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A Stray Dog Climbed 23,000 Feet In The Himalayas

When a mountaineer and guide in the Himalayas saw a stray dog following his group, the last thing he expected was for the dog to continue climbing 23,000 feet into the steep mountains. But that's exactly what the street dog did. Here is her incredible story. For more interesting photos, check out these memes about black cats (and how they're not evil). 

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There's A Festival In Nepal Where They Spend The Day Worshipping Dogs And We're In Love

Kukur Tihar is our new favorite holiday! Kukar Tihar translates to the worship of dogs. Once a year in Nepal, all Nepalese dogs (home-owned and stray) receive a royal treatment! In Hindu religion, the dog is a sacred animal and are the animals that accompany us on our way to heaven -- so once a year the Nepalese dedicate a day to mankind's most loyal friend and guardian. 

During the festival, each dog gets a flower garland called a "malla" placed around their neck and their forehead is painted with a red-colored powder called "talik" or "tikka". This mark symbolizes their sacredness. 

Of course, the best part -- the feast! Various goodies ranging from cookies and fruits to cheese, meat and high-quality dog food.

And that's not all! All dogs, home-owned, stray, and police dogs then partake in a special march that marks the occasion. 

Enjoy some pictures below of the best day in Nepal!

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