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Retrieval: How Being a Dog Person Has Brought Me Into the World

I recently read this quote by Samuel Butler that perfectly and precisely stated how I feel about every relationship in the whole world:<p>"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too."<p>I …

Australian Dogs Cover Pharrell Williams 'Happy' Video

How can you not feel happy watching a cat on a surfboard swim with these doggies! Watch these pups, and one cute cat named Didga, have some fun in …

Pets

Happiness is seeing happy dogs happily stick their heads out of cars

Let's end the year on a happy note. And happiness is this photo series by photographer Lara Jo Regan. Called Dogs in Cars, it's photo after photo of …

Finding Fisht: The Story of Friendship Between a Stray Dog in Sochi and the Man Who Saved Her

There she was. Sleeping in a pile of trash, which was far more comfortable than concrete. She'd rummage through debris, desperately trying to find something to eat. The three puppies she was looking after weren't doing well. In fact, one was so skinny he became known as "Bones." They were sneezing. …

'It's unreal': Man finds dog alive in rubble left by tornado

When a devastating tornado hit Jon Byler Dann's Illinois home on Sunday, ripping it apart, he and his four children were lucky to survive nearly unscathed.<p>But they were heartbroken by the feeling they'd lost their family pet, a dog named Maggie, who had gone missing in the chaos.<p>It was only when …

5 Things Dogs Teach You About Life

This is Chet. He is my 3-and-a-half-year-old rescue dog, the light of my life and the bane of my existence. What he lacks in good behavior (hint: a lot) he makes up for in being the cutest, funniest and most loving little dog in the whole wide world. He has also taught me a lot about life.<p>Almost …

Pets

New NG Book – DEVOTED: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life with Dogs

WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2013)—Dogs have been our best friends for millennia; scientists believe that we domesticated them some 14,000 years ago. As pet lovers know, the bond between owner and dog can be incredibly powerful. In <b>DEVOTED: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life with Dogs</b> …

Schnauzer Dog Doctor Ralf Is Patients' Best Friend At Royal Children's Hospital In Melbourne

A doggy doc has been making his rounds at a children’s hospital in an attempt to help his patients feel less WUFF.<p>Ralf, a giant schnauzer, has a …

Hidden Camera Catches Dog Living The High Life On Forbidden Bed After Owner Leaves

Some dogs experience separation anxiety when their owner leaves them home alone.<p>Not this one.<p>After its owner leaves, this pooch heads straight for a bed it isn't allowed on to have a playful romp. A video of the delightful doggy disobedience, shot via a hidden camera, captured the entire scene, …

8 Reasons Why Dogs are the Best Friends Ever

Is it obvious how much we love animals here at HelloGiggles? We’re crazy about every species, but today, let’s talk about dogs, and how they aren’t …

National Geographic Travel

This Amazing Ad for Guide Dogs Makes You Realize How Much They Really Do

Out of nowhere, we're suddenly seeing some pretty incredible ads for guide dogs.<p>In January, we had the Norwegian Association of the Blind's amusing …

Advertising Industry

Guard Dog Adopts Tiny Abandoned Kitten, And The Friendship Couldn't Be Cuter

A 90-pound guard dog and an 8-ounce kitten might seem like an unlikely pair, but the two can actually make a very sweet duo.<p>Lorrie Rivera, an animal lover from Hollywood, Fla., was on a walk with her 10-year-old Japanese Akita, Lily, on April 8, when they found an abandoned kitten near a local …

Golden retriever comfort dogs, four-legged healers, return to Boston

Just a few blocks from the<p>Boston Marathonfinish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers.<p>The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence or disaster just by being themselves -- dogs.<p>People …

I'm My Own Best Friend: Dog Plays Fetch With Itself

This is a video of a precious little scrapheap of a dog using a slow moving stream to play fetch with itself. Apparently the owners were right there …

Pets

You Will Never Believe What Makes This Dog So Special. Her Secret Will Melt Your Heart!

We've all wondered when the rapture will occur. And Dr. David Jeremiah has some truly incredible thoughts on whether or not we are...<p>A mom with …

Inmates Train Dogs to Be Service Animals for Autistic Children

This week, KABC profiled a two-year-old program called Pathways to Hope, in which inmates at the California Institute for Women in Chino, Calif., …

Pets

This Alzheimer’s-Ridden Man Interacting With His Dog Will Make You Feel So Many Feelings

This short video is called “My Dad With Our Dog” — which makes it sound like the most generic YouTube clip ever. And, devoid of context, it is pretty generic. But with a few short sentences of backstory, it becomes a feelings-generating powerhouse.<p>“My father has Alzheimers,” explains uploader Lisa …

Three Delightful Poems About Dogs from E.B. White

Perhaps due to the occupation’s necessary solitude and the dearth of distracting human company it inherently requires, writers and their pets have always had a special bond. Chief among them was <b>E. B. White</b> — extraordinary essayist and satirist, celebrator of New York, champion of integrity, …