Snake Catchers: Protecting The World's Deadliest Snakes2m24s

Snake Catchers: Protecting The World's Deadliest Snakes

A FEARLESS snake catcher rescues some of the worlds most dangerous snakes using his bare hands. Animal lover Barry Goldsmith has been handling the animals for 40 years without ever being seriously injured. The 52-year-old Australian and his wife Karen run a rescue service called Snake Catcher Victoria, based in the Mornington Peninsula in southern Australia. The area is home to some of the world's most venomous snakes, including tiger snakes, copperheads, eastern brown snakes and red-bellied black snakes. Barry has also spent time with Bali Reptile Rescue in Indonesia.

I Share My Bedroom With A 16ft Python  | BEAST BUDDIES5m39s

I Share My Bedroom With A 16ft Python | BEAST BUDDIES

An animal lover has turned her small London flat into a secluded paradise for her collection of snakes, including a 16 foot Burmese python. Zee, 21, who is training to be a veterinary nurse, first saw a snake at six-years-old and has been obsessed with them ever since. At 14-years-old, she split the price of her first snake with her brother before bringing it home to her mum, who quickly had to get used to the idea of living in a mini reptile house. Now the animal lover has collected 16 snakes, including her majestic Burmese python, who likes to slither around the hallways to relax, a boa constrictor, royal python and a blood python.

Hulk ‘Attacks’ 6-Year-Old Pit Bull Trainer | DOG DYNASTY15m14s

Hulk ‘Attacks’ 6-Year-Old Pit Bull Trainer | DOG DYNASTY

A DOG trainer lets his six-year-old son don the 'bite sleeve' as a 175lb pit bull attacks - before passing the sleeve on to his TWO-year-old brother. Dark Dynasty K9s owner Marlon Grennan, 31, of New Hampshire, is the owner of Hulk, the star of Barcroft TV’s hit internet series Dog Dynasty. Grennan trains some of America’s most ferocious protection dogs, and has earmarked his two sons Jordan, 6, and Jackson, 2, as his heirs - and says he has no qualms about allowing them to get hands on with the pit bulls. After unleashing Hulk on his father, the elementary schooler put on the bite sleeve to be ‘Hulk smashed’ himself by the colossal canine. And as the training session came to a close, Grennan decided to let Jackson, 2, follow in his brother’s footsteps. Dog Dynasty season 2 is available on Barcroft TV’s YouTube and Facebook Watch pages, with a new episode released every Friday.

Hulk Ink - The World’s Biggest Pitbull Tattoo | DOG DYNASTY10m20s

Hulk Ink - The World’s Biggest Pitbull Tattoo | DOG DYNASTY

THE owner of the world’s biggest pitbull has paid tribute to his supersized canine companion - with an equally supersized tattoo. Dark Dynasty K9s founder Marlon Grennan, 31, had a giant image of Hulk, the 175lb pit bull who has taken the internet by storm, inked on to his chest. Hulk has become the figurehead of the New Hampshire-based protection dogs company and Grennan said he wanted to immortalise the canine colossus as a mark of respect for changing his life. Hulk’s size and power has catapulted him to internet stardom, with his own book deal, dog food brand and merchandising line - and regular guest appearances at dog shows. The enormous mutt recently attended a dog event in Manhattan to try out his new chunky gold collar, the ‘Midas’, made by the team at Big Dog Chains. Dog Dynasty season 2 is available on Barcroft TV’s YouTube and Facebook Watch pages, with a new episode released every Friday.

Pimp My Kennel - Hulk’s New $25,000 Home | DOG DYNASTY12m21s

Pimp My Kennel - Hulk’s New $25,000 Home | DOG DYNASTY

INTERNET sensation Hulk has a new kennel for his puppies - worth a cool $25,000. The colossal canine's pups are expected to grow so large that his owners Dark Dynasty K9s (DDK9s), turned to a company that specialise in building horse barns and stables to house them. The pampered pooches will enjoy full air conditioning during the summer, and heating to get them through the freezing New Hampshire winters. The pimped-up kennel also comes fitted with drainage, running water, a lobby, a “feed hall” and automatic doors. Dog Dynasty season 2 is available on Barcroft TV’s YouTube and Facebook Watch pages, with a new episode released every Friday.

