The Northwest's answer to Willard Scott, Bob the Weather Cat, above, is the paws that refreshes on Portland, Ore., TV station KATU (7/8/88) Samoyed starlet Tundra the Wonder Dog, above right, denied that she had ever been seen lunching at Spago with Warren Beatty (11/19/84).
Koko, the sign-language proficient gorilla, and her pet kitten, Banana, gazed across the evolutionary gap and found friendship (4/22/85).
Twiggy, below, a purebred Chinese Crested, won the Long Beach, Calif., Ugly Dog Contest (4/22/85).
Ali Baba and owner Dean Lund, above, won $10,000 in a pet-and-pal look-alike contest (11/3/86). Chicago's Famous Fido's Doggie Deli, left, stocks canine cuisine (4/9/84).
Gimme a little fish, will ya, huh? Trainer Alysoun Seacat and walrus Nuka nuzzled at the New York Aquarium (8/10/87). Above, an offended feline took 101 Uses for a Dead Cat author Simon Bond to the wall (7/27/81).
Photographer Tony Mendoza, right, had eyes only for his main model, Ernie (12/9/85).
Accompanied by his Lab, Kleberg, painter Jamie Wyeth went snout-to-snout with his pet pig, Baby Jane (3/5/84).
Kate Jackson defended her home turf with the help of a couple of husky pals, Catcher and Rocket (4/12/82).
Nine flamingos got the sack while Marine World/ Africa USA moved them 55 miles to a new home in Vallejo, Calif. (12/2/85).
When dogs failed to deter nighttime thieves, Lambert, Miss., auto salvager Fletcher Haynes discovered that nothing was meaner than a junkyard ostrich (8/29/83).