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An Albuquerque, N.M., woman put her puppy in a Ziploc bag and held it up for the camera, in an attempt to show Facebook friends how small the dog is.

We know, we can't believe it either ... that someone would really do that, that she'd be stupid enough to post it online, or that this person has any friends.

Mary Snell, 44, and her son, Britton James Engel, 21, were both arrested in Bernalillo County last week once a tipster alerted police to the photo, CNN reports.

Engel allegedly took the photo of Snell holding up the the eight-week-old Chihuahua, named Baby, in the bag, which was just big enough to envelop it.

She later told reporters that she realized this stunt was wrong, but, well, she "couldn't get the little guy to hold still any other way," according to KRQE-TV.

Deputies said that the position of the poor puppy - face and nose pressed up against the sides of the bag - could have easily deprived it of oxygen.

Both Engel and Snell were charged with felony animal cruelty. Baby is doing fine and, thank goodness, now lives with another family member.

See the original pic after the jump:

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Jose Canseco got pulled over by the police for speeding this week.

Pretty regular circumstance, right? Not exactly worthy of a celebrity gossip post? Perhaps it will be now:

The former Major League Baseball star and admitted steroids user was transporting a pet goat in the backseat at the time.

Canseco had Tweeted early on Wednesday that he and girlfriend Leila Knight has purchased a few fainting goats, asking followers for name suggestions.

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It started with a shark cat on a Roomba.

Then, a regular, non-costumed dog took a ride on this household cleaning appliance.

And now the adorable phenomenon has taken off! It's spread from kitchen to kitchen, hardwood floor to hardwood floor around the nation. Animals simply won't stop riding Roombas, people!

And it's totally awesome. Watch a video compilation of these pets gliding around happily now:

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Jon Byler Dann survived the devastating tornado that struck Washington, Ill., by hunkering down in the basement with his four children, ages 8, 5, 2½ and 1½.

An important member of the family was still in harm's way, however.

Before the storm, as debris started to hit his house, Byler Dann says he had tried to coax the family dog, Maggie, into the safe room with the family.

The skittish animal refused to leave her kennel.

After the storm passed, Byler Dann emerged from the basement to find that his home of five years had been destroyed above him. Totally leveled.

Maggie was missing and presumed dead.

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Another photo of a dog sleeping has captured the heart of the World Wide Web.

A couple days after shots of a puppy cuddling with a nappy baby went viral, we're excited and moved to present the following image of Jeffrey and Jermaine.

The former is blind, the latter is his guide dog and the eight-month old canines were discovered on the streets of Philadelphia by an animal rescue organization called Operation Ava.

Blind Dog and His Brother

"The unconditional love and devotion these two dogs show is positively inspirational," reads a post from the Chester County SPCA, which shared this image on Facebook late last week.

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It doesn't get much more adorable than this.

In photos that have gone viral, Internet users this week met Theo the Dog and Beau the Baby.

The former was found by Jessica Shyba and her family at the SPCA and "instantly bonded" with her son, as Jessica wrote  her blog, Momma's Gone City.

Theo and Beau

Every time Jessica puts down 23-month old Beau, Theo "plops right on top of [him] and they sleep for a minimum of 2 hours together," Jessica wrote to The Huffington Post in an email.

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They are an especially cute breed of dog, and they have especially unique ways of having fun.

Some Corgis like to emulate the sound of an ambulance. Others like to cover Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe."

And still others have needs that are a lot more basic, such as a Corgi named Buddy who is featured in the following video. Watch him slide down a twisty slide over and over and over and just try not to have a smile plastered on your face as you do:

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Rescue dog Rupee has become the first pooch to scale Mt. Everest.

And he was adorable while doing it, too. 

The pup, formerly homeless, was rescued and nursed back to health by avid pet-rescuer Joanne Lefson, who hiked to the top of the summit alongside her four-legged friend.

While Rupee did have his own sherpa, doctors felt confident the canine would not be in danger of altitude sickness because he was a native of the Himalayas. 

Watch his amazing ascent now!

The hike took 13 days, with most of those being the duo's trip to the top of Mt. Everest. They stopped along the way so that Lefson could acclimate and so that the dog could rest. 

Lefson and Rupee have returned to her home in South Africa where they are planning their next adventure. Hear what Lefson had to say about her extraordinary animal after the jump.

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This story is both irritating and heartwarming.

On Wednesday night, a blind man named Albert Rizzi boarded a U.S. Airways Express flight from Philadelphia to Long Island.

But the flight was grounded for nearly two hours and Rizzi's guide dog became restless while stuck on the runway.

"We were on the ground for over an hour and 45 minutes waiting to take off and the dog became a little disgruntled, agitated because of the vibrations of the plane and inched out from under the seat and was under my legs," Rizzi told 1010 WINS.

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We are fewer than two weeks away from the release of Catching Fire.

How are you preparing for this opening? By re-watching the original? By viewing the Catching Fire trailer 27 times per day? By entering into a competition with your friends in which only one person comes out alive?

We really don't recommend the latter.

But we do recommend the following: it's a video of cats recreating The Hunger Games by using cardboard. What else do you need to know?!?

Forget Katniss for a moment, people, and focus below on CAT-niss:

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