Each week, we bring you the top 5 amazing, ridiculous or just plain awesome pet and animal stories from around the web. We call them, the Furry Five:

5. A Stairlift Designed for Obese Pets

We know what your thinking…Is this thing actually real and where can my owner buy this!

Pet and Home insurance company More Th>n has decided that stairlifts aren’t just for old dogs. The Stair of the Dog 2022 is a prototype stairlift that was designed to bring awareness to the issue of pet obesity. According to Daily Mail, More Th>n predicts “that half of the nations dogs will be overweight by 2022.” We’re blaming the humans for making us overweight! It’s not our fault we don’t have thumbs.

4. Pug tries to sneak away after being busted!

According to a translation, this cute little guy is being punished after stealing sausages.

Note to humans: We call this a “Cutactic”. She clearly knows she’s busted

3. Top 10 weirdest pet names of 2011:

Banfield Pet Hospital, the world’s largest veterinary practice, sifted through the patient database from their 780 hospitals to pull together this incredible list! Our favorite is Beetle Juice Monster Pants!

  1. Fatty Mcbutterpants
  2. Sir Goose Slobberalot
  3. Beetle Juice Monster Pants
  4. Chairman Meow
  5. Honey’s Lil Midnight Moonshine
  6. Lord Godrick Von Mousenberg
  7. Emperor Chewy Teddybear
  8. Cookie Fudge Rainbow
  9. Baron Von Doodle
  10. Alyssa Butter Scooch

2. Elephant breaks loose from Irish circus

What would you do if you were trapped in a cage most of your life? Run into a busy intersection of course.

1. Carrie Ann Inaba gives a famous pooch a smooch

The Humane Society just celebrated the 26th Annual Genesis Awards and Carrie Ann Inaba, of DWTS and Crib Cat, was caught making out on the red carpet! Carrie Ann shared a smooch with Uggie the dog from the Academy award winning film The Artist. The Genesis Awards honor news and entertainment media that raise awareness for animal causes. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” won feature film of the year at the event…Sorry Uggie.

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What’s your favorite story this week? What did we miss?  Let us know in the comments!