If you find yourself tiring of watching poll results trickle in, here's a worthy distraction: Animal Planet will premiere a one-hour documentary on 9/11 K-9 Disaster Relief units. Hero Dogs of 9/11 goes on tonight at 8 p.m. The special will tell the story of handler Frank Shane, a man with 30 years' ... More >>
Have you seen these Puppylift ads on the subway recently? From a distance, they appear advertise plastic surgery for dogs, asking, "Is your dog a 'total dog'?" They also display pre- and post-facelift pics of a client's furry friend. It's enough to make sleepy commuters double-take. On closer exam ... More >>
This doesn't come from me, mind you. I don't even have a chia pet. But actor Joe Pantoliano says in his new book that when he got depressed, he started accumulating dogs and found that smooching with the pooches was a delightful and safe act of affection. Writes Joe:
As the saying goes, anyone who represents themself in a courtroom has a fool for a client. Case in point: 43-year-old Jeffrey Cofield, a multiple felon who acted as his own attorney at his trial for assaulting a police officer. His "weapon": a pit bull. The result: a 12-years-to-life prison sente ... More >>
In stark contrast with the man covered in Julia Roberts tattoos, this dog simply cannot bear the sight of the Pretty Woman star. Wonder how he'd react to Richard Gere?
Barely Feral via Josh KitchenThere are two things in this wide world that are without a doubt, indisputable to anyone who has a even a portion of a brain, Internet gold. Those things are cats and porn. Why not combine them? That is exactly what Anne-Taylor Adams, the brain behind Barely Feral ... More >>
McDonald's is continuing to see profit growth thanks to items like frozen strawberry lemonade counteracting the rising costs of hamburgers. [Bloomberg] The U.N. has officially declared Somalia's food crisis a famine in several parts of the country, as millions of people are on the brink of s ... More >>
Why is this kitten sad? Was he a Newt Gingrich supporter? Does he feel bad about Anthony Weiner? Does he find his captors and their silly games not amusing in the slightest? Does it even matter? Cute, sad kittens will get us through this heat. They will. We're counting on it.
Free MetroCards at Prospect Park and the Red Hook Park baseball fields today! Free shitty single rides, that is. Call me when someone will pay for my monthly unlimited. Oh, and a bunch of subway lines will be all messed up this weekend. [Gothamist] Spoken-word artist, poet, and musician Gil Scot ... More >>
Skateboarding dogs fall somewhere on the higher end of the spectrum of cool animal tricks (highest: dolphins jumping through rings of fire; lowest: waterskiing squirrels). Most humans can't even skateboard, but bulldogs seem to be unnaturally good at it. The New York Daily News has a feature today ... More >>
via NYPA Pennsylvania man has become the city's foremost dog scofflaw (a word whose existence I was unaware of till today!), having racked up $8000 in tickets for letting his dogs run free in Bronx parks. William "Willie" Carrasco, 43, of Bethlehem, PA, lets his pit bulls Precious and Spartacus s ... More >>
Hands off, people.Why is everyone eating dog food these days? A pair of Brooklyn women chowed down on dog chow for a month to promote their people-grade pet food. And an Ohio woman went on a dog-food diet to protest animal cruelty. Now, a University of Virginia student has been rushed to the ... More >>
For all of your rat video needs, please defer to NYC the Blog, who can't help but publicize these disgusting creatures. Sometimes, though, they're too jarring to ignore -- like when the brave rodents crawl on sleeping subway riders -- and so we're forced to proliferate the smut. The above clip, of a ... More >>
Courtesy Minnie McSorley, from her Facebook pageYesterday we mentioned that Minnie, the McSorley's cat facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she was "seriously injured" by the mid-sized feline, has a Facebook page. Curious to hear Minnie's perspective on her legal drama, we got in touch, a ... More >>
Continuing in our groundbreaking "dog days of summer" series, (see bulldog watches Family Guy), here is a beagle freaking out over a wind-up toy. The best part is when the toy stops, but the dog continues to wig for a good 20 seconds. Yay for beagles! They are funny, and we hear they're quite ... More >>
Thank God! She's being her fabulous self in rehearsals for Broadway's A Little Night Music, according to a souse, I mean a source.
Thank you, Mike Huckabee, for informing us that children are not puppies, and therefore should not be adopted by gay couples. Because we always thought kids looked a lot like puppies, what with their scrunchy noses and faces and their chubby wubby cheeks, and all that fur! And puppies are ... More >>
As if there isn't enough evidence for your fellow countrymen to feel like the "fat cats" on "Wall Street" have "(defecated) the bed" on our country's "money" -- now we have to deal with the fact that it's coming from high above, and it's coming from their dogs. But one man felt it went too fa ... More >>
Meet the Prince of Darkness himself
Here's a pretty good New York Cat Lady: the ASPCA has found a woman living in a 1BR in an unspecified Brooklyn neighborhood (alas for our prejudices! We'd like to think it's Park Slope) with 37 cats. She is being allowed to keep two of her cats, while the rest are being examined for diseases and w ... More >>
Oreo, the pit bull terrier mix who survived a six-story fall from a Red Hook roof last summer, was euthanized by the ASPCA Friday despite protests, twitters, 2 death threats and over 2oo phone calls from animal lovers.
Since he is far too modest to do it himself, let us call your attention to Our Man Sietsema's cover story in this month's Edible Manhattan. It's a fascinating screed on the long history of the hot dog in New York City, and our favorite passage explains how the frankfurter arrived at its more ... More >>
The doggie cannoli, a treat your dog won't want to miss (click to enhance the revoltingness) Fork in the Road strolled into a pet store in Forest Hills recently, intent on watching some puppies cavort in their cages. What we found, in addition to the usual rawhide bones and Scooby snacks, were ... More >>
A revival of Charles Fullers Obie-winning Zooman and the Sign
Marley & Me, the most popular film in America over the holiday weekend, is an odd take on the contemporary family movie--and not only because Owen Wilson has more chemistry with man's best friend than with co-star Jennifer Aniston. Based on a bestselling nonfiction book (subtitled Life and Love wi ... More >>
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