Cute puppy cries each time little boy cries, then cheers him up

Roxy the dog lives in Riverton, Australia.

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Data shows bulldogs are by far the most overrated breed

David McCandless meticulously charted dog breeds by six scores: intelligence, costs, longevity, grooming, ailments, and appetite. The big loser: bulldogs. Read the rest

The best cardboard cat scratcher is the cheapest cardboard cat scratcher

My cat absolutely loves these $8 cardboard cat scratchers. They go straight into the recycling bin, so why spend a penny more than necessary?

I tried one of the $25 lounger-style cardboard cat scratchers and my picky cat wouldn't go near it. I put out a simple, flat and cheap one? Scratch city. My furniture and carpets are mercifully left alone while these get torn up every 4-6 weeks.

Last night, as I was rubbing the catnip into a new scratcher, my cat decided he wanted to be pet. He ended up pretty covered in catnip and rocketing around the house for 20 minutes.

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Cat prison backpack

This portable cat prison (Amazon) fully incarcerates your feline friend and you can throw it on just like any other backpack.

From the product description:

Take your pet out to the ballgame, on a plane, or to the vet in your choice of colors and budget friendly designs. Small pets, such as cats and rabbits can be difficult to keep in carriers. Semi-sphere Design: semi-sphere can stop them from escaping and keeps them safe in your care.

Great tips in the Q&A section:

Question: What do i do if my animal needs to use the restroom Answer: Take the cat out

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Chews that work for both my big dog and the little one

These healthy chews are made of salmon, and come in sizes and consistencies that both my dogs can enjoy! Read the rest

Dog that looks like a mop gets the perfect Halloween costume

If your dog looks like a mop, you can clean up at Halloween contests. Covington, Kentucky's Mainstrasse Paw-Rade had many worthy entries, but Keki the Hungarian Puli getting pushed around in a mop bucket was the crowd favorite. Read the rest

Nearly impossible to destroy large dog chew toy

Nemo, my Great Pyr, tends to not like chewing on fake stuff. He's loved this Galileo Nylabone for years, however.

Nylabones cover the spectrum of dog-chew toughness. Puppy softchews are like plastic gel caps to my big dog, This hard bone is barely scored by his massive teeth.

The flavoring seems to last a long time, or Nemo just got used to chewing this bad boy for comfort. Sometimes I'll put a bit of peanut butter on it, if I just want him to settle down and leave me be.

Nemo is a 120lb chewing enthusiast. This bone, however, holds up.

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How to care for your introvert

A somewhat-recent trend has had each of us questioning whether we are an extrovert or an introvert. If you've figured out you're an extrovert, good news, other people energize you. Functioning in society is a breeze, at least compared to an introvert.

But, being that outgoing and expressive might mean that you need a little guidance in caring for the introverts in your life. That's where this cute instructional video by YouTuber exurb1a comes in.

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This Cockatoo woke up with a serious case of bird attitude

“Yes, human, I knocked over your cup. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing." Read the rest

Husky puppy's first howl

Awooooooo!

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Boxer dog derp dump: here are some of the many reasons Boxer dogs rule

Boxers are one of the derpy-est dog breeds. And that's why we love them so.

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I was lucky to have a friend like Lu

I used to pretend to cry, whenever I was down, just so my dog Lucy would run up and comfort me. This worked well for a little over 16 years.

I have lived my entire life with dogs. I have been lucky enough to know several really special ones. Lucy Patterson was, from the very first day we got her, up until the minute she left, a dog that opened up every heart around her -- and then stole their food.

Lucy was a glutton. She once ate an entire 3lb bag of "Bit o' Honey" off my kitchen table. Lu proceeded to crap corn syrup and wax paper for days. I doubt she regretted it.

Lucy took a point blank shot in the face from a skunk, and in her suffering somehow decided to run back into the house and roll around in the clean laundry to try and get the stink off. She, and the house smelled for months.

Lu chewed the gear shift lever in every car she could.

When Lucy was 12 her cardiologist told us she had 3 to 6 months to live. Lucy did not hear this.

Mad at a member of our family, Lucy once took a dump at their spot on the dinner table.

Lucy would sleep on my feet, and I'd call her 'LuLu Shoes' -- when she'd sleep on my head it was known as a 'PatsPats Hat.'

Lucy trained Calliope to be a near perfect dog, but Zuul really became her mini-me. Read the rest

This tool cleanly removes ticks from my dogs

Seems we always have tick season at Muir Beach. This Tick Twister yanks them without leaving bits behind!

Ticks carry all sorts of diseases, and in wet wooded environments, we get a lot of them. A LOT. I feed my dogs an ingested tick killer, but my Great Pyrenees Nemo is so large we have a hard time getting a dosage that lasts. Sometimes I find ticks on his face, clearly upsetting the guy who plays the Sundance Kid to my Butch Cassidy! Intolerable!

Tweezers tend to destroy our local ticks and leave bits in the wound, not so with the Tick Twister!

If you have a dog, or an outdoor cat, its a good idea to have a set of these around.

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Total Eclipse of the Pug

Best solar eclipse 2017 video ever.

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Stop worrying: Pets aren't interested in staring into the sun

No need to get a pair of protective eclipse glasses for your dog or cat, experts say they don't normally look at the sun.

In today's NASA briefing about Monday's solar eclipse, co-chair of the National Solar Eclipse Task Force Angela Speck remarked, "It’s no different than any other day. On a normal day your pets don’t try to look at the sun and therefore don’t damage their eyes, so on this day they’re not going to do it either."

Veterinarian Dr. Tom Reaping of Youngstown, Ohio says, "Pets have a built-in ability to not look at the sun anyways so they are not going to be looking at that area."

If you're still worried, simply keep your pets inside --with the shades drawn-- during the eclipse.

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Princess Leia ears for your cat

Mine wears a bow-tie, but I'd bet he's into a Princess Leia halloween!

Look at this poor cat!

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Splish splash it's a hedgehog takin' a bath ♪♫♬

“Chappi found out a way to enjoy bath time. 😍🐾💦”

"Splish splash I was taking a bath"

By request of @yayboobs 

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Chappi found out a way to enjoy bath time. 😍🐾💦 #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgie #hedgiemom #bathtime #cute

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