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Puppy Tries to Recreate Cancelled Road Trip
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Tallulah is a dog who loves to go for drives. Her favorite time of year is late summer, when she and her family take annual road trips around the midwest.
However, the family’s car has been in the shop for the entire summer, forcing a cancellation of this year’s vacation.
“We’re all disappointed that the car broke down,” family matriarch Margie Nitsa said via email. “Tallulah took it the hardest, though. She’s missing the call of the open road.”
Nitsa added that the puppy has been consoling herself by sitting in front of a fan, trying to recreate the feel of the wind in her fur.
“Sometimes I sit next to her and pretend to hold a steering wheel or flip through radio stations,” she said. “I think it’s helping her to cope with the disappointment.”
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Puppy Tries to Recreate Cancelled Road Trip

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Tallulah is a dog who loves to go for drives. Her favorite time of year is late summer, when she and her family take annual road trips around the midwest.

However, the family’s car has been in the shop for the entire summer, forcing a cancellation of this year’s vacation.

“We’re all disappointed that the car broke down,” family matriarch Margie Nitsa said via email. “Tallulah took it the hardest, though. She’s missing the call of the open road.”

Nitsa added that the puppy has been consoling herself by sitting in front of a fan, trying to recreate the feel of the wind in her fur.

“Sometimes I sit next to her and pretend to hold a steering wheel or flip through radio stations,” she said. “I think it’s helping her to cope with the disappointment.”

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Cat’s Singing Disturbs Housemates
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
It was a seemingly peaceful apartment. Then, Jerry discovered his love of showtunes.
"He started off with Phantom, then Rent," says Drew Farber, a friend of the cat. “His housemates were annoyed, but didn’t raise much of a fuss. Then he got into Les Mis.”
Soon, Jerry’s incessant renditions of “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More” became too much to bear. 
"His housemates confronted him about it," says Farber. "They reached an agreement after that - no Broadway during naptime. Since that pretty much covered any time of day, everybody was good. I still have no idea how he never heard of Cats.”
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Cat’s Singing Disturbs Housemates

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

It was a seemingly peaceful apartment. Then, Jerry discovered his love of showtunes.

"He started off with Phantom, then Rent," says Drew Farber, a friend of the cat. “His housemates were annoyed, but didn’t raise much of a fuss. Then he got into Les Mis.”

Soon, Jerry’s incessant renditions of “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More” became too much to bear. 

"His housemates confronted him about it," says Farber. "They reached an agreement after that - no Broadway during naptime. Since that pretty much covered any time of day, everybody was good. I still have no idea how he never heard of Cats.”

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Owl Second Guessing Move to Caribbean
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Recently retired owl Amber last month moved to the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. But what was intended to be a quiet retirement, living out her golden years in paradise, has turned into a nightmare.
"She’s become the center of attention everywhere she goes on the island. People just stare at her, sometimes even through binoculars," said close friend Alex Marinelli. "It’s rude. It’s like they’ve never seen an owl before."
According to owl expert Dr. Nathan Twony of Ball State University, that very well could be the case.
"Long eared owls don’t usually get down that far south," he said. "Seeing a bird like Amber in St. Croix would understandably cause quite a stir. I’m sure the local ornithological community is pretty excited."
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Owl Second Guessing Move to Caribbean

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Recently retired owl Amber last month moved to the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. But what was intended to be a quiet retirement, living out her golden years in paradise, has turned into a nightmare.

"She’s become the center of attention everywhere she goes on the island. People just stare at her, sometimes even through binoculars," said close friend Alex Marinelli. "It’s rude. It’s like they’ve never seen an owl before."

According to owl expert Dr. Nathan Twony of Ball State University, that very well could be the case.

"Long eared owls don’t usually get down that far south," he said. "Seeing a bird like Amber in St. Croix would understandably cause quite a stir. I’m sure the local ornithological community is pretty excited."

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Sleep Researchers Determine that Cat Naps Are the Most Restful
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Despite the recent hype about coffee naps, sleep researchers from the University of Wisconsin have found that the best way to snooze is a cat nap. The team found that their feline test subject, a cat named Wookie, was the best rested and most relaxed of all participants, easily besting their human, badger, marmoset, hummingbird and manatee subjects.
“Wookie’s sleeping habits have been of interest in the field for quite some time,” lead investigator Angela Fanness said. “We wanted to take the time to really delve deep into the duration and frequency of his cat naps, and see how they impact his well-being.” 
Fanness explained that the study confirmed long-held suspicions about the benefits of cat napping.
“We found a direct correlation between minutes spent cat napping and happiness,” she said. “Wookie spent the most time sleeping. The naps did have a slightly adverse impact on his weight, but that was the only negative response he had.” 
Results were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Scientific Sleep. 
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Sleep Researchers Determine that Cat Naps Are the Most Restful

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Despite the recent hype about coffee naps, sleep researchers from the University of Wisconsin have found that the best way to snooze is a cat nap. The team found that their feline test subject, a cat named Wookie, was the best rested and most relaxed of all participants, easily besting their human, badger, marmoset, hummingbird and manatee subjects.

“Wookie’s sleeping habits have been of interest in the field for quite some time,” lead investigator Angela Fanness said. “We wanted to take the time to really delve deep into the duration and frequency of his cat naps, and see how they impact his well-being.” 

Fanness explained that the study confirmed long-held suspicions about the benefits of cat napping.

“We found a direct correlation between minutes spent cat napping and happiness,” she said. “Wookie spent the most time sleeping. The naps did have a slightly adverse impact on his weight, but that was the only negative response he had.” 

Results were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Scientific Sleep

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