To see what a wonderful airing kids and cats make you only have to look as far as You Tube. In Berks County, Pennsylvania you can just look at the Animal Rescue League. There they have a volunteer program called "Book Buddies" that recruits children from first through eighth grades to come in and read out loud to the cats. While the cats are comforted and soothed by the sound of a kid's voice, the kid's reading skills are improved.
Here’s a two-pack of strange livestock news stories for the day: a lucky, screaming boar sent the police to his owner’s home, and Hero the bull is bouncing back from a case of severe frostbite with a pair of prosthetic legs.