It's National Hot Dog Day, the best day of the year. Even Mishka the husky is excited!
This means pictures of dogs dressed in adorable costumes as everyone's favorite ballpark snack:
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As if being a stray dog was hard enough, one dog called Jimma found herself between a rock and a rubber place after getting her head stuck in a tire.
Fortunately for her, a Good Samaritan and the Indianapolis Fire Department came to her rescue, as The Dodo reports.
We're in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year: summer! But keeping your young ones entertained while they're out of school can always be a challenge. We have some great book recommendations for younger readers who just so happen to love animals too. Check them out below!
1) The Baseball Player and the Walrus (Ben Loory)
On a more fantastical level, this book shows us how owning pets can be a big responsibility - whether they're exotic (like a walrus) or not. With sweet illustrations by Alex Latimer, the book details the relationship between a baseball player and his pet walrus and all he must go through to take care of his new pet. (Ages 5-8)
Last weekend the World's Ugliest Dog was crowned in Petaluma, California. Quasi Modo, a pit bull-Dutch Shepherd mix, beat out 26 other dogs to take home the title, and its' $1,500 prize. Since then, the deformed dog, who is missing a couple vertebrae, has gained some fame.
One massive African rock python bit off more than it could chew after falling victim to its last meal.
A few days after being photographed in South Africa’s Lake Eland Game Reserve, the python turned up dead. It turns out the prey it devoured was a porcupine, with quills that were lodged inside the snake’s digestive track, according to the game reserve’s Facebook page.
Not quite the impala calf or warthog the game reserve initially thought.
Were you one of the many who made their way to theaters to see the latest in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World"? If we told you there was something way bigger than the Indominus rex, would you believe us?
Behold: We give you Purassic World. Yes. A Tumblr user has geniusly Photoshopped pictures of kittens onto scenes from the hit movie. And this isn't the first time. Check out some photos from Purassic World below, then head back to Khan&Kittens Tumblr page to see even more from past "Jurassic Park" movies.
The streets of Tbilisi, Georgia look like something out of Noah’s Arc, after severe flooding sent hundreds of wild animals into the city.
With at least 13 dead (including two Tbilisi Zoo employees), local residents are urged to stay indoors, while rescue workers and police look for the missing Tbilisi Zoo animals, according to the Associated Press.
It took eight years, but a man and his dog are reunited after what feels like a lifetime apart.
In 2007, Joshua Edwards’ Rottweiler, Duke, went missing in the Shenandoah region, according to the Miami Herald. He spent months looking for him, before coming to terms with his loss. Over the next few years, Joshua would get married, have kids and welcome new dogs into the family.
Everything changed last month when Duke was found in Florida, and his microchip linked him to Joshua. Days later, man and man’s best friend were reunited and the Miami Herald was on hand to document the emotional reunion:
It goes to show how important it is to microchip your pet! Here are a few more reasons.