From our news desk this week – catch up on the top stories that have had our tails wagging, from the pooches who photobombed the Pope to the shutterbug whose viral Facebook page has us in stitches.
Holy Father, Pontiff, His Holiness, the Bishop of Rome – Pope Francis does have a lot of weighty titles. But this week we were happy to hear that although he’s a busy man, he took some time to hang out with some pooches visiting the Vatican.
The Pope is used to gathering large crowds and having cameras pointed at him, but this pooch brought his A-game and wasn’t afraid to strike a pose when the moment came – and some might say he stole the show on this occasion! Seems that the Vicar of Jesus Christ (yep, that’s one of the Pope’s official titles!) even took some time to pet and pray for the pups. Now those are some really blessed dogs!
You may lick the bride!
Two French Bulldogs named Maya and Dexter officially tied the knot this week, much to the delight of gathered family and friends. Yep, even some of the puppies they’ve parented together joined them for their big day! As weddings go, this one was fairly low key, with a trip to their local pub and a walk on the beach in Marazion, Cornwall. According to the dog’s owners, Maya and Dexter only have eyes for each other and have been faithful to each other for years before even tying the knot. Pass the tissues, we can barely…
If there was ever any doubt that dogs go totally bananas for treats, here’s the proof we needed.
This jowly project came about because German photographer Christian Veiler was looking for subjects to help him experiment with very fast shutter speeds – we’re talking about the kind of camera shots that capture Usain Bolt looking all smug. You know the one we mean.
Since his project began, Christian’s photographs have been shared by more than 500,000 on Facebook and have helped him launch his very own pet portraiture business. And to top it all off, he’s releasing the photographs in the form of a book that’ll be hitting the shelves in 2017. The book is appropriately titled Treats.