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Pup’s Instagram Selfies Are a ‘Cry for Help’

Henry, a 6-year-old pup from San Clemente, CA, has been posting piles of Instagrams lately. None of them individually are cause for concern, but friends are worried.

"They’re all selfies with captions like, ‘just hanging out with my lewis.’ Which is fine, except Lewis is a stuffed dog," says Jack Graham. "He’s trying to look super popular, but instead he’s just making everyone cringe."

Experts say it may be Henry’s desire to fit in, magnified by the loneliness of social media.

"He wants to show his other friends and classmates that he’s cool," says Dr. Alice Robertson, a canine psychologist. "But in this case, he’s coming off a little desperate."

Henry’s family is investigating ways to broach the subject without causing him any further embarrassment.

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Area Pup Pretty Sure He Was Taken to the Vet
Though details are still a bit hazy, a local dog named Duke is nearly certain he was taken to the vet.
"Apparently he was told he was just ‘going for a car ride,’" said a source familiar with the situation, "and he loves those!"
So he hopped right in. But instead the park, he was allegedly taken to a squat grey building with a mural of injured cartoon puppies and kittens painted on the front. 
"He’s certain it wasn’t the park," said the source, "and he’s pretty sure that it was actually the vet’s office."
We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.
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Area Pup Pretty Sure He Was Taken to the Vet

Though details are still a bit hazy, a local dog named Duke is nearly certain he was taken to the vet.

"Apparently he was told he was just ‘going for a car ride,’" said a source familiar with the situation, "and he loves those!"

So he hopped right in. But instead the park, he was allegedly taken to a squat grey building with a mural of injured cartoon puppies and kittens painted on the front. 

"He’s certain it wasn’t the park," said the source, "and he’s pretty sure that it was actually the vet’s office."

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

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Teddy the Yorkie Is Just What You Need

There are new stars born on the web every day, and the latest might just be Teddy the Yorkie. The dog, who started his Instagram account only just over a month ago, has already wracked up 500 followers with his particular brand of cuteness.

Viral pet expert Lazlo Dixon thinks Teddy has a shot at the big time.

"He’s very cute, he’s fluffy, he’s photogenic, he wears little outfits" said Dixon. "He’s got all the makings."

The pup, who is currently unrepresented, is reportedly interviewing agents, a move that Dixon called “wise.” Though Teddy has a long way to go before he’s the next Boo or Grumpy Cat, he’s off to a convincing start.

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Scientists Now Think This Is What Dinosaurs Looked Like
Forget everything you know about dinosaurs. Those big scary reptiles you saw in Jurassic Park? Wrong. That they later evolved into birds? Bogus. That they hatched from eggs? Completely fabricated. That they had rough, lizard-like skin? Not even close.
Groundbreaking new research from a team at the University of Chicago suggests that dinosaurs actually probably looked a lot more like Corgis.
Yes, those derpy little dogs that have become stars on the Internet are our closest living link to the age of the dinosaurs.
"We’ve identified previously unnoticed characteristics in the fossil record that led us to this startling discovery," said Professor Mason Waddington, who co-authored the paper in this month’s Annals of Paleontology about the findings. According to Waddington, the Corgi pup specifically seems to share a very strong link with dinos.
"They may look cute, but at its core, that is a ferocious beast of the past," he said.
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Scientists Now Think This Is What Dinosaurs Looked Like

Forget everything you know about dinosaurs. Those big scary reptiles you saw in Jurassic Park? Wrong. That they later evolved into birds? Bogus. That they hatched from eggs? Completely fabricated. That they had rough, lizard-like skin? Not even close.

Groundbreaking new research from a team at the University of Chicago suggests that dinosaurs actually probably looked a lot more like Corgis.

Yes, those derpy little dogs that have become stars on the Internet are our closest living link to the age of the dinosaurs.

"We’ve identified previously unnoticed characteristics in the fossil record that led us to this startling discovery," said Professor Mason Waddington, who co-authored the paper in this month’s Annals of Paleontology about the findings. According to Waddington, the Corgi pup specifically seems to share a very strong link with dinos.

"They may look cute, but at its core, that is a ferocious beast of the past," he said.

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AP Hires First Dog Photojournalist
The Associated Press has announced the hire of their first ever canine photojournalist, a Jack Russell named Ginny. While some critics think the move is just a publicity stunt — the pup has an extremely popular Instagram feed — the AP insists she’s been hired on merit.
"Having quality photography is extremely important to us, especially as the mobile web gets more visual," said Alina Hahn, a photography recruiter at the AP. "Make no mistake: this dog can shoot.”
The dog’s first assignment will be to cover the upcoming Master’s golf tournament.
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AP Hires First Dog Photojournalist

The Associated Press has announced the hire of their first ever canine photojournalist, a Jack Russell named Ginny. While some critics think the move is just a publicity stunt — the pup has an extremely popular Instagram feed — the AP insists she’s been hired on merit.

"Having quality photography is extremely important to us, especially as the mobile web gets more visual," said Alina Hahn, a photography recruiter at the AP. "Make no mistake: this dog can shoot.”

The dog’s first assignment will be to cover the upcoming Master’s golf tournament.

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