The stories of rescue dogs Norton and Evey were recently shared on imgur…and they will take you on an emotional roller coaster, so get your tissues ready.
We reached out to their rescuers and got permission to share their story here. They simply asked that we encourage our readers to donate time and money to local shelters.
Starving and Unable to Move
Norton was found on the side of a major street in Chicago. No one looked at him twice probably thinking he was dead. My wife stopped and picked him up when she realized he was still alive. He had no tags or chip.
Near the tops of the Tianshan mountain range in northwestern China lives a creature so adorable it’s hard to tell, at first glance, if it’s even real. The teddy bear-faced Ili pika, first discovered in 1983 by conservationist Li Weidong, had not been photographed for nearly twenty years until Weidong stumbled across one in July 2014. Now, after nearly two decades, we finally get to see what the little guy looks like, and it’s amazing.
If you’ve ever considered adopting a pet from a shelter, you know how hard it can be choose just one when there are so many animals deserving of your attention and love. That’s why these creative photobooth-style portraits of adoptable dogs at the Humane Society in Utah, taken by photographer Guinnevere Shuster, are such an ingenious idea.
The images, along with a description of the dog’s personality, are posted to the Humane Society’s Facebook page in hopes that more people will see them and be enticed to come meet them in person.
Shuster’s photos showcase the goofy, playful side of these dogs that show they’re anything but “broken” just because they need a home.
Here’s Fritz. He’s a 3-year-old golden retriever whose claim to fame online is his utter ineptitude at catching.
His YouTube channel “celebrates both Fritz’s unique inability to catch food and his positive, can-do attitude. While we all intently anticipate the day when Fritz masters the skill of catching food in his mouth, we also patiently embrace the journey.”
Here’s a compilation of said journey in all it’s klutzy glory…
When Patrick Smith went outside for a break recently, he heard some troubled tweets coming from a baby bird in a nearby bush. After he appraised the situation he solved the little killdeer’s problem and made the cutest, happiest video you’ll see today…
First there were cat cafes in which you could enjoy a brew and bagel surrounded by cats offered up for adoption. Then dog cafes scampered onto the scene built upon the same model.
But if you’re not looking to adopt and already have a four-legged friend in your family, you might be wondering what kind of pet-friendly restaurants are around that might even offer items specifically for your dog.
Well, wonder no more, as there are plenty of restaurants that cater to not only you, but also make sure your furry friend can share something with you while you’re there. A select few of these eateries put the doggy items right on the menu, but at most of these places you need to know what to ask for. It’s like a special club.
Keep in mind, of course, that just as you can be allergic to certain things, so can your dog. Always, check with a vet to make sure that your dog can handle a special treat.
On their “secret menu,” Starbucks has a Puppuccino. It’s an espresso-shot-sized paper cup full of whip cream. Some dogs are bothered by dairy, and your dog should probably not have one of these sugary treats every day, but for special occasions it’s fun.
Despite the fact we live in a world that’s filled with selfie sticks, cars that park themselves, Kanye West, and pop stars that wear dresses made out of meat, Mother Nature continues to prove that nothing humans attempt to create can possibly top what she dishes out.
Just when you start to think you know what a turtle or lizard or owl might look like, she offers up a freaky alternative version to remind us that she’s still the boss — and possibly drinking.