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Grieving Mother Orca Finally Drops Body of Dead Baby Calf ... 17 Days Later

8/12/2018 4:36 PM PDT

A Southern Resident killer whale whose calf died shortly after birth last month was finally seen swimming without the carcass 17 days later ... according to scientists, who say her "tour of grief" is over.

The Center for Whale Research announced Saturday that the mother orca in question -- who goes by both Tahlequah and J35 -- was seen swimming solo near British Columbia with her pod chasing a school of salmon ... the first time she'd been seen without the body of her deceased calf since July 24.

Scientists say the whale refused to part with the carcass for a whopping 17 days, in what they described as severe grieving. The CWR says mother whales have been known to transport their dead calves for up to a week at a time, but this case was unprecedented. 

Photos and video showing Tahlequah keeping the baby whale's body afloat soon after it died quickly went viral, especially after each passing day. The CWR says 100% of pregnancies for Southern Resident killer whales over the past 3 years have failed to produce viable offspring.

Dennis Quaid Peaches the Dog Could Have Been Creamed on Escalator

8/7/2018 7:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Dog is man's best friend ... escalators are not dog's best friend, which is why this video of Dennis Quaid's dog on an escalator is so interesting.

We got Dennis and his bulldog, Peaches, Monday at LAX, and the actor strolled up to the escalator and he showed no remorse about the pooch hopping on for the ride.

Dennis clearly loves his pet, but we did some research and the ASPCA actually put out a warning a few years back about the dangers of dogs on people movers. They've been known to cause serious injuries to dogs, including amputations. 

In fact, one pooch had to be rescued earlier this year at LAX.

Peaches made it up just fine, but it is a good lesson for dog owners. Pick up the pup or take the elevator. 

Kendall Jenner Granddad of Dog Bite Victim Show Some Humanity!!!

8/6/2018 11:28 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The little girl who was allegedly bitten by Kendall Jenner's dog has a powerful grandfather who is furious at Kendall and BF Ben Simmons, saying they were "arrogant" and uncaring that his granddaughter was allegedly attacked.

Divorce attorney Bob Cohen, who has repped a bunch of celebs, tells TMZ, his 5-year-old granddaughter and her mom were going into a deli where Ben, Kendall and her Doberman Pinscher were sitting outside. Cohen says the dog lunged without provocation and bit the little girl on the arm, breaking the skin and drawing a small amount of blood.

A source close to Kendall refutes Cohen, saying the dog never bit the girl. We're told the dog was startled by the girl and barked ... but there was no physical contact.

He says Kendall and Ben never asked if the girl was ok ... Cohen says they just booked it, leaving the girl behind. 

Our Kendall source says the two left after they determined there was no bite ... they'd never bail on a serious situation.   

Cohen, who says his family has known the Kardashians over the years, says it's "the height of arrogance" that Kendall and Ben were so uncaring. He says the girl went to a pharmacy where the pharmacist cleaned the wound and put some sort of medicine on the wound. He says the girl is at the doctor now.

Cohen tells us there will not be a lawsuit, but he's pissed at the way Jenner handled it.

Trevor Donovan 'Greedy' Breeders Are to Blame For My Dogbert's Paralysis

8/6/2018 11:20 AM PDT
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Trevor Donovan is fed up with “greedy breeders” who are too cheap to test dogs for a disease that leaves the animals’ hind legs paralyzed ... a disease his own German Shepherd is battling.

TMZ caught up with Trevor when the actor was out with his pups, Dogbert and Tito. Dogbert suffers from degenerative myelopathy -- a progressive disease of the spinal cord.  

The "90210" alum told us the disease is totally preventable, but he's pissed because too many breeders pass on a simple lab test.

He showed us how it's affecting Dogbert -- he's already dragging his hind legs, but Trevor's hooked him up with special booties.

Kendall Jenner Look How Friendly My Dog Is!!! Out with Pooch Right Before Alleged Bite

8/6/2018 8:17 AM PDT
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Here's Kendall Jenner, Ben Simmons and her Doberman Pinscher just out grabbing a quick bite, right before things allegedly went south with a little girl.

