Animals

February 18, 2017

Adorable Dog Insists on Hugging Strangers During Her Daily Walks

Loving and loyal, dogs are man’s best friend for a reason. Though most canines show affection for humans with tail wags and lots of licks, Louboutina (Loubie for short), an adorable golden retriever, communicates her love through cuddly hugs. The darling dog loves to embrace her owner, Cesar Fernandez-Chavez, by wrapping her front legs around his knees. According to Fernandez-Chavez, Loubie learned the behavior all by herself, and has since insisted on wrapping her paws around many people she encounters—including complete strangers.

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February 3, 2017

Real-Life ‘Animal Whisperer’ Takes the Best Selfies with Wild Animals

In 2015, we were amazed by the furry friendships and selfie-taking skills of Auckland-based adventurer Allan Dixon. Known as “the animal whisperer,” Dixon has made a name for himself as a modern-day Dr. Doolittle—though, instead of specializing in taking care of cuddly creatures, his expertise lies in posing with them. Like many social media users, Dixon often posts selfies on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Unlike most self-shot snaps, however, Dixon’s photos usually feature some unusual co-stars.

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