9/21/2015 8:00 PM PDT

Dog struggles.

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Taylor Swift + any kind of animal = glory.

You may have heard that Taylor is a bit of a cat person. You've heard that because it is true. Like, her code name in the "Bad Blood" music video was Cat-astrophe. She loves cats.

That doesn't mean that she doesn't love dogs. But that might mean that she's not quite as ready for dogs to love her quite as much as they do.

We've seen celebrities have very strange interactions with dogs, so this is actually a pretty normal reaction to someone else's pets. But the video is cute, the dogs are adorable, and Taylor is a treasure as always. We would love a series of these. Please.

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9/20/2015 10:15 AM PDT

Everybody does weird stuff with their pets. Maybe it's the overflow of affection driving us to the brink of what makes sense and what doesn't. Maybe it's just because humans are goofy and pets are goofy and we're goofy together. Maybe it's because we know Instagram or Twitter or Facebook is only a button-push away and we know that if we post something ridiculous, people are gonna look. 

Kylie Jenner is no exception. Look at her adorable little puppy, Sophie. While it's a little quirky to to film yourself goofing around with your puppyin this case, opening your mouth for your inquisitive puppy to stick her snout intoit's not really unusual. It's adorable and, as weird as it is to share a video like this with the world, we're glad that she did.

It is weird, though. And probably a little unsanitary. No offense to Sophie, though. It's not like you can pick your parents or anything. 

9/18/2015 9:00 PM PDT
Which did you look at first? Into those mesmerizing sapphire eyes, twin cerulean pools that draw you in and make the blue on his shirt look like a faded pair of '90s jeans? Or the puppy?

We understand. It's a lot to take in. Pace yourself, remember to drink a lot of water. Remember to breathe.

And enjoy.
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8/6/2015 7:00 AM PDT


A video posted by Kylie Jenner Snapchats (@kylizzlesnapchats) on

Aww, look, you guys, Kylie Jenner got herself a little bunny rabbit! Hey, just this once, how about we focus only on the positives, huh? We won't mention how much care rabbits require, or how difficult it is to accidentally mistreat them if you haven't done your research, or all the issues they can develop if not taken care of properly. No, we'll just look at that sweet little face, those cute little ears, and ... wait, did Kylie actually name her pet Bruce?!

Our lungs are not capable of taking in enough air to produce the sigh that this requires, so let's just shake our heads sadly instead. Yes, she could have meant it in a sweet way, and chances are she definitely did, but something about it just seems kind of weird, right?

As we all know so well, her father, Caitlyn Jenner, was born and lived 65 years of her life as Bruce, unable to be her true self, struggling with her identity and the way she was perceived. Bruce, as Caitlyn has said, was a different person, a person that has to be tied to a lot of sadness. So why choose that name, out of all the names in the world, for this adorable little creature? Why put that specific name back in the family's rotation?

Just some thoughtfulness, that's all we need here. And hopefully some guides for rabbit care.

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5/26/2015 3:00 PM PDT
We've had a whole lot of love for Miley Cyrus lately, what with all of the fantastic work she's been doing for her new charity, the Happy Hippie Foundation. It's such a wonderful cause to be involved with, and she obviously truly cares about it. But while she's been doing all the charity work, she also got a new pet, this adorable little Persian kitten. It seems to be her favorite thing at the moment, as she's been posting about her on Instagram nonstop, even going as far as to create a personal Instagram for the cat. It's all really sweet, it really is.

But man, that poor, poor cat. Look at her eyes. They desperately need to be cleaned, and it really doesn't make sense for Miley not to do it. It would take just a few minutes every day to clean her eyes, or at least it would have before it got to this state. And if Miley wanted to be truly ridiculous, it's not like she couldn't afford to pay someone to do this extremely simple task. And besides, how could you look at this precious kitty's face and not do something about that?

Miley loves animals, we know that, and she loves her pets probably more than anything, even weed. But this is a pitiful situation, and an inexcusable one on top of that.

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1/6/2015 8:30 AM PST
Sarah Palin
, bless her ridiculous little heart, is still just so very upset that other people are upset that she allowed her son to stand on her dog. ... But you know what? Facebook just didn't give her a big enough platform to express her outrage that people care about animals. No, she had to go and issue an absurd statement to NBC as well.

