The Water Bowl: Meet the World's Heaviest Pug! Plus, Missing Cat Reunited with Owner After Three Years

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Portly pug Jia Bao weighs in at a hefty 46.2 lbs., which his owners say makes him nine pounds heavier than the official Guinness world record holder. The pooch lives in a bathhouse in Changchun, China, where he has become a local tourist attraction. Owner Wang Ping, who bought the dog for his daughter when Jia Bao was a pup, says Jia Bao has been put on a diet but spends most of his time eating and sleeping.–

A Michigan cat who had been missing for three years was reunited with his owner last week thanks to a microchip. Terri Essex was on vacation when Harrison escaped in 2007. She frantically searched for her pet when she returned, and fretted that her front-declawed feline would be defenseless in the wild. The cat was discovered about 10 miles away in Spring Lake Township last month and returned thanks to a microchip that Essex had implanted when she adopted him.–Detroit Free Press

When 18-year-old Saudi equestrian Dalma Malhas won a bronze medal in show jumping at the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August, she made history – and found herself in the middle of controversy about what kinds of athletic activity are acceptable for Saudi girls and women. Physical exercise of any kind – including equestrian events –is forbidden in Saudi Arabia’s state-run schools for girls and sports for women are seen in some quarters as immodest, even immoral.–New York Times

A Massachusetts couple’s plans to honeymoon in Mexico were ruined after their dog ate the groom’s passport. Two days before Eric Mann and Brook Blew planned to leave for Cancun, the couple’s 2-year-old basset hound, Moses, chewed Mann’s passport. The newlyweds were able to pass through security checkpoints at Boston’s Logan Airport, but when they arrived in Cancun, they were sent home by immigration officials who called the passport’s condition “unacceptable.”–Fox News

Cat owners are more likely to cheat on their spouses, according to a new study by a website in the U.K. In a survey of 2,000 “unfaithful spouses,” the website discovered that the most common pet for cheaters to keep is a cat (45%), followed by a dog (29%), then horses and ponies (8%).–The Cat’s Meow

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