Brits are celebrating the 6-year anniversary of a dog chasing some deer and it's still funny

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How time flies. Almost as fast as a bunch of deer being chased by a labrador.

Six years ago today a video of a dog named Fenton chasing some deer to the dismay of his human went viral. People have been celebrating this happy day on Twitter.

Happy Jesus Christ, Fenton! Dayhttps://t.co/tSvEC1L6qJ

— IanVisits (@ianvisits) November 13, 2017

Fenton! FENTON! https://t.co/7B1zEATkG9

— Patrick Smith (@psmith) November 13, 2017

It’s six years since FENTON! – and it’s still absolutely hilarious https://t.co/nZcSX1VyQY

— Kimberley Hunt (@arthausfl_) November 13, 2017 Read more…

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Lost dog rescued from an abandoned mine shaft turns out to be a total superstar

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There are two types of “lost pet” stories: The happy ones, where good Samaritans lend a helping hand and everything works out in the end, and the unhappy ones, which we don’t talk about.

Well. Here we are, talking. I’ll let Portia Scovern, the non-canine hero of this story, explain (via her Facebook post):

A subsequent update on Ms. Scovern’s post confirms that the owner was located within a day. The little pup — whose name is Cheyenne — had been missing for just over two weeks, but her human caught wind of the Facebook post and stepped up to recover his furry friend.

In comments on Ms. Scovern’s Facebook post, owner Michael Captain expressed confusion over the idea that Cheyenne could have fallen down the abandoned mine shaft. As it turns out, she’s an extreme hiking dog! Read more…

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The cutest photos from the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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Now in its 27th year, the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City continued its reign as October’s cutest event on Saturday, bringing together New York’s fluffiest pets and their ever-creative owners. 

This year’s crop of dog models – dressed in costumes that ranged from the Pope to the Devil to Kellyanne Conway – put on a delightful show for spectators. 

We’ve collected the resulting photos for you here, because really, no one should have to miss this:

The annual Tompkins square park Halloween dog parade is the best thing ever@CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/GwWnJcw3rS

— Reena Roy (@reenaroy) October 21, 2017 Read more…

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The heartwarming moment a family discovers their dog survived a deadly California wildfire

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A family was elated to discover that their Bernese Mountain Dog, Izzy, somehow managed to survive the wildfires that have ravaged areas of California. 

Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen hiked miles to Weaver’s mother’s home in Santa Rosa earlier this week. Despite being turned away by police, the men managed to make their way to the property for an important mission. 

Although most valuables had been destroyed in the wildfire that ripped through the city, the men returned to the burned down home to retrieve the body of the family dog, which was presumed dead, the Associated Press reports. Read more…

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend adopted a new dog and boy is it cute

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Friends, some great news: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (and Luna) have adopted a small dog.

Teigen and Legend, who already have two Frenchies — Penny and Pippa — and one English bulldog — Puddy — welcomed this little nugget home Friday. And it looks like Luna is already a big fan. (Also, Luna has great posture.)

what happens at lip sync battle does not always stay at lip sync battle @caseypattersontv @llcoolj

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:06pm PDT

And Luna has the right idea. This dog is extremely cute — so cute, in fact, that it falls firmly into the “so-cute-it-looks-fake” category. Read more…

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Incredibly pragmatic dog braves Hurricane Harvey with, yes, an entire bag of dog food

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A dog named Otis wasn’t about to go hungry during Hurricane Harvey. 

As the hurricane made landfall, a dog was spotted wandering around Sinton, Texas carrying a full bag of dog food. 

The German shepherd mix wasn’t a stray—he just got loose from a screen porch. 

“I kept yelling his name and yelling his name and he wasn’t around,” his caretaker Salvador Segovia told the Houston Chronicle

The dog belongs to Segovia’s 5-year-old grandson, who had evacuated in anticipation of flooding. Otis is well-known in the town of 6,000, Segovia said.

“Otis can go to Dairy Queen and he can get a hamburger. He’s the only dog allowed to lie down in front of the county court house,” Segovia said. “He also goes to H.E.B. He’s not a stray. He’s a good dog.” Read more…

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Fair warning: Chelsea Handler's story about adopting a senior dog will make you cry

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Hello. Get ready to cry!

Saturday marked the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a day when animal shelters nationwide waive or lower adoption fees in hopes that as many pets will find homes as possible. 

To encourage others to participate, Chelsea Handler posted a video relaying one of her own adoption stories. (Handler has adopted two dogs from local shelters.) 

“I went into the [Long Beach] pound,” she says, “and I found the ugliest-looking dog I could find. And that was Tammy.”

Handler goes on to describe how Tammy, a senior dog, “blossomed” under her care, becoming the very good girl fans saw on her exquisitely-run Instagram page. Tammy passed away last week after a bout of illness, but Handler says she’s just glad Tammy was able to enjoy her final two years. Read more…

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Please enjoy this small dog using a large dog as a pool float

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Our summer aesthetic is this Yorkshire terrier — desperate for some pool time but afraid to go it alone — who uses his large companion as a makeshift float. 

Send to anyone — read: everyone — who could use a palate cleanser from the current political climate. Read more…

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Una the dog was the best part of the OnePlus 5 launch event

So the OnePlus 5 just got announced, with what one might be tempted to call a somewhat boring presentation. The prerecorded keynote was a bit of a slow, lethargic experience, similar in tone to last year’s 3T event. But not everything was bad. In fact, there were a couple of brief but very welcome moments of bliss, when she appeared. No, not American supermodel and OnePlus spokesperson Emily Ratajkowski.
We’re talking about Una.
The red-coated Shiba Inu, a mainstay of OnePlus’ marketing, made an appearance at the event, and actually …

Dog stuck inside tree is the living definition of 'oops'

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If you’ve ever wondered what the word “oops” would be if it were a dog (you have, right?), look no further. 

Meet Rocco. On Friday, he got stuck inside a tree at a Kentucky cemetery.

Rocco reportedly lodged himself in the tree after climbing into nearby hole dug by a groundhog, then trying to climb back out via the tree’s trunk. Rocco, however, is not a groundhog, so he did not quite make it.

Luckily, two off-duty state troopers were able to dislodge Rocco from the tree, and the adventurous dachshund was reunited with his owner. Officials also enlarged the hole in the tree should any other dogs attempt the same stunt. Read more…

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