I Hand Paint Your Beloved Pets Into Magical Nature Scenes On Mugs

I Hand Paint Your Beloved Pets Into Magical Nature Scenes On Mugs

Hi! My name is Polona and I love to paint animals! Two years ago, I started painting pets on mugs and I figured, this is the thing I really want to do! In the beginning, I was painting beautiful landscapes, forests, and meadows with moon and stars. But one day, I lost my beloved squirrel. I was heartbroken, so I decided to make a beautiful memorial of her on a ceramic coffee mug. I hand painted her and her sisters sitting between plants and pine trees in the night scene with full moon…continue reading →

Looking For A Birthday Treat For My Puppy Led To A Crazy Challenge – I Am Making 365 Leather Dog Hats

Nobody wants to give their best friend a flimsy plastic birthday hat… especially not a leatherworker! I was standing in the pet store looking at plastic dog birthday hats and realized I could make my own! Every day since Eevee’s birthday I have made her a new leather hat. Some are stand-alone designs and others are theme based – Alice in Wonderland, Queen of Hearts, Pokemon. Stay tuned for Kawaii Snack Week and Disney Princess/Villains week. Here are some of my favorites: More info: newmoontechnocraft.com The Birthday Girl Crown – The Start of…continue reading →
I Found Her In A Plastic Bag And Now She Is Making My Life Whole

I Found Her In A Plastic Bag And Now She Is Making My Life Whole

About a year and a half ago I found a three months old little German Shepard in a plastic bag, barely breathing. I was on my way to the cemetery for the Day of the Dead celebration (Dias De Los Muertos) and I noticed a bag on the side of the road moving and crying. I immediately went to it and to my surprise, there was this little puppy in it. Shocked and horrified by somebody’s gesture to put her in there my immediate instinct was to take her with me. I was…continue reading →
Abused And Neglected, Abandoned And Stray But Tender Souls And Best Friends

Abused And Neglected, Abandoned And Stray But Tender Souls And Best Friends

A year ago I was honored to volunteer for a photo project for the animal’s shelter “Let the Animals Live”. I needed to photograph the animals from the shelter for the calendar. Abused Doberman, a dog that lost his back legs in a car accident, a blind cat, a very old and abandoned dog – all of them have different and unique stories and lives. Just like we are. With this project I wanted to remind that we are so unique but still so similar. All of us are looking for a warm…continue reading →
Dogs Take Over The Catwalk At Fashion Week

Dogs Take Over The Catwalk At Fashion Week

I am thrilled to say that this is my eighth season presenting for New York Fashion Week. It has been quite a ride reaching great distances I had not imagined but am ever so grateful to have reached. I had been warned that while New York City and most fashion-forward cities in the country would be receptive and open to the concept of dressing dogs, it might not play out the same in the eyes of the rest of the world. I kept getting warnings and advice that I should tread carefully, be…continue reading →
How The Rescued Cat Inspired Us To Start A Company

How The Rescued Cat Inspired Us To Start A Company

You surely know the saying that fortune is fickle. In the case of this cat, one can say he won a second life. When we found him, he was miserable… He went out towards us on a brink of death, but full of belief and hope. Most certainly harmed by a human, but still believing in humanity. More info: fabristic.com The one-eyed cat was given a second life He snuggled onto our knees, purring all the time and treading with his paws. He wanted to live, and we wanted to do all in…continue reading →
I Tried To “Save Us” From Extinction

I Tried To “Save Us” From Extinction

“We’re in the process of bringing about the extinction of all of the species we most care about - including our own.” – Alex Miller I did these digital art concepts of endangered animals to show the species that are heading towards extinction. I've decided to show that we'll lose more species of animals between 2000 and 2065 than we've lost in the last 65 million years. If we don't find answers to these problems, we're going to be victims of this extinction event that we're at fault for. The challenge was to…continue reading →
We Went For A Walk At Night And Discovered This Adorable Seal

We Went For A Walk At Night And Discovered This Adorable Seal

So Tanya decides to take a walk the other night and in less than 5 minutes I’m getting a FaceTime call from her. She whispers with a little fear in her voice ‘There’s some kind of animal down here. I don’t know what it is! Get over here now and grab your camera’. More info: hattphotography.com | Facebook | Instagram Long story short, this is our friend ‘Fish Breath’ (yes we named him/her), the harp seal who we found about 150 meters from our front door. Just in case you were worried –…continue reading →
My Dog Had A Maternity Photoshoot!

My Dog Had A Maternity Photoshoot!

