Welcome to S&L (Sad! Loved! Searing!) Times No. 584 – this week featuring pets that want you to scratch them or want to scratch you.
The well-endowed German shepard is oh-so-cute (some say adorable) but apparently hard-won – some of its teeth were collected by the Los Angeles Police Department’s K-9 unit. We may be yelling, but that’s just how it is with these guys.
A dog display at a convention in England. (Photo: Getty Images)
One holiday that’s definitely loved is Halloween – when the little critters spend their spare time in creative costumes or in shopping malls with costumed moms and dads. And they want you to touch them. Ah, they know the game is afoot.
Perhaps it’s not just food that ticks them off, but even the heat. In Mexico, these Latino jack-o’-lanterns in the shape of a snake or baby rabbit were put out for people to take pictures of at various corners in the streets. (But please don’t pet the dogs – they’re from Galicia, and aren’t supposed to be eaten.) But these are the things that break us.
These “terror-snake” rabbits are meant to terrorize passersby as they try to make their way through a real animal carrier on wheels, requiring no food, water or shelter. (Photo: Getty Images)
There are so many ways to get us to play with your pets. Whether we like it or not, these are baby squirrels that want to give us a peek at their fuzzy bellies as they roll around on the ground or these bats that seem to want us to touch them and check out the scaly stuff on their wings.
These little ones on a Florida beach are curious about two of their booger-eating friends, just like dogs that made us do it. What we’d give to get a peek inside their mouths (perhaps to see what’s down there)!
We may only tolerate skunks in our homes, but it’s certain that they enjoy the smell.
This jack-o’-lantern cartoon does it all – from critters with ominous names like the “Custard” bear and “Judy Goblin” bear to silhouettes of these creepy holiday characters.
The Alaskan husky that wants a belly rub seems to like his Facebook friends’ side-glances, or would probably get angry if people walked too close to him.