This retriever enjoys a good guitar riff, cracking a canine smile, and bobbing his head with the beat. But when the music stops, so does his golden groove!
College football season comes to an exciting finish on Monday when the undefeated Louisiana State University Tigers face off against the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Undoubtedly, the stadium will be filled to the brim with rowdy fans sporting their team's colors, but perhaps the most ferocious member of the audience will be Mike VI, LSU's Bengali-Siberian tiger mix. While most teams opt for humans dressed in animal costumes as their rallying mascot, several colleges boast live animal representatives to help whip fans into a frenzy. Do you know who they are? Test your knowledge with this quiz!
Lock up your mail, ladies and gentlemen: this cat is out for ink. Maybe the card came with a bag of dog treats, or perhaps it's just the incessant meowing of "Happy Birthday," but kitty is clearly ticked off and ready to wage war on the world's paper greeting cards. Good thing the cameraman is nearby to save this piece of correspondence from certain death since paper is not friendly to feline tummies.
Another exciting year is coming to a close, but before we can ring in 2012, we're taking a look back at the very best of 2011. From celebrity style and beauty trends to fitness brands and baby gear, we've rounded up your favorite picks of the year across the network. There was plenty to weigh in on, but only a few can land in the top spots. You named Ryan Gosling the year's fittest star, voted Bridesmaids the best comedy movie, decided Flynn Bloom was the top boys' name, and made Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger the most stylish couple. There are so many more winners, so take a look at them all now!
With this season's chilly temps, it's especially important to keep your pet toasty and safe. Heidi Ganahl, CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow, shares some important tips on caring for your furball this Winter:
- Never let your dog off the leash in snow or ice. Although it may seem like a fun option to let your pup frolic in the snow, it can prove to be extremely dangerous. Dogs tend to lose their sense of smell in extremely cold weather and become lost. Believe it or not, Winter has the highest rates for lost dogs!
- Thoroughly wipe down your dog when he comes back into the house after being in the snow. It is common for dogs to ingest salts for melting ice as well as antifreeze, which can prove to be very toxic.
- Similar to how you should never leave your dog in the car during the Summer, the same goes for the Winter; a car can act almost like a freezer in the Winter, trapping heat outside and causing your pet to freeze to death.
- Fresh water is a must at all times, as your dog may be more likely to lick ice and eat snow if he/she is thirsty from lack of water. Similar to the above point, it is common for dogs to ingest snow-melting-salts and antifreeze.
Any tips to add?
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While we usually think of giving things to shelters for the animals, the staff can use your help, too! It helps to contact your local one to learn exactly what they need, but I gathered up a list of recommendations that you may be tossing, or can easily spare, this New Year.
- Camera: If you were lucky enough to get a new camera for Christmas, a doggie shelter could use your old one! Supply the cables, too, and staff can upload photos of their available dogs to their website or Petfinder.
- Computer: Ditto goes for your computer. Many animal shelters don't have budgets to upgrade their computers so it's possible your hand-me-over is better (and newer) than what they're working with.
- Printer: Sure, they probably have one but it helps to have a backup in case one breaks.
Learn other things that most shelters need that won't break your bank and read more
You may know this breed, but do you recall his owner? In honor of award season, test yourself on Mr. Bigglesworth (and more!) in a furry quiz featuring movie star kitties. Each question's about a scene, character, or cat from a nonanimated flick. Can you paw out the right answers or did these felines fade into the background for you?Take the Quiz