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Mama Cat Ends Up In Prickly Situation

Two years ago one very loving ginger mama cat found her litter of one kitten expanded to five with the addition of four hedgehogs. With plenty of milk to share the hedgehogs had found a warm, furry loving mommy to care for them after the untimely death of their own mother. It must have been a rather prickly situation -- at least at first.

Spanish Resort Resorts To Hiring A Dog As A Lifeguard

A tourist beach in San Pedro del Pinatar has taken the step of being the first place in Spain to add a dog to its list of employees as a lifeguard. The Newfoundland, named Bruno, comes from a long line of dogs bred for water rescues and now he is living up to this glorious heritage. Newfoundlands have a natural swimming ability supported by their webbed feet and water-resistant coats.

Man Trains His Dogs To Fetch Trashed Plastic Bottles For Recycling

So your dog fetches sticks, frisbees and tennis balls... sure, it's fun but what do YOU get out of it? One clever pet owner from Chongqing, China trained his two dogs to seek out and fetch trashed plastic bottles, which he then turns in for recycling to the tune of around $160 annually. That'll buy a lot of frisbees.

Swan Selfie: A Cautionary Tale

The whole selfie craze is getting out of control. Even some animals have taken selfies whether they knew they were doing it or not. One man can tell you that taking a selfie can come with a price -- especially if the animal you are taking your selfie with is an animal who doesn't want its picture taken. After all, in his case, it really left a mark. Even then it hasn't been the "swan song" for the selfie.

Why Our Canine Domesticus Look So Much Like Us?

How many times have you looked at someone’s dog and said, “my God, that pooch looks just like its master?” You might have pondered yourself that being compared visually to your furry pals might have had something to do with why we call them “man’s best friend.” Others might take offense at the similarities, particularly if we’re talking about a “bulldog” or the derogatory term “bitch” that’s been associated. . .

Dusty, The Klepto Kitty, Is A One-Cat Crime Wave

Dusty, the cat, is the most famous cat burglar ever to strike in San Mateo, California. He has stolen hundreds of items in his home neighborhood and everyone there knows where to check for missing items -- from underwear and swim suits to a bag of water balloons and a couple of Frisbees. The local kids have been learning the hard way not to leave anything outside overnight.

Lions And Tigers And Bears And -- Jeans? -- Oh My!

One of the most certain ways to make sure that you have the coolest jeans in town has long been making sure that your pair was heavily distressed and the more ripped the better. It used to take weeks and months of heavy wear to get them right where we wanted them to be. Now you can buy them pre-torn, but what if you could get jeans where every rip and tear was made by a lion, or tiger, or bear -- oh, my!

Stuck Dog Is A "Chip" Off The Old Cinder Block

There are times when dogs are really smart. And then there are times when dogs are, well, not so much. Take the case of a little dachshund in Phoenix, Arizona, who got himself stuck in a decorative cinder block in a wall last month. He had been in the middle of a daring nighttime escape attempt when everything went terribly wrong.

Didya Know Didga The Cat Rides A Skateboard?

There are people out there who say that cats can't be trained. The truth be told is that they can be trained, they just often choose not to be. For Didga, possibly one of the coolest cats on the planet, it was a choice to be awesome. She and her best friend, Robert Dollwet, worked together to get her cool moves down pat and on video.

PBS ‘Snow Monkeys’ Captures Unlikely Friendship Between Leader & Low-Ranker

Snow Monkeys’ producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida sought to capture the life of Japanese Macaques deep within the snow-covered mountains of Northern Japan, in a valley named Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley,” which is also referred to as the Japanese Alps.


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