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Cat, excited
mindful webworker, A♠ Pet Thread • Tue 2020 Sep 22, 3:33pm

…On Saturday before Labor Day, Milady and I made a rare trip to our in-town "office," to pick up some things. As "fortuitous coincidence" would have it, we found a family, heading through town, stopped for a minute in our parking lot; their two young boys were trying to catch the two tiny kittens who had come up to them. We joined in the ensuing comic chase scene (worthy of the great Duck artist Don Rosa).…

Pictures and descriptions in the post.
Joel Fischer @JFNYC1, Twitter • Fri 2020 Sep 11, 8:02pm
Highly recommended that you not waggle your rioting butt too close to a snarling, snapping German Shepherd. Twitter video, 0:30
Sunny Skyz • Sun 2020 Sep 6, 12:49pm

A family in England rescued a baby hare and now receives daily visits from the critter after releasing her back into the wild.…

Misanthropic Humanitarian, A♠ • Sat 2020 Sep 5, 2:23pm
Links to critter stories, pix and stories - happy and sad - of pets.
Imgur • Mon 2020 Aug 31, 12:43pm
This kid, still in diapers, looks like a baseball pro already. Video, 0:24
Excited cat
Bluebird of Bitterness • Sat 2018 Dec 1, 2:14pm

Happy Caturday — dashing through the snow edition

Eighteen great pix
Paula Godwin, Facebook • Mon 2018 Jul 2, 10:32am

…So this morning was up bright and early to go on a hike… as we were walking down the hill I literally almost stepped on a mf rattlesnake. But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me He jumped right in front of my leg were I surely would have got bit.…

Hero doggie
Aetius451AD, Ace of Spades • Fri 2018 Jun 29, 11:07pm

…Man was cast out of Eden. Dogs could stay, but they walked out with us.

Sunny Skyz • Sun 2018 Mar 11, 2:02pm

An 18-month-old German Shepherd named Luna fell off a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean, swam two miles to a nearby island, and survived for five weeks by eating mice before she was found by the Navy.…

Cute dog - see pic.
Excited Cat
Bluebird of Bitterness • Sat 2018 Mar 10, 12:39pm
Cats and dogs, living together! Chaos! End of the World! It's --- oh, d'aawwww.
Rage Guy
Zoe Forsey, Mirror UK • Thu 2018 Feb 8, 4:51pm

Headline: Woman Flushes Emotional Support Hamster Down The Toilet After She’s Told It’s Not Allowed On Flight…

Apparently, the emotional support was one direction only. S'long, Fluffy! *FLUSH!*
Cat, Excited
Good News Network • Wed 2018 Jan 10, 12:58pm

…The cat had been frozen to a boat dock in Mercer County, Kentucky for eleven hours after it had accidentally tumbled into the water, climbed out onto the shore, and icy temperatures caused its paws and fur to stick to a rock.…

Cat, Excited
Inside Edition • Mon 2017 Dec 4, 11:24am

…the Peterson family noticed a diamondback rattlesnake in their Leesburg backyard last weekend. As they were going inside, their cat, Oreo, took matters into his own hands, fighting off the venomous reptile.

"He's a little protector," said 10-year-old Jaiden Peterson, who adopted the feline just over a year ago.

Oreo got bitten by the snake during the fight but survived.…

Cat, Excited
Deplorable lady, Ace of Spades • Sun 2017 Oct 29, 11:30pm

…Come cold weather, I always think of the book The Door Into Summer. No matter how many inches of snow on the ground or how many degrees below freezing, cats and dogs all believe that the very next time they go out, the sun will be shining, the sky will be blue, the grass will be green, and the temperature will be just perfect for a pleasant snooze in the flower bed.…

Heather Yamada-Hosley, LifeHacker • Tue 2017 Oct 17, 3:16pm

Service dogs have an important job to do, but that doesn’t make them any less cute. If you want to say hello to or pet a service dog, follow these guidelines to greet them the right way.…

Nadia Judith Enchassi, KFOR / Tribune / CNN • Tue 2016 Oct 18, 10:02pm

We can all agree it’s basically a dream situation to be rescued by a baby elephant, especially if you didn’t really need rescuing in the first place.…

