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    Have you heard? Paris Hilton has a new guy in her life she's calling Mr. Amazing. He's gorgeous -- and he's expensive! In fact, he may actually be more high-maintenance than she is. How is that possible? Well, I'll tell you: Paris' new love is the world's tiniest Pomeranian. And she just dropped $13,000 on the pooch.

    As you can imagine, this is a match made in heaven. But could you blame Mr. Amazing for being just a wee bit nervous about his new mistress? That's why he's penned this open letter to Ms. Hilton. 

    Oh, and most importantly, we have a photo of Mr. Amazing you HAVE to see!

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    Have you ever wondered where all your missing socks go? It never fails -- every time I do the laundry, a sock or two just plain disappears. Is there a sock-eating monster living in the dryer? I can't explain my situation, but apparently one household does have a sock-eating beast under their roof. After a family rushed their sick pet to the animal emergency room, surgery revealed the Great Dane had 43 and a half socks in its stomach.

    I'll let that sink in: THE DOG ATE NEARLY 44 SOCKS.

    Maybe "ate" isn't exactly the right word -- more like swallowed.

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    A shocking video of a Swiffer Floor Mop being used to help a man remove an owl that had nested in his doorway is destined to be the cutest -- or most terrifying -- thing you see all day.

    It all depends on how you feel about owls.

    Here's the story: A man finds an owl -- a LIVING owl -- hanging out in his kitchen (OMG!). He becomes a wee bit hysterical. He grabs his Swiffer mop (as one does) and miraculously uses it to remove the bird gently and efficiently. Say what?!

    Even more miraculous? The whole thing was caught on video ... which has since gone viral. See below:

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    I don't know about you, but when I think of cats' relationship to their owners, certain words come to mind. Words like aloof, stoic, and indifferent. Cats are the kind of pet that seems generally disinterested in people (that is, unless they want something), while dogs are known more for their love of their masters. There's a reason why dogs are called "man's best friend," after all. But cats can surprise us. They can be just as loving and caring as the average dog.

    This clip of a long-haired kitty waiting for his military "daddy" to come home proves it.

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    Can animals fall in love? We bond with our pets and we see how much they love and depend on us. But I'm talking about romantic love. Can an animal have a love affair -- with a human? A scientist and his assistant taught a dolphin how to speak, and then the most surprising thing happened: The dolphin appeared to fall in love with the trainer. They didn't mean for it to happen, but it did. What happened next will utterly break your heart -- and infuriate you.

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    You know that phrase, "don't knock it 'til you've tried it"? Well, you're going to want to pull that phrase out of your back pocket, because I'm about to knock something many people hold dear to their hearts: Sleeping with animals. I'm not talking about co-sleeping with toddlers. I'm talking about sleeping with your dogs and cats. HOW? How do you do this? I can understand a small dog or a cat snoozing at the foot of your bed, on top of the covers. But people who sleep with their pets next to them, under the covers. Ugh! That sounds like the worst -- and I'm not the only one who thinks so. Science backs me up.

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    Dogs hold a special place in our hearts. They aren't called man's best friend for no reason! Dogs are loyal, funny, smart, and love nothing more than cuddling up beside you for a session of napping and maybe some butt-scratching. Dogs = the greatest. Your argument is invalid.

    You can love a dog all you want, but when they seem to be barking constantly, all the love in the world won't help. In order to help solve your dog's problem, you've got to identify it. Once you've figured out what's causing the behavior and learn how to address it, the whole barking dilemma is a thing easily solved!

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    When I recently learned that a study had found that 'cat people' were smarter than 'dog people', I'd be lying if I didn't say I chortled. While I love dogs, I'm known for my passionate love of all things feline. I'll also take any excuse to have my ego stroked, and if loving cats means that I am some sort of evil super genius, I'll take that and run with it -- gladly. 

    Sadly, upon closer inspection, the 'study' in question just barely holds up. It only polled 600 college students and, based on that data, determined that dog people were more extroverted and that cat people were more introverted. Their argument for both? Cats like to stay inside, so people who own them must also like to stay inside. Dogs, on the other hand, enjoy the out of doors -- so the people who own dogs must also feel the same way. I'm not sure any of that follows, really. 

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    U.S. Marine Deano Miller had one source of comfort that kept his spirits up during those long and difficult days and nights serving in Afghanistan: Thor -- his faithful yellow Labrador Retriever. Thor stuck by the 25-year-old's side for seven months in 2010. The canine proved so special to Miller that he has been trying to adopt him for the last four years. He was finally reunited with his pooch at a Seattle airport -- and, lucky for us, the heartwarming reunion was caught on video!

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    It's Super Cat to the rescue! Sounds like an animated series on the Cartoon Network, but an incredible feline actually DID save a small boy from a dog attack!

    Roger Triantafilo's son was riding his bike outside his home in Bakersfield, Calif., when a dog ran after him, lunging at the child and pulling him to the ground. Then, out of the blue, the family's black cat jumped on the dog and chased him away.

    You know what makes this SO unbelievable?

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