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Very Serious Study About Dog Tail Wagging Reaches Important Conclusions

I Love My Dog
Amelia is terrified of losing her dog, Lucca. Read More »
Dog Costumes!
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 »

Oops: Petting Your Cat Stresses Her Out

Cat Vs. Hedgehog
Watch this cat try to sit on that hedgehog. Read More »
I Love Internet Cats
reasons internet cats are better than real cats
10 reasons Internet-famous cats are better than real cats — in GIFs! Read More »
Drawing On Cats
i draw on cats instagram
It's the best idea Instagram has ever seen. Read More »

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 them at various levels. When they measured those stress hormones again after petting them, they found that none of the cats liked being constantly touched, though the study noted that some were “prepared to tolerate it.”

I am now guiltily picturing my cat tensing up and steeling himself whenever he sees my hand heading toward his furry head. Keep reading »

Meet The Lady With 50 Pet Skunks

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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 feel that I was chosen to help the skunks and I will keep doing this and I will own skunks until I die,” she told the UK’s Daily Mail. Keep reading »

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

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 his sex life. “Somewhere in mid-stream,” he writes of the one time he was able to lure a woman back to his place for sex, “the bunny snuck under the bed and began madly pounding the floor with its feet — rabbitspeak for danger — which scared my date. She left, and I never saw her again.”

That does sound unsettling — to hear a bunny pounding away under the bed while you’re getting pounded. But we’re not entirely sure the problem is the rabbit. Rather, that Dave lets it live under the bed. That doesn’t seem normal. And … we can’t help but wonder if he cleans the litter box often enough. Women don’t dislike bunnies, but we do hate the smell of rabbit scat. Some things that will make it absolutely impossible to do the deed. We’re willing to look past that moldy dish towel for one night, but it’s hard to ignore a bunny under the bed. Below are some more vagina killers that have sent us running. Keep reading »

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)

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 thoughts are usually pretty supportive and worshipful. But what if I’m wrong? What if I’m totally misinterpreting what Lucca is actually saying to me through her thoughts? What if she … finds me deeply annoying? So I Googled it. Specifically “signs your dog loves you.” And I was able to breathe a sigh of relief. Turns out, Lucca’s actions and body language speak volumes — she thinks I AM A GOD. Click onward to learn just some of the signs your dog loves you, as presented by Lucca herself! Keep reading »

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

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An Accident Waiting To Happen

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. [New York Daily News]

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

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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 even a cat I’ve met in real life. Pudge is an Internet-famous cat. She’s my favorite Internet-famous cat.

I love and always have loved cats — at one point, my parents had nine cats when I was growing up — and even I can admit that sometimes being a pet owner is a pain in the butt. With Pudge, I can look at cute pictures and videos in small doses when I feel like it … and then put my phone back in my purse and not have to deal with anyone clawing at the bedroom door while I’m trying to have sex.

After the jump, here are 10 reasons Internet-famous cats are better than real cats — in GIFs!

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

Survivor Finds Dog
Oklahoma Tornado
During a live news interview! Grab the kleenex. Read More »
Ask A Single Dog Owner
Amelia answers questions about being single and taking care of a dog. Read More »
Sick Doggie
This man helps his sick dog sleep better with nightly lake swims. Read More »
Sonya Google Street View Dog
Watch Her Rescue And Transformation!

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 through an industrial section of Los Angeles. Using the Google Maps location, Eldad Hagar of the shelter Hope For Paws was able to track down Sonya, wrangle her into a leash, and get her the medical care, food, and grooming she so desperately needed. Grab a Kleenex and push play to see Sonya’s incredible rescue and transformation. [Neatorama]

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

Doggie Fat Camp
No Cats, Please
Ami won't date a man with a pet cat. Read More »

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 camp has opened in the UK. A company called NuBeginnings is offering a joint dog-human boot camp, where “overweight owners and their furry friends can attend a week-long retreat to get in shape together.” Because you need your dog there for moral support. Or does your dog need you? Keep reading »

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

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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 measured 10 strands of kitty fur and came up with an average length that was submitted to Guinness. Read more at Huffington Post…

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