The Buzz! Best City For Pets, Dog Makeup, And More...

The Internet contains a ton of news about pets and wildlife from all over the world, and we don't get to read all of it.  Well, here's some of the buzz you may have missed over the last few weeks that can inform you, pique your interest, make you laugh out loud, or just plain outrage you!

The first item might surprise you...

How Do You Take A Tortoise For A Walk? Very Slowly

When Japanese funeral director Mitani Hisao first met Bon-Chan, an African Spurred Tortoise, the reptile was just about two inches in size. Hisao's wife discovered the tiny tortoise at a pet store. There was an instant connection between the two. Now, 19 years later, the man and his tortoise are a common sight in their Tokyo neighborhood as they take walks together -- very slowly.

Never Mess With A Sexy Turtle! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

Those of you with kids know how this turtle feels.  You put on the Barry White CD... candles... roses... a nice bottle of wine...  And then this guy shows up.

Cleopatra The Tortoise Gets A Sporty New Shell

Cleopatra is a teenage mutant (ninja) tortoise. So far she has had a fairly hard life and it shows in the shape of her shell. She has been badly malnourished and it has caused her shell to become malformed, cracked and worn away in one spot. This means that bacteria can get in under her shell and cost her her life. But help has arrived in the form of a 3D printed shell that is helping her heal.

Tortoises Are Bullies! The Animal Video Of The Day!!!

What tortoises lack in speed, they more than make up for in tenacity.  Watch as these tortoises menace creatures far larger than they are.  You've never seen a slow motion attack be so cute...

Elderly Woman Gets Visit From Traveling Zoo

There is no doubt that 81-year-old Patricia Delaney loves animals of all kinds. She loves all animals from the top of the food chain on down. She is especially into horses, but she can't ride anymore thanks to her Parkinson's Disease. Being confined in a nursing home has severely limited her chances of getting to interact with animals -- until her social worker came up with the idea of bringing a zoo to her.

Tiny Tortoise Gets LEGO Miracle

For one tiny tortoise a set of LEGO blocks and accessories became his new lease on life when a veterinarian built him a sort of wheelchair when his legs weren't doing the job for him. The little reptile's name is Blade and his human mom took him to the vet when she noticed that he wasn't moving in a normal way and was having trouble getting around.