Wednesday, June 23, 2021

PET GALLERIES

Best picture galleries of funny dogs, cute cats, adorable baby animals, and every pet in between

The Great Catsby Is The Cat’s Meow (GALLERY)

(CAT PICTURES) Haven't got the chance to see Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby in theaters just yet? How about The Great Catsby? No need to wait any longer—just take a look at this purrfect feline cast in the photos below, courtesy of Buzzfeed. We promise this ending won't be nearly as catastrophic. — Global Animal

Uh-Oh, You’re Home Early! Dogs Behaving Badly

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) We've all heard that when the cat's away the mice will play, but look what trouble dogs can get into! Have a laugh and be thankful these little rascals don't live in your home. And learn how to stop a destructive dog from chewing furniture and other valuables. — Global Animal

Dog’s Last Day On Earth Will Bring You To Tears (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Roberts family knew it was time to put down their beloved black lab named Duke after cancer began to take over his body. But first, they gave him the best last day on Earth a dog could ask for. The day was filled with love, family, friends and all of Duke's favorite activities. Relive Duke's last day in the moving photographs below. Tissue alert! — Global Animal

Halloween Pet Costume Contest: Let The Voting Begin!

(PET COSTUMES) The photos have been submitted, and now it is time to vote for your favorites in our second annual Halloween pet costume contest! To cast your vote, visit Global Animal’s Facebook page, go to our photo albums, and select the Halloween Pet Costume Contest: Vote for your favorites album. Simply “Like” your favorite pictures to vote and there you have it! Voting will close October 30th at midnight. The winner will be featured on Global Animal’s front page on Halloween, October 31. Happy voting! — Global Animal

Musicians Cradling Cats (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS/CATS) Every musician needs a muse...and a meow! With music festival season in full swing, now's the time to check out these purrfect pictures of some very talented musicians and their adorable feline friends. — Global Animal

Fallen Marine’s Best Friend Adopted By Family

(MILITARY DOGS/VIDEO) Few bonds are closer than the ones between military dogs and their handlers, the dogs becoming best friend and family for their Marines. Private Colton W. Rusk and bomb-sniffing lab Eli were no exception. Pfc. Rusk shared everything with Eli, from his Facebook pictures, to his bed. When the Marine was killed in action, his family adopted Eli, giving both the family and the dog comfort. — Global Animal

Halloween Howlers Show Off Their Costumes (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS/HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR PETS) Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to get creative with not just your own costume, but your furry loved one's as well. You shouldn't be the only one who gets to have a little fun this Halloween! Check out these adorable pets as they "put on the dog" in their perfect Halloween attire. — Global Animal

Halloween Pet Costume Contest Winner!

(PET PHOTO CONTEST) The votes are in for our second annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated. Check out all of the entries in the "Halloween Pet Costume Contest: Vote for your favorites" album at our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GlobalAnimal). And the winner of the Halloween Pet Costume Contest is... — Global Animal

Meowna Lisa: Cats Imitate Famous Masterpieces (GALLERY)

(CATS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Internet world loves to be amused by cats and their hilarious antics. We love to giggle at galleries of cats pranking dogs and dapper kitties posing as characters from The Great Gatsby. But as it turns out, some cats have a more artistic side. As Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said, “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” In the spirit of aestheticism, check out this gallery of some serious felines imitating world-renowned paintings. — Global Animal

Animals Say ‘Happy Birthday, USA!’ (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) It's the 4th of July, and even animals are celebrating Independence Day with a birthday party! Check out the adorable photos of these patriotic pets. And a very happy birthday to You-S-A! — Global Animal

The Life of a Pitbull: Lulu in Santa Monica

(PIT BULLS/DOGS) As Global Animal founders, we have met and worked with many dogs, and want to share our experience with the latest addition to our family. Lulu was adopted at an NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) event through "Angel City Pitts" three years ago, when she was three years old. She was rescued from an abusive situation and taken as evidence of inhumanity because she was kept in a cage and constantly bred from the time she could reproduce. Her DNA test shows she is 100% American Staffordshire Terrier. She came with medical issues and in order to spay Lulu, the veterinarians had to cut through scar tissue from back-yard C-sections. They also cropped her ears, possibly to prep her for fighting, which results in regular ear infections. Lulu had no real idea how to be a dog, couldn’t climb stairs, and never barked. But we could see that she was a special spirit who simply needed a loving home. We went out that morning to go to a museum exhibit, got diverted by the NKLA event, and came home with Lulu! We were a bit concerned about how she would fit into our household, but our first dog Stanley showed her the ropes, our ancient cat Omar set the boundaries about who was boss, and Lulu slowly began to relax into her new home. Now she’s loving life! A word about the breed: Lulu is the most stable, loving dog we have ever encountered. As gentle as a lamb, she is non-reactive in every situation, whether with an aggressive dog, a two-year-old climbing on her back and even taunting squirrels and speeding skateboarders. We love her (she never leaves my side) and we wanted to share our story and pictures to encourage other dog lovers to consider this breed. They were once the family dog of America and if you watch the incredible documentary on Netflix called Champions, about the rehabilitation of the Michael Vick dogs, you will see their true nature is stable, gentle and forgiving. Like any dog, their loyalty can be distorted through torture and abuse, but the misinformation about this breed is at epidemic levels. A new book called Pit Bull tells the truth. Their jaws don’t lock any more than any other dog, their stability is on par with the Labrador, and they are fantastic with children. Places where breed specific bans have been enacted against pit bulls have not shown a decrease in dog bites. If any dog is unstable, look at the other end of the leash for the reason. Judge the deed, not the breed! -- Global Animal

Dogs Celebrate Thanksgiving (GALLERY)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of you might be busy prepping for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner, others are looking for a little holiday entertainment. Here are some adorable pictures of dogs who dressed up just for the occasion. — Global Animal

Animals Cover Up For The Camera (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PHOTOS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) We've all been embarrassed at some point. But what could these adorable animals have done to be so camera shy? Take a look at these cute animals as they cover up for the camera. — Global Animal

Photographer Captures Cats ‘High’ On Catnip (GALLERY)

(CATS/ANIMAL PICTURES) In his latest book "Cats on Catnip," professional animal photographer Andrew Marttila captures a range of the cats’ silly expressions as they react to catnip. See some of their hilarious faces in the adorable photos below. -- Global Animal

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