The Kardashian family has had an almost freakish amount of pets over the years, even for a gang as big as theirs. It’s great that they’re seemingly animal lovers, but they’ve developed a gross habit along the way of impulse buying a dog or cat like it’s a new accessory, publicly adoring him or her for a few months, then allowing the critter to vanish, never to be heard from again. Do they give all the pets away? Do they just keep them off social media despite adopting a new one every year? The world may never know. What we do know is that it’s easy to get more attached to the family’s charming furbabies than the owners themselves. Click through for a definitive ranking of Kardashian pets…
Last Friday, Kai the dog was left alone at Scotland’s Ayr railway station, complete with a suitcase of all his worldly doggie possessions. The fuzzy, smiley Shar Pei mix was discovered outside the station, tied to a railing. He was left with things like a pillow, toy, dog bowl, and food, but his human was nowhere to be found. He’s currently safely in the care of the Scottish SPCA, but the image of the dog all by himself at a busy station is heartbreaking. Does Kai understand what’s going on? Does he think he did something to deserve this abandonment?
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Sixteen-year-old Anthony Lyons is undergoing chemo for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in a Phoenix hospital, and one thing that makes him smile through his treatment is man’s best friend. Sometimes he receives therapy dog visits at the hospital, but family friend Roberta Lucero-Koron created a Facebook page for the days he doesn’t, asking that users submit photos of their own dogs to brighten Anthony’s day. Photo Doggies For Anthony began as a small request to a handful of people, but it quickly caught the attention of thousands of strangers. Anthony has now received over half a million pet photos and get-well wishes from around the world. He returned to the hospital this week for more chemo and is no doubt smiling over the photos. Keep reading »
Welp, I’m never leaving my dog home alone again after watching this video from YouTuber Mike the Intern, who strapped a Go Pro camera to his dog so he could see what trouble he gets up to all day. Turns out, the pup doesn’t get up to much because he’s so busy mourning the terrible loss of his owner from the second the door shuts. Watch and feel your heart shatter as he runs back and forth from the door to the windows, searching for his beloved owner, eventually giving up and collapsing in a pile of clothes, howling at the tapestry on the ceiling (is that Dark Side of the Moon?) like he’ll never be loved or cuddled again. BRB, gotta go beg for my dog Lucca’s forgiveness. [Buzzfeed]
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…
When Jonesy the cat stepped into snow for the first time, he wasn’t sure what to think of it, but he couldn’t help but investigate. Luckily for us, his human captured the whole adorable thing on camera, leaps and all! Click through for a few shots from Jonesy’s snowy adventure. [Tastefully Offensive] [Images via Elizabeth V. Bouras]