A lot of her new statement is very similar to her old statement -- attacking PETA and President Obama, of course -- but she also has some new points:

The double standards applied by hypocrites at PETA make me and every other kid — and dog-lover — say "kiss my okole." They're not attacking me because I showed people a special needs child and his happy, healthy, beloved service dog; they're attacking me because, well, I'm me.

Guys, she loves that dog, and all dogs, unlike those dang liberals:

We adopted her for our youngest son from an amazing friend in Iowa who runs a foundation that raises and trains dogs for our wounded warriors. These dogs can change a disabled vet's life, and that's a beautiful thing! Certainly the Puppy Jake Foundation has changed our life for the better. I am in love with this four-legged family member! So is Trig, and it's so revealing that the Political Left knows no bounds as they attack him and now even good, selfless supporters and trainers at the Puppy Jake Foundation. I hope the foundation is overwhelmed with support from caring Americans now so that good comes from PETA’s bad acts in this. 

And you know, even if the dog had bitten her son, it wouldn't have been a big deal:

Should Jill Hadassah have not enjoyed Trig’s playing with her, guess it would have reminded us another important lesson – sometimes life jumps up and bites you in the okole, but you don't stop moving and baby you just Shake It Off.

Yes, that was a Taylor Swift reference. Because Sarah Palin is that serious about this issue.

Look, this isn't a political thing, this isn't a thing about attacking her just because of who she is. This is about people being upset that a woman thought it was acceptable for her kid to stand on her poor dog, that she thought it was inspirational instead of dangerous. Regardless of her political views, humans should not stand on dogs. It's actually a pretty simple concept to grasp, and the fact that she can't get that, well, that speaks more to her ignorance than anything else.

Also, let's let a special needs dog bite a special needs kid so the special needs kid learns a lesson, right? Makes sense in Sarah Palin's world doesn't it? Unfortunately, that's the only place it does.  
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1/5/2015 6:45 AM PST
As we predicted, PETA wasn't happy with the above photo posted by Sarah Palin on her Facebook account ... but what's more is that Sarah Palin fired back with her own well-worded (I know, we were surprised, too) response that ... well, if you totally brainwashed yourself into forgetting that we were talking about a child standing on a dog's back, with the possibility of that child knocking a few vertebrae out of line, or that dog getting sick of being used as a step stool and taking a big ol' bite out of the kid's leg, she made a lot of sense. 

Take it away, Sarah:

Dear PETA,

Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog.

Hey, by the way, remember your “Woman of the Year”, Ellen DeGeneres? Did you get all wee-wee’d up when she posted this sweet picture?http://conservatives4palin.com/…/peta-woman-year-posts-phot…Hypocritical, much?

Did you go as crazy when your heroic Man-of-Your-Lifetime, Barack Obama, revealed he actually enjoyed eating dead dog meat?

Aren’t you the double-standard radicals always opposing Alaska’s Iditarod – the Last Great Race honoring dogs who are born to run in wide open spaces, while some of your pets “thrive” in a concrete jungle where they’re allowed outdoors to breathe and pee maybe once a day? (http://iditarod.com/ http://www.irondog.org/)

Aren’t you the same herd that opposes our commercial fishing jobs, claiming I encourage slaying and consuming wild, organic healthy protein sources called “fish”? (I do.)

Aren’t you the same anti-beef screamers blogging hate from your comfy leather office chairs, wrapped in your fashionable leather belts above your kickin’ new leather pumps you bought because your celebrity idols (who sport fur and crocodile purses) grinned in a tabloid wearing the exact same Louboutins exiting sleek cowhide covered limo seats on their way to some liberal fundraiser shindig at some sushi bar that features poor dead smelly roe (that I used to strip from our Bristol Bay-caught fish, and in a Dillingham cannery I packed those castoff fish eggs for you while laughing with co-workers about the suckers paying absurdly high prices to party with the throw away parts of our wild seafood)? I believe you call those discarded funky eggs “caviar”.

Yeah, you’re real credible on this, PETA. A shame, because I’ll bet we agree on what I hope is the true meaning of your mission – respecting God’s creation and critters.

Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards.

Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.

You don't have to like Sarah, per se, but you do have to admit one thing: she sure has gusto, doesn't she?
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