March 15, 2011 03:01 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Tashirojima, also known as Cat Island, has been affected by the earthquakes and tsunami devastating Japan, but most of its residents are safe. The people and cats are alive, but short of food. –Love Meow

An Israeli model, while appearing on Spanish television, was holding a snake when the reptile bit down on her breast. The silicone enhancement ended up poisoning the creature, who died. –The Sun

Is your pet not a pet, but a companion animal, child, or friend? Or is your dog your protector? Human views of pets are complicated, but have been broadly split into three categories: dominionist, humanist and protectionist. Which one are you? –New York Times

Ernest Hemingway, cat hoarder? At one point, the author had 57 cats at his home in Cuba. His Key West house still houses 50 cats, but these have a six digits on their paws instead of five. –New York Times

Dog owners are more active and get more exercise than people who don’t have dogs, according to recent studies. Dog walking wasn’t the only exercise they got –they took part in other physical activity as well. –

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