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Here’s a roundup of some of the more inspiring and eye-opening stories we've found on the web today — including top picks from our own site.
Radio producer Katie Stone had no idea that the pound kitty she adopted would one day save her daughter’s life. When Stone’s daughter, Emma, came down with a dangerously high fever and began to experience a seizure, Kitty sounded the alarm for the entire family by standing on Emma’s chest and letting out a barrage of come-here-right-now yowls.
Despite American Airlines’ best efforts to locate Jack the
cat after he went missing at JFK International Airport — the chagrined carrier even issued a pet Amber Alert — there’s still no sign of the wayward feline. The incident has understandably given many people second thoughts about flying with their pets, but other options are available — like Pet Airways, an animals-only airline dedicated to “pawsenger” satisfaction.
The calming power of “comfort dogs” is gaining acceptance in American courtrooms, a development some legal minds find disconcerting. Though
dogs have been shown to help distressed witnesses deliver crucial testimony, trial lawyers worry that the sight of someone on the stand petting a
Golden Retriever could influence jurors. Wouldn’t you be more likely to believe a witness who has earned a dog’s trust?
dog practically pounce on you as you're preparing his dinner and then scarf down his kibble as soon as it hits the bowl? In this video, Vetstreet's own Mikkel Becker shows you how to introduce your inpatient pup to the fine art of impulse control come
Sure, a hairless
Chinese Crested may be a rare sight at the groomer, but we bet you’ve never spotted one of these Southeast Asian primates getting a shampoo and blowout. Watch how this wide-eyed Slow Loris reacts to a gentle brushing in this cute video.
Ever since Barrie Hayman rescued Star, the 11-week-old Indian Runner duckling has obsessively followed Hayman everywhere. Whether Hayman’s going to the supermarket or the pub or just watching rugby on the couch, Star is right by his side. According to Hayman, the duck’s habit of shadowing him came about naturally — and it’s certainly turned some heads. “You get a few shocked faces,” Hayman says, “walking into a shop with a duck following you.”
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