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petsmart shares its hilarious, adorable pet p os with santa claus


p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 1of/181captioncloseimage 1 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 2 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 3 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa clau






kids might get more isfaction from pets than from siblings


dogs — and not fellow human spawn — might be kids’ real best friends, new research suggests. children derive more isfaction from their pets than they do from their own siblings, a study from the university of bridge found. the survey of 77 12-year-olds, published recently in the journal of applied developmental psychology, also saw s reporting “more companionship, disclosure, and conflict” with their pet than boys did, and dog owners leading the pack in companionship and isfaction compared to other pet owners. “one of the more striking findings from our study is that children do not report less disclosure with their pets than with their siblings despite the fact that pets cannot communicate meaningfully or understand what is being said to them,” lead study author matt c els told the daily






donald trump insulted mark cuban on twitter and the push back was epic


on the day north korea decided to test a ballistic missile, president donald trump opted to attack dallas mavericks owner mark cuban on twitter."he backed me big-time but i wasn't interested in taking all of his calls," trump wrote sunday morning. "he's not smart enough to be president!" photo: twitter source: twittersource: twittercuban, being the sporting type, fired back. cuban tweeted "lol" and what appeared to be a private exchange between himself and trump, in which the tech wizard offered advice to then-candidate trump.see you in court: twitter sounds off on judges striking down travel banthe note also included a hand-written response from trump, effectively brushing off cuban's advice.but, then, cuban's and trump's twitter followers got in on the act.multiple tweets criticized trum






glendale considers ordinance to allow backyard chickens


a chicken stands by a notice for people to sign a petition to allow chickens in residential backyards in glendale, at pratt's pets and feed in glendale on sept. 13, 2016. david wallace/the republic






listen to an excerpt from deborah crombie's 'garden of lamentations'


p o: steve ullathorne author deborah crombie author deborah crombieauthor deborah crombie comes to houston monday to read and discuss her new novel.she'll be reading from "garden of lamentations," her 17th book about scotland yard detectives duncan kincaid and ma james.in this story, a young woman is found dead in a notting hill garden and ma james is brought in to investigate. she discovers that this garden has been the scene of more than one death - and as the detective investigates, yet another person meets a violent end in the park.if you haven't discovered this series before, read about crombie's duncan kincaid/ ma james series.crombie will be discuss and sign "garden of lamentations" at 6:30 p.m. monday at murder by the book, 2342 bissonnet; 713-524-8597 or murderbooks.com.the book






travel ban frays big oil ties in middle east


p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy p othe chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban.the chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban. p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle buy this p otravel ban frays big oil ties in middle east1 / 1back to gallerythe u.s. travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations could backfire on chevron and other american energy companies as they try to forge delicate ties with countries like iraq for a






expectant couple who were told to get rid of their dogs respond with appropriate


every pet owner knows that their furry children are as much a part of the family as any human, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone else will understand.one couple has spoken out about coming under pressure to “give up on their dogs” when they find out they were going to become parents. aditya raheja and sanjana madappa from bengaluru (bangalore), india, shared a post on facebook explaining how friends, family members and doctors had all advised them to get rid of their brood of dogs when madappa be e pregnant, but they refused.the couple, who are now parents to newborn ayan, have five rescue dogs from the animal charity where madappa works, included their pets in a maternity p oshoot as a response to the criticism. raheja explained on facebook: “dogs are part of your family and aban






former aldine isd coach sentenced for sex with student


photo: harris county sheriff image 1of/31captioncloseimage 1 of 31eber lopez, a former soccer coach at nimitz high school in aldine isd who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, will have to spend 60 days in jail after being sentenced tuesday, feb. 14, 2017 to eight years probation.keep going to see other houston-area teachers who have been charged with having improper relationships with students.  lesseber lopez, a former soccer coach at nimitz high school in aldine isd who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, will have to spend 60 days in jail after being sentenced tuesday, feb. ... more photo: harris county sheriff image 2 of 31houston-area teacher-student sex scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 201






dear science: why do we love our pets?


