Celebrate Thanksgiving with dog-safe food

Emory, Adam and their dog Kensho were at the park visiting new friends and having a doggie playdate. For Thanksgiving they plan to visit both sides of the family and, of course, enjoy lots of delicious food. Mackenzie Palmer/American-Statesman
Emory, Adam and their dog Kensho were at the park visiting new friends and having a doggie playdate. For Thanksgiving they plan to visit both sides of the family and, of course, enjoy lots of delicious food.
Mackenzie Palmer/American-Statesman

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday for family, and dogs are a big part of family. But even if you want to include Fluffy at the dinner table, make sure you only give Fluff dog-safe foods.

Dog lover community Sniff & Barkens made a video with Wandering Oak, a great Pyrenees mix, to demonstrate what Thanksgiving foods are safe for dogs.

There are a few distinctions to the dog-friendly foods shown in the video to take note of. Pumpkin is OK; pumpkin pie filling is not. Just like cranberries are OK, but canned cranberry sauce is not. Basically, foods with added sugar does not go well in puppy tummies.

A few other foods to avoid giving your dog include onions, dinner rolls and alcohol.

Enjoy Thanksgiving with your furry best friend the right way, and don’t forget to skin and debone any turkey you put in their food bowl.

Internet star Loki the Corgi dies

Loki, internet-famous corgi, died Monday.

The cheerful Pembroke Welsh corgi garnered 687,000 followers on Instagram and 824,000 followers on Facebook. Fans commented comforting messages to Loki’s owners, including condolences and many heart emojis.

Loki’s kidneys were in serious condition, according to his Facebook page. His owners drove him down to Seattle for dialysis and further treatment.

Tuesday,¬†1:01 a.m. CT, his Facebook and Instagram page sent out a simple message: “Loki’s in a better place now. Away from sickness and away from pain. We’ll miss him forever.”

Corgi pages on Facebook paid tribute to the furry superstar.

Loki, you will be missed.

Uber brings puppies on demand

Photo from Uber
Photo from Uber

Uber announced they will deliver puppy playtime services tomorrow in Austin, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ridesharing company has had #UberPUPPIES days before, but this is the first time the service has been offered in Austin. The city has had the opportunity to order cuddles on demand, however. Last October, Uber delivered kittens to Austin businesses on National Cat Day.

In January, Uber offered their puppy delivery service in 10 different cities as a promotion for the Puppy Bowl. They partnered with animal shelters in each of the cities to provide puppies.

Tomorrow’s puppies will be from Austin Pets Alive!, who will send representatives with each puppy delivery and can help¬†with adopting a furry friend.

If you’re interested, $30 buys 15 minutes of puppy playtime. The service is limited to their “#UberPUPPIES¬†Zone,” a square area bounded by North Lamar Boulevard, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Interstate 35 and First Street.

Photo from Uber
Photo from Uber

Uber predicts the service will be very popular, and says so on the news release:¬†“These cute little canines will be in very high demand and availability will be limited, so please be patient.”

We regret to say that the Statesman newsroom is not in the delivery zone.