Category Archives: Animals

Animal Funny: I’m too pooped to care

These dogs and cats are natural comedians.

Wait till you see the dog and bird at the 1:23 mark!

And here’s a bonus cutie:

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H/t Kelleigh

~Eowyn

Homeless dog brings friend to rescuer

Judy Obregon works for The Abandoned Ones animal rescue in Fort Worth, Texas.

Obregon had noticed a female German Shepherd living in the woods near Echo Lake Park, a notorious dumping ground for unwanted pets. With great patience, Obregon worked at gaining the dog’s trust.

Obregon wrote: “At first, once she saw my truck she’d run. Every morning I’d go to feed her.”

Then one morning, Obregon showed up and the dog was there waiting for her. That’s when Obregon “knew we were close” to rescuing her.

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After many days of feeding, the dog finally revealed a secret.

She went into the woods and brought out a friend: a frightened pit bull with scars all over his face.

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Obregon said the German Shepherd made it clear: “If you take me, you take my friend, too!”

No one knows how the dogs got there or how they found each other, but they clearly had become friends and protectors of each other.

Obregon eventually was able to coax the dogs into her car.

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Iris the German Shepherd and Clover the pit bull have visited the vet. Happily, neither has heartworm. Clover’s face has already healed. 🙂

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On May 10, 2018, The Abandoned Ones posted an update on Iris and Clover — Iris had a cyst removed during her spay surgery; Clover would be spayed the next day. He is healing and is on antibiotics.

The dogs are recovering at the vet. Both need fostering.

  • If you are interested in fostering or adopting the dogs, please contact www.taoanimalrescue.com.
  • To donate to their medical care, call Dr . Gibbs at (817) 294-9798.
  • To donate to The Abandoned Ones animal rescue, go here.

H/t PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

Awesome: Hero dog jumps into pool to rescue his canine pal

Luvs a happy ending!

From Fox News: An Arizona family filmed a remarkable video that showed a dog save his buddy who fell into a pool and struggled to get out.

Smokey and Remus, the dog buddies, were reportedly getting “rambunctious” earlier this month at their home in Mesa, Ariz. And at some point, Smokey fell into the family pool.

The dog is seen struggling to get out while Remus was pacing along the side.

After a few unsuccessful attempts to get the dog out of the water, Remus can be seen jumps into the pool to give his buddy a nudge.

The incredible video was captured by Laurie and her husband Jay Becerra on security camera, KSAT.com reported.

“So Remus and Smokey got a little rambunctious. Smokey can swim just not well,” Laurie wrote on social media. “Jay recorded this off our security camera when he saw Smokey all wet!

She praised “hero” dog Remus, saying though he may be “a crazy pup he’s got a heart of gold.” 

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This photo will melt your heart: Ohio shelter dog’s “freedom ride”

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Gregory and his rescuer Joe: Lovin’ life…

From Fox News: Gregory the beagle has become a local celebrity after a photo of the hound on his “freedom ride” went viral, his rescuer says.

Gregory was recently taken to the Franklin County Shelter and Adoption Center after he found running astray. While the hound was in relativity good health, his heartworm test came back positive and was subsequently placed on the shelter’s euthanasia list.

“I saw the shelter’s post and my husband immediately drove there to pick him up,” Schenley Hutson Kirk, co-founder of Hound Rescue and Sanctuary, told Fox News on Friday.

On the two-hour drive back to Findley, Gregory couldn’t contain his excitement. While new rescues are typically transported in a crate during the drive back to the sanctuary, she said, Kirk’s husband, Joe, let the pup ride safely tethered to the backseat.

“He [Gregory] was so overwhelmed and excited, he was licking Joe and being so affectionate,” Kirk said.

At a stop light, Joe decided to snap a picture of the pup on his “freedom ride.” At that same moment, Gregory snuggled up to Joe, tenderly looking up to his rescuer.

As of Friday afternoon, the photo, which Kirk shared on Facebook, garnered over 10,000 reactions and shares. “Never in our wildest dreams did we think this photo would go viral — we are speechless,” she said.

“He’s very laid-back, very happy-go-lucky, and his favorite thing to do is get lots of love from his people,” Kirk, who works to rescue hounds full-time, told The Dodo.

Gregory, who Kirk said has also shown her endless affection, is taking medicine to treat the heartworms. A family with two other rescue dogs has already applied and been approved to adopt Gregory once he fully recovers, Kirk said.

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Sunday Funny: Cat scold translated

H/t FOTM‘s EddieBG

~Eowyn

Animals love, grieve, and have empathy

With the ubiquity of cameras and especially cell-phone cameras, we no longer need to solely rely on scientists to tell us about animals.

We can see with our own eyes — that animals not only love, but they grieve; some display the empathy and altruism that too many humans lack; and they even have a sense of right and wrong, of justice and fairness (see “Animals can tell right from wrong“).

Swallows are monogamous. Below are the heartbreaking pics of a swallow mourning the death of its mate.

A turtle in Taiwan’s Taipei Zoo displays empathy and altruism by coming too the aid of another, completely helpless turtle that (some human?) had flipped onto its back.

H/t Kelleigh

~Eowyn

Family dog selects kitten to adopt from shelter

Whoever coined the idiom “Fight like cats and dogs” evidently had never known this pair.

It all started when Raven the dog’s human family went to the shelter one day to adopt an animal.

They allowed Raven to choose.

Instead of picking a dog, Raven selected a tiger-striped kitten.

Raven and Woodhouse are inseparable. They eat and sleep together.

Source: PawMyGosh

FOTM‘s Stovepipe has a dog and cat, Lady and Pearl, who love each other just like Raven and Woodhouse!

~Eowyn