Romeo the boxer had never eaten a cheeseburger, gotten a pedicure or traveled in a cop car before.
So when he was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer, his owner Riina Cooke created a bucket list for him. This way, Romeo could spend his final days living out his hopes and dreams (and, of course, bond with his owners).
"When I found out [about the diagnosis], I was in shock," Cooke, of British Columbia, Canada, told Today. "He watched me cry, and he would get upset when I got upset because he was a very sensitive dog. It took a couple of days to digest, but then I took him to the park, and we started putting together the bucket list."
We've been patiently waiting for a wedding that would top Prince William and Kate's 2011 nuptials. There have been many close calls, and we haven't even seen Kimye tie yet, meaning the best may be yet to come.
But leave it to a pair of dogs to remind the world just what true puppy love is all about.
Meet Pete and Tally. They're newlyweds, who just happen to have furry paws (to have and to hold), wagging tails (for better, for worse) and an enduring love for each other (until death do they part).
Like all great love stories, their fairy tale has unfolded on Instagram, from those nerve-wracking first dates to their wedding day.
We thought Taylor Swift's friendships with Lorde, Karlie Kloss and every other it girl ever were cute.
But no matter how many slumber parties Swift throws – no matter how many cookies they bake, or what colors they paint their fingernails – it's going to be hard to top what happened when a horse met a cat.
Naturally, said horse and cat became best friends. (Watch the cuddly evidence in the video above.)
Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.
A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs bedroom to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home.
Officers who responded found no sign of a break-in.
Every day is Halloween when you're an adorable hedgehog.
Meet Marutaro: He's got a whole lot of spines, even more Twitter followers (45,000 and counting!) and an endless supply of dress-up options.
We assume Marutaro's owner is pretty crafty: the mask-like cutouts Marutaro rocks have made the hedgehog an Internet star. And judging by his looks so far – from Pikachu to a duck – it's easy to see why.
Rock-a-bye, bulldog, on the treetop – but this one just won't stop!
It's a meow-sterpiece!
A Siamese cat decorated with ornate flowers, hearts and rhinestones took home – or, we assume, sat in disgust with – the top prize at Monday's Feline Fantasy extreme grooming contest in East Rutherford, N.J.
The rescue kitty's far-out fur design didn't come easily. Professional groomer Angela Kumpe painstakingly cut and dyed the cat's coat after drawing the pattern, best described as a feline fleur-de-lis, on her back with a marker. (See the final product in the video above.)
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