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.
On Monday, I wrote about the best Disney songs, and the list was not without its tearjerkers. As much as Disney wants you to believe it's all whimsical and happy, the truth is that most of its movies will make viewers cry. There is no classic Disney film that's a bigger offender than "The Lion King" during that scene. You know what scene I'm talking about — just after Mufasa tries to rescue little Simba from the stampede... oh, God, it's so sad. As it turns out, dogs are not immune from having Disney feelings either, as evidenced by this video of a dog who can't hold it together during the emotional moment. It's so cute it almost makes you forget you're watching one of the saddest scenes ever.
I haven't posted a puppy video in a while, so to make up for it, here are three super-cute pugs! The first is of a dog who gets scolded and is really sad about it. Happy Sundog!
No idea if this dog's name is actually Scruffy, but he is so sad when he gets scolded! I think part of it is because his owner sounds like Mr. Rogers... and you'd cry, too, if Mr. Rogers scolded you.
If you ever loved science as a kid, then Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show is pretty much the cutest thing ever. Sylvia, who is 11, hosts her own web series where she tackles science experiments... and is already smarter than I am. I love it! Check it out.
What was your favorite science experiment as a child?
I love a good excuse to look at puppies. I especially have a soft spot for fluffy, pudgy, stumpy puppies. Here are three irresistibly adorable videos to get you through your Wednesday. Enjoy!