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Stay. Stay. Nope! Nope! Nope! Nope! NOPE!

Pets Interrupting Yoga. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 12, 2014 - 24 comments

That's why you don't let the puppy sleep on your head

22 Adorable Before And After Pictures Of Animals Growing Up [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Feb 25, 2014 - 47 comments

Horse Fancy Dress Ideas

Do you have a horse that you want to dress up in a costume but can't decide which costume? Then check out the Horse Fancy Dress ideas blog. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 20, 2013 - 26 comments

Owls are high maintenance

Top Ten Reasons you Don't Want an Owl for a Pet [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 11, 2013 - 70 comments

Look out, there are llamas!

People who keep llamas as pets will readily offer you any number of reasons: llamas are quiet, they’re gentle and affectionate, they don’t take a lot of work to maintain and, for outdoor animals, they don’t smell bad. Most people start with two or three, since llamas are sociable and don’t like to live alone. But as Katrina Capasso, a llama owner in Ballston Spa, N.Y., discovered, “They’re like potato chips.” It’s hard to stop at just a few. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Jul 3, 2013 - 46 comments

But does the dog die?

Do you turn off Old Yeller before the end so you can pretend that he lived a long and happy life? Did a cute pet on a movie poster make you think it would be a fun comedy but it turned out to be a pet-with-a-terminal-illness tearjerker instead? Are you unable to enjoy the human body count in a horror movie because you're wondering whether the dog's going to kick the bucket? Have you ever Googled "Does the [dog/cat/horse/Klingon targ] die in [movie title]?" If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then welcome - DoestheDogDie.com is here for you! [more inside]
posted by jedicus on May 29, 2013 - 142 comments

The Peaceable Kingdom

Marc Morrone is a pet shop owner from the Bronx who spun a small cable-access show about pet care into a Martha Stewart Omnimedia-backed pet-advice career. But he first became known for his call-in show in which he gave advice while surrounded by a menagerie of moving, falling, pooping animals.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 27, 2012 - 20 comments

PHOTON PUSH-PULL RADIATION DETECTOR FOR USE IN CHROMATICALLY SELECTIVE CAT FLAP CONTROL AND 1000 MEGATON EARTH-ORBITAL PEACE-KEEPING BOMB

PHOTON PUSH-PULL RADIATION DETECTOR FOR USE IN CHROMATICALLY SELECTIVE CAT FLAP CONTROL AND 1000 MEGATON EARTH-ORBITAL PEACE-KEEPING BOMB by prolific inventor Arthur Paul Pedrick [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on May 4, 2012 - 38 comments

Awkward Family Pet Photos

Awkward Family Pet Photos, from the people who brought you Awkward Family Photos. The Huffington Post offers a bit of a backstory on the creators.
posted by gman on Dec 1, 2011 - 45 comments

Stubborn as a Muledog

Gus, the bulldog, decides he wants his pool inside the house.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Oct 13, 2011 - 46 comments

Maine Coon boil

Maine Coon boil (SLYT)
posted by Trurl on Jul 14, 2011 - 104 comments

Dogs and cats drinking together... mass hysteria!

Dogs do drink like cats. Proved by Science!
posted by Trurl on May 26, 2011 - 23 comments

Animals

The Creature Connection: Our love for animals can be traced to our capacity to infer the mental states of others, which archaeological evidence suggests emerged more than 50,000 ago. This article is part of a NYTimes series on the relationship between humans and the animals we raise. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Mar 18, 2011 - 21 comments

The Beagle Freedom Project

After lifetimes confined in a medical testing facility, beagles Freedom and Bigsby see sunlight and feel grass for the first time. [via America's second most famous beagle owner.]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 25, 2011 - 53 comments

Tales of Pet Rescue

Tales of pet rescue [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Sep 17, 2010 - 35 comments

MRSA and Animals

Optimal control of MRSA's spread and diversity would involve attention to the role of pets and livestock, especially factory-farmed livestock (40 minute podcast -- no transcript, but here is the text of an interview that covers some of the same ground as the podcast.) Science journalist Maryn McKenna: "[Bacteria are] unpredictable and dynamic . . . We have few treatment options, so we need to be much more thoughtful." [more inside]
posted by cybercoitus interruptus on Aug 2, 2010 - 21 comments

Seeing animals as spiritual beings

Animals as spiritual, and the role of animals in spirituality. "Some religious leaders welcome pets to worship services, memorialize them at death and discuss them as spiritual beings without distinction from humanity" ... "Factory farming, green living among topics sparking discussion." [more inside]
posted by longsleeves on Jul 2, 2010 - 20 comments

Mutts for the Win!

