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Kitten Is So Totally Ready For Back to School
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Bring on the desks and pencils! Maxine, a tabby from Seattle, is ready to be done with summer and hit the books. The young kitten will be starting her freshman year at Emerald City High and she’s very excited for all the academic and extracurricular adventures of the next four years.
BFF Sharleen Adams, also a rising freshman, doesn’t share the cat’s enthusiasm for the coming fall.
“Yeah, Maxine is all about starting high school,” she said while texting.
“She’s really type A and on top of things. I’m, like, dreading it. Although that new bag she got is super cute. Maybe I’d be more productive if I got one too.”
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Kitten Is So Totally Ready For Back to School

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Bring on the desks and pencils! Maxine, a tabby from Seattle, is ready to be done with summer and hit the books. The young kitten will be starting her freshman year at Emerald City High and she’s very excited for all the academic and extracurricular adventures of the next four years.

BFF Sharleen Adams, also a rising freshman, doesn’t share the cat’s enthusiasm for the coming fall.

“Yeah, Maxine is all about starting high school,” she said while texting.

“She’s really type A and on top of things. I’m, like, dreading it. Although that new bag she got is super cute. Maybe I’d be more productive if I got one too.”

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Celebrity Pooch Hits Coney Island Incognito
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Being a celebrity isn’t all red carpet premieres and designer threads. When you’re a public figure like Pugsy, host of the reality TV show Big Barker, just running out for a rawhide without causing a paparazzi swarm is almost impossible. FluffPo’s gossip column has just learned that Pugsy may be using disguises in order to escape his SoHo loft and roam the city in peace.
Today, he wanted to enjoy a last summertime hurrah without the stress of having photographers or fans in his face, so he opted for a clever costume.
FluffPo caught up with Pugsy’s rep, Maria Andrade, while the pup was in line for one of the popular roller coasters. “He just wants to be able to enjoy the boardwalk like a normal dog,” Andrade said. “So I came up with the idea of this disguise! We’ve been here for hours and nobody has recognized him!”
Suddenly, Andrade looked concerned. “Wait, is this on the record?”
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Celebrity Pooch Hits Coney Island Incognito

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Being a celebrity isn’t all red carpet premieres and designer threads. When you’re a public figure like Pugsy, host of the reality TV show Big Barker, just running out for a rawhide without causing a paparazzi swarm is almost impossible. FluffPo’s gossip column has just learned that Pugsy may be using disguises in order to escape his SoHo loft and roam the city in peace.

Today, he wanted to enjoy a last summertime hurrah without the stress of having photographers or fans in his face, so he opted for a clever costume.

FluffPo caught up with Pugsy’s rep, Maria Andrade, while the pup was in line for one of the popular roller coasters. “He just wants to be able to enjoy the boardwalk like a normal dog,” Andrade said. “So I came up with the idea of this disguise! We’ve been here for hours and nobody has recognized him!”

Suddenly, Andrade looked concerned. “Wait, is this on the record?”

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Dog Attempts Camouflage, Fails
By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Frank the dog did not want to go to the vet.Rather than employing the same old tactics, however, he decided to try something a bit different — camouflage."He’d been watching some nature documentaries about animals that can blend in with their surroundings," says owner Karen Black. "He thought it’d be easy to do the same thing."It wasn’t. Upon seeing Black with keys in hand, Frank darted to the nearest houseplant — only to be found seconds later."I guess you have to give him points for effort," says Black. "It’s not his fault his sense of color is off. Still, it was funny watching him try to actually blend in."Black was not available for further comment as she had left to look for Frank, who was just lying on the carpet a second ago.
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Dog Attempts Camouflage, Fails

By Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Frank the dog did not want to go to the vet.

Rather than employing the same old tactics, however, he decided to try something a bit different — camouflage.

"He’d been watching some nature documentaries about animals that can blend in with their surroundings," says owner Karen Black. "He thought it’d be easy to do the same thing."

It wasn’t. Upon seeing Black with keys in hand, Frank darted to the nearest houseplant — only to be found seconds later.

"I guess you have to give him points for effort," says Black. "It’s not his fault his sense of color is off. Still, it was funny watching him try to actually blend in."

Black was not available for further comment as she had left to look for Frank, who was just lying on the carpet a second ago.

