Posts tagged "pets"

Cat Loves Hot Dude, Pesters Him For Cuddles

If I were in this cat's shoes, I can't promise I wouldn't do the exact same thing.

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Why I Need Pet-Parenting Vacations

I’ve been obsessed with animals for as long as I can remember. I’m sure you’ve seen me (or one of my ubiquitous, 30-something single-lady soul twins, perpetually emitting twee-voiced animal baby-talk while ensconced in an inch-thick resin of cat hair). As a child, I was the annoying, overly sensitive, bleeding-heart kid who orchestrated elaborate funeral…

By: Laura Barcella / August 4, 2014

Couple Recreates Adorable Baby Photos With Their Jack Russell Terrier

As my mom and my brother and everyone who has been in my life for the last eight years can probably tell you, I totally project my desire for -- and lack of -- children onto my dog Lucca. I treat her like she is my (spoiled rotten) kid, giving her whatever she wants, showering…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2014

Sometimes You Just Really Need To Watch A Bunch Of Puppies Rolling Down Hills

Maybe you're having a bad day. Perhaps you're super hungover, just got fired, or can't make the rent. No matter what's eating at you right now, I can guarantee that this compilation of puppies gleefully and mindlessly tumbling down hills will instantly cheer you up at least a little. It's a good thing pups are…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

RIP Society: Black Cats Are Being Abandoned Because They Don’t Show Up In Selfies

According to the RSPCA, a British animal charity, abandoning animals that aren't photogenic has become "a national problem" in the U.K. Of the 1,000 cats currently living in RSPCA shelter, 70 percent are black. Between 2007 and 2013, there was a 65 percent increase in the number of black cats taken in at the Blue…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

13 Absurdly Awesome CourseHorse Workshops We Would Totally Take

For those of you unfamiliar with CourseHorse, either you don't live in New York or LA, or you're missing out on life. CourseHorse offers tons of classes, workshops and certificate programs that help us broaden our horizons in areas like cooking, gardening, language arts and more…with an emphasis on the 'more' part. If you never…

By: Katie Oldenburg and Sophie Leon / July 28, 2014

Be My Pet: “Piggie Smalls,” The Little Rescue Pig That Could

Meet the Notorious P.I.G., a micro pot-bellied pig who was rescued from a neglectful home in Florida. There, the little pig was fed only Cap'n crunch and horse feed, but he's since found happier times in his new home at Brooklyn Cares vet clinic. The pig, who also goes by "Piggie Smalls," got his name after rapper Biggie…

By: Claire Hannum / July 26, 2014

Miley Cyrus Hired A Pet Psychic To Contact Her Dog Floyd

Miley Cyrus hired a dog psychic to help her heal from the loss of her beloved puppy, Floyd, who died in April. Question: is a dog psychic different from a regular psychic? [Mirror UK] Jessica Biel will guest star on "New Girl" as a rival of Zooey Deschanel's character. [Cosmopolitan] Tara Reid believes a "sharknado" — AKA,…

By: Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

Homeless Pets Are Now Featured In Some Ikea Showrooms

Ikea stores in Tempe, Arizona, and Singapore have teamed up with Home for Hope and the Arizona Humane Society to add life-sized cardboard cutouts of homeless animals to its showrooms. The cardboard critters, which are based on real photos of shelter cats and dogs, will be placed in the spots a real-life pet might hang out -- o…

By: Claire Hannum / July 22, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: This Dog Saved His Owner From A House Fire

Nick Lamb, an Indianapolis teen, was home alone and fast asleep last Wednesday when a fire broke out in his house. Nick is deaf and wears cochlear implants, but he'd taken them out to sleep, making it impossible for him to hear the loud popping sounds the fire was making throughout the house. Ace, the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 20, 2014

Watch These Pets Interfering With Yoga

You know that moment when you're trying to get into downward dog, only to be interrupted by your actual dog? Apparently, it's pretty much an epidemic among yogi pet owners. Whether yoga is your thing or not, it's hard not to giggle at these pets stealing the show while their humans are trying to get their

By: Claire Hannum / July 18, 2014

Study Finds That Owning A Dog Makes You Act 10 Years Younger

In case we didn't have enough reasons already to love the dogs in our lives [Hi Lucca! -- Amelia], science has found that dog owners' physical activity is the equivalent to someone roughly 10 years younger. A study published in the journal Preventative Medicine took a look at the lives of 547 elderly people (their average age…

By: Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

These Adorable Animals Understand What It Means To Have A Friend’s Back

It's such a special feeling to have a friend whom you know will always have your back. These animals understand first hand. See them all on Huffington Post...

By: Huffington Post Weird News / July 9, 2014

Be My Pet: Meet The World’s Shortest Cat

I am on a mission to make Pixel the Munchkin cat my pet, because we a match made in heaven. Pixel is only five inches tall from shoulder to paw, and at 4'11", I'm not exactly what you'd call tall. She's my pet soulmate! Munchkin, whose small size is due to a genetic mutation, i…

By: Claire Hannum / June 30, 2014

Watch This Cat Give His Soldier Human The Warmest Welcome Home Ever

Finn the ragdoll cat really missed his human, Nick, while he was away for a drill. Even before he walks through the door, Finn (and his fellow kitty Boo, who we hear off-camera) knows he's coming and can't contain his excitement. Watching Finn leap into Nick's arms is all the proof I need that cats, for…

By: Claire Hannum / June 19, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Girlfriend Sells Deployed Soldier’s Dog On Craigslist, New Owners Refuse To Give Him Back

As a dog owner -- though I really think of myself as a mother to a beautiful dog daughter -- this story just breaks my heart. Imagine going out of town and returning to discover that someone you trusted to take care of your beloved pet while you were gone had actually sold that beloved pet instead. That'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2014

Would You Feed And Talk To Your Pets Via Remote Control?

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…

By: Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

The Daily Squee: Tiny Puppy Sneaks Through A Doorway

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]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

This Kitty Is Really Excited To Greet Her Owner

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]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 3, 2014

Watch Pomeranian Gentleman Norman Teach You How To Tie A Tie

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]…

By: Claire Hannum / May 1, 2014
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