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articles by: Cherise Udell

Fire-Survivor Cat Now Nurses Other Animals

Last week I wrote about a Polish cat named Rademense who has an intuitive gift for comforting other animals in need. The staff at the shelter where Rademense now permanently resides refer to him as "t…

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Loudest Cat Purr In The World

Americans have a reputation for being loud, but in the the contest of who has the loudest cat, the Brits have now won two Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) titles in a row. In 2011, a British k…

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Nepal’s Animal Earthquake Victims Getting Help

More than a week after the little Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal was struck by an earthquake so massive it shrunk Mt. Everest, people and animals are struggling to get back on their feet. As internatio…

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Is Your Cat Depressed?

Can cats get depressed? Absolutely. Just like humans, cats can suffer from depression and for many of the same reasons: moving, changes in routine, boredom, excessive fighting by household members, an…

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‘Little Nurse’ Cat Cares For Ill and Injured at Animal Shelter

A couple of years ago I wrote about a nursing home cat, Oscar, that seemed to know when death was imminent for elderly dementia patients. He would enter their room, jump on their bed and keep them pur…

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Huge Carnivorous Nile Lizards Invade Florida

Roaming Florida in increasing numbers, the massive carnivorous Nile monitor lizard is making sensational headlines across the nation: 8-foot Carnivorous Cat-Eating Lizards are Invading Florida Car…

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Dog Flu Outbreak in American Midwest: What Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs, like their human companions, can catch the flu, and when they do they suffer from uncomfortable upper respiratory symptoms and fevers. However, unlike human flu which is winding down for the sea…

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Irish Girl Saves Sheep With Facebook

A doe-eyed Dublin girl with a big heart saved her sheep, Ernie, at the eleventh hour from being turned into a Sunday night Irish stew. According to a local Irish newscast, a few weeks ago, Orlaith O …

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Meet ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus’: Two Newly Discovered Species

Sparklemuffin and Skeletorus sound like names my daughters would choose for a stuffed animal or an avatar, but no, these are the real names given by scientists to two newly discovered Peacock spiders.…

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Man Turns Hobby Into Fundraiser For Dog With Cancer

About ten months ago, Shaun Mitchell of Utah heard devastating news from his vet: "your dog, Charlie, has cancer."  Mitchell's response was "you've got to be kidding me; there's no way!" Then, he s…

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about Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.

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