Man stranded on Thai island in lockdown brings four rescue dogs back to the UK

Man stranded on Thai island in lockdown brings four rescue dogs back to the UK

The pair formed an instant bond while Mark spent four months in a bungalow on the beach on Koh Lanta (Picture: Kaitelee Arrowsmith / )When restrictions lifted and Mark got ready to head back home to Edinburgh, he knew he couldn’t leave without Poppy – so decided to bring her with him, along with three other dogs destined for new homes in England.

Alcohol inspired, Love Island and political dog names are on trend this year

Alcohol inspired, Love Island and political dog names are on trend this year

They revealed the top 10 dog names from the last year as well as highlighting some of the rising trends for pooches.Naming your pet after celebrities or tv characters has always been popular, and this year, it was Game of Thrones and Love Island that influenced dog naming trends.

Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian found 3 months later

Cows swept away by Hurricane Dorian found 3 months later

It turns out the massive storm surge from Hurricane Dorian didn't entirely wipe out the wild horses and cows that lived on North Carolina's Cedar Island when it made landfall in September.

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

Country diary provides words of sanctuary in turbulent times

The supposed affection of cats (Yes, your cat really does love you… , G2, 25 September) is strongly suggested by the story of Doorkins Magnificat, the Southwark cathedral cat.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

TODAY’s puppy with a purpose spent his last day with the show on Thursday, and while we’ll miss our friend, he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his life.

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

Wanted, cat whisperer: the job ad that went viral

When Joan Bowell, founder of God’s Little People Cat Rescue, posted her job offer on the shelter’s Facebook page last month, she asked for others to share the post “far and wide”.

Watch wild ponies take a dip for annual swim off Virginia island

Watch wild ponies take a dip for annual swim off Virginia island

Watch wild ponies take a dip for annual swim off Virginia island copied! NBC’s Kerry Sanders is on the Virginia coast reporting on the beloved event.

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

Paw outcome? New Zealand council proposes banning all cats

A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.

‘Natural substances’ and a natural woman | Brief letters

‘Natural substances’ and a natural woman | Brief letters

• Our springer spaniel, Roxy, also causes amusement on her visits to the vet (Letters, 17 August). • Join the debate – email [email protected] • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters