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Monkey Adopts Herself a Dog

A rhesus macaque monkey is having her 15 minutes of fame, after adopting a puppy, and raising him on the busy streets of New Delhi, India. She treats him like her own child: taking him wherever she goes, feeding him, and even protecting him from stray dogs, attesting to the strong nature of a mother’s instincts. This pair is truly adorable together.

Thanks to CCTV News for their video, and ZeeNews for breaking the story to the world.


Happy Monkday :_)

Long Time Coming

My last post was on Halloween, and I apologize for my absence to those who have missed In Otter News. I hope you will forgive me when I tell you the reasons why:


1. I got engaged!

"dramatic reenactment of actual event"


2. Since getting engaged, I spent much of November in Denver, Colorado, much of December in Buffalo, New York, and much of January in Los Angeles, California. I’m back home now in Baltimore, Maryland, for the foreseeable future. I plan to write much more on my blog from here on out.


Back in September of 2014, I had an opportunity to change jobs, and move across the country. I moved into corporate housing, and so I had to leave my dog with my loving and wonderful future parent-in-laws, until I was in a more stable environment.  She was entirely loved and well taken care of in my absence but I missed her wholeheartedly.  I am thrilled to say that Schatze, the Border Husky (half border collie, half husky), is now at home with me in Maryland.  We are like two peas in a pod again, and I couldn’t be happier.


Here's Schatze, ready and happy to come home with me.


It was a long car ride home...


Here's Schatze in her new home with me, meeting my hamster, and learning that hamsters are friends, not food.

Elderly Dog Takes Last Agility Lap

I love watching dog agility runs. They really show off the dog’s abilities, and the dogs look so happy while they’re running them. Maybe that’s why this story sticks with me so much… right in the base of my heart.


At the American Kennel Club Dog Agility Trials in Great Falls, MT, someone caught a particularly unusual agility course run on camera. Lakota is an adorable, elderly dog whose agility career spans ten years! Active from 2005-2015, she and her trainer Val clearly loved their time on the course together. Here is the video of her last lap before retirement.


Like in all things, it can be easy for people to get caught up in the competition, and with training their dogs to be better, faster and more accurate, but it’s moments like this one that remind us what’s at the heart of the sport: the deep, loving bond between dog and human and the priceless time they spend together.

Waltz of the Furries

It’s been twelve days since my last post.  I’m getting more and more comfortable living here in Maryland, especially with my roommates, who are becoming more like family everyday.  Here to demonstrate, are a kitteh, a doggeh, and a monkeh, who are just about the best of friends.  What Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers has to do with them… I’m not sure, I just know that I like it. ^_^



Happy Monkday :_)