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Baroque Meets Modern in Cat’s Photography
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
The hottest name in the art scene right now is a young prodigy named Scraps. She’s making waves by translating old world painting techniques into photography. In her latest — “Self Portrait with Labrador” — Scraps is particularly inspired by the works of Caravaggio.
Gallery owner Anita Perez explained the artist’s nods to past masters. “Look at the beautiful use of chiaroscuro, the strong delineation between light and shadow,” she said. “That’s a clear homage to the great Italian painters at the turn of the 17th century.”
While the techniques may be old, the vision is certainly new. “Scraps is a great technician, but the political statement of her photos takes her work to the next level,” Perez said. “This self portrait shows such optimism about the possibility of friendship between cats and dogs. A moving, moving piece.”
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Baroque Meets Modern in Cat’s Photography

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

The hottest name in the art scene right now is a young prodigy named Scraps. She’s making waves by translating old world painting techniques into photography. In her latest — “Self Portrait with Labrador” — Scraps is particularly inspired by the works of Caravaggio.

Gallery owner Anita Perez explained the artist’s nods to past masters. “Look at the beautiful use of chiaroscuro, the strong delineation between light and shadow,” she said. “That’s a clear homage to the great Italian painters at the turn of the 17th century.”

While the techniques may be old, the vision is certainly new. “Scraps is a great technician, but the political statement of her photos takes her work to the next level,” Perez said. “This self portrait shows such optimism about the possibility of friendship between cats and dogs. A moving, moving piece.”

Via Guyon Morée. This post was originally published on Explore.org.

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Cat Finds Toy Mouse Unconvincing
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
After realizing she was hooked on mice, Mollie signed up for a stint in rehab. The transition to cleaner living has not been easy for the house cat. She’s only been playing with toy mice, but the felt and plastic are not giving her the same thrill as chasing the real animal.
Best Buy employee Rick Albert said he’d seen a cat matching Mollie’s description in the store several times in recent weeks skulking around the computer section. “At first I thought she might have been a shoplifter, but then I realized she was just sniffing at the latest mouse models,” he said.
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Cat Finds Toy Mouse Unconvincing

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

After realizing she was hooked on mice, Mollie signed up for a stint in rehab. The transition to cleaner living has not been easy for the house cat. She’s only been playing with toy mice, but the felt and plastic are not giving her the same thrill as chasing the real animal.

Best Buy employee Rick Albert said he’d seen a cat matching Mollie’s description in the store several times in recent weeks skulking around the computer section. “At first I thought she might have been a shoplifter, but then I realized she was just sniffing at the latest mouse models,” he said.

Via Quinn Dombrowski.

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Dachshund ‘Shamed’ on Internet
By Scott Friendstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Barry the dog will probably think twice before falling asleep at a party again.
Friends tell The Fluffington Post that the dachshund was at a gathering last weekend when he apparently could not stay awake.
"He got into the kibble pretty early on," says Kirk Evans. "We told him to slow it down, but he didn’t listen. He was out before 10 pm - poor little guy.”
Poor indeed. Unfortunately for Barry, his friends took complete advantage of the situation and decided to “shame” him. 
"Some of the other guys got the idea to find the most embarrassing-looking sheets and tuck him into bed," says Evans. "Then, of course, we took a picture. It was too funny not to share with everyone - so we did."
Evans certainly meant “everyone” - by the next morning, the pup had gone viral online.
"Those sheets are probably as famous as he is now," says Evans. "He hasn’t returned any of my texts, but he’ll come around - I hope."
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Dachshund ‘Shamed’ on Internet

By Scott Friendstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Barry the dog will probably think twice before falling asleep at a party again.

Friends tell The Fluffington Post that the dachshund was at a gathering last weekend when he apparently could not stay awake.

"He got into the kibble pretty early on," says Kirk Evans. "We told him to slow it down, but he didn’t listen. He was out before 10 pm - poor little guy.”

Poor indeed. Unfortunately for Barry, his friends took complete advantage of the situation and decided to “shame” him. 

"Some of the other guys got the idea to find the most embarrassing-looking sheets and tuck him into bed," says Evans. "Then, of course, we took a picture. It was too funny not to share with everyone - so we did."

Evans certainly meant “everyone” - by the next morning, the pup had gone viral online.

"Those sheets are probably as famous as he is now," says Evans. "He hasn’t returned any of my texts, but he’ll come around - I hope."

