Why does my cat prefer to drink water from the bathroom floor rather than a clean bowl?

Why does my cat prefer to drink water from the bathroom floor rather than a clean bowl?

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Hero volunteer rescues 6 dogs from rising Florence floodwaters

Hero volunteer rescues 6 dogs from rising Florence floodwaters

A heartwarming video posted on Sunday to Twitter by journalist Marcus DiPaola shows a volunteer freeing six frightened dogs locked in an outdoor cage in Leland, North Carolina, as floodwaters rise.

Volunteer rescuer saves dogs trapped in Florence floodwaters

Volunteer rescuer saves dogs trapped in Florence floodwaters

Volunteer rescuer saves dogs trapped in Florence floodwaters copied! On Sunday, a volunteer rescuer from Texas named Ryan Nichols discovered a heartbreaking scene in Leland, North Carolina, when he found a few distressed dogs trapped in Florence’s floodwaters. The good Samaritan freed the dogs, TODAY’s Hoda Kotb reports in the Morning Boost.

Costumed canines by William Wegman – in pictures

Costumed canines by William Wegman – in pictures

Since the 1970s, the American artist William Wegman has photographed his dogs in a variety of poses; now a collection of his Polaroids is being exhibited in the UK for the first time. William Wegman: Polaroids is at the Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London W1, 26 September-20 October