We've all been there: Christmastime makes everything more intense and everything is just emotional and then someone's in your way and ...
Okay, we're not going to accuse junior first dog Sunny Obama of going all Grinch on a 2-year-old at Wednesday's White House holiday celebration. We would never imply that little Ashtyn Gardner was anything but lovely before she took the tumble to top all tumbles – the fall to dethrone Jennifer Lawrence as the Queen of Highly Public Falls. She definitely did not – just speculating – poke fun at his dark chocolate replica featured in the annual gingerbread display. She would never.
Either way, what went down at the decor unveiling could totally sabotage Sunny's approval rating. As the children of military families gathered for a day of crafts and festive fun, Gardner's well-intentioned run-in with Sunny turned into the stuff Michelle Obama's nightmares are made of.
To be fair, Sunny only startled the tot, who then stepped back and tripped over a walker (watch below). Still, we know you're new here Sunny. We know it's your first Christmas in the White House. But you're doing it wrong.
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, R. Kelly and Lady Gaga – sometimes a ditty just sounds better when it's performed by a duo.
Such is the case with Ukranian street busker Sergei Ivanovich, who plays the clarinet for passersby in Dnipropetrovsk's European Square. When he added an adorable stray pooch to his sidewalk act, people took notice, whipping out their camera phones to capture the scene (which has already received more than 200,000 views on YouTube).
A New Jersey canine who was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.
His owner, Karen Quigley, says the Chinese crested and Chihuahua mix died unexpectedly Thanksgiving morning. The Sewell resident said Elwood had been dealing with some heath issues in recent months but appeared to be doing well.
Elwood was dark colored and hairless – save for a puff of white fur resembling a mohawk on his head. He was often referred to by fans as Yoda or E.T. because of his resemblance to those famous science-fiction characters.
For a pet on Instagram, it can be hard to stand out. After all, you're competing against Theo, a newborn bulldog who captured everyone's heart in May. A month later, Biddy the jet-setting hedgehog rose to prominence. Then there's Princess Monster Truck, a cat for whom both cute and creepy are accurate adjectives.
But the latest furballs to attain fame on the photo-sharing site may just be our favorites. Meet Harlow and Indiana (Indi for short), a pair of pups whose "tail" of friendship is more than meets the eye.
Harlow first gained attention as one half of Harlow and Sage, an adorable doggy duo known for doing everything together, from napping to dressing alike. But in September, Sage passed away at age 13.
In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we'll be introducing you to an adult furball looking for a place to live out its golden years throughout November. Today, we'd like you to meet Shilo, an easy-going dog who just wants a lap to snuggle in.
He may be 9-years-old, but Shilo has a lot of good years ahead of him. Everyone loves spending time with this terrier mix – from adults to children to other dogs and cats. His positive spirit is infectious, according to the Adopt Me Rescue of Studio City, Calif., who is currently trying to find him a happy home.
It's official: Jewel is a certified gem!
Gch. Kiarry's Pandora's Box, a 3-year-old American foxhound also called Jewel, nabbed the Best in Show title at this year's National Dog Show, which aired Thanksgiving Day on NBC. It's the first time in the 12-year history of the show that the winner has come from the hound group. Last year's winner, Sky, was a wire fox terrier.
Jewel beat out a slew of other pretty pooches for the top prize, including a bearded collie, a Pekingese, a Norfolk terrier, a standard schnauzer, a bichon frise and an Irish water spaniel.
Thanksgiving is here once again, and while you're ready to dive into some turkey and stuffing, there's one member of your family whose preferences you're maybe not so sure of: your dog.
On this special day, don't be afraid to include your best furry friend in the festivities, just be mindful of certain foods that can make Fido sick – and find out which are just as delicious for him as they are for Mom and Dad.
Our friends at Dogster have put together this infographic to answer the eternal question, "What can dogs eat on Thanksgiving?" Give it a gander before serving your feast:
New parents, take note: This is how you get babies to sleep.
More so than any bassinet, what every parent should invest in is a pup like Baxter, the most baby-friendly dog that ever lived. In this amazingly cute Instagram video shared by photographer Gerrard Gethings, 8-week-old son Jarvis happily rests on Baxter's pulsing belly as they both lay in front of a warm, flickering fire.
... And they lived happily ever after!
Jeffrey and Jermaine, the two homeless pups whose story melted hearts when a photograph of them hugging each other in their shelter pen went viral, have found a place to spend forever.
The no-kill animal shelter Operation Ava sorted through more than 10,000 adoptions applications for the 8-month-old pups, who are inseparable because Jeffrey is blind and his brother, Jermaine, is his loyal guide dog. The lucky new owners: Jonathan Hochman and his wife, Veronica McKee.
Miley Cyrus's 21st birthday is for the dogs – in a good way.
The pop star celebrated the milestone on Saturday, but not with the kind of party you'd expect from Cyrus, whose controversial behavior has been a regular headline.
Instead, she kicked off her day by relaxing with her four dogs and Tweeting a picture of their snuggle party, along with the caption, "All I could want on my birthday."
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