The Water Bowl: Why Is Tard the Internet Cat So Grumpy?
10/01/2012 AT 11:30 AM EDT
Meet Tardar Sauce (a.k.a. "Tard"), who has quickly become a familiar, albeit frowning, face around the web. Why so serious? "Tardar is not as coordinated as a normal cat, so she is likely a little angry about that," explains her owner. –Fox News
The 116-year-old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery is officially the first animal burial ground to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. The White Plains, N.Y., cemetery's selection "is a fitting way to recognize the longstanding and significant role pets have played in our national history and culture," said the interim keeper of the National Register. –AP
Cow's best friend? As documented by a Reddit user in a series of photos, a decidedly loyal dog stayed by the side of a freezing calf he helped rescue. The calf has since recovered and returned to life among its own species. –Huffington Post
About three months after she was arrested and charged, the director of Virginia's Reston Zoo was found guilty Friday of animal cruelty for drowning an injured wallaby. The 26-year-old told authorities she euthanized the wallaby, which was debunked when a doctor examined the animal's body, according to court documents; she was fined more than $1,000 and sentenced to 30 days in jail. – AP
Nice try: Researchers from South Africa couldn't outsmart the octopi they were trying to record underwater with a baited camera. The sea creatures were able to open the canisters (and chow down on their contents) – and some of the film subjects even took some of the equipment to-go. –Discovery News