Famous Artists and The Pets Who Inspired Them (Infographics)

Many artists throughout history had a furry friend who they adored, and who even appeared in much of their famous works.

Invaluable created a fun infographic on famous artists and their pets, the bond they shared and how each influenced their careers.

Many artists throughout history had a furry friend who they adored, and who even appeared in much of their famous works.

Invaluable created a fun infographic on famous artists and their pets, the bond they shared and how each influenced their careers.

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Dad Orders Box Of Crickets, Wrongly Assumes They’re Sealed Off

This story about a dad who ordered a box of crickets for the family’s pet lizard, never gets old. Apparently, dad assumed that the crickets arrived in a box, sealed off, and not susceptible to breaking free to get absolutely everywhere. Dad was very wrong. His assumption resulted in just the kind of chaos that folks can get a kick out of. I mean, at least the cats experienced a dreamy day of wonderful play. 

This story about a dad who ordered a box of crickets for the family’s pet lizard, never gets old. Apparently, dad assumed that the crickets arrived in a box, sealed off, and not susceptible to breaking free to get absolutely everywhere. Dad was very wrong. His assumption resulted in just the kind of chaos that folks can get a kick out of. I mean, at least the cats experienced a dreamy day of wonderful play. 

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Calming Pet Tales Goes Perfect With A Quarantini

Animals seem to make the world a brighter place, a place where we want to find ourselves in 24/7. 

Thankfully, we have our furry companions to brighten up our days while being cooped up indoors all day… every day. 

Prepare yourself that quarantini (stuck-at-homemade martini) and prepare for some calming (and quite lovely) animal stories we’ve gathered from this past week. 

We hope it eases any built-up frustration. 

Animals seem to make the world a brighter place, a place where we want to find ourselves in 24/7. 

Thankfully, we have our furry companions to brighten up our days while being cooped up indoors all day… every day. 

Prepare yourself that quarantini (stuck-at-homemade martini) and prepare for some calming (and quite lovely) animal stories we’ve gathered from this past week. 

We hope it eases any built-up frustration. 

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Pros And Cons Of CBD For Pets

One recent survey found that about 10% of dog and cat owners had given their pets cannabidiol, one of the active ingredients in marijuana. Advocates say giving pets CBD has benefits, while opponents warn that doing so can have unintended consequences. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of giving CBD to your pet.

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One recent survey found that about 10% of dog and cat owners had given their pets cannabidiol, one of the active ingredients in marijuana. Advocates say giving pets CBD has benefits, while opponents warn that doing so can have unintended consequences. The Onion looks at the pros and cons of giving CBD to your pet.


PRO

Goldfish could really stand to mellow the fuck out.

One CBD treat lasts, like, 21 hours in dog years.

Could reduce dogs’ irrational anxiety around being locked in a crate all day.

Pam tried this and said it worked pretty well.

Pets are going to try it regardless, so it’s best they get it from you.


CON

Dog could become dependent on you.

Having to tell your friends.

CBD regulated almost as poorly as pet food.

What are you doing, that shit’s expensive!

No matter how much you share, they’ll never throw in for the next bag.

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Woman Annoyed Cat Would Rather Play With Hair Tie Than Expensive Gaming Console She Bought It

SAN FRANCISCO—Expressing frustration with the lack of appreciation that the recent purchase had garnered, local woman Kate Wheeler was reportedly annoyed Thursday that her cat would rather play with a hair tie than the expensive gaming console she had bought it. “The guy at GameStop said the Nintendo Switch was…

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SAN FRANCISCO—Expressing frustration with the lack of appreciation that the recent purchase had garnered, local woman Kate Wheeler was reportedly annoyed Thursday that her cat would rather play with a hair tie than the expensive gaming console she had bought it. “The guy at GameStop said the Nintendo Switch was popular with hardcore and casual gamers, but little did I know, all Kiki wants is a hair elastic to bat around,” said Wheeler, 29, bemoaning that she spent her hard-earned cash on an extra controller and headset to enhance the 4-year-old feline’s gaming experience. “First, I thought she wasn’t into open-world stuff, so I got her Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but she’s still only mildly interested in the power cord. You’d assume based on how much she likes the laser pointer she’d go nuts about the dual-screen graphics. I’ve tried everything—changing the button layout, sprinkling catnip on the controllers—but still, it looks like it was $400 straight down the drain.” At press time, Wheeler had purchased a high-performance laptop in case her cat was partial to PC gaming.

