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This Is the True Story of the Real Winnie the Pooh

Woman Retraces the Steps of Her Great-Grandfather and His Beloved Bear – the Real Winnie the Pooh

Originally posted 11/03/2014 06:00PM

Winnie the Pooh's adventures began long before he settled into the Hundred Acre Woods.

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How Andy Cohen Found Love – with His Dog

Originally posted 10/30/2014 07:10PM

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It's No Trick: Wild Hogs to Make Florida Community's Halloween Extra Scary

Hogs Run Wild in Florida Community

Originally posted 10/30/2014 03:30PM

It could be a scary Halloween for a Florida community – but not because of ghosts and goblins.

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Former Michael Vick Dog Turned Therapy Pup Dies

UpdatePosted 10/29/2014 10:00PM

RIP, Hector: Former Michael Vick Dog Turned Therapy Pup Dies

Originally posted 10/29/2014 12:30PM

Hector's last days were great ones. And his very last day is a memory his adoptive parents Roo and Clara Yori will hold tight in their hearts forever.

"The sun was shining, the frogs were out for me to chase at the pond, and I had Roo and Clara to carry me off the trail when my legs just couldn't go any further," reads a Facebook post about the former Michael Vick dog's last day on earth, which his owners wrote on his behalf.

"I called shotgun to assume my co-pilot position on the way to the vet, where I passed away surrounded by people who love me. I think my past life caught up with me and caused my time to come a little early. However, I can proudly say that I gave it everything I had all the way until the end."

Hector's new beginning began at about 3 years old when he was plucked from football quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting ring (Vick served 21 months in prison). Luckily for the pooch the timing was right and the Yoris were in the market for a new pup. They took the gentle giant home from the Bad Rap shelter in San Francisco in 2008.

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Why Did the Tortoise Get Sick? Because It Swallowed a Turtle!

UpdatePosted 10/29/2014 12:55PM

Why Did the Tortoise Get Sick? Because It Swallowed a Turtle!

Originally posted 10/29/2014 10:55AM

Talk about meta!

A Miami vet, tending to a sick tortoise, made an ironic discovery after an X-ray revealed that the pet had swallowed a small turtle pendant, ABC News reports.

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Horse Rescued from Pool at Suburban Phoenix Home

Horse Rescued from Pool at Suburban Phoenix Home

Originally posted 10/28/2014 09:30PM

A horse in suburban Phoenix needed rescuing after it led itself to water and did more than just drink.

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Couple Save Baby Fox from Brink of Death and Nurse Her Back to Health (Video)

Originally posted 10/27/2014 05:40PM

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The Most Important Photos from the Halloween Dog Parade

PHOTOS: Six Times the Halloween Dog Parade Made Us Want a New Costume

Originally posted 10/26/2014 04:15PM

Ah, Halloween: candy corn, jack-o'-lanterns and dogs intricately dressed to resemble pop culture moments, historical events and other animals.

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UpdatePosted 10/25/2014 08:10PM

Funny Video: No One Appreciates Pumpkins More Than This Porcupine

Originally posted 10/24/2014 01:10PM

Ever had a meal so good it sent shivers down your spine? Teddy Bear the porcupine knows the feeling.

When the hungry critter is presented with a cauldron of mini pumpkins in this YouTube video, he savors every single delicious bite. Groaning and snorting – and sounding a lot like a joyful Julia Child fawning over ingredients in her kitchen – the adorable animal seemingly gets closer to exploding with each piece (which would be extremely painful for everyone involved on account of those spiky spines).

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Meet the Secret Service Heroes Who Love Long Walks and Kong Toys

Meet the Secret Service K-9 Heroes Who Took Down the White House Fence Jumper

Originally posted 10/24/2014 07:15PM

America's newest heroes are not talking about their latest daring mission.

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