Posts tagged "pets"

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 28, 2013

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

Keeping Cats As Pets Began 5,000 Years Ago

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…
By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2013

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

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 eve…
By: Rachel Krause / December 10, 2013

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…
By: Rachel Krause / November 20, 2013

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

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 nugget…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2013

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

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.  …
By: Claire Hannum / November 17, 2013

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

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…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

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

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…
By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2013

Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

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.
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2013

Oops: Petting Your Cat Stresses Her Out

Ready to feel like the worst cat mom ever? A new study shows that stroking your cats could be making them more stressed out. When researchers at the University of Lincoln set out to study the way cats handle living alongside humans in the same home, they tested stress hormone levels in cats before stroking…
By: Claire Hannum / October 9, 2013

Meet The Lady With 50 Pet Skunks

Didn't you hear? Skunk ladies are the new cat ladies! Meet Deborah Cipriani of North Ridgeville, Ohio, who owns the only rescue center for skunks in the United States out of her home. Cipriani got into skunks after the death of her mother in 2000, when her partner gifted her first Pepe Le Peuw. "I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013

Pet Bunnies & 9 Other Random Things That Will Send A Woman Screaming From Your Bed

"Men cannot like rabbits," lamented writer Dave Good in his Salon essay about how the pet bunny he adopted was not the chick magnet he dreamed it would be. In fact, the "quiet little guy who lived on salad, used a litter box, and slept under the bed" ruined…
By: The Frisky / October 8, 2013

13 Signs Your Dog Really Loves You (As Demonstrated By My Dog Lucca)

Last night, I was feeling weirdly insecure. Not about the way I look. Not about my job performance. Not about a stupid boy. No, I was feeling insecure about my dog Lucca and whether or not she truly loves me. I like to think Lucca channels her thoughts through me for me to speak aloud and those…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

The Daily Squee: Watch This Cat Try To Sit On That Hedgehog

Meet Lily the cat and Lucy the hedgehog. Lily is curious about her new critter friend. Like any cat, decides the best solution to the situation is to sit on the problem and is shocked when she realizes that hedgehog spines aren't very comfy. Lucy is one patient little hedgehog. Too freakin' cute. […
By: Claire Hannum / October 1, 2013

10 Reasons Internet-Famous Cats Are Better Than Real Cats — In GIFs!

It's a daily habit that has turned into a daily ritual: I settle onto the train with my coffee, pull my iPhone from out of my purse, and click open my Instagram app to see what Pudge is up to. Pudge (above) isn't a friend's cat or a family member's cat or…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 25, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Meet Sonya, The Google Street View Rescue Dog

When a woman who had been feeding a stray dog in Los Angeles asked a shelter to help her get the dog off the street, she had a little help in describing the animal's location: "Just look on Google Street View." The dog, who is now named Sonya, had been captured by Google cameras passing…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 15, 2013

Now You And Your Overweight Dog Can Go To Fat Camp Together

Different breeds of dogs have different body types. Chihuahuas are naturally petite while pugs tend to be on the stockier side. I can't even keep going with this intro because it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. What I'm trying to tell you is that the first doggy/owner fat cam…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 11, 2013

Colonel Meow, Internet Cat Legend, Wins “World’s Hairiest Cat,” A Guinness World Record

Colonel Meow is revered among Internet cat obsessives for his perpetually smug scowl, and now he has even more reason to sneer at his adoring public. Guinness World Records has officially recognized the two-year-old Himalayan-Persian crossbreed as the cat with the longest fur. In order to get the hair-raising honor, three independent vets each meticulously…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 31, 2013

6 Heart-Warming Stories Of Interspecies Love

Love is a funny thing. It urges us to do things we'd never imagine possible. It is what make us open our hearts to another creature, and this trait doesn't belong to humans alone. Sometimes animals form unusual bonds that bend our understanding of the wild kingdom. Read more at Your Tango...
By: YourTango.com / August 26, 2013
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