Brian Griffin Returns From the Dead!

All of you Brian Griffin/dog lovers can rest peacefully now that (SPOILER ALERT!) Family Guy‘s favorite — and most powerful dog — has returned to the show in last night’s very special Christmas episode! FG creator, Seth MacFarlane, finally addressed the surprising story arc on Twitter.(Time)

And for those of you not familiar with the high-profile dead dog story, you can catch up with the initial shock and bawl HERE.

RIP Brian Griffin, aka Family Guy Dog

Who shot JR? No, the mystery of this television decade will be ‘Who ran over Brian Griffin?

Last night, Seth MacFarlane and the Family Guy crew killed off modern TV’s most beloved, obnoxious talking dog, Brian Griffin — and here’s the loving tribute below. But beware: even cartoon dogs can make you cry!

Eloise Would Like A Dog, Please!

Hilary Knight, the famed illustrator of the Eloise books, has created the new poster for Broadway Barks 15, the annual star-studded adopt-a-thon hosted by co-founder, Bernadette Peters.

So if you’re near Times Square this weekend, the event takes place in Shubert Alley, where the bright lights of Broadway will be on the show dogs (and cats)! (DogTipper)

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It’s A Dog Nut’s Life…

sam simon foundationIf you haven’t heard of Sam Simon, you know his work — as he was one of the original creators of The Simpsons TV show. But what you might not know is that he has spent millions of dollars on animal rights, as well as training service dogs for PTSD veterans through his Sam Simon Foundation. Not to mention, PETA even named their headquarters after him!

Last week, Simon was interviewed on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast where he talked about his love of animals, TV jobs, his highly-acclaimed check-writing ability — and, sadly, his recent diagnosis of terminal cancer. But he still hasn’t lost his sense of humor!

Here’s a 2007 clip from 60 Minutes

Boo books!

Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog is back and even cuter with his follow-up book, Boo: Little Dog in the Big City (Chronicle Books).

And this time around we learn that Boo has landed a commercial spokespet deal with Virgin — and that his proud owner is a Facebook employee named Irene Ahn.

Where The Wild Dogs Are…

Maurice Sendak, the legendary childrens book author who passed away this week at 83, was famous for writing lotsa things about funny, furry varmints, including most notably, Where The Wild Things Are. However, Mr. Sendak he also wrote a charming gem of a dog book for kids called Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More To Life — so go check it out!