Things can get pretty wild at the PEOPLE offices.
It started with an impossible poodle.
Cortney Wisbauer was fresh out of William Paterson University with a degree in Art Education but no immediate teaching job when two girls she babysits begged her last December to help them with something they saw online: a toy poodle fashioned out of rubber bands woven over a pegged loom.
"I watched the video and just had no idea how to do it," says Wisbauer, 23, an artist and aspiring K-through-12 art teacher who lives with her parents in northern New Jersey. "But I went home that day telling myself that one day I'm going to make that poodle and show them I actually did it."
Now, here is something to be thankful for. Hungry hamsters have gathered around the table once more to chow down on tiny food.
Not everyone is talking turkey on Thanksgiving, Nathan the Bloodhound is stealing some of the spotlight.
The four-year-old canine took home the title of Best in Show at the 2014 National Dog Show on Thursday. The adorable and well-mannered pooch won the hound group and then managed to out strut all the other group winners, including Freda the French bulldog and Bogey the samoyed.
In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we bring you a distinguished senior pet looking for a loving place to spend forever. Today, meet Sherlock, a 10-year-old Labrador/pointer mix currently residing at the San Francisco SPCA.
Sherlock would be so thankful to have a forever home before his 11th birthday on Jan. 8. A comfortable home to relax and spend his golden years, he definitely deserves these things and more.
"When he first came to our shelter in mid-October he was severely undernourished," says Krista Maloney, media relations specialist for the shelter, who says that the pup was given up by his previous owner. "Sherlock has truly thrived during the month he's spent at the San Francisco SPCA, and we're happy to report that he's gained weight and is ready for a second chance at a forever home!"
National Dog Show host and one of the world's most soothing voices, John O'Hurley pawed over to PEOPLE Now to give us a sneak peek at this year's competitors.
It's amazing what a single meatball can do.
A group of adventure athletes from Sweden known as Team Peak Performance found this out during November's Adventure Racing World Championship. The competition requires participants to endure a 430 mile course – that includes hiking, kayaking, biking and more – through the wilds of the Amazon. During one of their brief breaks on this impressive excursion the four person team happened upon a friendly stray dog and offered the hungry pup a meatball to snack on, reports NPR.
Miranda Lambert has a big heart for homeless pets.
So much so that the devoted dog-lover – and mom to seven of her own pups – took over a kill shelter in her own hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and turned it into a safe place where dogs can find their fur-ever families, Taste of Country reports.
Sometimes life does not suck.
Dave Salmoni (and his muscles) brought a baby leopard to our offices on Monday – and it was un-fur-gettable on all counts!
The Animal Planet host and animal expert, plus his adorable friend Queen Bee, a simply (for lack of a better word) squishy black African leopard, were here to help promote the Give a Bear a Home campaign, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the World Wildlife Fund.
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