Tim Dowling: is the dog’s friendship with the fox sweet – or a bad omen?

Tim Dowling: is the dog’s friendship with the fox sweet – or a bad omen?

My wife sits up in bed.“What’s going on?” she says.“The dog is barking,” I say, standing up to look out the window.If you open the front door at night, the dog will often run out between your legs to chase the fox down an adjacent lane.

Dream job pays £20 an hour to look at pictures of cute puppies

Dream job pays £20 an hour to look at pictures of cute puppies

TEN lucky people will be paid to look at pictures of dogs to test whether they can alleviate stress levels.Each candidate will be paid £20 an hour to wear a heart rate monitor and look at pictures of dogs as they go about their day, except taking hourly breaks to look at a series of pre-prepared dog images.

'I might cry' Cat Deeley near tears as Adam Henson delivers Easter lambs

'I might cry' Cat Deeley near tears as Adam Henson delivers Easter lambs

CAT Deeley got emotional when Adam Henson delivered two twin lambs live on Lorraine.Cat Deeley is standing in for Lorraine Kelly this week and today’s show featured a chat with Springtime on the Farm star Adam Henson.

Tim Dowling: the dog needs a haircut, and I’m next in line

Tim Dowling: the dog needs a haircut, and I’m next in line

“I think that looks pretty good,” my wife says, standing back.“In the box,” my wife says.“Fix what?” the youngest says.“These are dog attachments, but whatever,” I say.He looks at me, and the youngest one, and then me again.“I’m good,” he says.

Max the Miracle Dog is first pet to receive 'animal OBE'

Max the Miracle Dog is first pet to receive 'animal OBE'

Thirteen-year-old therapy dog Max, who is joined daily on his Lake District walks and swims by thousands via Facebook Live, has been awarded the PDSA order of merit, which recognises animals that “display outstanding devotion to their owner or wider society, above and beyond companionship.”.

Bored? These Americans are teaching their dogs to talk

Bored? These Americans are teaching their dogs to talk

Helmed by Dr Federico Rossano, director of the Comparative Cognition Lab at the University of California San Diego, and Leo Trottier, a PhD candidate, project They Can Talk is one of the latest in a decades-long series of psycholinguistic studies seeking to document non-humans expressing themselves in language-like ways.

Smuggled beagles rescued from van as puppy prices reach all time high

Smuggled beagles rescued from van as puppy prices reach all time high

Dogs Trust say they’ve now rescued 100 illegally imported puppies since March and fear the beagles – named Biscuit, Bandit, Brian and Boo – are the latest victims of smugglers.

Biden’s German Shepherd will be first rescue dog to live in White House

Biden’s German Shepherd will be first rescue dog to live in White House

Biden will be entering the White House as the first ever presidential candidate to receive more than 75 million votes – but Major will be making his own history as the first rescue dog to live in the famous residence.

Your dog may love you, but doesn't love the sight of your face, study finds

Your dog may love you, but doesn't love the sight of your face, study finds

Both dogs and humans, however, do have a brain region that sparks when a member of the same species comes into view.“Faces are central to human visual communication … and human brains are also specialized for faces,” study co-author Attila Andics, an animal behavior researcher at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, said in an email.

Vetbiochem Charts Previously Unchartered Territory

Vetbiochem Charts Previously Unchartered Territory

This is the story of Vetbiochem India Pvt Ltd whose customer-centric approach and understanding the need to provide niche quality products at affordable prices took the company to new heights beating all odds on its way since its inception in 2007.

Dog turns herself blue after rolling on painting left to dry outside

Dog turns herself blue after rolling on painting left to dry outside

Bessie remained blue even after a few washes (Picture: Twitter/ @sachab71)The travel agent, from Brandiston, Norfolk, posted the photo of Bessie on social media and said: ‘What do you do when your dog rolls in some acrylic paint and it will not come out after two washes?

Family dog dies after eating barbecue food littered on beach

Family dog dies after eating barbecue food littered on beach

Bandit died after swallowing litter left on a beach, leaving his family including their five-year-old son heartbroken (Picture: MEN Media)A family has urged others not to litter on beaches after their dog died from eating barbecue leftovers scattered on sand dunes.

Tina malkani gholap: Planning to adopt a second pet baby? Here’s how to avoid furry sibling rivalry

Tina malkani gholap: Planning to adopt a second pet baby? Here’s how to avoid furry sibling rivalry

Sreetama Ghosh Nandi has five furry babies — Luke, Juno, Squash, Haichi and Mia. Adopting a second pet, when you already have one can actually be quite similar to having another child and prepping your first one for the arrival of a new sibling.

Man rescues ‘puppy’ from the side of a road but it’s actually a baby fox

Man rescues ‘puppy’ from the side of a road but it’s actually a baby fox

So cute (Picture: @marcy_com/Twitter)If you saw an abandoned puppy on the side of a road, you might try to go and help it (unless you’re a monster).It’s illegal to keep foxes as pets in Japan (Picture: @marcy_com/Twitter)‘We have completed handing over the fox to Kita Kitsune Farm,’ he updated his followers.

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Asher said she hoped the findings would help owners be more understanding of their dogs and cut them some slack, noting there is a spike in owners taking their dogs to shelters when the animals hit puberty.“Perhaps they are not misbehaving just because they are naughty, but it is just like in humans – the hormones are raging and there are things going on in the brain,” she said.

Why do some dogs live really long lives? New findings might provide clues

Why do some dogs live really long lives? New findings might provide clues

While it is too soon to say what this study means for the average dog owner, having a better understanding of canine aging might change how people might think of breeding dogs, said Carlos Alvarez, who was not involved with the research.

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

McDonald's-loving Titch set to become Britain's oldest living dog

20-year-old Titch is on track to be the oldest dog in the UK (Picture: Luke and Candice Kay / SWNS)Meet the dog on course to become Britain’s oldest – reaching a ripe old age of 20 thanks to a diet of McDonald’s.

Meet Coco, the Maltese who’s standing up for her right to party

Meet Coco, the Maltese who’s standing up for her right to party

Coco loves nothing better than standing on her hinde legs (Picture: cocothemaltese/Instagram)This ball of verticle fluff is Coco.But unlike Cici, who is a fan of walking around on all fours like most normal dogs , all Coco wants to do is to stick her paws in the air.

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

Democrat presidential candidate shakes dog’s mouth like it’s his hand

However, others said the playful move showed he was comfortable around dogs – and that they did it with their own pets at home.‘In terms of a lot of people who think this country should evolve rather than have a revolution, I would be their choice,’ Bloomberg said.

Reigning cats and dogs: why grumpy animals rule the internet

Reigning cats and dogs: why grumpy animals rule the internet

Since the feline known as Grumpy Cat died last year, two furry curmudgeons called Chico and Meow Meow have emerged to fight for her crown – and merchandising possibilities.That’s only two ; don’t you need three for something to be a thing?

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