It’s pretty normal for people to talk to their pets — I do it all the time — but is it OK for humans to prefer sharing their problems with their dog, rather than, say, their spouse? A slightly disturbing new survey of more than 1,000 pet owners found that 33 percent of married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands. Keep reading »
You’ll either find this incredibly cute or downright creepy—Brazil just hosted its first Pet Fashion Week with a series of runway shows featuring prettied-up pooches. Showcasing pet accessories like collars, clothes, and hats, the event called upon both local and international designers to contribute. Although seeing dog models trot down a catwalk is plenty entertaining, PFW was more about business promotion. Apparently, Brazil has a huge pet economy, second only to the United States, so there’s a large market for fashion products for animals. Kitty couture, anyone? [Tribune.com] Keep reading »
“For me, the bulldog is the ugliest thing I can put my hands on. He’s got to have bloodshot eyes. The right kind of bloodshot eyes, like on a Friday night after you’ve been out socializing. He’s got to have that drooling look on his face, and then a little slobber coming down. That is the most beautiful bulldog to me in the whole wide world.”
–Dolph Pulliam, the master of ceremonies at this year’s 31st annual Beautiful Bulldog pageant in Iowa, on what it takes to score the crown. This year’s winner, a pup named Meatball, above, has the hungover look down pat. [Associated Press] Keep reading »
You’ve done it. You met a guy who is funny, smart, easy on the eyes, and treats you well. There’s only one problem: his dog makes you sneeze. Whether you suffer from multiple allergies or have just discovered you don’t react well to a specific dog breed, take heart that there are graceful ways to handle the situation and keep the guy. Keep reading »
We’re all about adopting animals here at The Frisky, and many staffers have given homes to strays or shelter dogs and cats. So, we’re pretty pleased about the initiative the U.S. Postal Service is launching later this month. The USPS will offer a set of stamps featuring adopted pets photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found in her Connecticut hometown (you can read the animals stories online; Peaches the cat, for example, was born under a porch). In conjunction with the Stamps to the Rescue campaign, the USPS, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets (of which Ellen is a partial owner) will donate a million meals to animal shelters across the country. Even if you can’t adopt a pet yourself, by putting one of these lovable faces on the envelope you send your rent check in, you might persuade someone else — your landlord, perhaps? — to visit the local shelter. [Stamps to the Rescue] Keep reading »
A friend of mine broke up with her live-in boyfriend last week, and while she’s doing fine, her cat isn’t.
Ever since my friend’s boyfriend moved out of the apartment they shared, her cat has been acting up. The feline has been relieving himself on the ex’s side of the bed every change it gets, and when she closed the bedroom door to prevent this from happening, the cat peed on the couch.
It’s pretty normal for kids whose parents are splitting up to go through a period of rebellion, and of course there’s often the question of who gets to keep dog, but I’d never heard of pets being upset when a relationship ended. Have your pets ever acted out after a breakup? Keep reading »
Yesterday Wendy sent me a link to this awesome post on BuzzFeed with the most hilarious photos of half-shaved animals and suggested that I shave my dog Lucca. I would never do that to my own animal; however, I will laugh at it being done to others. This guy is my favorite, but check out the others here. Keep reading »