Smelly old rescue dogs light up our lives

Smelly old rescue dogs light up our lives

It was refreshing to read Chitra Ramaswamy’s article (She takes an age to walk now, but I love my old dog, smells and all, 2 June ).Two years ago we adopted a rescue greyhound, Arthur, aged 10.

Dog horror as tumour 'size of football' removed after owners thought he was just 'heavy'

Dog horror as tumour 'size of football' removed after owners thought he was just 'heavy'

(Image: SWNS) Marty enjoys a beach walk (Image: SWNS)"When Joanna called, she told us Marty’s spleen had ruptured due to the large tumour but that his body had stemmed the bleeding itself.

Chilling video shows the moment flock of birds suddenly plunged to the ground

Chilling video shows the moment flock of birds suddenly plunged to the ground

A huge flock of birds plummeted to the ground in Mexico in a mysterious incident captured by a security camera.In the unsettling video , a flock of yellow-headed blackbirds passes over a neighborhood in Chihuahua, in northern Mexico, when they all plunge suddenly toward the earth.

Maine family’s lost cat turns up after six years – in Florida

Maine family’s lost cat turns up after six years – in Florida

“They looked for her for quite a while, and they sadly concluded she probably had become prey for a predator,” said Janet Williams, a family friend in Florida who took temporary custody of the cat, told WABI-TV.A veterinarian’s office determined the kitty’s identity, thanks to an implanted microchip.

Knitter makes clothes out of Samoyed dogs’ fur

Knitter makes clothes out of Samoyed dogs’ fur

Jane collects fur from her dogs’ undercoats and spins it into yarn (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith / SWNS)Jane Crewe, 57, absolutely loves her Samoyed dogs – especially their thick, white fur.

All aboard for a distracting announcement

All aboard for a distracting announcement

At a grammar school in the 1980s, we held fortnightly departmental meetings in a local pub (Letters, 20 January ).Working as a bus conductor in the 1970s, I remember that whenever a management meeting was held in the lounge bar of a local pub, a union meeting was arranged in the adjacent public bar.

Army veteran trampled by herd of cows ‘thought she was going to die’

Army veteran trampled by herd of cows ‘thought she was going to die’

At one point, one of the cows reared up on its hind legs and trampled Janicke’s face (Picture: SWNS) Janicke kept blacking out as she was airlifted to hospital (Picture: SWNS) The veteran had walked the path were she got attacked multiple times (Picture: SWNS)Describing the horrific attack, she said: ‘One of them, the black one, kept raising itself up on its hind legs and then stamping its front legs actually down on me.

Watch the emotional moment a little girl unwraps her dream puppy for Christmas

Watch the emotional moment a little girl unwraps her dream puppy for Christmas

It’s too much (Picture: SWNS)Feel like having a happy little twixtmas cry?For little Claire Hammer, a puppy had been at the top of her wish list since she was a toddler.(Picture: SWNS)Janee from Frisco, Texas, USA, said: ‘I was crying right along with her.

Dog who weighed the same as a baby elephant sheds half his body weight

Dog who weighed the same as a baby elephant sheds half his body weight

As well as his weight issues, the 10-year-old pup was dirty and matted (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)An older dog, ten-year-old Trojan is described as a ‘loveable bear’ who needs a home that can keep his previous health issues and age in mind when taking him on.

Abba superfan spends hundreds making outfits for family

Abba superfan spends hundreds making outfits for family

Jane and her two daughters, Lucy and Chloe, love dressing up for ABBA events (Picture: PA Real Life)‘I average six Abba events a year, not including tribute bands, and have a book of all my themed visits,’ she said.

Smart dog fetches owner a tinny when she says it’s ‘gin o’ clock’

Smart dog fetches owner a tinny when she says it’s ‘gin o’ clock’

She turned to Bear, said ‘it’s now gin o’clock’, and off he trotted, heading off to the kitchen to bring back a can of Tanqueray gin and tonic.Janice has been training Bear since he was an adolescent, and finds his skills super after her double hip replacement.

80-year-old woman sets off on yearly 600-mile pony trek from Hexham to Inverness

80-year-old woman sets off on yearly 600-mile pony trek from Hexham to Inverness

Jane lives on a diet of porridge, oatcakes, and cheese (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)‘I refuse to go slogging on through pouring wet rain,’ Jane said.Jane has no plans to stop her annual journey any time soon (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)Campervans on single track roads have also become a more persistent problem.

Even Caeleb Dressel's dog is a world-class swimmer — watch the video

Even Caeleb Dressel's dog is a world-class swimmer — watch the video

Dressel — who took home five gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics — on Thursday of his beloved black Labrador retriever, Jane, swimming an impressive length of nearly 25 meters in the pool.

Adorable Labrador swims against Olympic gold medallist in brilliant video

Adorable Labrador swims against Olympic gold medallist in brilliant video

A DOG who loves to swim just like her Olympic owner by racing in the pool has captured the hearts of Instagram followers.Jane the Labrador swims with her owner US Olympic swimmer Caeleb Dressel (Image: INSTAGRAM @caelebdressel) Love Dogs?.

Dog found drowning in river with rock tied to neck finds ‘forever home’

Dog found drowning in river with rock tied to neck finds ‘forever home’

Bella was cared for by the RSPCA for 15 months before she found her forever home (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Bella with her new owners Maggie Mellish and Charlie Douglas (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Bella was reunited with her rescuers Jane Harper and Joanne Bellamy at the RSPCA centre (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS).

Charity walk: Raise money and get fit with Metro's Lifeline campaign

Charity walk: Raise money and get fit with Metro's Lifeline campaign

If you don’t fancy the marathon distance challenge, you can take your dog and children on the 10k walk (Picture: Getty)As someone who took part in last year’s fundraising trek, Janet Doyle says she highly recommends the experience.

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in Turkey where her sick owner was being treated.Boncuk reunited with her owner, Cemal Senturk.And I miss her too, constantly,” he told DHA.Senturk was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

Cat feared dead in 2018 California mudslide is found alive

The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico named Patches was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity.

Miley Cyrus mourns death of her dog Mary Jane: 'A true queen'

Miley Cyrus mourns death of her dog Mary Jane: 'A true queen'

"Anyone who knows me & it doesn't have to be well is aware that my best friend in the whole world is a rescued pit bill mix named Mary Jane," Cyrus wrote.

Miley Cyrus opens up about ‘heartache’ over her dog Mary Jane’s death

Miley Cyrus opens up about ‘heartache’ over her dog Mary Jane’s death

The 28-year-old posted a clip featuring pictures of her dog and an unreleased song called MARY JANE 5EVR, which she said she wrote "years ago".