This is a photo series I shot back in August in Assateague, Maryland. My boyfriend Christian, and I took our three pups on an overnight stay at the beach. We dedicated the trip to our 11 year old American Staffordshire Terrier, Dyuki (Mr. Dukes). He was in his final stages of Grade III mast cell cancer at the time. His most favorite activity was swimming in our family pool, but until then, he had never seen the ocean. It was a very special trip for us, and I’m so grateful we were able to make it happen. He passed away a month later, but he put up one hell of a fight—almost two years.
The drive to Assateague is about 3 hours, and we were being blasted with sunlight pretty much the entire time. But the moment we pulled up to the ocean, the clouds quickly rolled in, and it started to drizzle. Who cares though? We love the rain!
#1. Peaches loves to cuddle with sick patients at this rehabilitation center
#2. This “Super Mutt,” Joca travels all the way to Brazil to help children in need
Meet Honey Bee, a blind cat from Fiji with a beautiful spirit and a wonderful message of hope. Once upon a time Honey Bee lived at an animal shelter called Animals Fiji, but today she happily lives with her 2 loving humans and 4 other cats all the way in Seattle. After first adopting a blind cat, her owners likely didn’t know what to expect, but turns out Honey Bee is just like any other cat with eyes. Actually, Honey Bee is arguably WAY more incredible.
First and foremost, unlike most scaredy cats this brave cat LOVES to go hiking. On BoredPanda.com her owners write, “When we go hiking, we take her on our shoulders or with a leash. People say they love dogs because you can take them hiking, but Honey Bee loves hiking, too!”
Now pet owners have a new way to remember their beloved animals beyond the grave – immortalizing them as plush toys. Cuddle Clones, a company based out of Louisville Kentucky, creates cuddly versions of creatures based off photographs. From lopsided ears to battle scars and missing limbs, no details are spared. To date the firm has had requests for all kinds of critters including dogs, cats, horses, pigs and even birds.
1. “As a newly single mom, I thought we could use a third member of the family. The first ride home, I knew she was the perfect addition.” – Justanexcitablegirl
2. “Bringing our Jipsee kitty home.” – sklles
The amazing pictures below, taken by Lassi Rautiainen, Susan Brookes, and Staffan Widstrand, depict the unusual friendship between a female gray wolf and a male brown bear in northern Finland. There is a bit of mystery surrounding the question of how they came together, but Lassi has his own theory on this. He explained, “No one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends, but I think that perhaps they were both alone when they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone. It seems to me that they feel safe being together.”
The two have developed a strong bond of trust in one another.
Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle had a hard start at life. All four of these precious pups endured abuse and betrayal while living on the streets of Brazil. Thanks to their coach Andrea Beckert from the Association of Animal Wellbeing they now have a new chance at a happy, healthy life.
Beckert worked with the dogs for months in order to train them to be ‘ball boys/girls/dogs’ at the 2016 Brazil Tennis Open. The results were even better than expected. These adorable dogs decked out in colorful accessories received more attention than the actual tennis players. Not just because they are so dang cute, but also because they are excellent at their new job.