The Water Bowl: Yes, It's Still Possible to Find a Pet Sitter for the Holidays

12/21/2012 at 12:00 PM EST

How to Find a Last-Minute Pet Sitter for the Holidays
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Sure, there's no place like home for the holidays, but if your travels take you away from your furry friend, there's still time to make pet-sitting arrangements. Sites like and offer pet owners last-minute sitter options, whose backgrounds and references have been checked by the companies. –Today

Beware! The remains of an 84-million-year-old freshwater sea monster were discovered in Hungary, reports a new study. The creepy creature is a member of a family of ancient aquatic reptiles dubbed mosasaurs, which resemble a mix between a crocodile and a whale. –National Geographic

Researchers are currently working to understand the genetic cause behind exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in an effort to seek out better treatment options for dogs. The disorder occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes to digest food and absorb nutrients. –New York Times

Cheers? A Russian circus trainer says he saved two of his elephants from freezing to death by serving them vodka. The elephants consumed 10 liters of vodka diluted in warm water before they were transported to a warm gym at a community college. –Daily Mail

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