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Be My Pet: I Would Like This Pomsky, Thank You

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A Pomsky is an irresistible blend of a tiny Pomeranian and a big, beautiful Husky pup. I don’t want to think of the mating implications of that, because it sounds rather painful, but I love the mini-Husky result. This guy is perfectly pocket sized!

Your Daily Cry: Fiona Apple Cancels Tour To Be With Dying Dog

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Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
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Whether you like Fiona Apple’s music or not, it’s tough not to be moved by this sweet and sad letter, explaining to fans that she won’t be going on tour so that she can stay home and take care of her dying dog. Her 14-year-old dog Janet is sick with cancer, and Apple doesn’t want to risk going on tour in South America. Animal lovers will no doubt empathize with Apple’s choice. Her full letter — posted to her Facebook page – is after the jump.

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The 10 Coolest Fictional Pets

You might think you have the greatest pet in the world, but that’s probably because you don’t watch much TV. Instead of a cat that secretly hates you, fictional pets can be dragons or loyal household animals who stick by your side as you step out into the great unknown, rather than eating the contents of your bathroom trashcan the second you’re out the door. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 coolest pets in fiction. Just don’t tell your real pet — they might get jealous that they’re not as awesome as these animal pals, and, if you own a cat, try to kill you in your sleep.

1. Grey Wind, “Game Of Thrones.” Robb of House Stark, the newly crowned King of the North, is feared not only for his prowess in battle and military strategy, but because of his awesome pet: a viciously loyal direwolf. Grey Wind has no qualms about chomping off a finger or three or even scaring the bejeezus out of the Kingslayer, Jamie Lannister. Where do we sign up to get one of these wolves? Read more…

12 Doggies Doing Downward Dog

A week out from Hurricane Sandy, the East Coast has been hit by a new storm — a snowy, slushy Nor’easter. Dear Mayan Prophecy, we get it! We get it! It’s with that in mind that I think all of us over in these here parts (and heck, just about everyone) would benefit frm adding a little yoga into their routines. No, not people yoga — personally, I find people yoga to be insanely boring — but pups doing the famous stretch for which a yoga move was named. So commencing henceforth: an assortment of dogs doing downward dog stretches!

I Love My Dog
Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
Fostering Animals
Why you don't need to adopt a pet to save a life. Read More »

Honey Boo Boo Gets A Pet Chicken Named Nugget

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On the season finale of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Alana was briefly reunited with her former pet pig Glitzy, which was sadsies because we knew the petite pig wasn’t going home with her. Looks like Alana has moved on. She has a new bestie — a pet chicken named Nugget. Clever!

According to Honey Boo Boo’s official Facebook page, “her and nugget have [become] very attached this weekend … and it [is in] the house but has a outside house too but Alana refuses to let her sleep outside lol she sleeps inside at night in her inside cage.” I hope this best friend lasts. But I’m doubtful that Nugget will like wearing dresses as much as Glitzy. [People]

Girl Talk: I’m Terrified Of Losing My Dog

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Amelia answers questions about being single and taking care of a dog. Read More »
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“I do worry about you,” wrote my mom, upon watching the first “Ask A Single Dog Owner” video a couple weeks ago. “I think you should really think about getting another dog as Lucca gets older.” Lucca is my 6-year-old dog, who I’ve had since she was eight weeks old. My mom’s concern, her urge to get another dog — which she has vocalized more than a few times — stems from the joke I made in the video (and more than a few times off camera) that my dog and I have a double suicide pact. If something happens to one of us, the other will end things too. It’s a joke, of course, but like many jokes, it’s couched in a serious truth that my mom is naturally attuned to — I truly do not know how I would live life without my dog.

Given that she is six (six-and-a-half actually), and, gulp, if I am lucky will live another 10-12 years (I think she’s part Chihuahua! They live a long time!), living without her is something I am going to eventually have to deal with.

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