This video, which has viraled around the Internet, shows Butch, a Siberian husky, having the best time in a huge pile of leaves racked by his owner. Butch runs around the entire yard so he can build up enough speed to jump into the leaves. That's one happy dog. The video was uploaded last November. Butch's owner, Kent Petersen, writes, "I just had just finished raking leaves, when Butch decided to help." Take a look:
Oprah makes homemade doggie treats for her dogs. She used oatmeal, cheese and bacon and oatmeal and peanut butter for the yummy dog treats. Oprah shared the photo on Instagram and wrote, "Making home made doggie treats .. Oatmeal/cheese/bacon.. Oatmeal/ peanut butter #yumyum."
One of Oprah's dogs looks very excited about the treats Oprah is scooping onto a pan. You can see a family photo of Oprah's dogs here.
Two dogs play tetherball in this "Distraction" video shared by CNN. The dogs are really good at tetherball and also seem to love the game. They give it their all to jump up and reach the ball. Take a look:
This is Stella, a yellow lab, and she excels at playing dead. Stella lifts up her paws when her own says, "Stick em' up." She then dramatically flips her head back before falling to the ground after being pretend shot by her owner, Steven Blakel. Take a look:
Norman, a French sheep dog who stars in Who Let The Dogs Out, has set a record for riding a scooter unassisted. Norman's trainer Karen Cobb said Guiness World Record contacted her about the new record opportunity. Norman road the scooter for 98.2 feet in 20.75 seconds. The record has not been yet been certified by Guinness World Record, but it is pretty clear Norman had no problem setting it. Take a look:
Beneful's Dog Goldberg Machine Ad Garners 1.5 Million YouTube Views
Beneful turned to ad agency Deep Focus to create its Dog Goldberg Machine ad. The commercial went viral and has over 1.5 million YouTube views. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the ad. Ian Schafer, founder and CEO of Deep Focus, says it was all shot in one take, although it took many shots to get that one take. Pee-wee's Big Adventure was part of the inspiration for the ad. Take a look:
Victoria Beckham tweeted this photograph of her adorable new Shar-pei puppy. The little puppy, named Barnaby, is sitting in a blue box looking very cute. Posh tweeted, "My name is Barnaby and I'm a new member of the Victoria Beckham e-commerce team! X vb."
E Onlinesays the Beckhams also have two bullodgs, Coco and Scarlet.
Here is a cat version of the whack-a-mole game called Cat Whack a Mole. The game has two sides. One side is a grid with nine openings and the other side is paw-shaped with five openings. You push the mouse-on-a-stick through the holes so your cat will want to whack it. The cat toy can be purchased at ThinkGeek.com for $9.99. Take a look:
Pug's Favorite Movie is Homeward Bound, the Incredible Journey
This pug, named Pugsley, has a favorite film, Homeward Bound, the Incredible Journey. This video shows Pugsley watching the final scene of the film. Michael J. Fox narrates the voice of Chance, a bulldog, during the film. Pugsley gets very excited during some of the most moving scenes. Take a look:
The American Gerbil Society recently held a gerbil pageant, the New England Gerbil Show, at Middlesex Community College. Libby Hanna, president, American Gerbil Society, says a gerbil show is not that unlike a cat show. The gerbils don't have to do anything particular. They are judged on how they look. However, there was a hamster ball race on a track just for fun. Take a look:
This video from Animal Planet's Too Cute series shows the adventures of two little Persian kittens. Jacques goes wandering off in hunt of Pucci, a chihuahua. Meanwhile, Pucci comes and discovers Jacques' sister Belle. He finds Belle sitting on a large blanket. Belle is not a fan of the noisy dog and emits her very first hiss. The little hiss is hardly menacing, but it terrifies Pucci who runs and tries to bury his head in the pillows on the couch. Belle's mom comes and carries her upstairs, even though the tough kitten has nothing to fear from Pucci. Take a look:
Here is an Australian Cattle Dog driving a Fisher-Price Power Wheels electric car. The dog's name is Rogue. He is one year old. A bar has been added to the steering wheel to make it easier for Rogue. What's funny about the video is Rogue is far more excited about his reward - chasing a ball - than he is about driving the car. Take a look:
Grumpy Cat, a famous Internet cat, appeared on the Today Show on December 2nd. Grumpy Cat is pictured in Today's green room in the above photograph shared on the Grumpy Cat's Twitter account, @RealGrumpyCat.
Grumpy Cat's real name is Tardar Sauce. Although the cat looks grumpy, she has a calm temperament. Tardar's fame begin when Bryan Bundesen, the brother of the cat's owner, posted a photo of Tardar on Reddit. Tardar's fame has viraled around the Internet since then. Grumpy Cat was born on April 4, 2012. You can read a faq here. Grumpy looked very calm on the show. Take a look:
Kristen Andrews, a veterinarian who runs the Star Wars Chick website, dressed her pug Chubbs up as an adorable Bantha. Watch as Banthapug runs through the desert of Tatooine carrying a Tusken Raider. Take a look: