Cat tries a lick of ice cream for the first time

Look at this cute kitty getting a little taste of ice cream on a spoon from her human. Not an every day thing, but it's okay as a fancy once-in-a-while. Read the rest

Puppy, 4 weeks old, makes cutest sound in the world

The sound this tiny little 4-week-old “pound puppy” makes when he's smacking his toof-less gums around that soaked kibble? It gives me all the squees in the world. Look at that little dude just go. Read the rest

Clever cat finds his way out of a weird labyrinth

🐱🌀🐈 Read the rest

Cute foster dog howls silently while doing yoga

“Looks like he is howling but he was almost completely silent while he was doing this,” says Max's temporary human. Read the rest

Fluffy cat is really enjoying this ripe strawberry

Strawberry Short-fluff! Read the rest

Best harness for helping my 100+ lb dog post-knee surgery

Nemo underwent a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. This RuffWear 'Webmaster' harness made a real difference in my dog's recovery.

The Webmaster comes with snap-together closures for easy on and off, however, I've kept the harness on Nemo since his surgery on January 2nd. Once adjusted the harness slips over his head like a collar. Another strap runs across the chest, just behind the front legs. The third strap rides in front of the hind legs. There is a cross piece tying the collar to the chest strap as well.

Titularly, the harness creates a 'web' of support under your dog! Said web allowed me to lift a doped up Great Pyrenees with a sawed-on leg up 3-sets of 27 total stairs without hurting the dog!

Webmaster was the silliest dot-com era job title.

I was able to use the harness to assist Nemo up and down stairs, or any difficult territory, while he healed. I also found it easier to move Nemo around when he didn't want to move. My Great Pyr now has a handle!

It is machine washable, and super durable.

RUFFWEAR - Web Master Secure, Reflective, Multi-Use Harness Dogs via Amazon Read the rest

Hack Your Dog's Brain

Dogs are great.  They just are.  They're a source of happiness, joy and unconditional love.  I know mine is (pic above).  However, they have a mind of their own which sometimes can be frustrating and other times a true danger.  The good news is that with a little patience and knowledge you can hack your dog's brain. Read the rest

Cat attempts to steal a treat tossed to dog, regrets decision quickly

Miscalculation. Read the rest

Image search of the day: "pets in lion manes"

Typing random thoughts into Google image search is always delightful, but "pets in lion manes" was especially delightful. Read the rest

Most popular dog names of 2014

Rover.com released its annual list of top dog names, with top ten lists for males and females. Many also made 2014's top human baby names. Read the rest

WATCH: Dog's-eye view of going off-leash

Ever wonder what it feels like to be a dog who FINALLY gets let off-leash? Witness the excitement as this GoPro-equipped yellow lab bounds across the rocks toward a very happy ending. Read the rest

Starmark's 'Everlasting Groovy Ball,' a long lasting dog chew

I am always looking for dog toys that'll keep both a very large Great Pyrenees and a pretty small Cavalier King Charles happy. The Starmark Everlasting Groovy Ball is a winner!

The Groovy Ball is a big rubber chew with ridges to work your dogs gums. It has several holes that snugly fit the Everlasting treats. Dogs find the variety of treats delicious and work at the ball until its gone. Everlasting means 1-2 hours if your dog isn't a able to pop the treats out. Nemo, my Great Pyr, can remove the treat with ease while Pretzel the Cavalier enjoys a really long chew.

Most importantly the Groovy ball, as are all the similar Starmark toys, is quiet. This is a go to treat when I need to focus.

Triple Crown Everlasting Groovy Ball Everlasting Treat for Dogs, Chicken, Large, 2-Pack

Previously on Boing Boing: Treat Triad dog puzzle KONG Extreme dog toy Read the rest

KONG Extreme dog toy

Nemo and Pretzel love toys. On rainy days and lazy afternoons I am always trying out toy, after toy. The Treat Triad and the Kibble Nibble were both good finds, but nothing has eclipsed the entertainment power of our KONG Extreme. Read the rest

Lost pet tortoise found in family storeroom 30 years later

Leandro Almeida of Rio de Janeiro was cleaning out a storeroom at his family's home when a neighbor noticed a tortoise in a box meant for the trash. Turns out, the tortoise was Manuela, a family pet who they thought escaped back in 1982. From Edmonton Journal:

The red-footed tortoise feeds in the wild on fruit, leaves, feces and dead animals, a professor told Brazil's Globo.com, but can go up to three years without eating.

The family speculated that Manuela may have survived on termites while in the house.

"Family finds pet tortoise that was missing for 30 years as they clean out dead father's storeroom" Read the rest

Alarm Clock Cat

[Video Link, by YouTuber GarrulousCrap]. Lonely cat is lonely. (via Tara McGinley) Read the rest

Bunnyday

Photo: "Family Dinner," a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike (2.0) image from reway2007's photostream, shared in the BB Flickr Pool. Read the rest

Caturday: cat vs. printer (video)

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An internet classic from 2010 by Chris Cohen. (via @nytjim @janinegibson @bengoldacre) Read the rest

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