The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2009From dyed donkeys to cat-sized rats, we revisit the 10 craziest stories of the year

PUPPY SURVIVES TOILET FLUSH

A 1-week-old cocker spaniel had a brush – er, flush – with death, when his 4-year-old owner flushed him down the toilet in an attempt to bathe him. Plumbing specialists located the pup some 20 yards away and were able to rescue him.