When you come home from a tough day at work, do you regroup by taking a moment to greet your dog? In that case, you're no different from the President. Yes, that President.
On Tuesday, official White House photographer Pete Souza shared a photo of First Dog Bo Obama waiting for a serious-looking president as he arrived at the Oval Office.
“Photo of Bo today,” Souza tweeted. “Oh yeah, Pres Obama is in the photo too!”
“POTUS greets Bo,” Souza wrote. “Back by popular demand.”
After dealing with a devastating natural disaster in Oklahoma and the recent controversies over surveillance programs and the IRS (among other things), we can’t think of a better way for the commander-in-chief to relax — even if it’s just for a moment.
Happy Hump Day! We're celebrating with a trio of puppy live cams (courtesy of The Pet Collective) to get you through the rest of the week.
Golden Retriever Puppies
First up is the Golden Retriever cam. This stream features 11 (yes, 11!) puppies born at the end of May to mother Bliss (who's from the Netherlands) and father Dublin (who hails from Ireland). The dogs don't have names yet, so their humans call them by their collar colors, i.e. Mr. Green, Ms. Purple and Ms. Yellow. Oh, and they do puppy aerobics every afternoon.
It seems like every week we have a new favorite Internet fad, but we prefer to think of ourselves more as "up to date on the latest trends" than "flaky." Whatever you want to call us, you have to call this week's obsession cuuuuute.
One of the hashtags recently highlighted by INK361 (a desktop web interface for Instagram) is #weeklyfluff, and, oh, was that ever a good call. What qualifies as #weeklyfluff, you ask? You name something cute and furry, and we say it's a perfect fit.
And we're not the only ones crushing on this stream of cuteness. A quick search of the hashtag reveals over 125,000 photos! Will you be adding any of your favorite puppy pics or feline photos to the stream? Let us know in the comments!
Bogey, a 6-year-old Cockapoo from West Hartford, Conn., made a new friend while out with his human on their morning stroll last week — a fawn who's even tinier than he is!
Originally posted on West Hartford Patch, this adorable video should instantly cure your Monday morning blues. And if your heart doesn't grow three sizes when Bogey sits with the fawn, then we frankly don't know what to do with you.
This is the time of year when we all start spending a little more time outdoors. We take our dogs on more walks, we eat our meals outside — and sometimes, we just sit out on the patio and watch the butterflies do their thing.
What could possibly add more peace to the beautiful outdoors? How about a Zen Dog Garden Sculpture?
These humorous sculptures strike a perfect balance of tranquility and goofiness, which is something we're pretty sure all dog lovers appreciate. The sealed cement sculptures, available in small and large sizes, feature the Chinese symbol for loyalty on the back and are designed to handle whatever weather comes their way, all year long. Namaste, pooches.
Even a dog who’s trained to lend a paw to people who are suffering could sometimes use a little comforting himself.
Workers in Oklahoma gave Moses the Comfort Dog his very own Golden Retriever stuffed animal to snuggle with while taking breaks from visiting with the victims of the devastating May 20 tornado.
“How thoughtful, I love it!” Moses posted on his Facebook page, along with a photo of him with his “puppy.” Less than 2 years old himself, Moses visited Oklahoma from his home at the Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska.
No dogs at the table? You'll have to rethink that rule once you see this supercute Wiener Dog Oil and Vinegar Set from Uncommon Goods.
The handmade glass Dachshunds hold your favorite oil and vinegar safely within their elongated bodies with corked tails. The set even comes with a funnel to keep refills from getting messy.
We have a feeling we're going to start eating a lot more salads if it means we get to bring these puppies out!
Epic’s Amanda Seyfried isn’t the only one in her household with acting chops.
“I got him cast in his first movie," Seyfried said. "I can't really talk about his character, but it's going to shoot in September. I'm really excited about it. He's really excited about it."
The proud stage mom admitted that DeGeneres was right when she described her relationship with Finn as “borderline.”
"Oh, yeah. I know," Seyfried confessed. "He's with me right now. He's actually backstage. I really can't go many places without him."
The talk show host showed some of Seyfried’s photos of her and her pup from her own Twitter feed on the big screen behind them, and presented the actress with a gift: a larger-than-life framed photo of Seyfried and Finn by a roaring fire that the actress had tweeted as a joke.
Just before Memorial Day, a Marine had an extra-special reunion with the dog he worked with in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Ross Gundlach, 25, served in Afghanistan alongside Casey, a yellow Labrador Retriever. Gundlach became very close with his companion, and promised her “if we made it out alive, I'd do whatever it took to find her," reported the Associated Press.
A pair of goofy slugs, hummingbirds, evil-looking crows, a mouse and a giant Pug (yes, giant) are just a few of the many animals we tallied up from watching the trailer for the new computer-animated fantasy flick Epic. Really, what more could an animal lover ask for in a movie?
How about a cast of awesome celebrities? Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler, Beyoncé, Aziz Ansari and Christoph Waltz are some of the actors (and rock stars) who lend their voices to the film.
Oh, and let's not forget that Pitbull is also in the movie. No, not that Pit Bull! We’re talking about Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull the rapper.
So who’s planning to see Epic this Memorial Day weekend? Tell us what you think of the movie in the comments.