Heroic woman replaces sister’s ex-boyfriend with cat in family photos

We’re all familiar with the steps of recovery after a breakup: denial, bargaining, anger, acceptance, hope and … editing your ex out all of your old pics. by Bryanna Cappadona https://www.today.com/pets/woman-replaces-ex-boyfriend-cat-family-photos-t129125 Right? Well, let’s consider the last one optional — but boy, does it help. How to get over a breakup — with a little help from…

Japan’s Old Robot Dogs Get Traditional Funeral

The departed robot dogs will serve as organ donors to other defective robots Offbeat | Agence France-Presse |https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/japans-old-sony-aiba-robot-dogs-get-traditional-funeral-1845904 Kofukuji temple chief priest offers a prayer for Sony’s pet robots lined up before the funeral (AFP) ISUMI, JAPAN:  The robot dogs lined up in their dozens Thursday in Japan were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being…

Elderly dog helps save girl lost in Australian bush

Australian police have praised a dog for remaining with a three-year-old girl as she spent a night lost in bushland. The girl, Aurora, had been the subject of a large search after she wandered away from her home in Queensland. She was followed by her family’s 17-year-old cattle dog, Max, who is partially deaf and…

For sale! Your chance to buy a herd of 130 alpacas

A woman’s growing legacy in Norfolk is going under the hammer – but it might not be what you think. Nikki Lenk runs AzSu Alpacas. Picture: Ian Burt In January 2000, when Su Lenk brought home five alpacas, she did not imagine that 22 years later her small herd would grow and increase its numbers…

Chunky Raccoon Stuck In Grate Rescued By Local Authorities

On Thursday, police in the city of Zion, Illinois, received a call about a masked bandit in great distress. CITY OF ZION ILLINOIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Oh, no! “It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate,” The City of Zion Illinois Police Department wrote on…

Deaf dog becomes comic book superhero to promote acceptance

A tail-wagging tale of triumph debuted this week at Mennies Elementary School, just in time for Read Across America festivities. Looking to adopt a dog, the school’s music teacher Chris Hannah scrolled through the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter’s online selection when he spotted one labeled “Special Needs.” Hannah looked at the photo and just…

Shelter workers slow dance with dogs and cats waking up from surgery

Waking up after surgery can be scary and disorienting. That’s as true for animals as it is for people. So staff at BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore hold cats and dogs as they’re coming out of anesthesia — mostly from spay and neuter surgeries, and also sometimes from less routine procedures. Often they’ll sing and dance with…

Photos From National Puppy Day Will Help You Escape The News Cycle Of Doom

Do you need an antidote to the seemingly never-ending cycle of bleak news? Well, National Puppy Day is finally here.   People from around the world shared their cutest canine snaps, videos and GIFs on Twitter Friday via the #NationalPuppyDay hashtag ― in honor of the magical powers of their adorable young dogs.   Here’s…

Owls of laughter as winged ring-bearer attacks best man

There were hoots of laughter from guests at a recent wedding when an owl that was supposed to be delivering the rings, instead attacked one of the best men. All seemed well when the bird of prey flew down the aisle and landed on the arm of the first best man. But, after a brief…