Pup Faces Fines for Installing Pool Without Permits
A dog named Fendi has been issued a $1,200 fine after the Dallas, TX housing authority got wind that he put in a pool without the proper building permits.
“It was probably one of the neighbors that tipped them off,” says Ted Claybrook, an area resident. “They’re really particular about that sort of stuff.”
Sources tell The Fluffington Post that Fendi plans to fight the fee, citing a loophole in the building code.
Submitted by Cassidy Hill.
SURVEY: 46% of Dogs Can’t Pass a Driver’s Test
A nationwide survey of the Department of Motor Vehicles finds that 46% of dogs who take a driver’s test never pass, even after repeated attempts.
“Most of them don’t even know how to sit in the seat properly, let alone parallel park,” said a curmudgeonly woman at the DMV window.
Hamster’s Party Is Sparsely Attended
Tucci the hamster had everything laid out for a rocking celebration: balloons, streamers, sunflower seeds, a completely full water bottle and a killer Spotify playlist. But she lacked one crucial element: guests.
According to reports, only a handful of people showed up to Tucci’s soiree, which she had the misfortune of scheduling on the same day as two other people in her building were also throwing parties.
“She was understandably crushed,” said friend Alan Toles. “But then once the music started, she got over it. It may have only been three of us, but we closed her living room down.”
PHOTO OP: The Escape
Ringo, submitted by Ali Pearsall.
‘Ridiculously Photogenic Gerbil’ Embraced by Internet
Despite running a rigorous obstacle course, Winston the gerbil hadn’t even broken a sweat when he was photographed by a friend, mid-scamper.
“He looked fantastic,” said Mary Wells, who snapped the pic. “Very poised indeed.”
It didn’t take long for the Internet to get a hold of the image, and Winston quickly became known as the “Ridiculously Photogenic Gerbil” — a riff on the “Ridiculously Photogenic Guy” meme that took the web by storm in April.
Good Morning America has already booked the British rodent/heartthrob for tomorrow’s show.
Submitted by Victoria Le Geyt.
Hamster Home Ownership Finally In Reach
A new study from the Federal Housing Administration finds that for the first time in the history of the administration, home ownership is realistic goal for a majority of the hamster population. New numbers indicate that because house prices have fallen so dramatically over the last three years, while hamster unemployment has stayed at a relatively low 5.6%, more hamsters are purchasing instead of renting.
“It’s a confluence of things,” says FHA researcher Barry Tompkins. ”The hamster-based energy field is a growth area, meaning more high-paying jobs, coupled with low home prices and generous FHA interest rates for first-time home buyers.”
According to the study, a full 55% of hamsters will be home owners by the year 2015.
Thumb Sucking Monkey May Need Braces
A baby white-collared mangabey born at the Paris Museum of Natural History has been advised by orthodontists that if he continues to suck his thumb, he’ll grow up needing a retainer — or worse, braces.
“Then, all the other monkeys will call him brace face,” says Dr. Jack Fogarty, DDS. “That’s preventable. We just have to correct this behavior early on.”