Hulk’s Pitbull Puppies Fight For Survival | DOG DYNASTY14m36s

Hulk’s Pitbull Puppies Fight For Survival | DOG DYNASTY

THE world’s biggest pitbull Hulk celebrated the arrival of three new puppies after the litter faced a dramatic battle for survival. Breeder, Dark Dynasty K9s’ (DDK9s) huge 140lb female pitbull Stella was carrying canine colossus Hulk’s latest litter, with everything going to plan in the pregnancy. But with her due date rapidly approaching, a major storm hit the northeastern USA, with 70mph-plus winds felling trees and leaving 1.3 million people in the region without power. Unfortunately two of the puppies were stillborn, while two others passed away in the days after the birth, leaving three surviving pups. And the sole surviving male, King Kong, is being tipped to outgrow his famous doggy dad by owner Marlon Grennan - who predicts Kong could one day top the 200lb mark.

Getting Smashed By Hulk - The World's Biggest Pitbull | DOG DYNASTY13m20s

Getting Smashed By Hulk - The World's Biggest Pitbull | DOG DYNASTY

The owner of the world’s biggest pitbull has described the pain of being flattened by the gigantic 175lb beast. Marlon Grennan, 31, is the owner of protection dogs company Dark Dynasty K9s - home of the world-famous pitbull Hulk. During a training session at their New Hampshire HQ, Grennan was clattered by the giant dog, leaving him sprawled on the floor in serious pain. The huge hit is featured in the second season of Barcroft TV’s web series Dog Dynasty, which follows the exploits of Hulk. Series one was viewed over 150 million times and catapulted Hulk to global superstardom, and the loveable giant now has his own literary agent, dog food brand and merchandise line.

The Creepy Crawlies Helping People With Dementia5m53s

The Creepy Crawlies Helping People With Dementia

AN ANIMAL enthusiast is helping the elderly with dementia by visiting care homes with snakes, tarantulas and cockroaches. Kris Freeman is the owner and founder of Tropical Discovery Workshop, offering interactive and educational wildlife workshops to schools, parties and nursing homes across the UK. Kris, from Wiltshire, is passionate about animals and surrounds himself with them daily - living with approximately 400 of them in his home.

I Treat My Monkey Like A Baby | CUTE AS FLUFF5m11s

I Treat My Monkey Like A Baby | CUTE AS FLUFF

A WOMAN claims that her pet monkey has stopped her from getting a boyfriend - but she’ll never give him up. Stephanie Fusco grew up dreaming of owning a pet monkey, and her dreams came true two years ago. The 26-year-old's monkey, Alexander Laurence Fusco, also known as Xander, is a white faced capuchin lives with her in North Carolina, where it is legal to own certain exotic pets. Capuchins are medium-sized New World monkeys, native to Central America, however their intelligence and adaptability has made them sought after pets. Unsurprisingly domesticating a monkey hasn’t always been the easiest of tasks and Stephanie admits that her dedication to Xander the monkey has even affected her dating life.

Amazing Real Life Heroes Save A Hawk Trapped In A Tree3m22s

Amazing Real Life Heroes Save A Hawk Trapped In A Tree

In May 2015 a place called ‘Hope’, a rehabilitation center for birds of prey received a call about a red-tailed hawk trapped 60 ft up in the tree and it had been dangling perilously for 16 hours before a team could attempt to challenge in rescue. The male hawk had managed to get its leg wedged in a crevice in a tree. Poor little guy! Trying to escape, he got exhausted! Having no chance and no strength to free himself, the team had attempted a rescue 60 ft in the air! For us, these are the real heroes, who think only for the good of the animals! The real life heroes set up some rope lines and started climbing the tree so they can set this little guy free and enjoy again the blue skies and the priceless freedom! They released the hawk's legs from the tree and carrying him safely to the ground this story ends with a happy ending and one happy hawk thanks to this everyday heroes! After saving him the team made sure that the hawk is not hurt and give him the proper help and care he needs! Luckily, he was not hurt a lot so they gave him the proper medication to make sure he doesn’t have pain or any kind of infection before he was taken to the rehabilitation center! After a few days into the rehabilitation center, the hawk was recovering very well and his leg was recovering marvelous! He is going to be free again and be again with his family! We salute heroes like this who make the world a better place for humans and animals too!

