Animals

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Victoria Beckham Buys David A Micro-Pig, Apparently

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In a story we’ve had to read a few times because it’s so unlikely-sounding (while also checking the date to absolutely make sure it’s not April Fool’s Day), apparently Victoria Beckham has bought a pet pig. Yes, the woman who doesn’t “do” casual, and who’s so impeccably groomed at all times we imagine her kids are terrified of getting a sticky hand on her skirt, has given a miniature pig as a present to hubby David. Mm-hmmm.

According to London’s Evening Standard, VB has purchased two nine-inch tall “micro pigs” which are currently taking up residence at their Hertfordshire mansion. “She has already reportedly nicknamed the miniature pot-bellied Gloucester Old Spot cross-breeds Elton and David, after good friends Elton John and his partner David Furnish,” it claims.

We swear we are not making this up. But until we see Posh out walking her new muddy friends, we’ll file this under “oh, really?” But wouldn’t it be great if it was true? [Photo: FilmMagic]

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TWI-CATS: New Moon Fandom Spans Species

Much to the Internet’s discomfort, the last few months have produced hundreds of videos of teenagers high on hormones reacting to the Twilight: New Moon trailer. While their overly exuberant and awkwardly sexual screams may have caused you to vow to avoid movie theaters on November 20th (New Moon‘s release date), we would like our readers to know that not all Twi-hards are deafening.

There exists a quieter, much cuter, feline fanbase. They call themselves “Twi-Cats” and they’re blowing up YouTube with their little paws, purring over Jacob’s muscles and captivated by Edward’s confrontation with the Volturi. TheFABlife has compiled the most die-hard of Twi-Cats into one video for your viewing pleasure. Meeeeeeow!

[Starring, in no particular order: Chloe, Cleo, Finn, Rudy, Winston, Bronson Shaw Floofenheimer, John Pookie McClane, Sebastian, Abigail, Sadie and Stella]

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Bunny Brigade Bares (Almost) All

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Utilizing a tactic that PETA has perfected,¬†Australian designer Tali Jatali took her scantily clad Bunny Brigade to the streets of Sydney protesting the use of real fur in the fashion world. Might we add that it’s winter down under so those little rabbits were much more comfortable than the models. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Evan Rachel Wood Accessorizes With Pussycat

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Apparently Evan Rachel Wood is way too avant garde for Chihuahuas, Yorkies, and Maltese companions. She and her cat, Nicodemus, have been inseparable since December, when she told People, “He’s the only man in my life.”

While we’re not sure how Nicodemus feels about his “purse cat” status, he’s definitely a step up from the arms of Mickey Rourke and Marilyn Manson.

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Surfer Dogs Ride Waves For Charity

Sixty pooches ranging from Bernese Mountain Dog to Basset Hound braved the ocean surf for Loews Coronado Beach Resort Surf Dog Competition over the weekend in San Diego, CA. The not-so-serious competition was broken into rounds, ranging from small to large dog breeds. Grand prize went to Zoey, a Jack Russell Terrier owned by professional surfer Scott Chandler. The charitable canines raised over $15,000 for the Modest Needs Foundation. Good dog! [Source: Today Show]

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The Obamas Welcome ‘Bo’ To The First Family

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President Barack Obama has fulfilled the promise made during his acceptance speech to daughters Malia and Sasha. The family has made their much-anticipated decision for First Dog, landing on a Portuguese Water Dog, of the same lineage as the “Porties” of Senator Ted Kennedy. The initial hoopla that Obama cannot accept gifts has since dissolved as it’s been revealed that the pup was previously sold to a private owner and had been returned to a Texas kennel, so it is technically being “re-homed” to the Obama residence. The newly named “Bo” (rumored to be after Michelle‘s late father) will have a Presidential homecoming ceremony tomorrow, when he is presented to the Obamas by Senator Kennedy. [Source: TMZ]

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[Photos: The White House Blog]

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The Daily Twit: Easter Edition

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Remember when you were eight years old and saw those Cadbury bunny commercials? Then you begged your parents to get one and thankfully you were denied? Well, fast-forward 14 years and enter the Never Never Land world of Heidi and Spencer where we wouldn’t doubt they’re hoping the poor guy pictured above will fill their Easter baskets on Sunday morning. According to Twitter, they were terrorizing a pet shop earlier today, impulsively buying one of the festive furry friends. We hope they reconsidered, or that the bunny made a quick escape.

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Happy Hump Day: G-Rated Edition

tom_thumb_1It’s Wednesday, and that means you’ve made it halfway through the work week and halfway to the weekend. Congrats! May the warm fuzzies of Tom Thumb be with you through Friday. [Source: Daily Mail; Photo: Getty Images]

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Sad Old Man Builds Town For 500 Cats

We want to make fun of this guy, we really do. You know – tag him as a crazy cat man and call it a day. But we can’t because we’re totally smitten – in an animal-obsessed way – with his mission.

Craig Grant used $100,000 of his own money to start Caboodle Ranch, the unfortunately named cat shelter where he houses more than 500 felines. The ranch is spread out on 30 acres of remote Floridian woods, so the kitties can frolick as they please. It even comes with handcrafted houses, so the cats can watch Gossip Girl on HDTV while also sleeping, scratching, meowing, and vomiting hairballs in peace. Watch the clip above and try not to resist Craig and his critter love-nest.  [via Jezebel]