The Water Bowl: Ann Romney Says Seamus Loved That Infamous Car Ride

04/17/2012 at 11:30 AM EDT

Mitt Romney, Ann Romney Defend Strapping Dog Seamus to Car
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In an interview with ABC News, Mitt Romney said he wouldn't strap his Irish setter, Seamus, to the roof of his car ever again due to the public's negative reaction. In the family's defense, Romney's wife Ann said the dog enjoyed riding above the vehicle. "He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation," she said. "It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel." –Huffington Post

A British goldfish named George has developed a peculiar facial marking – a Hitler-like mustache. The new pigment is the result of the fish's body fighting off an infection, and may be permanent. –Metro UK

Illinois resident Anthony Hensley drowned in a pond after he was attacked by a swan. Hensley was riding in a kayak when a swan swam at him, forcing him to fall out of the boat. Hensley was discovered underwater, and the cause of death was determined to be drowning. –Chicago Sun-Times



A 7-year-old fairy penguin named Dirk has been returned to an Australian Sea World park after being stolen by three men who poached the bird during a dip in the dolphin enclosure. The penguin was recovered after suspects told police he had been dumped at a nearby body of water, where witnesses say Dirk was seen being chased by a shark and a dog. –CBS News

The Pentagon is testing canine therapy as a form of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans. "Oxytocin replaces fight-flight with a brain and body chemistry of calm-connect," said Meg Olmert, director of research at the veterans's therapy center Warrior Canine Connection. "Dogs also release this same brain chemistry in humans." –The Atlantic

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