Posts tagged "dogs"

It’s Time To Cry: Blind Man Falls On NYC Subway Tracks, His Service Dog Jumps Down After Him

There is one nightmare that every New Yorker is terrified of experiencing: falling (or getting pushed) onto the subway tracks. For Cecil Williams, 61, that nightmare became a reality on Tuesday when he fainted while standing on the 125th street platform and fell down onto the tracks. But, see, Cecil Williams is blind. So right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

“You Shall Not Pass, Dog” Captures The Best Of Cat Vs. Dog Dynamics

Pets! They're weird. Weirdest of all, perhaps, is the unspoken dynamic between cats and dogs. Believed to despise one another, so much so that there is an animated movie about it (and a sequel!), it's really much less of an outright hatred and more just an implied narrative of canine fear. Most cats don't eve…

By: Rachel Krause / December 10, 2013

Your Daily Squee: The Real-Life Fox And The Hound

Norwegian photographer Torgeir Berge was stunned when his dog Tinni met a wild fox in the woods, and instead of fighting with it or chasing it away, seemed to enjoy its company. The fox, who was eventually named Sniffer, also showed an immediate affection for Tinni. The two animals quickly became best friends, and a real-life…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2013

RIP: Elwood, The World’s Ugliest Dog, Has Passed Away

Elwood, the eight-year-old Chihuahua/Chinese crested mix who won the title of World's Ugliest Dog in 2007, passed away this weekend. According to his owner, Karen Quigley, the perpetually unimpressed-looking pooch died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day. Though he has been experiencing some health problems, he was seemingly doing well. Elwood was lucky to have Quigley a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: A Christmas Bow Tie Collar For The Dapper Doggy In Your Life

Last week, we discussed how to amp up your holiday wardrobe with a fabulous accessory. Now it's your dog's turn! This red and green plaid bow tie collar will get your pooch ready for all the swanky Christmas parties on his calendar. Or just, you know, hiding under the table begging for scraps of ham.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 30, 2013

The Daily Squee: A Supercut Of Puppies Learning To Howl

This compilation of teeny tiny puppies trying out their shaky little howls KILLED ME. I watched it 50 times and now I am dead. Send flowers to my parents, and then hit play to join me in my cuteness-induced early grave. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 21, 2013

Illinois Family Reunites With Beloved Dog Thought Lost In Devastating Tornado

Brace yourselves, fellow animal lovers (dogs over humans any day, am I right?), because this story isn't about to go down without a tear in the house. Jon Byler Dann, his wife, and their four young children took to their basement for refuge from the deadly storm that annihilated their hometown of Washington, Ill. The…

By: Rachel Krause / November 20, 2013

Ask A Single Dog Owner: “Will Getting A Dog Affect My Relationship?” And Other Questions!

Finally, after much delay, it's time for another episode of "Ask A Single Dog Owner," in which I, with my trusty furry sidekick Lucca, answer reader questions about pet ownership! Have a question for me? Email amelia@thefrisky.com. And there's an exciting addition to the series -- Lucca is now doling out her own little nugget…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2013

The Daily Squee: You Need This Video Of A Puppy Chewing On Stairs

Here is a puppy chewing on stairs, because who doesn't need to see a puppy chewing on the stairs? Nobody, that's who. The stairs must taste pretty good because that little guy just won't quit. My favorite part is when he takes a break and yawns because, well, chewing on things is pretty darn exhausting. [Jezebel]…

By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

This Is Serious: Corgis Could Become Endangered! (Plus, 15 Corgi GIFs To Soothe You)

I have dire news. According to the Britain Kennel Club's breeder's association, corgis may soon become an endangered dog breed. So not okay. What would the world do without our most beloved smiley little munchkin dogs? I don't think Tumblr could continue to function without corgi GIFs. They’re the Queen of England’s favorite breed, after all! Thi…

By: Claire Hannum / November 8, 2013

Most Romantic Man In The World Proposes To His Girlfriend With The Help Of 16 Pugs

We've been kinda down on public marriage proposals recently, but turns out there is one major exception: when 16 pugs are involved. A London man wanted to propose to his girlfriend on a recent trip to New York City, but he didn't want to go it alone, so he contacted the NYC Pug Meetup Grou…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 8, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Emma Gray Is Britain’s First Female Shepherding Champion

Dream job anyone?! British 27-year-old Emma Gray is not a shepherdess; she has just become the first woman in history to win the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League. The storied championship has never had a female winner in its 40 years. She began shepherding while helping out at her parents’ farm in Scotland as a young…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2013

Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

How happy is your dog?  Is she anxious?  Does she need puppy Prozac?!?!  All these answers and more are closer to being resolved following a very serious study recently published in the issue Current Biology.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2013

Coupled But Don’t Have Kids? You Might Be DINK Or A DILDO

In this video, Lauren Cook and Kurt Braunohler explain how adult people don't have to be "baby people" -- they can be DINKS (double income, no kids) and DILDOS (double income, large dog owners). It's annoying to bubble baby a baby, but putting a large dog in a Baby Bjorn that's CUTE. So, if you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 1, 2013

28 Cute Costumed Dogs At The 2013 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

Saturday was New York City's 23rd annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade, where tons of pooches prance around in ridiculous costumes and win awards that only their owners truly appreciate. Though Tompkins Square Park is only a few blocks from my apartment, my dog Lucca is a snot and refuses to let me dre…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 28, 2013

This Pug’s “Wrecking Ball” Halloween Costume Is On Point

Since the world has reached a dangerous Miley Cyrus oversaturation point, we've vowed to limit our Miley coverage to stories involving strange, endearing Celine Dion quotes or cute animals reenacting her sexy music videos. With that in mind, here's a pug dressed up as the wrecking ball from the "Wrecking Ball" video. Enjoy. [Neatorama]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 21, 2013

Baby Learns To Crawl With The Help Of Two Huskies

I can only hope that one day, when I have a baby, my dog Lucca is as good with him or her as these two Huskies are with this little boy. As he embarks on his crawling journey across the linoleum, the two pups mimic his every move. Squees for days! [NY Daily News]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2013

13 Signs Your Dog Really Loves You (As Demonstrated By My Dog Lucca)

Last night, I was feeling weirdly insecure. Not about the way I look. Not about my job performance. Not about a stupid boy. No, I was feeling insecure about my dog Lucca and whether or not she truly loves me. I like to think Lucca channels her thoughts through me for me to speak aloud and those…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Abused Pitbull “Mama Jade” Gets A Second Chance At Life

No one knows how the battered, bleeding pitbull escaped her chains and ended up in the yard of a North Nashville home, but one thing's for sure: she chose the right house. The person who lived there just happened to be an animal hospital employee, and was able to give the dog, who is now…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2013

The Daily Squee: Little Boy With Down Syndrome Hugs Pushy Labrador Retriever

Pets are nothing if not persistent when there's affection to be had. Nowhere is that better illustrated than this squee-dorable video of a little boy with Down Syndrome being won over with love by a pushy Labrador retriever. The boy, Hernan, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is shy about physical contact. At first Herna…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2013
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