Dog and cat owners take note: Several pet-related products have come on the market recently to make your life easier -- and cater to your favorite pet.
There are certain unpleasant aspects to having a canine companion. Dog breath. Picking up after Mr. Flapdoodle's backyard excursions. Cleaning muddy paws.
That last task, though, has ...Read more
WARSAW, Poland (UPI) -- A Polish dog owner who adopted a stray kitten that showed up at her door posted a video of the tiny feline "patiently" putting up with some wet doggy love.
The video, posted to YouTube by user Alto Dog, features Alto the shepherd dog and Apache the kitten getting to know one another shortly after the young cat ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it.
Or at least the dog's name can appear on the Federal Election Commission's list of nearly 800 potential candidates for president.
Candidate ID P60009883, also known as Bailey D. Dog, is a black Labrador who lives with the Rubin family of northwest suburban Long Grove. He was ...Read more
SEATTLE -- When Mary Provstgaard and her extended clan were forced out of their Okanogan, Wash.-area homes by fire, there was no way they were going to leave their animals behind.
So a recent Friday morning found them camped out in tents and trucks outside the Red Cross shelter at Brewster High School with two dogs, three cats, four rabbits, ...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A pair of proud parents introduced their baby daughter to the family cat and filmed the newborn's enthusiastically overjoyed reaction to the sight of the kitty.
The video posted to YouTube by the Merkley Family begins with the couple's newborn daughter having a relatively calm moment in her crib before her mother comes in to...Read more
Here's a premise for a plot that's sure to bring out the tears: A blind girl can't find her best friend, a neighboring cat. If "Beyond Eyes" were a movie, it would come with a giant red warning light: Here be sadness.
Thankfully, it's a video game.
That's not to say "Beyond Eyes" doesn't tug on the heartstrings -- it absolutely does -- but the...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A pet owner who spent an hour and a half installing a cat door shared video of his feline companion's "epic" rejection of the offering.
The "Epic Cat Door Fail" video, posted to YouTube by user Philo Cat, features Philo the cat in his owner's yard after the installation of a cat door.
"Yesterday, I spent an hour and half ...Read more
BANGOR, Maine (UPI) -- A Maine cat owner shared video of a bath-weary kitty appearing to exclaim "no more" while pleading for an end to its soggy misery.
David Savage posted a video to YouTube starring a sopping wet kitty on a leash inside a sink making her displeasure known with vocalizations.
"No more?" Savage asks the cat in the video.
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So you're moving in with someone, and it turns out he or she already has a roommate -- one that is sometimes smelly and at times quite charming.
In furry form, that is.
What happens when your new roommate -- whether a friend, significant other or family member -- has a pet?
Navigating someone else's adoration for an animal can add a thorn to ...Read more
SYDNEY (UPI) -- An Australian cat owner shared video of an unusual grooming technique -- using a vacuum cleaner to tidy up the feline.
The video, posted to YouTube by user Hanboner, features an unusually patient cat sitting still and allowing a human to run a vacuum over its fur.
The cat remains calm during the unusual grooming ritual and even...Read more
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A persistent cat trying to jump into its cage found itself repeatedly foiled by its nemesis: a freshly waxed floor.
The video, posted to YouTube by America's Funniest Home Videos, features the feline repeatedly attempting to jump from the floor to the elevated cage, but each time making it mere inches off the floor due to ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Samantha Martin was anxious, and it wasn't because she was living in a bus with 14 cats, two white rats, a groundhog and a chicken named Cluck Norris. That's normal for her.
She was anxious because she had just three hours to prepare the felines, the fowl and the rodents for their first performance in New York City before a sellout ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The orphan chicken came to Robert Grillo in the usual way.
A woman who'd found the injured bird slumped on the side of the road on Chicago's South Side scooped up the chicken, came across Grillo's name online and sent an email. It happens about five times a week to Grillo, a soft-spoken, part-time graphic and Web designer who has a ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- For only the second time in 22 years, the Minnesota Zoo has successfully bred an endangered Malayan tapir.
The zoo unveiled the striped-and-spotted calf this week, although the 25-pound male will stay out of public view while he bonds with his mom, Bertie.
"Malayan tapirs are endangered, and this birth is a significant ...Read more
SOCHI, Russia (UPI) -- A trio of liger cubs rejected by their mother at a Russian zoo are being cared for by a black Labrador retriever, officials said.
The Sochi zoo said the three cubs, fathered by a male lion named Simba, were rejected by their mother, a liger named Marusya, shortly after their birth in early August.
The zoo said a black ...Read more
SISTERS, Ore. (UPI) -- An Oregon cat that turned 26-years-old Aug. 1 has reclaimed the title of the world's oldest living cat, Guinness World Records confirmed.
The record-keeping organization said Corduroy, owned by Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Ore., held the title of the world's oldest living cat in 2014, but surrendered the title when a cat...Read more
Merit is a sick, emaciated dog found lying in the bushes in Chicago's Grant Park in May. And his story has taken a twist. An amazing twist.
"Unbelievable. Never in a million years would I have guessed the outcome would have been as great as it is," says Sue Naider, president of Trio Animal Foundation, which has overseen Merit's recovery.
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard shared video of the hoisting rescue of three men and a dog stranded on an inflatable raft after their boat sank.
The Coast Guard said an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was dispatched Sunday from Air Station Barbers Point after a mayday call came in about 12:44 p.m. about a 70-foot catamaran sinking ...Read more
TEMERLOH, Malaysia (UPI) -- A Malaysian motorist stopped his car to take video of an unusual sight: An orphaned monkey getting a piggyback ride from a dog at the side of the road.
Zainal Azman Hj Bidin, who posted the video on Facebook, recorded the dog walking at the side of the road in Temerloh, Pahang, with the young primate clinging tightly...Read more
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- Flo woke up Wednesday morning, wolfed down a can of dog food for breakfast and limped toward Cody Crangle.
The retired war dog and the Marine embraced in the lobby of Family Pet Clinic in Menomonee Falls, her left rear leg shaved to a dark gray and a 7-inch incision closed by several staples. If she was in pain or numb,...Read more
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