01:57 PM EDT 09/19/2014
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.
Originally posted 01/09/2014 08:00AM
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.
Originally posted 12/24/2013 06:45AM
Originally posted 12/16/2013 02:00PM
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.
Originally posted 12/12/2013 04:00PM
Originally posted 12/12/2013 02:00PM
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 12/05/2013 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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