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How To Protect Your Pets From Coronavirus

Many pet owners these days are concerned by the possible effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on their beloved pets.  

If you are symptom-free, your animals are not at risk. 

However, people at The Telegraph have collected some measures to consider if you or someone you know has tested positive for Covid-19.

Many pet owners these days are concerned by the possible effect of the Covid-19 outbreak on their beloved pets.  

If you are symptom-free, your animals are not at risk. 

However, people at The Telegraph have collected some measures to consider if you or someone you know has tested positive for Covid-19.

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Funny Tweets About Pets Who Totally Lost It When They Saw Their Reflection

Even wonder what your cat or dog sees when he looks at his reflection in the mirror? 

Do pets even recognize themselves? 

While many may think this common question is open to debate — or even a little silly — it’s actually neither. In psychology circles, the mirror test is considered an important evaluation of self-awareness in animals. 

But until the debate is resolved, please welcome these adorable pets who had some hilarious reactions when they saw their reflection for the first time.   

Even wonder what your cat or dog sees when he looks at his reflection in the mirror? 

Do pets even recognize themselves? 

While many may think this common question is open to debate — or even a little silly — it’s actually neither. In psychology circles, the mirror test is considered an important evaluation of self-awareness in animals. 

But until the debate is resolved, please welcome these adorable pets who had some hilarious reactions when they saw their reflection for the first time.   

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When Pets Become Our New (And Clingy) Co-workers

As people all over the world are adjusting to working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, pet owners are finding that their furry friends are fast becoming furry colleagues. If you are also working from home, please send us a photo of your new working routine at home, with your pet.  

As people all over the world are adjusting to working from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, pet owners are finding that their furry friends are fast becoming furry colleagues. If you are also working from home, please send us a photo of your new working routine at home, with your pet.  

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Funny Times April 2020 Issue

Cartoons about Kids’ Literature . Health . Aliens . Relationships . Social Media . Earth Day . Bees . Language . Spring . Cats . Baseball  and more! Buy This Issue With cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Jennifer Berman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Bill Bramhall, Martin Bucella, Jon Carter, Todd Condron, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Bob Eckstein, Martha …[ Read More ]

Cartoons about Kids’ Literature . Health . Aliens . Relationships . Social Media . Earth Day . Bees . Language . Spring . Cats . Baseball  and more!

With cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Jennifer Berman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Bill Bramhall, Martin Bucella, Jon Carter, Todd Condron, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Bob Eckstein, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, Jeff Hobbs, David Horsey, John Jonik, John Kastner, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Stan Mack, Scott Masear, Heather McAdams, Brian McFadden, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Mark Parisi, Joel Pett, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Zippy  . . .  and lots more!

Some Crazy Things I Believe
By Raymond Lesser

The Borowitz Report
By Andy Borowitz

School Book Fair FAQ
By Andrew Knott

Stacey
By Amy Schuster

State Of The Universe 2020: A Vision To Create Political Climate Change And Heartland Security
By Swami Beyondananda

Stan The Torch Man
By J.C. Duffy

The Game Of Love
By Claire Goforth

Heroic Bumblebee Saves Hive
By Steven Stampone

‘Silent P’ Pisses Off The Alphabet Again
By Chris Hume

Spring Cleaning
By Larry Arnstein

Your Cat Does Not Belong On The Dining Room Table
By Roz Warren

That’s A Fact, In My Opinion
By A.G. Sloan

PLUS:

Cartoons about Earth Day
Curmudgeon on Cats VS Dogs
Cartoons about Clowning
Dave Maleckar’s 100 Word Rant
News Of The Weird
Harper’s Index
Cartoons about Spring
News & Political Cartoons

More Funny Stuff …

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Expert Explains Whether Cats Or Dogs Can Spread The Coronavirus

After a dog in Hong Kong reportedly tested ‘weak positive’ for coronavirus, causing some alarm among pet owners, the Guardian’s Helen Davidson answers some of the most pressing questions about the role pets in the recent outbreak. 

