These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
Updated September 18, 2009 03:09 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Sad news for the incoming prime minister of Japan: within hours of Yukio Hatoyama’s appointment, his male golden retriever Alfie passed away. The dog, who had been sick for several days, died about one hour after parliament voted Hatoyama in on Friday.–Associated Press

New cats on display at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are getting attention for being skilled fishermen. The three cats, who were born at the zoo in June, lunge into water and catch fish.–

Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Florida cured colorblindness in two squirrel monkeys. They hope their findings will help lead to a cure for debilitating vision disorders in humans.–Orlando Sentinel

This year, one of Ithaca, N.Y.’s dog parks became a dog waste composting park. Dog owners place poop bags made from corn into bins at the park entrance and it’s trucked away to a composting facility once a week.–New York Times