Photographer Elke Vogelsang's thirty, joy-filled, dog portraits that will bring a smile to your face.
GQ visits the Cute Animal Viral Machine at the heart of Buzzfeed. "One joke in the BuzzFeed offices is that no one employed there can quite explain to their parents what exactly it is they do. To those parents, I would like to say: I can't entirely explain it, either, but whatever it is, these men and women are so fucking good at it. They have thought hard about who looks at what and why. Jack has done entire studies on why cats have triumphed over dogs on the Internet. (The answer involves 'path dependency,' the fancy economics term for when one product, like VHS, conquers another equally legitimate one, like Betamax.) He can tell you with some certainty that a reader of BuzzFeed is equally inclined to click on a photo of a dog or a cat—but that he or she is significantly more likely to share the photo of the cat with others. (Why? 'Totally non-data-driven theory is that dogs are trying too hard,' Jack says.)"
Maru the shibu inu shows that being fluffy doesn't just happen, it takes a lot of work. [more inside]
The epic battle for species cuteness continues! Bull Terrier versus a Crab. [slyt]
Retired Military Working Dog discovers first kitten. [slyt | cute | via]
Brave Chihuahua protects Kittens from Evil Puppy. [slyt | cute]
Lessons from a Dog: Short, sweet advice from man's best friend in the form of a comic from Patrick Moberg.
Cat Assassin [slyt | cute]
Dog [Attempts] to Walk Horse. [slyt]
Dogs Like Socks [slyt]
What's cuter than a corgi in motion? A corgi lying completely inert. What's cuter than that? A corgi lying still so his owner can vacuum him. [more inside]
Stubbs is a Good Dog. [slyt]
Maddie the coonhound and her owner travel around, she stands on things, he takes pictures. The result is wonderful.
Sharon Montrose does lovely, wonderful, and sometimes whimsical portrait photography of rescued baby animals. [more inside]
Beautiful Day at the Dog Park - Dogs playing in slow motion.
What do you get when you cross a pug with the Wampa from The Empire Strikes Back? Behold The Wampug. (SLYT 36 seconds of cute)
A short video of a few very tiny, very lazy, very fluffy puppies playing with miniature tennis balls. That is all. (SLYT)
Surely this.......will warm your black, cynical, withered MeFi hearts ya misanthropes! Labrador Retriever/Dolphin love! (SLYT)
Dog Sledding (SLYT, not what you think)
Soldiers return home after months abroad and are greeted by their very excited dogs. (A compilation of puppy-focused welcome-home videos for Veterans' Day.)
Animals With Casts has everything from a wrinkly mutt with his hind legs supported by a homemade PVC pipe wheelchair, to an elephant with an enormous leg cast, to a turtle with two wheels attached to its shell, to a baby kangaroo with its hind legs wrapped up. But please don't go breaking your pet's leg just to get in the lineup.
One dog's story of her journey from bait dog (a non-fighting dog used as a "training dummy" for fighting dogs) to loved pet. She got by with a a little help from her friends.
It's All About the Puppy Bowl. To compete with yesterday's SuperBowl, the Animal Planet Channel aired three hours of puppies wrestling on a football field mat. There was no commentary and very little sound. 'Brilliant' does not begin to describe the result.
Is this really "The Cutest Dog in the Universe" as the site proclaims? I dunno, looks to me like someone genetically animated a stuffed animal.