Animal lovers threaten tattoo artist
A New York City tattoo artist who inked a heart on his dog has gone into hiding after receiving death threats from outraged animal lovers. Alexander Avgerakis tattooed a shaved spot on his pit-bull mix, Zion, while she lay sedated following surgery. He then posted pictures of his work online, writing, “My dog is cooler than yours!” The Brooklyn tattoo parlor where he worked was soon bombarded with irate calls from animal lovers, and Avgerakis quit and went into hiding. “He’s not an animal abuser,” said studio owner Chris Torres. “He just didn’t think out what he did.”
How Jennifer Aniston keeps her dogs healthy
Jennifer Aniston has been buying special “anti-aging” water for her dogs, said RadarOnline.com. The actress was so traumatized by the death of her beloved Welsh corgi mix, Norman, in 2011 that she now gives her two dogs low-alkaline Kangen Water, said a source. Many Hollywood stars believe the water—which costs $2 a bottle—reduces their bodies’ acidity levels, helping prevent conditions such as arthritis and cancer. “Jen will do anything for her dogs,” said the source.
Snake-bitten Australian grabs a beer
After being bitten by one of the world’s deadliest snakes, an Australian man’s first reaction was to grab a beer from the fridge. Rod Sommerville, 54, was working in his yard when he was bitten on the finger by the feared eastern brown snake. “I said to myself, ‘If I’m going to cark it, I’m going to have a beer,’” Sommerville said. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment, but his ordeal worsened when he suffered an allergic reaction to the anti-venom. “The reaction nearly killed me as well,” he said, “so it was a double whammy.”