PHOTO OP: Ready for Santa
Sophie, submitted by borgerama.
BREAKING: Dog Falls Asleep Eating Hamburger
Sources on the ground in Cotati, CA have confirmed to The Fluffington Post that a bulldog named Tallulah has fallen asleep while eating a hamburger.
“This is truly unprecedented,” says Dr. William Casey, a senior fellow at the Canine Institute in San Diego, where he studies the dietary habits of dogs. “For a dog to fall asleep in the middle of scarfing down food – delicious human table food, no less! – is just astounding. We’ve never observed that before.”
Neither friends, family, nor local scientists have come up with a viable explanation.
“She loves hamburgers,” says Amy Tollhouse, a family friend. “She normally eats them in two bites or less. I just don’t understand what happened here.”
The Fluffington Post will continue to update this story as it develops.
Submitted by Heidi LaMoreaux.
This is the story of Ricky Bobby, a 10-year-old dachshund who is partially paralyzed and doesn’t have use of his hind legs. When Humane Society rescuers found the pup, he had been dragging his non-working legs around on a cement floor, which had left him covered in open sores, callouses and suffering from muscle atrophy on his underside.
He, and other rescued animals, were sent to CareFirst Animal Hospital in North Carolina to be treated for health issues caused by neglect. That’s where he met Megan, a vet tech who helped treat the dog, patch him up and built him a wheelchair using PVC pipe and a baby stroller. Fast forward eight months and Ricky Bobby is now as active as a puppy, chasing his adoptive mom around on his new set of wheels.
Watch the video above to learn more about Ricky Bobby’s inspiring story, and then consider donating to the Humane Society of the United States to help animal rescue efforts all over America.
Submitted by HSUS.
Area Dog Devastated to Find No Presents Under Christmas Tree
A local dog named Hudson was dismayed this morning to find that his recently decorated Christmas tree had no presents under it. According to sources close to the situation, Hudson was “very sad” and wondered if he had “been a bad boy.”
“I tried to explain to him that the reason there aren’t any presents yet is because Christmas is still a few weeks away,” said Eric Nicolov, who lives next door to the pup. “But he was still bummed out. He’s been moping around all morning.”
Sources say that presents will be start to be placed under the tree in the next week or so. That should cheer Hudson up.
Submitted by Brittany Oliveira.
Guinea Pig Refuses to Upgrade to Windows 8
A 5-year-old guinea pig named Plumca (short for “Plumcake”) is reportedly the last hold-out in her office when it comes to upgrading her PC.
“She absolutely refuses to make the jump to Windows 8,” says Tom Halifax, the Director of IT at Coleridge Mutual Insurance Co. “I mean, I can’t really blame her. Windows 7 is a beautiful OS. And what’s up with the whole ‘Metro’ thing? Who needs that? But still, the latest updates close a lot of security holes in our network.”
Plumca’s resistance has included hunger strikes and chaining herself to her laptop.
“I’m not sure they can fire her over it,” says Judy Crosshaven, a co-worker. “But she’s not making the bosses happy, that’s for sure.”
Submitted by Claudia C.