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Late last month, official White House photographer Pete Souza joined Instagram, where he shares a behind-the-scenes look at life at 1600 Pennsylvania using his iPhone. And there’s already a breakout star from his page: Bo. Souza says he practiced being creative with his iPhone on the lovable 4-year-old Portuguese Water Dog. “Bo is a great subject because, well, he’s Bo. Everyone loves Bo,” Souza said. His latest photo of the pooch, sitting in the Oval Office with a tennis ball in his mouth, gained 7,700 likes. The first dog has been making headlines this week for getting a lift to Massachusetts’ Martha’s Vineyard in an MV-22 Osprey to join his family. Fingers crossed for a glimpse of a vacationing Bo! — Read it at Today
Health officials in Louisville, Ky., went door to door to track down nine children who were exposed to rabies after a bat was confirmed to have the disease. The children had carried the bat in a box and needed to be quickly treated. On its Facebook page, the American Veterinary Medical Association shared the story on Monday with a reminder. “One very simple way to protect yourself from rabies is to avoid handling bats and other wildlife, particularly if they appear ill. Leave it to the professionals to handle them.”— Read it from the AP via Kentucky’s WKYT
Barry Switzer, a former coach for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, was in a parking lot on Wednesday when he noticed a Rottweiler puppy in the back of a van. The windows were open, but Switzer was worried because it was an “awful hot” day. So, he stayed and watched for her owners to come back. Then, he bought the puppy from them and took her to the vet. He brought the pup, who he named Stella, home with him, but because the animal loving coach already has so many dogs, he found another good home for Stella — with a couple who’d lost their former home in the Moore, Okla., tornado in May. — Read it at Paw Nation
A baby panda who was born on July 6 at the Taipei Zoo has been slowly reintroduced to her mom after spending a month apart. The baby bear squealed as she finally was back in Yuan Yuan’s arms on Monday. Temporarily nicknamed “Rice Meatball,” the tiny cub is the result of seven rounds of artificial insemination for mom Yuan Yuan and dad Tuan Tuan, reported the Huffington Post U.K. The cub, who won’t meet the public for several more months, has spent much of her time in an incubator and is being hand raised. — Watch it at YouTube
The singer’s pet, Kitty Purry, makes a cameo in a lyric video for her new single, “Roar.” "Now YOU can #ROAR louder than a lion too! Lyric video starring Myself, Kitty Purry & some of my closest buds here," Perry Tweeted on Monday. Perry’s video ends with Kitty held up in the air while a woman, who’s believed to be Perry, coos at her. The singer has called her cat her company’s CEO. — Read it at People Pets
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