Tim Dowling: the cat is using my lettuce bed as a litter tray. He’ll be sorry

Tim Dowling: the cat is using my lettuce bed as a litter tray. He’ll be sorry

The cat glides past, avoiding eye contact.“I know it’s you, you little shit,” I say.“He just sees a big expanse of raked earth,” my wife says.“Everything is clearly labelled,” I say.

This Morning thrown into chaos as dog licks himself on sofa

This Morning thrown into chaos as dog licks himself on sofa

Before they could get into a ‘saving money on your pet’ segment with Alice Beer, Rochelle couldn’t properly focus as she laughed and revealed the reason.Stop it,’ he shouted, while Rochelle exclaimed: ‘He’s got the leg up as well, he’s just poised to go again!’.

Woman spends staggering £20,000 on cloning dead cat who was her 'soulmate'

Woman spends staggering £20,000 on cloning dead cat who was her 'soulmate'

Ms Anderson with Belle (Image: ITV)The 32-year-old cat owner reached out to ViaGen Pets who are based in Texas and have been cloning horses and livestock for 17 years, and in recent years began cloning cats and dogs.

Tim Dowling: hunting for a tortoise in driving rain will shrink my inflated ego nicely

Tim Dowling: hunting for a tortoise in driving rain will shrink my inflated ego nicely

I watch as the tortoise attempts, not for the first time, to leave through the cat flap; I know from experience that he’s about a centimetre too wide.

Dog fighting for his life after eating 'poisoned bread' in park - owner issues warning

Dog fighting for his life after eating 'poisoned bread' in park - owner issues warning

Claire Cook was walking her pet Reggie in Rookery Park in Erdington on Wednesday morning when he ran off and ate some bread which is thought to have been laced with slug pellets or rat poison.

Rory Cellan-Jones' beloved dog who went viral last year dies aged 14

Rory Cellan-Jones' beloved dog who went viral last year dies aged 14

Journalist Rory Cellan-Jones’ dog Cabbage has died (Pictures: Twitter/ruskin147)A former BBC journalist’s dog who went viral when she was stolen but recovered hours later thanks to a Twitter campaign for sightings has died aged 14.

Cabbage the Twitter-famous lost-and-found dog dies at 15

Cabbage the Twitter-famous lost-and-found dog dies at 15

A dog that went viral when she was stolen and then found within hours thanks to a Twitter campaign has died aged 15.Cabbage, the collie cross of the former BBC journalist Rory Cellan-Jones, trended on Twitter last November when she and five other dogs were stolen together with a van in Acton, west London , after a dog walker left his keys in the ignition.

I have spent the past 12 Christmas Days looking after rescue dogs

I have spent the past 12 Christmas Days looking after rescue dogs

I don’t have any big family commitments at Christmas Day so I knew I wanted to be with the dogs (Picture: Picasa/RSPCA)One day, a couple came to visit her.

Abandoned newborn baby survived after litter of puppies cuddled up to her

Abandoned newborn baby survived after litter of puppies cuddled up to her

Someone named Premnath who lives in the area added: ‘It is a miracle only to find newborn baby surviving when stray dogs are lurking every now and then at the dead of the night.’.

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

German Shepherd Gunther VI enjoys a luxurious life in his mansion when he's not at his "main home" in Tuscany.

A dog’s breakfast: John Stanmeyer’s best phone picture

A dog’s breakfast: John Stanmeyer’s best phone picture

Because he takes photographs all the time, with his phone as much as any other camera (the former being, to his mind, simply “a camera that makes calls”), and because great danes were bred to childlike levels of dependency, he shoots Frida constantly.

Is it a ‘bones or no bones’ day? Noodle the pug stops by to forecast your morning

Is it a ‘bones or no bones’ day? Noodle the pug stops by to forecast your morning

The pooch and his owner, Jonathan Graziano, have taken social media by storm thanks to a game they play each morning on TikTok called “No Bones,” in which they determine if Noodle will stand or flop down.

Dying dog enjoys snow one last time with help from local ice center

Dying dog enjoys snow one last time with help from local ice center

It seemed to Eli Saltzgaber and Marianna Wilson that all of Salt Lake City were trying to help them make their beloved Saint Bernard/Newfoundland dog, Maggie, enjoy her last days on Earth.

Tim Dowling: hallelujah, the dog’s gone on holiday

Tim Dowling: hallelujah, the dog’s gone on holiday

As the front door closes behind him, my own summer holiday begins: a week with no dog sleeping on my feet or barking every time the bell rings, or staring at me intently as I try to write, or read, or watch TV.“I hope they make it down OK,” my wife says.

Tim Dowling: the pet food system is broken, and the cat blames me

Tim Dowling: the pet food system is broken, and the cat blames me

Because of all these sounds, I do not hear the approach of the youngest one before he leans through my door and holds up an open packet of cat food.“Have you fed the cat?” he says.“Yes,” I say.“He’s hassling me,” he says.

Tim Dowling: there’s a cold snap forecast. The tortoise is in peril

Tim Dowling: there’s a cold snap forecast. The tortoise is in peril

While I’m always pleasantly surprised when in rains for four straight hours instead of seven, this can make it difficult to balance the tortoise’s desire to be outside with spring’s eccentric schedule.“Harold,” says the cat.“Keep trying,” I say.When I look up an hour later, the grapes and the tortoise are gone.

What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

In the afternoon, the oldest one throws away all the old seeds and hoovers the drawers, but the mouse returns at night.

Seven weeks in, what have I learned from my new life as a dog person?

Seven weeks in, what have I learned from my new life as a dog person?

He has been with us for half his life, which feels as good a time as any to reflect on what I know now about having a dog in your life that I didn’t seven weeks ago.

Caring dog waited by friend’s side all night after it was hit by a car

Caring dog waited by friend’s side all night after it was hit by a car

Nurse Marina Assuncao told local media: ‘We were unable to go to the location on Sunday afternoon because we had no available vets, but on Monday morning we received news that both of them were in the same place.

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

Joe and Jill Biden are bringing a cat to the White House

"President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House,” a Friday evening tweet from CBS Sunday Morning read.President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House.