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articles by: Cherise Udell

Barking Dog May Cost Owner Her House

North Seattle resident Denise Norton has a dog that barks. So her neighbor sued. Norton did not take her neighbor's legal threats seriously and ignored what she saw as a frivolous lawsuit. That was un…

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Newborn Baby Pregnant With Twins

Just when you thought you heard it all, this story comes along a story of doctors removing two fetuses from a 3-week-old girl, who was born pregnant with twins. At first, doctors thought the newbor…

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The Oldest Living Cat In the World

The Guinness Book of World Records just added a new entry - the World's Oldest Living Cat. Meet Tiffany Two, a charming short-haired tortie who is nearly 27 years old - or about 125 in human years. I…

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cat?

Humans have shared intimate space and time with felines for thousands of years, but most people know surprisingly little about their furry, purring pussy cat companions. What about you? Take this quic…

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5 Signs Your Cat May Revolt Against the Litter Box

I relish thinking outside the box and love other people who do, too. But when my cat thinks outside his box - the litter box that is - I am less than pleased. I am obviously not the only cat-owning hu…

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How to Avoid Hitting Animals While Driving (Without Putting Yourself In Danger)

When driving, how far would you go to avoid hitting an animal? This week a novice driver in Utah was forced to answer that question when a raccoon suddenly appeared on the road. To avoid hitting th…

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Dog Takes Bus Solo To Get To Dog Park

In recent weeks, if you happened to be a bus commuter in Belltown, Washington, you might have shared a seat with an unusually furry companion with a cold wet nose. That cold-nosed furry companion woul…

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New York Bans Fracking For Health Reasons – Success!

New Yorkers received an early Christmas present, but not from Santa. Rather from their governor, who just announced that New York State will ban hydraulic fracking within its borders until the practic…

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Fox News: Wall Street Thinks ‘Elizabeth Warren Is the Devil’

Fox News, or as many Americans like to refer to them, Faux News, is at it again with name calling and misinformation. This time one of their news hosts delivered this doozy, saying that Elizabeth Warr…

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Dog Gets 3D Printed Legs And Runs For First Time in Life

Derby, a handsome husky with incredible charm, was born with severely underdeveloped front legs. His first family couldn't take care of him, so he was handed over to Peace and Paws, a dog rescue group…

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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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What a nice story-- and lovely cat. My cat lay on the bed with my husband during his month of hospi…