Take A Look A These Prison Inmates Who Run A Zoo6m20s

Take A Look A These Prison Inmates Who Run A Zoo

Animals are always the spread of fun and joy. They offer great companionship and never has anyone felt alone or rather lonely around animals. This goes to say that people who love animals often seem to get them as companions and sometimes they feel they need more. The story here is that not one or two buy more then 50 animals are in this zoo where these inmates work and a place where mutual help is insured. The inmates help the animals with providing them food and cleaning their shelters while the animals provide the inmates with great companionship and lots of love. This Florida prison has a furry little secret - a zoo full of alpacas, birds, alligators, a lemur and even a sloth. The farm at Stock Island Detention Centre, in Key West was founded by accident in 1994 when the prison fenced off an area underneath to protect a gaggle of ducks that kept getting injured while crossing the road between the jail and a golf course. Now the prison is home to over 150 animals, ranging from the original ducks and farm animals to alligators and a ten foot python. Jeanne Selander, who manages the farm, takes four volunteers from the prison to help care for the animals and maintain the farm. This is a great and inspirational way how one can give back to the community, especially someone who has run into some rough patch. This Florida prison has come up with one of the greatest ideas as far as giving the inmates a chance to be a part of something while also giving back to the community and growing aside these animals.

Leopard Lady Living With Wild Cats | BEAST BUDDIES5m50s

Leopard Lady Living With Wild Cats | BEAST BUDDIES

FOR this conservationist, there is only one way to start her day - by hanging out with leopards. Babette De Jonge, 50, founded Wild Cats World in 2010 to help conserve endangered big cats, such as leopards, black-footed cats and African wildcats. Based in Kirkwood, South Africa, the sanctuary, started in 2012, is home to four leopards, and one cub, cheetahs, servals, caracals and Africa’s smallest cat - the black-footed cat. By building up a mutual respect with the leopards - who were rescued from exploitation - Babette has been able to work hands on with them during their rehabilitation.

Charity Helps PTSD Veterans Using Dogs' Assistance4m58s

Charity Helps PTSD Veterans Using Dogs' Assistance

A charity is giving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers a new lease of life by pairing them up with service dogs. 1Pet1Vet, based in Kankakee, Illinois is a non-profit organization that specialises in pairing and training companion and emotional support service dogs with military veterans, to cope with the effects of PTSD . The charity was started in 2013 by Afghanistan veteran Joe Trainer Jr. Joe had this idea of helping veterans that were dealing with different issues whether they were physical or mental through the aid of a dog and that’s how it got started. In order to make an impact on the veteran suicide rate, he decided to focus on veterans that were diagnosed with PTSD. The focus is on three symptoms the veterans contend with: flashbacks and night terrors or nightmares, social avoidance and social numbing, and being socially avoidant. The scheme also enables the veterans to take part in the training process, to obtain a close connection with their animal. The scheme has seen a remarkable change in the mentality of some veterans, including those who had lost all hope. The main goal of pairing veterans with service dogs is to reduce suicidal ideas, however they also help the vets reintegrate into society and help with symptoms such as anxiety and anger - and even physical symptoms such as headaches. Most often, people have a mental picture of post traumatic stress that looks like someone who is anxiously biting his nails and looking left and right. While they might occur, most often the post-traumatic symptoms are masked and the individuals are very guarded and one of the things that they struggle with is social connection.

