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STUDY: Baby Goats Add Cuteness, Resale Value to Property
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
According to a study published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, the addition of baby goats can dramatically affect the value of a home at selling time.
"Most people think adding a deck or repainting can boost home equity," says real estate expert Mark Kramer. "This mindset is outmoded though - if you add just one baby goat, the resale value of your home will skyrocket. I personally had no idea."
Citing a strong seller’s market and a large number of baby goats, Kramer says 2014 is the best year ever to cut your losses and turn a profit.
"Look, buyers are a lot less savvy then we give them credit for," says Kramer. "They drive a hard bargain but throw in some cute baby goats and they’ll empty their wallets. It’s simple economics, really."
The study also suggested the use of koalas at the closing table for maximum leverage. 
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STUDY: Baby Goats Add Cuteness, Resale Value to Property

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

According to a study published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, the addition of baby goats can dramatically affect the value of a home at selling time.

"Most people think adding a deck or repainting can boost home equity," says real estate expert Mark Kramer. "This mindset is outmoded though - if you add just one baby goat, the resale value of your home will skyrocket. I personally had no idea."

Citing a strong seller’s market and a large number of baby goats, Kramer says 2014 is the best year ever to cut your losses and turn a profit.

"Look, buyers are a lot less savvy then we give them credit for," says Kramer. "They drive a hard bargain but throw in some cute baby goats and they’ll empty their wallets. It’s simple economics, really."

The study also suggested the use of koalas at the closing table for maximum leverage. 

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Adopted Hedgehog Happy with Home Life
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Sara Cherry, a resident of Chicago, told The Fluffington Post that her baby hedgehog has grown just enough to fit perfectly into her hand. She is a lifelong fan of the spiny animals, and brought the new pet into her home at the start of the summer after years of coveting one. 
“He’s so cute!” Cherry said. “I just want to hold him and pet him all day!” 
The hedgehog in question, Walter, seemed perfectly content with that arrangement. 
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Adopted Hedgehog Happy with Home Life

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Sara Cherry, a resident of Chicago, told The Fluffington Post that her baby hedgehog has grown just enough to fit perfectly into her hand. She is a lifelong fan of the spiny animals, and brought the new pet into her home at the start of the summer after years of coveting one. 

“He’s so cute!” Cherry said. “I just want to hold him and pet him all day!” 

The hedgehog in question, Walter, seemed perfectly content with that arrangement. 

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Hedgehog Completes Alpaca Immersion Training
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Hungry for self-discovery, Beanie the hedgehog knew he needed a change of scenery. The lush Andes mountains seemed like just the ticket. 
"It was the alpacas that drew him," says Craig Mills, a friend and collaborator on Beanie’s upcoming memoir, Five Months in Alpaca. “They seemed like such a gentle species. He wished to know them better.”
That meant living amongst the quiet creatures - absorbing their culture, their habits, their language - basically becoming an alpaca.
"They accepted him as one of their own," says Mills. "They didn’t see a hedgehog - they saw another alpaca. A slightly smaller one - but an alpaca still."
Invigorated by his experience, Beanie returned to his hutch and quickly began planning his next adventure.
"He’s going to live with dolphins next." says Mills. "It’ll be challenging from a practical standpoint, but that’s never stopped him before. He’s just a different kind of hedgehog."
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Hedgehog Completes Alpaca Immersion Training

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Hungry for self-discovery, Beanie the hedgehog knew he needed a change of scenery. The lush Andes mountains seemed like just the ticket. 

"It was the alpacas that drew him," says Craig Mills, a friend and collaborator on Beanie’s upcoming memoir, Five Months in Alpaca. “They seemed like such a gentle species. He wished to know them better.”

That meant living amongst the quiet creatures - absorbing their culture, their habits, their language - basically becoming an alpaca.

"They accepted him as one of their own," says Mills. "They didn’t see a hedgehog - they saw another alpaca. A slightly smaller one - but an alpaca still."

Invigorated by his experience, Beanie returned to his hutch and quickly began planning his next adventure.

"He’s going to live with dolphins next." says Mills. "It’ll be challenging from a practical standpoint, but that’s never stopped him before. He’s just a different kind of hedgehog."

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REPORT: All-Fox Dodge Ball Team Advances to Quarter-FinalsA team of foxes has broken through to the quarter-final round of theWorld Dodge Ball Championships, according to ESPN."Sure, we’ve seen a fox or two on a promising team in years past,"Andrea Weaver, PR for the WDBC told the sports network. “But a teammade entirely of foxes? It’s unheard of. This is a big moment insports history.”On Tuesday, the Norwegian team will face off against rivals fromChina, a group of ballers who made it to the Final Four in 2009.Via nyil.Love animals as much as we do? Check out explore.org's network of livepuppy and kitten cameras.

REPORT: All-Fox Dodge Ball Team Advances to Quarter-Finals

A team of foxes has broken through to the quarter-final round of the
World Dodge Ball Championships, according to ESPN.

"Sure, we’ve seen a fox or two on a promising team in years past,"
Andrea Weaver, PR for the WDBC told the sports network. “But a team
made entirely of foxes? It’s unheard of. This is a big moment in
sports history.”

On Tuesday, the Norwegian team will face off against rivals from
China, a group of ballers who made it to the Final Four in 2009.

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