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image dogs hugs The Most Depressing Study Claims That Dogs Hate Hugs
Via: @jasongay
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The worst news ever has just been released: dogs hate hugs. It stresses them out because they aren't able to run away if they need to. 

Psychologist and noted dog behaviorist, Stanley Coren, analyzed 250 pictures of dogs showing "signs of stress" and found that 81.6% of them seemed really uncomfortable according to his article in Psychology Today. As depressing as the news is, it kind of makes sense when you look at the pictures:



via Psychology Today

Via: POLITICO
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You know that vaguely Nazi-esque gesture that Donald Trump has started to make people do in order to swear allegiance to him?


via @wpjenna

Yea, that's the one! Well, one guy must have thought it would be cute to get his dog to pledge his vote as well and the dog was NOT HAVING ANY OF IT!

Good dog!

dogs truck video This Dog Learned to Drive a Truck, but Not Very Well
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Witnesses saw this dog drive a semi-truck all by itself over a tree and into a car. Police say the dog must have put the idling vehicle into drive while the owner was in a nearby store.  No one, including the dog, was hurt. According to this video, he was even jumping and playing right after the accident:

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Most people don't have time to watch every single Oscar nominated movie, even if you just stick to the nominees for best picture. However, EVERYONE has time for puppies. That's why you'll be glad you watched this video where puppies have replaced the stars in every nominee for best picture. 

Via: Gaga2Mars
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This adorable stray puppy needed surgery before she was ready to be adopted. Lucky for her, a very kind surgical assistant was there to comfort her as she was waking up. The original post by BARCS Animal Shelter explains what happened in this sweet video:

Baby Meesha was coming off her anesthesia and was a little scared because her body felt so weird. BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment. Thank you to Dennis and all the staff who work long, tireless hours in the background of our shelter—saving lives and loving the animals. (Turn on the sound, it will melt your heart!)


They also included a follow up post showing Meesha happily snuggling with her new family. 


via BARCS Animal Shelter

cute dogs rescue This German Shepherd With a Shortened Spine Is a Champion for Special Needs Pets Everywhere
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Quasimodo has Short Spine Syndrome, a very rare condition among dogs. It's exactly what it sounds like, he was born with a spine that's shorter than a normal dog because he is missing some vertebra. 



His condition doesn't cause him pain but he does need special medical attention for other health conditions. He's been getting lots of love from foster homes since being rescued. Now that he's in the care of Second Hand Hounds he's managed to bring some much needed attention to the organization that rescues dogs (and cats) in dire need and places them in foster homes.

 

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Sure, this is a commercial for condiments but let's face it, we're only watching for the puppies.  

Maybe it's wrong to dress dogs up as food and make them run majestically through a field toward their implied doom. Even if it is, there are certainly worse things to dress them as.


via Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund

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