submissions

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
Area Cat Proclaimed “Queen of the Jungle”
A local cat named Wollie Wu has secured the title “Queen of the Jungle” after a political power struggle lasting four to five days, according to sources familiar with the situation.
"It’s not exactly a democratic process," says Eva Gledhill, a journalist who writes about Jungle politics. "But let’s just say you have to know the right people if you want to claim the throne. And by ‘people,’ I mean ‘cats.’"
Then there’s the question of “jungle” in the first place.
"Is it really a jungle, or just a group of ferns in the corner of the garage?" Gledhill poses. "Who can say?"
Submitted by Karen Kennis.

Area Cat Proclaimed “Queen of the Jungle”

A local cat named Wollie Wu has secured the title “Queen of the Jungle” after a political power struggle lasting four to five days, according to sources familiar with the situation.

"It’s not exactly a democratic process," says Eva Gledhill, a journalist who writes about Jungle politics. "But let’s just say you have to know the right people if you want to claim the throne. And by ‘people,’ I mean ‘cats.’"

Then there’s the question of “jungle” in the first place.

"Is it really a jungle, or just a group of ferns in the corner of the garage?" Gledhill poses. "Who can say?"

Submitted by Karen Kennis.

StumbleUpon Reddit

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.

Submitted by Victoria Feasey.

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
Vote for Local Pooch in Puppy Playoffs!
Franklin, a New York-based morkie, is in the final round of March Madness. Not the NCAA tournament, but PureWow’s Facebook bracket competition for the cutest pup in the land!
No need to sign up for anything. Vote TODAY by simply mentioning Franklin’s name in a comment on this Facebook post. Voting ends tonight at 11:59 ET.
And may the best pup win!
Submitted by @Drelly.

Vote for Local Pooch in Puppy Playoffs!

Franklin, a New York-based morkie, is in the final round of March Madness. Not the NCAA tournament, but PureWow’s Facebook bracket competition for the cutest pup in the land!

No need to sign up for anything. Vote TODAY by simply mentioning Franklin’s name in a comment on this Facebook post. Voting ends tonight at 11:59 ET.

And may the best pup win!

Submitted by @Drelly.

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
DNA Test Reveals Puppy Siblings Are Not Related
Lab results sent to an Indiana home on Sunday confirm that Zayda, a 9-week-old German shepherd puppy, is not biologically related to her brother Zlaus.
"There were some eerie similarities there," says Caitlyn Weastell, a source close to the situation. "They look a lot alike, and both hold a coffee cup with that weird pinky in the air. We just assumed they were related."
The test revealed that they are not from the same litter.
"I don’t think it will change their relationship," says Daniel Gomez, a close friend of both pups. "Zayda’s just a sister from another mister, as far as they’re concerned."
Submitted by Kennedy Salts.

DNA Test Reveals Puppy Siblings Are Not Related

Lab results sent to an Indiana home on Sunday confirm that Zayda, a 9-week-old German shepherd puppy, is not biologically related to her brother Zlaus.

"There were some eerie similarities there," says Caitlyn Weastell, a source close to the situation. "They look a lot alike, and both hold a coffee cup with that weird pinky in the air. We just assumed they were related."

The test revealed that they are not from the same litter.

"I don’t think it will change their relationship," says Daniel Gomez, a close friend of both pups. "Zayda’s just a sister from another mister, as far as they’re concerned."

Submitted by Kennedy Salts.

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
Cat Can’t Unsee Raccoons’ Romantic Encounter
A cat named Sharon has lost significant sleep in recent weeks after witnessing a romantic liaison between two raccoons outside her Toronto home.
"Every time she closes her eyes, there they are," says Isabel Parker, a family friend. "You know. Doing it. I think she’s traumatized.”
Sharon’s doctor has recommended sleep therapy and even prescribed pharmaceutical aides, to no avail.
As for the raccoons, local law enforcement has been looking into a string of lewd behavior offenses in the neighborhood, but pinpointed no suspects.
Submitted by Jaclyn Kelin.

Cat Can’t Unsee Raccoons’ Romantic Encounter

A cat named Sharon has lost significant sleep in recent weeks after witnessing a romantic liaison between two raccoons outside her Toronto home.

"Every time she closes her eyes, there they are," says Isabel Parker, a family friend. "You know. Doing it. I think she’s traumatized.”

Sharon’s doctor has recommended sleep therapy and even prescribed pharmaceutical aides, to no avail.

As for the raccoons, local law enforcement has been looking into a string of lewd behavior offenses in the neighborhood, but pinpointed no suspects.

Submitted by Jaclyn Kelin.

