Monday, December 31, 2012

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

On this new year's eve we bring you the story of the Lutheran Comfort Dogs who have been invited back to the town of Newtown, Connecticut when the children return to school after the New Year.

Think of them embarking on the lengthy journey early tomorrow morning and send them a prayer for a safe trip and a successful visit.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dolan Graduates

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This is a heartwarming story about Dolan, the 500th dog to graduate from the TSA's bomb sniffing dog training program. Dolan, like all the TSA dogs, is named for a person who lost their life on 9/11.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Those Baby Blues

Meet Paul Newman, the white basset hound who was rescued by Mid-Atlantic Basset Rescue. When found, he was chained to a post and nearly starving. Just look at the big boy now and check out those baby blues!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tug of War

Why all the laughter--which is universal across languages? Watch and see who is at the end of the rope helping these Norwegian firefighters pull down a tree.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Love Me Like My dog

Unconditional love, set to music. Photos are from fans of Radio Wyoming.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry and Yummy

From our house to yours--although our dogs are not quite this dextrous--we wish you a yummy holiday and hope that dogs without homes find theirs very soon in the new year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Party Dos and Don'ts

Are you a "messy cat" or a "classy kitty' when it comes to holiday party etiquette? We have to admit, both have their charms.....

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Jolly Goats

For your holiday pleasure and a few giggles, enjoy these dancing goats.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Boo Does Christmas

Were you waiting for the plethora of cute holiday videos featuring dogs? Well, here's one that should give you your "Boo" fix!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Pup

Twinkle, twinkle little pup! This is Charley who ate a string of Christmas lights and lived to tell the tale. Thanks to quick thinking by his owner (who noticed remnants of lights in Charley's backyard "gifts"), the plucky pooch was saved from a potentially deadly case of the munchies. Surgeons also removed a shoelace!

As the Brits like to say, "Brilliant." Literally.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bo Inspects White House Decorations

And why can I not imagine this happening at my house??!! What a well behaved angel that Bo is!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Annie and Sandy

This might be the feel good story of the year--the search for a shelter dog who became a broadway star. In this case, the dog was named Sunny and he became Sandy, the dog in Annie.

Annie is currently being revived on Broadway and wait until you see the heartwarming story of how a dog becomes a star. Perhaps a Christmas trip to the Big Apple to see it may be in the offing?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Comfort Dogs in Newtown, CT

Watch the power of animal therapy at work with these comfort dogs from Chicago brought to the people of Newtown, Conn. In these dark days, Goldens do bring light.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bailey, the Unknown Reindeer

The weather outside may be frightful but this dog never got that memo!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Perils of Factory of Farming

A Pig's Tail is a short animated film made by The Humane Society about factory farming. It's short, to the point and worth your while.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa Swims With Sardines

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Some of these images are astounding as Santa takes the plunge into an aquarium filled with sardines in South Korea. Looks like everyone got along swimmingly!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ballet de Chat

'Tis the season and this cat does a pretty good "paw de deux" to the Nutcracker!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Penguin Holiday Cheer

I know I seem to be on a penguin roll but since the elves are otherwise occupied, this Japanese aquarium has enlisted its penguins to spread Christmas cheer. Watch until the end to see how they turn on the holiday lights each night!

Monday, December 10, 2012

16 Year Love Cycle

Meet one of the world's most monogamous pairs, of penguins that is. Researchers have discovered that these two have stayed together for 16 years despite spending long periods of time (and distance) apart. Click here to see their story.

No word on the secret to their success but could those periods apart have anything to do with it?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weather Puppy

Looking for a new APP to liven up your i-phone and benefit a good cause?

Look no farther than Weather Puppy, the free i-phone app that gives you the weather forecast complete with puppy of your choice dressed appropriately.

And best of all, several animal rescues are the beneficiaires of all this cuteness.

Here's what APP co-creator, Suraj Hemnani has to say about the project:

"It really started as an experiment but as we saw how happy it made people and got the non-profits involved it evolved from an experiment to a full-blown project," Hemnani says.

"We're helping the non-profits with free promotion and have structured a way of letting them fund-raise via the app by selling their own themes within it (sort of how they typically sell annual calendars). It's also a way for them to engage and involve a younger demographic of dog lovers," he adds.

To date, beneficiaries include Detroit Dog Rescue, the Austin Humane Society, the Humane Society of Broward County and several others.

Get your forecast with a dose of cuteness!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Safety Tips for Choking Dogs

These are some great safety tips for dogs who are choking. I especially love the lab in the background who keeps dropping the tennis ball. That's Sam's best trick!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Early Warning System

If you live in the part of the country where they often test the sirens that warn of impending tornadoes, then this noise, perfected by Zeus the dog, is very familiar to you.

If you don't, now you know what a tornado siren sounds like!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dogs Driving Cars!

This is quite possibly the BEST video and concept I have ever seen. Teach shelter dogs to drive (you read that correctly) to demonstrate their intelligence. Leave it to the Kiwis.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

All About Cat and Dogs

Buster is one clever cat who manages to let all the pups in the house!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tickle Me Penguin

In case you ever wondered, this is the happy dance and the happy noise that a penguin makes when he is tickled!! Adorable!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cat Friend Versus Dog Friend

See if you can figure our which is the cat friend and which is the dog friend by their actions.

Hint: if you watch, there is a cheat "key" but it is pretty obvious and pretty hilarious.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Vick Dog Reunion

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Ever wonder how hard it is to take a photo of seven dogs and their owners? Well you can watch photographer Mark Rogers wrangle them all in a historic photograph of a reunion of seven former Michael Vick dogs, all of whom have found loving homes.

The power of second chances in action.....

If you want to find out what the dogs are doing, go here.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the Lam

Here's something you don't see every day; a run away pony and zebra on Staten Island!!! Apparently their owner left the gate open after he fed them and they took off for a romp!

The pair were rounded up safely and returned to their owner but the police are now investigating whether he had a permit to keep them. From the looks of the fugitives, he is doing a pretty good job of it.....