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A couple from Seattle got married on Tuesday night at Westminster. Not the Abbey. The nation’s biggest dog show. While Madison Square Garden was filled with the royalty of the canine world, Debbie Parsons and Brad Slayton used the scene as the backdrop for their Valentine’s Day nuptials.
Their Tibetan Mastiff, Major, sealed the deal, getting a kiss from both the bride and groom. His wedding gift to the happy couple? Major won Best of Breed and he was in the Working group’s final cut. "For two people in love who are addicted to dogs, does it get any better than being married at Westminster?" said the bride. — Read it at the International Business Times
More from Vetstreet: Check out our full Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show coverage
"Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me," Shakira wrote on Facebook of her run-in with a sea lion while on a tour in Cape Town, South Africa. The singer says that her brother saved her, with both sustaining some scrapes in the process. The songstress also said that she won’t be complaining anymore that she hasn’t gotten close enough to wild animals on her trip. — Read it at People Pets
Conan O'Brien's canine doppelganger was back this week. In a new episode of Puppy Conan, Puppy Andy moves in on the host’s drink, hopping on his desk and slurping from his mug. A Puppy Cameraman also made his debut, and Puppy Flava Flav was a guest star. — Watch it at Buzzfeed
Thanks to warmer ocean waters, elephant seals have had to work harder to scavenge for food. Scientists believe that their prey has moved to greater depths, forcing the seals to dive deeper — a theory that scientists plan to test using sensors. — Read it at Science Daily
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