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Japanese Artist Uses Needle Felting to Make Realistic Cat
There is a Japanese artist that is creating gorgeous and stunningly realistic cat art using the needle felting technique. The artist, Wakuneco, uses the fuzzy fibers of wool to sculpt and create hyper-realistic three-dimensional sculptures of cat faces. As My Modern Met explains, “Each incredible three-dimensional, felted feline is made by painstakingly poking layers of wool with a needle until...
#Whatthefluff Magic Trick for Dogs Goes Viral
A recent viral video trend has been circulating all over social media, and it is brightening everyone’s mood. The #whatthefluff challenge is essentially a magic trick that pet parents are performing for their dogs. All that is required is a blanket, a doorway and one’s favorite four-legged canine companion. To perform this magic trick, dog parents begin by standing in a doorway while holding...
First Edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America Book Sold for $9.65M
John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America” book has long been one of the most treasured books of natural history. The National Audubon Society explains, “Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolours of North American birds (Havell edition), all reproduced from hand-engraved plates, and is considered to be the archetype of wildlife illustration.” There are...
Strange-purrr Things: Which Netflix Shows Does Your Pet Prefer to Binge Watch?
Is there anything better than cuddling up on the couch with your better half (ahem, your pet) and binge-watching a new season of your favorite television show? According to a recent survey from Netflix, the answer is a resounding, "Nope, there's nothing better, now be quiet you're talking over some important dialogue!" The streaming service found that an estimated 71 percent of Americans...
Why the Black-Footed Cat Is Capturing the World's Attention
A clip from BBC One's "Big Cats" series featuring an adorable, albeit lethal, feline has gone viral. The video, which has garnered over 50,000 retweets on Twitter, focuses on the African black-footed cat and her title as the deadliest cat on the planet.  People can't seem to get enough of the black-footed cat, which looks more like a sweet house cat than a vicious predator but has...
'Game of Thrones' and Huskies: The Show's Impact on the Breed
The mega-hit HBO series Game of Thrones is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon, with an impact that goes far beyond the television landscape. But what happens when fans clamor to incorporate as many elements of the show into their lives as possible? The show has sparked an increased demand for Siberian Huskies, and other dogs in the Husky family, because of their resemblance to the...
Looking at Pictures of Puppies May Save Your Relationship (No, Really)
What's the key to a good, successful marriage? Mutual interests? A solid foundation of trust? Or, does it all come down to pictures of adorable puppies and bunnies?  A new study, conducted by James K. McNulty of Florida State University and a team of psychological scientists, found that to break the monotony or resentment that can crop up in long-term relationships, one can make better...