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27 Jul

Man Swims With Golden Retrievers, Drowns in Cuteness [VIDEO]

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(Photo Credit: YouTube/ViralHog)

You can outswim, but you can’t hide from a pack of golden retrievers. And who would want to? Let us drown in the cuteness!

Just take a look at this one man taking a dip with his pack in Samut Songkhram, Thailand.

Happy summer!

23 Jul

Happy National Hot Dog Day!

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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20 Jul

Stray Gets Head Stuck in Tire, Then Rescued By Firefighters and Good Samaritan

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.

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20 Jul

Dead Bowfin Fish Fights Back (VIDEO)

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Even though this bowfin was headless and gutted, it still managed to put up a fight. (Photo Credit: YouTube/Ed Cupp)

No head, no guts, no problem.

Forty minutes after it was reeled in, fileted and gutted, a bowfin still managed to move and make a statement, much to the shock of the fishermen that caught it.

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19 Jul

Great Summertime Reads for Your Little Animal Lovers

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)

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Photo: Dial Books for Young Readers

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)

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2 Jul

World's Ugliest Dog Gets A Celebrity Make-Over

Quasi Modo

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. 

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30 Jun

Python Dies After Eating Porcupine

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.

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Not quite the impala calf or warthog the game reserve initially thought.

25 Jun

Bless the Internet: A 'Jurassic World' With Cats Instead of Dinosaurs Exists

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From Tumblr user Khan&Kittens

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.

http://khanandkittens.tumblr.com/post/121230297906/purrrassic-world-what-man-has-built-let-no-kitten

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15 Jun

Zoo Animals Loose in Georgia After Flood

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People assist a hippopotamus that has been shot with a tranquilizer dart after it escaped from a flooded zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals have escaped from the zoo in Georgia’s capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures, prompting authorities to warn residents in Tbilisi to say inside Sunday. At least eight people have been killed in the disaster, including three zoo workers, and 10 are missing. (AP Photo/Tinatin Kiguradze)

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.

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1 Jun

Man Reunites With Dog After Eight Years Apart (VIDEO)

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.

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