These pet stories are worth a click.

By People Staff
Updated January 20, 2009 08:11 PM

These stories are worth a click:

* The best seats at the inauguration, at least for your health, are the ones on horse’s backs, a new study says. –Discovery

* Mike, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, is one of four military dogs are working the inauguration, protecting the president as part of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, or “The Old Guard.” –ArkAnimals

* A sarcastic parrot has learned to imitate his owners voice and words–a skill he uses to command around the other household pets and drive them nuts. –National Post

* Long-time pets surrendered at shelters are the victims of the recession LA Times

* The Safe Haven Equine Rescue in Texas is running out of food and places to keep all the surrendered horses they’re getting. –Marshall News Messenger