Once a mother, always a mother—and the same goes for canines, too.
Maggie, a dog who was staying at Barker’s Pet Motel & Grooming in Canada, recently went into mommy-mode when she heard two foster puppies crying at the center. In the middle of the night, she snuck out of her kennel, and went room to room, looking for the crying pups.
When she found their kennel, she sat outside of it, hoping to comfort them. When staffer Sandy Aldred spotted Maggie through on the security camera, she went to check on her.
As seen in the security footage below, Maggie got up and led Sandy to the babies’ kennel as if asking her to let her in. Sandy did, and Maggie and the pups spent all night cuddling together.
It seems that Maggie, whose own litter of pups had recently been adopted, needed the puppy love, and the foster pooches needed her. “We’ve never really seen it before, where a dog sneaks out to some puppies and is so excited to see them,” said Sandy’s son, Alex, to ABC News.
We’ve all spent a weekend in our pajamas staring at the television. Well Sophie the French Bulldog has a similar approach to vegging out for a few days. She spent Christmas weekend in her jammies, perched on an ottoman, gazing intently at a fish tank. It was the doggy version of a Netflix binge, and Sophie refused to look away, even for food.
Sophie’s owner posted the photos to Reddit via Imgur. The pictures show Sophie absolutely mesmerized. When her ottoman is moved, she simply adjusts her angle to get a better view. When her owner puts a towel over the fish tank, she sticks her head under it giving her a personal theater. Nothing stops the fish tank marathon.
When a three-week-old kitten was found in critical condition by animal-loving humans, they took her into their home to nurse her back to health. They weren’t sure if she would make it through the night, as she remained “lethargic and limp” despite constant care. Then, they enlisted the help of maternal husky named Lilo.
” [We] decided to go out on a limb and let her cuddle extensively with Lilo. By some miracle, she started suckling on Lilo and Lilo went into full ‘mom mode,’” said this post from the @lilothehusky Instagram page.
Puppy and baby meet. Born one month apart.
A stray dog joined the Swedish team in the multi-sports Championships in Ecuador. Team captain Mikael Lindnord gave him a meatball —“ after that he chose Michael as his new master.
It all started with me giving Arthur a meatball when we we’re eating right before the long trekking. When we set off we did it with some other teams, and I didn’t understand that Arthur was following us until we were alone and he was still there. At one stage we had to take a break and the dog was totally wrecked. We opened two cans of food and let him eat, because he could find no food at all in the djungle.
When we got in to the TA, Simon was feeling very bad and we had a few hours stop here for him to get checked up by the medics. As we were leaving, the organisers adviced us not to bring Arthur, as it was a big dog and it could be unsafe on the water. But when we set off in the kayaks, he started swimming after us. It was too heartbreaking and we felt we couldn’t leave him, so we picked him up. We could hear the people cheer on the shore as we set off.
But he was kind of in the way during the whole paddle and we had to find different paddling tecniques to not kick him off board. A few times he jumped in to the water and took a swim, and then he crawled back up again and was freezing so he got to wear ourjackets. One time we got quite close to land and he jumped off and swam to the shore, and we thought that was the last we were gonna see from him. But he ran on the road for a bit and then he swam back to us.
When we finished, everyone wanted to ask about the dog and he has slept outside our hotel room tonight. Right now we’re at a cafÃ© and he’s just lying here at our feet. We are looking in to the possibility to bring him back to Sweden.
Arthur is now coming with the team to Sweden on the same flight as the team, later to be quarantined in Sweden for four months and then move in with Mikael. It will cost $6700, but there is no doubt that Arthur is worth it.
A warm-blooded man in Russia is being hailed a ‘hero’ for plunging into a frozen pond to save a drowning dog. The thick-skinned swimmer, known only as Ivan, was filmed as he dragged the canine to shore. Footage shows the shirtless 21-year-old using his arms to smash through the ice to catch the dog. The animal bobs just above the surface around ten meters away. Ivan eventually grabs the animal by its body and makes his way back to dry land.
According to the local Russian news channel m24.ru, Ivan had stopped his car near the pond to help a motorist who had broken down. But as he was talking to the driver, he heard the dog barking for help.
The pup apparently didn’t have an owner and Ivan later adopted him, naming him Rex.
Hi, my name is Lena!
Unfortunately, yesterday I started my forever nap. Don’t be sad, because I was a happy 15.5 years old! I want to share with you how I spent my last 24 hours. It was a lot of fun.
A black Labrador named Eclipse has been riding city buses without her owner to a local dog park, local transportation officials said. Seattle is a pet-friendly city, and dogs are allowed on public transportation with few restrictions, though normally they are accompanied by a human, a spokesman with King County Metro Transit said.
The transit agency confirmed the unusual tale, saying Eclipse’s journeys have been documented by both customers and drivers. Over the past few weeks, Eclipse has boarded a bus alone near her home in the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown, riding about four stops to a nearby dog park, commuters and transit employees said.
Eclipse’s owner told local broadcaster KOMO he is OK with her independent activities.
“We get separated. She gets on the bus without me, and I catch up with her at the dog park,” owner Jeff Young told KOMO. “Probably once a week I get a phone call. ‘Hi, I have your dog Eclipse here . . .’ I have to tell them, ‘No, she’s fine.’ “
Transportation officials said the story was odd but not a cause for concern.
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