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.

Holiday Steals and Deals is coming! Here's how to stream the 2-hour special

Holiday Steals and Deals is coming! Here's how to stream the 2-hour special

Get the first look at Jill's special by streaming the event first on TODAY All Day on Peacock at 9:00 a.m. ET on Nov. 23) Don't have a subscription?

Hairless opossum gets sweater donations to survive winter

Hairless opossum gets sweater donations to survive winter

Gail Barnes, executive director of the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, told TODAY that the unusual animal was dropped off on Oct. 23) Initially, she believed the opossum to be a hairless cat.

Ariel Winter adopts adorable blue-eyed rescue puppy with boyfriend Luke Benward

Ariel Winter adopts adorable blue-eyed rescue puppy with boyfriend Luke Benward

Winter shared a series of cute photos on her Instagram Story showing her and boyfriend Luke Benward enjoying time at home with Cobey, who has brown fur and stunning light-blue eyes.!” Winter wrote alongside a photo of her and Benward cuddling the cute dog with light brown fur.

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

It's Fat Bear Week! Body-positive tournament to crown chubby cubby champ

No, the real sign of the change of seasons is Fat Bear Week, an annual tradition beloved by many.What, exactly, is Fat Bear Week?Here's how to participate in #FatBearWeek: this is an elimination tournament to determine who will be crowned 2020's fattest bear on the Brooks River.

Enjoy your winter hues without kitty flu blues

Enjoy your winter hues without kitty flu blues

- During the extreme cold, long-haired cats, like Persians, tend to accumulate snow balls between their foot pads causing pain and even lameness.- Maintain a calorie surplus diet like chicken, fish, egg, cat food for your pets in winter.

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping.

Six alternative events to help improve your mental well-being

Six alternative events to help improve your mental well-being

A glass of red liquid included (Picture: Vampire Yoga)Sometimes delving into darkness can be spiritually cleansing.Dogs help lower stress levels (Picture: Paws For Coffee)There are numerous studies that showcase the mental health benefits of having a pet.

Frozen Kitten Gets Nursed Back To Health

Frozen Kitten Gets Nursed Back To Health

It was half covered in snow and (she) said it probably wasn’t going to make it,” says Allison Baker, whose friend had first found the kitten.

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

'Sentencing their dog to death': how the anti-vax movement spread to pets

“Most of the time people are OK, they’re not staunchly against it once you tell them the science and the statistics [but] we have had people walk out in hysteria, saying that there is absolutely no way their dog is getting [vaccinated] because they believe it causes auto-immune diseases or, specifically, autism.”.

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

"To put their winter skills to the test, the two Winchmen were dropped off at a nearby bothy to undertake essential medical training in the snow." The spokesman added: "The remaining helicopter crew flew off to simulate a refuel and as they circled 1000ft up Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, a nearby section of cloud cleared and they happened to spot the dog perched precariously on the ledge.

Dog Paw and Coat Care for the Winter

Dog Paw and Coat Care for the Winter

Emollient lotions and waxes also are available and are designed specifically to help protect the tender, dry dog paws from the harsh winter elements.

Keeping Dogs and Cats Warm in Winter

Keeping Dogs and Cats Warm in Winter

Top Cold-Weather Concerns For Pets Via iStock.com/Pekic Most of our dogs and cats are covered with fur, and some breeds seem to tolerate the cold more naturally, but… “Every breed has different limits of hot/cold, and each pet should be considered individually,” says Dr. Sara Witherell, a board-certified associate veterinarian at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

How to keep your dog safe in the snow

How to keep your dog safe in the snow

(Picture: Getty) Make sure they have a warm and cosy bed Give your dog their own spot to run to when they come in from the cold – think a cosy bed with their very own pillow and blanket, away from any draughts.

5 Winter Street Style Looks for Your Dog

5 Winter Street Style Looks for Your Dog

Chic Puffer Vest Courtesy of Tilden Brighton When there’s a chill in the air, this Fab Dog color block puffer vest keeps fashion-conscious canines warm and looking good.

UK cold weather: How to protect your pets during COLD SNAP

UK cold weather: How to protect your pets during COLD SNAP

Read More: UK weather forecast:Arctic SNOWSTORM to hit Britain in 24 HOURS UK cold weather: Pay attention to your dog, some may love the snow and some may hate it (Image: GETTY) 3 - Wrap up warm Sweaters and doggy jackets are ideal for safe and comfy walks in the winter weather but don't forget your dog’s feet.

Is your dog depressed? Blue Monday nightmare as owners' woes make pets' lives miserable

Is your dog depressed? Blue Monday nightmare as owners' woes make pets' lives miserable

Blue Monday a crisis time for pets (Image: PDSA) Rabbits are happier when they can form social bonds (Image: GETTY) Vet Anderson-Nathan added: “Too much time indoors without enough exercise leads to health problems on a much larger scale, such as obesity.

Grooming Your Dog During the Winter

Grooming Your Dog During the Winter

Brushing Another thing to do after your dog’s bath is to brush every bit of his coat, working from skin to the tip of the hair to remove any tangles.

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge

Dog cold weather warning: Vets reveal their advice to pet owners as temperatures plunge CRUEL winter weather can be a particularly hard time for our warm and fuzzy friends who are not prepared for freezing conditions.

Training Your Dog to Wear Dog Boots for Winter

Training Your Dog to Wear Dog Boots for Winter

They also protect your furry pal’s paws from ice, snow, salt and deicing chemicals when he’s out for a neighborhood walk or stroll through a frosty winter wonderland.