Oprah Gets Two New Dogs for Her Birthday!

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Oprah sure knows how to treat herself — she celebrated her 56th birthday on Jan. 29 with two new family members, 14-week-old springer spaniel siblings Sunny and Lauren! Introducing them to her studio audience, the daytime doyenne said, “I did decide, though, to get myself alittle birthday gift this year. Actually, Ithought I’d get myself two,” she says. “I want you to meet mytwo new babies.”

And babies make five for Oprah, who has long been a loud and proud mom to her furry loved ones. She told her audience that Sunny and Lauren were the first springer spaniels in her brood.The pups came from Chicago’s PAWS, a no-kill shelter where she also met Sadie, a blonde cocker spaniel she adopted last year. She asked the shelter for help finding the springer spaniels. “They just arrived in time for mybirthday,” Oprah said. “Theycould have been euthanized if they weren’tadopted.Can you believe that?And now they’re gonna go home with me.”

The world’s luckiest dogs not only found a fabulous new home, but they also got special gifts to celebrate Oprah’s birthday and their homecoming — sparkly crystal pink collars!

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New Mommy Chihuahua Adopts Orphaned Kittens

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You might think Tinkerbell the tiny chihuahua is busy enough looking after her own brood of four puppies, let alone three kittens.But Tinkerbell, who is barely 10 inches high, has not only let the moggies on her turf, she has accepted them as her own and is happy to feed the cold and hungry newborns.

She went into labour last week and had a caesarean birth at the Hobart Animal Hospital in Australia.While her owner Angie Reynolds was at the chihuahua’s bedside, a man brought in three orphaned kittens.After learning that the kittens would most likely be put down, Ms Reynolds decided to take them home and hand-rear them until they were ready to go to new homes.

When she introduced the kittens to Tinkerbell it was puppy love at first sight.’Not only has Tinkerbell accepted them, she cleans and snuggles the kittens and gets frantic if I pick one up,’ Ms Reynolds said.


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Dog Is A Dirt Bike Speed Racer !!

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When motorcross bike rider Mike Schelin, 41, first got his dog Opee in 2002, he had no idea the blue merle Australian shepherd would become his race partner.”I love dogs and couldn’t believe how I bonded with Opee after we got to know each other,” Schelin, who lives in Perris, Calif., with the now 8-year-old pooch, “Right away we started playing in the desert on weekends, and I found he liked my dirt bike. He would run to chase me while I was riding.”So Schelin plunked down $3,000 to buy a four-wheeler that would fit them both.

“I bought it so we could ride together,” says Schelin. “I started a construction business because I wanted a job where I could take my best friend to work. So I figured we could also spend our weekends together if he learned to ride with me along desert roads.”

Once Schelin saw that Opee disliked getting dust in his eyes, he bought his pooch a pair of goggles. After a couple of heady turns when the goggles fell off, Schelin strapped them around the dog’s chin.”Opee showed a liking for my Harley so he rides on the tank with me and loves it,” the motocross racer . “I got him a half helmet and we both wear backpacks. When he’s all geared up with a neck brace, inflatable vest, jerseys, etc., he weighs nearly 100 lbs. I call him my sack of cement!”
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Christina Milian Sued Over Vicious Dog Attack

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Christina Milian’s 81-year-old neighbor claims he was mauled by one of her dogs back in 2008 — and now the man wants Christina to pay for the canine’s alleged brutality.Leo Skolion filed a lawsuit against Christina and family earlier this month in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming the family’s negligence lead to the attack that left him with “severe personal injuries.”

Leo says it all started in October of ’08, when Christina’s home had “flooding problems” which caused a gate between their properties to become damaged.Leo says he went over to speak to the family about repairing the gate when one of their dogs escaped … then attacked him from behind and bit “a huge chunk” out of the back of his arm.

The 81-year-old claims it took 19 stitches and 9 months of rehabilitation to get back to normal — and that he still has to receive psychiatric help for fear and depression.Leo is suing Christina — real name Christine Flores — her mother Carmen and her sister Danielle for an undetermined amount.

Calls to Christina’s camp have not been returned.

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Three Cheetahs Spare Tiny Antelope's Life… And Play With Him Instead

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Hello little antelope, would you like to play with us?

Coming from three deadly cheetahs, it’s the kind of invitation that’s best refused – but amazingly, this impala escaped unscathed from its encounter.Luckily for the youngster, it seems these three male cheetahs simply weren’t hungry.That’s because unlike other big cats, the cheetah hunts in the daytime, either in the early morning or late afternoon. The bursts of speed needed to catch their prey tire them out – meaning they need to rest after a kill.And that seems to be the secret to the antelope’s survival, as it’s likely it fell into the cheetahs’ clutches when they were already full – and tired out – from an earlier hunt.

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Three Cheetahs Spare Tiny Antelope's Life… And Play With Him Instead

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Hello little antelope, would you like to play with us?

Coming from three deadly cheetahs, it’s the kind of invitation that’s best refused – but amazingly, this impala escaped unscathed from its encounter.Luckily for the youngster, it seems these three male cheetahs simply weren’t hungry.That’s because unlike other big cats, the cheetah hunts in the daytime, either in the early morning or late afternoon. The bursts of speed needed to catch their prey tire them out – meaning they need to rest after a kill.And that seems to be the secret to the antelope’s survival, as it’s likely it fell into the cheetahs’ clutches when they were already full – and tired out – from an earlier hunt.

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Chimpanzee’s Shoot Their Own Movie

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Whether or not you subscribe to the infinite monkey theorem (although you might like to know that Frooch is a Bonobo, Pete Pachal a Silverback, Charlie a Rhesus, and Leslie and I both Orang-utans — we spend our weekends picking bugs out of each other’s coats and eating them) at least be grateful that this post has nothing to do with today’s Apple event. The powers that be at Edinburgh Zoo devised a research project that involved giving 11 of the zoo’s chimpanzees a sturdy camcorder and letting them become cineastes for an 18-month period.

As well as the camera, the chimpanzees’ enclosure boasted a monitor complete with video touchscreens. One of the aims of the Chimpcam project was to see just how aware the animals were of the link between seeing and filming. Programmed producer John Capener claims he came up with the idea after watching a TV show so execrable that he thought monkeys would have made a better job. “The idea stuck in my head and I wondered if chimps really could film. They’re very strong and aggressive, but I thought that if we could find a way for the camera to survive it would make for some interesting footage.”
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