Another addition to the “high-tech kitty feeder” canon has come onto the scene, and it allows you to watch, listen to and chat with your pets long-distance via wifi. When inventor Ken Powers couldn’t find a reliable product online to feed his two cats while he was away, he decided to create his own. Enter the PetPal, which feeds your dog, cat, rabbit, or other cute critter on command with the help of an app. He wants the very best for his cats, so he put the feeder together with his trusty 40-year-old toaster in mind — built to last rather than be replaced every few years like a smartphone. Keep reading »
This tiny puppy is on a mission. No matter how his humans try to keep him safely on the other side of their door, he finds his way through. You did it, buddy! We believed in you! [YouTube]
When her owner arrived home after three days out of town, this kitty was thrilled to greet her favorite human. Who says cats aren’t as loyal as dogs? [Thought Catalog, In The Life]
Meet Gentleman Norman, an elder pomeranian who’s here to teach you about the finer points of male etiquette. Norman knows a thing or two about how to be a proper man — in fact, he’s even published a book about it — so you can definitely trust his advice on tying a tie. [Laughing Squid]
We all know what happens when we try to get too emotionally close to our cats. Imagine how confusing it must be for the dogs who try to make friends with them! When these pups try to be nice to cats, they’re met with annoyance at best, and scratches at worst. We understand, dudes. Oh, do we understand. [Tastefully Offensive]
Does the thought of missing Mr. Bojangles’ adorably pawing at shadows on the wall give you social anxiety? Kittyo, an intriguing/obnoxious new app, will allow you to hang out with your cat via iPhone remote control when you’re not home.
Kittyo features a webcam for owners to check in on their cats, a remote-controlled laser pointer for playing, and a treat dispenser. “Pet parents” can even talk to their pets from afar — all of it controlled through a smartphone. Keep reading »
Breaking, Earth-shattering news: New York City has its very own cat cafe.
The downside is that the cafe is a pop up, and it only lasts from today through Sunday, April 27. Cat food company Purina One launched the cafe to benefit North Shore Animal League, a Long Island rescue organization that the largest no-kill shelter in the world. [Jessica's Note: That's also where my family adopted two of our dogs from!] All 16 adorable kittehs will be available for adoption, and visitors get to play with them while sipping free coffee (from what I hear, it’s provided by the always-delicious Brooklyn fixture that is Cafe Grumpy, AKA the coffee shop on “Girls”).
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Patricia Cudd, a Colorado woman, has been living in a motel room with her dog Sherlock for the past several years. However, her time there is coming to an end – Cudd has Stage 4 breast cancer and doctors have told her she only has a few months left to live.
She tearfully told 9News, “I laid awake all night because I have so many things I still want to do.” Instead, life has dealt her a hand she didn’t choose. What she can choose, however, is where Sherlock will live after she’s gone. Keep reading »
Meet Bam Bam, a noisy little puppy who does not like bedtime. He tries to resist, but he’s just too tired to keep his little puppy eyes open. Who knew a toddler could be trapped in the body of a French bulldog? [Laughing Squid]
Meet Penelope Popcorn, an Instagram star whose clothes are probably more awesome than yours (and mine!). At first I was as weirded out by her pictures as you probably are, but now I can’t decide whether I’m more impressed by her adorable name or her array of hair ribbons.
Penelope is a 28 lb., potty-trained household pet to a family of three living in California. The one-year-old Juliana purebreed‘s owner says she’s been dressed up and had her nails painted since she was very young, so posing for photos is routine. According to her owner: Keep reading »