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31 Jul

This Cat Really, Really Doesn't Want to be at the Vet

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from thedodo.com)

We all get a little apprehensive going to the doctor sometimes ... and pets are no exception. This cat somehow ended up at the vet, and he's not exactly jazzed about it.

In fact, he's taken quite drastic measures to try and hide ...

Any cat who is climbing into a garbage can on his own free will DEFINITELY doesn't want to be wherever he is. Have no fear though, cat. You're not alone. There are many, many other cats who also got tricked into going to the vet and aren't too happy about it.

Like this guy, who figures "Out of sight, out of mind," right?

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Check out a whole bunch of other pets, and some of our readers' pets, who also really, really don't want to be at the vet.

Do you have a scaredy-cat? Here are some tips on how to calm your kitty.

30 Jul

The World Would be a Better Place #IfAnimalsMadeLaws

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com)

Early Thursday morning, perhaps as a collective response to the tragic killing of Cecil the lion, Twitter users across the country began tweeting out the laws that would exist if animals were in charge. The hashtag #IfAnimalsMadeLaws was soon trending nationally.

Some of the suggestions are serious.

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Some are silly.

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29 Jul

Earl the Grumpy Puppy is Giving Grumpy Cat a Run for Her Money

First, there was a Grumpy Cat, a.k.a. Tartar Sauce, a cat with a face so surly you couldn't help but love her. Now, there is Grumpy Dog, a five-month old puggle named Earl who is here to claim his place as grumpiest(-looking) dog.

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But he isn't actually mad! His irritated expression is caused by his underbite and adorable wrinkles. Plus, he is a second-generation puggle, meaning both of his parents were mixed breeds. Despite his perpetual pout, Earl's owner, Derek Bloomfield, says he is a very laid-back pup and loves to cuddle.

 

Gloomy day... #grumpydog #grumpypuppy #puggle #pugglesofinstagram #puppy #dogsofinstagram #dogoftheday

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29 Jul

Grown Man Just Discovered His Inner Kitten

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(Guest post by Solon Kelleher from thedodo.com)

Not many grown men play hide-and-go-seek, but when your best friend is a curious little kitten, the game is hard to resist.

Round 1: Man seeks kitten. Kitten does a pretty bad job hiding.

Round 2: Kitten seeks man. Kitten not expecting to find man so quickly. 

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25 Jul

Suspicious Dog Really Doesn't Want to Step Off the Rug

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com)

This dog has a serious problem: her toy is on the hardwood floor, but she's on the rug. She needs to get the toy, but she MUST keep her back paws on the rug. Don't question it, it's dog logic.

"Just ... a little bit ... further."

She pretty quickly realizes that getting her toy while keeping her paws on the rug is mathematically impossible, so she does what any dog would do ... barks for help until her humans come over.

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24 Jul

3-Foot-Long Crocodile Strolls Down New York City Street

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(Guest post by Sarah V Schweig from thedodo.com)

They say that if you can make it in New York City you can make it anywhere.

And one sassy, scaled river animal wants in on the Manhattan rat race. "So this alligator was crossing 9th Ave in #Inwood...no, really," The NYPD's 34th Precinct tweeted about the alligator, who simply wanted to be a part of it.

"I think that might be a crocodile," an astute tweeter pointed out.

And the NYPD replied in with characteristically dry, Big Apple wit: "Oh, ok. Then it makes much more sense that he'd be on 9th. That's more of a crocodile hangout than an alligator spot...thx."

The ambitious reptile was taken to New York's Animal Care Centers, where he awaits a replacement back into the wild with a good wildlife rehabilitator, to help him give up city dreams and stay in the environment where he belongs.

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24 Jul

You Probably Have a Secret Language With Your Cat Without Even Realizing it

Ever wonder what exactly your cats are thinking? With the help of this "The Science of Us" video from New York Magazine, you might just get a better idea of what those leg rubs, purrs and meows mean - and how they're meant for you.

One of the most fascinating facts in the video is the idea that when your cat meows at you, you are likely the only one to understand what they're meowing about as your cat has adapted its meows just for you. Pretty nifty, huh?

See the cuteness of a kitten's first meow in the video below:

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23 Jul

2 Months Of Love Can Utterly Transform A Rescue Dog

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com)

For dogs who have experienced abuse or neglect, a little bit of love can make a whole world of difference. Only two months ago, Harry was a matted mess — it wasn't clear how long it had been since he'd slept in a home.

Reddit user lwmajeed uploaded photos of Harry the very first day she met him, when she agreed to foster him through Helping Paws.

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According to lwmajeed, Harry was "completely matted and covered in dirt/tar," but after a long visit with a groomer, Harry was looking much better.

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Harry seemed so happy to be in a comfy, loving home ... and his foster parents began to realize that maybe Harry was meant to stay forever.

"We became his foster parents because he had no place to go," lwmajeed posted on Reddit, "and now he has found a special place in our hearts and our home."

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22 Jul

Watch Kittens Perfectly Recreate Scenes From 'Titanic'

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(Guest post by Stephen Messenger from thedodo.com)

 

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Celine Dion's heart may go on, but here's a clip that could really use a longer run time. 

Some brilliant folks on YouTube — along with two very talented furry thespians — have created a scene-for-scene reenactment of the 1997 blockbuster film "Titanic" with cats cast in the leading roles. The results? Nothing short of pure perfection.

Just watch as the feline stars transform into ill-fated lovers, Jack and Rose, set on the cutest little collision course with history.

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22 Jul

Puppies Remake the 'Friends' Opening Credits (VIDEO)

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Excuse us while we re-watch this shot-for-shot remake of the "Friends" opening credits. We're clapping right along. Thanks for creating, Buzzfeed BFF!

Surround yourself with more puppy cuteness:

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