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  • 'I Jumped Off a Bridge to End My Life But Was Saved - by a Sea Lion'

    03/05/2015 8:39:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 March 2015 | John Shammas
    Kevin Hines was battling mental illness when he tried to commit suicide, but believed the sea creature kept him afloat and saved his lifeA man who was suffering from mental illness and depression has revealed how a sea lion saved his life after he tried to kill himself. Kevin Hines jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, but against all the odds he managed to survive. Hines told how his depression had led him to see life through a "bit of tunnel vision," leading him to think he had to die. SNIP He told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:...
  • Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014

    03/05/2015 4:56:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 4:00 PM EST | Sue Manning
    We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets. The American Pet Products Association’s annual report on pet industry spending says Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their 397 million pets, which range from freshwater fish and reptiles to cats and dogs. …
  • Barking mad? Samsung launches $31K dog kennel

    03/05/2015 10:15:59 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:55 AM ET | Katy Barnato
    Samsung's smartphones might be losing market share, but the South Korean tech giant is em-barking into a new area—hi-tech, luxury dog kennels. On Wednesday, Samsung Electronics unveiled the "Dream Doghouse," which cost £20,000 ($30,600) to make. Aimed at "tech-savvy pampered pooches," the one-off design will be on display this month at Crufts, the world's largest dog show, of which Samsung is a long-term sponsor. The kennel will not go on sale but is available as a prize in a competition across Samsung's social media channels. The Dream Doghouse was six weeks in creation and comes with two indoor living...
  • Chicken Killers Leave at Least 300K dead, Millions in Damage

    03/05/2015 6:59:04 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 71 replies
    The Charolette Observer ^ | March 3, 2015 | Harrison Cahill
    Attacks the past two weeks on at least 16 farms across several rural South Carolina counties killed an estimated 300,000 chickens and cost the owners roughly $1.7 million. Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett said someone familiar with alarm systems used in chicken houses is responsible. Those alarms also control the heat, air conditioning and ventilation units and notify farmers by cellphone when buildings get too hot or cold. Chickens can die in about an hour if the ventilation and heating systems are turned off. “The chicks, you have to maintain the temperature at 95 to 100 degrees, and when they...
  • VIDEO Lion opens family’s car door at safari park

    03/05/2015 12:01:26 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    WOKV ^ | 03/05/15 | COX
    One curious lion came right up to the family’s car, peered in and then managed to open the car door with its mouth.
  • Cows break into woman’s home and poo everywhere as she showers

    03/04/2015 7:49:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 50 replies
    http://metro.co.uk ^ | 3/4/15 | Ollie McAteer
    Naughty, naughty cows broke into a woman’s home and pooed everywhere as she showered. Pat Costen, from Guernsey, came downstairs to find the two wandering around her house. They’re part of a conservation herd bred to protect grasslands. But she’d forgotten to lock her doors and the animals barged in with heavy bowels and no respect. Ms Costen said: ‘I was in the shower and when I came out I could smell something. I looked over the banister and there was large cow pat. They came in through the kitchen, along the corridor, round the snooker table and into the...
  • New monkey species discovered in the Amazon rainforest

    03/04/2015 8:56:19 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 03-04-2015 | by Sarah Rakowski & by Fauna & Flora International
    Scientists have discovered a new species of titi monkey in Brazil, according to a recent paper published in scientific journal Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia. Titis are new world monkeys found across South America. These tree-dwelling primates have long, soft fur and live in small family groups consisting of a monogamous pair and their offspring. Rather touchingly, they are often observed sitting or sleeping with their tails entwined. In 2011, researcher Julio César Dalponte spotted an unusual looking titi monkey on the east bank of the Roosevelt River, whose colouration did not match any known species. Intrigued, a team of...
  • How To Get An F On A Test Drive

    03/04/2015 8:33:19 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 19 replies
    Nothing Better To Do | March 4, 2015 | blueunicorn6
    I finally had to put Old Gus out of my misery. Gus was the pickup I inherited from my Father. I wouldn't call Dad a hoarder, but the man had a collection of shoestrings. "Well, the boots might wear out, but you can always use the strings for stuff like hanging up pictures." You should have seen his art collection. Naked Mexican ladies hanging by a shoestring. That sounds like a new Showtime series. But I digress. Old Gus was like a brother to me. In fact, in Dad's will, he left me to Gus. Oh, I'll bet the lawyer...
  • I have no idea what you are talking about so here's a video of a Capybara riding in a shopping cart.

