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See Why You Should *NEVER* Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car on a Warm Day


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It’s that time of year again. The days are warm and people just don’t realize how dangerous – and often fatal – it can be to leave a dog in a parked car. Don’t do it for “just a minute.”

Don’t do it “with the windows cracked” and don’t leave the dog in the car in the shade.

Here’s why – demonstrated in a way I hope you’ll never forget!



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Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car – with the windows cracked. Armed with a clock,a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, where it took only a few minutes for the temperature to reach to a sweltering – deadly – 116 degrees.

Humans sweat, Dr Ward explains, but dogs don’t have that cooling function. Their internal body temperature rises and in the 30 minutes a dog would be dead.

NEVER leave your dog in a car on a warm day – even with the windows open, even in the shade, even for a few minutes. NEVER.

Hat Tip to Toby Bloomberg

Dolphin rescue: extremely rare footage of spontaneous Brazilian beach rescue!


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According to comments on a Facebook posting of this video, these 30+ dolphins might have been chased by something. And it was extremely important to get them back in the water quickly when they beached themselves.

This will restore your faith in humanity!

7 week-old Golden Retriever Puppy Litter Takes First Swim


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So adorable to see these funny, chubby little pups introduced to the water, swimming like fish in a matter of minutes.

Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle had to be coaxed into swimming by another dog who was an old hand at it.

Chini Project: Chinese Crested Dog Photographed in Human Professions


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ChiniBakerIrina Werning, a Buenos Aires-based photographer, says she really never noticed dogs until friends asked her to babysit their Chinese Crested, Chini.

One day she took Chini into the studio and dressed her up, and that led to the series titled ‘Chini Project’ in which she dresses up her friend’s dog as various professions.

ChiniPianist“For a year, I photographed her inside the little sets I would build for her where she was free to act our little human ways. Her photographic journey takes us into the very heart of the human comedy.”

She transforms Chini into a pianist, a rockstar, a chef, a pianist and a skateboarder, amongst many others.

Also be sure to check out “A Day in the Life of My Muse”, the travels of Chini.


HT Design Taxi

Nomination for Mother of the Year


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Why would a dog adopt – and feed – a litter of kittens? Or a cat adopt an orphaned fawn? It’s what mothers do. Late for Mother’s Day, but sweet on any day.

Facebook post helps veteran be re-united with bomb sniffing dog partner


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Sgt. Jason Bos was reunited with the military service dog Cila (CC) who he worked with for 5 years. When he saw a posting on Facebook last month saying that the dog was being retired, he asked if he could adopt her.

The two had searched for roadside bombs and hidden weapons caches in Iraq, and screened sites for presidential visits across the U.S., according to the Chicago Tribune. When a back injury forced Bos to leave the Army in 2012, he had to leave Cila behind.

The American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue helped pay the expense of bringing Cila from Germany. “I hope she remembers my voice,” Bos said. When Clia arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, there was no doubt the dog knew she was, finally, home.

Bos said she’d that after she got a bath, and a bone, she could sleep on the couch.

A table for humans and a paradise for cats


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Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 6.49.15 PMCATable, creator Ruan Hao of the Hong Kong based architecture company Lycs describes the table as ‘a table for us, and a paradise for cats’.

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 7.00.57 PMThe CATable is a work table with tunnels, crannies, holes, and passageways in which your cat can sleep, lounge or explore or play.

It also provides a base for the ambush tactic every cat owner knows so well.

cat-tableAccording to the designer, people who lives with cats experience these two things:

“1. Putting away the cat from your laptop is like a sentimental ritual of temporary farewell.
2. A properly-sized hole is irresistible to cats; their curiosity is greatly satisfied through repetitively exploring the unknown path behind that hole. The design of CATable is a fusion of these experiences, as well as a creative place where the interaction occurs. “It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats“

via FreshHome

Skateboarding Goat wins Guinness World Record


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Happie the Goat won the Guinness World Record for longest skateboarding by a goat. She had no competitors.

Happie also jumps through hula hoops, twirls on command, and will be, ahem, happy to eat your homework.

And she has her own Happie the Goat Facebook fan page. Oh course.

ONE Cat Cafe, America’s first Catfe Opens This Thursday in NYC


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KittensOne kitten to go please.

American’s first Catfe opens in Nolita this week. The ONE Cat Café, at 168 Bowery in New York, will be open only from Thursday, April 24, through Sunday, April 27.

Thanks to Purina, customers will be able to sip their coffee while cozying up to kitties, each of whom will be available for adoption. Catfes are popular in Japan, where many buildings prohibit pets.

Purina ONE’s cat experts will also be present to answer questions about pet health.

SNL’s Hilarious Parody of Big Brand Dog Food


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