Hedgehogs Are Quickly Becoming the Most Popular Pets

All ye pet owners searching for that offbeat pet to help you prove to strangers that you aren't some cat or dog yuppie piece of human garbage but a unique individual with FEELS and THOUGHTS — the hedgehog is officially mainstream. That's not a terrible thing, considering that hedgehogs are super cute, relatively easy… » 2/23/14 12:00pm 2/23/14 12:00pm

Squirrel Tries to Stash Its Nut Treasure in a Perplexed Dog

Theoretically, squirrels are cute and it'd be delightful to have a trained squirrel bustling around one's home, piling up nuts and candybars in a cool, dry little corner. Then again, squirrels seem like busybodies, don't they? They're always bustling and storing, finding new places to stuff what they think is treasure … » 2/09/14 1:00pm 2/09/14 1:00pm

Dirty Mudbloods Allowed to Mingle with Purebred Dogs at Westminster

The Westminster Dog Show, a 138-year-old institution dedicated to preserving the once functional deformities produced by humanity's ancient breeding experiments with gray wolves, broke tradition last night and let, for the first time in a century, mixed breed dogs compete next to their purebred counterparts. The… » 2/09/14 12:30pm 2/09/14 12:30pm

America Is Turning into a Nation of Puppy Fetishists

There will have been 10 — TEN — puppy bowls on Animal Planet after this year's Puppy Bowl X, a spectacle of unabashed puppy objectification, is in the books. Last year's Puppy Bowl attracted 12.4 million viewers, and proved itself to be a reliable alternative televised event for people who don't want to watch the Super … » 2/02/14 3:00pm 2/02/14 3:00pm

All-Puppy Conan Features Puppy Justin Bieber And Puppy Pharrell

Last night, in honor of this Sunday's Big Game (Puppy Bowl, duh), Conan introduced his audience to this year's cast of Puppy Conan, an all-puppy version of his late night show. Puppy Conan's guests included Puppy Pharrell, Puppy Justin Bieber and crew (complete with puppy-sized luxury rental car), and Puppy Toronto… » 1/31/14 2:20pm 1/31/14 2:20pm

For the Love of Doge, Please Do Not Get a Shiba Inu

It's hard to open up a laptop these days without running into the wildly popular and perplexingly hilarious Doge meme. Such style, many fashun, says text in multicolored comic sans over the image of a dignified, adorable looking fox-dog with an intelligent face. But is the Shiba Doge's ubiquity translating to increased … » 1/17/14 3:45pm 1/17/14 3:45pm

Watch This Cat Drop Some Nip, Get Really Weird on Camera

Watching cats get squirmy and glassy-eyed when they're "on the nip," as the kittens say, is weird, especially if you are willing to believe that you — and your seemingly meaningless daily contortions — are your cat's source of entertainment, and become 1,000 times more entertaining when your cat is stoned. » 1/12/14 6:00pm 1/12/14 6:00pm

Chihuahuas Get All Fancied Up for 'Dog Vogue' Photo Shoot

People dress their pets up. It's weird and sort of barbaric if you think about it for too long, but it's just a thing people do because people are just overdeveloped primates, so vain about their thumbs and brains that they can't help making fun of other creatures for their not knowing how to use tools well enough to… » 1/05/14 6:00pm 1/05/14 6:00pm

A New Generation of Kittens Struggles with Physics

If Isaac Newton had kittens (and I'm not saying he did, because, for all I know, Isaac Newton was an iguana person), you can bet they wouldn't have been interested in physics or calculus. They would have wanted to move to Italy and become painters or layabouts in spite of Catdaddy Isaac Newton's strenuous efforts to… » 12/28/13 5:00pm 12/28/13 5:00pm

Dogs Are Constantly Auditioning for Our Affection, Study Suggests

The obsequious dog — humankind's most faithful interspecies ally and least likely of all the intelligent mammals to rise up and challenge our hegemony. We assume that our dogs are really into pleasing us, but we may have underestimated just how into it they are. According to a new study about dog behavior, dogs aren't… » 12/15/13 2:30pm 12/15/13 2:30pm

And Now, a Compilation of Puppies Learning to Howl

You'd pretty much have to be a stone-hearted rock person for all the puppy howling in this video not to affect you. Maybe you're not "into dogs" the way your cousin Mallory Archer is into dogs, what with all the naked spooning portraits, but even a cat person can appreciate the first warbling notes of an tiny predator… » 12/08/13 3:00pm 12/08/13 3:00pm