Posts tagged "pets"

Just Look At This Asshole: Columnist Claims She Gets Rid Of Dogs Once They’re No Longer Cute Puppies — But Is She Lying?

I know Shona Sibary is an asshole. I’m just not entirely sure how big of an asshole she is.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2015

Happy National Dog Day! Let’s Celebrate By Worshiping Lucca!

Happy National Lucca (& Other Dogs Too) Day! Lucca is my dog. Please humor me while I use this bullshit but great holiday to worship at her perfect paws.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2015

Girl Catches The Plague In Yosemite, Didn’t Time Travel From Medieval London

The same disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages (YES, THE BUBONIC PLAGUE?!)  is actually still around and was recently caught by a normal girl from Los Angeles who was visiting Yosemite National Park.
No, she didn’t time travel from the dark ages, but this girl definitely had contact with a rodent who had…

Katrin Higher / August 8, 2015

Frisky Rant: In Defense Of Psychological Service Animals & The People Who Need Them (Like Me)

I cried all the way to work on the subway today. Ugh.
Fuck you MTA guy. There are exactly two questions you are allowed to ask: is this dog a service animal and is it task-trained? Any questions beyond that are an infringement of privacy and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Leslie Hermelin / July 17, 2015

People Who Ghost Suck, But People Who Ghost And Steal Your Dog Suck Even Harder

The universe is trying to tell me to take a breather from dating, I think. This week, the New York Times discovered “ghosting,” i.e. when someone you’ve been dating for months or years just DISAPPEARS on you, not bothering to, you know, break up or offer an explanation. This has happened to me a few…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2015

This Hoodie Has A Creepy Cat-Snuggling Pouch To Make Your Pets Hate You

I no longer have cats of my own, but I am extreme BFFs with the bodega cat who lives down the street from my apartment. If I were allowed to borrow her for an afternoon and take her home with me, I’d buy one of these fancy feline hoodies for the sole purpose of cuddling with her.

Claire Hannum / May 24, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: This Pet Store Secretly Replaced The Animals For Sale With Lovable Rescues

Brazilian animal rescue organization Quatro Patinhas (Four Paws) knows that most people looking for a pet in the area pass up the crowded, broke shelters to buy a new puppy at the pet store instead. To change the way customers look at shelter pets, the organization secretly swapped the very pricey pet store animals with…

Claire Hannum / May 1, 2015

Your Cat Is Actually Trying To Communicate With You, So Pay Attention

PSA: Cats are not actually heartless, icy beings intent on destruction. …

Megan Reynolds / April 29, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Documentary Highlights Bond Between Dogs & Inmates

“Dogs On The Inside” follows the connection between abused stray dogs and a group of prison inmates who care for them. As a method of gearing up the inmates for the responsibilities of life after prison, they’re tasked with training the neglected dogs and teaching them to trust humans again. They come to find out that…

Claire Hannum / February 3, 2015

13 Kardashian Family Pets, Ranked

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…

Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015

Asshole Abandons Dog With Suitcase Of His Belongings

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 wa…

Claire Hannum / January 7, 2015

This Facebook Page Crowdsourced Thousands Of Puppy Pictures For A Teen Fighting Cancer

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 photo…

Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

Guy Straps A Go Pro Camera To His Dog Before Leaving The House, Footage Reveals This Is A Tragedy Of Epic Proportions

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

Obese Dachshund Sheds 50 Pounds, Poses For Hot Dog Calendar

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,…

Huffington Post Weird News / December 17, 2014

The Daily Squee: Barry The Pug Loves Bath Time

Considering that the extent of my experience with bathing animals is trying to keep a howling, screaming cat in the bathtub as he paws at me, having a pet who actually enjoys getting clean sounds like heaven. Barry the pug appreciates the relaxing ritual of bath time, which means he’s welcome at Spa Day at my…

Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

This Cat’s First Time In Snow Will Make Your Day

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]…

Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

U.S. Airways Passenger Forced To Deplane When Her Emotional Support Pig Started Pooping And Howling

Back when I was plotting a move to Los Angeles, one of my biggest concerns was figuring out how I would transport my dog Lucca to the West Coast. I am flat-out opposed to ever putting her in cargo, she’s just slightly too big to fit in a carrier that goes underneath the seat and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2014

Dog Gets Makeover To Help Him Get Adopted From A High-Kill Shelter

Meet Charlie. Charlie is a terrier mix who was found on the side of the road in Los Angeles and was taken to a “high-kill” shelter where he had one week to be adopted before he would be put down.
Charlie was believed to be about 3-years-old when he was taken in, and had matted…

Katie Oldenburg / November 25, 2014

5 Adorable Behaviors That Mean Your Dog Hates You

Once upon a time, a bunch of prehistoric horror-wolves realized that the clumsy species of spear-flinging monkeys they were snacking on would trade belly rubs and a place by the fire if they occasionally mauled something on command. Since then, man and canine have peacefully waltzed together through the annals of time. Thanks to thi…

Cracked / November 15, 2014
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