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The Daily Treat: These Dogs Are Out to Ruin Your Day

The Daily Treat: These Dogs Are Out to Ruin Your Day

Originally posted 01/14/2014 06:30PM

It's time to come clean. Here at PEOPLE Pets, there's a certain animal kingdom stereotype we've sometimes helped promulgate: That cats are jerks.

But in light of new evidence, we've decided to amend our stance. Turns out, cats aren't the only ones who can sometimes make life at home for their owners a living nightmare. Dogs are just as guilty of it. And the ones we've brought to your attention below, they might even be doing it on purpose.

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Watch This Dog Prepare for Polar Vortex in Full Snow Gear

Watch This Dog Prepare for Polar Vortex in Full Snow Gear

Originally posted 01/09/2014 08:00AM

Thankfully, we're on the other side of the polar vortex, and we can look back on it and laugh uproariously. Unless we're this dog. His shame will live forever.

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We Tried It: Putting Socks on Your Dog for Christmas

UpdatePosted 12/24/2013 05:30PM

How to Put Socks on Your Dog This Christmas

Originally posted 12/24/2013 01:00PM

Every year, we know we can rely on our well-meaning mothers and/or less kind-hearted frenemies to leave us a pair of socks underneath the Christmas tree. We're not complaining. Actually, we think it's about time our pets got in on this annual holiday tradition.

If you've always dreamed of watching your dog pitter-patter down the stairs in little socks come Christmas morning – or is that just us? – we're here to help.

You'll need: one dog (model: this editor's beloved pup, Chloe), a pair of socks (we chose Woodrow Wear's Power Paws socks), your pooch's treat-of-choice and unrelenting hope.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Funny Pets, Christmas

The Daily Treat: How Your Cat Stole Christmas

Originally posted 12/24/2013 06:45AM























Maybe it was a bad idea to gift wrap your cat this year.

Either way, some felines are clearly more likely to leave you something in the litter box than underneath the Christmas tree. This minute-long tribute (via The Huffington Post) to non-festive felines is dedicated to every cat who's ever snuck a bite of Santa's cookies, knocked over the Christmas tree and scratched up all of the presents (all of 'em!).

You're a mean one, Mr. Kitty. (Watch the destruction unfold above.) But we know the Grinch would be proud.

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Filed Under: Cats, Funny Pets, Christmas

The Daily Treat: Watch a Cat Try to Destroy Christmas

Originally posted 12/16/2013 02:00PM

The holidays are especially hard on cats. People are constantly trying to cover you in gift wrap and put a santa hat on your perfectly fluffy little head. It's not like you can drown your sorrows in eggnog lattes, either. You're just lucky if the humans remembered to buy you your own stocking this year, and even then, you're just going to get catnip, again.

Heed our warning: This video (watch above) is what happens when it all becomes a little too much to handle. When the jingle bells no longer rock. When just the scent of a peppermint candle ... we can't even.

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Filed Under: Cats, Funny Pets, Christmas
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This Is What Happens When Cats Take Over an N.Y.C. Nativity Scene

UpdatePosted 12/12/2013 06:30PM

PHOTO: Cats Crash Brooklyn Nativity Scene

Originally posted 12/11/2013 04:00PM

These days, the holiday season is really about peppermint-flavored everything and cats. But mostly cats.

We have cats in Christmas trees. Cats in Santa hats hating Christmas. Cats in Santa hats loving ... you get the point.

But some festive felines in Red Hook, Brooklyn, are taking their holiday cheer to biblical proportions. That's right – they're turning a local residence's nativity scene into a cat-ivity scene.

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Filed Under: Cats, Funny Pets, Christmas

The Daily Treat: Grumpy Cat Stars in Christmas Music Video

Originally posted 12/12/2013 04:00PM

While Christmas is a time to be with friends and family, enjoy good food and drinks – and, yes, receive presents – it's not quite so cheerful for your cat. Or so says a super squad of Internet famous felines in a new music video.

Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, Nala Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat come together to help spread an important message this holiday season: It's hard to be a cat at Christmas. The quintet mopes along while a festive song plays and explains why it's challenging for a family pet to be around so much merriness, including human gifts and good eats, without being included.

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The Daily Treat: Homeland Is Going to the Dogs on 'Boneland'

Originally posted 12/12/2013 02:00PM

This season of Homeland has been an intense one, featuring multiple cover-ups, dangerous alliances and the real threat of death looming around every corner.

But if you're one of the fans who gave up on the show this year due to its seemingly implausible plot points, let these canines re-inspire you. Bark Box's "Boneland" parody combines all of the show's best moments – Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul's (Mandy Patinkin) partnership at the CIA, her on-and-off relationship with Brody (Damien Lewis) – with, you guessed it, puppies.

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The Daily Treat: You Don't Need a Christmas Tree When You Have This Dog

UpdatePosted 12/08/2013 01:00PM

The Daily Treat: You Don't Need a Christmas Tree When You Have This Dog

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.

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Ruff Day! Sunny Obama Takes Down 2-Year-Old Girl

Sunny Obama Takes Down 2-Year-Old, We Consult Bo

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.

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