    03/03/2015 9:12:48 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 38 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 3/3/15 | Unknown
    Capybara Rides in the Shopping Cart at the Pet Store JoeJoe the Capybara is a savvy social media user, keeping followers up to date on Twitter, Tumblr and elsewhere. In this footage, JoeJoe visits the local pet store, but doesn’t lower himself to walking about like any old pet! Instead, JoeJoe enjoys the luxury of being carted around the place by his owners as they pick up his food and other groceries. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=63d_1425441045#zDjt8P12Yid392hf.99
  • Weird Cat Facts: 8 Reasons Your Cat Likes to Lick You

    03/03/2015 3:50:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    Catster ^ | Feb 23rd 2015 | JaneA Kelley
    Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw:“My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won't lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She will literally hold me down in her paws and clean me. And it's not just a few licks; she gets quite thorough about it. I've tried bitter spray. No luck. I know it’s a sign of affection, but is there any way I can gently get...
  • Photographer captures weasel's woodpecker ride

    03/03/2015 7:01:38 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 19 replies
    Odd_News ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ben Hooper March 3, 2015
    LONDON, March 3 A photographer in London captured a rare photo showing a small weasel appearing to ride on a woodpecker, but he said the mammal was actually attacking the bird. Martin Le-May of Essex said he and his wife, Ann, were walking Monday in Hornchurch Country Park when they came across the unusual sight. "I heard a distressed squawking noise and feared the worst," Le-May told the BBC. "I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back." Le-May said the woodpecker was in a struggle for its life with the unwanted passenger,...
  • A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island' (Photos)

    03/03/2015 6:12:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 3, 2015 | Alan Taylor
    Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents.
  • Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

    03/03/2015 4:15:07 AM PST · by beaversmom · 60 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 3, 2015
    The colourful bird, which displayed a “gloriously yellow/white colour interspersed with the flash of red head feathers”, eventually landed about 25 metres from the couple. It managed to escape the attack and fly out of sight as the weasel was distracted by the couple's presence.
  • Dogs Don't Remember

    03/02/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 130 replies
    www.psychologytoday.com ^ | May 01, 2010 | by Ira Hyman
    Dogs Don't Remember: Episodic Memory May Distinguish Humans Dogs are wonderful creatures. Our dogs recognize me and are always happy to see me. Dogs are also smart and successful creatures. Our dogs have learned several cute tricks. But dogs (and other non-human animals) are missing something we take for granted: episodic memory. Dogs don't remember what happened yesterday and don't plan for tomorrow. In defining episodic memory, Endel Tulving argued that it is unique to humans. Experience influences all animals. Most mammals and birds can build complex sets of knowledge or semantic memory. You and I also remember the experience...
  • When You See What These Big Cats Are Doing You’ll Realize… They’re Just Cats.

    03/02/2015 8:06:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 3-2-15 | Amanda-staff
    There's nothing in this world that your cat loves more than the giant box in your basement - not even you. For a cat, a box can serve as a rip-roaring good time, a place to safely descend into sweet slumber, or as temple of solitude when humans are being utterly insufferable. In fact, boxes are so pleasing to felines, even the big ones like to get their box on.
  • Snake vs spider smackdown! The moment a giant red-back LIFTS an eastern brown

    03/02/2015 6:42:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 2, 2015 | Daniel Piotrowski
    This is the moment one of Australia's deadliest creatures found itself at the mercy of yet another of the nation's venomous killers. A Victorian farmer was astonished to find an enormous red-back spider had lifted an eastern brown snake off the ground and 'hurled it' into its web under one of the family's car at the weekend. 'It's just mindboggling,' said Neale Postlethwaite, a farmer of 20 years from Gooroc, north of Melbourne. 'I can't believe it was actually able to stop it and then hurl it up backwards into its nest.'
  • Friday Funny: What’ll happen to Bruce Jenner’s balls? [humor]

