Devin Supertramp (previously at Neatorama) takes a sideways turn from his usual extreme sports videos to play with delightful puppies! Here they are in their Halloween costumes, cavorting in a pumpkin patch at Cornbelly's farm in Lehi, Utah.
Nothing helps you greet the day like watching a dog poop and if you don't have your own dog or if you have one and just don't feel like you're getting your fill of seeing dogs pooing, now you have the advantage of looking at a dog pooping every time you check the date. Yes, you can now celebrate the new year with the 2017 Pooping Pooches calendar. Are you excited yet? Because you should be.
Every dog has their own voice, and many learn to make new vocalizations to please their human pack leaders, and then there's Geraldine the Beagle- who vocalizes her love of Star Wars.
Geraldine's strange wheezy, barky and oh-so Beagle-y vocalization sounds just like a TIE fighter, which doesn't help during her guard dog duties but her TIE fighter voice does help her get into any Comic Con she wants!
Dogs are incredible companions, but you need to find the right pet for you, because a person at work all day shouldn't have an overly attached dog, just like a super active person doesn't want a pooch that just wants to lay on the couch and cuddle all day.
That's why PawsLikeMe.com is such a cool site. It essentially works like an online dating profile, taking your personality and interests into account in order to match you to the perfect pup. While there have been plenty of quizes like this online that suggest particular breeds for you to look into, this one actually links you to dogs that are actually available for adoption and that fit your personality and lifestyle.
I got a dog that was a 98% match and while I'm not really looking for a dog right now (my current pup is a handful already), she sure did look like a great match. So, have any of you found your soul dog today?
Raccoons are so adorable and ordinarily, their deft, sneaky little hand movements only add to that cuteness, but who knew that seeing the paws reach through slats on someone's front porch is seriously creepy? Well, at least they're ready for Halloween.
This pretty kitty lives right on top of a grave in Central Java. Naturally, it's not just any grave -it's the grave of his beloved owner, Kundari, who took the feline in when it was just a baby. He does leave the grave here and there -to visit the son of his owner to get cuddles and food, but while Kundari's son tried to adopt the cat, the little guy refused to stay at his home long and always left to go to the cemetery again. Since the pictures of this poor little babe came out, village locals now come visit the grave and give the kitty affection and food.
Wouldn't it be nice to come across a news channel that focuses less on heartbreaking stories and more on the latest developments in the feline transportation industry? Looks like the catbus is on its way out!
Dog breed names generally say nothing about the dog's appearance, temperament, or size, so isn't it about time we unofficially rename certain breeds so we can more easily describe them to each other?
Not everyone knows what a Shih Tzu looks like off the top of their head, but if you call them Long-Haired Smushmugs (a much more accurate description) people will know exactly which breed you're talking about.
Likewise calling a Collie a "Lassie" instead just makes sense, just as a Golden Retriever is best described as an "Air Bud" and Great Danes should officially change their name to "Scoobies".
But what about the slightly harder to describe Basset Hound? Melty Slobberlogs, what a perfect description!
Don’t you just love this scene spotted at Disneyland of a dog sitting for an artist to draw his caricature? He’s wearing a service vest, so he’s not only a good dog, but a working dog, too. Buzzfeed did some digging and found out that the dog’s name is Yahoo. He’s a pup in training with Canine Companions for Independence. His trainer and a friend took two service dogs in training to Disneyland for socialization, patience training, and fun. CCI provided an additional picture to show the finished caricature.
Semba is a woman with a very patient dog and a lot of creative ideas about how to play with her pup. Oddly, her dog, named Chihuahua-mametaro, seems to truly enjoy sticking his head in Semba's cardboard creations.
It's a different kind of doggy dress up, but it sure is hard not to love it. Of course, when his whole body is hiding behind a giant piece of cardboard, it can be hard to tell how cute little Chihuahua-mametaro is outside of his "costumes," so with that in mind, here's the rolly-polly pooch totally in the nude.
There's something beyond wrong about letting your kitty play with a fetus -even if it's just crocheted. And encouraging your dog to chew on a red shirt is just mean -haven't they been through enough? Then again, letting your dog munch on the likeness of Michael Vick is only appropriate. Those three examples are only a small sampling of the utterly crazy chew toys featured on this delightful PetsLady article.
Kudret Celebioglu kept his cool when a strange cat jumped up on the news desk as he was live on air. The cat even sat down on the computer keyboard like he owned the place! Celebioglu finished the story he was doing, but took a moment to announce that it was getting colder outside, and people should take in the stray cats that roam the streets. Afterward, the TV station adopted this cat. -via Buzzfeed
In the latest adventures of Tiny Hamster, several hamsters are resurrected from the dead by a mad scientist. The zombie hamsters crawl out of their graves and go on a rampage, wreaking havoc on a tiny town of Barbie dolls and action figures!
People have fully exploited any loopholes they can find in the rules regarding service dogs, and now it's not uncommon to see chihuahuas and other tiny dogs sporting the service vest like they're the real deal.
And there are people strutting around with service pigs, cats, snakes, parrots and even a service pony, but I can't recall ever seeing a service duck in action- until now.
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If you like the thought of keeping a wildcat as a pet, but you have the sense not to, the Maine Coon Cat might be a great choice. Maine Coon Cats are the largest domestic cat breed there is. How big are they?
As a matter of fact, the title for the “longest cat" in the 2010 Guinness World Records was held by a Maine Coon named Stewie, who measured 48.5 in (that’s over 4 feet long) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Remember folks, we’re talking domesticated cats here.
