A driver in Canada spotted what looked like a pile of trash squirming around on the side of the road, so they decided to get out and take a look. They discovered that the strange, indiscernible pile of stuff was actually a dog with fur that was so overgrown and matted it could hardly move, let alone feed itself.
They took the dog to the Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals, and a radical grooming session transformed him from a ratty looking hobo creature to this cute little dog ready for adoption.
-Via Daily Entertainment
Having a bad Monday? Here's something that'll make your day a bit better: giggle along with Nathan the hairless Chinese crested who loves to dance (and scratch his back on the chair).
I believe I countered thirteen dogs here. But these aren’t your average dogs. At mealtime, they sit patiently and wait for their name to be called before coming to eat dinner. That’s some kind of self-control for a hungry dog! They are completely obedient to their alpha, the woman who calls their names. An they are rewarded with a calm and hearty meal in their very own dish. That’s a good dog. -via Arbroath
Donkeys may be one of the most stubborn animals on four legs, but when it comes time for them to help a flock of cute little lambies get from the pre-Alpine hills to the plains Of Lombardy, Italy to do some grazing with their woolly family they’re more than happy to assume the role of taxi.
Having donkeys carry a bunch of lambs in specially made saddlebags is not only practical- it’s downright adorable!
We first featured this lamb carrying contraption for donkeys on Neatorama back in 2007, so it’s good to see they’re still putting those lazy asses to work in Italy.
Dogs are more than just our best friends- they’re our furry children, and a valued part of our family, so pet deaths tend to hit humans pretty hard.
Every human handles the death of a pet differently- some cry a lot, others grit their teeth and turn into cold, heartless monsters, some just get a new pet after briefly shedding some tears, and a select few decide to turn the whole thing into an autobiographical video.
Chris Neal is one of those video making kinds of people, and his project entitled Man’s Best Friend is dedicated to his faithful companion Griffey, who left a dog shaped hole in Chris's heart when he passed away.
It's touching, completely heartfelt, and one of the best ways I've ever seen to get closure after a beloved pet passes away.
You could use silverware as a utensil for eating, launch them at your buddies for a good old fashioned fork fight, or grab a pair of spoons and start slapping ‘em on your leg to a bluegrass beat.
Or you could follow artist Gary Hovey’s lead and turn a pile of stainless steel spoons, forks and knives into awesome metal animal sculptures.
Gary’s utensil menagerie includes a shaggy gorilla family made out of forks, an impressively realistic elephant made mostly out of spoons, and a cute little deer with spindly butterknife legs and spoony texture that really adds to its character.
And since the animals are made from stainless steel silverware they’re dishwasher safe!
A 7-11 store in Kanto, Japan, has reached its limit over a known shoplifter. The store posted a sign with a picture of the perpetrator, a cat described as “three-apples-tall, black, and walks in an aloof manner.” The cat has been helping himself to cat food from the store for some time. The sign reads, in part:
We need your help
Please do not feed this cat.
It enters the store and shoplifts cat food.
We told the cat that it was banned from the store but it didn’t listen.
Thank you for your cooperation
You’d think that feeding the cat would actually stem the crime wave, but what do I know? He may be selling the cat food on the streets for meth or something. A picture of the sign has been retweeted 19,000 times. -via Arbroath
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This is His Royal Majesty King Zawadi Mungu of the Oregon Zoo. He lives there with his wives Neka and Kya.
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And since September, he has three daughters: the triplets Kamali, Zalika, and Angalia. The three cubs are almost weaned now, and this past week they met their father for the first time. The first meeting was inside, away from the public. Zawadi Mungu was wary at first, but was soon grooming the cubs himself. Afterward, the whole family made their first public appearance together in the outdoor enclosure. The cubs wanted to play with dad, while their mother Neka and "aunt" Kya watched close by.
Zawadi Mungu was surrounded by five females, but he took it in stride. The little snarls he gives the cubs are very inhibited. They have yet to see their father in full apex predator mode. You can keep up with the lion cubs’ development at Facebook. -via Viral Viral Videos
Take just a minute for a happiness break. Mike and Caroline named their new puppy Tobias. No plot here, just an adorably photogenic puppy frolicking through a gorgeous landscape accompanied by bouncy music. That's definitely worth a couple of minutes! And you'll have a smile on your face afterward. -via Tastefully Offensive
A girl and her dog take a look backward at the life they’ve shared growing up together. You may want to get a hankie before you watch. The ad for Chevy was directed by Lloyd Lee Choi. Yes, believe it or not, it’s a car ad. It should send you right out to buy a car adopt a dog from the local shelter. -via Digg
A little dachshund caught an inflatable shark that’s way bigger than he is. The dog clearly wants to stash his catch in his cubbyhole (a pet carrier) but it’s too big! You think he’ll never be able to do it, but preserverance and a can-do attitude bring surprising results. The lesson here is: Never give up on the things you really want to accomplish. -via Uproxx
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Our pets generally want to be wherever we are, including lounging around on our furniture in their never ending search for a comfy spot. But human type furniture is made for us human types, and sometimes our pets find it difficult to use a couch, chair, stool or hammock properly, resulting in some hilarious pet fail photo ops.
Bored Panda has put together a set of 30 photos showing cats and dogs losing the battle against human furniture, and in a few cases finding themselves stuck in really odd places like the dishwasher and on a set of blinds.