    03/01/2015 9:28:56 AM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | Dr. Ewoyn
    Wash. DC – Over the past year a rash of news stories surfaced speculating whether gold-medal winning Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner, 65, is undergoing a gender transition from male to female. Though Jenner has yet to publicly confirm the story, members of his extended family, including the Kardashian clan, have recently approached various news outlets confirming Jenner’s intention. Now it appears a number of world leaders have picked up on the story and are wondering aloud “What will happen to Jenner’s balls if he completes the transition?” Sources this week quoted Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu as suggesting it would...
  • Dogs bred from wolves helped humans take over from Neanderthal rivals in Europe 40,000 years ago

    03/01/2015 5:42:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2015 | Dan Bloom
    It's thousands of years since mankind won dominance over nature, and we're still pretty proud. But a top researcher says we've been giving ourselves too much credit - because we were helped by our oldest friends. Humans paired up with dogs as early as 40,000 BC, it is claimed, giving us such an advantage in hunting that it prompted the wipeout of our Neanderthal rivals.
  • Cats Are Teaching Dogs to be the Fluffy Pillows they Are [photo essay]

    02/27/2015 9:56:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    It might be slightly degrading, but being a pillow is better than the fear of constant attack. Okay dog, you can stay Via: kamil1308 I suppose there's no reason we can't get along Via: kamil1308 Even if you're slobbery and not too bright Via: kamil1308 You're still fluffy, like an oversized pillow Via: kamil1308 As long as you just lie down and don't move Via: kamil1308 Maybe we can actually be friends Via: kamil1308 Seriously, not a muscle Via: kamil1308 Don't think this works two ways though Via: kamil1308 I always get top bunk Via: kamil1308 Naps are dictated by...
  • Stray Pit Bull Saves Chihuahua and They Become Inseparable Friends (Cuteness Overload Alert)

    02/27/2015 2:46:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies
    Pet360.com ^ | N/A | Deidre Grives
    UPDATE: Both Joni and Chachi have been adopted to a loving home in Florida. They will get to spend the rest of their days together as friends! An unlikely pair of dogs that were found roaming around on the streets of Savannah have formed an unbreakable bond, and now animal control officers are hoping to place both pups in a home together so that they can remain lifelong friends. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department found a white Pit Bull wandering around neighborhoods in the Georgia city carrying a small, longhaired male Chihuahua in her mouth. The Chihuahua had a terrible...
  • WATCH: Puppy and Baby Cheetah Become Best Friends at San Diego Zoo [2 videos]

    02/27/2015 2:24:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Pet360 ^ | ? | Grieves, Deidre
    Puppies may be the cutest animals on the planet. They wag and wobble and smell completely amazing. We love puppies. But there is one thing we love even more than baby canines—when puppies and other adorable animals become best friends. That’s exactly what is going on at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. Ruuxa, one of the park’s new cheetah cubs was recently paired with Raina, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, and the pair have become inseparable. The park began to socialize Ruuxa with Raina when the cheetah was 6 weeks old and the dog was just 7 weeks...
  • A real top dog! The Labrador reigns as America's favorite pooch for the 24th year [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail and AP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks and Staff
    The Labrador Retriever has been revealed as the nation's favorite dog for the 24th consecutive year. The American Kennel Club, which released its annual rankings on Thursday, praised the breed for being 'intelligent' and 'family friendly'. Despite its supremacy, bulldogs hit a new high at number four and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top ten for the first time in nearly a century. The AKC notes that bulldogs make 'excellent family companions with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with children, an easy-to-care-for coat, and minimal exercise requirements.'
  • The girl who gets gifts from birds

    02/27/2015 12:53:34 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 February 2015 Last updated at 17:09 ET | Katy Sewall
    Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.
  • LIVE CNN !! (Osama Bin) Llama and crew loose in streets in Sun City, AZ!!