After a dog in Hong Kong reportedly tested ‘weak positive’ for coronavirus, causing some alarm among pet owners, the Guardian’s Helen Davidson answers some of the most pressing questions about the role pets in the recent outbreak. 

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26-Pound-Cat Named Lunchbox Is A Finalist For Cadbury Bunny Tryouts

Who will be the next Cadbury bunny? The suspense is killing us and the final contenders are all so amazing! 

Each year, Cadbury bunny asks folks to send in their pet for a chance of a lifetime — to become the next Cadbury Bunny for their 2020 commercial! This year alone, Cadbury received over 4,000 entries, which have since been narrowed down to ten incredible animals.

“The quantity and quality of entries for the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts this year just blew us away,” said spokesperson Ethan Mandel. “Now the excitement builds as we let the fans, for the first time ever, vote to help select the next Cadbury Bunny for our 2020 commercial.”

Those who are interested in being a part of the historic moment can vote through the official contest website once per day through March 18. The winner will be announced on March 24th. 

Who will you vote for? Because we seriously can’t decide.

Who will be the next Cadbury bunny? The suspense is killing us and the final contenders are all so amazing! 

Each year, Cadbury bunny asks folks to send in their pet for a chance of a lifetime — to become the next Cadbury Bunny for their 2020 commercial! This year alone, Cadbury received over 4,000 entries, which have since been narrowed down to ten incredible animals.

“The quantity and quality of entries for the Cadbury Bunny Tryouts this year just blew us away,” said spokesperson Ethan Mandel. “Now the excitement builds as we let the fans, for the first time ever, vote to help select the next Cadbury Bunny for our 2020 commercial.”

Those who are interested in being a part of the historic moment can vote through the official contest website once per day through March 18. The winner will be announced on March 24th. 

Who will you vote for? Because we seriously can’t decide.

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Tumblr Thread Explains How Stupid People Get Around Pets

We all go about conversations with animals a little differently, but the general trend is that the closer you are to a cute animal, the less sense you’re gonna make . We don’t know what comes over us. It’s all “who’s a good boy” this and “hello little buddy” that. For adorable things, here are some wholesome memes to restore some sanity. Tumblr users like animals, and even go as far as to make the case for coconuts as mammals.

We all go about conversations with animals a little differently, but the general trend is that the closer you are to a cute animal, the less sense you’re gonna make . We don’t know what comes over us. It’s all “who’s a good boy” this and “hello little buddy” that. For adorable things, here are some wholesome memes to restore some sanity. Tumblr users like animals, and even go as far as to make the case for coconuts as mammals.

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A Light In The Darkness: Meet The Cat Rescuer Of The Sealed Coronavirus Wuhan

The coronavirus outbreak has sickened more than 80,000 people, according to official counts, most of them at the Wuhan district of China. The Chinese officials have decided to completely seal the area and now It is estimated that more than 30,000 pets have been left stranded after their owners were stuck outside the city, not allowed to go back in. In response, people trapped in Wuhan have been volunteering and checking in on the animals who were left behind. One of these angels is Ye Jialin, who is called the cat rescuer of Wuhan. Here is his unique story.  

The coronavirus outbreak has sickened more than 80,000 people, according to official counts, most of them at the Wuhan district of China. The Chinese officials have decided to completely seal the area and now It is estimated that more than 30,000 pets have been left stranded after their owners were stuck outside the city, not allowed to go back in. In response, people trapped in Wuhan have been volunteering and checking in on the animals who were left behind. One of these angels is Ye Jialin, who is called the cat rescuer of Wuhan. Here is his unique story.  

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Heartwarming Photos Of Pets And Their Owners For National “Love Your Pet Day”

Yes, they’re demanding. They leave their toys everywhere. They prevent us from being away from home for more than a few hours at a time.
They usually cost us thousands of dollars and just as many tears at the emergency vet.
And even so, we just can’t imagine life without them. 

National “Love Your Pet Day” on February 20 is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise or any loving pet you have, how you really feel. Treats, pampering and all the attention that the little guy or gal can handle are a great way to celebrate. 

