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All aboard: Retiree builds dog train to give rescues a barking good time

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FORTH WORTH, Tex. -- Doggone it, Wally loves his ride.

So do Buddy, Daisy, Jack, Mickey, Ms. Nell, Chubby, Bonnie and Clyde, all former stray dogs who belong to 80-year-old Eugene Bostick of Fort Worth.

The ride, which Bostick built himself, has made the retired Union Pacific railroad employee and his pups viral superstars. After a video ...Read more

VIDEO: Woman begs black bear to stop kayak attack in viral video

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WRANGELL, Alaska (UPI) -- A woman on a kayaking trip in Alaska took video of a bear chewing up her kayak while she shouted at it and demanded to know its motives.

Mary Maley posted a video to YouTube showing the black bear gnawing on her kayak while she filmed it from a distance during a solo kayak trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg.

Maley said...Read more

Mountain lion climbs 35-foot utility pole near Cougar Buttes

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LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (UPI) -- A mountain lion was spotted atop a 35-foot California utility pole near the aptly-named Cougar Buttes and eagle-eyed residents snapped photos before the big cat climbed down.

Residents living near the power pole in the Lucerne Valley, about two miles south of Cougar Buttes, reported they first spotted the ...Read more

VIDEO: Music-hating cat shows distaste to floor-sitting flutist

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A flute player filming her performance while sitting on the floor caught video of her apparently music-hating cat making its displeasure known.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by user Mr. Maci, features a young woman sitting cross-legged on the floor and playing her flute when the cat approaches.

The cat jumps on the woman's...Read more

Rover goes formal: Black Tie & Tails event benefits animal shelter

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If one night of romping with dogs, cats and rabbits isn't enough, Pittsburgh-area Animal Friends shelter has two for its annual Black Tie & Tails gala. Both events were held at the Ohio Township shelter and included lots of animals available for adoption and therapy pets eager to meet and greet guests. More than 600 total attendees raised a ...Read more

VIDEO: Thirsty leopard gets help for pot-head problem in India

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SADULKHERA, India (UPI) -- A thirsty leopard got a little help from forest officers in India after an attempt to drink some water led to a metal pot being stuck on its head.

Footage taken of the big cat in Sadulkhera, Rajasthan, shows the leopard walking around with a metal pot on its head after trying to take a drink.

Villagers discovered the...Read more

Police: Dog rescued after driving owner's pickup into lake

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (UPI) -- Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear.

The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. ...Read more

Carriage horse Nick picks up painting in retirement

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WHEATON, Ill. -- There's a prolific new artist in residence at the Danada Equestrian Center near Wheaton.

He can turn out six or more abstract art pieces during a 20-minute session.

He also weighs 1,600 pounds and once pulled carriages on Mackinac Island, Mich.

He is Nick, a 22-year-old Appaloosa-Clydesdale, and he's the latest horse at ...Read more

Cat helps owners curb new puppy's barking

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LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A Los Angeles couple who set up a camera to monitor their new puppy said they discovered their cat has little patience for the canine's barking.

Devon Meadows said he and his wife, Ashley, set up a camera in their apartment to monitor their puppy, Chazz, while training him not to bark when the humans aren't at home.

...Read more

VIDEO: Tractor-pulled 'dog train' turning heads in Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas man has found viral fame not just for the unusual train-like trailers on his tractor, but for the dogs he takes for rides.

Eugene Bostick, 80, has become well known to residents of his Fort Worth neighborhood for the daily drives he takes in his tractor with a "train" of homemade plastic barrel trailers that ...Read more

VIDEO: Mississippi puppy gives himself a bath, towels off

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OXFORD, Miss. (UPI) -- A Mississippi puppy owner shared video of her 4-month-old golden retriever's unusual trick -- giving himself a bath.

Belle Rolfe, owner of a golden retriever named Brady, posted a video to YouTube under the username BradyTheGoldenPup showing how the hygiene-minded pooch bathes himself without any human help.

The video ...Read more

The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

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The diseases suffered by humans and cats are very similar. Take for instance the feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV that has a strain very similar to the one found on those who are suffering from AIDS.

The FIV was first discovered in 1986. Studies have shown this is passed on to other cats after a fight or by licking the saliva of another ...Read more

Lost dog found keeping watch over trapped friend

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PARADISE VALLEY, Wash. (UPI) -- A Washington state animal rescue group said a pair of lost dogs were found with one of the canines keeping watch over its friend trapped in a cistern.

The nonprofit Vashon Island Pet Protectors group said it posted pictures of lost dogs Tillie, a setter, and Phoebe, a basset hound, to the group's Facebook page ...Read more

The Trick to Removing Cat Urine Odor

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Why is a cat urine smell so difficult to remove even after you have cleaned the spot with a good cat urine cleaner?

Pet urine, cat or otherwise, is comprised of three major components:

1. Urea - Sticky stuff

2. Urochrome - Pigments which give it color

3. Uric acid - The stinky part

It is generally conceded that almost any decent cleaner ...Read more

VIDEO: Thieving raccoon uses rock to demand more cat food

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WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A homeowner captured video of a cat food-swiping raccoon alerting her to the empty bowl by using a rock to bang on a sliding glass door.

The video, uploaded to YouTube, features the raccoon using a rock to bang on the glass after finishing off the food the homeowner left out for her cat.

The uploader said the raccoon, ...Read more

VIDEO: German shepherd wears video camera at canine pool party

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio (UPI) -- An Ohio man who took his German shepherd to a public pool's end-of-season event strapped a GoPro to the canine for a dog's-eye-view of the pool party.

Keith Knittel, who posted the video to YouTube, said he attached a GoPro camera to Lola, his German shepherd, when he took her to a Lakewood, Ohio, public pool for the "...Read more

Great Dane teaches owner the importance of camera straps

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SEATTLE (UPI) -- A dog owner taking video of his Great Dane running toward him said the resulting collision shows why camera owners "should always wear a neck strap."

The video, posted to YouTube by user albinobluesheep, shows the dog owner's point of view as he tells the large dog to "come," and the canine sprints straight toward him.

The ...Read more

VIDEO: Calgary canines cool off with Dog Day at public pools

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CALGARY, Alberta (UPI) -- The city of Calgary, Alberta, celebrated the end of public pool season by inviting local canines to cool off with a Dog Day event.

The Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association closed its seven public pools for the season Monday and allowed canine customers to enjoy a cool dip in the water before the facilities were ...Read more

VIDEO: Dog shows displeasure with pending arrival of 'baby sister'

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LONDON (UPI) -- A YouTube user's dog showed his displeasure with the news of his "baby sister's arrival" using the universal language: regurgitation.

Melanie Moss posted a video to YouTube showing the dog, Charlie, being informed that his human "sister," Sadie, would be coming home the following day.

The humans in the video hold one of the ...Read more

Missing dog back after motel blast; owners thank all who helped

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BREMERTON, Wash. -- In the nine days Tiffany was missing, her picture was posted on sign posts and trees throughout Bremerton's West Side by dozens of searchers who combed the woods, side streets and parks for her.

The black Lab and chow mix had run away when a gas leak caused an explosion at the Motel 6 on Aug. 18 while her family was out to...Read more