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Llamas and Goats Keep Grass Cut at Chicago Airport

CHICAGO, Illinois - Chicago's bustling O'Hare airport has hired a new crew to keep the grass cut: a herd of goats, sheep, donkeys and llamas. Yes, llamas. READ MORE

Aug 14, 2013 / 0 comments


Grumpy Cat Launches a Brand of Coffee

First it was the wildly successful Grumpy Cat internet meme, then came the Facebook page, then Grumpy Cat hired attorneys (or at least her people did) and filed for trademark and copyright protection; next came the Grumpy Cat movie announcement.   READ MORE

Aug 09, 2013 / 5 comments


Chinese 'Giant Panda Channel' Comes to Internet

BEIJING - Panda lovers around the world will be able to watch live 24-hour Internet broadcasts of the iconic Chinese animals this month, according to state media. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2013 / 0 comments


Dogs Yawn Along with Their Masters, Japan Researchers Say

TOKYO - Tired dog lovers who think their pet pooch is yawning right along with them may just be right, according to a Japanese study. READ MORE

Aug 08, 2013 / 0 comments


Cats and Dogs Get Credit Card Offers

Imagine your cat or dog getting a credit card offer. Now imagine your four-legged fur-kid being offered a larger credit limit than the banks will even offer to you. READ MORE

Jul 25, 2013 / 0 comments


Raccoon Rabies Killed U.S. Donor and Kidney Recipient

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A rare case of raccoon rabies is responsible for killing both a U.S. kidney donor in 2011 and his transplant recipient 18 months later, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. READ MORE

Jul 23, 2013 / 1 comments


Fat Malaysian Orangutan Put on Diet

KUALA LUMPUR - An obese orangutan has been put on a strict diet by Malaysian wildlife authorities after two decades of gorging on junk food handed out by tourists, according to a report from earlier this month. READ MORE

Jul 19, 2013 / 0 comments


Lost Dog Takes a Ride on Staten Island Bus

Fare-beaters in New York typically are removed from city buses and sometimes picked up by the police. READ MORE

Jul 17, 2013 / 0 comments


Guide Dogs Help Owners Find True Love

We’ve heard of people going to the dog park to help them find a date, but we’ve never heard of two dogs dating and then the doggy parents following suit.   READ MORE

Jul 09, 2013 / 0 comments


Curious Incident of China's Quake Dogs at Night

BEIJING - A Chinese city is using dogs to predict earthquakes, an official said Tuesday, after state-run media reported that neighbors were complaining of nightly false alarms -- in the form of barking. READ MORE

May 08, 2013 / 0 comments


Man Buys Toy Poodles, Learns They’re Ferrets on Steroids

A man from Catamarca took bargain shopping to a new extreme when he purchased what he thought to be a pair of Toy Poodles from the La Salada market in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The man learned the hard way that his reasonably priced dogs were not what they seemed to be. READ MORE

Apr 10, 2013 / 6 comments


Munching Sheep Replace Lawn Mowers in Paris

PARIS - Four little black sheep on Wednesday left the countryside and began their new careers in the city: working as eco-friendly lawn mowers in a largely working-class district in northeastern Paris. READ MORE

Apr 05, 2013 / 0 comments


Swedes Mystified by Seal Pup Found in Forest

STOCKHOLM - A seal pup was found in a forest in eastern Sweden on Sunday almost six kilometers (four miles) from the closest body of open water, raising questions as to how it got there, Swedish media reported. READ MORE

Mar 28, 2013 / 2 comments


Millions for a Mastiff at China Tibetan Dog Expo

BAODING, China - Drooping eyes barely visible behind a mountain of glossy black fur, an enormous dog snoozes on stage in an industrial Chinese city. Its asking price: close to a million U.S. dollars. READ MORE

Mar 13, 2013 / 0 comments


Dog Saves French Woman from Suicide Attempt

AVIGNON, France - A French woman's loyal German Shepherd dog saved her from committing suicide by knocking aside a rifle she tried to fire into her heart, local police said. READ MORE

Mar 06, 2013 / 63 comments


Owner Claims Dog Show Poisoning Fishy

NEW YORK - Call it skulldog-ery. The owner of a fluffy white contestant in New York's prestigious Westminster Dog Show is claiming foul play in the poisoning death of her beloved pooch. READ MORE

Mar 01, 2013 / 0 comments


Beer for Dogs is Bad to the Bone

WASHINGTON - The latest addition to America's ever-growing list of craft beers gives new meaning to the time-honored idea of feeding leftovers to the dog. READ MORE

Feb 27, 2013 / 0 comments


Italy Dog Frequent Churchgoer Since Owner Died

ROME - Since his owner died over two months ago, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his mistress's funeral was held, Italian media said last month. READ MORE

Feb 20, 2013 / 2 comments


Italian Cat Brings Gifts to His Late Master's Tomb

ROME - The story of a cat who visits his master's tomb and brings him little presents on an almost daily basis a year after the man's death has moved the inhabitants of a village in central Italy. READ MORE

Jan 15, 2013 / 2 comments




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