They remind us why we let those furry clowns live with us in the first place, and why pet owners can never seem to stay mad at them for long.
Manuel Juraci is a beekeeper in Itatira, Brazil. There are a lot of beekeepers in the small town, but Juraci is one of the most successful, and one of the reasons is that he has Boneco the donkey to help haul the honey. Boneco can accompany his master on his rounds safely in his custom-made beekeeping donkey suit! Read about Boneco, and a beekeeping dog as well, at Gizmodo. -via Everlasting Blort
You may remember Jack Handey from his inspirational writings/musings/philosophy nuggets which were featured on Saturday Night Live way back in the day, and you may be relieved to hear that Jack hasn’t stopped creating new sets of words which are quite humorous when put together in the proper order.
Jack's writing speaks to the Handey in all of us, so when he wrote a piece for the New Yorker’s “Shouts & Murmurs” section back in 2007 entitled My Nature Documentary people took notice.
But Hollywood couldn’t decide on a proper budget for the film and decided to pass, so a group of CGI artists led by Noah A Rappaport took it upon themselves to adapt this moving animal reality show into a totally realistic animated style short.
See monkey and giraffe get along like never before in My Nature Documentary by Jack Handey.
Captain Dave Anderson caught beautiful aerial views of dolphins and whales with a quadcopter drone camera. First you’ll see a thousands of dolphins moving across the ocean’s surface together off Dana Point, California. Then there are three gray whales near San Clemente, California. Finally, we get to see a humpback whale mother with her newborn calf, filmed off the coast of Maui, Hawaii.
Anderson, of Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, is a 20-year veteran of the whale watching business, and cautions others not to try this without ocean experience and unless you know the laws regarding interaction with sea creatures. He posted the story of how he got this footage at the YouTube page. -via Digg
Daisy and Cooper are living a dog’s life. They got an ice cream cone from McDonalds! But they have to share it with each other. According to established protocol, Daisy always gets to lick the ice cream first. You may be able to figure out why pretty easily, but you’ll still giggle when it happens. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
You’ve invested in cat food and a laser pointer, now that kitten should earn his keep by helping you not have to get up from your comfy chair. CresidentBob posted this picture to help you turn your life around. Now if he can only train the cat to plug his mobile device into the charger on the floor… -via reddit
How do you rescue a raging raccoon? Wearing thick gloves and heavy sleeves, of course. A raccoon got caught on a barbwire fence and went round and round it trying to get loose, but it just wrapped more fur about the barb. Reg from the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) carefully extracts it, which only upsets the ’coon even more. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
A pickup truck came very close to plunging into the Arkansas River in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday. The truck, belonging to a man identified only as Scott, was parked on a hill. While Scott was inside a house, his two dogs Luna and Roscoe were left in the truck.
"I got around to the front of the house where the truck was, and it's like not there," he said. "And I was like 'did I get towed?' and I just thought no it didn't."
One of the dogs put the car into gear and they took off.
"Approximately three blocks down a hill," Tulsa firefighter Clay Ayers said.
The dogs missed drivers on Riverside Drive, runners on the trail and narrowly missed landing in the Arkansas River.
The truck was stopped by a concrete culvert along the river. The vehicle was badly damaged. Roscoe and Luna were uninjured, and were let go with a warning.
An orphaned pelican was taken in by the staff at Greystoke Mahale safari camp in Tanzania, and they named him Bigbird. Well, he is pretty big. Bigbird had to learn to fly from humans, so it’s a wonder he ever managed to do it. They made it even harder by attaching a GoPro to his beak. I don’t know if that’s the greatest idea for the pelican (it doesn't seem to hold him back at all), but it sure gives us a unique POV video. -via Buzzfeed
If animals became bipedal, anthropomorphic members of what was originally a purely human society they would probably be extremely quirky individuals, prone to chasing cars, licking themselves in public and chewing on everything in sight.
Since genetic hybrids have yet to become a reality we have to settle for imagining what human-animal hybrids would look like, but if your imagination machine is out of order then leave the imagining to illustrator Helena Frank.
Her fun illustrations feature hybrids that look like humans wearing realistic animal mascot costumes, with big fuzzy heads making appropriately animalistic faces and generally looking a bit strange set upon humanistic bodies.
-Via The Fox Is Black
Tsutsuji the cat is offered a bite of broccoli, but doesn’t get much of a chance before it is taken by Ginnan, the broccoli-loving cat. Ginnan won’t share with the dog, either. Or maybe I should say “share with the Doge.”
One thing we’ve learned in the age of YouTube is that all God’s creatures want a camera of their own. This guy was at the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, and decided to set up his GoPro camera to record himself feeding the monkeys. The monkeys came, and along with the food, one took the camera! The guy chased the monkey down, which is where you hear a little NSFW language, but the recording stops when the monkey removes the battery!
A lady from the temple helped to get the camera back, by trading the monkey food for it. However, the monkey kept the battery. The lesson here is that, instead of taking a selfie, it may be better to keep a small camera attached to you. Only time will tell if a viral video is worth the cost of a stolen camera battery. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Look at these babies with their big blue eyes! The Oregon Zoo has been the temporary home of three orphaned cougars whose mother was killed by a hunter. They arrived dehydrated and scared, and were nursed back to health at the zoo’s Veterinary Medical Care Center. After six weeks of care, they will head to their permanent new home at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro. Read more about the cougars at the Oregon Zoo website. -via HuffPo Green