Posts tagged "pets"

Man With Asperger Syndrome Builds Epic Cat Maze In His Home

Greg Krueger has four cats, and he’s spent the past 15 years turning his Minnesota home into a feline fun house. The house has almost 100 yards of raised catwalks, mazes, nooks in the walls for the cats to crawl through, and lots of fancy woodwork. Krueger doesn’t plan to stop adding onto the project…

By: Claire Hannum / September 18, 2014

Agitated Woman Threatens To Poop On Property Of Lazy Dog Owners

There’s an old saying: You have to fight fire with fire.

A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners — except she’s using poop instead of flames. Annie Preece, a street artist and muralist, is so angry at neighbors who let their canines defecate o…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 13, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Kitten Learn To Walk

We all start somewhere, right? Enjoy this Coub (basically, a GIF/Vine/video hybrid) of this little kitten who has a whole lot to learn about walking. Luckily, Mom is there to help. [Coub]…

By: Claire Hannum / September 12, 2014

Help Find A Home For The Internet’s Future Favorite Cat

Meet Tucker, a sweet cat who, like feline celeb Lil Bub, was born with genetic abnormalities that give her an adorably unique look. Tucker’s former family was unable to care for her, so she currently lives at Purrfect Pals, a shelter in Washington that cares for special needs cats. The one-year-old kitteh is looking for…

By: Claire Hannum / August 29, 2014

Cheetah Cub And Puppy Play Together At The San Diego Zoo

After Ruuxa the cheetah cub was rejected by his mother, zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park paired him up with Raina, a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. Their friendship was set up as part of the zoo’s animal ambassador program, which creates unlikely bonds between different critters.  And it worked: the new buds are now over…

By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

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 believe…

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
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