Hey Spot! Good News! Finally, after 125 years of its existence, the American Kennel Club is letting mutts, or "All Americans," compete in AKC shows in their own category.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on May 25, 2010 - 88 comments

Cat ladies are sadder and scarier than you think

"What's the deal with cat ladies?" asks an article. Maybe you saw the TV show, which could be "the grossest footage" on TV. Gross indeed, but read the studies from the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium, or watch the documentary, and maybe you'll want to visit the little old lady that lives down the street and see if she's OK.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 8, 2009 - 47 comments

Toronto Humane Society: one out of three is pretty damn bad

At the Toronto Humane Society, veterinarians say animals die suffering unnecessarily in their cages while pleas to euthanize them are dismissed. Dozens of staff, volunteers and veterinarians have quit in protest. ... A note written by a staff member or volunteer on the medical chart of a cat, animal ID A127495, admitted last fall, reads: "Died Oct 19 3:15 am. Gasped and jerked and cried last breaths, because there was no one in shelter to euthanize or treat. This is not humane." ... [THS president] Mr. Trow says he strives to keep euthanasia rates low for ethical reasons. “How can anyone suggest that, because he might be here longer than anyone would want, that it's better to put [a dog] down?” Mr. Trow asked. “I think that's a strange suggestion, don't you? You live here as long as you can.” Images (yes, they're disturbing.) Video of a puppy adopted out with a broken leg. The THS web site. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on May 30, 2009 - 63 comments

love, charlie

Charlie plays. Charlie explores. Charlie bites. Charlie relaxes. Charlie sleeps. Charlie loves. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on May 1, 2009 - 41 comments

Not Your Mama's LOL Catz

The title says it all: Pets Who Want To Kill Themselves.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 7, 2009 - 32 comments

Dogz Rule

Woof Report has a litter of pup-perfect ideas, dog care tips, products, and more. Think of it as your daily dose of doggie delight. Woof Report works to promote awareness of animal welfare causes, pet adoption initiatives and charities.
posted by netbros on Jan 18, 2009 - 2 comments

When Polly is in Charge

"The animals all think he's Margaret when he speaks. He loves ordering them around and commanding them – it's very surprising. He's not frightened or scared of them at all."
"Parrot mimics owner's voice to boss around her other pets "
posted by davidstandaford on Jan 17, 2009 - 43 comments

In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.

The Dog Files is a website and video podcast about dogs and the people that love them.
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 14, 2008 - 7 comments

Working Cats in NYC

Working Class Cats documents the lives of gainfully employed felines in NYC. There is, of course, some controversy. [via]
posted by milquetoast on Dec 22, 2007 - 36 comments

Earthlings

Earthlings (1 hr 35 min Google video) is "a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called 'non-human providers.'" Also in three parts on YouTube.
posted by homunculus on Jun 24, 2007 - 71 comments

Do animals know more than we think?

A recent article recently came out in the Wall Street Journal, which cited new study from Stanford about animal consciousness. Elephants grieve, bees create mental maps, dolphins recognize themselves in mirrors. Snakes have more brain cells than humans, and chickens worry about the future. What are your thoughts? Does this change the way we treat animals?
posted by PetBoogaloo on Nov 3, 2006 - 86 comments

pet pathos

50 animals in casts. nuff said. (via mira y calla)
posted by madamjujujive on Mar 1, 2006 - 25 comments

Hamster power to the rescue :

Hamster driven micro Power Plants... the Hamster powered Night Light from the Otherpower.com guys .... also the school project of a London teen ... "Every two minutes Elvis spends on his wheel gives me about 30 minutes talk time on my phone." The teenage inventor was given a C for his project and has been awarded a D overall for the course" Please no Richard Gere jokes OK?
posted by celerystick on Nov 7, 2005 - 17 comments

I've Got Cats

I've Got Cats - (In the tradition of MeFi cat links since Day One) - Can his server withstand the attack?  
posted by spock on Aug 3, 2005 - 5 comments

Sergeant Fluffy, at your service

Looking for that perfect gift for your favorite dog-loving military buff? How about a picture of Rover in uniform?
posted by Katemonkey on Apr 25, 2005 - 11 comments

Visitors from the Carboniferous

Melissa Kaplan's site is not just about green iguanas. Anapsid.org provides information on behavior, health, prey and feeding, captivity issues, and more regarding Cyclura (blue) iguanas, chelonians, amphibians, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and even invertebrates and arachnids.
posted by breezeway on Apr 21, 2005 - 5 comments

A Ribbeting Story

Hopkin Green Update. Last seen in this area.
posted by azul on Nov 6, 2004 - 35 comments

Bonus Bunny

Mega Rabbit.
posted by moonbird on Jul 21, 2004 - 14 comments

Love

Cat + Rabbit != Love
Flash movie.
posted by Mwongozi on Apr 17, 2004 - 19 comments

And they say cats can't be trained!

