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How to Give a Holiday Greeting in 25 Languages

Festive holidays similar to Christmas are celebrated around the world during December. Try pronouncing some of these tongue-twisting variations of Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. Better yet, impres…

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5 Reasons to Not Get a Puppy

As the airplane began its final descent into Denver, I set to the task of stowing various items in my carry-on bag. The woman next to me probably noticed the logo of a well-known dog food brand on the…

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8 Bad Pet Parent Behaviors

  We'd like to think that most pet parents are kind, responsible people, always looking out for the best interest of their beloved cat or dog. But is that always the case? Far from it! Even th…

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Do Dogs Enjoy Working For a Living?

When I take my dogs on walks, people often praise them for their good behavior. My usual response, "They are very well paid." The people chuckle, but it's very true. I reward my dogs well with high va…

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Rescued Baby Dolphin Shows Joy and Gratitude

Two Brazilian fisherman came across a baby dolphin alone and wrestling with a big plastic bag wrapped around one of his fins. After numerous attempts, the kind fishermen netted the distressed dolphin …

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13 Surprising Animal Facts

Please enjoy this handful of interesting animal facts - and to make it a little more interesting, see if you can identify the two statements that are FALSE. (Find out which ones are false on page 2.) …

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3 Inspiring Stories from the Annual ASPCA Humane Awards

Several outstanding people and animals — including a cat that helped a soldier in Afghanistan and a 6-year-old victim of the Newtown shootings — will be honored this week at the ASPCA’s Humane Awards.…

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Does Your Pet Have a Nickname?

Elivs was known as "The King" and Barbra Streisand is still sometimes endearingly called "Babs." It's great having nicknames for famous people, but how about our pets? Do you call your pet by anything…

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Last ‘Hurricane Sandy Catť’ Finally Adopted By Fellow Hurricane Survivor

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last year, a water-logged kitten was plucked off the streets by an NYC Animal Care and Control officer and dropped off at the ASPCA. The 6-month old grey and whi…

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Tiny Crab Takes On Bull Terrier

This frisky bull terrier just wants to play but cannot figure out quite how to do it. The crab, on the other hand, must just see a huge looming, lunging, slobbering beast and thus only wants to scuttl…

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