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Adorable owl and dog are best friends

We know that friends come in all shapes and sizes in the human world. But dogs are supposed to chase and harass birds, not befriend them. Someone forgot to tell Ingo the shepherd dog this fact because he gets along with birds just fine, in fact he might even fool you into thinking he is a bird! His best buddy is a little owl that is literally smaller than the Shepherd’s head.

These photos are all taken by Tanja Brandt, a professional animal photographer from Germany. Case and point: Ingo’s best little pal is a very cute owl named Poldi. Tanja Brandt creates animal photos and collages for work, and these two make the most perfect subjects. The pair is always happy to cuddle up close for a great photo.
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Funny Dogs Sleeping

Experienced pet owners know that our animal companions definitely have minds of their own, and do not always share our opinions about what is best for them. As we love to have a comfortable place to sleep so do the animals. So there are various types of beds for the pets to give them a comfortable sleep. So you have bought your pet a cute little bed or sofa, and allocated a proper sleeping place for it, but you can practically guarantee that the pet will decide it would prefer to sleep on something else usually in their bowl of food or water.
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Funny Dogs Habits

Does your dog sleep between you, under the covers, with his head on the pillow? The dog who wants to sleep on your bed isn’t trying to take over the world. He just wants to be close to his humans -and comfortable!

Sleeping with pets isn’t unusual. According to a survey of pet owners, nearly half of dogs sleep in their owner’s beds.

Why wouldn’t your dog prefer your bed to any other place to sleep? It’s probably warmer, softer, and more companionable than any other place in the house.

So is it healthy to have your dog sleeping in your bed? People who suffer from pet allergies or asthma should not sleep with their dog or cat or even allow them in the bedroom. But if you’re not allergic, there’s really no big issue with having a dog in the bed, it’s fine as long as it doesn’t disturb your sleep.

Snoring, kicking, cover-hogging pets, that is another problem with sharing the bed with a pet — they can disturb your sleep. If you choose to snooze without your dog, make sure he has an equally comfortable bed, as close to a responsible family member as possible.
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When a dog waiting for someone

Dogs like human beings are social beings. They are social creatures that have a very deeply ingrained need to socialize, interact, and play with others, whether they are dog or human. Nowadays, people are so occupied with their busy schedules, that it is becoming more and more difficult to find the quality time needed to perform the basic required duties of care taking of ones dog. The responsibility of owning a dog becomes such a burden.

Without a doubt, dogs, like humans, are social beings. Dogs require a certain amount of assurance from their masters that they are indeed cared for and thought of. And thus, require a certain amount of interaction, whether it be with other dogs or humans.

Making your dog feel that they are part of your everyday life and part of the family will keep you away from dealing with a lonely dog. You might be doing a great job getting your dog to mix with other dogs for play days, but the bottom line is that your dog wants and needs to spend time with you. With every part of your life demanding your time and attention, how then can you make sure your pet is not feeling left out and feeling isolated?
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Fashionable Dogs

With pet couture on the rise and celebrities dolling up and pampering their canine friends as if they were humans, the least some people could do to show their love for their dogs is to feed them the correct food. I recently heard that someone I know failed to realise their dog of five (!) years had an allergy to beef so has been feeding the poor thing beef now and again. My pug, Mathilde, has an allergy to wheat which the rescue centre told me when I first visited her. I feed her several different brands and flavours to ensure she doesn’t get bored of any considering we have to watch what she eats for the rest of her life and her favourite is currently Hills Science Plan. I turn my back for a second and it’s all gone!

 

If you love your dog, treat him or her like a celeb every now and again by buying some dog grooming supplies. Perhaps bathe your dog a little more than you have in the past, give them a dog pedicure, and trim their hair to make them look a little smarter or just simply brush them now and again to keep knots from building up.

