Stay in a Luxury Hotel for $40?

Not you, ya dumb human.  Your doggie!! Heated pools, massage salons and a-la-carte menus are de rigueur at luxury hotels across the world but in one exclusive Paris establishment the difference is the guests: they have four legs, and enthusiastically wagging tails. Actuel Dogs bills itself as France’s first luxury hotel for dogs, and founders […]

Stunt Donkey has Heart Attack

Here is some sad news about an animal that really lived?  A flying donkey you say? The Russian donkey that starred in a viral video that drew the ire of animal lovers worldwide has died. In July, a Russian parasailing company strapped Anapka, an 18-year-old female donkey, to a parachute and forced it to sail […]

Bird Kills Man in Cockfighting Incident

It seems one of these guys finally got knocked off by an angry bird.  Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont, California, was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he was injured in Tulare County on Jan. 30, the Kern County coroner said. An autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental “sharp force […]

How to Toilet Train your Pig!

Hey have you heard the one about the pig using the toilet? Well it might actually be a real situation! Taiwan has been experimenting with a simple solution to the perennial problems of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms: train the pigs to use a toilet. After some encouraging results the government […]

German Sense of Humor

I always thought the Germans were a little stiff but I guess they are kind of wacky too! Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum, is the latest creature to rocket from Germany’s front pages to international recognition, capturing the world’s imagination with her bright, black eyes turned toward her pointed pink nose. Since the first photos were […]