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Feisty Adopted Kitten Loves Going To Work With Her Human (Viral Thread)

Meet Pepperoni, the most adorable tiny feisty kitten who loves biting people, taking naps in silly places, car rides, and chilling at work with her human.

Peppi's owner found her under a dumpster a couple months ago when she was only 4-5 weeks old and weighed less than a pound and absolutely fell in love with her and adopted her. And seeing this little girl, we totally understand that love. In a viral thread on imgur, anzinipanini talks about her journey with this kitten, and we only continue to fall in love with her. 

And though anzinipanini begins her thread with "[t]his post isn't super important," we and other users totally disagree. This post and Pepperoni are extremely, extremely important. 

viral imgur thread about an adopted kitten named Pepperoni thumbnail includes two pictures including a kitten lying on a table and a kitten sleeping on shoes ''My little girl, Pepperoni anzinipanini'
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Circus Bear Living In Terrible Conditions Rescued And Brought To Sanctuary

Jambolina the circus bear is getting a second chance in life after being forced to perform in a Ukrainian circus for over a decade. Only a few weeks old, and Jambolina's circus training had already started, and since then, she had been kept locked in a tiny cage most of her life. That is until last week, when Four Paws an international animal welfare organization took the the bear, transporting her 1,500 miles to her new home - the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland. 

Read more about Jambolina below!

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Older Chonky Cat That Loves Snuggles And Faceplants Gets Adopted (Viral Thread)

Meet Dexter - the mega chonky cat with the chonkiest personality who just got adopted

When there was nowhere for him to go, imgur user MizWeirdo who has known him for a few years has decided that he has a place in her home. He's super chill and super sweet, and it looks like MizWeirdo is more than happy with her decision to take him in (as are we). Dexter loves cuddles and kisses, he is the absolute best at doing faceplants, and he just went viral on imgur

What makes this story even sweeter is that Dexter is an older cat, so basically every adorable thing that he does is extra adorable. Thank you MizWeirdo, for picking up this insanely adorable cat and giving him his new loving forever home. And to you, Dexter, we wish an incredible, incredible long life. 

viral imgur story of an older cat getting adopted thumbnail includes two pictures including a cat with its paws crossed and a cat faceplanting 'Introducing Dexter, the Mega Cat with Mega Personality' 'He is the Grand Champion of the faceplant'
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Celebrating The 120th Birthday Of The Oldest Known Nile Crocodile

Happy 120th  birthday to the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity - Henry! 

It truly is a rarity for these gorgeous crocodiles to get to 120 years of age, so, to celebrate, the Crocworld Conservation Centre on the KZN South Coast threw Henry the Nile crocodile a birthday party! Henry and the staff celebrated his birthday together, with the staff eating birthday cake, and Henry getting his favorite of all meaty snack. 

The crocodile arrived at the Crocworld Conservation Centre in 1985 when he was at the young age of 85. Today, he is five meters long, 700 kilograms in weight, and he is the father of over 10,000 offspring with his six female cohabitants. So, one can easily say that getting older has definitely not slowed Henry down even one bit.

Being the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity, Henry has got many, many more years of leisure, relaxations (and a good time with the ladies) in his wonderful sanctuary. On top of all of his other very impressive achievements, he has also been listed at the second oldest crocodile in the world, with the number 1 spot having been taken by Mr. Freshie who was 140 years when he passed in 140. 

We wish Henry many more birthdays in the future, and may he break Mr. Freshie's record and live long beyond that as well.

Story via: The Witness 

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Tumblr Thread: Cat Adopts Lynx Cub And Raises It Alongside Her Kitten

This family may be a little unique, but they sure are loving. A baby lynx abandoned by its mother for being the runt of the litter was brought into the care of a domesticated cat who had just given birth to a kitten of her own, and the cat quickly adopted the lynx as her own. A cat is a cat right? All big cats act like little cats at the end of the day.