Sometimes you can combine two problems to make a solution. The NYC Feral Cat Initiative does a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program, but some feral cats can’t be returned because their territory turned into a dangerous construction site. Adult feral cats often cannot adjust to being pets, so adoption isn’t the answer. Meanwhile, the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan had a rodent problem, and extermination chemicals weren’t doing the job. Maybe the rats have become immune. The solution was to send some of the feral cats to the Javits Center, where they took over pest control duties.
Although the cats are reportedly happy at the convention center, being fed in rotation by staff members who volunteer to bring in food, half a dozen of the felines that came from the FCI’s TNR program have found new adoptive homes during their stay at the Javits Center, including two kittens. The felines do their part to keep rodent populations in check, both by preying upon them and also by scaring them off with their scent. Convention center managers like this deal as well, because they can save money and avoid using dangerous pesticides on the property.
Last week, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department received a call from a teenager who was worried his home was getting broken into -his dogs were barking uncontrollably and he heard scratching noises upstairs. He locked himself in a room where he though he could be safe from the intruder and called the police for herlp. When officers arrived on the scene, they heard some scratching while outside and looked up and saw the culprit -the furry criminal above. That's when they died laughing.
It turns out the owner didn't notice the dog wasn't part of the barking frenzy, which started when all the smaller dogs got jealous that they couldn't get up where their big friend was.
We tend to think of our interpersonal relationships as far more sophisticated and complex than the relationships we share with our pets, but the two are more alike than we'd care to admit.
Both involve choosing a partner, sharing meals and affection, learning to make each other happy and discovering how to communicate those feelings words can't describe.
There are plenty of dog days during these relationships too, as we try to live in the same house without tearing each other apart and struggle to set boundaries in regards to strangers.
But as this comic by Robert Brown shows the main thing both relationships have in common is the crap- the emotional crap, the crappy gifts we buy for each other, and the times we literally come face-to-feces with each other's crap.
We always love pets, but we especially love them when they are in costume. That's why we partnered up with PetsLady.com to host a contest where you could win a $100 Amazon gift card or a NeatoShop tee. You can win the gift card and one tee by fulfilling any of the entry methods in the form below. Alternatively, you can win one of three tees by submitting your pet's Halloween costume to the Pets Lady Facebook page (add it in a post to the page or as a message) -one tee will go to a winner chosen by popular vote, one will go to a costume submission chosen at random and one will be given to a submission chosen by the judges here at Neatorama and over at Pets Lady.
It's a great way to celebrate Halloween and share your adorable pet photos -and, you might even win a great prize!
Two strange cats will fight tooth and claw over something to eat. Two cats that live together, and are possibly related, are a little more civilized. Still, they are both hungry and would like to have the milk to themselves.
Clues from the original Facebook post lead one to think these cats are in Russia. My cats don’t get milk as a rule, but they tend to firmly but politely nudge each other away from canned food if they get a chance, so I separate them in different rooms for supper. Otherwise, Marshmallow would never get her full portion. -via Metafilter
Guy Williams tried to get some video of a raccoon he spotted on the campus of Bellarmine University in Kentucky. He had been feeding the raccoon acorns and even named him Stanley. Williams set his phone down while recording video in order to get a ground-level angle. Stanley took that as an offering and grabbed the phone with his teeth and absconded with it.
Here we find out that a leaf blower is not just an autumn time-saving machine, but also a hi-tech dog toy. These canines want to catch the wind, or enjoy the rush of wind in their hair, or maybe attack that infernal contraption.
It's hard for a cat lover to understand how someone could hate our feline friends, especially in their compact and ultra-cute kitten form, but there are cat haters among us- and they look just like you and I.
They often dress up their disdain for cats by claiming cats hate them or that they're allergic, but there's clearly more to the story than mere allergies or bad vibes.
The question is- can cat haters maintain their irrational hatred after hanging around a bunch of adorable kittens?
Whether it’s delivering polar bears to zoos or prize horses to the World Equestrian Games, FedEx rules the animal-shipping kingdom. David Lange, director of charter operations, reveals how they do it.
Since 2000, FedEx has shipped 12 pandas to zoos. How much did it cost? It varies. We sell the entire airplane. Whether you want to move one ton or 80 pounds, you buy the entire airplane. Shipping an animal is different from shipping a box. Trying to translate a cost per pound for an endangered species, it’s hard to make a comparison.
What kinds of supplies do the pandas need? We usually carry a breeding pair, so two enclosures with bamboo, water, apples—a couple thousand pounds of supplies. When we’re carrying horses we bring water and hay. One time, we carried 10 or 15 tons of tack and hay and feed.
Sarah was at PetSmart in Raleigh, North Carolina, a few days ago. Banfield Veterinary Hospital was also there with pets to adopt at the same time. One of them was this tiny kitten, who was picked up during the rains that hurricane Matthew brought to the region. Someone made him a tiny little sweater to keep him warm -out of a sock! It certainly flatters him.
Sarah considered adopting him, but a family with children snapped him up immediately. He and his sweater went to a nice warm home. You can read her account of the kitten in several images of text at Twitter. -via Buzzfeed
Coyote Petersen (previously at Neatorama) says he doesn’t want to wiggle his fingers, and then wiggles his fingers to illustrate. This video is full of contradictions. He goes to the Steve Kroschel Wilderness Center in Haines, Alaska, to interact with an animal that was raised in captivity. The short-tail weasel is supposed to be a terribly ferocious animal, yet it is tiny and adorable and avoids human contact.
In this episode of the web series Breaking Trail, Peterson acts as if a weasel will rip his flesh, but the cutesy music tones down the sense of danger. It’s easy to be startled by the jumpy little creature, though, especially once you’ve heard its reputation! -via Laughing Squid