World's Ugliest Dog Goes Caroling

Rascal, a.k.a. the World’s Ugliest Dog, has that thing — he’s so ugly he’s cute. And it turns out he’s also the Pavarotti of the dog world, so talented that he goes door to door with two big dog bodyguards (who can also hum like no other).

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World's Ugliest Dog Goes Caroling

Rascal, a.k.a. the World’s Ugliest Dog, has that thing — he’s so ugly he’s cute. And it turns out he’s also the Pavarotti of the dog world, so talented that he goes door to door with two big dog bodyguards (who can also hum like no other).

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Animals And Music

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Animals just as humans, respond to music; soothing, relaxing tunes seem to calm them too. See more about the experiment in Lincoln Park, Chicago .Beautiful, peaceful music is thought to have a wonderful, even healing effect on man’s mind and spirit. It is know to have a leading effect on the human soul, as it leads it to certain states, either joyful, or sad, more or less profound. The same thing is likely to happen to animals. You might have noticed your cat leaving the room when you listen to a hard rock piece, or see it relaxing on a chill out tune. So what is it with music and living creatures?

If they like that particular music, animals would come closer to the source it produces it, in order to fully enjoy those pieces of art. Music can even have a soothing effect for a suffering, ill animal. The same thing is known to happen to plants, which can blossom to certain beautiful musical works. One explanation to this phenomenon might be that, since we as human beings, plants and animals are part of the same creation, and have the very same Author, we are likely to respond to the same stimuli and to find peace, bliss, beauty and joy in the very same things.

Apparently tranquility inducing music can ease both physical pain in an animal, and psychological disturbances caused by abandonment, abuse, loneliness, sadness, different traumas or any other negative emotions. It is also said that certain animals that are very fond of their owners are likely to simply absorb their feelings and sicknesses, and music can have a positive influence on the spirit of these loyal creatures as well. It probably comes from the natural environment, where birds of all sorts produce such wonderful, calming and soothing music, which is in perfect harmony with the whistle of the wind passing through the leaves, streams flowing and fresh, pure water springs or waterfalls going down to the ground with such wonderful sounds.
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Oh My! Lion, Tiger And Bear Are Best Of Friends

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Last month, stepbrothers Shere Khan, Leo and Baloo moved into a new home together. Nothing unusual there, except that Shere Khan is a tiger, Leo a lion, and Baloo an American black bear. Oh my!

Police discovered the threesome in the back of a car during a drug bust in Atlanta in 2001. The animals, then just fuzzy cubs around two months old, were apparently being kept as pets by drug kingpins. After their rescue, they were sent to Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilition Center, an animal refuge in Locust Grove, Georgia, Noah’s Ark’s assistant director Diane Smith

“They got along so well as babies, they decided to keep them together,” . Eight years on, the unlikely trio remains inseparable, eating, sleeping and romping together around their new enclosure. “I guess no one’s ever told them they’re different species,” Smith said.

Shere Khan and Baloo are particularly close, she said, and the 350-pound tiger can often be seen nuzzling the half-ton bear like an overgrown housecat. Shere Khan and Baloo often get up early to play while Leo, a typical lion, spends most of the day sleeping. Once Leo finally rolls out of bed, the three spend the afternoons together.The animals are still adjusting to their new enclosure, where, for the first time, they are on display to the visiting public. It has taken Shere Khan a while to get used to the new space, Smith said, but he’s coming around — especially with his buddies Leo and Baloo around for support. The new digs includes a sturdy wooden clubhouse where all three animals sleep together.

Noah’s Ark staff hope to eventually expand the habitat to include a creek that runs behind their current enclosure. (Baloo and Shere Khan particularly like to splash around in the water.)”They really do enjoy each other’s company,” Smith added. “They interact just like brothers.”To feast your eyes on more Shere Khan-Leo-Baloo adorableness — including painfully cute baby pictures -


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