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3 Jul

Pit Bull Learns To Jump On The Bed, Has Best Time Ever

Dodo Circular

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

These two little girls were having a blast jumping all over the bed — and their sweet pit bull wanted to join in on the fun too!

"WOAH how did I just do that?!"

He was apprehensive at first, but his little humans got so excited when he started to jump, so what else could he do? He clearly loves his humans!

"Is this what I've been missing out on all this time?!"

Every time he stopped jumping, his girls cheered him on and he would start again. He loves making them smile, and these little girls are the ultimate cheerleaders!

"This is kind of scary but also fun? Fun scary? Is that a thing?"

He didn't want to jump too much while the girls were on the bed with him though — he'd rather they were safe and happy. Pit bulls are simply the best

You keep jumping on the bed, girls, and you, too, Mr. Pit Bull! After all, if the monkey's can do it, then so can the pit bulls!

Watch the whole video here!

 Want more pit bulls? Check out some highlights from season six of "Pit Bulls & Parolees!"

2 Jul

Cat Reacts To Flower In Most Dramatic Way Possible

Dodo Circular

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

Cats are pretty durable creatures. They're constantly exploring and getting themselves stuck, and yet they always seem to make it out OK. They do have nine lives, after all. This one cat was faced with a foe, however, that he just couldn't overcome: a flower.

That's right. This cat is presented with a flower, and though the flower seems harmless, it renders this cat motionless and completely incapable of being a cat. How on earth did it do that?

It starts off innocent enough. A dancing flower — what could be dangerous about that? Psh.

Youtube/Lolzingforgifs

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1 Jul

Wallaby Adopts Orphaned Kangaroo Right Into Her Pouch

Dodo Circular

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

For the first time ever, a baby tree kangaroo has found a home in a wallaby's pouch.

Makaia, a baby tree kangaroo, was only five weeks old when his mother was tragically killed by a falling tree branch.

Makaia, whose species is already endangered because of overhunting and loss of habitat, was having an especially rough start. Feeding the tiny tree kangaroo by hand was not an option — he was simply too young. Makaia needed a pouch to call his own and finish developing during his vulnerable early months.

YouTube/Zoos SA

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30 Jun

Cat Cafes: The Feline Sensation That's Sweeping the Nation

Have you always wanted to go to a cat cafe? Have you always wondered what a cat cafe really is? Well, the time is now for both of those things as these feline-centric coffee shops are popping up all over the country. What is it exactly? Well, it’s just what it sounds like: a café where you can go and play with cats. Some call it crazy, some call it genius. The best part of the whole thing is that, in most cases, these cats are up for adoption and are getting a chance at a new home. This craze started in Japan and came over to the United States in 2013. Below is a list of a few of the cat cafes around the country. Don’t see a location near you? Check out Eater.com for a definitive list of existing and upcoming cat cafes! Make sure to pay attention to the rules of each café, as many have varying age restrictions.

Crumbs & Whiskers: Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Cost: $10 per hour Monday-Friday, $12 per hour Saturday and Sunday

This is D.C.’s first cat café, which opened only a few weeks ago thanks to an ambitious cat lover and Kickstarter. All cats in the cafe are available for adoption through the Washington Humane Society. While the menu is small, coffee and desserts are provided by Georgetown Bites, a café across the street. On top of that, the shop offers a wide variety of cute t-shirts and cards, with all proceeds going to the upkeep of the cafe. 

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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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24 Jun

Time Lapse Puppies Will Brighten Up Your Day! (VIDEO)

If there is one thing we know for sure, it's that puppies cure all types of woes. This time lapse video of two Golden Retriever puppies running for dinner over the course of nine months is sure to turn any frown upside and make your day exponentially better.

 

Check out some more cute puppies online! And if you prefer to see pups in slow motion, play the video below!

 

23 Jun

Cat Burglary: Mischievous Felines Take Over Dog Beds (VIDEO)

Turns out cats might not be the best sharers. If you have a cat and dog at home, have you noticed how they get along? In this hilarious video, cats take over dogs beds, and dogs are helpless to recover them. They bark and pull their dog beds around trying to throw the cats off, but these cats are just too comfortable and controlling to give it up.

 

You can't help but laugh as the cats dominate these dogs and their beds, but sharing is always the best policy. Here are some helpful tips to brings your pets together!

Look at more cute cat videos on our website, or check out the video below!

 

19 Jun

Eight Happy Dogs To Get You Ready For The Weekend

The work week can be ruff (see what we did there?). Lucky for dogs, every day is like a Friday! They just can't help but be happy with belly rubs, lounging around, and running around outside. These smiling dogs are here to energize you for the weekend! Smiling is contagious after all. Happy Friday!

1. The Majestic Smile.

Be happy. The weekend is here.

2. I'm tired but I still want to PLAY

After the long week, you might want to just lay around. But it's the weekend, get excited!

 

A photo posted by Foster Dogs NYC (@fosterdogsnyc) on Jun 13, 2015 at 5:50am PDT

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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!

16 Jun

Meet Wally, Probably the Most Adorable Bunny on Instagram

Work stopped for some time at Animal Planet after we stumbled upon probably the most glorious rabbit on Instagram: Wally of @wally_and_molly. Don't believe us? Check out these photos and videos and decide for yourself.

We think you'll be convinced and give this little guy a follow.

Apparently Wally is a lover of flopping:

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