Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

It is just after 11pm and I am in the garden in a downpour that began precisely as I stepped outside, searching for the tortoise by the light of my phone.“I suppose it would be terrible if he were to sadly pass,” my wife says.

Woman travels 600 miles to reunite 93-year-old with his beloved dog

Woman travels 600 miles to reunite 93-year-old with his beloved dog

Alan and Cap reuniting at his nursing home in Kendal, Cumbria (Picture: SallyAnn Fisher / SWNS.COM)They were able to stay for an hour with him before leaving to travel 300 miles home.

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.

Why video vet appointments are just the ticket for anxious pets

Why video vet appointments are just the ticket for anxious pets

Whether coronavirus has opened up a whole new world of veterinary treatment via remote consultations remains to be seen.For now, video consultations are a very useful innovation in our socially distanced times, with the potential to open up veterinary treatment to more patients, and prevent needless anxiety for armchair diagnosticians.

Jogger desperately scales fence to escape aggressive pitbull

Jogger desperately scales fence to escape aggressive pitbull

He could then be seen sat on top of the gate on his phone as the owner still frantically chased the dog on the ground.The jogger, who had jumped down from the other side of the gate, could be seen pacing inside the garden while on the phone.

Girl, 5, has face ‘ripped off’ by stranger’s dog on furniture shopping trip

Girl, 5, has face ‘ripped off’ by stranger’s dog on furniture shopping trip

Her mum said that it looked like the dog had ‘ripped her face off’ (Picture: Charmaine Beresford/SWNS) Milo the dog attacked Molly when she went with her mum to buy some secondhand bunk beds (Picture: Charmaine Beresford/SWNS)Last month the dog’s owner, Juliet Marsh, was found guilty of being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control at Cheltenham Magistrates Court.

Woman thought she'd been hacked after missing Facebook posts, but it was her dog

Woman thought she'd been hacked after missing Facebook posts, but it was her dog

Linda believed she’d been hacked (Picture: Kennedy News)A pensioner is feeling pretty embarrassed after reporting ‘hackers’ for deleting hundreds of her Facebook posts – only to find out it was actually her dog, who had sat on her phone.

Now your pup can be the 'Stanley Pup' with TODAY's new Snapchat lens!

Now your pup can be the 'Stanley Pup' with TODAY's new Snapchat lens!

Sunny, the real Stanley Pup, demos our new Snapchat lensIf you are reading this on your phone, you can unlock the TODAY Stanley Pup lens by clicking here.

What Type of Dog Parent Are You?

What Type of Dog Parent Are You?

For trendy dog dads and moms, that means picking up all the hottest tech gadgets available for your pup, like the Wi-Fi-enabled PetSafe automatic pet feeder for iPhone and Android, which allows you to feed your canine from any location.

New Technology Will Let You Play with your Dog or Cat Anywhere!

New Technology Will Let You Play with your Dog or Cat Anywhere!

Petcube Inc., formed by three friends from the Ukraine, is poised to release a very exciting new product aimed specifically at pet parents and their pets. Petcube will help dog and cat lovers play with their pets even when they can’t be in the same room.

Chewy Customer Service Stories: Meet Kaitlyn

Chewy Customer Service Stories: Meet Kaitlyn

While all our customers love their pets like family, Kaitlyn said it’s important to remember that each pet is different, and that you never know who you will be helping when you pick up the phone.

Telepuppy: the psychics who will tell you what your pet is really thinking

Telepuppy: the psychics who will tell you what your pet is really thinking

Realizing she had abruptly developed the ability to communicate with animals, Plotzker expanded her existing psychic business to cater to pets. This is according to Sonya Fitzpatrick, the woman who had inspired Plotzker so many years ago, and who is described (admittedly by herself) “as the most experienced and trusted animal communicator in the world”.

A very lonely dog is struggling to find a forever home because of his bat ears

A very lonely dog is struggling to find a forever home because of his bat ears

(Picture: SWNS)One of Britain’s loneliest rescue dogs is struggling to find a forever home because people are put off by his large bat-like ears. (Picture: SWNS)‘On paper he’s the perfect dog for many families.

Hero Dog Calls 911 Using Owner’s iPhone

Hero Dog Calls 911 Using Owner’s iPhone

Top 6 Hard-to-believe Headlines of 2014 At Pet Health Network, we see all sorts of animal stories every year. Major actually called 911 multiple times by pawing at McGlade’s iPhone.

A letter to… my daughter’s dog

A letter to… my daughter’s dog

You gave my daughter your undivided attention, the security of knowing there was always at least someone who would listen to her and a sense of control over a part of her life.

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

I feed my dog treats through a camera while I'm at work — here's how

It's a glorious little machine that allows me to watch my pups with a 160-degree camera, a built-in speaker and — perhaps the best part — a mechanism that lets me toss 'em a treat. And maybe the ghost likes dog treats.

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Phone addiction is making your dog sad, warns expert

Ian explains that our phone dependency affects dogs more so than cats because dogs are pack animals, and look to their humans for leadership and reassurance. ‘You do that consistently for weeks, months and years on end and you’re going to get some real behavioural issues.’