Bird Dog, Maggie's Farm • Tue 2016 Oct 4, 9:53am

Russian Couple Adopted An Orphaned Bear 23 Years Ago, And They Still Live Together…

Hilarious - and terrifying - picture. Links to BoredPanda
Cat, Excited
Ewen Callaway, Nature • Wed 2016 Sep 21, 1:59pm

Thousands of years before cats came to dominate Internet culture, they swept through ancient Eurasia and Africa carried by early farmers, ancient mariners and even Vikings, finds the first large-scale look at ancient-cat DNA.…

Bluebird of Bitterness • Sat 2016 Sep 10, 8:19pm
"Cats and dogs living together!" D'aawwww alert - Kitties and their doggies as cushions
Mail (UK) • Fri 2016 Sep 9, 10:53am

A stray pit bull has a new home a month after saving a Georgia woman from a knife attack — while getting stabbed himself.

The pooch was named 'Hero' after the July 22 incident in Baldwin, when he lunged toward a male attacker and saved a saved the female victim.

Hero was stabbed five times and was left for dead, until a pair of police officers found him and took him to a local veterinary.… In emergency surgery, Hero died twice but pulled through despite the odds.…

He has now been adopted by Sara and David Simpson, of Tennessee — and even has two doggy friends in his new home.…

Spooky, Oddity Central • Mon 2016 Aug 29, 10:51am

Bruno, a 12-year-old brown Chesapeake-Labrador mix, has become the symbol of Longville, a small Minnesota community of just over 150 residents. Over the past 12 years, he has been taking daily 4-mile trips from his owners’ home to Longville, just so he can spend time with the locals… Although at first they were worried that he might get hit by a car on his way to town, the Lavallees soon realized Bruno could take care of himself and simply accepted his wandering ways.… He’s gait is slower than it once was and even laying down has become a painful process that he now performs with a grunt. He’s accepting rides back home more often than he used and on some days even stays home to rest.…

Amy, • Fri 2016 Aug 26, 8:13pm

A man got lost while he was hiking in the mountains in Gimmelwald, Switzerland. A cat came up to him and showed him the way.…

Kai Reed, WBAL-TV • Fri 2016 Aug 19, 4:34pm

…Firefighters learned the child was trapped on the second floor of the home. …Firefighters …found Poremski's dog, Polo, in the room with her and he was covering her with his body. "She only had burns on her side because of it… He stayed with her the whole time in the bedroom and wouldn't even come downstairs to get out the door." …Viviana …has severe burns on her face, arm and side. But Polo did not survive the fire.…

Cat, Excited
Nickarama, Weasel Zippers • Fri 2016 Aug 12, 10:58pm

…as happy Mama Kitty looks on… crew of Truck 7 of the Sacramento Fire Department reunited a family of cats by rescuing eight kittens from a storm drain on August 5.…

Humans: Doing the rescuing animals can't do (or often wouldn't if they could).
Sarah Dean, Mail (UK) • Fri 2016 Aug 12, 10:46pm

Stray dog gets adopted after he waits SIX MONTHS outside hotel in Argentina for air stewardess who showed him just a little bit of affection… She eventually arranged for him to be re-homed. But he ranaway and returned to the hotel to wait for her outside the sliding doors.…

Dog knew who he wanted to be with.
UPI • Fri 2016 Aug 12, 9:58am

A nature photographer in Poland was filmed by a drone when he waded out into thick coastal mud to rescue a stranded white eagle.… video shows the eagle struggle and attack its rescuer, but Chomicz was able to carry the bird of prey to safety.…

In the kingdom of animals, isn't it funny how the only ones that will dive in and rescue trapped fellow creatures are the two-legged naked apes!?!
McKinley Corbley, Good News Network • Fri 2016 Aug 5, 3:59pm

…he lost his footing on some moving tree trunks and slipped into a ravine.

Luckily for Juan, a dog that he had met only a few hours before named Max, was close behind.

For the 44 hours that the boy was trapped in the canyon, Max refused to leave his side – the two cuddled together at night for warmth and the canine even lead Juan to water so they could rehydrate.

By the time Juan was rescued, he was suffering from exhaustion and dehydration but was otherwise unharmed.…