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DOG SAVES MASTER FROM UTTER CHAOS
This adorable cartoon of a joyous dog greeting his companion at the door after a hard day and keeping him safe
throughout his dinner preparation adventures was, of
course, a hit.
CATS IN A TIGHT SPOT
Was the post featuring cats wearing all manner of
tights and stockings hilarious? Disturbing? We weren’t
sure what to make of this post, but it sure received a
lot of attention.
RARE PHOTO OF LOYAL HACHIKO
Hachiko, an Akita that belonged to a professor at the University of Tokyo, met his master each afternoon at Shibuya
Station until one day in 1925 when the professor suffered
a fatal brain hemorrhage. But Hachiko sat, day after day,
waiting in vain for his beloved master to return. His story
gained attention from local and national news, inspiring
many to visit Hachiko at the station to offer treats.
Years later, a statue was erected in Hachiko’s honor and
a replica of the original still stands near Shibuya Station,
remaining a symbol of extreme loyalty and devotion.
Decades have passed since Hachiko’s incredible story
of love and loyalty came to an end and slipped into the
realm of legend. Now a new photograph of the faithful
dog has been discovered—offering a rare glimpse at his
heartbreaking vigil for a fallen friend.
THE DOGS AND CATS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING …
Best. News. Ever. An Akron, Ohio, adoption event was
such a success that the kennels at Summit County Animal
Control were 100 percent emptied out. A volunteer
proudly took the photo of all the empty cages and gave it
a most appropriate caption: “This is my dream … that all
dog pounds will be empty some day.”
REPOSE EN PAIX, COURAGEUX CHIEN
In the aftermath of the horrific events that took place in
Paris, it was discovered that a 7-year-old French police dog,
Diesel, was killed in one of the subsequent raids to uncover
the perpetrators of the attacks. May she, and all the others
affected by this tragedy, rest in peace.
NOT ALL SWEETNESS AND LIGHT
Ms. Cox family’s labradoodle ingested about 20 pieces of
gum. Vomiting, lethargic and diagnosed with liver failure,
Murphy Jo’s future was grim.
“They told [us] to say goodbye,” said Ms. Cox. However, three blood-plasma transfusions later, Murphy Jo pulled
through. Bills amounted to more than $5,000.
The culprit: xylitol, a sugar substitute, is roughly 100
times as toxic to dogs as milk chocolate, experts say. The
sweetener is causing a surge in accidental dog poisonings,
some fatal, according to animal poison-control centers.