(istock illustration)dear science, why do we humans love our pets so much?here's what science has to say:“it really is an amazing question,” said clive wynne, director of the canine science collaboratory at arizona state university.wynne has devoted his career to studying animal behavior and the evolutionary relationship between animals and people. he said it's easy to see why our pets would love us: “the success of dogs [and other domesticated creatures] on the surface of the earth is entirely due to the fact that we take some level of care of them.”in fact, some scientists have suggested that pets exhibit a form of parasitism — taking food and shelter from humans without offering much in return. “they argue that we love our pets because they have hoodwinked us into it,” wynne said.he doe






houston nurse accused of staging husband's suicide in shooting death


steve hafer leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. his wife stands accused of his murder. steve hafer leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. his wife stands...a 29-year-old nurse at md anderson cancer center accused in the shooting death of her husband last week broke down in court monday after seeing her family in the gallery.tu thien huynh is accused of using a s gun to kill her husband, steven hafer, on thursday then calling 911 and reporting it as a suicide, prosecutors said in court.investigators be e suspicious when huynh kept changing her story about the shooting, prosecutors said. the s gun had apparently been wiped clean and the trajectory did not match a self-inflicted wound.wanted: houston man accused of shooting 24-year-old from humblethe husband was found s in the bedroom, accordi






houston-area teachers that lost their license due to scandals


p o: chron image 1of/30captioncloseimage 1 of 30houston-area teacher-student scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 2010 and december 2016, 686 teachers in texas lost their teaching licence due to allegations of impropriety with a student. keep going for a look back at the houston-area educators who were charged with a crime after accu ions of relationships with students.  lesshouston-area teacher-student scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 2010 and december 2016, 686 teachers in texas lost their teaching licence due to allegations of impropriety ... more p o: chron image 2 of 30jameson norman - houston isdtea review opened: april 4, 2013 license surrendered: july 14, 2014 (466 days later) details: norman would leave debate tourna






pet festival in abu dhabi offers fun and awareness


abu dhabi: the third edition of the pet festival was held on friday at du arena in yas island in abu dhabi featuring a cat show, a feline beauty contest, dog agility competition, fifth international dog show competition and abu dhabi police dog squad (k9) demonstration, among other activities.the festival highlighted the importance of raising awareness on animal welfare in society.shree nair, organiser, pet festival, said the turnout this year was higher and that new competitions were introduced in this year’s edition.“it’s very important to hold such an event where you see people from different backgrounds sharing the same p ion and love for their pets. it’s a great opportunity to educate people about animal welfare,” he said.aparna gopi, 23, and wasil abu bakr, 23, from india, brought th






wake up call is overdue for capital dog owners


with an estimated 120,000 registered and unregistered dogs in the act it is clear a lot of canberrans have taken harry s. truman's famous advice "if you want a friend in life get a dog" to heart.those numbers are, unfortunately, also reflected in canberra's dog attack statistics with transport canberra and community services revealing it has investigated 360 attacks in the past year and, as a result, seized 124 canines. of these only 12 were subsequently cl ified as dangerous with the vast majority returned to their owners so long as their custodians were prepared to abide by more stringent controls.of the 10 dogs currently being held at the canberra pound as a result of attacks at least three have been implicated in more than one incident.local authorities conducted 245 dog attack investi






wake up call is overdue for capital dog owners


with an estimated 120,000 registered and unregistered dogs in the act it is clear a lot of canberrans have taken harry s. truman's famous advice "if you want a friend in life get a dog" to heart.those numbers are, unfortunately, also reflected in canberra's dog attack statistics with transport canberra and community services revealing it has investigated 360 attacks in the past year and, as a result, seized 124 canines. of these only 12 were subsequently cl ified as dangerous with the vast majority returned to their owners so long as their custodians were prepared to abide by more stringent controls.of the 10 dogs currently being held at the canberra pound as a result of attacks at least three have been implicated in more than one incident.local authorities conducted 245 dog attack investi






health of millions of pets at risk from coalition policy: medical industry


barnaby joyce is danger to the health of australia's 8.5 million family dogs, cats and other household pets, according to the nation's veterinary medicine industry group.sick and injured pets will be denied access to life-saving medicines in the coming years as direct result of the agriculture minister's plans to move the federal pesticides authority from canberra to a country town in mr joyce's northern nsw electorate, animal medicines australia says. animal medicines australia executive director, ben stapley with dog kiera. p o jay cronan p o: jay cronanmr joyce has a record of high profile clashes with pet owners after he threatened hollywood actor johnny depp's two dogs, pistol and boo, put down if the star did not remove them from australia.now the colourful minister is on a collision






