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Posted February 14, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted February 12, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted February 12, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted February 11, 2015 by Ron Callari

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.

Posted February 10, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted February 8, 2015 by Creature Features

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.

Posted February 7, 2015 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted February 5, 2015 by Creature Features

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!