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Facebook post helps veteran be re-united with bomb sniffing dog partner


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Sgt. Jason Bos was reunited with the military service dog Cila (CC) who he worked with for 5 years. When he saw a posting on Facebook last month saying that the dog was being retired, he asked if he could adopt her.

The two had searched for roadside bombs and hidden weapons caches in Iraq, and screened sites for presidential visits across the U.S., according to the Chicago Tribune. When a back injury forced Bos to leave the Army in 2012, he had to leave Cila behind.

The American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue helped pay the expense of bringing Cila from Germany. “I hope she remembers my voice,” Bos said. When Clia arrived at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, there was no doubt the dog knew she was, finally, home.

Bos said she’d that after she got a bath, and a bone, she could sleep on the couch.

A table for humans and a paradise for cats


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Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 6.49.15 PMCATable, creator Ruan Hao of the Hong Kong based architecture company Lycs describes the table as ‘a table for us, and a paradise for cats’.

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 7.00.57 PMThe CATable is a work table with tunnels, crannies, holes, and passageways in which your cat can sleep, lounge or explore or play.

It also provides a base for the ambush tactic every cat owner knows so well.

cat-tableAccording to the designer, people who lives with cats experience these two things:

“1. Putting away the cat from your laptop is like a sentimental ritual of temporary farewell.
2. A properly-sized hole is irresistible to cats; their curiosity is greatly satisfied through repetitively exploring the unknown path behind that hole. The design of CATable is a fusion of these experiences, as well as a creative place where the interaction occurs. “It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats“

via FreshHome

Skateboarding Goat wins Guinness World Record


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Happie the Goat won the Guinness World Record for longest skateboarding by a goat. She had no competitors.

Happie also jumps through hula hoops, twirls on command, and will be, ahem, happy to eat your homework.

And she has her own Happie the Goat Facebook fan page. Oh course.

ONE Cat Cafe, America’s first Catfe Opens This Thursday in NYC


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KittensOne kitten to go please.

American’s first Catfe opens in Nolita this week. The ONE Cat Café, at 168 Bowery in New York, will be open only from Thursday, April 24, through Sunday, April 27.

Thanks to Purina, customers will be able to sip their coffee while cozying up to kitties, each of whom will be available for adoption. Catfes are popular in Japan, where many buildings prohibit pets.

Purina ONE’s cat experts will also be present to answer questions about pet health.

SNL’s Hilarious Parody of Big Brand Dog Food


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Read the ingredients people!

Pawfun Product Test: 4 Paws Up for P.L.A.Y. Dog Bed from Pupyo.com


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Benny's bed

About a month ago, Pupyo.com asked me if Benny would like to test a “luxury dog bed” from their site. We discussed the fact that Benny likes to sleep on his back, and they recommended the Classic Round bed.

It’s filled with Eco-friendly PlanetFill, made from recycled plastic bottles and the description says it contains “Generous amounts of plush fill that won’t flatten out over time.” The cover is 100% cotoon denim.

The bed washes well
I waited to review the P.L.A.Y. dog bed until Benny had eaten marrow bones on it, dragged it around the house and humped it (what can I say, he’s a dog!) and I had washed the cover a few times. The bed has held up beautifully and Benny has even stopped sleeping on the couch since we got it.

Noni-dog-bed The other member of the family who loves the bed is Benny’s brother, Noni Kitty Ochman, who often takes over the bed and makes poor Benny sleep on the floor.

Superior Filling
All in all, the P.L.A.Y. bed’s filling seems far superior to the Orvis Tough Chew Beds that Benny and my Lab, Sam, had before this. I think the Orvis cover may proved superior over time, but I’m sure the filling in the P.L.A.Y. dog bed is much better quality.

I wish there had been more information on the Pupyo.com website about how to choose the right bed because I think Benny would have liked memory foam and a bolster even better.

Nonetheless, there are scores of great beds on the Pupyo website and Benny and I highly recommend that you take a look.

How dogs react to magic


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Dogs – as anyone who lives with one knows – are trusting creatures. They don’t deceive. So how do they feel about magic?
Get ready to smile!

Bird Bottlecap Sledding on the Roof


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Further proof that animals are sentient beings – in case you need some!

Video of Giant Panda playing in the snow goes viral


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The Toronto Zoo was closed on Feb 5, 2014 because of an epic snowfall. The zoo’s security cameras caught the giant panda, Da Mao, playing in the snow in his outdoor habitat.

The video has gone viral, with 4.1 million YouTube views so far.

Psychic Manatees predict 2014 Superbowl winners


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Hugh and Buffett, two psychic Manatee brothers at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, are Super Bowl fans who wow us every year with their ability to pick the winners of the big game.

Buffett has predicted the winning Super Bowl team correctly for the last six years. His half-brother Hugh, however, has only picked the winner four years out of six.