Contents of Karl Lagerfeld’s eight houses up for grabs at Sotheby’s

Contents of Karl Lagerfeld’s eight houses up for grabs at Sotheby’s

The auction house announced earlier this year that it would sell the vast and varied number of objects that the late fashion designer accumulated to fill his eight residences in Monaco and France .Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019.

‘My persian had a three-hour blow-dry!’ 150 years of cat shows – then and now

‘My persian had a three-hour blow-dry!’ 150 years of cat shows – then and now

“He’s a little bit overweight,” Newton says of Sterling, who is sleeping in his cat carrier and resembles an overstuffed draught excluder.Attending cat shows is expensive, Newton says.

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

For Lauren Hutchcraft, 30, working from home has allowed her to spend more time with her pets, two dogs and a recently adopted cat – even if it does make for a rather chaotic office set-up.

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.

On my radar: Nick Laird's cultural highlights

On my radar: Nick Laird's cultural highlights

Arlo Parks: ‘I love the whole summery vibe.’ Photograph: Thomas Jackson/AlamyThe title is taken from a line in one of my wife’s novels, though I’m not listening to it because of that.Capernaum: ‘Astonishingly powerful.’ Photograph: AlamyThe war in Syria entered its 10th year in March.

Pictures capture the reactions of dogs the moment they first spot treats

Pictures capture the reactions of dogs the moment they first spot treats

To capture these adorable moments, a photographer has snapped the reactions of several dogs as they spot treats in their owner’s hands.

Mandy Moore said finding out her dog was cancer-free helped induce labor

Mandy Moore said finding out her dog was cancer-free helped induce labor

In her Instagram story on Wednesday, the "This Is Us" star, 36, told fans that finding out her pooch of 10 years was cancer-free last month gave her so much relief, she went into labor hours later with baby August, or Gus, as Moore and hubby Taylor Goldsmith call him.

'Our rescue cat rescued us': how pets provided unconditional love in lockdown

'Our rescue cat rescued us': how pets provided unconditional love in lockdown

‘She’s the best decision I’ve made in a long time.’ Photograph: Liz My mum died at the start of March 2020, just prior to the first lockdown, and we couldn’t find a home for her cat.

Joe Biden poses with 'first dogs' Champ and Major in the Oval Office

Joe Biden poses with 'first dogs' Champ and Major in the Oval Office

The photo shows a smiling Biden in the Oval Office with the latest presidential pets, German shepherds named Major and Champ, whom the president and first lady Jill Biden brought to the White House after the dogs had been part of their family for years.

Special needs dog stood up by adoptive family finally gets forever home

Special needs dog stood up by adoptive family finally gets forever home

The rescue received 297 applications for Jack’s adoption from across the U.S. Nicole Briggs, 38, president of the rescue, said it took some time to find his new home because, like with all their adoptions, there is a rigorous approval process.

‘My soupmaker is so quick!’ 15 lockdown buys that helped Guardian readers

‘My soupmaker is so quick!’ 15 lockdown buys that helped Guardian readers

Not only has my new treadmill seen me through lockdown, it’s also keeping me on an even keel, as I live in a crowded area and don’t really enjoy running outside any more.It’s quick, easy to use and makes having a morning coffee feel a little bit special during this strange time.

Is that koala driving? See the story behind the viral photo

Is that koala driving? See the story behind the viral photo

One woman present, Nadia Tugwell, told the Associated Press that she got out of her car to investigate what had caused the pileup.Tugwell said that her car's interior was scratched by the animal's claws, but the koala was shortly picked up by wildlife rescue services.

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Covid sniffer dogs can detect coronavirus with 94% accuracy

Last year, scientists at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene began a trial to see if dogs trained to sniff coronavirus could help ease travel restrictions.

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

Fat felines: we all love a ‘chonky’ cat – but the online trend has to end

The internet is now full of pictures of fat cats that their owners think are adorable but are actually health disasters, barely able to fit through a cat flap, let alone jump on to a ledge.Fat cats on diets are probably OK.

Funeral for Fido: as pet ownership levels rise, so does the end-of-life care business

Funeral for Fido: as pet ownership levels rise, so does the end-of-life care business

The vet who euthanised the small dog arranged to have him cremated for about $400.Our connections with companion animals, and our willingness to spend on them, even after their deaths, is fuelling the booming pet end-of-life business.

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

As of 1 January 2021, the UK government was advising travellers visiting the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, to have at least six months left on their passport.

Was this a tale of true love, or of a conman finding another mark?

Was this a tale of true love, or of a conman finding another mark?

It’s weird how people are conditioned to suffer for true love/grand passion.The consultation is partly in response to the lockdown pet boom, during which people have been acquiring predominantly cats and dogs, which is fantastic, particularly where animals require rehoming.

Hilarious photos of dogs catching Brussels sprouts will make you smile

Hilarious photos of dogs catching Brussels sprouts will make you smile

Catch (Picture Liz Gregg/Triangle News)If you have a strong dislike for Brussels sprouts, these adorable pooches might change your mind.Liz added: ‘Brussels sprouts may not be everyone’s favourite part of the Christmas meal, yet the dogs had so much fun on the photoshoot.

Dog lover holds maternity shoot for pregnant rescue golden retriever

Dog lover holds maternity shoot for pregnant rescue golden retriever

Caitie Evers organized the maternity shoot for golden retriever, Lily-Mae, just a few days before she gave birth to eight puppies (Pictures: @shaunakiely_photography)A dog lover has held a maternity photoshoot for a pregnant golden retriever she rescued after finding her as a stray on the streets.

AP News Digest 2 p.m.

AP News Digest 2 p.m.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-US SURGE — Americans returning from Thanksgiving break face strict new coronavirus measures around the U.S. amid fears from health officials that holiday gatherings and travel over the weekend will worsen the already out-of-control surge of infections.