Dogs Are So Sweet That They Get Upset Even When Strangers Cry

Most dog owners will tell you their dog does not like it one bit when they cry, but did you know that it also bugs the sensitive little creatures when people they don't even know are crying? Yes, that is how freaking sweet and squeezably lovable dogs are. Dr. Deborah Custance and Jennifer Mayer, psychologists at the… » 6/10/12 9:45pm 6/10/12 9:45pm

The Art of the Hate-Kiss, as Perfected by a Small Canine

On the one hand, your pet can't help but explode with excitement whenever they see you because you are the most wonderful person. On the other hand, they deeply resent you for not spending your every waking moment giving them belly rubs, handing them a constant stream of treats, and walking them all at the same… » 5/01/12 12:20pm 5/01/12 12:20pm

Man and His Pet Polar Bear Enjoy a Casual Afternoon Swim

Spending the afternoon in the pool with your dog (or unusually brave cat) sounds fun, but what if your pet is a polar bear? A polar bear? Yes, a polar bear. Mark Dumas and his pet polar bear Dawn enjoy taking the occasional dip together, and, while it does look quite refreshing, it's hard to imagine one could ever… » 4/11/12 11:55pm 4/11/12 11:55pm

Never Let a Raccoon Into Your Closet, Much Less Your Heart

Scooter is very cute. And he does look fat and happy, as his owner claims, but behind those masked eyes, you know he is totally thinking, "Tonight, when you go to sleep, I am going to use my strangely human-like hands to destroy your family like I've destroyed this collection of trash you keep behind closed doors." » 3/26/12 9:30am 3/26/12 9:30am

The Proper Way to Celebrate Leap Day Is With Your Cat

Further proof that America is the most wonderful country on Earth: Cats now have their own holiday. Well, they do if you believe Friskies, anyway. We may call today Leap Day, but they're saying it is actually "Plus Day," which is "a day of extras for your cat." Wait, isn't every day a day of extras—extra treats, extra… » 2/29/12 10:30pm 2/29/12 10:30pm

Woman Adopts Cat That Turns Out to Be a Real Life-Saver

Usually when someone adopts a pet, we say the animal got lucky, but in the case of one Wisconsin woman, it's the other way around. The cat she adopted ended up saving her life the very first night she brought him home. It all began when Amy Jung took her son Ethan to the Door County Humane society a few weeks ago just… » 2/22/12 9:00pm 2/22/12 9:00pm

Airlines, Liver Disease, Horrible Strangers Coming For Your Pets

Good news and terrible news, pet owners. The good news is that even if your pet gets lost by an airline, there's a chance that it will be found alive, living in the ventilation ducts months later. The bad news is that once your pet gets found, it might be almost dead. And if your pet's never found, it might be because… » 10/27/11 7:45pm 10/27/11 7:45pm