August 25, 2011 04:00 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Queen Elizabeth may be famous for her corgis, but she also has many other dogs, including Labs and spaniels. According to a filmmaker who spent time with the royal family, the Queen can signal her dogs from 800 yards away. –Daily Mail

The mariachi band that serenaded a beluga whale at a Connecticut aquarium will be reunited with the 1,400-lb. creature for an event called Cocktails with the Whales. –WFSB Channel 3

Hurricane Irene is moving slowly but surely toward the Eastern seaboard, and pet owners should be prepared in the event of an evacuation. Pack a supply kit with food, water, medical records and other necessities. –International Business Times

Is the vitriol that animal lovers lob at Michael Vick reasonable? The football player and onetime owner of a dog fighting ring has supporters as vocal as his foes, but is the moral high ground so easy to find? –ESPN The Magazine

A woman who so appreciated the care her cats received at the University of California, Davis, veterinary hospital bequeathed $7.6 million to the school. Breakthrough treatments that come as a result of the bequest will bear the cat Du Bee’s name. –Sacramento Bee

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