There are plenty of incredible sights to see on the city streets of Tokyo, but a man walking with his pet tortoise might be the strangest one of all. The odd pair is certainly catching our attention.
Hisao Mitani, a 62-year-old funeral parlor owner, has had his giant African tortoise Bon-chan for almost 20 years. His wife bought the animal from a pet store. Mitani and Bon-chan recently gained attention when pictures of their walks in downtown Tokyo surfaced and went viral.
A Border Collie named Grizzler is the world’s first ‘phodographer’. With the help of Nikon and the new “Heartography” system, Grizzler is able to snap pictures from his doggy perspective.
The device comes with a heart rate monitor that is worn on a strap around the dog’s neck.
Over the course of three years, Jared Piper saw a dog chained up all day, every day in a backyard with no human interaction. In Phoenix, Arizona, summer temperatures reach 120 degrees – the dog was still left alone outside.
One day he decided he’s had enough of this cruelty, and told the dog’s owner he wasn’t leaving without her dog. This is what happened…
Tim Beshara, an adviser to Greens senator for Tasmania Peter Whish-Wilson, tweeted this adorable picture of an orphaned baby kangaroo hugging a teddy-bear earlier this week, “showing the value of a good hug.”
On May 6, 2014, nine beagles had a very special day. One that would change their lives forever.
Each of these nine beagles has spent its entire life in a cage at a laboratory. Until this day, these beagles had never known a kind touch, been loved, or felt safe. They didn’t have names, just federal ID numbers.
Step one: Find a branch
It all started when I brought this branch home from a local park that was devastated by high winds that downed a ton of trees. Ramon was immediately interested.
When Imichi, a tiny tabby kitten, was rejected by her mother she was taken in by Ponzu, a golden retriever, and Jessiepon, his owner. Jessiepon is best known for turning her previous cat, Wasabi-chan, into an Internet sensation; after Wasabi-chan died suddenly last year, Jessiepon decided to open her home to this rescue kitty. From the looks of Jessiepon’s Instagram, though, it seems the rescue might have been Ponzu’s idea.
The dog struck up an immediate friendship with Imichi, treating Imichi like a puppy and playing with her constantly once she regained her strength. Jessiepon has started chronicling the animals’ friendship in photos, and the two appear to be inseparable — and very, very loving.
Photographer Guinnevere Shuster of the Humane Society of Utah came up with a fantastic idea for helping dogs get adopted: the doggy photo booth. Her photos of the dogs do a much better job at capturing their personalities than standard snapshots, and the results have been impressive: 93.26% of the dogs are now finding new homes. The photo booth-style portraits are able to show multiple facets of a dog’s personality through four pictures of each puppy. Here are some of the portraits that have been shared so far:
“We think TETON might be part bat, part piggy and part Pittie or a character you might find in a children’s book. He makes adorable snorting noise while trying to shower you with kisses and hugs”