The Backpacking Cat That Travels The US With His Human3m54s

The Backpacking Cat That Travels The US With His Human

An adventurer has found the perfect traveling purr-tner - his house cat Simon. He adopted the feline two years ago, and they have been travelling together across land and water ever since - with Simon normally nestled in his backpack. He wants to familiarize us with his ‘catventures’ by retelling his story and recounting events that happened along their way. We can find out that all started way back when he was a little kid exploring in the creeks in his backyard. However, his real outdoor career began in college when he started the excursion club. He realized at that moment that that was his calling, that was the way he could help the world and help the earth. So when he graduated college, he knew he needed to take his outdoor adventures on a bigger scale with the help of the media as a key to be able to influence more people on a much larger scale especially those that are unable to travel as much and see as much of the world. With only one difference, his pal Simon, the most loyal cat you can imagine. Like all cats, Simon loves nature, too. In fact, he is so used to his trips with his owner that whenever his owner walks near the door to go outside, Simon races to the door and gives a short little meow that makes his human know that he’s ready to go out. Simon and his owner have gone on road trips across the US, road trips that have been as long as 20 consecutive hours, they have gone to deserts, they have gone to majestic forests and they have even camped in the snow. The 35-year-old has been travelling the world for most of his life and has been sharing his travels on social media and as he says having Simon has helped him to embrace more of the journey and really appreciate the moment, appreciate the beauty of mother nature .

At 4 Feet Long, This Is New York's Biggest Cat2m48s

At 4 Feet Long, This Is New York's Biggest Cat

Meet Samson, New York's biggest cat - weighing 28 pounds and measuring an incredible four foot in length. The hulking feline is chauffeured around in his very own super-size carriage and spends his downtime playing fetch - just like a dog. The insatiable kitty eats six cans of food a day to feed his massive appetite. Despite popular belief, Samson is not a cross between a bear and a Persian cat. Can you even imagine that? Actually, he is a maine Coon , a cat breed known for their hulking sizes. He is the proud owner of DJ Jonathan Zurbel, who says: "I just watched his weight start to grow and grow. "I went to the vet and she said this is the largest cat we have in the registry. I decided to claim that name and claim that throne." Jonathan inherited the cat from his brother and dedicated himself to making Samson a celebrity on Instagram. Being a celebrity feline on social media doesn’t just make you look good, it works wonders for your entourage as well! Jonathan says that he has changed his love life completely, as many girls want to come over and meet the big fella. But having a big cat means having even bigger responsibilities. Jonathan had to get him a huge litter box and even a dog carrier and a dog leash! All joking aside, Jonathan hopes that Samson’s fame will help promote cat adoption . He says: "I like to share him with people and that’s really the goal - just get him out there. “I want to spread pet ownership and encourage people to adopt because there’s lots of cats out there that need homes.” Since he is convinced he has the largest cat in New York, a challenger is invited to come and say they have a bigger feline pet! The four-year-old Maine Coon has now reached celebrity status due to his impressive stature - and has amassed over 104,000 followers on Instagram. For more information, visit

This Tiny Rescued Pup Is Really Enjoying His Bath Time1m47s

This Tiny Rescued Pup Is Really Enjoying His Bath Time

We think it is pretty safe to say that we can divide all dogs in this world in just two categories - those who love bath time and those who run from it, never looking back. Whenever their owners mention the tedious activity, dogs either run straight for the bathroom, whining and barking at the tap to start running, or they run and hide behind anything they can think of, just to avoid getting a drop of water on them. It may have something to do with how they were treated when they were babies, which brings us to the conclusion that this little guy will love bath time forever and ever! A two-week-old puppy was found abandoned in a dumpster with his two sisters. The small litter was found by Dallas Animal Service and referred to the DFW Rescue Me animal shelter, where volunteer Claire Fowler was tasked with looking after the babies. Claire, a 21-year-old student, said: “The little guys need round-the-clock care – they can’t use the restroom by themselves or even regulate their own body temperature. I do everything for them and they need to be fed every couple of hours.” When asked for what made her decide to film the puppy’s glorious moment of blissful nirvana, Claire said: “I decided to film him in the bath because he was enjoying it so much and I really wanted to capture it. He just looked so content.” She adds that his sisters don’t enjoy bath time as much and would rather stay dirty , but it still has to be done. None of the babes have names yet because they are still so young, but Claire is certain they will all get good, strong names.

