Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Bereft of actual sports to preside over, Cotter turns to his two competitive pets.Exhibit A: the BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter who, bereft of actual sports to commentate, has turned his attention to his two labradors: the older Olive and the younger Mabel.

This hiking ferret has summited 11 of Colorado's highest peaks

This hiking ferret has summited 11 of Colorado's highest peaks

While Oliver sometimes hangs out in his ferret-sized tent, at night he cuddles with Lauren Smith in a sleeping bag.Lauren SmithIn winter, they spend a lot of time hiking in Utah since it’s not blisteringly hot as it is during summer months, and has less snow than Colorado.

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Benji’s owner Olivia Mullen says she was ‘an absolute mess’ when he was in surgery (Picture: PA) This X-ray shows three feet of tinsel inside Benji (Picture: PA).

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

The RSPCA is asking for help to look after nine miniature Dachshund puppies, named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf, as well as their mum, Olive.

Dog ‘raped by human until intestines fell out’ saved from being put down

Dog ‘raped by human until intestines fell out’ saved from being put down

Olive was found with horrific injuries in the streets of west London (Picture: Olive’s Fight Against BSL)A new home has finally been found for a stray dog who was suspected of being raped by a human before authorities threatened to put her to sleep.

Dog and hedgehog become friends to help their owner with anxiety

Dog and hedgehog become friends to help their owner with anxiety

They’ve become Instagram stars after owner physiotherapy assistant Victoria Wright, 28, who first adopted Welsh terrier mix pooch Rosie from a local shelter in April 2014, brought African pygmy hedgehog, Olive, home in July this year.

Grandma’s Great Dane almost ripped off toddler’s ear in random attack

Grandma’s Great Dane almost ripped off toddler’s ear in random attack

Mother-of-four Brittany hopes Olivia doesn’t remember the incident, but said the toddler is now cautious around dogs and sometimes wakes up in the night grabbing her ear.

Swaddled by David Beckham in a £5,000 blanket – does this dog have the dream life?

Swaddled by David Beckham in a £5,000 blanket – does this dog have the dream life?

Meet Olive Beckham, the celebrity dog draped in Louis Vuitton, who might just be the luckiest pet around Swaddled by David Beckham in a £5,000 blanket – does this dog have the dream life?

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

Here’s why conkers are dangerous for your dog

‘When out walking this autumn, it’s crucial to be aware of any dangerous plants and trees that might cause harm to your pet,’ PDSA veterinarian, Olivia Anderson-Nathan, tells Metro.co.uk.

Why April the Giraffe will say goodbye to one calf before another arrives

Why April the Giraffe will say goodbye to one calf before another arrives

April the Giraffe, seen here cleaning her then-new calf Tajiri after giving birth in 2017, is expecting once again. While Tajiri has stayed close to mom — and dad, Oliver the Giraffe — since birth, he won't stay by her side forever at Animal Adventure Park.

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive!

Kathie Lee and Hoda meet a baby tiger named Olive! Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet’s big cat expert, joins the fourth hour with a baby tiger named Olive, as well as a puppy who has been helping teach Olive about playing.

TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Sunny, is celebrating an anniversary

TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Sunny, is celebrating an anniversary

Sunny has been paw-fecting his skills with his Guide Dog Foundation instructor, Olivia Poff, and they both appeared on the show Monday to recap his time on TODAY. TODAY celebrates 6 months with Sunny as he graduates to next level in guide dog training