How Winkie the pigeon rescued an RAF crew: New book reveals the important role birds played in WWII

The rescued crew reunited with Winkie, the war hero pigeon who was the Dicken medal for animal bravery after flying from a bomber wreck in the north sea to its owner awarded in Broughty Ferry, raising the alarm and saving four lives

HISTORY THE ROLE OF BIRDS IN WORLD WAR TWO by Nicholas Milton (PEN & SWORD £25, 252pp) In December 1943, at the height of World War II, a medal was awarded ‘for delivering a message under exceptional difficulties and so contributing to the rescue of an air crew’. Its recipient was a female, nicknamed Winkie … Read more

A terrified woman urges her cats to capture a Huntsman spider crawling around her kitchen

(Pictured: A scared woman attempts to use a fly swatter after spotting a Huntsman spider in her kitchen)

Pet-owner trains her CATS as ‘bodyguards’ to protect her house against spiders Woman has trained her two cats as ‘bodyguards’ when dealing with spiders In the video, the woman is heard anxiously directing her cats to attack a spider The two cats work together to try and capture the sizeable huntsman Owner Gabi O’Sullivan claims … Read more

Urgent warning for Australian dog owners about deadly bacterial disease

Emma Bagnall was told to expect for the worst after her puppy Storm became critically ill

Vets have issued another urgent warning to dog owners about the worrying rise of a rare but deadly bacterial disease found in at least two states. A spate of leptospirosis infections has been detected across Sydney and in the NSW Lake Macquarie region in recent months, claiming the lives of at least two dogs and … Read more

Shocking footage of Royal Mail postman kicking dog while delivering parcels

A Royal Mail worker was caught kicking a family dog ​​(pictured) across their driver seconds after delivering a parcel to their home in Greater Manchester

Shocking moment Royal Mail postman KICKED family dog ​​across floor while he was delivering parcel A postman was caught kicking a dog outside a home in Greater Manchester Footage shows the man kicks the pet just moments after delivering a parcel The daughter was left in tears and the dog now wets himself when the … Read more

This Morning vet Dr Scott Miller reveals common canine behaviors owners misinterpret in new book

Australian vet Dr Scott Miller is a regular on ITV's This Morning and has released a book providing a clear chronological format about what to expect at each stage of a puppy's development

While many dog ​​owners would like to believe they know their pooch inside out, it could be possible that some of their subtle signals may not mean exactly what you think they do. In his new book Puppy Parenting, Dr Scott Miller has debunked popular myths about what your dog’s behavior actually means – from … Read more

This Morning vet Dr Scott Miller reveals common canine behaviors owners misinterpret in new book

Australian vet Dr Scott Miller is a regular on ITV's This Morning and has released a book providing a clear chronological format about what to expect at each stage of a puppy's development

While many dog ​​owners would like to believe they know their pooch inside out, it could be possible that some of their subtle signals may not mean exactly what you think they do. In his new book Puppy Parenting, Dr Scott Miller has debunked popular myths about what your dog’s behavior actually means – from … Read more

Introducing Plufl: The world’s first human-sized dog bed designed to relieve stress

The Plufl is the world's first dog bed for humans (pictured).  It's made with memory and orthopedic foam then covered in faux fur to provide a cozy experience

The world’s first HUMAN dog bed launches to ‘relieve stress’ and provide the ‘ultimate napping experience’ for $400 – so would you buy it? The Plufl is the world’s first dog bed for humans that’s perfect for napping University students Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita co-founded the idea They claim the human-sized dog bed is … Read more