TMZ broke the story, Kendall's pup allegedly nipped at the girl Sunday morning at Beverly Glen Deli in Los Angeles. Someone at the deli called 911, but police didn't respond because there were no serious injuries.

You can see the dog seemed pretty friendly with another customer as Kendall and Ben arrived.

Sources connected to Kendall tell us she stayed at the deli until she confirmed the little girl was okay. Animal control was informed of the incident, but no action's been taken.

Kendall Jenner Her Dog Allegedly Bites Little Girl ... Cops Called

8/5/2018 1:46 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

8/6 -- A source close to Kendall tells us her dog never made contact with the child -- it was startled by the little girl -- and it never bit her. We're told Kendall didn't leave the deli until she was sure the dog didn't bite the girl as there were no physical injuries.

Kendall Jenner had cops called on her this weekend while out with her boyfriend, Ben Simmons, after her dog allegedly bit a little girl.

Law enforcement sources tell us a call to LAPD came in Sunday morning regarding a dog bite at the Beverly Glen Deli in L.A. that was allegedly inflicted by Kendall's Doberman Pinscher. 

We're told a mother and her young daughter were eating on the patio of the restaurant -- where Kendall and Ben were also seated -- when for some reason her harnessed dog nipped the girl. Sources say there were no obvious puncture wounds from the bite, so the deli's staff simply administered ice from inside for her injury. 

We're told when the mother came back outside to confront Kendall and Ben, they'd already paid their bill and vanished -- leaving behind no contact info or note.

As a result, sources say 911 was called. The police department referred the case to Animal Control. Paramedics were not required for the girl's injuries, BTW. 

World Dog Surfing Championship I'm Hangin' 10 ... And the Surf is Ruff

8/5/2018 7:32 AM PDT

Derby the dog showed how it's done Saturday at the Dog Surfing Championship at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California.

Derby was decked out in shades and a life vest as he shot the curl. The waves were only moderately gnarly, but hey ... they're dogs so it's super impressive.

Check out the photo gallery ... a lab, a golden retriever, a pug, a terrier and garden variety mutts tried their paws at hanging 10.

There were different weight classes -- small, medium, large and very large. And get this ... there was even a tandem dog competition. One clearly rode bitch. And there was a human/dog pairing, too.

It was all for a good cause ... proceeds from the event go to dog-related charities. The sponsors include Banfield Pet Hospital, Camp Bow Wow, WAG Hotels, Pet Food Express, Woodrow Wear and Hanks Dog Stuff.

Bullseye the Target Dog Words of Sympathy For Targeted Cocaine Dog

8/3/2018 7:34 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bullseye the Target Dog is livin' the dream ... and just can't relate to that poor Colombian police dog that has a bullseye on her head because she can sniff out cocaine better than any other pooch. 

We saw the famous mascot at LAX Thursday and wondered what Bullseye's handler thought about the German Shepherd that was taken off the cocaine beat after a $70k bounty was put on her head.

Bullseye the Target Dog can't relate ... since he's living in the lap of luxury -- literally. 

DJ Khaled If I Sound Like a Goat Does That Make Me the G.O.A.T.?!

8/1/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DJ Khaled channeled his inner goat to push his favorite rum, and the result is this hilarious campaign.

The mega hit maker is featured in this new ad for Bumbu Rum, and we're told they hired Khaled to marry his positive vibes with an activity that promotes the same thing. Enter goat yoga.

We're told Khaled enjoyed the little taste of yoga he got so much, he's thinking about hiring his own instructor.

Khaled tells TMZ ... "I am always progressing, I am always becoming. There’s always room for growth and development. Always strive to be the G.O.A.T. in everything you do. Be the G.O.A.T. friend, the G.O.A.T. business partner, the G.O.A.T. team member, the G.O.A.T. to your significant other."

He's kinda the greatest. 