My Cat Annie is a website with several quick adorable videos (in Flash format) of the owner's cat doing ridiculous cat tricks.
posted by jonson on Jan 11, 2004 - 27 comments

Here kitty, kitty.

Fucked up cats. Including but not limited to winged, extra-toed, and dwarf cats.
posted by angry modem on Jul 10, 2003 - 16 comments

Pets And Furniture

You Like The Decoration? Thank The Goddam Dog. To what extent is the organization and decoration of your home dictated and orchestrated by your pet? And would you have it any other way, no matter how repressed you might be at the moment?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 22, 2003 - 14 comments

I'm SO gonna kill my owner...

You need to dress a cat. And you will say to a cat together with a family. "It has changed just for a moment". [ "it being very dear" or ] You will pass pleasant one time. Costumes for your cat + some great Engrish. (via Boing Boing.)
posted by Vidiot on May 24, 2003 - 9 comments

Naughty Bunny

My Luddite Bunny: amazingly, no animal was harmed during the photographing of this nightmare. Repeat after me: I will never let one of those reactionary hijos de remil putas a bunny into my house.
posted by Carlos Quevedo on May 13, 2003 - 32 comments

Chiengora

Chiengora is the fancy term for dog hair used to make mittens, hats, sweaters, and more. This site will teach you all about chiengora and how to hand spin it into yarn. If you'd rather just brush your dog and send the fur to someone else to knit, check out Rover's Comb.
posted by acridrabbit on Dec 7, 2002 - 12 comments

Nine lives?

Nine lives? It seems cats do better when dropped...uh, I mean, fall, more than seven stories. Anything less and they fail to reach terminal velocity and don't land properly. Once the cats reach terminal velocity they spread their legs (think parachute) and slow their fall. A cat has a far better chance of survival falling from 32 stories than four. Dwarfs, however, do not benefit from longer flights.
posted by cedar on Aug 29, 2002 - 36 comments

"... virtually unique in their ability to attain dry stickiness."

"... virtually unique in their ability to attain dry stickiness." geckos are talented little buggers, that's for certain. effective pitchmen, as well. but what about those toes? just how does a gecko manage to shimmy up the slippery side of your aquarium with the greatest of ease? well, according to researchers at lewis and clark university, it all comes down to hair....
posted by grabbingsand on Aug 27, 2002 - 12 comments

First challenge of Maryland law making animal cruelty a felony results in acquittal.

First challenge of Maryland law making animal cruelty a felony results in acquittal. Charges were dismissed against a landlord who forcibly removed two of his tenant's three cats and dispatched them with a 12-gauge shotgun. Judge said law's language fails to clearly define "cruel killing". Also on AP.
posted by LinusMines on Aug 22, 2002 - 16 comments

Another Cat Killer Wins

Another Cat Killer Wins "As a property owner, you have a right to do as you please and you have the right to protect it" In Coeur d' Alene, ID, accused cat poisoner Dale Crooks Jr. is acquitted of feeding tuna mixed with antifreeze to the neighbor's cats. What seems most remarkable to me, though, is that everyone is calling the plaintiffs' lawyer a publicity seeker and the cats' owners troublemakers. There must be more to the story than is printed here. Either that, or small town dwellers in Idaho REALLY hate cats.
posted by faceonmars on Jul 12, 2002 - 36 comments

Spanish dogs say "guau guau".

Spanish dogs say "guau guau". Did you ever read comics or something in a language other than your cradle tongue and notice that onomatopoetic words, particularly for animal sounds, are different in different languages? This webpage has animal sounds from loads of languages, organized by language and animal. Indonesian dogs say "gonggong".
posted by jeb on Apr 30, 2002 - 46 comments

Real Big Fish.

Real Big Fish. "Bruce" is a goldfish the size of an average housecat. What did they feed it?
posted by lostbyanecho on Jan 22, 2002 - 35 comments

Necoro

Necoro is a robotic cat that looks more like a cat than a robot. This site is only available in Japanese, but check out the photo and movie galleries. (I saw this thing mentioned in a Reuters article about the new "human-like" Honda robot).
posted by edlundart on Nov 13, 2001 - 17 comments

Chicagoans ready to pass new dog control laws.

Chicagoans ready to pass new dog control laws. Instead on enforcing current leash laws to curb dog attacks, Chicago is planning to raise fines up to $10,000.
posted by skallas on Oct 31, 2001 - 11 comments

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