Animals were in the news kind of a lot this week, so I wanted to just roll with it with What People Are Talking About (animal edition!). It's appropriate considering this week dogs FINALLY got their own app! Where My Dogs At is a social networking app that lets dog owners connect and share things like dog friendly spots and photos of their pets. (For real.) This week, we're talking about a dog that survives a tornado, cats become the latest fashion accessory, and a surfing dog is so awesome he'll make you cry.
Dog survives tornado
In undoubtedly one of the most emotional reunions ever, a dog and its owner found one another in the aftermath of the horrific Oklahoma tornado. While giving an interview with CBS about the tornado's devastation, Barbara Garcia shared the story of how she and her dog were huddled inside their home, taking cover in their bathroom. The two were separated in the chaos and Barbara assumed her dog had been lost to the tornado. But just moments into the interview, her dog pops up, alive, in the rubble! Barbara, with the help of the CBS news crew, is able to free her dog, resulting in a totally amazing (and slightly tear-jerking) reunion.
If that headline sounds weird, it's because it is. But who isn’t a sucker for adorable animal stories? Last week, a story surfaced about eight dachshund puppies who were found in a plastic container in Arkansas. Abandoned.
But then they were rescued by the Rocky Ridge Refuge and got a foster mom — in the form of a giant capybara named Cheesecake.
If you haven’t heard of a capybara, they’re the biggest rodent in the world (bigger than a beaver or a porcupine!) and they’re oddly endearing. So capybara + dachshund puppies = OMG so cute. This week, we got to see Cheesecake and the puppies in action with a video! Enjoy.
I wasn’t sure we could top Banana Joe’s cuteness last week, but ladies and gentlemen, it has been done, in the form of sea animal. Also, something cool happened on my favorite show and Google will probably take over the world in a year or two.
Sea otter, basketball star
I’m not going to tell you too much about this magnificent creature, but here's what you can know before going into the video: it's about a sea otter, his name is Eddie. He's really old, he lives at the Oregon Zoo, and he's better at basketball than I am. Now I will let you experience the joy of Eddie's athletic finesse on your own as you watch the video.