The first lady Michelle Obama recently hosted an event at the White House for local kids and members of the US Women's National Soccer Team. One of the main stars of the event was Bo, the Obama family's adorable Portuguese Water Dog. Check out some shots of Michelle hanging out on the White House's South Lawn with her lovely pup!
If you're an apartment dweller with a dog or cat, you may not have the space for a floor-hogging pet bed. But don't fret, Akemi Tanaka has a chic solution: mount it on the wall! The Curve wall mounted pet bed ($200), which comes in maple and walnut veneer, has a removable, machine-washable cushion cover and provides a comfy resting space for your small, furry companion. With several cover choices (or you can even customize it with your own fabric) and its sleek shape, it saves space without cramping your style. See some of the variations below!
Boo! I thought it would be fun to round up spooky and scary animals of our planet to kick off the Halloween spirit. Not only will some of these make your skin crawl, but I don't think I'd want to meet any of them in a dark alley — if you know what I mean! Check out the creepiest animals ever in this slideshow.
PetSugar: Halloween costumes already have so much going on, how do I create a setting that limits visual distraction?
Jesse Freidin: If you’re going to put your dog in a costume and create a fun photograph showing off the costume and the dog, what you want is for the dog and the costume to really stand out. That’s the focus. You want to show off the costume and show off your dog being beautiful so there’s not always a need to make your background really busy. What you could do is work with a simple background whether it’s putting your dog outside near a wall that’s really simple. Then be really thoughtful and have a couple props, maybe there’s a pumpkin or maybe there’s some leaves. As long as your eyes are really drawn to the focus, which is the dog, that will make your hard work, stand out.
PS: What if I pass by someone else's cute dog on the street? How do I get a good shot?
JF: A good thing to do is get on their level and, before you stick a camera in their face because you’re a new person and it’s a camera and that can be weird, just let the dogs sniff you and get used to you for a second. Make sure you know their name and call it and hopefully they will look at you. It’s always an overstimulating environment to have lots of dogs, lots of people and costumes so keeping everything as calm and simple as possible is the way to get some really great photos.
While Pancake is posing as part of the Doggie Gaga project here, learn what Jesse's cute pup will be for Halloween this year, how to pick out a photo-worthy costume for your pet's coloring, and get an amazing base for any DIY costume when you read more
The El Nido Aviary in Ixtapaluca, State of Mexico, near Mexico City is the third largest in the world, with more than 320 species of birds and more than 3,000 specimens in their facilities! A primary focus at El Nido is to work on the reproduction of endangered species. Check out some of the beautiful birds that call El Nido home!
Hold on to your hats; I've got some serious cute to share today. Two twin red pandas were born last Summer at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin. These are some of the first public shots of the twins since they were born. Now nearly 3 months old, you can see how close the twins Kit and Kitty have become. Check out the pictures and enjoy double the cute!
Labrador retrievers are hands down one of my favorite breeds. They are so sweet and loving, and at this point, I'm sure it's no surprise that I'm a total sucker for a big affectionate dog. I've pulled some of my favorite shots of these sweet chocolate labs. I wish I had one to cuddle with ASAP!
It should come as no surprise that we love that crazy Japanese cat Maru. His new book i am maru is one of our favorite picks for new Fall pet books. This video of Maru getting cozy with various paper bags is just another reminder of why we adore this very Zen, super-smart, and adorable creature. Enjoy the cuteness!