Finally, not everyone likes dressing up their pets. The most I can tolerate is a waterproof dog coat. However, I have recently discovered how you can treat harnesses like accessories. I have four different dog harnesses now in four different colours and patterns to reflect Mathilde’s mood (or rather, my mood). I prefer to use a harness because she is a smaller dog who is well trained and doesn’t pull too much and I feel as though a collar and lead just wouldn’t suit either of us as well as a harness does. It really is personal preference and this way, I get to see collar, lead and harness as accessories!

Beggar Dogs

Beggars deserve respect, just as every other living being. Giving money or not, is a personal choice. Many beggars use a dog to increase the beggar income. In the competition for alms, the strategy is normally to look as pathetic as possible.  Nobody spends his time on the pavement because this is his dream job and everybody can use the money.

On the spot where previously a blind man was singing, a little dog was sitting with his boss on the background. The dog was holding a cup in his mouth and was begging like only a dog can beg. Coins were pouring in, so it is a matter of time until this strategy is copied. As a donator, you should probably not think too much and just feel happy that you “tried” to do a good deed.

The Life of Subway Dogs

The elite of Moscow’s 35,000 stray dogs are about 500 Russian dogs constantly living in the Moscow subway (Metro). About 50 of subway dogs have learned to ride the trains, commuting from quiet suburbs stations where they spend the night to downtown where it’s easier to get some food.

Each morning, like clockwork, they board the subway, off to begin their daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. But these aren’t just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.

Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

Living in the subway is just a survival tactic the Moscow stray dogs have come up with. The subway dogs have figured out how to use the city’s huge and complicated subway system, getting on and off at the stops they need. They recognize the desired station by smell, by recorded announcer’s voice, and by time intervals basing on their biological clocks. Usually they ride first or last car to keep away from crushes.

Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.

In Soviet times stray dogs were barred from subway. Today Moscow Metro’s passengers are so accustomed to dogs on subway – sleeping on empty seats and hanging around stations – that they do not pay any attention.

For these strays the Moscow Metro is their home. The subway dogs get outside to do all their deeds and behave friendly to the passengers. They have very good instincts about people, greeting happily kind passengers and avoiding contacts with intolerant. And they always find somebody who will share food with them.

With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy – and scraps.

Dogs are opportunistic and intelligent, and when they figured out they were no longer chased away from the subway stations, they began hopping trains for a lift into the city. The Moscow subway system is a maze that can be confusing for people, but the dogs appear to have learned the system.

Once in the city, the dogs have their own special ways of getting food. Some position themselves outside butcher shops and wait for dog lovers coming out of the shop to toss them a bone. Others have refined a technique of sneaking up behind people who are eating food and surprising them with a loud bark which hopefully scares the person into dropping whatever they’re eating. If the dog is successful in getting the person to drop their food, he grabs his prize and runs.

Packs of stray dogs are led not by the strongest or most dominant member, but by the most intelligent dog in the pack. The dogs understand living among people in a large city requires brains and not muscle to survive. Researchers have observed dog packs selecting pack members that are smaller and cuter than the other ones who are then sent out to beg for food.

The dogs also don’t leave messes laying around where someone can step in them, and they relieve themselves in out of the way spots away from the main traffic areas. The subway riding stray dogs of Moscow have essentially learned how to interact with people and move among them in order to survive.

Cute puppy

They are cute and cuddly and everybody loves them. Their eyes are bright and inquisitive, and their tails wag 100 miles per hour. Who doesn’t want a new puppy? Getting a puppy can be a great addition to the family, but it is important to remember that they are only babies and will require a lot of puppy care. Puppies are dependent on you to feed them and teach them the things they need to know like babies.

Wolf art by Cristina Penescu

Drawings of animals Cristina Penescu look so realistic that they are easily mistaken for photographs. Incredibly, this Romanian self-taught has no formal education. “My love for art and nature began in early childhood,” says Penesku. The girl concentrated on fine art in the twenty years since acrylic paints, as well as prints.

Puppy Ate Ice Cream

I think I know who ate the ice cream. That was this cure Labrador puppy…