    02/26/2015 12:23:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/25/15
    Hugh and Developing!! Loose Llamas in Sun City!!
  • The Most Popular US Dog Breeds in 2014

    02/26/2015 9:10:21 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 112 replies
    AP ^ | 2/25/15
    The American Kennel Club is releasing its annual rankings of the popularity of different dog breeds. THE TOP 10 FOR 2014: 1)Labrador retriever 2)German shepherd 3)Golden retriever 4)Bulldog 5)Beagle 6)Yorkshire terrier 7)Poodle 8)Boxer 9)French bulldog 10)Rottweiler HOW THE LINEUP CHANGED: The French bulldog entered the top 10 for the first time since the decade of the 1910s (the breed was ranked 11th in 2013). The dachshund dropped out; it was number 10 in 2013.
  • Police Dog Receives Final Guard Of Honour From Officers On His Way To Be Put Down

    02/26/2015 6:34:15 AM PST · by Doogle · 9 replies
    BUZZFEED news ^ | 02/23/15 | Richard James
    Judge the German shepherd helped make over 150 arrests during his long and distinguished career. Corporal Michael Franks took the heartbreaking decision to put the 9-year-old German shepherd down after watching his health deteriorate.
  • 280-pound catfish: Wels catfish caught by Italian fisherman could swallow a man

    02/25/2015 7:26:31 PM PST · by randita · 74 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/25/15 | Tina Burgess
    The 280-pound catfish caught by an Italian fisherman is a record-setting wels catfish. With an enormous weight of 280 pounds and a length of 8.8 feet, the catfish caught by Dino Ferrari has some people wondering whether the monstrous catfish could in fact eat a man if it wanted to do so. According to a Feb. 24 USA Today report, the photo taken of the Italian fisherman and his massive catch certainly seems to show “that this thing could just swallow an adult if it wanted to. It’s enormous.” Italian fisherman Dino Ferrari caught the wels catfish on Thursday in...
  • Crazy cat people [pix]

    02/25/2015 12:10:22 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 77 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/24/15 | Andreanne Lupien
    These are the hilariously imaginative pictures of people in purr-fectly normal scenarios surrounded by playful felines. The photographer has put together this quirky set of photos to celebrate her love of cats. Andréanne Lupien, the 23-year-old photographer from Canada, believes in fairy tales, happy endings, magic — and cats. She said: “I had fun taking pictures of myself with my cat and putting it around me in the room.” (Caters News)
  • Japanese Company Fills Offices with Cats to Help Employees Unwind and Improve Productivity

    02/25/2015 8:13:46 AM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 1/13/2015 | Sumitra
    In a cramped city like Tokyo, where owning a pet is a luxury and most apartments have strict no-pets policies, it’s hard for cat lovers to spend quality time with their favorite animals. In response, cat cafés have cropped up all over the city, where people get to sip delicious beverages while petting a purring kitty. But even that doesn’t come close to having a cat in your own home, because the time spent with the furry creatures is quite limited. That’s why a Japanese company has come up with a great idea to get its employees to interact with...
  • Out of fear of racism, Sweden changes the names of bird species

    02/24/2015 8:08:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 24, 2015 | By Rick Noack
    For centuries, it has now been revealed, the Swedish had given birds some names that now could be considered offensive to certain groups. One species, for instance, was called "gypsy bird," whereas another was named "negro." The insult "caffer," which was used by white against blacks in South Africa, also resembled a Swedish bird species called "kaffer." There were other offensive bird names in Sweden, such as "Hottentot" — apparently inspired by the name of the language of an indigenous southwest African tribe called Khoikhoi, yet also a derogatory term for that tribe.
  • Retired NJ Police Dog Given Touching Farewell

    02/23/2015 2:58:21 PM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 23, 2015
    The West Deptford Police Department in New Jersey gave a ceremonial hero's farewell to its retired K-9 dog Judge, who was put down down due to unbearable medical complications. Dozens of police officers, K-9 officers with their dogs and medical staff lined up outside the Swedesboro Animal Hospital St. Francis Veterinary Clinic to say goodbye to Judge last Frida
  • Scientific Dogs

