This story will blow your mind, I assure. The heart, patience and love that this family shows toward a dog that everyone else considered “unlovable,” and “not worth the air space,” will restore your faith in humanity.
A little white dog sat at the Humane Society in California waiting for nothing. Annabelle was on the list to be euthanized because no one wanted to take responsibility for her. She is missing the part of her brain that controls balance as well as a right rib and ovary.
Image source: Tammy Stodghill
When this mother was eager to have her baby say “mama” to her, the dog stood very close by anxiously awaiting a bite of food.
This smart dog listens very carefully. While the baby says nothing, the dog starts chiming in his two cents and actually mumbling “Mama” to answer! How quick-learner he is and how hard he tries for a bite of pasta! How can “Mama” do anything but feed him? It looks like the baby cheers for him too! Super!
We all know grapes and raisins are toxic to our best friends, but do you know that cherry, apple or even potatos have their harmful sides too? Well, I admit, I don’t know. Luckily for me and my dogs, we haven’t had chances to feed them with these toxic fruits. Let’s go through these things, note and remember to never let our dogs go near them ever again!
#1 – Grapes & Raisins
The fact that grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs is becoming common knowledge among pet owners, and for good reason! They are toxic. While some dogs can consume grapes and/or raisins with no symptoms, it’s simply just not worth the risk. This is because consuming grapes or raisins can actually lead to irreversible kidney damage. So it’s best to make sure these are far out of reach of your pup.
Just remember, our dogs can’t always cry out to us when in need. Dogs aren’t humans, so they don’t speak our language. The best thing we can do to keep them comfortable is to learn theirs. Dogs display their pain in certain actions and behaviors that may seem subtle to us. Not everyone is a canine behavioral expert, but these five symptoms below will help you determine whether or not your loved one is in pain.
#1 – Excessive Grooming
It’s normal for dogs to lick and groom themselves, but it’s not normal for this to become an obsessive behavior. If you notice your pet tending to a localized area he’s never noticed before, or has just recently started spending a lot more time there, it could be a sign that he’s hurting. Pets will often groom places that are sources of pain in hopes to clean and care for the wound, even if there is no open wound present. Be sure to keep an eye on the area and inspect it gently.
Owner of two goofy young golden retrievers named Colby and Bleu, spent 9 months recording videos of the goofballs as they race around the kitchen corner to get to their feed bowls. The dogs grow bigger and bigger, but their funny race never changes, with the one on the left always almost hitting the counter (except for when he does).
Check their super cute video!
Yulin, a city in southern China, celebrates the summer solstice by throwing a festival that involves the slaughter and consumption of as many as 10,000 dogs. Not everyone in China supports such practices, however; 65-year-old Yang Xiaoyun, a retired teacher who runs an animal shelter in Tianjin, traveled more than 2,400 km (1,500 miles) and spent more than 7,000 yuan ($1,100 or €990) to save 100 dogs from certain death.
Parts of China have long-standing traditions surrounding the consumption of dog meat, though this seems to be more focused in southern China. This year’s Yulin Festival, held on June 20th, has drawn extraordinary ire from the international community, using the trending #stopYulin2015 hashtag to proclaim their condemnation of the festival. Activists in China, Xiaoyun included, have also responded, accusing the festival organizers of unnecessary cruelty and torture.
Though the public conversation about this controversial tradition in China continues, it’s nice to see that there are people like Xiaoyun who are taking real action!
This is Yang Xiaoyun, a 65-year-old retired teacher who wants to stop dog slaughter in China
Every year, 10,000 dogs are eaten at the traditional Chinese Yulin festival
Anuko the Siberian husky was not impressed when owner Jasmine Milton tried to fool him by pretending to throw a ball. The betrayed dog’s priceless facial expressions were captured on camera by Ms. Milton, an 18-year-old psychology student from Aylesbury, and soon became a viral hit on Twitter. Despite Anuko’s stern looks, Milton says he’s a source of joy in her life.
“I got Anuko shortly after I was treated with having depression, and ever since Anuko has lifted any downs I’ve ever had,” reports Woman’s Day. “He’s forced me to go out when all I want to do is lay in bed. He’s made me laugh when nobody else was able to, and now he’s making the rest of the world laugh. He’s my hero and definitely more than just a pretty face!”
This serious husky was born a little over a year ago, and has been giving “the same look” since he was a pup.
“So I pretended to throw a ball and caught the exact moment my dog realised I had betrayed him…”
Australia’s leading animal photographer Alex Cearns has just released a never before seen, world first photo series “ZEN DOGS”. The photo series is a joyful and uplifting series of pooch portraits showing each dog in a Zen like pose, relaxed and happy, with their eyes blissfully closed. Continue reading