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Cranky Cockatoo Imitates Her Former Owners

When you adopt a pet that has been owned by someone else you never know what you are going to get. They always bring a piece of their past with them. When Elaine Sigmon and her husband Don brought Peaches, a Moluccan cockatoo, into their North Caroline home the got a bit more than they bargained for when she began to screech and yell, while dramatically moving her head from side to side.

Be Forewarned: Owl Is Stealing Hats Off Joggers

Officials in Salem, Oregon have had to release a warning that an owl has been attacking joggers there and stealing their hats. In total four people have been attacked. The assailant is said to be a barred owl with a height between 16 and 25 inches and weighing between 1 and 2.3 pounds. While there have been no serious injuries, the suspect is said to be clawed and potentially dangerous.

And They Called It Puppy Love ♪ ♫ ♪ . . . Literally!

For anyone who remembers Paul Anka’s ballad dedicated to Annette Funicello back in the 1960s, or the revival by Donny Osmond in the the 70s, the term 'puppy love' refers to young love often experienced by sweethearts in their adolescence. While sometimes used in a derogatory fashion associated with infatuation, Sigmund Freud was far from underestimating the power and the proverbial durability of one’s first love.

Check Out Japan's Fox Village

The people of Japan love animals. They have an island just for cats and another island just for rabbits. So why wouldn't they set up a "village" just for foxes. The Zao Fox Village in the Miyagi Prefecture is a sanctuary for foxes and is home to over 100 of the creatures. There are six different breeds of fox in the park and the place is open to visitors. Tourists come from all over Japan to get to interact with the animals.

Swan Falls Asleep, Wakes Up With Frozen Beak

A swan in western China woke up to a real life nightmare recently: sub-zero night temperatures had caused its beak to completely ice over! Thankfully this story has a heart-warming (not to mention beak-warming) ending.

Diesel The Cat Finds Love And Fame In New Zealand

Diesel the cat can be found outside the Countdown supermarket in Rototuna, a suburb of Hamilton, New Zealand, every day. Employees have provided him with a bed, and food and water dishes at his post. The 11-year-old smoky gray cat is not a stray. He actually lives nearby and greeting employees and customers at the store appears to be his chosen hobby.

Lost Cat Found Online Four Years After Vanishing

When Rosie the calico cat vanished from a rural backyard deck in June of 2011, the odds were against her ever returning – Rosie couldn't even call out as a defective voice box wouldn't even let her “meow”. Imagine her owner's surprise, however, as Rosie turned up almost four years later as an adoptable kitty at a shelter a dozen miles away!

Everyone In This Bar Knows Mr. Wu

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a lot of pets were left homeless. It was a massive undertaking to round up the animals and find their old homes or provide them with new homes. Some particularly enterprising pets were able to find their own way into a new situation. Such was the case with Mr. Wu, a tabby cat that showed up at a bar in the French Quarter during the storm and made himself to home.

Raising The Ruf: Meet Rufus The Pharoah Hound

Rufus is a Pharaoh Hound that lives in Santa Monica, California with his human mom, Sara, and his human dad, Brian. He is very photogenic and known for having some truly amazing adventures while he is sleeping. If you haven't heard of a Pharaoh Hound you are not alone. They are not a common breed in the United States, and they aren't for the casual dog owner.

Meet Matteo And His Marmots

For Matteo Walch the Austrian Alps are alive with the sound of marmots. The boy from Innsbruck became acquainted with the creatures when he was just four years old when his family was on vacation. They have returned each year since so that Matteo can visit with the animals he loves. Don't call him a marmot whisperer though. Marmots are not as shy as they are made out to be.


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