and was not poisoned by all the zinc in those coins, as zinc is toxic for dogs. And I suppose his master is lucky Jack did not have a taste for dollar bills. [NJ.com; CBS Local]
When Sean Norman’s bull terrier slipped into Pam Nkosi’s yard and bit her seven-year-old daughter, she felt that it was an act of racism. “I feel that the dog is racist. The way it behaved. It shows that it was not familiar with other races,” Nkosi said.
Norman initially denied that his dog bit the girl, accusing another dog of biting her and finally, claiming that the girl fell into a hedge. But a doctor confirmed the dog bite was from Norman’s bull terrier. Nkosi claims that Norman never checked in to see how her daughter was doing or offer to pay for any of the medical bills. An SPCA inspector didn’t comment on whether or not the dog was “racist” but said the case was being investigated. Keep reading »
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.