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What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People? | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog.
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Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut | IFLScience

Watch An Octopus Hide Itself In A Coconut | IFLScience | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
The BBC has captured incredible underwater footage of an octopus collecting the halves of a coconut shell in Indonesia to use as protection at a later date.  In the clip, a flounder is following the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) as it scuttles to find the second half of a coconut shell. Although the video seems to suggest the flounder is about to stir up trouble, it is more likely trailing the octopus for a very different reason. 
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How Cats Became Domesticated | IFLScience

How Cats Became Domesticated | IFLScience | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Researchers comparing the genomes of domestic cats with that of wild felines reveal the genetic underpinnings of domestication. It appears that the conversion from feral to Friskies had to do with genes for memory, fear, and kitty treats. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, could also explain signature cat traits like low light activity and a hypercarnivorous diet. 
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Yes, that's a kitten in your office delivered by Uber

Yes, that's a kitten in your office delivered by Uber | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
The best two words in the English language? Kitten deliveries.
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Talking parrot missing for four years reunited with Torrance owner

Talking parrot missing for four years reunited with Torrance owner | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
When Nigel vanished four years ago, he spoke with a cultivated British accent.Little is known about where the African grey parrot went, what he did — or who he was with — in those missing years. But when he was reunited with his o
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IKEA hacks for your cat

IKEA hacks for your cat | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
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Angry ram destroys drone

Angry ram destroys drone | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
How would you feel if you were having lunch and, suddenly, you're buzzed by a drone? This ram certainly didn't like it.
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46 Pet Rats Removed from Des Moines Home

46 Pet Rats Removed from Des Moines Home | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The City of Des Moines says Bill Watkins' southeast side home is such a mess, it isn't even safe for 46 of his pet rats to stay there. They were removed this week. Watkins misse...
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International stars, adoptable pets at August cat show

International stars, adoptable pets at August cat show | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
An abandoned kitten from the Front Street Animal Shelter is winning awards – and hearts – all over the world. The diminutive feline has become a popular competi
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Pet cat goes wild in DeLand; trapped owner calls police

Pet cat goes wild in DeLand; trapped owner calls police | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
A woman and her son called 9-1-1 after the woman's 4-year-old cat apparently went berserk in the family's DeLand residence.
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Mountain lion found in east Sacramento, tranquilized - The Sacramento Bee

Mountain lion found in east Sacramento, tranquilized - The Sacramento Bee | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
A mountain lion that was spotted three times in east Sacramento during the weekend was found inside a yard Saturday night and tranquilized.
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Lost dog lured from Tahoe wilderness after two long years

Lost dog lured from Tahoe wilderness after two long years | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
A Golden Retriever disappeared during a trip to Tahoe National Forest; two years later, vacationers made a startling discovery five miles from the campsite.
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1,000 dog deaths linked to 'toxic jerky treats'

1,000 dog deaths linked to 'toxic jerky treats' | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats according to the Food and Drug Administration. And the agency says since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats.

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This is why I buy treats from a company that has never had any recall issues and where products are vert formulated.: http://people-planet-pets.com



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Reasons Why Being a Cat Owner Is Hard

Reasons Why Being a Cat Owner Is Hard | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Human Jungle Gym - Is owning a cat worth the struggle? #cats, #fails, #owners, #pets, #animals
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Firefighters Save Family of Hamsters With Tiny Oxygen Masks

Firefighters Save Family of Hamsters With Tiny Oxygen Masks | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
The Lacey Fire Department saved a family of hamsters with small oxygen masks.
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Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat

Behind Every Good Whisky Is A Trusty Distillery Cat | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Whisky requires grain, which attracts mice and birds, which is why we have distillery cats. These days, though, public relations is also a key part of the job.
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End-of-Life Care for Ailing Pets

End-of-Life Care for Ailing Pets | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
You're probably familiar with the three common stages of a pet's life: puppy/kitten, adult and senior. This veterinarian believes a fourth stage is needed as well: end-of-life.
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Japan Unveils Adorable Mock Pizza Hut Run Entirely By Cats -

Japan Unveils Adorable Mock Pizza Hut Run Entirely By Cats - | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
FOODBEAST is the premiere food news resource. A one-stop location for food news, culture and entertainment.
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California man takes his dog across the country for never-performed surgery

California man takes his dog across the country for never-performed surgery | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
After Scott Clare's wife passed away he taught himself how to love again, but this time with a four-legged companion.
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Sacramento Pet Sitter: Abby plays ball! - YouTube

Sacramento Pet Sitter: Abby plays ball! - YouTube | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
I just love how Abby uses one ball to herd the other towards me! Does your dog do cool things? Your Sacramento Pet Sitter would love to see them do it! http:...
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Mountain lion spotted in east Sacramento - The Sacramento Bee

Mountain lion spotted in east Sacramento - The Sacramento Bee | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
A mountain lion was spotted early Saturday by multiple east Sacramento residents.
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Deadmau5 is selling his Nyan Cat Ferrari on Craigslist

Deadmau5 is selling his Nyan Cat Ferrari on Craigslist | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
The Purrari is up for sale. Joel Zimmerman, otherwise known as Deadmau5, has posted his Nyan Cat-covered Ferrari 458 Italia — the very same Ferrari that just ran the Gumball 3000 — on Craigslist...
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