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The Daily Treat: This Little Piggy Walks and Rolls

UpdatePosted 06/11/2013 05:30PM

The Daily Treat: This Little Piggy Walks and Rolls

Originally posted 06/11/2013 01:00PM

We all could really (wheel-y!) learn a thing or two from this pig.

Despite being born with malformed hind legs, 6-month-old Chris P. Bacon just rolls with it in a pseudo-wheelchair crafted by his owner, Dr. Len Lucero. The pig was brought to the vet, who resides in Sumterville, Fla., in December after his mother had rejected him and withheld milk due to his deformity. But, "he was full of life," Lucero told The Gainesville Sun. "He had a good heart rate and the attitude of a normal pig."

Since being taken in, Chris has also become a viral sensation thanks to YouTube videos posted by Lucero of the piggy in his wheelchair. But the budding star's latest public appearance on Monday at the University of Florida came on the heels of some more serious news: Chris underwent an operation for a hernia.

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The Daily Treat: Meet Adorable Animal Explorer Biddy the Hedgehog

The Daily Treat: Meet Adorable Animal Explorer Biddy the Hedgehog

Originally posted 06/07/2013 01:00PM

Booking your summer vacation? Boy, have we got the perfect travel companion for you.

Say hello to Biddy, an inquisitive little hedgehog trying to satisfy his wanderlust in the Pacific Northwest – and sharing his adventures on his Instagram account.

The fun began in April, when Biddy visited Oregon's Arcadia Beach. "Welcome to my own Instagram page! Follow for many more amazing #hedgehog photos!!" he wrote. And true to his word, he's shared photos of grand trips, like a May trek to Washington's Snoqualmie Falls and later, Seattle's Space Needle.

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Cat Rescued After Spending Six Days Under the Rubble in Oklahoma

Cat Rescued After Spending Six Days Under the Rubble in Oklahoma

Originally posted 05/31/2013 01:30PM

Thanks to the efforts of a 13-year-old Boy Scout, what once was lost is now found in Moore, Okla.

Justin Hulme Rangel, who accompanied his Boy Scout troop from Texas to the site ravaged by a tornado on May 20, proved to be a savior for a couple whose cat Egor was presumed dead.

Rangel was searching through the remains of Geoff and Jo Humann's home on May 26 when he came upon a litter box, and correctly guessed Egor may have hidden in it.

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Why Is There a Chicken in Tori Spelling's Bed? | Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling Shares Her Bedroom with Dean, Dog and a Chicken

Originally posted 04/29/2013 03:10PM

Things are getting a bit crowded in Tori Spelling's bed.

The actress, 39, posted a Vine video to her Twitter account Sunday, giving followers an inside look at her family's nighttime ritual.

"This is how we sleep…" she wrote alongside a video that shows shirtless husband Dean McDermott in bed with dog Mitzi (watch below). Off to the side, the clip gives a quick peek at two of their four children – Liam, 6, Stella, 4, Hattie, 18 months, and Finn, almost 8 months old – fast asleep while the family chicken, Coco, lounges nearby.

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The Daily Treat: Lil Bub Works the Red Carpet

The Daily Treat: Lil Bub Works the Red Carpet

Originally posted 04/19/2013 03:00PM

Is it time for my ap-paws?

While most celebrities walk the red carpet, Internet sensation Lil Bub took a decidedly simpler approach: taking a seat.

The famous feline was on hand for Thursday's Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary Lil Bub & Friendz, which chronicles the popularity of its titular star and fellow Internet obsessions like Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat.

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The Daily Treat: Jimmy Fallon's Dog Is Weird – and He Knows It | Jimmy Fallon

The Daily Treat: Jimmy Fallon's Dog Is Weird – and He Knows It

Originally posted 04/09/2013 01:30PM

The words "cute," or if we're being punny, paw-dorable come to mind when we think of our pets.

But not for Jimmy Fallon.

"Gary likes to eat her bed," the soon-to-be Tonight Show host wrote on Instagram.

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Fur Real: Bed & Breakfast Owner Finds Mummified Cat in Attic

Bed & Breakfast Owner Finds Mummified Cat in His Attic

Originally posted 02/15/2013 11:25AM

Some people have skeletons in their closets. Others have preserved cat remains in their attics.

That's just what Robert Gray found at the Cornwall, England, bed and breakfast he owns. After first discovering what appeared to be a stuffed cat in his attic, Gray thought it was a kooky antique of sorts. But an X-ray scan by a veterinarian revealed something even more bizarre: his finding was a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy.

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Town Saves Dog Abandoned for Being 'Gay'

UpdatePosted 01/31/2013 05:45PM

Town Saves Dog Abandoned for Being 'Gay'

Originally posted 01/31/2013 02:30PM

Just two days ago, a bulldog-mix was dropped off at a high-kill rabies control shelter in Jackson, Tenn., a town of about 65,000 just two hours outside of Nashville. A plea for help was posted Wednesday on a Facebook page dedicated to saving pets facing euthanasia.

More than a thousand people responded.

It was the dog's story that pushed him past the other sad faces – many of which still need homes – that fill up the Jackson TN Euthanasia Facebook page: "This guy was signed over to RC, not bc he's mean or bc he tears things up, but because... His owner says he's gay!"

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PHOTO: Seal Pup Escapes – and Ends Up on Car Dashboard!

Seal Pup Finds Shelter from the Storm on a Car Dashboard

Originally posted 01/29/2013 06:35PM

That's one adorable backseat driver!

After braving the stormy Dumfries, Scotland, weather, a savvy seal found some shelter ... on the dashboard of a car.

The 6-month-old pup, fittingly named Smartie, was first discovered wandering the area surrounding the Cairnryan ferry terminal. Concerned, staff tried to return the seal to the water. When Smartie refused, an employee put him in the trunk of his car to wait until animal rescuers arrived on the scene.

But Smartie needed a change of scenery.

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Doh! Woman Mistakes Labradoodle for Escaped Baby Lion (Photo)

UpdatePosted 01/09/2013 02:45PM

Woman Mistakes Labradoodle for Baby Lion in Virginia

Originally posted 01/09/2013 01:30PM

Charles the Labradoodle loves kids, pizza and tailgating at Old Dominion University football games.

But on the outside, his appearance is – dare we say – just a little fur-ocious.

Groomed to look like a lion, Charles (full name: Charles the Monarch) earns plenty of attention – this time, from a concerned Norfolk, Va., resident who mistook the dog for the real deal.

A 911 caller told police that a baby lion was on the prowl down Colley Avenue on Tuesday, reports the Virginian-Pilot. Perhaps the animal was on the hunt for food, the caller worried, so police contacted the Virginia Zoo to see if any lions were on the loose.

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