When my Sheltie Zelda got pregnant I knew I wanted to document the whole pregnancy through photos, so I made sure to take as many as possible! Towards the end of her pregnancy when her belly became bigger I decided that we should also do a studio photo shoot, and I’m so glad we did! The puppies were born two days after the photos were taken, and we can’t wait to help them get the best start into life! More info: Facebook Future mom Little bump She likes to show the babies off!…continue reading →
Our Therapy Dogs Turned To Clay

Our Therapy Dogs Turned To Clay

Recently, I saw amazing sculptures of a few therapy dogs in ‘Paws for People’ Facebook page. ‘Paws for People’ is a group in which we volunteer together with our dogs. I contacted the sculptor and asked him to make two sculptures of our dogs – Rookie and Holly. I was not aware that my wife had also contacted him and asked him to make a sculpture of our dog Holly for me! Tonight while opening presents, my wife asked me to open mine. I recognized the type of a box because it was…continue reading →
Meet Rick, The Cutest Christmas Hedgehog From Ukraine

Meet Rick, The Cutest Christmas Hedgehog From Ukraine

Hello, world. My name is Rick. I live in Ukraine with my humans and I’m here to give you a reason to smile. Christmas is just ‘round the corner and I’m getting super excited! It's extra special this year because it is my first Christmas! My humans took some photos of me and I want to share these photos with you. Prepare yourself for a serious cuteness overload! More info: Instagramcontinue reading →
Little Maci, The 6 Weeks Old Kitten, Who Survived The Life-Threatening Disease

Little Maci, The 6 Weeks Old Kitten, Who Survived The Life-Threatening Disease

Little Maci was ill. She didn’t feel well. Her heartbeat was very fast and she had a lot of uncontrolled movements. We were very worried and we took her to the vet as soon as possible. The vet discovered she had cat flu and a very high fever (40,4 degrees Celcius). Cat flu is like a human cold, but it can be fatal for kittens. The symptoms are sneezing, loss of voice, sore eyes, runny nose and fever. Little Maci was too young for antibiotics, so she got an anti-inflammatory drug from the…continue reading →
My Dog Went Missing For 21 Hours, Her Survival Was A Miracle

My Dog Went Missing For 21 Hours, Her Survival Was A Miracle

On December 10, 2018 I left my precious little dog, Sasha, at my boyfriend’s house while we went and had lunch. We were planning to get some medicine after and then I was going to go home and rest. During lunch, he received a text message that Sasha was loose. We quickly ended our lunch and raced back to his house. His mother had let her out along with her own dog and Sasha had managed to squeeze through a small hole in the gate. His mother had chased her up to the…continue reading →
I Draw My Instagram Followers’ Pets And Share Their Stories With The World

I Draw My Instagram Followers’ Pets And Share Their Stories With The World

I love animals. They can teach us so much about life. And I believe that just like humans, every animal has a story to tell. In this Dollgift_petstory series, I pick random pets (holding their favorite toy, food, or rainbow) from my Instagram followers list to draw and share their stories with the world. Show Full Text Every piece of my art shares a story of love, hope and the simple joys of life. Some of them had a sad past, some were inspiring and moving while others were just adorable! Follow me…continue reading →
Artist Makes Incredibly Realistic Owl Toys

Artist Makes Incredibly Realistic Owl Toys

Inspired by the charm of wildlife, especially the owls that live nearby, the 42-year-old Russian artist Marina Yamkovskaya has been creating lovely animals since 2014. And these adorable one-of-a-kind owls are the cutest thing we've seen today. Show Full Text Made out of real fur from recycling outlets and having flexible joints, Marina's toys look almost too real. Roll the page and fall in love with these little creatures. More info: yamkovskaia.tedsby.comcontinue reading →
Safari In Macedonia

Safari In Macedonia

I have been a photographer for many years and animals have been the center of my photographs and my favorite thing to capture. Show Full Text Since I have not been able to go to Africa, I have been taking all my photos in the zoo in Skopje, trying to make them look more natural, as they are taken in the wild. More info: gorananastasovski.comcontinue reading →
Respect The Vest

Respect The Vest

You may have seen a certain dog on Instagram named Robin. Robin is my service dog. He didn’t know it when he was born into this world but he knows it now! When working, Robin knows not to interact with anyone but his handler. To work as a unit, Robin must be 100% focused on his handler. Any distraction could break this focus and he could not be able to respond properly to an episode. It seems that the public is not quite ready for service dogs. Too many times, I have been…continue reading →
Lumen The Siberian Cat, A Vision Of Beauty

Lumen The Siberian Cat, A Vision Of Beauty

I recently moved in with my girlfriend, the most inspirational person I’ve ever met. Over the past two months, I’ve been lucky enough to live with her and her beautiful Siberian cat, Lumen, as well as my own fur-baby, Cookie the Dachshund. Show Full Text Together they’ve filled me with joy, emotion, and inspiration. This illustration is my way of saying thank you to them both, without them I just wouldn’t be the same. More info: i13-artofmattbain.com Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android appcontinue reading →
Lumen The Siberian Cat, A Vision Of Beauty

