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Posing pooches, hairless hamsters and doggy dreams in this week’s Pet’s Corner

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Posing pooches, hairless hamsters and doggy dreams in this week’s Pet’s Corner

Looking for a pick-me-up? In this week’s Pet Corner, we bring you the world's prettiest dog, an adorable knitted sweater for a little hairless hamster, and how dogs dream about humans in their sleep.

The 'supermodel' dog whose hair is bewitching the internet

With luscious long dark locks and perfect poses, Tea is the latest supermodel who has taken the internet by storm.

But Tea is not your average supermodel – she's a five-year-old black Afghan hound whose incredible silky coat has made her an overnight social media superstar. 

Tea, who lives in Sydney with her owner Luke Kavanagh, is already a highly decorated show dog, but has recently retired from shows for a more relaxed lifestyle.

When Kavanagh posted a photo of her to his Facebook page, she transfixed the internet with her gorgeous glossy hair, and the photo has already been shared over a million times!

Unsurprisingly, Tea has now been approached for various acting and modeling roles in Sydney. 

A tiny knitted sweater for a teeny hairless hamster

A staff member at the Oregon Humane Society (OHS), in Portland, America has knitted a tiny custom-made sweater to keep Silky the hairless hamster warm this winter.

The hamster was born hairless due to a genetic mutation, except for short curly whiskers on her snout.

Silky loves wearing the sweater for special occasions, the society said.

They added that while Silky isn't fluffy like a normal hamster, she is just as cuddly and playful as any other hamster, and she'll be ready for adoption soon!

We hope her new home is somewhere warm – and that she ends us with an owner with a talent for knitting!

 

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Dogs dream about us when they're asleep

Ever wondered what your dog dreams about when they're asleep? According to experts, it's us! 

Dr Deirdre Barrett, a clinical and evolutionary psychologist at Havard Medical School, has suggested that dogs dream about their owners while they sleep. 

'Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically,' she told People magazine.

'There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.' 

Awww.