Monthly Archives: September 2011

Puppy makes a full recovery after swallowing metal pole

Posted On 2011-09-30 02:09:36

Eight week old pit bull Blue managed to swallow a 15 inch metal garden flag post whilst in the garden of his home in Alabama, USA. Dogs have a tendency to chew and eat different things, such as slippers, shoes and newspapers. However, managing to pick up and eat a... more

Greyhound loses every race as he turns out to be blind

Posted On 2011-09-30 09:09:17

Jack Sprat the greyhound was entered into dog races under his racing name Century’s Gunner in Wimbledon last year after he reached training speeds of 40mph. However, in both the races he was entered in by his owner, he came last. It turned out that Jack was almost completely blind,... more

Baa-king mad! Sheep grows up to think he’s a dog

Posted On 2011-09-29 03:09:01

Jack the sheep was rescued as a lamb by Alison Sinstadt and raised alongside Alison’s springer spaniel Jessie in their house. As Jack has grown, he has developed many canine tendencies and now believes, as a fully grown sheep, that he is a dog. 6 month old Jack likes to... more

Heard of dogs taking their owners for a walk?

Posted On 2011-09-27 01:09:57

There is a new fitness craze about, and it still involves walking your dog. However, this new fad involves your dog walking you. The owner attaches themselves to a bungee cord, which is then attached to a harness on their dog. The dog then runs at it’s chosen speed, and... more

Two kittens smothered with love by Macaque monkey

Posted On 2011-09-26 09:09:33

A pair of two-week old kittens have been adopted by Jaeda the Macaque monkey. She took them under her wing when the kittens were small enough to fit through the bars of her cage, and she grabbed one of them. From then on, the two kittens Lily and Nilly are... more

Fence staircase built for arthritic cat

Posted On 2011-09-23 09:09:38

After Tom the ginger tabby cat developed arthritis, he started to struggle doing many things, one being his ability to climb the 8ft garden fence. When owners Adrienne Ellery and Gareth Bowen from Fulham, London, discovered his condition, they were worried about his painful joint condition, and watched as Tom... more

Scruffy rescue dogs given a makeover to find homes

Posted On 2011-09-22 08:09:46

Usually when homeless dogs come into rescue centres, they don’t look the best they ve ever been. Many look scruffy, run down, and even slightly threatening when they are behind bars and in cages, and unfortunately many people get slightly put off by this. Teresa Berg from Texas, USA, has... more

World’s tallest female dog is a whopping 5ft 11in

Posted On 2011-09-21 02:09:49

Nova the Great Dane, aptly nicknamed Super Nova, has finally been crowned the world’s tallest female dog after the previous record holder, Gibson, tragically passed away in 2009. Nova stands at a sky scraping 5 foot 11 inches when on her hind legs, towering over her owner. She eats over... more

Tom the camping cat

Posted On 2011-09-21 08:09:20

After Karen and Paul Mehrlich took on Tom the kitten, it was clear to them from the outset that he was a little different to other cats. He had a personality like a dog and rabbit-like fur, and Mr and Mrs Mehrlich knew he was special. In his 15 years,... more

Craziest insurance claims

Posted On 2011-09-20 02:09:37

Below are some of the contenders for some of the most ridiculous claims for pet insurance that have been received. Labrador Stella Artois got her lower jaw stuck inside a can of green beans. Owner Cathy Timmons took out pet insurance after her dog ate a rock at six months... more