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Monty The Cat And The Eye Of The Beholder

Meet Monty. He is a strange looking but lovable cat that lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. For the first few years of his life he was unwanted and living in a cat shelter where he was bullied a bit by the other cats for being different. Then the miracle happened and a couple, Michael Bjørn Nielsen and Mikala Fuglesang, noticed him and decided to take him home fur-ever.

It’s The Year Of The Sheep, erh Goat, erh Ram, erh Yang?

The Chinese bid farewell to the Year of the Horse this past week when they ushered in the Year of Sheep on February 19, 2015. Or maybe it was the Goat. Or perhaps the Ram! But what's up with that Yang?

Hey Baby, It’s Cold Outside ♪ ♫ ♪. . . For Pets Too!

The winter of our discontent is definitely upon us. This year’s uninterrupted successive number of snowstorms and freezing temps have made bearing the elements a challenge for man and beast. While wildlife might have it in their DNA to instinctively know how to brave a blustery harsh winter, our pets, without our intervention are another story entirely!

Feeling Sheepish? Try The Sheep Cafe

When you are in the restaurant business you will do just about anything to get the customers through the door. In some countries, particularly in Asia, this has meant adding live animals to the dining room. Three years ago the Thanks to Nature Cafe in Seoul, South Korea, added a couple of sheep to the dining experience. With the year of the sheep starting on February 19th, business has been going through the roof lately.

Sissy The Dog: Proof Of Love

Everyone knows that dogs are loyal to their humans, but every now and then a dog comes along who goes above and beyond. Sissy, a ten-year-old miniature Schnauzer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is just such a dog. When her human dad, Dale Franck, let her and her brother Barney out for a potty break she took off on a 20-block sojourn to visit her human mom, Nancy, in the hospital.

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.