Monthly Archive:: August 2011

Loyal Dog Mourns, Lays at Casket of Fallen Navy Seal

Screen-shot-2011-08-23-at-10.23.29-AM The dog of slain Petty Officer Jon Tumilson refused to leave his side during the Navy SEAL’s funeral earlier this week in Rockford, Iowa. The heartbreaking photo taken by his cousin, Lisa Pembleton, shows Tumilson’s dog Hawkeye lying by the casket.

Navy SEAL U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson was among the 30 American troops killed August 6 when Taliban insurgents downed their Chinook helicopter with a rocket-propelled grenade. At his funeral in Iowa, his dog Hawkeye paid his last respects by walking up to the casket, laying down in front of it, and heaving a sigh.

[Canine Comrades: Read about a loyal dog who wouldn't leave his injured friend behind] 

Pembleton wrote on Facebook that Hawkeye was Tumilson’s loyal pet who wouldn't leave his master’s side during the funeral in Rockford, Iowa.

“I felt compelled to take one photo to share with family members that couldn't make it or couldn't see what I could from the aisle,” Pembleton wrote.

[Read about another loyal dog who remains faithful to dead owner & waits by the road everyday for him to come home]

Tumilson's family and/or friends also posted this looping, time lapsed video of Hawkeye at the service…commencing application of kleenex tissues now……

Thanks to our friend Maria Goodavage at Dogster for sharing this with us.

Source: Janet McCulley, Muttropolis Co-founder & 


Pets Behaving Badly: Stuff My Pet Ruined

What stuff has your pet ruined? Show us your pictures!

If you have ever visited the hilarious site Sh*t My Kids Ruined, a website asserting to be the "strongest visual birth control on the market today," then you are going to absolutely love the website Sh*t My Pets Ruined - a site dedicated to the stuff that our pets have destroyed, or "…otherwise made filthy, distasteful, gross or painful." Whether your pet has ruined your car interiors, your social life, your couch, your ability to travel or simply the smell of your home, the clever creators of this site invite you to tell your story…the good, the bad or the ugly.

U of K BBQ Cover

[Encourage pup to gnaw on these all-natural teething rings instead of your Manolos]

With the site's permission, we've picked out a few of our favorite recent submissions, which are featured below, along with commentary from the submitter.  

Do you have a pet that has creatively chewed, chomped and repurposed your home decor or otherwise?

If so, share your pics with us on our Muttropolis Facebook Page or submit them to Sh*t My Pets Ruined! As well, be sure to check out their hilarious book, Sh*t My Kids Ruined  - it's sure to make your kids, nieces, nephews or siblings look like complete angels. 

[Nearly indestructible, your chomping champion will meet their match with this super tough Tuffy Toy]






Family Photo

Gus the Bulldog Gets An Indoor Pool [VIDEO]

Let there be no doubt that Gus is one tenacious Bulldog! With summer temperatures soaring, Gus the Bulldog has no interest in lounging in his baby pool in the heat of the great outdoors – but instead opts to take the fun indoors! 

[VIDEO: Check out Snowboarding Bulldogs]

What is Gus really thinking?

Knowing how dogs operate – my guess is that Gus's true intentions is to make this HIS personal pool and likely intends to take the pool into his bed to chew on in solitude…away from his accomplice. What do you think?

[VIDEO: Check out the "Running, Rolling & Strolling of the Bulldogs]