A woman quit her job to search for her border collie who escaped from a hotel room during a thunderstorm while on vacation in Kalispell, Montana. After 57 days of searching and posting hundreds of flyers around town, she finally found ‘Katie’ who was starving, but otherwise OK.
Sooam Biotech, a lab in Korea, makes genetically identical copies — clones — of dogs for pet owners. For $100,000, anyone who has a cell from any dog can get a clone. The lab says it has cloned hundreds of dogs so far. Many are for grieving pet owners, and some are cloned for other agencies.
The Breidings Home in KY was set on fire due to a kitchen accident, the whole family escaped but to their surprise the infant daughter was missing. As they panicked they were relieved to see their dog pulling the infant out to safety by her diapers.
Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice had a pet snake named Emily Spinach. She liked to carry it around the White House in her purse and take it out at unexpected moments.
George Clooney purchased a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig named Max as a gift for then girlfriend, actress Kelly Preston. When their relationship ended, Clooney kept the pig for an additional 18 years until Max died in 2006. He has jokingly referred to Max as the longest relationship he had ever had.
In 2019, a British woman married her dog. She explained that after four failed engagements, 220 dates, and a range of unsatisfactory experiences in the search for love, she had given up on the male of her species – whereas with her dog, she felt that he had saved her and she had saved him.
Millennials are more likely to purchase a home in order to have space for their dog than to have more space for children.
A cat in New Zealand tricked two different women into owning him. Neither knew they had the same cat until after he went to the vet for stitches. The cat got to keep both names as well as both owners through a shared custody agreement.
Jake Perry has owned both of the oldest cats to ever live. He fed them dry food, broccoli, eggs, turkey bacon, coffee with cream and an eyedropper of red wine, played them nature documentaries, built steps on his walls, and an enclosure in his backyard.
In 1997 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a pot-bellied pig named Lulu saved her owner, having a heart attack. Lulu heard the owner’s cries of pain then forced her way out of the yard and played dead on the road. Lulu successfully stopped a car and guided help to the owner, she survived.