Lumen The Siberian Cat, A Vision Of Beauty

I recently moved in with my girlfriend, the most inspirational person I’ve ever met. Over the past two months, I’ve been lucky enough to live with her and her beautiful Siberian cat, Lumen, as well as my own fur-baby, Cookie the Dachshund. Show Full Text Together they’ve filled me with joy, emotion, and inspiration. This illustration is my way of saying thank you to them both, without them I just wouldn’t be the same. More info: i13-artofmattbain.com Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android appcontinue reading →
Can You Imagine A Better Company At Your Wedding?

Can You Imagine A Better Company At Your Wedding?

We got married in August 2017 and back then we had only one dog – Fenris. He couldn’t assist us in the church (although I dreamed he could be a ring bearer), but he was our no.1 wedding guest. Show Full Text This year we took the wedding photoshoot again to celebrate our first anniversary and this time we had two gorgeous fluffy partners – Fenris and Björn. What we’re doing is not only about nice pictures – we want everyone to remember that dogs are family and that they can and should…continue reading →
Can You Imagine A Better Company At Your Wedding?

Can You Imagine A Better Company At Your Wedding?

We got married in August 2017 and back then we had only one dog – Fenris. He couldn’t assist us in the church (although I dreamed he could be a ring bearer), but he was our no.1 wedding guest. Show Full Text This year we took the wedding photoshoot again to celebrate our first anniversary and this time we had two gorgeous fluffy partners – Fenris and Björn. What we’re doing is not only about nice pictures – we want everyone to remember that dogs are family and that they can and should…continue reading →
Rescued Pig Living The Good Life In Vietnam

Rescued Pig Living The Good Life In Vietnam

Master Julian, rescue pig extraordinaire, was saved from the butcher by the American non-profit rescue shelter, Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue. He was stuffed in a basket on the back of a motorbike, driving by the shelter in Hoi An, Vietnam, one morning in November, 2014, while the animal rights organization was conducting an education program for 40 international students. Along with his two siblings being sold at the age of four weeks to be raised for meat, Master Julian was terrified and hiding his little face. When I took him out of…continue reading →
Rescued Pig Living The Good Life In Vietnam

Rescued Pig Living The Good Life In Vietnam

Master Julian, rescue pig extraordinaire, was saved from the butcher by the American non-profit rescue shelter, Vietnam Animal Aid and Rescue. He was stuffed in a basket on the back of a motorbike, driving by the shelter in Hoi An, Vietnam, one morning in November, 2014, while the animal rights organization was conducting an education program for 40 international students. Along with his two siblings being sold at the age of four weeks to be raised for meat, Master Julian was terrified and hiding his little face. When I took him out of…continue reading →
13 Adorable Dogs In Ghost Costumes

13 Adorable Dogs In Ghost Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner and everyone is searching for the perfect costume. But what about your four-legged pal? He also deserves the best when it comes about Trick or Treating. Show Full Text These dog owners found the easiest, yet the best solution for their beloved pets. A white sheet over a white fur and the hunt for candies can begin! Check out these cute ghost dogs! More info: magicorama.comcontinue reading →
Doc Hopes Someone Will Tell Him How To Get To Sesame Street

Doc Hopes Someone Will Tell Him How To Get To Sesame Street

Doc is showing off his homemade Oscar the Grouch Halloween costume! Doc as Oscar the Grouch He may be dressed as a Grouch but Doc LOVES Halloween I don’t look Grouchy, do I??? Oscar the Grouch struts his stuff on the 2018 Salem Howl-o-Ween costume contest! Anyone can write on Bored Panda.Start writing! Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android app Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app!continue reading →
I’m A Cat Photographer, And I’m Bribing People To Vote!

I’m A Cat Photographer, And I’m Bribing People To Vote!

We all know voting is super important, but voter turnout tells a different story! Show Full Text I wanted to use my cat photography to encourage voter participation this midterm election. More info: Instagram Get your ballots ready, and let me tell you a little more about myself! I started photographing pets in 2015, after about a decade of photographing people for a living I still photograph humans, but animals are my true passion Just look at some of my adorable little models I fall in love over and over, at every shoot…continue reading →
I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)

I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)

I like to call myself a "Catographer" because it's been almost 6 years that I've been taking exclusively cat photos. I've worked on two main projects ("Passions" and the ongoing "C-AT Work") before starting the Cats in Venice project that became a book in April 2018. Show Full Text So during these years, I met many amazing cats, each one with different qualities and behaviors. I've always tried to catch cats' expressions of satisfaction, or 'Catisfaction' as I like to call it, a sort of happy face or feeling. These attempts were previously featured on Bored Panda. This…continue reading →
I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)