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Samoyed Puppy Was Born to Model
by Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
From the day he was born, Zeke seemed to have a natural understanding of his best angles. As he’s grown up, he developed a sixth sense for finding the camera and the light. Friend Natalie Brown showed The Fluffington Post her home photos of Zeke and his puppy siblings. In every shot, he’s flashing a dazzling samoyed smile to the camera, even when the other dogs are oblivious to the attention.
Brown said she noticed Zeke’s photogenic nature right away. “He’s from a litter of five, but even when he was a tiny puppy, he stood out from the pack,” she said. “He’s got that magical X factor.”
In fact, Brown thinks Zeke has the natural talent to make it big time. “I sent a headshot to Tyra Banks,” she said. “I mean, he’s got her ‘smile with your eyes’ thing down to a science.”
In FluffPo’s editorial opinion, we would be much more inclined to watch the fierceness of America’s Next Top Poodle rather than the human show currently on air.
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Samoyed Puppy Was Born to Model

by Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

From the day he was born, Zeke seemed to have a natural understanding of his best angles. As he’s grown up, he developed a sixth sense for finding the camera and the light. Friend Natalie Brown showed The Fluffington Post her home photos of Zeke and his puppy siblings. In every shot, he’s flashing a dazzling samoyed smile to the camera, even when the other dogs are oblivious to the attention.

Brown said she noticed Zeke’s photogenic nature right away. “He’s from a litter of five, but even when he was a tiny puppy, he stood out from the pack,” she said. “He’s got that magical X factor.”

In fact, Brown thinks Zeke has the natural talent to make it big time. “I sent a headshot to Tyra Banks,” she said. “I mean, he’s got her ‘smile with your eyes’ thing down to a science.”

In FluffPo’s editorial opinion, we would be much more inclined to watch the fierceness of America’s Next Top Poodle rather than the human show currently on air.

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David Hasselhoff’s Biggest Canine Fan Visits the Beach
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Coco the chocolate lab is a lifelong fan of David Hasselhoff. Thanks to his love of the Hoff, it was no surprise when Coco showed up at the beach this summer ready for some slow­-motion runs on the sand in homage to Baywatch.
Calvin Reese, a friend of the dog, said that Coco’s obsession made the seaside trip less fun than usual. “Normally I love playing fetch in the park,” he said. “But out here on the beach, it takes him five minutes to bring the stick back after each throw.”
At least this wasn’t the dog’s most annoying Hoff­-related activity. Reese said that when he was looking for a new car last year, Coco insisted on a Pontiac Trans Am.
“I kept telling him that I wasn’t going to be the same as Knight Rider,” Reese said, shaking his head at the memory. “Coco sulked for weeks when I bought a Prius instead.”
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David Hasselhoff’s Biggest Canine Fan Visits the Beach

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Coco the chocolate lab is a lifelong fan of David Hasselhoff. Thanks to his love of the Hoff, it was no surprise when Coco showed up at the beach this summer ready for some slow­-motion runs on the sand in homage to Baywatch.

Calvin Reese, a friend of the dog, said that Coco’s obsession made the seaside trip less fun than usual. “Normally I love playing fetch in the park,” he said. “But out here on the beach, it takes him five minutes to bring the stick back after each throw.”

At least this wasn’t the dog’s most annoying Hoff­-related activity. Reese said that when he was looking for a new car last year, Coco insisted on a Pontiac Trans Am.

“I kept telling him that I wasn’t going to be the same as Knight Rider,” Reese said, shaking his head at the memory. “Coco sulked for weeks when I bought a Prius instead.”

Via Marc Dalmulder.

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Dog Staring Contest Ends in Stalemate
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
It was just another quiet Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.That is, until Rosie the St. Bernard showed up."She’s Gavin’s longtime foe," explains Kristen Arnold, referring to her Lab-Chihuahua mix. Though the two have faced off before, witnesses tell The Fluffington Post that this was their most dramatic match yet."They have these really intense staring contests," says parkgoer Phil DeBoer. "This one was different, though. Quite frankly, we weren’t sure how it was going to end."The rules were the same as always: First one to break concentration, loses. Fortunately, both pups were distracted by the same flying frisbee."Can’t say that’s ever happened before," says Arnold. "Gavin was pretty disappointed."Bruised egos notwithstanding, a rematch is already rumored."Oh, it’ll happen," says DeBoer. "I’m betting my entire Sunday on it."
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Dog Staring Contest Ends in Stalemate

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

It was just another quiet Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.

That is, until Rosie the St. Bernard showed up.

"She’s Gavin’s longtime foe," explains Kristen Arnold, referring to her Lab-Chihuahua mix. 

Though the two have faced off before, witnesses tell The Fluffington Post that this was their most dramatic match yet.

"They have these really intense staring contests," says parkgoer Phil DeBoer. "This one was different, though. Quite frankly, we weren’t sure how it was going to end."

The rules were the same as always: First one to break concentration, loses. Fortunately, both pups were distracted by the same flying frisbee.

"Can’t say that’s ever happened before," says Arnold. "Gavin was pretty disappointed."

Bruised egos notwithstanding, a rematch is already rumored.

"Oh, it’ll happen," says DeBoer. "I’m betting my entire Sunday on it."

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