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Attention, aspiring canine stars of Vine: You're going to need to try harder. Buster Beans rollin' up to his crew with some Chamillionaire blaring in the background is simply perfection.
We won't say how many times we've watched this 7-second clip on loop, but it's...um, it's a lot.
If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a vet, or if you have a child who does, here’s your chance to give it a try — virtually.
In the game, which you can play on your computer or on a tablet with an app you can download, you start out in training in Level 1, and work your way up to be chief vet at an AVMA hospital.
Only Henri could pull off being so sad and so funny all at once.
Our favorite black-and-white bastion of ennui is back with his seventh short film, in which the poor kitty is left with — gasp — a caretaker. As you may have guessed, this guy is not up to the task of taking care of a fine feline like Henri.
Le Chat Noir (and his person/filmmaker, Will Braden) debuted their latest masterpiece on Wednesday night at the second annual International Cat Video Festival at the Walker Art Center in Minnesota. You may recall that last year, Henri’s famed Paw de Deux was selected as the best cat video on the Internet.
Below, check out Henri’s latest — dubbed “The Cat Is Sat” — and decide for yourself whether stardom has gone to his head.
Sweater weather is right around the corner (we promise!) and this fall, there are some terrific graphic pullover options with charming critters on them. And while a good dog sweater is always appropriate (C. Wonder has some great options right now), we're looking at zoo animals and farm critters for our closet.
We've rounded up seven of our favorite animal sweaters and sweatshirts; dress them down for the weekend or up for work — either way, they are guaranteed to make your day a little more cuddly.
7 Animal Sweaters We Love
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If you're a tween, or the parent of a tween, or, really, just existing in a world inhabited by tweens, then you know about British boy band One Direction. You probably also know that One Direction has a new single out, Best Song Ever. And you may also know that when the video premiered on YouTube, it grabbed nearly 11 million views in the first 24 hours, setting a new one-day record.
So what does that have to do with animals? Well, nothing, except for this: Pet Collective's Pup Direction (an all-dog band, of course) has released their own take on the 1D's Best Day Ever, titled Best Dog Ever. (Get it???) The video promotes shelter adoptions and features appearances by some adorable pups looking for forever homes — and while it may not get milions of views, we're sure that it will inspire at least a few people to start looking for their own Best Dog Ever. (Be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes footage, too, to get the scoop on the shelter dogs who appear in the video.)
Now, the Late Night host is bursting with excitement about his 3-week-old baby girl, Winnie Rose.
Fallon recently tweeted this photo of Gary lying sadly beside what looks like a baby basket with the caption: “I’ll always love you Gary." It left some people wondering if Gary was feeling depressed about the attention her new sister was getting, reported People Pets.
But Dad quickly cleared up any confusion by sharing a photo of Gary contently floating in the pool. “Sorry for any confusion,” he wrote. “My dog is happy and healthy and just taking care of her little sister.”
Apparently there’s plenty of love to go around for the two little girls in this family!
(If you need any tips on introducing your dog to your baby, you can find them here.)
For this surfer dude mouse, skateboarding came naturally.
Over the last 10 years, Shane Willmott has gained fame by teaching his pet mice to surf.
But the little rodents didn’t have a wintertime hobby, so Willmott adapted their talents to skateboarding.
"They love it," he said. "Mice are built to surf and skate because their center of gravity is so low. When they do fall off, they want to get straight back on board."
Willmott even constructed a mini skateboard park in his backyard, where the mice perform. Gnarly, dude.
Sharks were already the stars of the summer. Now, Mad Men star January Jones is defending the powerful creatures.
Just in time for the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and following of the Syfy channel’s Sharknado success, Oceana has released a new public service announcement where the actress speaks out for great whites.
“Healthy oceans need sharks. But great whites are in danger of extinction,” she says in the video. “Too many are being caught in fishing nets. There may be only a few hundred adult great whites left off the West Coast. We should be scared FOR great whites.”
If you caught the first Cat-Friend vs Dog-Friend video (warning: there is one tiny part that's not entirely suitable for work or young eyes) when it went viral late last year, you'll understand our elation at learning that the hilarious duo released a follow-up video.
One note: you might catch yourself laughing out loud. Loudly out loud.
We’ve been counting down the days until Discovery Channel's Shark Week, and we’re ecstatic that it’s finally here. We want great whites, hammerheads and tiger sharks. We want menacing eyes, bared teeth and fins slicing through water. We want that poor Snuffy the seal to outwit the sharks. We want Shark Week to last more than one mere week out of the year.
Well, thanks to TOMS shoes, you can relive your favorite moments of Shark Week all year long — just by looking down at your feet. With each purchase of the limited edition kicks, TOMS will not only give a child in need a new pair of shoes, they’ll also donate $5 to Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization.
The Shark Shoes, available for men, women, children and toddlers, come in a unique camouflaged shark pattern and will look splendid with a pair of jeans. Or, if you’re brave enough to go near the water this week, swap them out for flip-flops on your next trip to the beach or pool.