Show your favorite animal friend some serious love on Feb. 20, which happens to be Love Your Pet Day. Pets don't need sparkling gems or dinner at a fancy restaurant to know they are loved and appreciated. A nice good scratch behind the ear, an extralong snuggle session, a longer walk than usual, or a special treat is all that's required to let your animal pal know that she's the best pet around. Click through for a sweet collection of loving pet pictures and a few tips on how to show your affection any day of the week.
Between hosting the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler and celebrating a triumphant finale to 30 Rock, Tina Fey has already had a huge year, and it's only February. Next up for Tina is her new film, Admission, costarring Paul Rudd, and to celebrate, Tina is the next star of our I'm a Huge Fan series!
Head over to the contest page and enter for the chance for you and a guest to fly to New York and get the A-list treatment with surprises along the way, all before meeting — and interviewing — Tina in person as part of our I'm a Huge Fan series! Enter now and catch Admission in theaters March 22.
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What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? A bucket of sloths! Warning: this may be just about the cutest thing you've seen all day. And if you become completely smitten with these lovable cuties after watching, you can purchase a book filled with sweet snaps of these sloths, which also supports the world's first sloth orphanage.
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!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
The newest (and cutest) dog breed in the spotlight is the affenpinscher. When Banana Joe was crowned best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Tuesday, the whole world was asking, "What is that funny-looking little thing?" This toy breed is marked by its scruffy, monkey-like face, so it's no surprise that affenpinscher literally translates to "monkey terrier" in German. If you're considering adding an affenpinscher to your family, you'll want to consider some pros and cons.
At an average weight of seven to 10 pounds, this little dog has a big heart and even bigger character. According to this Dogs 101: Affenpinscher video on Animal Planet, "The affenpinscher is spunky times 10." They are extremely playful, adventurous, intelligent, and even a little mischievous. Because of their small stature, they make perfect indoor dogs and travel well, but they can also be easily injured due to their size. Affenpinschers are also prone to ailments, including eye, teeth, hip, joint, thyroid, and heart disease, which could rack up a high vet bill. And maybe because they're so spunky, these little fellas can be difficult to housebreak.
Whether or not you're in the market for a new pet, we've culled some pics of this peculiarly cute dog for you to pore over. Click on and get to know the affenpinscher.
Source: Flickr user dog_photographer
Along with chocolate causing potential harm to your furry friend, there are several other delicious food items that should be stashed far from hungry snouts. Here's a list of ones that might surprise you:
- Avocados: The plant contains persin, which is a toxin that can make pets sick. But the main concern with pups around this fruit is the ingestion of the pit, which is a choking hazard.
- Grapes and raisins: This sweet fruit is dangerous to dogs, potentially causing renal failure when ingested in large amounts.
What do you think: is this novelty card just plain silly, or do you think it's a good idea?
Some of us wear our hearts on our sleeves, some of us wear them around our necks, and some of us keep them covered up. In honor of Feb. 14 and all things sweet and filled with love, we've collected snapshots of adorable creatures who wear their hearts proudly on their coats. Treat yourself to a guilt free Valentine's Day delight!
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Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, took the best of show prize at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. His handler, Ernesto Lara, calls the 5-year-old little dog "Joey," but there's another nickname for the fuzzy fella: "monkey dog." Affenpinschers are an older toy breed from Germany known for their, well, monkey-like faces. They aren't extremely popular in the US, but maybe they will be now? After a successful stint in Europe, the award-winning pooch — with personality to boot — took the States by storm and was a big crowd-pleaser last year at Westminster. Now after earning his best in show title, Banana Joe will put up his paws and enjoy a relaxing retirement in the Netherlands, where he was born and bred. See the adorable pics of the top dog now!