The Water Bowl: Girls Star Lena Dunham Rescues a Dog

01/11/2013 at 11:45 AM EST

Girls Star Lena Dunham Adopts Dog
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Girls star and creator Lena Dunham marked the show's second-season premiere by rescuing a dog from New York-based animal shelter BARC. "He's just 12 pounds of weirdness,” she said. "His name's Lamby. He comes up to just below my knee, and I have a feeling we're going to have a great life together." –Vanity Fair

A case involving one family's accidentally euthanized dog will be ruled upon by Texas's Supreme Court, who will decide whether a dog possesses sentimental value. Jeremy and Kathryn Medlen went to reclaim their missing dog from an animal shelter when they learned he had been mistakenly put down, and sued the worker for damages. The Supreme Court will decide whether a dog's companionship merits compensation. –ABC News

She ain't 'lion': Tracy Westwood's cat, Merlin, has a 100-decibel purr, as loud as a lion, a tractor, a pneumatic drill, a classroom full of children and a car horn from 25-feet away. "I guess I'm used to it now," said Westwood, though her dog's deafness could be attributed to the extreme level of Merlin's purr, which is no higher than 25 decibels in most domestic cats. –The Telegraph



Ruh-roh! Welsh rugby star Jason Tovey was forced to pull out of an important match when his puppy ate his passport just prior to his flight. "Buster is always chewing things but usually it's my sock and shoes," he said. "As soon as I saw the passport I thought I'd never get through airport security with it." –BBC News

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