5 animal videos and images that can make us laugh or cry

Stories include a rescued dog, a cat that took up modelling, a cat chased by a rat and the moving story of a dog, waiting on a busy road for 83 days.

Dogs and cats can make us laugh or cry and the following are examples of just that.

There's the sad story of a loyal dog that won't leave the scene of her owner's death after 83 days and the hilarious moment when a rat starts chasing a cat. Yet another cat stars in the modelling scene [VIDEO] in Istanbul, Turkey, while a terribly obese dachshund is rescued and put on a diet. Last, but definitely not least, is a wacky guy in the UK [VIDEO] who recreates famous movie scenes, using his pet cats.


Dog waits on busy road for dead owner for more than 80 days

A heartbreaking video of dog loyalty has gone viral on Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site, attracting 1.5 million views. It shows a dog waiting on a busy road in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, since her owner died August 21 this year. The BBC quotes a taxi driver as saying drivers often stop and give her food, but she always runs away when anyone tries to help her. He said he sees the dog every day and that the relationship between man and dog is a true one. It is unknown how the owner died.


Cat and mouse chase that turned tail in Luxembourg

Now for a more humorous story. On November 5, a passerby captured the following video footage in Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. It shows a cat strolling in the street until it comes across a rat. The cat can be seen first jumping in surprise, before deciding to try and catch the rat. However, the live action soon reversed as the rat stands its ground and then starts chasing the terrified tabby cat.


Wannabe cat model struts the runway in Istanbul, Turkey

The 2018 Esmod International Fashion Show was held recently in Istanbul. While the models were elegantly walking the runway, they soon started to smile. A grey and white cat had somehow accessed the, um, catwalk and had fun strutting with the models and trying to swat their fashionable outfits. At the end of the video clip, the cat can be seen making friends with people in the audience. The Dodo quoted a fashion designer as saying everyone there was in “shock.”


Dachshund loses 50 pounds to become a normal dog

This dachshund dog weighed 77 pounds when he was rescued. His new mom saw his story on Facebook and took him in. The poor dog couldn’t walk on his short little legs because he was so overweight. He was initially frustrated because he couldn’t play and interact with the other dogs in the family. He had to be dragged outside on a quilt in order to do his business outside. After a year of feeding healthy, low calorie food, he has now lost 50 pounds and is a normal, happy dog again.


Cat owner recreates film scenes with his pets

This cat owner loves to recreate scenes from his favourite movies using his cats as the stars. The @moviecats Instagram page is full of fun images, where he challenges his followers to name the film. There’s everything from “Life of Pi” to “The Shining” featured and the guy, who lives in Notts, UK, must have extremely patient pets. The following image definitely brings to mind those famous words “Here’s Johnny!” The @casualmoviecats account shows the making of the movie scenes.

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