Have you ever come across a gorgeous man’s profile picture who seems to have everything you’ve ever wanted in life — except he has a cat? How about that handsome, mysterious James Bond type who claims the hobbies of cliff-diving and extreme snowboarding excites him? Crap … he’s into exotic snakes. In the online dating world, these mini-factoids may fall into a category called dealbreakers.
Because dealbreakers are exactly that, the question comes into play, “Where do pets fit into your dating profile?” Most of the traditional sites have a spot where you can share your animal likes and dislikes, and these usually allow free-form writing. However tempting it may be to share the poem you recently wrote honoring Fluffy, my best advice is to keep this to a simple list. Read more…
Some people give their pets baths, others comb their animals. But corgi dog Corbin Dallas Multipass gets vacuumed. He seems to really love it, too. I love Corgis because I think they are kind of nature’s comedy, with their short stump legs and huge ears, but maybe that’s just me. [Corbinism]
Happy National Pet Day! In honor of this momentous holiday, author Anna David — her Kindle single, Animal Attraction (about being a crazy cat lady), is a must-read — has penned this list of 20 reasons why sharing a bed with a cat is better than sharing it with a man.
1. No inappropriate confessions/dirty talk if they’ve had too much to drink.
2. No possibility their cell phones will ring and wake you up.
3. Bored senseless by Internet porn; thus not dying to give you the money shot. Keep reading »
We thought it would be fun to do a little astrology matchmaking this week, but instead of human soul mates, we’re talking about animals. Of course we all have our personal pet preferences, but there are certain animals you might feel a natural kinship with based on the energy, habits, and needs of your sun sign. We’ve got everything from typical cats and dogs to exotic birds and even farm animals! Click through to find your ideal animal companion … Keep reading »
Is it just me or does it seems like everyone in the world has a dog? Maybe it just seems that way because I’m seething with jealousy that I don’t have a white fluffy thing to cuddle and play stupid games with. But I’ll tell you what part of dog parentage I’m not jealous of: the part where you have to pick up their steaming pile of poop. What a pain! Not even Aubrey O’Day is too good to scoop the feces of her dyed pink (female) Maltese Ginger and (male) Pomeranian Mary Ann. Ten bucks says she adopts another dog and names it Skipper. Her poor dogs surely have gender identity issues. Not to mention, the upkeep on Ginger’s look must cost a fortune. Not my problem, though. After the jump, some more celebs doing their doodie. [ONTD]
Between videos of tiny monkeys twirling umbrellas, pictures of baby pandas, and the recent headline that scientists have discovered “Hasselhoff Crabs” in Antarctica, it’s obvious that our world is full of weirdly awesome animals. How could we not yearn to keep some as inappropriate pets? Here is a roundup of the strange and adorable animals we would totally keep in our apartments if it wasn’t a terrible idea…
Dogs are so over. It’s all about pet llamas now. A UK couple proved that llamas can do what dogs do, maybe even more. Tim and Terri Crowfoot managed to train their pack of seven pet llamas — David, Dillon, Thomas, Oscar, Toby, Mary, and Ann — how to do all sorts of dog tricks like fetching, sitting, rolling over, shaking. They can even pull carts and jump through hoops! If you thought of llamas as spitting camel cousins with funny hairdos, think again. Llamas are highly intelligent according to the Crowfoots. They communicate by humming (hey, me too!) and using a series of body, ear, and tail postures, which has made it possible to train them so well. And they’re friendly! “They love playing fetch — their little faces just light up. Our friends think it’s hilarious — but as long as the llamas are happy and having fun, then so are we … The llamas can now do everything your average dog can do, and more,” the proud owners bragged. Okay. Sold! Pet llama it is. I can dye its hair and make it pull me around in a wagon. I just have to figure out where my llama is going to sleep. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Last night, I was catching up on some television when this commercial came on the air. Now, I should note that I love the ASPCA, the charity and pet adoption organization that seeks to end cruelty to animals. The ASPCA is where I adopted my cat, Cleo, and it’s an organization that I regularly give money to. But I hold that this commercial is just too much. Apparently, Sarah McLachlan’s “Arms of the Angel” spot wasn’t emotionally charged enough. This new ad shows clips of forlorn looking animals as a sentence unfolds about them onscreen. “Tabitha, Locked up her whole life.” “Mink, Abused and living in fear.” “Nathaniel, Never loved and left to die.” And the worst, “Blondie, Abandoned and dying of a broken heart.”
Before I knew it, not 20 seconds into the ad, I was huffing and puffing, in tears, little rivers running down my cheeks. Keep reading »
The School of French Kissing For Dogs would gross me out if I didn’t see Amelia smooching her pup Lucca on a regular basis. (You know she eats garbage off the street, right?) [Lucca does not use tongue ever. -- Editor] How soon until PETA busts a nut over this UCB skit? It’s comedy, guys! And it looks like doggies got peanut butter out of it. And, you know, some lovin’. [YouTube] Keep reading »