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  • This is Freddy, the World’s Tallest Dog
    on Dec 20, 2016
    At an NBA-worthy 7 feet 6 inches standing on his hind legs, Freddy the Great Dane is the Guinness World Record holder. Four-year-old Freddy lives in England with his owner, Claire Stoneman, 41, a former model, and his sister, Fleur. Freddy loves chic...
  • Lilou the therapy pig de-stresses travelers at SFO
    on Dec 19, 2016
    Via: lilou_sfpig Airplane travel is stressful, especially during the holidays. Travelers at the San Francisco International Airport are getting a little “PLC” ― that’s "pig loving care" from Lilou, a 2-year-old therapy pig. LiLou is...
  • Zen Dogs by Alex Cearns -- A Book Review
    on Dec 15, 2016
    One of Australia’s leading animal photographers, Alex Cearns, photographs over 800 pet dogs each year in her studio. Zen Dogs features the faces of over a hundred dogs in relaxed and happy poses with their eyes closed. No expense was spared in prod...
  • Dog chews through door, gets head stuck
    on Dec 13, 2016
    Mercury Press Theo, a seven-year-old German Shepherd mix in England, chomped a huge hole around a cat flap and got stuck in the door. His owner, Helene Plummer, was gobsmacked when she came home and discovered almost £1,000 of damage to the two inch...
  • Is puppy love diplomacy in danger?Russian President Vladimir Putin plays with his dogs Buffy (right) a gift from Bulgaria. Yume, (left) an Akita, was a gift from Japan in 2012. (EPA Photo) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet at a summit conference next week with Japan Prime Mi...
  • The dogs of Downing Street and Larry the cat
    on Dec 8, 2016
    David Hammond may hold one of England’s oldest and highest offices, Chancellor of the Exchequer, but that doesn’t keep him from being humiliated in his own home by his next door neighbor at Number 10 Downing Street. Actually it's his neighbor’s...
  • $100,000 turbines will create $1.50 in monthly electricity
    on Dec 7, 2016
    (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News) Three $107,516 wind turbines stand motionless over the city of Port Angeles, WA, Waterfront Park. They were erected two months ago, but have not been activated because the city is involved in a dispute with the man...
  • Woman tosses dog into traffic, relieves herself in patrol car
    on Dec 6, 2016
    A Florida woman, Arlene Mena, 25, was accused by employees at a 7-11 of stealing beer. When police showed up, she ran, but soon fell down. Then she threw a small dog she had been carrying into the oncoming traffic. As the police officer chased after...
  • Jax the dog wears Doggles to help him see better
    on Dec 6, 2016
    Madison Berglund/Twitter Jax isn’t hiding from the paparazzi. A veterinarian prescribed special goggles for Madison Berglund’s dog, Jax. The glasses called Doggles help Jax who has glaucoma and cataracts. He has trouble seeing when he is outside...
  • These pictures are way too cute to resist
    on Dec 5, 2016
    Meet Pablo He was recently adopted by Acelin Hampton from Texas. Pablo has been watching Hampton clean up his puppy accidents. So when he peed on the bathroom floor, he knew just what to do to clean it up. OR... He found that toilet paper is just the...
  • From hungry rescue dog to food model
    on Dec 3, 2016
    This is Popeye, a mixed breed rescue dog from the LA area who has become a foodie on Instagram with over 35,000 followers. His owner, Ivy Diep, takes him to different pet-friendly restaurants where he sits still for photos. Popeye is a super model wi...
  •  California will regulate cow farts
    on Dec 1, 2016
    Despite strong opposition from farmers and many others, California clowns lawmakers have targeted greenhouse gases produced by farmyard animals, mostly cows. It seems that heat trapping methane is produced when they belch, fart or poop and this is su...
  • Two dogs make news after the earthquake in Italy
    on Sep 5, 2016
    One of the purposes of dogs seems to be to bring joy to the most catastrophic events. Pope Francis shook the paw and blessed a dog named Leo who was part of a rescue team looking for survivors after the devastating earthquake that took nearly 300 liv...
  • The loyalty of two dogs is making news across the world
    on Sep 3, 2016
    In Italy rescuers laid out coffins for victims of the earthquake. A blonde Cocker Spaniel refused to leave the side of his human during a mass funeral held for the victims. The dog was photographed in a gymnasium where the funerals took place. The ea...
  • The August Golden Poodle awards
    on Sep 1, 2016
    The Golden Poodle award goes to Gobi, the little stray dog who picked out her running mate and new owner from a field of 101 runners at the 155-mile extreme Marathon in China. Then while she was waiting for her quarantine to begin so she could join h...
  • Dogs do understand what we are saying to them
    on Aug 30, 2016
    (BORBALA FERENCZY / AP) The use of the MRI has provided many scientific breakthroughs in the study of the brain of the dog. Once again science is backing up what dog owners have always known. Dogs know what we are saying to them. Researchers in Hunga...
  • Angus the Springer Spaniel versus the superbugs
    on Aug 29, 2016
    We go to the hospital to get well, not to get sicker. But some of the country’s leading medical institutions are losing the battle to protect patients from drug-resistant bacteria. Enter Angus. Angus is the first dog who has been taught to track do...
  • Another happy ending for Gobi and the runner
    on Aug 26, 2016
    (4Deserts/PA Wire) Remember Gobi, the cute little stray dog who picked out her human at the 155-mile extreme marathon race across China’s Gobi desert and ran most of the race with him? At the end of the race the runner Dion Leonard and the dog he n...
  • Duke the Great Pyrenees mountain dog is re-elected mayor
    on Aug 25, 2016
    The tiny town of Cormorant, Minnesota (population around 1000 happy people) has re-elected 9-year-old Duke for a third time as the leader of the town. The vote was held over the weekend during the annual Cormorant Daze festival. The electorate was re...
  • What grade should NBC get for the Olympics?
    on Aug 23, 2016