Man Reunites With His Beast Buddy After A Year Apart7m06s

Man Reunites With His Beast Buddy After A Year Apart

After more than a year apart, an animal advocate has reunited with his best friend – a CHEETAH. Dolph C. Volker, 50, has volunteered at the Cheetah Experience Breeding Centre in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on and off for over four years. Despite living in America, and spending little time with the animals at the breeding centre, Dolph has managed to create a special bond with one of the male cheetahs, Gabriel. Dolph often goes a full year without seeing his best buddy – but the predator recognises him almost immediately and remembers all of the things they used to do together. And during his time at the sanctuary in January 2018, Dolph managed to hand-feed Gabriel and spend the entire night sleeping next to him out in the open. “It takes a long time to reach an imprinting and bonding relationship with a wild animal. A wild predator, “ Dolf says. “I’ve been volunteering now at Cheetah Experience for over four years. It started when Gabriel was a cub and I got to know him at eight months old. It was an absolute joy. We became super friends.” Gabriel is super special to Dolf for a multitude of reasons, but the main one is fulfilling his lifelong dream. Dolf always wanted to befriend a predator. The big cat remembered all the special things they liked to do, like getting up close, putting his paws on Dolf’s shoulders and grooming him. Cheetah Experience is a registered, non-profit cheetah-breeding centre that also takes care of leopards, lions, a tiger, servals and caracals.

Russian Couple Share Their Studio With An Oversized Cat6m30s

Russian Couple Share Their Studio With An Oversized Cat

Meet the brave couple that shares their home with a playful two-year-old cougar. In 2016, Alexandr Dmitriev and his wife, Mariya, decided to adopt a young cougar called Messi and raise him as a house-pet in their small, studio apartment in Penza, Russia. Messi follows a strict grooming routine to ensure he doesn’t make too much of a mess around the house – he gets washed in the bath, has his nails trimmed, his teeth checked and he receives a special brush-down every day. The big cat eats twice a day with a diet consisting of turkey, beef, a bit of chicken breast and some bones. And with a growing social media following of 250,000 on Instagram and more than 2 million views on YouTube, Messi has become a local celebrity. According to his owners, Messi has a condition that makes him only half of the size a normal, healthy puma would have at his age. Still, they both claim he is just like having a dog. "We live together, sleep together," Alexandr Dmitriev said. "He convinced us with his behavior that he's a full member of our family and that he wouldn't be doing anything bad apart from some small naughty things. He's very kind and likes contact. He gets on very well with people." They saw Messi when he was but a little cub in a petting ZOO. "The first time we saw him in the zoo, I think we both had the same feeling towards this animal," Mariya said. "It was such an excitement, such tenderness. Like, I don't know, it's impossible to grasp but it was very strong." The one thing everyone who has seen the oversized pet online have but one question - where does he go to the toilet? The answer is pretty simple really - he uses the bathtub.

This Aussie Couple Has Turned Their Home Into A Kangaroo Sanctuary5m44s

This Aussie Couple Has Turned Their Home Into A Kangaroo Sanctuary

Inside this ordinary suburban home there lives a host of hopping surprises - a troop of baby kangaroos. When a stranger pulled up at their home with an orphaned kangaroo in 2010, this couple’s lives changed forever and Our Haven Wildlife Shelter was born. Theresa and Tony Matthews had always loved wildlife, but after being told that the healthy orphaned joey would have to be euthanized, they realised that they had to do something for the helpless animal. “That was our first kangaroo and his name was Bobby. We mainly take on eastern grey kangaroos, they’re the only ones down here and also swamp wallabies,” says the couple. Their home might be far from ordinary, what with the constant stream of animals coming in, but it also comes with a lot of heartache. Namely, baby kangaroos are delicate because they get stressed so easily. It can be very dangerous for them. But the Matthews’s have a very high success rate and have been able to rehabilitate a lot of the youngsters that have come their way. They realized that these joeys were euthanized for one reason alone - not because there was something wrong with them, but because they had nowhere to go. Eight years later, the couple had just had their first vacation, as they have to take care of the baby animals 24 hours a day, every day. The couple raise the joeys at their home until they are ready for release and then they are transported to be released back into the wild. “It’s hard to say goodbye and I always cry all the way home but, you know, it’s about them not us. We’ve done our job, so we’ve gotta let them go," Theresa says. To find out more about Our Haven Wildlife Shelter and to donate visit:

