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In the very words of Lil Bub's owners, "On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the purest, kindest and most magical living force on our planet. BUB was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep.. I have always been fully transparent about BUB's health, and it was no secret that she was battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection. Even knowing this, we weren't expecting her to pass so soon or so abruptly without warning. I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make that difficult decision ourselves. 

It is impossible to put into words the profound effect that BUB has had on my life, on the lives of thousands of homeless pets, and on the lives of those of you that have cared for her as if she were your own family. She taught me everything that I know about unconditional love, she brought my wife Stacy and I together, she's the reason we have our beautiful children Rosco and Lula, and she has been a constant source of warmth and love in our lives for the past 8 years. To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement. 

But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide. She has literally saved thousands of lives (both pets and humans), she started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological research, she's helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, and has spread a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world. And even though my heart is absolutely crushed by her graceful departure from planet Earth, I know that her sprit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better. 

Dearest BUB, I will never forget your generosity, your limitless supply of love, or your uncanny ability to bring so much magic and joy to the world. I am forever honored and humbled that you chose me as your caretaker. Please visit all of us in our dreams often. GOOD JOB BUB."

We love you, Lil Bub. 

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The 2020 Dog Shaming Calendar Is The Perfect Gift For All Dog Lovers

From the blog that started it all, theDog Shaming 2020 Wall Calendar is here, filled with the funniest and cutest naughty pups! Check out these adorable-but-guilty expressions that make it hard to stay mad at these furry felons for long. 

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Best News Stories Of 2019: Animal Edition (Illustrations)

As 2019 quickly draws to a close, illustrator Mauro Gatti is highlighting the best news stories of the year and sharing them on the site, 'The Happy Broadcast.'

As written in the 'About' section, Gatti writes why 'The Happy Broadcast' was created, "I'm honestly fed up with all the bad news everywhere. I am not a journalist or an influencer, but I want to use my art to spread some positivity. I want to create something positive as an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. That's why I illustrate and share positive news from around the world in the hope that it brings you some happiness and inspires you to spread some good news yourself!"

We're definitely feeling that positivity, Gatti! 

Here are some of the best animal stories of 2019, to see ALL the best news stories -- check out the website or Instagram

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Tuxedo Cats Appreciation Pics And Vids (Mini Compilation)

Let us see your tuxedo furbabies! We love all cats, that's no secret, but sometimes we like to give a shout out to certain breeds and showcase their silly moments, beauty, and overall adorable-ness. 

This week, our spotlight goes to the Tuxedo cats! If you have a Tuxedo, share a pic in the comments below! 

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Wholesome Animal Memes To Start The Week Off Right

Have some faith in humanity, people! These animal stories will put an instant smile on your face, even if it's just for a few minutes. And if these aren't enough, there are even moreWholesome Animal Memesto be found!

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Family Thought They Had Been Burgled Till They Saw The Guilty Look On Their Dog's Face

A family living in Warrington, England, came home from a shopping trip one day to find their kitchen had been completely trashed by a very cute burglar!  Story via: People Pets

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Animal Tweets That Made Us Laugh This Week (December 9, 2019)

Every week, we bring you the finest collection of tweets written about our furry friends. Here's a link to our last week's list, in case you've missed it.

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Matthew B. and his cat, Ashes, often traveled together travel together in the comfort of his 18-wheeler. Then, one unfortunately truck stop in Ohio, Ashes accidentally slipped out of the truck, got spooked and ran for the brush. 

Matthew was devastated. He searched and searched for Ashes with no luck. He had to continue forth on his route but Matthew re-arranged his routes over the next few months so he could return to that same truck spot and search for Ashes. 

Unbeknownst to Matthew at that time, Ashes was found by a women, Kimberly T., who had been moving from the West Coast to New York. She made a pit stop at the very small truck stop and noticed a thin gray cat emerging from the brush. It was 13 degrees outside and Kimberly told Lollypop, "He was trying to not put his feet down on the ground, it was so cold." 

She decided to take Ashes (who she funnily enough named "Smokey") with her to New York and to the Lollypop Farm.

The Lollypop Farm scanned for a microchip and discovered his owner had him registered under a Texas address that was over 1,465 miles away!

Matthew was finally reunited with Ashes. 

Another story that is the perfect reminder on how important it is to get your beloved pets micro-chipped.