March 27, 2012 03:25 PM

These stories are worth a click:

It takes Izzy, a 6-year-old beagle in the employ of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, only seconds to sniff out food at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, where she has detected everything from duck tongues to pigs’ heads and feet. When she smells either fruit, meat, plant, seed or vegetable odors, she is trained to sit down. –AP

A YouTube user created a custom backpack for his corgi, Riley, with a camera attached to it so viewers can now see a hike along California’s Runyon Canyon from a dog’s perspective. –Discovery.com

The Supreme Court is deliberating whether evidence collected by drug-sniffing dogs will be considered credible in court. The decision comes as a result of a Florida case in which a drug-sniffing dog caused his officer to pull over the same man twice, once with drugs in his possession, and the second time, without. –Miami Herald

Research has shown that the death of a pet can affect an individual as badly as the death of a relative, though owners also often experience guilt and embarrassment at the notion of grieving an animal more than a human. –Washington Post

A British woman’s pet hamster got lost in her car on the way home from the pet store, so she had mechanics dismantle the Volkswagen Beetle. The hamster had eaten through some of the upholstery, but was alive, and “blinked back” at the mechanics when they found her. –Daily Mail

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