This Guy Has Adopted A Crocodile That Is Now A Member Of The Family  4m44s

This Guy Has Adopted A Crocodile That Is Now A Member Of The Family

We've all been introduced to the unusual friendship terms, but some of us decide to take things to a whole different level. Some people nowadays choose to take are of animals such as Tigers, Lions, and eve Crocodiles in this particular case. Even though these kinds of friendships might seem weird and even crazy, somehow this owner and his crocodile have found a way to create a friendship and live to together for as long as 20 years. In A small pool of water in an Indonesian back yard, lives Kojek the crocodile. Kojek spends his days in a small channel of water at the back of Irwan's garden. The family's washing hangs right next to it and Irwan's three children are free to play ballgames on the turquoise-green ceramic tiles parallel to the crock. Because he's been with the same family for 20 years, Kojek, according to Irwan, poses no threat to humans. In the whole time he's lived with Irwan, there have been no accidents or injuries, to humans at least. Irwan story of how he saved this crocodile is really inspiring and definitily worth to hear and see.The is truly one of those inspiring stories where A Beast and A Human have come to terms and have crossed all boundaries just to prove that such animal can be domesticated and become part of the family. Take a look as this incredible story and the true frendhsip between human and beast.

Florida Family Shares Their Home With 14 Bears6m44s

Florida Family Shares Their Home With 14 Bears

A daring mother and son duo have hand-raised 14 bears in their back garden. In the heart of Bearadise Ranch, Florida, Monica Welde and her son, Johnny IV, spend their days rolling around with bears that weigh up to 1,000lbs. The Welde family have looked after grizzly bears, black bears and polar bears for the last 91 years – using their license to provide for those in need of a home. But the family tradition came under threat last year when Monica’s husband, Johnny III, died of a heart attack just after he turned 60. But with the help of her son, a devastated Monica has put her loss to one side so she can concentrate on continuing the family legacy and caring for their beloved pet bears . It was Johnny III’s grandfather who introduced the giants to the Welde family in 1946. They have been training the bears for appearances in movies and TV shows. The youngest Johnny in the family was introduced to the potentially dangerous animals when he was only three and has always seen them as part of his family. “Here at Bearadise Ranch our bears have natural habitats to come out and enjoy.” Monica says. “And our daily interaction with the bears is communication, loving, petting. They thrive on physical contact. That’s the greatest form of enrichment for the bears – the relationship we share with them which is based on mutual love and respect.” Still, this dynamic duo admits they have a few scars from their interaction with the bears, but they say it is only natural when you deal with such powerful animals. They might not be your run-of-the-mill pet, but when you learn to read their signals, everyone can be a good friend with a wild animal.

Fearless Man Has Five Tigers And Two Lions For Beast Buddies6m40s

Fearless Man Has Five Tigers And Two Lions For Beast Buddies

A curious video has emerged of an eccentric Frenchman who lives with unusual roommates. Meet the man who lives with seven lions and tigers right outside his front door and he looks after them on his own. Meet, 68-year-old Remy Demantes who owns a private rescue sanctuary for big cats for the last 27 years and takes care of injured animals and treats them like pets. Remy first fell in love with these exotic creatures when he saw the close bond his friend had with a domesticated panther. Therefore, inspired by their relationship, Remy decided to turn his home into a rescue centre of wild animals . Today, located in Ouzouer-sur-Loire, France, Remy cannot imagine life without his beloved pets, and spends hours each day hand-feeding them, taking them for walks and generally kissing and cuddling their furry coats. Remy explains that in order to be close to these animals, you have to take them in since birth and raise as your own. He created this animal park 27 years ago when he invited an animal trainer in 1986. Fascinated by the fact that he could actually stroke a panther, he decided that he wanted to feel that way every day! His strong desire to own, understand and save them from extinction resulted in him creating this animal rescue shelter . His animals eat around five to seven kilograms of meat a day, and he is alone looking after his animals, without any help. However, he admits that he had numerous volunteers in the past who wanted to help him take care of the animals and maintain the upkeep of the park, but Remy never accepted their offers due to the extreme danger that surrounds his job. Of course, you can never really know for sure whether you will leave the cage or the park alive. But, that makes this job interesting and exciting. It is awash with adrenaline rush. You need to understand their psychology and know your animals. Even though he had never had an accident, he never knows for sure what to expect from these wild beasts. Given the fact that he is getting older and these animals live more than twenty years, he is going to stop getting new animals.

