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:
A little boy walking a dog stopped to enjoy a puddle. The boy gently sets the leash on the ground and then goes to run through the irresistible puddle. The dog waits patiently until the boy returns to continue their walk. What a cute video. Take a look:
Friskies Announces Finalists for Internet Cat Video Awards
Friskies has announced the finalists for its Internet cat video awards, called The Friskies. People can vote online for their favorites. There are four different categories. Winners will receive a Catuette award for Best Video and $2,500. The grand prize winner will receive $15,000. The Friskies awards will be presented live November 14 in a ceremony produced in conjunction with The Pet Collective.
Shaun Belongie, Friskies brand manager, said in a statement. "The finalists' videos are all great representations of the art form of the Internet cat video. Cats see the world very differently than we do and the finalists' videos give us a great peek into that world. We look forward to seeing which videos the community and judges choose to become the first-ever winners of 'The Friskies,' and celebrating them during our live award ceremony."
Anthropologie Launches Fifth Annual Sit Stay Love Campaign
Anthropologie has announced its fifth annual Sit Stay Love campaign. The campaign promotes pet adoptions and pet supply drives for local animal shelters. Over 100 Anthropologie locations are participating in the campaign. You can find out the details here.
Anthropologie Group CEO David McCreight, said in a statement, "Pets are central to Anthropologie's culture. We have a keen appreciation for how they enrich our lives and the lives of our customers. It's our turn to give back by dedicating our resources to help deserving pets in need of good homes."
Man Builds Box Tower Structure for Cat Named Rufus
Billy Browne made a special box tower for his cat Rufus as a way to apologize to him for painful ear drops he had to give him to fix an ear infection. Browne first explained the concept to Rufus and then began his construction. Rufus seems very pleased with the awesomely complex cat box structure. Rufus also liked watching the tower being constructed. Take a look:
Venus is a cat with two different colors on his face. His face is divided down the middle with black on one side and tan on the other. Venus's eyes are also different colors. Venus has a Facebook page here, which has over 30,000 likes. You can read about Venus's story here. Take a look:
Alaskan Town Celebrates 15 Years Under Rule of Cat Mayor
A cat named Mayor Stubbs is the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. Stubbs has been the mayor of the town for the past 15 years. CNN says Stubbs was elected as a kitten by the town's 900 residents 15 years ago as a write-in candidate because people were not happy with the other choices. Stubbs has become a tourist attraction for the small town. Take a look:
National Fire Dog Monument Honors Canine Heroes and Their Handlers
America's first National Fire Dog Monument is destined for a final stop Washington, D.C. after making a 2,000-mile cross-country tour honoring firefighters, law enforcement professionals, and their arson dogs in communities across the United States. The 450-pound, seven-foot-high bronze sculpture of an arson dog and a firefighter began its voyage in Denver, Colorado on June 21. You can follow the journey here on ArsonDog.com.
The National Fire Dog Monument was sculpted by 22-year-old Colorado firefighter Austin Weishel. The sculpture, "From Ashes to Answers," was commissioned by Jerry Means, an arson investigation agent with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Means' own arson dog, Sadie, received national attention last year as the winner of the 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in the category of Law Enforcement/Arson Dog and was a model for the sculpture. You can find out more about the annual Hero Dog Awards here.
The National Fire Dog Monument tour is being sponsored by State Farm and American Humane Association. Take a look: