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articles by: Cherise Udell

12 Facts You Probably Had Wrong About St. Patrick’s Day

Between the shamrocks, rainbows leading to pots of gold, mischievous little green men and the pub crawling, there is a lot to love about this fun Irish holiday, even if you are not Irish or live nowhe…

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Quick Cat Quiz for Cat Lovers

1. In ancient Egypt, when a household cat died, family members did what to mourn the passing of their pussycat? a. Shave their eyebrows b. Henna tattoo the name of their cat across their hearts …

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Adopted Puppy Rescues Family from Gas Leak

He may be only three months old, but Hunter, the black and white husky mix is one smart dog. Thanks to his canine smarts, this little dog that had only been adopted two weeks prior, saved the lives of…

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Heroic Hippo Saves Gnu From Crocodile

A heroic hippo? Who knew hippos had it in them. We have all heard of heroic dogs rescuing people, dolphins warding off sharks to protect swimmers, and cats adopting and nursing orphaned rabbits, but a…

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Meet Jock VI: The Newest Ginger Kitten to Fulfill Winston Churchill’s Wish

Winston Churchill had a soft spot for cigars, women and... ginger kittens. On his 88th birthday, one of his secretaries, Jock Colville, gave him a ginger kitten with white paws as a surprise. Churchil…

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Should You Report a Stray Dog?

Pop quiz. In which of these scenarios should you report a stray dog? A. You are on your way to work and you see a stray dog bolt across a busy intersection. B. You have seen a dog that looks wel…

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8 Extraordinary Facts About Polar Bears For International Polar Bear Day

Picking a day to celebrate one cause or another has become a fun and popular trend -- and February 27th is now International Polar Bear Day! Polar Bears, without doubt, deserve an international spotli…

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How Dangerous is Chocolate for Dogs?

If you're a dog lover, you undoubtedly have heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs, but is that really true? Will the chocolate bar surreptitiously snagged off the kitchen counter by Fido end in h…

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Russian Billionaire Saves Sochi Dogs

As final preparations were being made for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ugly news trickled-out of this Black Sea resort that thousands of stray dogs would be exterminated before the Games began. Argu…

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Test Your Olympic Knowledge (Quiz)

Last night, I was deeply enthralled by the events unfolding at the Sochi Winter Olympics, when my daughter asked me when the first Olympics was held. I knew the modern Olympic Games had origins in anc…

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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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