This Tiny Chihuahua May Only Weigh 2 Lbs, But She Has A Big Attitude2m33s

This Tiny Chihuahua May Only Weigh 2 Lbs, But She Has A Big Attitude

Weighing in at only 2lbs, this tiny chihuahua has a big attitude and even bigger wardrobe. Petite pup Layla from Petersburg, Florida is the canine companion of Kathy Sherback. She was born on December 23, 2014, in a litter of four puppies. Layla was the runt of the litter and was not even half the size of her two siblings. Kathy says that her minuscule pet was adorable when she was young. Her apple head is a quality many chihuahua lovers breed, but many don’t know the problems that accompany that quality. One being hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull, putting pressure on the brain causing seizures, blindness, and behavioral changes. It is a congenital condition that occurs in miniature and toy breeds, mostly chihuahuas. "By the time Layla reached four months old it was becoming very evident she was losing control of her legs, almost like the wires in her brain were crossed and she could no longer walk properly. Her rear legs were crossed over and her front legs would buckle.” says the concerned owner. A vet suggested surgery, which has a high success rate in humans, but for a puppy Layla’s size, it can be dangerous. Naturally, Kathy decided against the surgery. Instead, she vowed to try and give Layla the best possible life. “We started Layla on homemade dog food consisting of meats, fruits, and vegetables. We also began supplementing her with probiotics, herbs, and superfood supplements,” Kathy says. Layla’s entire appearance changed within a month, but her legs didn’t improve enough for her to hold herself up. So, Kathy had a special wheelchair designed for her miniature doggy . She certainly has made many sacrifices for her pet, but it is comforting to know that Layla the tiny chihuahua lives her best life.

Best Friends Dog And Duck Celebrate Christmas | CUTE AS FLUFF1m45s

Best Friends Dog And Duck Celebrate Christmas | CUTE AS FLUFF

This feisty duck and his doggy best friend are getting in the festive spirit for quackmas. Proud duck owner Pam Ishiguro has a flock of seven ducks but her four-year-old Pekin duck Rudy and her golden retriever Barclay have formed the strongest bond. As the Christmas season revs up, the duo are getting into the spirit with Christmas movies, tasty treats and presents that are just asking to be torn apart.

Florida Woman Keeps Bengal Tigers In Her Garden2m37s

Florida Woman Keeps Bengal Tigers In Her Garden

While most people spend their golden years relaxing in their garden, Janice Haley chose to hand feed the two tigers she keeps in hers. Saber, a 600 pound white Bengal male and Janda, a 400 pound orange Bengal female live in a cage in the back of Janice's unassuming suburban home. "As far as they’re concerned, I am mommy," explains 57-years-old Janice Haley. "They rub me in the face, they’ll let me kiss them on the nose." It all began back in 1995, when Janice decided to quit her boring desk job as an admin assistant to spend more time working outdoors. At her husband’s advice, she began working with exotic animals. After spotting an ad for a tiger training course in her local paper she applied and two years later arrived home with Chuffer the tiger cub . She was immediately "bitten" by the tiger bug and since that, she has been taking care of quite a few different big cats. In 2002 she bought Janda, who is now 12, to live with Chuffer. After Chuffer's death in 2007, little Saber who was only two weeks old at the time was introduced to the enclosure. Well, much to the annoyance of Janda... Plenty of volunteers help her take care of them and play with them as well. Each day she hand feeds the gentle giants and Saber, the baby of the pair, which can't get off to sleep without suckling on her finger. The tigers live in an enclosure in her backyard and are fed by hand three times a day. "People who consider it cruel to keep them in captivity have a point, to a point. It is not the ideal place for a tiger to be, in a cage. But at this point, in the wild, there isn’t a lot of hope out there for them anymore, and if there aren’t some of them left in cages, there aren’t going to be any left at all in a couple of years from now… They are provided for and loved here. In my opinion, I wouldn’t mind being a tiger in my backyard." Watch the full story of this "tiger" lady and see how these giant cuddlers love spending time with her!