Category Archives: Heartwarming Animal Stories

Man Duct Tapes Dog’s Mouth So She’ll Stop Barking…And Look What Happens (To Both of Them!)

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William Dodson

*I’m starting to think my boss likes to torture me. Why else would he send these stories my way? He knows the compassion I  exude for animals, especially wounded ones, sometimes appear to outweigh my feelings towards humans. Why then must I, we, learn of yet one more muthaf*cker hurting an innocent animal?

Only THIS could make me use THAT word!

And to add insult to injury, it was just because she barked.

Yet here he is. The A-hole from Charleston, North Carolina named William Dodson, who, on May 27, 2015, chose to tightly wind duct tape around the then-15-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix’s snout, nine times, to quiet her natural instinct to bark.

As if this wasn’t enough, he chained her.

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Fortunately, the dog was able to escape; but it took 36 hours before she was rescued, wandering the streets near Dodson’s home.

Even more fortunate, she was rescued by a veterinarian. Continue reading

See Kong and Brie Larson’s Tank Top On As Big A Screen As You Can Find

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*Back in the old days, you had to wait for summer for a cinematic summer blockbuster. Sounds reasonable, right? Well, thanks to Kong: Skull Island, summer has arrived — at the movies, at least — a few months early.

It only took 84 years for Hollywood to make a worthy successor to the original King Kong. which terrified audiences when it debuted in 1933 as one of Tinsel Town’s first “talkies.” No, I was NOT there…but I’m told theaters had to hire medical professionals to be on hand during screenings, as audiences members routinely fainted when Kong showed up on screen.

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Successors to the king’s throne have always fallen a little short. 1933’s Son Of Kong was cute but not thrilling, the 1976 version was downright cheesy (with a guy in an ape suit in the title role), and Peter Jackson’s 2005 version improved upon the special effects of the original but never found Kong’s heart. And let’s not even mention 1962’s awful King Kong vs. Godzilla.

This time around, they finally got it right. Kong: Skull Island debuts just a week before Hollywood will trot out another “beauty and the beast” tale that’s as old as time, but THIS beast isn’t singing Alan Menken tunes. Continue reading

This Jack Russell Terrier Didn’t Win the Prize, But Got All the Attention (Watch!)

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“Olly”

*Animals. You’ve gotta love ’em. I ran across a video where dogs were doing some sort of competition. One dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named “Olly” obviously didn’t get the memo that this is a competition and decided to do his own thing.

What a hoot! The poor trainer, or guider, or whatever you call the person eventually just gave up.

But it was the hysterical Face-plant (you’ll understand after watching the video below) and what followed that will have you rolling.

The only thing funnier than the little dog himself, is the British narrator.  Continue reading

This French Bulldog Vocalizes His Joy About Full Body Massage (Watch)

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*By now you may have guessed, I’m quite the animal lover. We have two Pitt-Bull mixes, a male and female, who were rescued from Linda Blair’s shelter. Yes, that Linda Blair.

I regularly give our doggies massages, and they adore me for it. But they now become quite spoiled and expect it. Even as I have become more lazy about giving it.

So I got a real kick out of watching this French bulldog on the massage table. There is no doubt he is totally enjoying the treat.

I’ve even put words to it. Continue reading

We Suspected Angelina Jolie Was ‘Different’…Now Watch Her ‘N the Kids Eat Tarantulas and Scorpions!

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No mercy!!!

*A ‘difficult’ split from Brad Pitt doesn’t seem to have dampened Angelina Jolie’s sense of adventure. Recently she was captured in Cambodia with her children enjoying the delicacies of outdoor life by way of insects.

Yes. She actually gave her children lessons in the fine art of frying and then eating spiders and scorpions. If that has your mouth agape, listen to this: They seemed to really enjoy the taste.  Continue reading

Introducing an Orange Alligator: the “Trumpagator!”

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*I still remember the “horse of a different color” scene in the 1939 Hollywood remake of The Wizard of Oz. 

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Remember it?  That horse changed into several bright colors during that segment, and has prompted smiles for generations of movie lovers.

Well, THAT was a horse…in a movie.   I wouldn’t have been smiling at the sight of this:  a 4- to 5-foot orange alligator.  He or she — you can’t blame anyone for not wanting to get close enough to discern the beast’s gender! — turned heads earlier this week near a pond just outside of Charleston, South Carolina.  Residents have begun joking that it should be called a “Trumpagator.” Continue reading

Boy Finds Rattlesnake In Toilet, 23 More Found Underneath Family’s House

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*Where’s Samuel Jackson when you need him?

Isac McFadden, a boy in Abilene, Texas got up the other morning to use the bathroom.  When he opened the toilet, a rattlesnake that was slithering up the bowl was there to greet him.

He told his mom about it, who frantically called a snake removal expert.  She also told Isac’s older brother to grab a shovel.

By the time Nathan Hawkins of Big Country Snake Removal had showed up, one of the butch ass McFadden boys had decapitated the snake.

That made serpent removal expert Hawkins sad.

“They’re actually very, very amazing creatures that are really misunderstood,” Hawkins said.  “There are irrational fears around them.”

I think it’s irrational for anyone NOT to want to cut the head off of a rattlesnake that’s slithering around in their toilet bowl.   Continue reading

Beware! Recall on Dog Food with Euthanasia Ingredient Found Inside Evanger’s ‘Hunk of Beef’ (Watch)

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*The Wheeling, Illinois-based Evanger’s Pet Food Company is devastated and have recalled one lot of the dog food that they learned has made several dogs ill and fatally wounded another.

This is the first time something like this has happened in the company’s 82-year history.

The company found that the dogs had began getting ill on New Year’s Eve, and started a four-week investigation, sending samples of the food they had eaten to an independent lab “to test for any toxin or bacteria we could possibly imagine. All of those tests came back negative,” they said.

It wasn’t until the end of January that the company heard the term, ‘pentobarbital.’ The drug is used to anesthetize and euthanize (mercy kill) animals.

How in the HELL can something like this end up in dog food…by accident? Continue reading