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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.

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.