Tim Dowling: the cat has plenty to say. But why should I listen?

Tim Dowling: the cat has plenty to say. But why should I listen?

The cat crosses the room, jumps on to the worktop, sits down at the edge of the sink and turns in my direction.“Ray,” it says.“I’m not Ray,” I say.

Adorable dogs have time of their lives playing in the snow

Adorable dogs have time of their lives playing in the snow

The heartwarming photos come after the Met Office issued an amber snow warning for parts of Scotland and northern England overnight.Lakeland Terriers play in the snow in South Yorkshire (Picture: Ryan Browne/REX) A happy dog in purple jumper enjoys the snow in Dunblane, Scotland.

Ben & Jerry's launches ice cream desserts for dogs

Ben & Jerry's launches ice cream desserts for dogs

The new line of Doggie Desserts was created to honor the pups in the company's corporate office, which, according to it's website, has up to 40 cute canines snuggled under its employees' desks on any given day.Meet Rosie, for whom the new pup-friendly ice cream was named.

Small dog surrounded by six police officers and tasered but it still escapes

Small dog surrounded by six police officers and tasered but it still escapes

This is the shocking moment half a dozen police officers surround a dog in the street before attempting to taser it.A taser is fired but the dog gets away (Picture: SWNS)An eyewitness said: ‘It’s crazy how many police cars and vans were there.

Evolving Reddit’s Workforce

Evolving Reddit’s Workforce

To make this all work, we are focusing on creating processes, workflows, and a culture that supports employees being distributed and remote to drive productivity and build connection, belonging, trust, and alignment.

Leopard mauls man who paid $150 for 'full contact' experience

Leopard mauls man who paid $150 for 'full contact' experience

A Florida man was mauled by a black leopard after he paid $150 for a "full contact" experience that left him with gruesome injuries, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Police dog captures hearts by dressing in uniform for his ID photo

Police dog captures hearts by dressing in uniform for his ID photo

K-9 Chico has worked with his handler, Corporal Robert Lees, for 4 ½ years, but this is the first time he’s donned a human's police uniform.Bailey Myers, spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, said Lees wanted Chico to feel extra special during the department’s routine photo shoot.

Adorable dog reported missing is found hiding under elderly owner’s chair

Adorable dog reported missing is found hiding under elderly owner’s chair

The pup had been stuck under a recliner for two days (Picture: Derbyshire Police)The thought of a beloved pet getting lost is horrible – but thankfully, sometimes, they are found again.Toby was lying under the woman’s recliner, where he had quietly remained stuck for two days.

Police officer rescues puppy from a hot car — see the bodycam footage

Police officer rescues puppy from a hot car — see the bodycam footage

A Miami Township police officer is being praised for rescuing a small puppy from the back of a hot car in Ohio by smashing through the driver's side window.“NEVER leave children or animals alone in a hot car,” the Miami Township Police Department wrote on the Facebook post.

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

I set my alarm for 7am to release the puppy from the cage at its accustomed hour, but when it goes off, my wife is already downstairs, the tiny dog running figures of eight round her ankles.“I knew you’d be down here, sucking up to it,” I say.“Did you want to be the one to let it out?” she says.“No,” I lie.“The extractor fan man will be here soon,” she says.“That’s today?” I say.

UK's top diplomatic cat announces retirement to 'enjoy some me-time'

UK's top diplomatic cat announces retirement to 'enjoy some me-time'

After four years serving as the "Chief Mouser" in the United Kingdom's Foreign Office, a black-and-white rescue cat named Palmerston is stepping "away from the limelight" and going into retirement.

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets now offices are reopening, says study

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets now offices are reopening, says study

But a new study of 2,000 people has revealed that half of UK adults are worried about leaving their furry friends when they return to the office.As for concerns around leaving pets behind, young people in particular were worried the impact returning to work would have on their furry friends.

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets at home as people return to work post-lockdown

Half of Brits worried about leaving pets at home as people return to work post-lockdown

Half of respondents also said they were worried about leaving their pets at home post-lockdown, with younger people the most concerned about the impact returning to work will have on their pets.

Intelligent Pup Turns Himself In At Police Station As A Missing Dog

Intelligent Pup Turns Himself In At Police Station As A Missing Dog

Whenever a child or vulnerable person gets lost, usually a search party must start as soon as possible.The owner responded quickly to the Facebook post the police station made about their new visitor.

Dog rescued from a house fire changes colour after a much-needed bath

Dog rescued from a house fire changes colour after a much-needed bath

She was given a pet oxygen mask and helped to recover, but staff at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre were stunned to realise the dog isn’t actually grey – her fur is in fact a nice shade of light brown.

Let them soar: A sweet story of baby parrots

Let them soar: A sweet story of baby parrots

I was at my office and received a call from my husband asking me to come home immediately.I rushed home to find two small feeble chicks (kids of parrots) in a shoe box.One day the younger one slipped while trying to fly.

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

'Trust your dog': extraordinary pets help solve crimes by finding bodies

For 18 of his 23 years as a police officer, Deputy Chance Wood, 43, has served in the marine unit, rescuing people in distress and recovering the remains of those who have drowned, often with the help of cadaver dogs.

Police therapy dog steals and hides all the toys donated for kids

Police therapy dog steals and hides all the toys donated for kids

After an investigation, they found the chief suspect – their very own Ben. The police officers had been keeping the toys in a classroom at the station as they were about to be shipped off to the charity.

Police therapy dog hilariously busted for stealing donated toys

Police therapy dog hilariously busted for stealing donated toys

The video of the caper — recorded by the officer who busted Ben — immediately went viral.“I don’t know what goes through the mind of a dog that comes into a room and is overwhelmed with toys and everything else,” Johnson said.

Therapy sausage dog becomes fashion icon after appearing in Vogue

Therapy sausage dog becomes fashion icon after appearing in Vogue

(Picture: Michael Scott/Caters News)A sausage dog who found viral fame providing therapy to stressed out students has become a fashion celeb, appearing in Vogue magazine.