22 Jun 2011

Event organisers urge dog owners to dress up as cats to raise funds

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If you own a dog and like the idea of dressing as a cat – plus you live in the South Shields area – then you might enjoy a forthcoming fundraising event.

A walk is set to take place on Saturday (June 25th 2011) in order to raise money for The Willows Cat Adoption Centre on Wantage Street, the South Shields Gazette reports.

Its volunteers saw the success of the annual Great North Dog Walk and decided to capitalise on it to make a bit of cash for abandoned cats too.

However,

17 Jun 2011

British bulldog dresses as Transylvanian bloodsucker

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Costumes for dogs aren't perhaps as big a novelty now as they used to be – but one bulldog might raise a few eyebrows due to his penchant for one outfit in particular.

Three-year-old Menace, owned by Melanie Morley of Stockport, seems to be quite taken with his Count Dracula costume, which consists of a red, black and gold bat-patterned coat and a cape.

Ms Morley told the Metro that she can tell Menace enjoys wearing his various costumes because he "will strut around the

10 Jun 2011

Fancy dress dog mascot gets job back after saucy photoshoot

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Tracy Chandler was devastated when she lost her job as the mascot for Doncaster Rovers FC after posing for a naughty photoshoot for a newspaper.

However, the 40-year-old is smiling again after bosses at the club decided to reinstate her in the role of Donny Dog, for which she wears a cute dog costume that delights the team's younger fans on match days.

She was originally asked to leave the voluntary job – which she'd been doing for three years – after deciding to appear in

09 Jun 2011

Have you ever seen a bear in a hot tub?

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If anyone had told Jenny Rhoades from Florida that someone with a bear behind was in her hot tub, she might have been forgiven for being a bit disgruntled.

However, what she probably wouldn't have expected when she went out to investigate was a real, live black bear going for a swim.

The homeowner – who lives on the outskirts of the Wekiva Springs State Park – crept carefully out to see the animal and take pictures of it as if first tore off the mosquito net covering the pool and

31 May 2011

Cheeky meerkats develop a thing for ladies’ feet

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Meerkats at a new themed enclosure at Longleat Safari Park have proved to be very curious indeed about humans – especially if they have their feet on show.

People can walk among the tiny creatures in the Jungle Kingdom attraction, which mimics their natural environment as closely as possible.

However, the meerkats absolutely love people's toes, particularly when they display brightly-coloured nail polish.

They clamber all over the visitors in question and even have a cheeky

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