    02/23/2015 2:56:45 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 4 replies
    A Misspent Youth | 23 February 2015 | blueunicorn6
    My friend Jerry works for the Fish and Game. I guess they teach fish how to play Monopoly or something. He's had some interesting jobs. One time, he had to shock fish. I saw that movie about the Cuckoos Nest, so the fish must have been wiseacres and deserved it. I went along as an unpaid volunteer. Dad always said, "The workman is worth his wages". I had to carry this metal pole out into the river. Normally, as I found out later, they use a car battery for electricity when they shock fish. Jerry figured that if a little...
  • Beloved K9 gets police escort to be euthanized at Maine clinic

    02/23/2015 2:06:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    FoxNew.com ^ | 2/23/15 | AP
    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – A beloved K9 suffering from seizures and arthritis received a final salute and a police escort, with lights flashing, to the Maine vet clinic where he was euthanized. Dozens of officers and firefighters turned out this month to pay their respects to Sultan, a 13-year-old German shepherd who sniffed out drugs and bad guys with the Yarmouth Police Department. Officers gave a last pat or scratch to the dog. Then they provided an escort for Sultan's final trip to a veterinary clinic.
  • Is Sweden's Missan the world's oldest living cat?

    02/23/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 30 replies
    The Local SE ^ | Published: 22 Feb 2015 16:46 GMT+01:00 | unattributed
    Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30. Missan the Swedish farm cat is turning 30 this spring and may be the world oldest living cat. By far. “I read an article about another cat that was supposed to be the world’s oldest, and I just thought to myself: ‘mine is older!’,” Missan’s owner Åsa Wickberg, from Karlskoga, told the TT news agency. According to...
  • There’s a puking cat in the background of this massage video

    02/23/2015 2:14:46 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | Nicholas Reilly
    While there are few things more relaxing than a good massage, there’s something in this instructional video that slightly takes away from the peaceful environment.Oh, that’s it – a vomiting cat.An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted the sickly animal, which can be seen barfing its guts up outside a window at approximately 12 seconds into the clip.Here’s the elusive puking cat’s location (Picture: YouTube) While the whole clip lasts several minutes, it becomes fairly tedious pretty quickly, and we can’t help thinking that the inclusion of more puking pets would have livened it up a little bit.It’s not clear why the animal decided to...
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • Goat Farmers, Producers Handle Increased Demand for Dairy

    02/22/2015 10:03:16 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/21/2015 | KOURTNEY LIEPELT
    Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters. Six and a half years, 14 milking goats and roughly $300,000 later, she's in the midst of constructing a small-scale creamery in Madrid, Iowa, that's set to feature goat milk, cheese, ice cream and more. And though her creamery isn't yet open, Olson said local businesses have begun inquiring about her products, prompting her to already consider expanding.
  • Kitten Vs. A Scary Thing

    02/22/2015 9:56:49 AM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Ignoramusky
    A small kitten enters the living room when, to its horror, it spots a mysterious green object on the floor. Not sure how to approach it, the little feline jumps around it in circles. Finally, the cat decides it's safer to just leave the scary thing alone.
  • Stubborn Pelican Forces CHP To Issue SigAlert In Culver City

    02/21/2015 6:30:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    The stubborn pelican had landed on the ramp that takes the 90 Freeway onto the northbound 405, and would not leave, according to City News Service, so California Highway Patrol officers blocked both lanes and a SigAlert was issued.
  • Couple Attacked By Their Pit Bull While Driving Through Costa Mesa

    02/21/2015 8:13:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 89 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | Stacey Butler
    The couple was driving their pit bull through a shopping center in Costa Mesa on their way to Huntington Beach when the dog turned on them. Authorities said the couple both sustained serious injuries. Witnesses said both were bitten repeatedly in the arms. ... The husband was driving, his wife was a passenger. They said the dog attacked inexplicably. ... During the attack, the wife was able to call 911 while the husband pulled into a parking lot. The husband jumped out of the vehicle and the dog followed, continuing to attack the man. Police said when the woman tried...
  • Cat plays dead to avoid going for a walk

