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Comfort Dogs Return To Boston Marathon After Visits To Tragedy-Stricken American Towns

Golden Retrievers Maggie, Addie, Luther, Richie and Isaiah are Boston's hometown heroes - even though they haven't taken up residency. These five canines are trained 'Comfort Dogs' or what some call "Therapy Dogs." Their unique role aside from being man's best friend is to visit various communities in the aftermath of tragedies. And while they're trained like 'Service Dogs,' this particular group focus on providing emotional support.

No, Virginia, There Isn't An Easter Bunny?

While the New York Sun's editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church might have had his reasons to pen his famous response to 8 yr-old Virginia O'Hanlon pertaining to the existence of Santa Claus in 1897 -- it's been announced with some certainty this holiday season that there's no such thing as an Easter Bunny!

Twin Mutts From Another Mother, Gone Viral

Commercial photographer Grace Chon who specializes in celebrity-and-pet photography just became a celebrity in her own right this week when she released a photo series that featured her son and his best friend. The Tumblr spread titled, "Zoey and Jasper, A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy" is perhaps the cutest portraits to have hit the digital airwaves in quite some time. . .

Llama On The Loose On College Campus

Earlier this week a llama drama unfolded in the town of Trinidad in Southern Colorado. The animal had managed to escape its owner and go for a stroll around the campus of Trinidad State Junior College. Police were called in to try and round up the llama, but it was unwilling to cooperate with authorities. It was not the fugitive's first offense.

American Bombay Cat - Predatory Panther Or A Priss Of A Puss? [Video]

With a sleek patent-leather-like black coat, a muscular build and tapered gold or copper-colored eyes that emit a piercing glaze, it's no surprise that the American Bombay cat is often mistaken for a Panther kitten. However, despite its threatening facade, this feline would much rather curl up in your lap than join its distant big cat cousins in the wild.

"What's Your Sign?" Could Be A Real Animal, According To Native Americans

The word "Zodiac" literally means animals, but the 12 Astrological signs we're familiar with refer to patterns or constellations of animals as seen in the evening skies. Thought of as 'celestial events,' Astrology is a pseudo-science that attempts to draw correlations between these signs and our pattern of behavior on Earth.

Bionic Kangaroo Designed To Bop To The Hip Hip Hop, Bang Bang Da Vinci Beat! [Videos]

For those who remember the Sugerhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" lyrics recorded in 1979, it's a perfect theme song for a very unique kangaroo that just hopped off a German assembly line this past month. After two years of research, the tech company Festo and their engineers have unveiled. . .

Moving On Up To The West Side - Peregrine Falcons Get A Piece Of The Sky [In Jersey City]

High atop 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a pair  of Peregrine Falcons return to a nesting site prepared exclusively for them. Since 2000, this year marks the 14th season for these endangered birds to take residence once again on the skyscraper's rooftop.

Doris Day At 90 Runs The Most Pet-Friendly Inn In The Land

For those that might not remember America's Sweetheart, Doris Day was the biggest box office star at the movies during the 1950 and 1960s. Starring with some of the greats, she appeared in 39 comedies and dramas with the likes of Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable, David Niven and James Stewart. . .

Woman Feeding Alligator -- The "Don't Do This" Animal Video of the Day!!!

I grew up (and still live) in Florida, and have seen alligators quite often.  In fact I've had a few close encounters while camping that scared the hell out of me.  When I saw this video, I was appalled.  This is one of those things you should never do.  Ever.


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