Forgive me, Sherry

Forgive me, Sherry

My younger son wanted a pet as his birthday gift.I asked her not to come inside the house as her hair fall would trouble us.I used to make her eat and she was vomiting it every day.

Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Big porkie: why do we keep falling for the myth of the micro pig?

Micropigs “are a fallacy” says Kevin Kersley, who breeds kune kune pigs – which are small, growing to around knee-height, but not micropig-sized – and chair of the British Kunekune Pig Society.

There’s a pop-up coming to London next week and it’s just for dogs

There’s a pop-up coming to London next week and it’s just for dogs

They can get as messy as they want, playing with leaves, rolling around in the dirt or hunt for Proper Treats – the newly launched dog snack from Lily’s Kitchen – in fact, there’s an actual wheelbarrow filled with the goodies.

Alf the agoraphobic sausage dog will finally go outside thanks to new friend

Alf the agoraphobic sausage dog will finally go outside thanks to new friend

Alf is so happy to have his new friend (Picture: Mercury Press)An agoraphobic sausage dog who spent the first year of his life too terrified to leave the house now has the courage to step outside – thanks to his new best friend.

Weekend TODAY anchors get scared on air by fake mouse — watch the funny video

Weekend TODAY anchors get scared on air by fake mouse — watch the funny video

In other news: A mouse literally fell out of the ceiling in our White House booth and landed on my lap.— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander).

Woman lives with 27 dogs she saved when nobody else wanted them

Woman lives with 27 dogs she saved when nobody else wanted them

Claire-Louise Nixon, 51, has taken in almost 30 dogs and named them all after celebrities including Elton John and Freddie Mercury (Picture: James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS)An animal-lover adopted 27 sickly and disabled dogs when no one else wanted them.

Jenna Bush Hager announces October book club pick

Jenna Bush Hager announces October book club pick

One thing is certain: Readers will fly through the suspense-filled pages of "The Dutch House," wondering what will come next for Danny and Maeve.“I read ‘The Dutch House’ right after I had Hal, and even in the middle of the night when I was feeding him I reached for this beauty of a book," said Jenna.

The Dog House: feelgood TV at its fluffiest

The Dog House: feelgood TV at its fluffiest

When a person or family comes in looking for an animal to rescue, the staff assess their needs and requirements, and are shown mentally flicking through the directory of pets in their care, working out which dog would be the best match.

‘He brought me a tissue when I was ill’: the moment readers realised their cat loves them

‘He brought me a tissue when I was ill’: the moment readers realised their cat loves them

Many cat owners will know this already, of course, so we asked Guardian readers to tell us about the moment they realised their pets really loved them.“About a week after we got him, I came home from work.

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

If you have lived with a cat we’d like to hear your stories about when you discovered they returned your affection.If so we’d like to hear your stories about the moment you realised your cat really loved you.

Automatic Dog Paw Cleaner, Portable Waterproof Pet Feet cleaner/Washer/Brush Cup for Dogs & Cats

Automatic Dog Paw Cleaner, Portable Waterproof Pet Feet cleaner/Washer/Brush Cup for Dogs & Cats

It uses soft silicone bristles to effectively absorb dust, dirt, and sand.The one switch button and charging port are equipped with silicone seal and waterproof protection.Put your pet's foot into the paw washer wait 10sec or until it clean.

Disabled Dog Fights Through Pain to Save His Guardian’s Life

Disabled Dog Fights Through Pain to Save His Guardian’s Life

The dog had blood on his nose and paws, which the neighbors thought was from Chance trying to help Collins off the floor.The neighbors followed Chance back to the house where they found Collins on the floor and were able to get him the help he needed.

Mystery illness kills dozens of dogs in Norway

Mystery illness kills dozens of dogs in Norway

A mystery sickness has struck dozens of dogs in Norway , killing at least 25 and prompting authorities to warn owners to keep their pets on a lead and away from other canines until the cause is established.

Beloved dog passes away minutes after owner dies of cancer

Beloved dog passes away minutes after owner dies of cancer

"(Hutchinson and his wife, Danielle) had three dogs, Nala, Nero and their puppy, Amelia, but Nero was Stuart's favorite," Hutchinson's mother, Fiona Conaghen, told TODAY.Just after Hutchinson passed, his wife, Danielle, broke her glasses, so her father returned to Hutchinson's home to get a replacement pair.

Photos of emaciated elephant in Sri Lanka spur calls for action

Photos of emaciated elephant in Sri Lanka spur calls for action

AFP - Getty ImagesThe Esala Perahera festival (also known as the Festival of the Tooth) is an annual Buddhist festival celebrated with elegant costumes, performers and decorated elephants in Kandy, located in central Sri Lanka.

Our neighbours’ yapping dogs are driving us mad. What can we do?

Our neighbours’ yapping dogs are driving us mad. What can we do?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.It’s so bad that my wife is thinking of putting our home on the market.

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTube personality Brooke Houts is under investigation after a video uploaded to her channel showed her smacking, shoving and yelling at her dog.“We are aware of the incident and we’re looking into the matter,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told TODAY.The shocking video showed Houts, who has more than 300,000 subscribers, smacking, scolding and shoving her Doberman pinscher, Sphinx.

Shocking moment pet sitter THROWS labrador puppy on floor - WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT

Shocking moment pet sitter THROWS labrador puppy on floor - WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT

Amanda Roy and her husband, from Victorville, California, were horrified when they looked at the security CCTV in their house to find out their dog sitter was abusing their defenceless labrador puppy.

Puppy Drags Her New Blanket Outside To Share It With a Cold Homeless Dog

Puppy Drags Her New Blanket Outside To Share It With a Cold Homeless Dog

Lana was lying near their fence with her new blanket, which she had dragged outside to share with another dog out on the street. Suelen says that she has seen that dog before near their house the day before.

Dog who had his front legs chopped off becomes therapy dog for amputees

Dog who had his front legs chopped off becomes therapy dog for amputees

True is now training to become a therapy dog to help amputees (Picture: MDWfeatures / @true.cause4paws)Learning about True’s story has inspired Erin to fight against animal abuse.