twitter lets fly after canada native ted cruz botches leader's title


p o: twitter image 1of/14captioncloseimage 1 of 14canadians react to ted cruz' mistakeu.s. sen. ted cruz botched the title of former newfoundland, canada premier danny williams during a debate about health care on feb. 7, 2017. cruz, who was born in canada and held dual citizenship for many years, referred to williams as "governor," a position that doesn't exist north of the border.click through to see how some canadians reacted to ted cruz's mistake. lesscanadians react to ted cruz' mistakeu.s. sen. ted cruz botched the title of former newfoundland, canada premier danny williams during a debate about health care on feb. 7, 2017. cruz, who was born in canada and ... more p o: twitter image 2 of 14source: twittersource: twitter p o: twitter image 3 of 14source: twittersource: twitter p o:






pet festival in abu dhabi offers fun and awareness


in its third edition, festival is drawing increasing crowds as awareness on animal welfare is in focusabu dhabi: the third edition of the pet festival was held on friday at du arena in yas island in abu dhabi featuring a cat show, a feline beauty contest, dog agility competition, fifth international dog show competition and abu dhabi police dog squad (k9) demonstration, among other activities.the festival highlighted the importance of raising awareness on animal welfare in society.shree nair, organiser, pet festival, said the turnout this year was higher and that new competitions were introduced in this year’s edition.“it’s very important to hold such an event where you see people from different backgrounds sharing the same p ion and love for their pets. it’s a great opportunity to educate






need to apologize? how not to mess it up


a relationship expert offers advice for the truly sorry published 6:00 am, monday, february 13, 2017 photo: deborah durbin, fotolia photo: jason dailey / sunflower publications harriet lerner harriet lernerpsychologist harriet lerner is one of the nation's most respected relationship experts. she's the author of several books, including the new york times bestseller "the dance of anger." she'll discuss and sign her new book, "why won't you apologize? healing big betrayals and everyday hurts," 7 p.m. thursday at brazos bookstore, 2421 bissonnet; 713-523-0701 or brazosbookstore.com. - alyson wardsome time back i received an apology that was so sleazy, shaming and blame-reversing that it will forever stay etched in my memory. it's an excellent example of how easy it is to ruin an apology.






houston man sues over missing rhino horns he bagged on safari


p o: tony karumba, stringer white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp)  white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp) a houston businessman who spent more than $250,000 on a safari in africa has sued the south african operator for failing to deliver two horns from the white rhinoceros he bagged.in the suit filed last month in state district court in harris county, kevin poynter, president of poynter commercial properties in houston, said he put his trust in limcroma safaris to ship the horns back to houston, as promised, but is still waiting, more than a year after the trip in august and september of 2015. more: dallas black rhino hunter sues delta after airline refused to transport trophyneither poynter nor representatives of limcroma would comment. poynter's lawyer, joel mohrman of houston, said,






houston man sues over missing rhino horns he bagged on safari


p o: tony karumba, stringer white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp)  white rhinos. (tony karumba/getty-afp) a houston businessman who spent more than $250,000 on a safari in africa has sued the south african operator for failing to deliver two horns from the white rhinoceros he bagged.in the suit filed last month in state district court in harris county, kevin poynter, president of poynter commercial properties in houston, said he put his trust in limcroma safaris to ship the horns back to houston, as promised, but is still waiting, more than a year after the trip in august and september of 2015. more: dallas black rhino hunter sues delta after airline refused to transport trophyneither poynter nor representatives of limcroma would comment. poynter's lawyer, joel mohrman of houston, said,






