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35 Dogs Were Allowed To Pick Their Own Christmas Gifts At Animal Shelter, And Heres What Happened

More info: dogstrust.ie Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Puppies DogsTrustIreland DogsTrustIreland Dogs Trust Ireland is the largest dog welfare charity in Ireland, and have been active since 2005. They focus on rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors and breeds to loving homes. As they write on their Facebook page, they are “working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.” They promise that they will “never destroy a healthy dog.” Kenneth DogsTrustIreland Max DogsTrustIreland “As…

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Stolen Pit Bull Found 2,000 Miles Away Returns Home For Christmas With The Help Of 15 Volunteers

Our pets are members of our own families. So when a pet goes missing, we do everything that we can to get them back, from putting up posters to turning to social media for help. But sometimes that’s not enough, because our pets can end up halfway across the country. It’s a good thing there are so many kind-hearted people out there! A dog named Zeus, who is a pit bull mix and lives in Butte, Montana, was stolen along with some of his owner Cassandra’s things back in October.…

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Father Books 6 Flights To Stay With His Flight Attendant Daughter On Christmas

The winter holidays is the time of year when most of us are celebrating together with our families. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky – thousands of people are working during Christmas and are unable to spend time with their loved ones. One of these unlucky people was Pierce Vaughan – a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, who had to spend her Christmas Eve and Day in the air this year. However, her loving father found a way to spend the holidays with his working daughter. He booked six flights…

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People Disguising Their Christmas Gifts is My New Favorite Thing

A recent post on reddit entitled, ‘Every year I try to disguise my sister’s Christmas present. This year I think I went a little too far…‘, led us down a glorious Internet rabbit hole of snorts and chuckles. Everyone knows it’s better to give than to receive, and it’s even better to give the gift of laughter in addition to anything material! Below are some of the funniest disguised gifts we came across. Maybe it will inspire you this holidays! [h/t geoffreythehamster on reddit] “Every year I try to disguise…

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This year’s John Lewis holiday advert is a tearjerking tribute to Elton John

Well, it’s that time of year again! Time for the John Lewis Christmas advert and, true to form, it’s a real tearjerker. Especially for fans of the legendary Elton John.  As the familiar dulcet sounds of “you can tell everybody, this is your song” play, you watch the reverse trajectory of Elton John’s musical career, beginning in present day.  As the end of the ad draws nearer, you’ll see a piano-loving schoolboy performing in his assembly hall and peeking over his shoulder to sneak a glance of his mum.  Then…

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Merkel Vows Full Probe After Van Crashed in Crowd in Muenster

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised a full investigation after a man killed two people by driving a van into a street cafe in the western city of Muenster, then fatally shot himself on the scene. About 20 people were injured in the incident on Saturday afternoon, which recalled recent terrorist attacks using vehicles, including one on a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016 that killed 12 people. The driver was a German national and there are "no indications" he had extremist Islamic ties, Herbert Reul, the interior minister of the…

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Youre Santa! Can You Master The Sleigh And Deliver Gifts To All The Good Boys And Girls?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. This is you. You’re Santa Claus. I’m definitely Santa Claus, but unfortunately, I need to explode right away. You’ve been lying unconscious on the frigid tundra of the North Pole since last Christmas. In order to make sure you didn’t starve during your year-long slumber, arctic pelicans have been coming up to you and laying eggs into your mouth 24/7 since last Christmas. Every pelican lays about 200 eggs at a time, and they’ve just been squirting them right down Santa’s sleeping throat all…

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Spaghetti Got a Knit Sweater for Christmas and Couldnt Be Happier

Photograph by Rancor_Emperor on reddit Four years ago, reddit user Rancor_Emperor (aka Sean) became the adopted parent of ‘Spaghetti’, a cute little corn snake that had previously been owned by his old roomate. After his roomie got accepted into a Masters program overseas, he was unable to bring Spaghetti and asked his friends and family on Facebook if anyone could adopt him. Having lived with him for two years when they were roomates, Sean took Spaghetti in and has been caring for him ever since. This year for Christmas, his…

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This Husky Wants No Part of His Owners Christmas Card

Although he’s not actually grumpy, Siberian husky Anuko, has become Internet-famous for his unimpressed demeanour. In fact, Anuko’s owner Jasmine tells Bored Panda: “He has a dark black mask around his face that makes him look that way. It runs in his family. His surly, steely expression isn’t down to any kind of innately grumpy character, quite the opposite in fact. He is actually a very relaxed and kind dog who shows a great enthusiasm for the fun things in life.” [source] Below are some hilarious photos from Jasmine’s attempted…

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Queen to reflect on ‘appalling’ attacks in Christmas Day message

Monarch to focus on warmth, familiarity and love of home as she remembers London and Manchester atrocities The Queen will remember this years appalling terrorist attacks in London and Manchester that claimed 41 lives, as she delivers a Christmas Day television message focusing on the importance of home. The traditional televised message the 60th by the Queen was pre-recorded in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace. She will say: We think of our homes as places of warmth, familiarity and love there is a timeless simplicity to the pull of…

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Fiona the Hippo celebrates the holidays with a special gift

Fiona the Hippo’s had a big year. In fact, she’s not even one year old yet. But 2017’s perfect baby hippo is growing up. Born six weeks premature at only 29 pounds at Cincinnati Zoo in January, Fiona has garnered quite the online fanbase (including us) — just watch her engagement photobomb to know why. SEE ALSO: Fiona the hippo’s best moments of 2017 Now, Fiona is sitting pretty at 622 pounds, according to the zoo. Plus, Fiona’s zoo team has transitioned her to an all solid food diet —…

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