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.
Channing Tatum sure is nice, and we could stare at Zac Efron's six-pack all day. And, okay, fine – sometimes we just look at a picture of the Hemsworth brothers in the morning because it's not unlike a cup of coffee.
But they're not the only sexy beasts around here.
Time to break out your coveted sticker book from the '80s. Unicorns are once again an important topic of conversation.
According to The Daily Mail, a elusive animal known as an "Asian unicorn," or saola, has been spotted grazing in Vietnam's central Annamite mountains – and thanks to a hidden camera, the World Wildlife Federation captured pictures of it.
While it's not quite as mystical as the colorful one-horned creatures of your childhood memories, conservationists are enamored with the saola, who has two parallel horns which can reach 19 inches in length.
Nothing makes Grumpy Cat smile. We know this because we tried. Oh, we tried.
We offered up a tiara when she visited the PEOPLE studio with her owner Tabatha Bundesen back in March. Then we showed her a picture of ultimate cat lady-killer Ian Somerhalder. We even handed over our copy of Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience.
Nothing made her smile. In fact, Oscar the Grouch probably had better luck than we did. But not content with defeat, we decided to try yet again at October's The Friskies awards.
And so it goes: We looked into her big, disinterested blue eyes and asked her if she was excited to find out which hunky guy (cat lover or otherwise) will be named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive this year.
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.
As Brooklyn's literary hipsters celebrate the anniversary of Moby Dick's U.S. publication, across the country, schoolchildren are using words to free one very special whale.
It sounds like a Free Willy sequel: A group of first graders from Tom Williams Elementary in North Las Vegas, Nev., are working together to release a killer whale named Morgan, who's captive in a small tank in Spain. Morgan's plight has attracted the attention of activists worldwide for the past three years, but teacher Robin Vircsick's class of kids may be the whale's youngest allies.
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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