    02/21/2015 6:14:58 AM PST · by Doogle · 59 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12/19/14 | RDX Zone
    This cat is determined he is not going out for a walk A good morning chuckle. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sy1MDHZ27M&feature=youtu.be
  • Please Halp This Poor Creature

    02/20/2015 3:07:28 AM PST · by 9thLife · 21 replies
    A melting ice cap ^ | 02-20-2015 | self
  • Grumpy Cat's new rival Sauerkraut is taking over the internet [w/pix]

    02/19/2015 9:40:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 80 replies
    News 96.5 ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Samantha Jordan and Ken Tyndall
    Looks like there's a new sourpuss in town. Meet Sauerkraut. The 2-year-old kitty with the permanent look of disdain lives in Oklahoma after being adopted from an animal shelter by Amy and Patrick Bender. Her disapproving look is caused by a neurological disorder called Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome and has to wear clothes to stop her from injuring herself. But don't mistake her look for her personality: Sauerkraut's owner's say she's one happy cat.
  • Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard

    02/19/2015 1:58:28 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    wten ^ | February 19, 2015 | Aaron Drawhorn
    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A little dog is being hailed a hero for saving his much larger buddy. One dachshund’s persistence led to a dramatic water rescue of a St. Bernard.[PHOTOS: Hero dachshund helps save St. Bernard]Belen firefighters and police officers raced to the rescue to save Tim Chavez’s St. Bernard named Jazzy. Chavez believes the 180-pound dog was stuck in a cold, muddy ditch for about 18 hours.Chavez’s tiny dachshund named Razor is credited with making the rescue happen.Sunday afternoon, the 9-year-old St. Bernard got loose. By Monday, Chavez had to go to work, and in retrospect, Chavez realizes Razor was...
  • Police K9 attacks cop, doughnut shop worker, removed from force

    02/19/2015 2:55:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 19, 2015 | Lisa J. Huriash
    After biting two people within three months — a police officer and a doughnut shop worker — a Coconut Creek police dog has been bounced off the force.. Renzo, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had been with the department about a year and a half. In November, he bit a Coconut Creek officer while tracking a suspect, wounding the officer's leg. In a more severe attack last week, Renzo burst from a squad car and tore into a doughnut shop employee's calf. The worker has hired a lawyer.
  • A rare victory for beaglekind at Westminster Dog Show

    02/18/2015 9:13:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Justin Moyer
    The competition was ruff, but it didn’t matter: Miss P, 4-year-old beagle extraordinaire, took down all comers at the Westminster Dog Show. “She is a princess,” handler Will Alexander told the Associated Press. But P’s royal bearing didn’t prevent her from totally humiliating all members of the species Canis lupus familiaris that dared enter Madison Square Garden to challenge her for Best in Show. Those with their eyes on the prize included a Skye terrier, a standard poodle, an English springer spaniel and a shih tzu owned by former kidnapping victim and pardoned bank robber Patty Hearst.
  • Patty Hearst Misses out on the Top Spot as Beagle Beats her Pet Shih Tzu to Win Best in Show at ....

    02/18/2015 9:08:18 AM PST · by Cecily · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 18, 2015 | Zoe Szathmary
    A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus Tuesday night. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club.
  • Yale's Canine Cognition Center Studying The Minds of Man's best friend

    02/17/2015 5:33:10 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?Researchers at Yale University are determined to find out. They’ve enrolled hundreds of dogs into an unusual testing program.
  • Cat knows how to make an entrance (H/T AOSHQ)

    02/17/2015 3:07:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Cat knows how to make an entrance (H/T AOSHQ)
  • Yale Study: Canine Minds Far More Complex Than Originally Thought

    02/17/2015 11:25:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 91 replies
    “Dogs are just fascinating,” Santos said. “We love them, they live in our homes. Anyone who hangs out with a dog is kind of wondering, ‘what are they thinking, do they love me’."