April 29, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Michael Harthorne Published April 28, 2016 Newser Facebook2871 Twitter0 livefyre75 Email Print There’s a very good chance this dog isn’t enjoying being hugged. (AP Photo/Michael Stravato) Thanks to that old wet blanket known as science, we now have compelling evidence that your dog hates it when you hug him. Dr. Stanley Coren, a professor of psychology specializing in canine behavior, says dogs nearly always show signs of stress or anxiety when being embraced, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. According to Psychology Today, those signs include avoiding eye contact, showing the whites of their eyes, lowering their ears, yawning, licking,…

January 4, 2016 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published December 31, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook29277 Twitter0 livefyre25 Email Print Derby, a 2-year-old husky mutt in New York, was born with partially formed paws. He received a prosthetic set of legs this year that allow him to walk and run like an ordinary dog. (Photo courtesy 3D Systems) Next A 2-year-old husky mutt can stand, sit and run like an ordinary dog for the first time in his life after receiving a custom-made set of prosthetic legs. Derby, who lives in New York with his owner, Sherry Portonva, was born with partially formed front paws that forced him to use…

December 9, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published December 04, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook985 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print Pitbull Precious guards owner injured in house fire. (Mark Brady, Prince George’s County Fire Department) A pitbull who loyally stood guard over her unconscious owner after a house fire in Maryland two days ago has been kicked out of the county. Prince George’s County animal control officers say the dog, named Precious, and her puppy shouldn’t have been living in the house because the county has a pitbull ban on its books. The officers confiscated the dogs after Wednesday’s overnight fire. But now the dogs have gotten a new leash…

November 2, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

By Leslie Barrie Published October 31, 2015 Facebook305 Twitter130 Email Print The sleeping woman and its dog in bedroom,focus on foreground We hate to break it to you, but Spot may be depriving you of shut-eye, big-time. According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, 18 percent of pet owners felt that their animal disturbed their slumber. But the actual numbers are likely higher. “I think many people don’t want to admit that their cat or dog interrupts their sleep, because they’re intensely loyal to their animals,” said study co-author Dr. Lois Krahn, a professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic…

October 29, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published October 21, 2015 Reuters Facebook428 Twitter220 Email Print  (Copyright Reuters 2015) Following a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats may preserve a more youthful brain in old age, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has connected a Mediterranean diet to a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative brain conditions, noted lead study author Yian Gu of Columbia University in New York. For the current study, researchers focused on elderly people with normal cognitive function to see if the diet might also be tied to losing fewer brain cells due…

October 29, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published October 24, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook17172 Twitter808 livefyre1048 Email Print Paco remains at spot where his owner was dragged to her death by semi-truck.(ActionNewsJax) A Florida woman was fatally struck by a big rig truck Friday and for hours afterward her dog remained at the scene, lying down in the road where the accident happened. Deputies found the victim dead in the street around 6:15 a.m. near a Jacksonville gas station, ActionNewsJax reported. The family identified her as Kelly Black, 42, and told the Fox affiliate she was walking her dog Paco at the time. Paco, who was uninjured, stayed…

October 23, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published October 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook12688 Twitter187 livefyre35 Email Print (CEN) (Europics / Twitter) A dog in Paraguay proved his loyalty by sticking with his owner after an injury necessitated a trip to the hospital. Cirilo Sanchez was injured after a fight with a neighbor, and when police put him in a car to take him to the local casualty ward, his dog Bandido refused to be left behind, Central European News (CEN) reported. Bandido ran along with the car and eventually jumped into the truck. Once Sanchez arrived at the hospital in Asuncion, Bandido waited outside of the casualty ward,…

September 22, 2015 Ralph Smith 0Comment

Published September 18, 2015 Associated Press Facebook33154 Twitter853 livefyre469 Email Print VASHON ISLAND, Wash. –  A Washington state animal shelter says a dog dutifully stood guard for a nearly a week on Vashon Island to protect another dog that had fallen in a cistern. Tillie, a setter mix, only left Phoebe’s side to try to alert people of her trapped friend. Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors says the two were found Tuesday after they were reported missing by their owners last week. Vashon Island Pet Protectors says volunteers looking for the pair received a call about a reddish…

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Published November 22, 2013 FoxNews.com     Photographer captures heart-warming images of island run by cats   Photographer Fubirai has spent more than half a decade documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam Fukuoka, Japan, a small island known to locals as ‘Cat Heaven’. Click through the slideshow to see Fubirai’s photographs of these adorable felines.   We all know that the Internet is overrun with cats, which is why we couldn’t help but contribute to that by drawing attention to an island that is also overrun with cats. A photographer who goes by the name Fubirai has spent more than half…

November 9, 2013 0Comment

Published November 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Grumpy Cat joined a lineup of social media all-stars at Disneyland Park on Tuesday, Nov. 5. (DISNEY) More than 1,000 fans gathered for the ultimate ‘selfie’ photo at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday. (PAUL HIFFMEYER/DISNEY PARKS) Grumpy Cat visits Disneyland on Tues. (LARRY HACK/DISNEY PARKS) Grumpy Cat, recognized as the grumpiest cat in the world, faced off against another famous Grumpy. (DISNEY) Next SlidePrevious Slide It was a full-on grumpy-off at Disneyland Park on Tuesday, when the Internet’s favorite feline, Grumpy Cat, faced off against another famous Grumpy, the dwarf from Snow White. The battle was an…