Animals

18 Hilarious Things Guaranteed To Make You Stop Stressing About The Election

Everyone needs to take a break from the election

November 8, 2016

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Petting an owl while sipping hot cocoa from a toilet is the next big thing.

February 24, 2016

Dear Dog Owners: My Kids’ Safety Overrides Your Rights

I adore dogs, particularly large breeds – my family has always had German shepherds – but what I don’t love is irresponsible dog owners.

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When a small dog recently attacked my three-year-old daughter in public, as she innocently walked past it on the beach, within arm’s length of my husband and I, we found ourselves engrossed in a very public and embarrassing spectacle. For instead of being contrite, the owner of the offending mutt strongly objected to my use of force to extract said attacking dog off my poor, little lass.

We couldn’t believe it!? As proud dog owners ourselves up until only very recently –when our beloved labrador X ridgeback cross developed cancer in her old age and had to be put down – we would never have behaved that way ourselves and did not expect such heinousness from a middle-aged woman. How could she feel nothing for our scared, upset child and be so blatantly unapologetic for her dog’s completely unprovoked attack?

As a dog owner, it’s her responsibility to control her dog and ensure its behaviour is appropriate and safe in public at all times – off-leash dog beach or not. A child’s safety is paramount: it’s a sad state of affairs if kids can’t play freely at the beach without fear of a dog attack!

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At the time, this dog owner then hurled abuse at us for my having kicked her small dog off my child, mid-attack. All I could see was my child in pain; her screaming her heart out in fear. Such is the absolute fierceness of mother love; I make no apology for turning lioness and using whatever force necessary to protect my child from harm and I wouldn’t hestitate to do the same again. Since when does the rights of dogs overrule those of a child? If you know your dog is prone to attack – or has behavioural problems – don’t take it out in public without a muzzle! Everyone knows, surely, of the deadly potential for dogs to attack kids?!

Luckily, my daughter escaped the incident with only a few minor cuts and scratches, but her emotional cost has been high: she’s now quite fearful of small dogs, something which we have been at great pains to try to quell and soothe.

I’ve also noticed a growing trend among dog owners for them to irresponsibly and selfishly let their animals roam freely across kids’ playgrounds without a leash, despite the signs instructing them to do the complete opposite. Again, this pet owner behaviour is both outrageous and dangerous. Kids and dogs can coexist happily, in the right environment, but don’t you dare let your dog terrorise my innocent children while they’re trying to play!? And if dog owners can’t or won’t behave responsibly, they don’t deserve to have pets – for their animals’ sakes too. Keep your dog on a goddam leash and stay away from kids!

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What do you think? Tell us your thoughts on the child Vs dog debate.

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July 28, 2015

Weekend Wit: Pet Shaming 101

Millions of people have a pet who has become part of their family. So like most family members, they too can develop habits that can be a bit annoying, or perhaps, a one off behaviour that was less than appreciated.

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This is how pet shaming was born. Instead of sharing pics online of their beloved adopted family member, some owners have chosen to share the negative aspects of pet ownership in hilarious ways. Let’s take a look at a few examples, shall we?

I suppose that’s one way to make sure they’re the alpha pet of the household.

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A second killer bird… Is this why goldfish are so popular?

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Oh well, pets need some form of entertainment, too, and they don’t exactly have many props to work with.

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Maybe he likes the texture, but the smell certainly wouldn’t be a turn on!

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I think I met this Tiger at the Adelaide Zoo.

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I’m not convinced. Don’t they all look like this?

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What’s the problem then? That’s perfect teamwork.

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OUCH!

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He’s too gorgeous to be a cannibal.

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I thought this was just something kids do?

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He looks like he’d have a good set of lungs, too!

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The hedgehog has its revenge!

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Seriously? This little fella is too cute to be a menace!

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That’s one deadly beak!

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Yes, we can see that.

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Well that’s it for today. We hope you enjoyed our Weekend Wit for this week and come back for more funnies next time.

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July 25, 2015

Weekend Wit: If Dogs Could Text

Ever wondered what would be said if dogs could text? Well, some pets owners have provided the globe with a few ideas. They’ve attempted to capture the thoughts of dogs and some do it fairly accurately, I reckon. Although we all know only canines really understand what’s going on beyond those beautiful puppy dog eyes, it does make the human mind boggle.

RELATED Weekend Wit: Cute Pet Memes

Here’s some owners’ interpretations of their beloved dog’s war between their archenemy, the postman, and others think they might question their owner’s devotion. Then there’s thoughts about wearing those unflattering cones around their necks. Are they right, do you think? Maybe they are!

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If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

If Dogs Could Text, pets, animals, funny texts

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June 27, 2015