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Finally, a reason not to hate the IRS: According to Forbes, Congress will allow family pets to count as personal exemptions when you file your taxes. Section 151 of the tax code states that as long as your pet resides with you for at least half a year and does not provide half its support, then you can claim your four-legged(s) as a dependent. So as long as you don’t have an Uggie or a prized show cat, you likely can get some serious cash back just for owning pets.
Not all animals qualify, though, no matter how much you may love them. Dairy cows and exotic animals don’t count. But if you have 100 goldfish can you claim them? The bill does not specify.
Forbes, you had us going.
Kittens on demand! Kodak LIVEPrint’s joke of inventing a new technology that would allow little kitties to pop out of a Kodak Print Kiosks didn’t have a fooled for a second but the thought of Siamese, Persian and Himalayan kittens magically appearing from a printer is insanely adorable. We also praise Kodak’s suggestion at the end of their joke to go out and adopt a kitten from your local shelter.
Laika the Husky, sister to Mishka, announced to her family that she’s pregnant by presenting them with a positive pregnancy test while they were eating dinner. Of course, this sent them into a frenzy of shopping for the new arrival(s). But Laika's quite the prankster -- she was totally kidding. Good one, Laika!
Laika wasn’t the only one to prank her family. Her sister Mishka did the classic shaving cream gag to her owner. Her dad’s napping on the couch so she grabs some shaving cream, sprays it in his hand and tickles his face. Then wham! Shaving cream. In. The. Face.
Then there’s the other silly sister, Moki. She can’t quite figure out what April Fool’s is all about.
Tell us were you totally fooled? Did your pets help you play any April Fool’s jokes?
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