This tumblr thread stoke the hearts of everyone, and it is one of our favorites as well, because though the family may be a little strange, their story is one of acceptance, and it is so heartwarming. Also, the domesticated cat can rest assured that her large, fierce daughter will protect her from everything, and that's a wonderful bonus.

tumblr thread about a cat adopting a lynx cub and raising it alongside her kitten thumbnail includes a picture of a cat and a lynx cuddling 'A lynx at the Novosibirsk Zoo refused to feed its cub because it was the runt of the litter. To save the cub's life, a worker brought a domesticated cat that had recently given birth to kittens. As anticipated, the cat accepted the lynx as her own kitten and began nursing her.' as well as a kitten and a lynx nuzzling 'ALSO the mom cat raised the lynx baby'
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Rescued Dog Travels The World Helping Rescue Other Dogs

On the way to deliver a puppy to its new family, brothers Henry and Elias Friedman, had a change of plans that changed their lives. The family that was supposed to rescue the pup changed their minds and decided to not adopt the puppy after all, and Henry, instead of bringing the Finn the puppy back, decided to adopt him himself. At the time, Henry had left his career in advertising and was living in a converted cargo van. It was a good thing that the puppy turned out to really, really like traveling.

"It was a test drive, very literally a test drive. I was already living in a van. He turned out to be a really good travel dog," Henry told PEOPLE. "We just got really, really close."

After adopting Finn, Henry started an Instagram account for him called @KeepingFinn, where all of their adventures together are documented, including meetups with some of the account's fans. Finn, who is now 2 years old and 50 pounds heavy, is Henry's official best travel buddy. "You don't feel like a stranger everywhere you go," he said.

Having grown a huge social media following, Henry decided he wants to do more, and he decided to start a project rescuing other dogs in need like Finn. "Each month, the account features a local rescue from the area that Henry and Finn visiting on their travels, helping to raise awareness and funds for the rescue."

Henry and Finn together manage to raise about $13,000 a month and have raised over $150,000 to date. Alongside their monthly dog rescue initiative, "Henry and Finn have hosted spay and neuter clinics, offered free vaccinations, and held pet food drives as well. The duo has also helped more than 60 dogs find forever homes, even fostering pooches in the van while they wait for the perfect match."

"We bring dogs on the road with us, live the van life, bring them on big adventures and find them families," Henry explains. One of their latest achievements was joining Wings of Rescue and The Sato Project and helping them transport over 150 rescue dogs from Puerto Rico to their new adoptive families on the east coast. 

Finn is, of course, loving all of the adventures. "He's never peed in the same place more than once, he is living his best life. That makes me really happy," Henry says. So, not only is this adopted puppy happy, he's making other puppies happy as well, and we're happy for them as a consequence.

Check out some pictures of Finn and Hanry's adventures below! For more wholesome dog rescue stories, read about a puppy left tied to a bench with a note getting adopted.  

story about a rescued dog travelling the world that is helping others rescue other dogs thumbnail includes two pictures including a dog and a man in the desert and another of a man holding up two puppies and a dog behind him
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (26 images)

There are some moments in life where we find ourselves absolutely speechless. Looking at something amazing or unique or plain beautiful, we open our mouths to try to say something and find that no words are good enough - not even 1000 words would be enough. These moments have a tendency to stay with us until the end of our life and inspire us for just as long.

Every week, we bring you a collection of pictures that encompass that feeling and that will hopefully bring you that inspiration. And all of them are starring the most beautiful subjects of all - animals. Cute, funny, beautiful, amazing, and everything in between, enjoy this week's collection of pictures worth more than 1000 words. 

this week's collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes two pictures including a Christmas tree with cat beds installed onto it and another of a dog in a field and a ray of sunshine pointing right onto it
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Owl Hit By A Car Rescued By Family On Their Way Home

There at the right place at the right time, a Hartland family of a husband, wife, and three children was on the way to go sledding when an owl swooped down onto a car in front of them. The owl laid in the middle of the road after being hit while the car that hit it drove away as if nothing happened. Luckily, the Haley family was there to help. 

Canceling their plans, the family got out of their car and went to help the little owl. "(I) just walked over to him, talking like I do to a dog or cat, just reassuring him he was going to be okay and just talking to keep him calm," the husband, Jordan Haley, explained. "He let me pick him up, and he tucked his head back -- almost like he was saying 'thank you.'"

Haley said that the family contacted local wardens to come pick up the owl, but they refused because the owl wasn't severely injured. And though not visibly very injured, the owl wasn't flying away either. He was "awake and very friendly." They had to wait a little longer for Avian Haven to arrive to take care of the owl, and as they were waiting, they wrapped the bird in a blanket, and Haley held the owl on his lap, keeping it warm and safe. Now, the owl is in the safe hands of professionals. 

