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26 Jun

7 Videos to Help You Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is here, and you know what that means....it's HOT! What better way to cool off then to take a dip in the pool? Well that's just what these cats and dogs were thinking when they decided to play in the water. These seven videos are sure to cool you down with cuteness. 

1) Labs Learn to Swim

Labs are known for their swimming ability, but everyone starts off as an amateur. 

 

2) Bath Time Is Lots Of Fun

When you're just too dirty to jump in the pool.

 

3) Kitty Paddle

These kitty swimming lessons will surely help keep your cat's head out of the water and outshine any swimming dog.

 

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18 Jun

Obi the Baby Pygmy Hippo Splashes into the Water and into Our Hearts

The Melbourne Zoo celebrated a milestone yesterday when their 3-week-old baby pygmy hippo, Obi, took a dip into deeper waters with his mom Petre.

According to the BBC, Obi has been gaining practice in a smaller pool to test out how he would deal with the water. According to the zoo, he's a natural swimmer and loves the water.

Pygmy hippos are endangered and Obi is the first of his species to be born at the Melbourne Zoo since 1981, according to The Guardian. When he's older, he will enter a breeding program in an attempt to increase the species number.

Watch another baby animal take its first swim!

21 May

Burned in House Fire, Cat Recovers at Clinic and Offers Snuggles to Other Animal Patients

Darla and Russell would like everyone to know that they're going to be on the evening news! Special thanks to ABC11...

Posted by Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Now it's time for a cute break.

We want to introduce you to a cat named Russell. Russell has been living and recovering at North Carolina's Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care after he was burned in a house fire a year and a half ago, according to the Huffington Post. The fire destroyed his family's home and left him without the tips of his ears.

While Russell has been recovering, he's also been making friends with other animals at the clinic who are also recovering from various ailments. Most recently Russell has taken a shine to a fawn named Darla, who was discovered on someone's lawn after she most likely lost her own mother.

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14 May

This Dog Will Make You Wanna Dance Too (VIDEO)

This West Highland Terrier named Boy couldn't help but rock out to a concert his owner happened to walk by. What's so cool about this video, however, is that Boy is 17-years-old and deaf, according to BuzzFeed.

Once Boy started feeling the rhythm of the music while on his walk, he just had to dance around. He even pulled his owner, Beril, closer to the stage and got her rocking along as well.

We love Boy and hope he continues to rock out!

Want more dancing dogs? Check out the video below!

29 Apr

Who's More Well Trained: This Cat or His Human? (VIDEO)

It's no secret that we love cats, so it seems only natural that Pecan the cat has basically stolen our hearts.

It's hard to tell if he's just well-trained, or if he has trained his human well, as whenever he rings a bell, he gets a treat. Once you checked out the video above, visit Pecan's Facebook page for even more adorable photos and videos.

Check out another well-trained cat!:

24 Mar

Fritz the Golden Retriever Can't Catch Food, but He Will Win Your Heart (VIDEO)

Oh, Fritz. We applaud your efforts.

This Golden Retriever wants so desperately to catch the items his owner throws to him. We don't know if it's that he's getting bad tosses, has not-so-great depth perception - or perhaps a combination of both - but he's having a little trouble getting said food items into his mouth.

According to The Huffington Post, Fritz's owner, Evan Ball, doesn't actually feed his pup everything that's tossed to him (some of the human food items aren't so great for dogs, so it's probably good Fritz won't ever be a star outfielder).

"I actually intercept most of the food and give him just a little for his efforts. Plus, he only gets a food tossed to him about once a week," Ball told the media outlet via email.

We applaud Fritz for never giving up and still trying to catch that steak.

Check out this video of a dog who has NO problem getting food into his mouth:

26 Feb

Two Llamas Lead Arizona Authorities on Epic Chase

Apparently, earlier today two llamas were on the run in the Phoenix suburb of Sun City, Ariz., multiple media outlets have reported.

The hilarity of the news led to a livestream of the "llamas on the lam" (thanks Digg!) and a flurry of posts across social media capturing the excitement. It was unclear where the llamas came from. Eventually, both llamas were caught, but not before becoming Internet stars.

Watch as the Turtleman attempts to bring in another runaway llama:

20 Feb

Tokyo Zoo Stages Animal Escape With a Man in a Snow Leopard Costume (VIDEO)

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I don't know what's more terrifying: an actual snow leopard escape or this costume. 

The costume.

An employee at the Tokyo Zoo dressed as a snow leopard last week as part of an annual animal-escape drill, breaking out of an enclosure and wreaking havoc on zoo staff, as captured in this AFP video

He pushes an employee to the ground behind an enclosure. 

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And looks back without remorse. 

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18 Feb

Beagle Miss P Wins Westminster Best in Show

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Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Congrats to Miss P (registered as Tashtins Lookin For Trouble), who took home Westminster's top title, Best in Show.

The 4-year-old 15-inch beagle is the grand-niece of Uno, the first beagle to win the title in 2008, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"She never let me down. She didn't make any mistakes," her handler Will Alexander told the outlet.

Miss P is co-owned by Eddie Dziuk, who also co-owns Uno, and Lori Crandlemire and daughter Kaitlyn.

While there is no prize money for winning Westminster's top prize, winners earn prestige in dog show circles, plus potential for lucrative breeding rights. Miss P will also be quite busy today - appearing on morning talk shows, meeting with Donald Trump, a lunch date at Sardi's, and a small part in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots.

Want to learn more about beagles? Visit our Dog Breed Selector!

10 Feb

Meet Didga, an Adorably Well-Trained Cat

When we first watched this clip, we thought it was going to be some sort of funny video about how it's hard to train cats and other typical cat stereotypes.

Boy, were we glad we were wrong! Meet Didga, a cat displaying the roll command along with her two large, rottweiler friends.

Want to see even more videos featuring Didga? Check out the YouTube channel.

Want to see another well-trained kitty? Check out the video below!

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