This is Beyonce, a female dachshund mix who was born March 8 to a rescue dog that was found abandoned, wandering the streets of San Bernardino, Calif. When she was born, she only weighed 1 ounce and could fit into a spoon. She's one of the smallest puppies ever born. Her story of unlikely survival has captured the attention of people all over the world. When her mother, Casey, was found pregnant and without an owner, Devore Animal Control scheduled her to be euthanized. However, they ultimately contacted the Grace Foundation, which agreed to take her.
At 3 weeks old, Beyonce is now about the size of an iPhone.
"What's most important about the story is that people are aware of the tiny, little, wonderful miracles that come out of the shelter that sadly are euthanized each and every day," says Beth Decaprio, executive director of the Grace Foundation of Northern California, which rehabilitates abused and neglected animals. The animal shelter has submitted an application to Guinness World Records on Beyonce's behalf for the title of smallest dog.
She is so cute!
Friday, March 30, 2012
I am smiling as wide as this baby Chihuahua today because it is my most favorite day of the week. Lots of fun planned this weekend for Theo and I. Wooo!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I would LOVE if my job centered around caring for baby animals.
Harry was born last Thursday morning at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa. The baby Pygmy Hippo weighs just 5.1kg. Harry had to be hand-reared after his mother refused to feed him. The Pygmy Hippopotamus' wild population is classified as critically endangered. There are fewer than 3000 left in the wild.
I want this job!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tino, the founder of Peace, Love & Pit Bulls, had no idea his kissing booth celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Day, with five pit bulls – Boo-boo, Rocky, Buddy, Buster and Shorty – were all about to be famous and to go viral on Facebook. Now, he is taking them on a national tour to provide awareness of the sweetness of Pits. His goal is to introduce his pack of dogs to people everywhere, while raising money for Pit Bull rescues and advocacy groups around the country. Love this!
Oprah is my crazy dog lady role model. How I wish I had a mansion with a huge fenced in property where I could have numerous dogs frolicking. Oprah’s dogs are her babies and she has had several.
A Christmas present from her boyfriend Stedman, Oprah says Solomon was "one of a kind." For 14 years, the loving cocker spaniel traveled the globe by Oprah's side.
After surviving several health complications, including chemotherapy and a tumor removal, Sophie slept by Oprah every night and never missed accompanying Oprah for a day's work for 13 years. Oprah said this cocker spaniel was "one of the reasons for me to be a kinder, gentler person."
Luke, Layla and Gracie
In addition to Solomon and Sophie, Oprah and Stedman decided to expand their dog family in 2006. They chose three beautiful golden retriever puppies. Unfortunately, Gracie passed away at 2 years old from choking on a tennis ball. So sad.
Oprah is an advocate of pet adoption, so in 2009 she went to PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter, where she fell madly in love with Sadie. As a puppy, this cocker spaniel overcame parvovirus.
Sunny and Lauren
For her 56th birthday, Oprah decided to get herself a special birthday gift: sisters Sunny and Lauren. Like Sadie, Oprah adopted these springer spaniels through PAWS Chicago.
|In 2010, Oprah's dogs posed for a priceless family photo.|