"It was an amazing experience my family will not forget!" Haley said. "We needed this to reassure us that the world will be okay!"

We're thankful to the Haley family for taking the time and putting an injured animal's needs before their own. People who help animals are truly something to be grateful for, and the Halwy's story is one that proves that it doesn't take much to save an animal's life. All it takes is a little love and a little time. 

Story via NEWS CENTER Maine.

story about an owl that got hit by a car and was rescued thumbnail includes a picture of an owl in a box being petted by a kid and another of an owl on a car window petted my a man
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Senior Dog Given Six Months To Live Gets Adopted And Is Living His Best Life Now

Rufus's story is one of incredibly kind people, a strong dog never willing to give up, and just a little hint of luck. 

What started with Lauren Conley losing her dear dog last Memorial Day ended with her saving the life of another dog - one who was very much in need of love. Rufus, a poorly senior dog was brought to a shelter by his previous owners to be euthanized, but thankfully, he was sent to a foster home instead. He was given six months to live. Luckily, he found his way into Lauren's arms, and opening her heart and home to this boy, she gave him all her love and helped him in every way that she could. And now, Rufus is finally getting better!

As she tells Cheezburger: "[W]e are dedicated to making every day he has left his birthday, Christmas, and Thanksgiving rolled into one!"

Read more about his story below!

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Reddit User Befriends Crows Who In Turn Help By Getting Back At Bully Neighbors

Let's talk about crows for a moment. Most people don't tend to like birds that much, and some people even think of them as bad omens. However, crows, ravens, magpies, the whole Corvus genus are extremely intelligent animals and because of that intelligence, they can be extremely vindictive and hold a grudge for a long time. 

Not only is it a bad idea to make an enemy with one of those birds, but there have been stories of those who treat them kindly and have been rewarded in return. Crows are incredible birds and we definitely don't want them as our enemies! If these stories have thought us anything, it seems beneficial to help out the crows because maybe, just maybe, they'll surprise you in a way you wouldn't expect. Truth be told, this kindness and request should of course be given to all animals, and just showing you there may be consequences to those who aren't as kind. 

One Reddit user, u/tempthethrowaway, has shared an amazing story of how befriending crows helped them deal with some unpleasant bully neighbors. Seems like it pays off to have some feathered friends in high places! 

crows get back at bully neighbors - thumbnail of story "Our building has a decent sized crow population. I've always liked them, so I decided to make friends. Spent some time doing research on them and their diets and went out and got some snacks that would be nutritious for them. Every couple of days I'd chop up some fruits and veggies and grains and take them out to their favorite tree in a little tupperware box. I'd pick it up later and it would be empty. It got to the point where they'd know
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Retired Army Dog With Prosthetic Paws Receives Highest Animal Honor Medal

A hero that everyone can't help but adore, Kuno, retired British Army Working Dog who served in Afghanistan has received the highest animal honor possible - the Dickin Medal. the award was given to him for his incredible actions and bravery during a 2019 operation against one of Al Qaeda's compounds, which you can read about below. The poor pooch was injured during the operation - both of his legs getting shot, one bullet narrowly missing a main artery, but he is a fighter, and as bravely he fought then, he continues fighting now, brandishing the more than well-deserved medal on his fluffy doggo chest. 

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Curious User Finds Out The Pawdorable History Of Their Adopted Puppy

When we adopt a pet - young or old - and don't know their story, we can't help but wonder about it. I can say personally that I've always wondered if my little kitten's ears look funny and different because something bit her or if it's just genetic. There's no way for me to know, and the curiosity has stayed all the years that I've had her. 

Sometimes though, you get lucky and find out exactly where they're from. Like this story that went viral on imgur. This curious imgur user managed to discover his little puppy's background, and it warmed the hearts of tens of thousands because it is one of the most wholesome, heartwarming stories possible. 

