... 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."
Let's start with the facts.
We know that Amanda Seyfried loves dogs. So that means her boyfriend must love dogs, too. Right? Right.
Since Justin Long, 35, and Seyfried, 27, were first linked over the summer, the actor has gamely proved he can accept the other man in her life, Australian shepherd Finn. Evidence A: hand-in-leash walks. Evidence B: some very suggestive Instagram snuggling.
Now, we'll present a third piece of evidence, which Long described as "#CannonEnvy #ObviousSymbolism" on Twitter. There are a lot of things we can say ...
Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.
Enter the "cava-poo-chon." The breed is the newest and latest in the decades-old search for the dog-face fountain of youth and perfect pet accessory. But the American Kennel Club does not recognize the new trend as an official breed, and one expert calls some specially bred small dogs expensive "gimmicks."
"There's always been a market for these forever-ish young dogs," said veteran trainer Steve Haynes (of Fidelio Dog Works Austin, Texas), who is working with 50 first-generation cava-poo-chons.
If you learn just one thing today, it should be this: howling is an art.
As demonstrated in this new compilation we found on YouTube, it requires practice, patience and persistence. It is, indeed, a learned skill (taught often by silly humans who think they're good at it).
There are high-pitched howls, more baritone ones, howls that sounds like a 2-month-old screaming, others that sounds like an impression of Daffy Duck and – the most rare form – howls that sounds like a sweet singing bird.
Jon Byler Dann thought he lost everything when a tornado struck and destroyed his Illinois home Sunday – until his missing dog, Maggie, came back to him.
Before the storm hit, Byler Dann had tried to coax the 11-year-old pooch into a safe place, but she was too spooked to leave her kennel, he told Weather.com.
As the 37-year-old and his four children – ages 8, 5, 2½ and 1½ – huddled in the basement, the storm tore through their Washington, Ill., home. When Byler Dann emerged afterward and saw the destruction, he was certain his furry friend was dead.
Can't you just feel the love?
There's no denying that, as this picture illustrates, canine brothers Jeffrey and Jermaine are inseparable – and not just because they adore each other.
Jeffrey is blind and his brother, Jermaine, is his loyal guide dog. The 8-month-old pups were found on the streets of Philadelphia in October, according to Operation Ava, the animal rescue that is trying to find them a permanent home together.
It's the most wonderful time of the year – and we're obviously referring to the pending reveal of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, not the Christmas carols your local radio station is already blasting.
Until this year's head honcho of hunk-dom is revealed, here's what you missed this weekend:
Albert Rizzi, who is legally blind, was booted from a US Airways plane at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday night after his guide dog, Doxy, became restless during a flight delay. Fortunately for the Long Island man, fellow passengers jumped to his defense.
"I cannot believe this," Rizzi posted on his Facebook page Thursday.
Less than a month after what was certainly one of the best days of Kelly Clarkson's life, the newlywed experienced what was sure to be one of her worst.
"My best friend died yesterday," the singer, 31, announced on Twitter Friday of her adopted dog's passing, saying, "Joplin was special. He fought his whole life to survive & now he can rest. I loved him."
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