Dog and baby photos: are they cute or dangerous?

This meme is making the rounds on Facebook.

 This meme is making the rounds on Facebook - it's a photo of a baby and what looks like a Neapolitan Mastiff. The title says "How to Hug a Baby", but for dog trainers and animal rescue advocates, it's a red flag. While most people see a photo like this and say, "Aw cute!" we ask, "How long before the baby gets hurt and the dog gets sent to the pound?"What we often interpret as a dog showing love to a human baby is usually the dog's curious interest in that writhing, squeaking … [Read more...]

Lily the teacup Chihuaua naps in a hat (photo)

Lily, the teacup Chihuahua

When I saw this photo on my friend Shannon Becker's Facebook page, I thought it was so cute I had to share it with you!Lily is a 9-week-old, long haired, teacup Chihuahua who recently came to live at the Becker household. On a car ride this week, Shannon's 8-year-old daughter Elle tucked the tiny pup into the hat, where Lily promptly settled in for a nap.Too cute!Shannon Becker is the Sr. Director of Promotions and Marketing at Big Town Productions, where he works with some of Ch … [Read more...]

Update on Lily and Maddison, the blind dog and her doggie guide pal

Last fall, dog lovers around the world were captivated by the story of Lily the blind Great Dane and her companion Maddison. Lily became blind after doctors removed her eyes when she developed a condition called entropion and Maddison became her eyes to the world.The dogs were turned over to Dogs Trust Shrewsbury in the UK when their owner couldn't care for them. Their photo made the rounds on Facebook, until a family in Crewe, Cheshire, UK offered a home to both of these gentle g … [Read more...]

Pet sales banned at malls nationwide; rescue stores begin to replace pet shops

Boycott Barkworks protesters from Sept. 2010 protest (Boycott Barkworks Facebook)

Even though the story broke in October, it's still making the rounds on Facebook -  just in time for Christmas: retail developer Macerich announced that it will no longer allow pet stores that sell animals in more than 70 malls nationwide. According to a story from October at GlobalAnimal.org, "This new humane policy designed to break the puppy mill business chain is taking effect nationwide within 30 days. Macerich confirmed that they will not renew the leases of existing pet stores that sell an … [Read more...]

Black bear hitches a ride to downtown Vancouver atop a garbage truck (video)

Earlier today I shared with you a story about some juvenile black-tailed deer who hopped aboard a fishing boat last year for a ride to safety. This week comes news that on Monday, a black bear hitched a ride on top of a garbage truck and ended up in downtown Vancouver.Silly old bear.Conservation officer Alex Desjardins told the Vancouver Sun that its believed the bear was inside of a dumpster that was picked up in North Vancouver on Monday. Bear climbs in for a snack, dumpster is ... … [Read more...]

Deer hitch a ride on Alaskan fishing charter (photos)

Photos of these deer hitching a ride on an Alaskan fishing boat are making the rounds on Facebook.

Photos of these deer hitching a ride on an Alaskan fishing boat are making the rounds on Facebook.I love when stories make the rounds on Facebook, because they're often very inspiring. But oftentimes they're not completely true. The latest story making the rounds is about four deer who hitched a ride on an Alaskan fishing boat. True story, but not recent.It was October 2010 when captain Tom Satre, along with his daughter Anna Satre, brother Tim Satre and sister Sharon Kelly, were … [Read more...]

Relax with a little “cat yoga” (videos)

Holiday season got you a little tense? Relax with a little cat yoga! Breathe in ... breath out ... meow!And if you're new to yoga, why not let Shorty the kitten demonstrate some poses? … [Read more...]

Monday morning cute animal video: cat massages dog

It's Monday! Back to work. Why not start the week with a nice, soothing cat massage, courtesy of YouTube user WittyCharles' cat Puss, as demonstrated on his pal, Captain. "Ahh, that's the spot. No wait, a little lower ..." … [Read more...]

Image of Jesus on dog’s butt God’s second appearance?

The latest image of Jesus on a dog's butt, currently making the rounds on Facebook.

Facebook, where old fads get a second life, has offered up a new photo: an image of Jesus on a dog's butt.The current photo making the rounds appears to be that of a pug or pug mix, shared by Reddit user Feature_Creature, with the title "It's a MIRACLE! Take that Jesus Toast. It shows what certainly looks like Jesus on the dog's rear end.  But is this an old story or another appearance of God on a dog?In 2006, Jessica White, a photgrapher and artist based in Los Angeles, allegedly sn … [Read more...]

The Cat Duet, as performed by The Little Singers of Paris

This wonderfully amusing video is making the Facebook rounds, and since it showcases not only talent but humor, I thought I'd share it with you.It appears that this is performed by Les Petits Chanteurs A la Croix De Bois, or The Little Singers of Paris, one of the most famous children's choirs in the world. The choir was started in 1906, when two young students, Pierre Martin and Paul Berthier (Father of the composer Jacques Berthier and grandfather of France Gall), were on holidays in the a … [Read more...]


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