Quick Hits: Recalled Food, Kids Ask Obama About First Puppy

updated 12/17/2008 AT 11:52 AM ET

originally published 12/17/2008 AT 10:30 AM ET

These stories are worth a click:

* Cats are still dying from the long-term effects of the pet food recalled in the spring of 2007 because it contained melamine. – Pet Connection

* School kids quizzed President-elect Barack Obama about the first puppy on Tuesday. – The Associated Press

* Less than 100,000 koalas live in the wild and they may become extinct. – Discovery News

* Recent decisions on endangered species were politically biased and may have put endangered species at risk, an Interior Inspector General report finds. – The Associated Press

* K9 Magazine dishes on the breakdown of talks between BBC and Crufts. – K9