I Spent Years Trying To Photograph Moments Of ‘Catisfaction’ (Part 3)

I like to call myself a "Catographer" because it's been almost 6 years that I've been taking exclusively cat photos. I've worked on two main projects ("Passions" and the ongoing "C-AT Work") before starting the Cats in Venice project that became a book in April 2018. Show Full Text So during these years, I met many amazing cats, each one with different qualities and behaviors. I've always tried to catch cats' expressions of satisfaction, or 'Catisfaction' as I like to call it, a sort of happy face or feeling. These attempts were previously featured on Bored Panda. This…continue reading →
A New Plaque Scheme Has Launched And It’s All About Celebrating Amazing Animals

A New Plaque Scheme Has Launched And It’s All About Celebrating Amazing Animals

A new scheme has launched in the UK, that is all about honoring animals, rather than people. Show Full Text The ‘Pet Plaques’ scheme takes inspiration from the English Heritage blue plaques that have recognized people for over 150 years and turns the attention fully onto our furry friends. Aiming to highlight the many amazing things animals do and have done over the years. Just over 20 green plaques (complete with pointy pet ears) have been placed around the UK so far, with pets including Flora, a life-saving dog that predicts its owner’s…continue reading →
Meet Rick, The Cutest Hedgehog From Ukraine

Meet Rick, The Cutest Hedgehog From Ukraine

Rick is a 7-month-old African pygmy hedgehog from Ukraine. When I picked Rick up from the breeder, I immediately fell in love with him. He made me smile even on the worst days. I started taking photos of him and created an Instagram page to share the joy he brings me. Rick always works the camera like a supermodel. Show Full Text Prepare yourself for a serious cuteness overload! More info: Instagramcontinue reading →
I Photograph Street And Shelter Dogs

I Photograph Street And Shelter Dogs

I spent the last 3 months traveling and volunteering in Eastern Europe with the aim of photographing street and shelter dogs. At the moment I'm in South of Athens, Greece, volunteering in a shelter for disabled dogs. Show Full Text With this photography project called "Everydaystray", I want to raise the awareness of street dogs and stop people from buying puppies from strange breeders instead of adopting from one of the thousand crowded shelters around the world. Have a look at some of the pictures I made so far. More info: Instagramcontinue reading →
A Winter’s Dance – Japan’s Red Crowned Cranes

A Winter’s Dance – Japan’s Red Crowned Cranes

The Red-Crowned Cranes – called tanchozuru in Japanese – are deeply treasured in Japan. Quite literally the stuff of legends, cranes of all varieties have long been regarded as mythical as dragons, with their fabled 1,000-year lifespan making them synonymous with happiness and longevity. There is even an ancient Japanese legend that promises whoever folds 1,000 origami paper cranes will be granted a wish. Show Full Text Today, Japan’s sole surviving community of Red-Crowned Cranes lives in a place that feels as mythically far-flung as it is desolately picturesque: the Tsurui marshes, remote…continue reading →
We Found A Bunny… With Our Chickens!

We Found A Bunny… With Our Chickens!

My chore every day is to take care of our ten chickens. After school, I gather eggs and check the water. Spotting something rocketing back and forth inside the tractor. (There is an ongoing fear of something getting in. I’m a protective chicken mama) Show Full Text I tiptoed over. Saw what it was. Screamed for Mom and Dad. I scoop it up, faring off the completely calm chickens. Cuddling it to my chest, I checked it for injuries and released it to where we thought it’s burrow was. (We have a history…continue reading →
Hairless Kittens Or Adorable Little Aliens

Hairless Kittens Or Adorable Little Aliens

Your typical, fur-covered kittens may get most of the attention, but there’s just something unearthly sweet about a Sphynx kitten Yes, they’re basically tiny, wrinkly aliens But aliens who you just want to hold close and whisper comforting words to They’ve traveled thousands of light-years just to be a wee ball o’ wrinkles that you can nuzzle right in your hand You can see their strategic, extraterrestrial brains constantly at work, determining the best plan of action to take over the Earth They know how to get into your heart with just one…continue reading →
I Just Rescued A Baby Squirrel!

I Just Rescued A Baby Squirrel!

So this just happened. I rescued a baby squirrel. Show Full Text It seemed as though it had fallen out of its tree. It was laying in the grass shivering. As I crouched down and got closer it crawled towards me. It put my hands out and it crawled right into my hands. All it wanted to do it get warm. He took a nice little nap in my arm and then I got him to a local rescue. I wanted to keep it so badly but I knew rehab and release was…continue reading →