Surfers in general are not a tidy group of people, but there's only one who lives in a literal pigsty: Kama the surfing pig, who has quickly become the Internet's favorite surfing quadruped.
Kama met his current owner, Kai Holt, when the latter was on vacation. The piglet was living by himself on the beach when he wandered into Holt's cabana and soon found himself adopted. Only a little while later, he fell in Holt's pool and surprised his owner with a tiny doggie paddle – or rather, piggy paddle.
Amazed by Kama's love of aquatics, Holt started taking his pet along on his surfing trips; before he knew it, the little pig was hopping on the surfboard too. In February, the story of the surfing pig attracted a number of local news outlets, which then spread Kama's story to the mainland. The Internet had a new talented animal to celebrate!
Allowing consumers to make bold new fashion statements such as "I was mauled by a wild tiger," the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan, has elected to raise money by auctioning off Zoo Jeans, which have been stylishly ripped by its own four-legged residents.
Hope is a pup that certainly lives up to her name. Even though this dog has been through some rough times, her adorable and friendly demeanor has never waned and now it's paying off.
Some dogs can fetch, others play dead, but here's a trick you probably haven't seen very often: This dog can fly.
Shadow, an Australian cattle dog, joined his owner, Dan McManus, high in the sky on Monday, accompanying him on a hang gliding flight with a specially made harness.
"He wanted to go along," McManus told Fox News earlier in July, "and he didn't really like to see me up there by myself."
If a movie deal won't put a smile on Grumpy Cat's face, we don't know what will.
The feline Internet sensation (real name: Tardar Sauce) is teaming up with Broken Road Productions to star in a feature film similar in nature to Garfield, reports Deadline.
"Rare is an image that evokes that much comedy," said Todd Garner, Broken Road founder and producer, who will help bring Grumpy Cat to the big screen along with partner Sean Robins. "You read all of the memes and the comments, and one is funnier than the next. We think we can build a big family comedy around this character."
Is it time for my ap-paws?
While most celebrities walk the red carpet, Internet sensation Lil Bub took a decidedly simpler approach: taking a seat.
The famous feline was on hand for Thursday's Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary Lil Bub & Friendz, which chronicles the popularity of its titular star and fellow Internet obsessions like Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat.
As Boston struggles to recover from the bombing that occurred during the city's marathon on Monday, a group of furry friends is lending a paw to help with the healing process.
Comfort dogs trained by the Lutheran Church Charities have been deployed to the Massachusetts city to aid those affected by the tragedy. Three golden retrievers were flown in from the group's home base in Addison, Ill., to join two more retrievers who were already on the East Coast following the December shooting in Newtown, Conn.
He may have retired from the silver screen, but Uggie hasn't left all of entertainment behind.
On Oct. 16, the four-legged star of The Artist will publish a memoir detailing his life in show business. Titled Uggie: My Story, the tome is dedicated to his Water for Elephants costar Reese Witherspoon, whom he dubs his celebrity crush.
Elsewhere in the tongue-in-cheek book, the Jack Russell terrier reveals he once got inebriated by drinking champagne from a glass that was left on the floor, and that he even killed a cat in his past.
Workers at the Bandai factory in Southampton, England, have found the purr-fect solution to their security needs: Millie, the Bengal cat.
As the factory starts receiving shipments of what will be this Christmas's most wanted toys, employees thought it best to add an additional security measure. Millie caught their attention while roaming around the warehouse, and was immediately deemed the best possible new hire as a result of her excellent climbing and hearing abilities and telltale meow.
"Millie has always had a very vigilant personality," said her owner. "I'm not surprised she took up a career as a security guard. The toys are lucky to have such an attentive guardian."