05:56 PM EDT 12/12/2013
Originally posted 12/12/2013 03:05PM
Originally posted 12/10/2013 08:30AM
Originally posted 12/06/2013 01:35PM
We're a week past Thanksgiving, so chances are by now, you've probably picked out your Christmas tree. Maybe even decorated it. But if you haven't, here's a festive new way to mark the occasion, complements of dog Scout.
See, Scout is no ordinary dog. Scout loves to balance things on his head, as seen on his Mom Jen Gillen's Instagram account or on his website, Stuff on Scout's Head.
The pit bull has had everything from a stack of DVDs to a wheel of brie placed atop his noggin, but we think this cluster of Christmas lights might be his best topper yet.
Originally posted 12/06/2013 04:40PM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to extraordinary adoptable pets every week. Today, meet Dreamer, a 1-year-old pit bull terrier mix whose wish came true in April when she was transferred from an overcrowded shelter to the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island.
Over the past few months, Dreamer has been out to prove just how dreamy she is. The outgoing, people- and dog-friendly pooch has an unmistakable "goofy nature [that] is sure to bring a smile to your face," reads her bio.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 11:40AM
We've all been there: Christmastime makes everything more intense and everything is just emotional and then someone's in your way and ...
Okay, we're not going to accuse junior first dog Sunny Obama of going all Grinch on a 2-year-old at Wednesday's White House holiday celebration. We would never imply that little Ashtyn Gardner was anything but lovely before she took the tumble to top all tumbles – the fall to dethrone Jennifer Lawrence as the Queen of Highly Public Falls. She definitely did not – just speculating – poke fun at his dark chocolate replica featured in the annual gingerbread display. She would never.
Either way, what went down at the decor unveiling could totally sabotage Sunny's approval rating. As the children of military families gathered for a day of crafts and festive fun, Gardner's well-intentioned run-in with Sunny turned into the stuff Michelle Obama's nightmares are made of.
To be fair, Sunny only startled the tot, who then stepped back and tripped over a walker (watch below). Still, we know you're new here Sunny. We know it's your first Christmas in the White House. But you're doing it wrong.
Originally posted 12/03/2013 02:30PM
Originally posted 12/02/2013 07:55AM
A New Jersey canine who was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.
His owner, Karen Quigley, says the Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix died unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning. The Sewell resident said Elwood had been dealing with some heath issues in recent months but appeared to be doing well.
Elwood was dark colored and hairless – save for a puff of white fur resembling a mohawk on his head. He was often referred to by fans as Yoda or E.T. because of his resemblance to those famous science-fiction characters.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 03:45PM
For a pet on Instagram, it can be hard to stand out. After all, you're competing against Theo, a newborn bulldog who captured everyone's heart in May. A month later, Biddy the jet-setting hedgehog rose to prominence. Then there's Princess Monster Truck, a cat for whom both cute and creepy are accurate adjectives.
But the latest furballs to attain fame on the photo-sharing site may just be our favorites. Meet Harlow and Indiana (Indi for short), a pair of pups whose "tail" of friendship is more than meets the eye.
Harlow first gained attention as one half of Harlow and Sage, an adorable doggy duo known for doing everything together, from napping to dressing alike. But in September, Sage passed away at age 13.
Originally posted 11/28/2013 02:00PM
It's official: Jewel is a certified gem!
Gch. Kiarry's Pandora's Box, a 3-year-old American foxhound also called Jewel, nabbed the Best in Show title at this year's National Dog Show, which aired Thanksgiving Day on NBC. It's the first time in the 12-year history of the show that the winner has come from the hound group. Last year's winner, Sky, was a wire fox terrier.
Jewel beat out a slew of other pretty pooches for the top prize, including a bearded collie, a Pekingese, a Norfolk terrier, a standard schnauzer, a bichon frise and an Irish water spaniel.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:50PM
Thanksgiving is here once again, and while you're ready to dive into some turkey and stuffing, there's one member of your family whose preferences you're maybe not so sure of: your dog.
On this special day, don't be afraid to include your best furry friend in the festivities, just be mindful of certain foods that can make Fido sick – and find out which are just as delicious for him as they are for Mom and Dad.
Our friends at Dogster have put together this infographic to answer the eternal question, "What can dogs eat on Thanksgiving?" Give it a gander before serving your feast:
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