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Unlike Black Friday, the increasingly popular NBC-televised National Dog Show (brought to you by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia) is a Thanksgiving tradition you can get behind without waking up at 4 a.m. and punching people. (Bonus: You can be a fan and still drink out of the toilet.) The event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving and then airs after the Macy's parade. Here, pics from the winners in each group along with the Best in Show.Best in Toy Group: Joe (Affenpinscher)Best in Non-Sporting Group: Tenzin (Tibetan spaniel)Best in Sporting Group: Ginger (Field spaniel)Best in Working Group: James
Still not sure if you're going to vote on Tuesday? Well, the Obama Campaign has just the thing to convince you to get off your lazy ass and be heard: lolcats. The folks working to get President Obama elected to another four years in the Oval Office sent out an email urging people to vote. The email included a picture of a cat because: the Internets, you guys. So, if you weren't sure whether you were going to vote, plug the lolcat variable into the complicated algorithm you've got inside your head and we'll see you at the polls on
Drunk Lady Tried to Save Ducks. A Pennsylvania woman faces numerous charges after allegedly getting hurricane drunk and jumping into a raging creek to save a few dozen ducks. Reports indicate that her toddler had begun to follow her into the creek. She had to be rescued by local firefighters. [Philly.com]SEPTA? Back on line, including the Regional Rail. [NBC Philadelphia]PHL? All airlines are expected to resume service at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday. [CBS 3]Jimmy Rollins Wins Gold Glove. For the fourth time in his career, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been awarded a Gold Glove. He last won the
Step right up and get your daily cat video fix as you watch this guy ride his bike through Philly with a kitty on his shoulders. The video is strangely long, but the music in the background and the odd angle offered by the guy's GoPro camera make it a bit mesmerizing. Plus, there's a little kitty cat.
Michael Vick tweeted a really adorable photo last week of him and his cute little daughter, and eagle-eyed followers noticed something unusual on the kitchen table with them: a box of Milkbone dog biscuits. Which started a whole lotta speculation on whether Michael Vick had a dog, whether Michael Vick was legally allowed to have a dog, whether Michael Vick should morally be allowed to have a dog, and so forth. When Michael Vick the next day confirmed that he does indeed now own a dog, news reports on the story, predictably, bore headlines like DOG KILLER MICHAEL VICK HAS A NEW DOG.
On Wednesday, Michael Vick refused to say whether or not he owns a dog. The question was sparked by a picture Vick tweeted earlier in the week. A box of dog biscuits was visible in the corner of the pic. But, Vick said that he was only willing to talk football. Then, on Thursday, the Eagles QB issued a statement in which he admits to owning a dog. He says that the pet is a member of his family and is well cared for. He says he sees it as an opportunity to, "break the cycle." [Birds 24/7]
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says that she's working to try to reunite a police dog with the family of the Plymouth Township officer that was shot and killed last month. Officer Bradley Fox was chasing a suspect on foot when he was shot and killed. The suspect also shot and wounded his K-9 partner Nick and later shot and killed himself. Ferman is trying to make it so that Fox's wife will be able to have Nick as a pet. [Fox 29]
Bam Margera has issued a public apology after everyone got upset when he tweeted a picture of himself holding a fake gun to a puppy's head. Margera's snarling in the picture and someone off-frame is holding up a sign that says "If she poop's one more time she goes bye bye's." Note the random apostrophes. Animal rights groups spoke out against the picture, citing recent incidents of animal abuse in Chester County. This summer, two dogs were lit on fire. The jackass assures everyone he's an animal lover and would never hurt his puppy or any other pets. [Fox 29]Photo