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Kayakers Get Epic Piggyback Ride from a Whale

The Daily Treat: Kayakers Get Piggyback Ride from a Whale

Originally posted 07/23/2014 03:00PM

Ever wonder what it's like to get a piggyback ride from a whale?

This amazing YouTube video captures a pair of kayakers's whale of a tale near Puerto Madryn in Argentina, a city famous worldwide for whale watching.

According to InterPatagonia, from early June to the beginning of November, southern right whales come near shore by the hundreds to mate and breed. These whales can be identified by the distinct markings on their heads, which are visible in this video.

These kayakers spotted some of the majestic marine mammals from afar, and as they get closer, the unexpected happens.

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Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

Originally posted 07/22/2014 05:15PM

A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket.

Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. She says their mother and several of the ducklings were hit by a car. The mother died.

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Filed Under: Baby Animals, Pet News
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer

Originally posted 07/03/2014 02:30PM

We know how excited your dog is about the Fourth of July – well, at least for your family's barbecue.

While it's fun to include your best buddy in the July 4th festivities like fireworks and road trips, it's important to be mindful of the dangers they can face as the temperatures rise. Now that it's summer, hot days, hot cars and hot pavement are just some of the most common hazards.

Our friends at the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) have put together this adorable infographic that offers 5 tips for keeping your pet safe this summer. Read it, make a summer pet safety plan and have a paw-some holiday!

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Texas Cheerleader Sparks Online Outrage with African Hunting Photos

Texas Cheerleader Kendall Jones Sparks Online Outrage with African Hunting Photos

Originally posted 07/02/2014 07:30PM

A Texas cheerleader has infuriated many in the online community after posting photos that show her smiling while standing over wildlife she shot in Africa.

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Tiny Chihuahua Saves Family from House Fire

UpdatePosted 06/28/2014 01:00PM

The Daily Treat: Tiny Chihuahua Saves Family from House Fire

Originally posted 06/27/2014 12:30PM

Somebody get this super dog a cape!

A tiny Chihuahua named Chloe from Federal Way, Washington, barked until her sleeping family woke up during a house fire – and she's being credited with saving their lives.

"My mom's little 5-lb. Chihuahua started barking when she saw the smoke," Devon Whittlesey told ABC 13 News. "Smoke was pouring into my room. I dropped down to my hands and knees and crawled to the front door."

Whittlesey and two other residents made it out fast thanks to the barking, but Chloe wasn't so lucky.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Pet News
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Firefighters Rescue Pup Stuck in Wheel – See the Photo

UpdatePosted 06/24/2014 05:30PM

The Daily Treat: California Firefighters Free Puppy from Wheel

Originally posted 06/24/2014 04:00PM

Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.

The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station on Friday.

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UpdatePosted 06/21/2014 11:15AM

PEOPLE Pets Awards: The Best Viral Video Is ...

Originally posted 06/20/2014 12:30PM



A round of applause (or, ahem, appaws), please!

Not only has the owner of this adorable French bulldog somehow convinced her protesting pooch to go to sleep in his bed, but the pair are the winners of our first-ever PEOPLE Pets Awards viral video contest. You voted for this adorable puppy in our online poll – and we don't blame you.

Because we realize that videos like this one (which we affectionately call: "French Bulldog Doesn't Want to Go to Bed Yet, Mom!") can be as important to our existence as say, water, we set out to honor the classics that made us laugh, aww or otherwise distracted us from important duties at hand (like laundry).

Want even more pets goodness? Pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, which celebrates the finest and furriest with the rest of the PEOPLE Pets Awards honorees.

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Dog Drifting at Sea Rescued by New Zealand Navy

Dog Drifting at Sea on Log Rescued by New Zealand Navy

Originally posted 06/16/2014 07:30PM

Last week, Tiny the dog found himself in big trouble.

The Royal New Zealand Navy rescued the small pooch from a log drifting out to sea on Thursday.

According to the New Zealand Herald, crew from the Inshore Patrol Vessel HMNZS Hawea spotted the distressed pup standing on floating driftwood in Smokehouse Bay, Great Barrier Island.

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PHOTOS: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

UpdatePosted 06/14/2014 10:10AM

The Daily Treat: See Grumpy Cat in Your Favorite Disney Movies

Originally posted 06/13/2014 01:00PM

What is Grumpy Cat's answer to every question ever?

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Filed Under: Cats, Pet News
Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? | Animals & Pets, Pet News, Pet Videos, Unusual Pets

Is This Truly the Cat From Hell? Expert Tries to Decipher Feisty Feline

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:05PM

In theory, it certainly seemed like a match made in heaven – the world's leading cat behaviorist and the world's craziest cat.

In reality, however, things turned out differently for Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell, and a 22-lb. feline named Lux, who made headlines around the planet in March when he allegedly flipped out on his owners, forcing them to call 911 for help.

"In the 20 years I've been doing this, I've never met a cat like Lux," Galaxy tells PEOPLE of his time spent trying to help the troubled feline, which viewers can see in an episode airing on Saturday, June 14. "I can say without hesitation that Lux is the most complicated character I think I've ever dealt with."

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Filed Under: Cats, Pet News

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