The Water Bowl: British Solders to Be Reunited with Iraq Dogs; Plus, $300 Getaways with Goats!

The Water Bowl: British Solders to Be Reunited with Iraq Dogs; Plus, $300 Getaways with Goats!

updated 08/28/2009 at 10:22 AM EDT

originally published 08/28/2009 10:30AM

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Sandbag, the stray that became a mascot for the British forces who recently left Iraq, will be transported to the U.K. with his puppy, Dirtbag. Troops were forced to leave the war zone without the dogs earlier this year and were worried for their future. Now, an animal rescue group in Baghdad is trying to get stray mascot cat, Hesco, sent to the U.K. as well.--Daily Mail

Farmers across the U.S. are offering vacationers the chance to immerse themselves in farm life by camping at their farm, milking goats and picking vegetables -- all for $300 a night!--New York Times

A British veterinarian who recently adopted a tortoiseshell cat named Eddie says the feline is a "genetic impossibility" because male cats should be unable to inherit multi-colors since they possess only one X chromosome.--New York Daily News

An animal sanctuary has opened on the Isle of Wight in the U.K. to help combat the problem of pet owls being dumped by their owners. These animals may have been originally adopted because of the popularity of the Harry Potter films.--PETA

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