From adorable pupper to "weird looking leggy goober", this is the history of Jupiter. 

viral story about an imgur user finding out the history of their adopted puppy thumbnail includes two pictures including a puppy sitting on a vet's table 'I decided to look up the rescue he came from... and stumbled upon these photos of his mama!!' and a mom dog with her litter 'The dark brown one all the way on the right is Jupiter'
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Tumblr Thread: Jerk Parrot Messing With Dog

Well, we should have known that talking birds would have the capacity to cause some shenanigans, but somehow... he didn't expect it to be heartbreakingly hilarious. And yes, that does sound somewhat contradictory, but it's a simple fact that reading this tumblr story makes us both snort and aww at the same time. 

Because this bird keeps on giving commands to this most innocent doggo who doesn't seem to know any better. Not only that, but the bird is sitting there, laughing at him like the most cartoonish villain while he runs around and answers its commands, confused as to why the human is not taking him on a heckin' walk if he's offering one. 

Poor Oli, but my goodness, this is ridiculously funny

tumblr thread about a bird that keeps messing with the dog thumbnail includes a picture of a confused looking dog and the caption 'Text - kingtcholla Follow MY BIRD IS SITTING IN THE TOP CORNER OF HER CAGE CALLING MY DOG’S NAME AND ASKING IF HE WANTS A TREAT AND IF HE WANTS TO GO TO OUTSIDE AND HE'S TOO STUPID TO REALIZE IT’S HER SO EVERYTIME SHE SAYS SOMETHING HE LOOKS AT ME LIKE'
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Tumblr Thread: Dog Licks Doors Whenever He Wants To Go Out

"Dumb dogs are the best" is the way that this story begins, and though we would argue that all dogs are the best, there truly is something special about the silly dogs among them. Their silly habits are more endearing than anything else most of the times, and we love our doggos all the more for their shenanigans.

This tumblr story shows exactly that. It is the story of the dog who licks doors whenever he wants to go outside. Any door - from the bathroom door to the kitchen cabinet door. And that's the only way you ever know when he wants to go out. Haven't seen him in a while? He might be quietly standing with his tongue pressed against the shower door because maybe outside is through that one. 

tumblr thread about a dumb dog who licks doors whenever he wants to go outside thumbnail includes a picture of a dog licking a closet door and the text 'Now whenever he needs out, he will go to any random door and start licking it. And I mean any door - the bathroom door, my bedroom door, my closet, the goddamn door of a kitchen cabinet, even'
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Seizure Dog Missing For Three Years Reunited With Owner

Reunited, and it's never felt better! After 3 long years, Debra Mejeur has been reunited with her dog, and for the dog, it took no more than a single whiff of her old blanket to jump right back into her owner's arms. 

According to Yahoo!entertainment, Lola, the dog, is an especially trained seizure alert dog, and she went missing in October, having escaped from a fenced area during a family trip to Chicago. Having escaped during such an unfortunate time meant that Debra wasn't able to be there every day in case Lola came back. Despite that, for a month, Debra and her husband made regular trips to Illinois, hoping to find Lola. They "put up "lost" signs, called on the locals for assistance, and even hired a professional pet searcher," but couldn't find her. 

The chances of finding Lola were obviously incredibly low, but, in an incredible turn of events, last week, Debra got a phone call from an Illinois animal shelter and found out that her gorgeous little Labrador has been found. "I still had an ounce of hope, I guess, but the majority of me was thinking she had already crossed the rainbow bridge," Debra said. "I was just completely stunned ... I feel like I'm in a dream right now." 

Apparently, a couple had spotted Lola in the woods and gave her food and water before taking her to the animal shelter, and the reason Debra was known to be Lola's owner was because Lola was - thankfully - microchipped. Lola had lost a little weight, but overall, she is in good health. No one is sure how she survived all these years, but everyone is happy that she did. 

"I wish she could talk because I would probably give her a little lecture, too," Mejeur said. "'You're not suppose to run away. Don't do it again.'" The plan from here on out is to not use Lola as a service dog anymore. Why? Because they "plan to spoil her from here on out." And you know what, we support that. Spoil her as much as you possibly can.

Read another heartwarming dog reunion story right here.

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Paralyzed Dog Running Again After Being Rescued

From being paralyzed to running, this is the story of Teddy Bear. 

He was rescued from a licensed breeder in Lancaster by Lakin Harmon. 7-9 years old, he was brought into Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital in really bad condition - with both of his hind legs paralyzed and struggling to so much as urinate. But here we are today, after treatment, adoption, and weeks of companionship, and Teddy Bear is running again. 

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