We have gathered a fine collection of pet owners posing with their pets. 

Yes, they’re demanding. They leave their toys everywhere. They prevent us from being away from home for more than a few hours at a time.
They usually cost us thousands of dollars and just as many tears at the emergency vet.
And even so, we just can’t imagine life without them. 

National “Love Your Pet Day” on February 20 is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise or any loving pet you have, how you really feel. Treats, pampering and all the attention that the little guy or gal can handle are a great way to celebrate. 

We have gathered a fine collection of pet owners posing with their pets. 

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Thousands Of PETA Activists Descend On Hoover Headquarters To Protest Vacuum Cleaner That Spooked Dog

GLENWILLOW, OH—In what is believed to be the largest anti-animal-cruelty rally targeting a household appliance maker, thousands of angry PETA activists descended on Hoover headquarters Wednesday to protest a model of vacuum cleaner that reportedly spooked a dog. “Animal lives are equal to human lives, and a vacuum…

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GLENWILLOW, OH—In what is believed to be the largest anti-animal-cruelty rally targeting a household appliance maker, thousands of angry PETA activists descended on Hoover headquarters Wednesday to protest a model of vacuum cleaner that reportedly spooked a dog. “Animal lives are equal to human lives, and a vacuum startling any dog—particularly such a good boy as Ruffles—is nothing short of terrorism,” said protest organizer Rebecca Watts, who brandished a dust-filled vacuum bag she intended to pour on an unwitting Hoover executive. “Ruffles was underneath the kitchen table for several hours while the Hoover corporation said nothing. And that is nothing new—hundreds of dogs are spooked by vacuums on a daily basis, and society refuses to offer so much as a ‘there, there.’ Some repulsive pet owners even go so far as to post videos of their dogs getting spooked by vacuums as if life-threatening trauma is funny. Would you find a video of a toddler being waterboarded funny? The manufacturers responsible for this sonic excruciation machine should be thrown in jail.” Neither Hoover executives nor Ruffles the dog could be reached for comment.

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Memes & Tweets To Dull The Pain

If that seasonal depression or regular depression is getting to you, it’s important to do things for you. We think this is called self-care. Take a minute for yourself and do something that makes you feel good. For some people, that might mean drinking a cold beer in a hot bubble bath. For us, it’s scrolling through memes. Hell, you can scroll through these memes
while taking a bubble bath. Just don”t drop your phone.

If that seasonal depression or regular depression is getting to you, it’s important to do things for you. We think this is called self-care. Take a minute for yourself and do something that makes you feel good. For some people, that might mean drinking a cold beer in a hot bubble bath. For us, it’s scrolling through memes. Hell, you can scroll through these memes
while taking a bubble bath. Just don”t drop your phone.

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Thread Explains Why Kids Should be Taught to Respect Pets

If it didn’t seem obvious before why kids need to be taught not to screw around with animals, this thread goes into a lot of detail as to why nobody wins when a kid angers a pet. A dog can’t exactly say “quit poking me in the eye” without seeing a bit threatening. For some lighter stuff, here are professional dogs who take their work seriously as well as sleeping dogs in silly positions.

If it didn’t seem obvious before why kids need to be taught not to screw around with animals, this thread goes into a lot of detail as to why nobody wins when a kid angers a pet. A dog can’t exactly say “quit poking me in the eye” without seeing a bit threatening. For some lighter stuff, here are professional dogs who take their work seriously as well as sleeping dogs in silly positions.

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Heroic Pets: Stories Of Animals Who Saved Lives

Pets are comforting animals in our lives, but in some people’s lives — they are the very reason they’re STILL alive. 

In a viral Facebook post, by Genial, users flooded the comment section and shared stories of how their pets have saved their lives. We’ve gathered the top stories and shared them below. 

All we can say is thank goodness for our beloved pets. 

Pets are comforting animals in our lives, but in some people’s lives — they are the very reason they’re STILL alive. 

In a viral Facebook post, by Genial, users flooded the comment section and shared stories of how their pets have saved their lives. We’ve gathered the top stories and shared them below. 

All we can say is thank goodness for our beloved pets. 

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