Petside Digest: Extremes of Cruelty, Cute Earmark Animal News This WeekPublished March 9, 2012
We'll start this week's Digest off with a bit of sad animal news. Late last week, it was reported that a U.S. marine, Benjamin Asher Link, was arrested and accused of drowning two pit bull puppies. There was little information or reasons behind the 21-year-old man's horrific acts. Truly, we're unsure ourselves as to why anyone would commit an atrocity such as this.
For more information on the story, read Petside's article here.
Piglet Found in Lobby of Hawaii Hotel: The Huffington Post
To off-set the negative mood a little, we share this undeniably adorable story of a cute piglet that was found, for no apparent reason, in the lobby of a Hawaiian hotel. According to The Huffington Post piece, all were unsure of exactly how the 5-week-old piglet wound up in the hotel lobby.
Nevertheless, efforts were made to safely secure the piglet. The Hawaiian Humane Society is now caring for the piglet, which they have named Pukulani. We're just wondering if he went "wee" all the way home!
How would you react to a cute piglet in your presence? Share in a comment!
Animals and the Moon: Vet Street
In an interesting piece, our friends at Vet Street examined the lunar legends of different cultures and the ties that the moon has to animals and cultural myths. We highly suggest you read it on this fine Friday!
Animal Planet's "Too Cute" Really is Too Cute: Petside
Have you ever watched the show "Too Cute" on Animal Planet? Pretty much it gives the show's audience a glimpse into the lives of adorable puppies and kittens, allowing the audience see them as they cutely grow before your eyes. Our blogger was just introduced to the show recently, and shares a video in her piece that is really too cute to resist. Take a look here and let us know your thoughts on this wonderful show!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Chester
Our adoptable pet of the week is Chester, an adorable Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix puppy hailing from Brooklyn, NY! Chester's still working on house-training, but is a joy to be around and loves other people and dogs, too! He's neutered and up to date on all of his shots. If you can, give Chester a chance at a forever-loving home!