Lionel Messi Soccer Keep-Away With Dog Twice His Size

7/30/2018 6:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

Who's a good boy?!? Lionel Messi's dog, apparently.

The 31-year-old soccer superstar played a little keep-away from his furry friend in his yard Monday ... and it's all fun and cute -- until you realize the dog could end him at any time.

Hulk (appropriately named) is a Dogue de Bordeaux ... and weighs well over 100 pounds. If you're unfamiliar, Messi is pocket-sized, standing at 5'7" and weighing just 159 lbs.

So, neat tricks, Lionel ... but all of Argentina would probably be happier with a nice game of fetch.

As for Hulk ... belly rubs and treats all around for not killing one of futbol's biggest stars!

Colombian Drug Gang Puts $70k Hit on Police Dog After Huge Cocaine Bust

7/27/2018 6:52 AM PDT
Breaking News

Colombian narcotics officer Sombra -- a decorated German Shepherd -- is on the run after one of the most powerful drug cartels put a $70k bounty on her furry head.

According to reports, the Urabeños drug gang, Colombia's most feared criminal organization, put the hit on Sombra after the 6-year-old pooch recently sniffed out nearly 10 TONS of cocaine in 2 separate busts. Who's a good doggie??

Sombra (Shadow in English) had been working Colombia's port cities, but officials have moved her beat to the Bogota airport because it's outside the Urabeños turf. Translation: She's on desk duty, for her own safety.

The gang is known for taking out hits on its enemies, but usually in the hundreds of dollars.

Why so high for Sombra? She's a badass narc -- in her 6 years, she's helped bust 245 suspects!

Stormy Daniels Sued Screw You and the Lies You Rode in On We Didn't Kill Your Horses

7/25/2018 10:54 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stormy Daniels is champing at the bit to destroy a family horse business, of course, of course ... according to a new suit.

A married Texas couple who run Pegasus Eventing claim Stormy's been on the warpath to trash their reputation and ruin their careers due to the deaths of a few of her horses ... but they say her accusations are outright slanderous.

According to the docs ... Stormy and her husband, Glendon Crain, were boarding as many as 7 horses with Pegasus, and one of them named Bailey tragically died in a flash flood in 2015. Stormy allegedly kept working with Pegasus after the flood, but removed her horses from their stables about a year later when another horse named Ziggy suffered an injury in a hail storm.

Pegasus claims, after Stormy pulled her horses and started boarding them elsewhere, Ziggy and another one of her horses died in a freak galloping collision ... which Stormy blamed on Ziggy's injury while at Pegasus.

According to the suit ... Stormy then went on a social media smear campaign against the Pegasus owners, accusing the wife of being "autistic and mentally challenged" and calling the husband a drunk. She also allegedly claimed the couple kills horses with no regret, denies them proper vet care and drugs them.

The Pegasus couple, repped by Christine Renne, says these allegations are all lies, and the lies are ruining their business. They're suing Stormy and her husband for up to a million bucks.

Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says the lawsuit is "complete nonsense and entirely bogus."

Taylor Swift My Cats Are Cash Cows!!!

7/25/2018 6:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Taylor Swift is going all in on this cats thing, not only starring in the "Cats" movie ... but making some cash off her actual pet cats.

Every Swiftie knows Taylor's 2 cats, Olivia Benson and Dr. Meredith Grey ... and now Taylor is making cash off their fame. She applied for a trademark, "Meredith & Olivia Swift" ... and she's already slapped it on a bunch of merch.

Taylor's website features the feline logo on shirts, earrings, pens, and makeup cases ... but the docs indicate there's way more to come. She's applied to put the kitty names on musical recordings, jewelry, handbags, cushions and pillows, clothing ... it goes on ... and on.

Most notably ... there's a possibility of a Meredith & Olivia live show ... based on Taylor's application. Brace yourself.

It was just announced Taylor's been cast in the upcoming "Cats" film, based on the play. Word is she might play Bombalurina ... the flirtatious cat who breaks up with lots of boy cats and then writes songs about them.

Okay, the flirtatious part is true. We're just guessing about the rest.

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