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
Cat Avoids ‘House of Cards’ Spoilers at All Costs
A Washington, DC cat named Fletcher might be the only person in America who hasn’t finished season two of the Netflix original series House of Cards.
"His whole family finished season two, all his co-workers are talking about the big twist ending," says Bruce Jimenez, a friend of the cat. "Fletcher just curls up in a ball and covers his ears. He’ll go to crazy lengths to avoid spoilers."
"What’s taking him so long?" asks Diane Holland, one of Fletcher’s colleagues whom he frequently chats with at the office water cooler. "All the episodes are right there on Netflix! I just want to gush about Frank Underwood, but Fletcher is useless to me!”
But Fletcher’s strategy is decidedly anti-binge, according to sources close to him. “He likes to savor each episode week to week — really reflect on it, like the old days of TV dramas,” says Jenna Evans, another friend. “It’s getting harder and harder to do that in an on-demand world.”
Submitted by Jonathan Rick.

Cat Avoids ‘House of Cards’ Spoilers at All Costs

A Washington, DC cat named Fletcher might be the only person in America who hasn’t finished season two of the Netflix original series House of Cards.

"His whole family finished season two, all his co-workers are talking about the big twist ending," says Bruce Jimenez, a friend of the cat. "Fletcher just curls up in a ball and covers his ears. He’ll go to crazy lengths to avoid spoilers."

"What’s taking him so long?" asks Diane Holland, one of Fletcher’s colleagues whom he frequently chats with at the office water cooler. "All the episodes are right there on Netflix! I just want to gush about Frank Underwood, but Fletcher is useless to me!”

But Fletcher’s strategy is decidedly anti-binge, according to sources close to him. “He likes to savor each episode week to week — really reflect on it, like the old days of TV dramas,” says Jenna Evans, another friend. “It’s getting harder and harder to do that in an on-demand world.”

Submitted by Jonathan Rick.

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
Local Dog Can’t Wait for ‘Sharknado 2’
Yuki’s life was altered last July when he was flipping channels and landed on a little film called Sharknado on the Syfy channel. The 2-year-old dog from Melbourne, Australia couldn’t stop watching.
"It’s all he would talk about for days,” says Nancy Ogden, a friend of the pup. “It was Sharknado this, and Sharknado that. It made a huge impact on him.”
So when a sequel was announced in August, Yuki could barely contain himself.
"He has a fan blog, and runs an online forum so other Sharknadians can  speculate about the movie," says Ogden. "It’s pretty hardcore."
Sharknado 2: The Second One is due for release in July 2014.
Submitted by Natalie Rudolph.

Local Dog Can’t Wait for ‘Sharknado 2’

Yuki’s life was altered last July when he was flipping channels and landed on a little film called Sharknado on the Syfy channel. The 2-year-old dog from Melbourne, Australia couldn’t stop watching.

"It’s all he would talk about for days,” says Nancy Ogden, a friend of the pup. “It was Sharknado this, and Sharknado that. It made a huge impact on him.”

So when a sequel was announced in August, Yuki could barely contain himself.

"He has a fan blog, and runs an online forum so other Sharknadians can  speculate about the movie," says Ogden. "It’s pretty hardcore."

Sharknado 2: The Second One is due for release in July 2014.

Submitted by Natalie Rudolph.

StumbleUpon Reddit

Documents Expose Chocolate Lab’s Alleged Double Life

Private documents obtained by a Kentucky Federal judge allegedly reveal that a mild-mannered chocolate lab puppy named Kane has been leading a double life for 10 weeks. His alter ego, known by associates as “Nelson Monroe,” works as a private equity consultant, advising investors and hedge funds without relevant qualifications.

"His MBA from Yale is completely forged," says Louis Hamilton, the prosecutor bringing charges of fraud and financial malfeasance against the adorable puppy.

Kane’s attorney has denied the charges, and the case is expected to go to trial in mid-March.

Submitted by Tricia Taylor.

StumbleUpon Pinterest Reddit
Cat Gives Up on New Year’s Resolutions
Merely three days into 2014, a cat named Pepper has already given up on his New Year’s resolutions, opting instead to sleep for five hours straight on Friday.
"He was planning to eat better, exercise more, and even work on his blog," says Frank Upton, a resident of Melbourne, Australia and neighbor to Pepper. "Not sure why he lost his motivation so early. I guess he was just tired."
Submitted by Isabella M.

Cat Gives Up on New Year’s Resolutions

Merely three days into 2014, a cat named Pepper has already given up on his New Year’s resolutions, opting instead to sleep for five hours straight on Friday.

"He was planning to eat better, exercise more, and even work on his blog," says Frank Upton, a resident of Melbourne, Australia and neighbor to Pepper. "Not sure why he lost his motivation so early. I guess he was just tired."

Submitted by Isabella M.