here's what houstonians are naming their dogs


p o: auscape/uig via getty images image 1of/21captioncloseimage 1 of 21top dogs names in houstonmale:10) beartop dogs names in houstonmale:10) bear p o: auscape/uig via getty images image 2 of 219) bently9) bently p o: getty images/gallo images image 3 of 218) jack8) jack p o: getty images/eyeem image 4 of 217) toby7) toby p o: getty images/dorling kindersley image 5 of 216) cooper6) cooper p o: getty images image 6 of 215) duke5) duke p o: getty images image 7 of 214) rocky4) rocky p o: getty images image 8 of 213) buddy3) buddy p o: getty images image 9 of 212) charlie2) charlie p o: getty images/visuals unlimited image 10 of 211) max1) max p o: getty images image 11 of 21female:10) baileyfemale:10) bailey p o: getty images/first light image 12 of 219) sophie9) sophieimage 13 of 218) mo






senate backers of 'sanctuary' ban revise bill


austin -- senate backers of a ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" unveiled a revised bill on wednesday to focus only on penalties for law enforcement agencies that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration laws.state sen. charles perry, a lubbock republican and author of the controversial senate bill 4, said the reworded bill pertains only to enforcing "the rule of law . . . if you don't respect the rule of law, there will be consequences."the bill is not intended to define what a sanctuary city is," he said. "you can have a sanctuary city that provides charity . . . this bill only deals with allowing agencies that do not enforce the law. that's where they cross the line."perry said the revised bill will cover college puses, a change that the senator said was added in response "to a lot






crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road1 / 1back to galleryall northbound main lanes of i-45 north at the hardy toll road were closed because of an accident on wednesday afternoon but the accident clear shortly after 5 p.m.the crash involving five vehicles closed the lanes at about 3:53 p.m., according to houston transtar. the wreck was cleared at 5:03 pm., according to transtar, but the right shoulder and right lane remain closed.  no further information is currently available.check back later for more updates in this developing report. ge






chris evans and jenny slate call it quits


captain america is on the market. actor chris evans and comedian jenny slate have called it quits after less than a year of dating, us weekly reports. "it was completely amicable and a mutual decision due to conflicting schedules and they remain very close friends," a source told us. evans, 35, and slate, 34, reportedly broke things off within the past few weeks, but it is unclear the exact timing, according to the source.chris evans outraged by neo-nazis saluting trump's victory103 p os view gallery celebrity breakups the former couple started dating in may 2016 and made the relationship public in june at the premiere of slate’s film "the secret life of pets.” slate told entertainment tonight at the time that she and evans have been friends for a while. she also said bringing the "avenge






jenny slate and chris evans split


apparently jenny slate and chris evans were just not meant to be.the two actors have called it quits after less than a year of going steady, reports us weekly.“it was completely amicable and a mutual decision due to conflicting schedules and they remain very close friends,” a source close to the couple told the magazine.the insider said that the split happened within the last few weeks.having met on the set of “gifted,” slate, 35, and evans, 36, started dating last may and e out as an official item the next month at the lincoln center premiere of “the secret life of pets.”share this:






girl escapes attempted kidnapping, montgomery county deputies say


a quick-thinking montgomery county girl managed to escape  from a man who tried to pull her into his car, authorities said monday.the girl, 11, said she was chasing after her pets about 5:30 p.m. sunday when a man tried to pull her into his sports utility vehicle along the 5300 block of old highway 105 in conroe, montgomery county sheriff's deputies said.the girl's parents told deputies their daughter poked the attacker in the eye, causing him to lose his grip. she got away and ran to safety, officials said.she described the assailant as a 30-40 year old black man with short hair, a mustache and both arms covered in tattoos. she noticed a tattoo of two small stars near his shoulder and several small stars below his elbow near his wrist, officials said.the girl said she noticed a small, bla






houston's "be someone" graffiti is now back to normal


image 1of/60captioncloseimage 1 of 60houston's 24-hour nightmare is over. the popular "be someone" graffiti over i-45 south has been restored. on tuesday morning chron.com reported that one of houston's most popular graffiti installations was changed to read "football" in the hours before the sun e up. drivers on wednesday morning were greeted with the graffiti restored and looking like its usual, hopeful self with vibrant turquoise letters.p o: be someone on instagram lesshouston's 24-hour nightmare is over. the popular "be someone" graffiti over i-45 south has been restored. on tuesday morning chron.com reported that one of houston's most popular graffiti installations was ... moreimage 2 of 60the famous "be someone" graffiti bridge has been changed to "football" tuesday, jan. 31, 2017,






