The Super Bowl is on Sunday evening, I think? Not entirely sure, but what matters is that the Puppy Bowl is definitely on Animal Planet at 3 p.m. EST and LET ME TELL YOU, the starting lineup this year is more adorable than ever before. Click through to squee until you can squee no longer at all the 55 wide-eyed, head-tilted furballs who will be playing this year.
When Cynthia Anderson of Edgewater, Florida tried to board a plane at a Nebraska airport last week with three uncaged puppies and two older dogs, she was denied boarding. Not only were the two-week-old puppies too young to fly (dogs must be eight weeks old), they were not properly kenneled. The following day, the 56-year-old attempted to board again, this time with just the two older dogs and one puppy she’d tried to hide in a carry-on bag. Anderson’s parents were in Nebraska and had taken in the other two puppies — it’s unclear why the parents weren’t given all three, which could have saved the carry-on puppy from his or her awful fate. When Anderson was denied boarding yet again (presumably because the hidden dog was discovered), she was seen entering an airport bathroom where she proceeded to drown the tiny Doberman. Yes, you read that correctly, she DROWNED HER TWO-WEEK-OLD PUPPY! Keep reading »
Working on the internet means I see a steady stream baby animal videos pretty much all day, but these puppies go far beyond any level of preciousness I’ve ever seen. I mean, being chased around by golden retriever puppies all day is what heaven looks like, right? They even make winter weather look fun!
Photographer Carli Davidson’s “Shake” photo series captures puppies via high-speed photography as they shake water droplets off their fur. Their reactions in slow motion are much funnier than we’d ever imagine when watching it happen in real time. As if the photos themselves weren’t cute enough, Davidson put together a video of some of her best models that will diminish any and all Hump Day blues in your life. [Laughing Squid]
A commenter pointed me toward this picture of a police puppy in training trying on his future grown-up vest, and I almost melted when I saw it. Little Batman is only nine weeks old and is being considered to join the Boston Police Department K-9 unit when he gets older, but it looks like he’ll have to grow much bigger by then. His picture will be featured in the 2015 calendar for Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, which provides bulletproof vests to the Boston Police Department’s dogs. [CBS] [Image via Jonathan Kozowyk/Vest-A-Dog]
Forget jack o’ lanterns or pumpkin spice lattes, watching Maya the corgi playing with a pumpkin is the ultimate seasonal treat! [Tastefully Offensive]