Another week's done so let's test your memory. With a couple cute babes (like Kai the hyena) and other animals frolicking and barking, too, I've rounded up details from the week's posts so check yourself by getting started.
If that's not quite his style, swap out a normal neckpiece for the new Kurgo Wander Collar. Its leash ring doubles as a bottle opener. Kinda brilliant in theory yet, while there aren't any laws about walking a dog while drunk, I'm guessing this could violate an open-container policy on normal city streets. But at a tailgate — no problemo.
Do you think these items are more cool . . . or more crazy?
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
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Hi, Mary . . . umm, I mean Terry. This Aldabra tortoise living at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo arrived in 1955 and, since then, keepers assumed he was a she. Since these reptiles' reproductive organs are not usually visible, it took more than 50 years 'til they've got her gender lined up right, so he's now known as Terry instead.This confusing situation got me thinking: with pets like fish, lizards, small mammals, or even stray cats, sometimes people assume a pet is one gender only to find out later she's something else entirely — that is if they ever find out for sure. I know I'm not the only one with a salamander named Sam (that could have properly been a Samuel or a Samantha) — so share your stories of pets with gender-specific names and unknown (or noncorresponding) genders in the comments below.
Source: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Certain scents always bring on the nostalgia of the holidays. Now you can bring those scents and memories into your home with Febreze holiday candles. Eliminate odors with classic holiday fragrances like Cranberries & Frost, Winter Evening & Warmth, and Fresh Evergreen & Snow.
So tell us, which of these scents help to start off your holiday season?
TGIF! If you're already in need of some cute to get you through the day, here's Sidney to the rescue. This lil otter was temporarily living with a professional animal caretaker and enjoyed a wide range of dog toys. But, the best part comes when he finds the car keys — watch and enjoy!
- What's it like to live on a houseboat . . . with a bunch of pets? — Paw Nation
- These Frenchies think they're herding dogs — The Daily Wag
- 10 ways to determine quality veterinary care — Dolittler
- Should a Cape Cod market be allowed canine ambassadors? — Dogster
- Holiday book list for dog lovers — Dogtime
- Does your office offer pet health insurance? — PetMD
- 11 cute pets acting like people — People Pets
Source: Leslie Day
Play my Which Pet Is Cuter? game to bring a smile to your Friday . . . maybe a little work break, too! The game shows two pets side by side, and it's up to you to click on the one you think is the cutest. Each time you select the pet with the higher "cuteness" score – based on our audience's votes, we don't have a secret cute meter – your score adds up! Need I mention, every time you play you're eligible to win big? We'll be giving away a $1,000 grand prize every month — you must be logged in, and you'll be entered once each time you play. (Check out the official rules here.)
If you think your pet has a winning mug, you can add him to the site and he can be added to the game. Keep 'em coming because I love seeing new pets on our site!