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Guests at the surprise wedding of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan wedding first saw the bride in her beautiful white gown, accompanied by the couple's dog, Beast.

The 1-year-old Puli, an Internet celebrity in his own right (he has 570,000 Facebook fans), wore his shaggy Hungarian sheepdog hair pinned up over his eyes.

Check out the photo of Beast and Chan in her wedding dress:

Priscilla Chan Wedding Dress

Beast first joined Chan and Zuckerberg in their Palo Alto, Calif., house last year, a month after he was born. He has since pooped on Zuckerberg's rug, visited the Facebook offices, and met the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, among other milestones.

Most of all, he has become an important and meaningful member of the family.

Both Zuckerberg and Chan, known as Dad and Mom on Beast's page, feature their beloved dog in the cover photos of their personal Facebook pages.

Walking mom down the aisle to marry dad? Doesn't get better than that.

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Meow, the 39-pound cat whose extreme obesity made headlines in the last two years, has died, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society confirms.

He succumbed to respiratory problems. Meow was two.

His shockingly heavyset frame made for good TV, and Meow had made appearances on Today and Anderson 360 during his brief time in the spotlight.

Sadly, he was taken to feline heaven much too soon.

Meow the Cat

"I am devastated to share that the respiratory distress Meow was experiencing last week took his life," wrote the Humane Society's director, Mary Martin, on Facebook.

"Although four different veterinarians worked with Meow, we were unable to stop the progression of what turned out to be pulmonary failure."

Meow was relinquished by his 87-year-old owner in Roswell, N.M., in April.

He had been gradually losing weight while living with a foster volunteer, and was learning to become more mobile.

"Meow was one of those wonderful cats whose personality was as big as his body," Martin says. "We are completely heartbroken." R.I.P. Meow.

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Must be Friday. Chris Brown is stirring up controversy once again, but no pop singers or plate glass windows were bashed beyond recognition this time.

This time, he's not in trouble with the law though. It's just his apparent side business breeding dogs and selling them for profit that has people riled up.

The R&B superstar is drawing heat from animal-rights activists, obviously, who want him instead to promote adoptions of animals from shelters.

Chris Brown, Dog

On Monday, Brown's manager-mother, Joyce Hawkins, posted a link on her Twitter to CB Breeds, a website featuring this cute photo of her son and a pup.

CB Breeds is offering seven fully vaccinated American pit bull terrier pups for $1,000 a piece. Needless to say, the alleged puppy mill drew howls of protest.

While CB is a perfectly legitimate enterprise, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was quick to issue a statement condemning him:

"This is a moneymaking scheme, and Brown will count the suckers who fall for it as he counts the money on the way to the bank," PETA said.

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A video of a frog sitting on a bench as a human would has become all the rage online. It sort of speaks for itself. Is he waiting for a bus? Taking a lunch break? Contemplating his place in the universe? It's all very much unclear.

According to reports, the clip was shot serendipitously and wasn't staged. Moments after the video ended, the un-coerced critter jumped off the bench and hopped away into the water, where it hopefully found whatever it sought in life.

Enjoy the 43 seconds of weird awesomeness below:

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Kiefer Sutherland and his dog make quite the musical tandem.

The Touch star posted a video of his talented pooch on Twitter last weekend, showing off his four-legged friend's talent. These guys should go on tour.

With Sutherland on lead guitar and backing vocals and his BFF singing lead, the dog belts out a few howls while looking into his owner's eyes ... so good.

"Even the dog can sing better than me," he wrote.

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A mama bear and three cubs interrupted a live newscast in Scranton, Pa., Monday, just as meteorologist Kurt Aaron went to deliver his forecast outside the studio.

Tonight ... partly cloudy with a 100 percent chance of cute/scary!

"I walked out there, and I turn around and I hear the sound ... and the bear's literally 10 feet away from me!" Aaron explained, once he got back in the studio.

"And I ran like I stole something, I'm not gonna lie! That was a big bear," he said of the cubs' protective mother. "And she didn't look very happy with me."

The crew stayed inside the studio, watching from the window. Eventually, a high-pitched alarm sounded, causing the bears to scurry away harmlessly.

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Mitt Romney's campaign is fighting back in the War on Dogs, excerpting a passage from President Obama's memoir in which he admits eating one as a kid.

The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher wrote a blog post with an excerpt from Dreams From My Father in which Obama writes of eating dog as a boy in Indonesia.

"With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)," writes Obama.

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Treacher brought out the excerpt as a way of responding to a very odd, old story that has haunted Romney since the Boston Globe first reported it in 2007.

The story goes like this: In 1983, Romney strapped the family dog's crate to the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive from Massachusetts to Canada.

On the trip, the dog, an Irish Setter named Seamus, suffered the "runs," as Ann Romney put it this week. Her husband coolly pulled over to hose off the dog and the car, then kept driving, with the dog back in the crate on the roof.

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Michelle Obama posed for a photo this week with her dog, Bo.

Not particularly newsworthy, we realize ... but CUTE worthy!

"He is my son," the First Lady told David Letterman earlier this week about the adorable Portuguese Water Dog's role in her life. "I have two girls – and a boy."

Michelle Obama and Bo Photo

Michelle Obama has always said that she considers herself the Mom-in-Chief, and in true mom form, she had nothing but praise for her furry "kid."

"Bo is wonderful. He is the smartest dog on the planet."

When Dave expressed doubts about Portuguese water dogs and their allegedly perfect behavior, the First Lady assured him that Bo has nothing but positive qualities.

"He's a very sweet dog. I'm not being biased. He's very well-mannered, he's very even-tempered ... He has a very busy schedule, appearances."

"I'm thinking about getting him an agent."

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Sad animal news today. Yoda, a Chinese crested-Chihuahua mix and the reigning winner of the World's Ugliest Dog crown, has passed away. She was 15.

Yoda earned the prestigious award in June 2011 at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in California. For her dogged (BOO!) pursuit of the honor, Yoda won $1,000!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or something ...

World's Ugliest Dog

R.I.P. YODA: A dog so ugly, it's downright adorable!

In an email to the Hanford Sentinel, Yoda's owner Terry Schumacher writes, "Say a prayer today 4 my YODA... She passed away last night in her sleep."

"I will miss her funny little ways! But comforted knowing she will be joining my Mom and Dad, who loved her so much! Her memories will live on forever!!!"

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Chris Brown’s girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, has taken to the Twitterverse to send out a nice, subtle message that the R&B singer belongs to her. TO HER!

Also belonging to her? Some cute puppies!

“Basquiat & Bruno

Chris Brown, Dogs

It's easy to interpret this as a statement that it's a Karrueche Tran, not Rihanna, who's up close and personal with him, taking photos with dogs and the like.

Karrueche’s tweet came after a series of alarming tweets earlier in the week in which that Tran reportedly received death threats from some Rihanna fans.

“Sitting in the house cuz I’m too scared to go out,” she tweeted about those threats. “Sometimes you just got to make the best out of a negative situation.”

By riling them up even more by posting pics of Chris with her dogs?

In any event, there's nothing really to this story, just conjecture ... read into the picture above - and Chris Brown and Rihanna's remixes - however you like.

And Rihanna Tweeting another rice cake pic in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...

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