to declaw cats or not? new jersey could be first with ban


cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make new jersey the first state to prohibit declawing.the measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems them medically necessary. sponsors in the state senate are reviewing possible changes, and it's not clear when it will move forward.the practice, often undertaken to prevent cats from shredding furniture or injuring humans or other pets, is already banned in several california cities and in nearly 20 countries. a similar bill died in new york last year."declawing is a barbaric practice that more often than not is done for the sake of convenience rather than necessity," the bill's sponsor, democratic emblyman troy sin






houston nurse accused of staging husband's suicide in shooting death


a 29-year-old nurse at md anderson cancer center accused in the shooting death of her husband last week broke down in court monday after seeing her family in the gallery.tu thien huynh is accused of using a s gun to kill her husband, steven hafer, on thursday then calling 911 and reporting it as a suicide, prosecutors said in court.investigators be e suspicious when huynh kept changing her story about the shooting, prosecutors said. the s gun had apparently been wiped clean and the trajectory did not match a self-inflicted wound.wanted: houston man accused of shooting 24-year-old from humblethe husband was found s in the bedroom, according to the medical examiner's office.huynh later admitted to having an affair with an ex-boyfriend, prosecutors said in court.state district judge randy rol






chris evans and jenny slate call it quits


captain america is on the market. actor chris evans and comedian jenny slate have called it quits after less than a year of dating, us weekly reports. "it was completely amicable and a mutual decision due to conflicting schedules and they remain very close friends," a source told us.actress jenny slate and chris evans have called off their relationship.(nicholas hunt/bryan bedder) evans, 35, and slate, 34, reportedly broke things off within the past few weeks, but it is unclear the exact timing, according to the source.chris evans outraged by neo-nazis saluting trump's victory the former couple started dating in may 2016 and made the relationship public in june at the premiere of slate’s film "the secret life of pets.”103 p os view gallery celebrity breakups slate told entertainment tonig






how to take the perfect dating app profile photo


it's valentine's day and many of us will be looking to dating apps for a potential romance. but where to begin? your profile photo is obviously the first thing people will look at - just like in real life, your first impression is usually from the way someone presents themselves. the key is to make sure your profile photo is faithful to how you are in real life - not just in your appearance, but in the sort of personality you put across through the camera. as they say, a picture paints a thousand words!so to help you craft your ideal snap, happn have analysed the 100 most popular profiles to discover what makes for a perfect set of profile pictures - here's our insider tips.five is the magic numberthe ideal number of pictures is five - enough for people to feel they have an idea of what so






dog names that perfectly define what it mean to be from texas


p o: getty images image 1of/47captioncloseimage 1 of 47texans love texas so much that even our pets' names are a reflection of their dedication to the lone star state.1) texthis name is pretty much a given. texans love texas so much that even our pets' names are a reflection of their dedication to the lone star state. 1) texthis name is pretty much a given.  p o: getty images image 2 of 472) astroany texan with a love for baseball has probably had at least one dog with this name...2) astroany texan with a love for baseball has probably had at least one dog with this name... p o: mariclick p og hy, getty images image 3 of 47or — if they aren't an astros fan — the name ranger is a good alternative.or — if they aren't an astros fan — the name ranger is a good alternative. p o: getty images i






severe thunderstorm warning for canberra


the bureau of meterology said a severe thunderstorm warning, issued for canberra, had eased temporarily.severe thunderstorms were still possible, the bureau warned. a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for canberra on saturday. "the situation is being closely monitored and further detailed warnings will be issued as necessary," a spokesman said.the state emergency service is advising residents to unplug computers and appliances, avoid using the phone during the storm, stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well. for help in floods and storms, ring the ses on 132 500.the next warning is due to be issued by 8:55 pm.a more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the south west slopes, australian capital territory and parts of the southern tab






mastiff mauls 75-year-old queens woman to death


a 75-year-old queens woman was mauled to death monday by her dog, a mastiff she’d recently adopted but planned on returning because he was overly aggressive, police sources said. the woman’s autistic 39-year-old son was also attacked by the family pet, but only suffered minor injuries. the horrifying attack happened just past midnight monday inside the family’s long island city home on 27th st. police from the emergency services squad were called to the scene to sedate the dog.killer pit bull caesar taken off doggy death row the woman died at weill cornell medical center at 6 a.m. her name was not immediately available. sources said the dog had been recently been adopted from an aspca shelter but that the woman was planning to return him on monday because of his behavior. depending on it






