Earl The Grumpy Puppy Is The Internet’s New Favorite Grouchy Pet

bbbMove over Grumpy Cat, there’s another grouchy pet taking over the Internet. Meet Earl, a second generation pug-beagle mix who has won the hearts of many when his photo hit the front page of Reddit last month. The 5-month-old puppy has since gained a huge following on Instagram, following in the footsteps of Grumpy Cat to become a meme. According to Earl’s owner, despite his dog’s grumpy face, he is usually “super friendly” to people and other dogs.bbbbbbb bbbbbbbb

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Throwback Thursday: Billie Holiday’s Sweet Mister That Chased Her Doggone Blues Away

There was a lot of love between Lady Day Billie Holiday and her beloved pooch, Mister. She had other dogs in her lifetime– a Standard Poodle, and pet Chihuahuas she bottle fed and whisked around in her pocket– but none as close to her heart as Mister. He was widely thought to be a Boxer, but there are some who disagree saying he was perhaps an American Staffordshire Terrier. One thing is clear, he was a loving and protective companion, and trusted by Holiday above all others– humans included. It’s no wonder these touching photos mean so much to Billie Holiday fans and dog lovers alike. He would chaperone her to the clubs where she performed, and stood watch over her in the backstage dressing room. Billie would sing to Mister, and reward him by cooking him juicy steaks. 100 years after her birth, she is still bedeviling our ears with her sweet, sorrowful tunes and haunting us in pictures. RIP Lady Day, and her sweet Mister.Originally included in a 1949 cover story for Ebony magazine, this photograph shows Holiday at home in her Harlem apartment cooking a steak with her beloved boxer, Mister. The article, titled “I’m Cured for Good,” came after numerous incidents with the law due to Holiday’s ongoing struggle with narcotics. This was the first time Leonard had ever met the singer. “On arriving, I was greeted by a woman in an apron and housedress,” recalled Leonard, “whom I initially mistook for the maid, until I realized she was the great Billie Holiday.” –Photographer Herman Leonard

Portrait of Billie Holiday and Mister by William Gottlieb at the Downbeat in New York, Feb. 1947
Portrait of Billie Holiday and Mister by William Gottlieb at the Downbeat in New York, Feb. 1947
Portrait of Mister (Billie Holiday’s dog), New York, ca. 1946 – 1948. Photo by William P. Gottlieb
Portrait of Mister (Billie Holiday’s dog), New York, ca. 1946 – 1948. Photo by William P. Gottlieb
Billie Holiday and Mister, New York, NY, ca. June 1946, photo by William P. Gottlieb
Billie Holiday and Mister, New York, NY, ca. June 1946, photo by William P. Gottlieb
Billie Holiday and Mister, New York, NY
Billie Holiday and Mister, New York, NY
Billie Holiday and Mister, New York, NY, ca. June 1946, photo by William P. Gottlieb
Billie Holiday and Mister, New York, NY, ca. June 1946, photo by William P. Gottlieb

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Adorable Shar-Pei Puppy Looks Like a Cuddly Teddy Bear

0Meet Tonkey, an adorable bear-coat shar-pei who looks more like a stuffed animal than she does pup. The fluffy pooch is just a baby at four months old, but she’s already taken the internet by storm with her silly persona and delightful antics. Because she’s young, Tonkey is still learning to conquer the stairs, fetch a ball, and enjoy bath time, all of which are captured on her Instagram, thanks to owners Christine Park and her boyfriend, Dave.

With that sweet smoosh-face and unforgettable resemblance to a teddy bear, we know that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Tonkey. We can’t wait to see what she gets into next!00 000 0000 00000 000000 0000000 00000000 000000000 0000000000 00000000000

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