Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Owner breaks down as missing dog is found in fox hole

Alan Whitton, 49, was filmed pulling Mitzi out of the fox hole (Picture: Alan Whitton/Facebook)Alan, a life therapy coach, said he ‘dropped everything and went to investigate’, taking one of Mitzi’s toys to squeak outside the hole.

Couple buy five sofas in three years because dogs kept destroying them

Couple buy five sofas in three years because dogs kept destroying them

The couple have been buying new sofas for the last three years, including a duck feather sofa in 2018 that left their living room ‘looking like a bomb had exploded’, and now they’ll only buy them secondhand.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Jacinda Ardern's neighbour reportedly admits to killing Paddles, first cat of New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern's neighbour reportedly admits to killing Paddles, first cat of New Zealand

Man going by the name of Chris says he wrote condolence card for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford. Jacinda Ardern's neighbour reportedly admits to killing Paddles, first cat of New Zealand. Chris said he wrote a condolence card for Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford.

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

But a new study finds that goats recognize slight emotional changes in other goats’ calls and respond both behaviorally and physiologically, which indicates the listener’s feelings shift, too. Researchers think that by understanding how goats responding to other goats' calls they can uncover the social lives of the creatures.

GREAT ESCAPE: Dramatic moment rescued tigers said goodbye to the circus

GREAT ESCAPE: Dramatic moment rescued tigers said goodbye to the circus

Keeping the animals healthy and entertained helps build their muscles and improve their condition, says the charity.Tiger cubs heading for a new life of luxury (Image: Animal Defenders International )While ADI continues to work with the Guatemalan animal welfare and wildlife departments to enforce the ban on circus animals, officials will be preparing documentation over the next few months so the rescued big cats can begin the next stage of their lives.For the lions, this will be a journey to a new 450-plus acre sanctuary in their natural homeland of South Africa.

Blind Paralympic Skier Danielle Umstead Talks Life with Guide Dogs

Blind Paralympic Skier Danielle Umstead Talks Life with Guide Dogs

Did I do this right?” At that moment I thought, “I really think I’m ready for a guide dog because there are going to be so many things with raising a son that are visual that I’m not sure of.”

We live in an age of anxiety – and we can’t blame it all on Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

We live in an age of anxiety – and we can’t blame it all on Trump | Arwa Mahdawi

Barnes & Noble recently announced that US sales of books related to anxiety are up more than 25% from a year ago, leading the retailer to hypothesise that “[Americans] may be living in an anxious nation”.

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

Beer for 50p a pint? Who would Alan and Eve it? | Brief letters

• I’m pleased that Arwa Mahdawi doesn’t think it appropriate to call dogs Alan (There’s no debate: you don’t call dogs ‘Alan’, G2, 8 August), but the name doesn’t just suit retired footballers.