Vail Ski Patrol Puppy First Day On The Job Is Beyond Adorable And Fun

Ski patrol are the heroes that keep ski resorts safe. Staff goes through rigorous training. Even if you’re a dog. Vail Ski Resort produced an adorable video showing the first day of on the job training for a puppy named Jake. That was Jake’s first taste of snow. I think it was the beginning of a love affair. It’s not all fun and games. In the weeks afterward, Jake’s trainer, Matt Whalen, taught Jake to master obedience skills, get used to riding chairlifts

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Therapy Pig Soothing Travelers At SFO Airport

  One fine pig. That’s what, or rather, who is waiting for you if you’re lucky enough to travel through San Francisco this holiday season. There’s a good chance you might run into Lilou, the therapy pig. The Mercury News reports she’s part of the SFO’s Wag Brigade, a group of animals who greet travelers as they pass through the airport. That means dogs, Cats. Some rabbits and now Lilou, the pig. Not just any pig can roam the terminals

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Veteran Can’t Go To Work Without His Service Dog, So Lowe’s Hires Them Both

It’s hard enough for a veteran to find a job. What about one who needs his service dog by his side? That’s the case for Clay Luthy in Abilene, Texas. Where he goes, so does his 10-year-old dog, Charlotte. So, when he showed up at the local Lowe’s to apply for a job, he brought Charlotte to the interview. After all, they’re a package deal. Like hammer and nails. The management at Lowe’s didn’t blink. They hired Clay. And Charlotte,

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Temptations Holiday Cat Commercial Is A Gift To Us Cat Lovers

A tip of the elf’s hat to the folks who make Temptations cat treats. They’ve come up with a really funny and cute holiday commercial that will make any cat lover laugh. What is it about holiday decorations and food that make for a disaster waiting to happen when you add your cat? Could this be your house? This is called, “Keep Them Busy.” Temptations is reminding us pet lovers to remember to gift our best friends with the hashtag

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Australian Police Find Baby Koala Snuggled In A Backpack

Nothing like an adorable baby koala in a backpack to take your mind off the US presidential election. This story has plenty of adorableness and kind of an odd twist from the town of Wishart in Queensland, Australia. That’s where police were conducting what they thought was a routine traffic stop. NPR reports they asked the woman if she had anything to declare. That’s when she mentions, uh, yeah, I have a koala in my backpack. Uh, what? Sure enough,

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New Study Says Your Dog Really Can Tell Time…Make That Smell Time

I stopped wearing a watch years ago. Not because I can tell time looking at my phone. Not because I’m so carefree I don’t care about the time of day. All valid, modern reasons. I don’t wear a watch for one simple reason. I have a dog. My DarlaDog’s sense of time is so spot on, She is so reliable, Queen Elizabeth could employ her to set Big Ben. Have you noticed with your best friend, as well, Dear Besotted

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Dog’s Favorite Chew Toy Comes To Life Thanks To Awesome Boyfriend

It’s not everyday that a dog’s favorite chew toy comes to life. That’s exactly what happened for one beyond-thrilled Golden Retriever. Jolene lives for her toy shaped like Gumby. Jolene’s human, Emily Crisp, lives for Jolene. Something his dog-crazy person understands. How about you? The San Francisco Chronicle reports Emily convinced her boyfriend, Ben Mesches, that he should dress up as a life-sized Gumby just to bring joy to Jolene. Sounds like Emily knows her dog well. Jolene’s response to

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Bachelor Party Turns Puppy Rescue Mission x 8

A bachelor party gone to the dogs. Literally! It started as a get away weekend for a bunch of guys in the Tennessee woods. Mitch Craddock tells ABC News that he and his buddies were cooking up some bacon when they noticed a dog, a very hungry looking dog at the front door. Not exactly the kind of girl you’re expecting to show up by surprise at a bachelor party. This dog sent them on an adventure they’ll never forget.

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Newspaper Fosters Rescue Dogs Until They Find New Homes

Nothing like some adorable rescue dogs (are there any other kind?) to bring us all together. While so many are busy ripping apart “The Media” during this election season here is one small city newspaper we can all love. The Greenville News in Greenville, South Carolina has a program where they foster a rescue pup until he or she finds a new home. The Newshound program started last year. The paper’s staff fostered and found homes for five dogs. This

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This Statement About True Love Will Make My English Teacher Cringe

Chickens. This week it was chickens. The backdrop for the life lesson that showed up. That opportunity to be a better human. So, there is this chicken club in town. Every few months I get together with fellow crazies raising chickens in their backyards. Always, a toe dipper who shows up. Someone who is thinking about going clucky. That’s how I encountered a special woman Sunday. She came to learn about chickens. And to teach. She probably doesn’t know that

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