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Warning: Justin Bieber Bought A Bulldog Puppy

Normally when a celebrity adopts an animal (or, um, child) we are happy knowing they have now entered Fat City. Except, that is, when the adoptive parent is Justin Bieber. We have only just gotten over his irresponsible and inhumane treatment of his pet monkey and his pet hamster, both of which he abandoned.

Well, now he’s gone and bought a bulldog puppy (above). Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Blind Man Falls On NYC Subway Tracks, His Service Dog Jumps Down After Him

There is one nightmare that every New Yorker is terrified of experiencing: falling (or getting pushed) onto the subway tracks. For Cecil Williams, 61, that nightmare became a reality on Tuesday when he fainted while standing on the 125th street platform and fell down onto the tracks.

But, see, Cecil Williams is blind. So right after he fell, his service dog, Orlando, jumped right down on the tracks with him. A bystander told The New York Post, ”[Orlando] was kissing him, trying to get him to move.” Keep reading »

Keeping Cats As Pets Began 5,000 Years Ago

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It might be hard to believe, but cats weren’t always domesticated pets. Once upon a time, someone actually invited these tyrants into the house and the rest, as they say, is history.

According to recent findings, the first wild cat (or what we now call a stray) began hanging out with humans maybe over 5,000 years ago. While excavating a Stone Age village in China, researchers have found the earliest evidence of cats and humans — their first step in becoming the pets (and Internet stars) we love today. Keep reading »

“You Shall Not Pass, Dog” Captures The Best Of Cat Vs. Dog Dynamics

You Shall Not Pass, Dog!

Pets! They’re weird. Weirdest of all, perhaps, is the unspoken dynamic between cats and dogs. Believed to despise one another, so much so that there is an animated movie about it (and a sequel!), it’s really much less of an outright hatred and more just an implied narrative of canine fear. Most cats don’t even do anything; dogs are just inherently terrified of them. Sittin’ at the top of the stairs, at the end of the hallway, on the kitchen counter … wherever cats may be, dogs refuse to pass them. The fear seems unfounded until the dogs are actually coaxed into moving — then you see that a cat’s strongest instinct, its most base pleasure of all, is to snag a dog’s tail in passing. Woof! I submit as proof this excellent compilation, entitled “You Shall Not Pass, Dog.” It is just over 3 glorious minutes of silly dogs with the fear of God in ‘em as they attempt, and fail, to venture past sitting cats. [via Time]

Illinois Family Reunites With Beloved Dog Thought Lost In Devastating Tornado

Brace yourselves, fellow animal lovers (dogs over humans any day, am I right?), because this story isn’t about to go down without a tear in the house. Jon Byler Dann, his wife, and their four young children took to their basement for refuge from the deadly storm that annihilated their hometown of Washington, Ill. The Byler Dann family was safe — but one crucial member of the pack was nowhere to be found. Keep reading »

Ask A Single Dog Owner: “Will Getting A Dog Affect My Relationship?” And Other Questions!

Ask A Single Dog Owner: "Will Getting A Dog Affect My Relationship?" And Other Questions!
"Will Getting A Dog Affect My Relationship?"

Finally, after much delay, it’s time for another episode of “Ask A Single Dog Owner,” in which I, with my trusty furry sidekick Lucca, answer reader questions about pet ownership! Have a question for me? Email amelia@thefrisky.com. And there’s an exciting addition to the series — Lucca is now doling out her own little nuggets of wisdom. Watch above!

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Woman Loses Her Wedding Rings While Changing Her Bird’s Diaper – You Know, The Usual

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Pamela Brun of Chesterfield, Virginia, had a stressful few hours when she lost her wedding rings on the same day her husband was having open heart surgery. Fortunately, her rings were returned by a good Samaritan. But what was Pamela doing when she lost her rings? Oh, just changing her bird’s diaper.   Keep reading »

Rejoice! The Last Of Superstorm Sandy’s Rescue Kittens Have Been Adopted!

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We can relax everyone: Joy the kitten, who was rescued from a flooded street in Brooklyn in Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath, finally has a home! The sweetest part? Her new owner is also a Sandy survivor. Robert Curran’s home and business were hit hard by the storm, and he and his new cat will get a fresh start together. Joy spent the past year recovering with an animal rescue group. Robert’s year has been full of recovery as well, as his home and family restaurant in New York City’s storm-ravaged Rockaways endured severe damage. Robert says that when he heard Joy’s story, his first thought was ”You know what? I’m rebuilding my life. This cat needs help, too.” Cue the warm fuzzies. Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Emma Gray Is Britain’s First Female Shepherding Champion

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Dream job anyone?! British 27-year-old Emma Gray is not a shepherdess; she has just become the first woman in history to win the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League. The storied championship has never had a female winner in its 40 years. She began shepherding while helping out at her parents’ farm in Scotland as a young girl, and has been breaking boundaries ever since as Britain’s youngest in the profession. Gray told the UK’s Daily Mail:

“I am really proud to be the first woman to have won the trials and I feel overwhelmed by it all … I was one of only a handful of women taking part; it is a very male-dominated sport, so it feels like an amazing achievement.” Keep reading »

Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

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Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
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28 Cute Costumed Dogs At The 2013 Tompkins Square Park Hallowee Dog Parade
28 cute costumed pups at a Halloween dog parade. Read More »
Your Dog Loves You
13 Signs Your Dog Really Loves You (As Demonstrated By My Dog Lucca)
13 signs your dog really loves you, as demonstrated by my dog, Lucca. Read More »

How happy is your dog?  Is she anxious?  Does she need puppy Prozac?!?!  All these answers and more are closer to being resolved following a very serious study recently published in the issue Current Biology. Keep reading »

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