A Cat Who Comforted Mourners At A Cemetery For 20 Years Has Been Laid To Rest


RIP Barney, you were a great comfort to many.

This is Barney. Barney lived at St. Sampson’s Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England.

This is Barney. Barney lived at St. Sampson's Parish Church cemetery on the island of Guernsey off the coast of England.

For 20 years Barney comforted mourners at the cemetery as they laid their loved ones to rest.

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But sadly, last week Barney died of old age.

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His death led to an outpouring of grief among the church’s staff, visitors and residents of the town.

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Alan Curzon, who is responsible for maintaining the cemetery grounds and digging graves, said Barney’s passing was like “losing a child.”

“I started working at the cemetery in 1995 and Barney was born in 1996. His owners lived in the house right next door and they were there for 3-4 years but then they moved a mile away,” Curzon told BuzzFeed News.

“They took Barney with them as you do but he kept disappearing and coming back to the cemetery and eventually we made a home for him there.”

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Curzon said people who visited the cemetery had “taken Barney into their hearts.”

“He was a complete sweetheart, he loved everyone who came through the cemetery. He would wait with me at the gate when we did burials and he would make himself known to the newcomers and he gave a lot of comfort to people. He would rub against their legs as they placed flowers on the graves.”

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This Cat Kept This Baby Safe While He Was In The Womb And Now Does The Same After He Was Born


Panda has been guarding this baby since he was still in the womb.

This is Liel Ainmar Assayag and her tuxedo cat, Panda.

This is Liel Ainmar Assayag and her tuxedo cat, Panda.

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Assayag and her husband, who live in Alberta, Canada, adopted Panda two years ago.

“Panda connected with me instantly,” Assayag told BuzzFeed News. “She slept with me, purred on me.”

Assayag said Panda is a “quiet and gentle girl” who likes “to run around the house, ruin the carpet, and knock over things.”

When Assayag got pregnant last year, Panda started snuggling and purring on her growing belly.

When Assayag got pregnant last year, Panda started snuggling and purring on her growing belly.

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“When the belly got bigger, she started putting her paws around the belly so it looked like she [was] hugging it,” Assayag said.


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Meet The Guy Who Swims With His Pet Snake Every Day


“We have a relationship. She loves me.”

Here’s a video of a dude drinkin’ a beer and “swimming” with a snake.

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His name’s Steven Brimelow, and he absolutely loves his pet snake, Dora.

His name's Steven Brimelow, and he absolutely loves his pet snake, Dora.

Steven bought Dora for $300 last year off a private breeder shortly after getting his reptile licence.

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Dora and Steven rose to fame recently when Brisbane musician Indy Davies uploaded a video of the pair swimming on his Instagram.

Dora and Steven rose to fame recently when Brisbane musician Indy Davies uploaded a video of the pair swimming on his Instagram.

The video, which shows Steven swimming with Dora and throwing her into the water while drinking a beer, quickly went viral, something Steven told The Courier Mail was “overwhelming.”

“I was fully amazed,” he said. “I am all over the shop.”

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Steven says he and Dora have a “great relationship,” and that Dora “always swims back” to him.

Steven says he’s never been bitten by Dora.

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These People And Their Pets Met With A Pet Psychic For The First Time And It Blew Their Minds


“I hear an animal the way I hear anyone I’m having a conversation with.”

We brought in a pet psychic to help us find out WTF is going on inside the mind of our pets. Here’s what happened:

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Meet Ellen Lance, pet communicator.

Meet Ellen Lance, pet communicator.

Ellen assured Kelsey right away that her cat Leo just wanted the option of going outside — but wasn’t going to run away and get killed.

Ellen assured Kelsey right away that her cat Leo just wanted the option of going outside — but wasn't going to run away and get killed.

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Sure enough, one week later Kelsey left the door open and he didn’t run away.

Sure enough, one week later Kelsey left the door open and he didn't run away.

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This Dog Has The Perfect Expression For Every Moment Of His Life


50 shades of dog.

This is Mutka, an 18-month-old Great Dane. He lives with his owner, Krista Aalto, in Turku, Finland.

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Mutka got his name, which means “curve” in Finnish, in honor of his slightly bent tail, Aalto told BuzzFeed News.

He also lives with his half-sibling, a 1-year-old Great Dane named Luna.

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Mutka has a very expressive face.

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Scientists Put A Camera On A Canadian Polar Bear And Watched It Do Bear Things


Mmmm berries.

Ever wonder what polar bears get up to when they’re not being Canada’s most adorable death machines?

Ever wonder what polar bears get up to when they're not being Canada's most adorable death machines?

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A group of researchers strapped a camera collar to a polar bear on Akimiski Island in the southern tip of Hudson’s Bay and let it do its thing.

A group of researchers strapped a camera collar to a polar bear on Akimiski Island in the southern tip of Hudson's Bay and let it do its thing.

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There Are 20 Rescued Mini Donkeys That Are Looking For Forever Homes


Do you have a big enough heart/home for a small miracle?

Guys, this is a baby miniature donkey.

Guys, this is a baby miniature donkey.

Just chilling in the dirt.

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This is also a mini donkey.

This is also a mini donkey.

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Here is a mini donkey chilling with his dog BFF.

Here is a mini donkey chilling with his dog BFF.

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And this is a mini-donkey galloping on his adorable little short legs through the paddock.

And this is a mini-donkey galloping on his adorable little short legs through the paddock.

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