obit proves family couldn't be happier their 'evil' relative is dead


don’t speak ill of the dead — unless you’re this texas family.after leslie ray charping died at age 75, his family decided to run a brutally honest obituary eulogizing the “evil” late relative.the family wrote that charping “leaves behind two relieved children,” in addition to “countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers.”his death e at an age that was “29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved,” according to the obituary on the carnes funeral home site.“at a young age, leslie quickly be e a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive,” the obituary read.the obituary goes on to list his hobbies whic






quick-thinking queens neighbors rescue kids, pets trapped in fire


a group of quick-thinking neighbors dragged a discarded mattress to the side of a burning building sunday to save three trapped girls and their beloved pets from a smoke-filled queens apartment. ramonita rosa, 34, said her daughters, niece and nephew thought they were going to die when thick black smoke poured into their second-floor apartment on waldron st. near martense ave. in corona just before 10 a.m. “it was like a roar, you know how the lion roars? that’s how it was when i opened my door,” she said of the smoke. “i’m screaming, ‘help! help! we can’t breathe!’ we basically were suffocating in the apartment.” the fire had broken out in the basement, and her daughters, arianna, 16, and gianna, 10, were trapped in their apartment with her niece and nephew, jaylynn, 12, and jacob vega,






owner says 19-year-old pig deserves pardon from city ‘death sentence’


this piggy needs a pardon.emmett — who at age 19 is near the end of the usual life span of a potbellied pig — deserves a reprieve from the city-imposed death sentence hanging over his head, a brooklyn woman says in court.kelli miller sued to stave off the city’s attempts to send her sweet swine to the great sty in sky.she has cared for emmett since he was a 4-month-old piglet. today emmett is a geriatric porker who weighs in at 120 pounds.“it is unreasonable to request removal when he [has] approximately six months to live,” miller said last month in papers filed in brooklyn supreme court.the city health department said it is working with miller and giving her “more time to comply with the law.” miller says she will hold off on court action while the city seeks a resolution.the city health






the pussycats of the canine world


far from vicious, greyhounds are the sleepy cats of the canine world, says rebecca wilson, who volunteers for an organi ion that rescues former racing greyhounds. the transition of nearly two dozen greyhounds from racetrack to retirement as pets has been documented in project hound by fairfax media p og her chris pearce and artistic director sarah vandepeer.  project hound celebrated ex-racing greyhounds and the diversity of their new owners, who are featured around their homes and in work environments. p o: christopher pearce"people have this misconception of greyhounds as being vicious because of the racing, actually they are the most wonderful pets," said ms wilson, a sydney law student who volunteers for a greyhound rescue organi ion. "after a short walk they can sleep all day; they're






zika virus ‘spillback’ into primates raises risk of future human outbreaks


washington — scientists usually worry that animal diseases could spill over into humans. but “spillback” of zika virus into monkeys in south america could be just as dangerous.in areas where zika infections are prevalent among humans and mosquitoes are abundant, the virus may be transmitted to wild primates, disease ecologist barbara han said february 6 at the american society for microbiology biothreats meeting. if the disease gets established in monkeys or other wild primates, the animals may serve as reservoirs for future human outbreaks. that could make it nearly impossible to get rid of the virus, said han, of the cary institute of ecosystem studies in millbrook, n.y.han and colleagues calculated the risk of zika entering south american primate populations using criteria that include






justin bieber is sad and single on valentine’s day


love yourself! justin bieber was feeling blue on valentine’s day, when he posted a pair of videos to his instagram admitting he didn’t have a date.justin bieber laughs after saying 'starboy' is his favorite songselena gomez and the weeknd hit a grammys afterparty togetherbella hadid on ex the weeknd: ‘i’ll always love him’the 22-year-old “sorry” singer looked sad as he revealed: “i got no food, i got no job, our pets heads are falling off and i got no valentine!”fortunately most of his commentary was just a quote from the movie dumber and dumber, but he did add the bit about being single.he's so funny and cute