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Furry & Famous: 10 Animals That Captured Our Hearts and Headlines
In the age of the internet, animals are not just our personal companions; they can also become global superstars. From cats who play the piano to dogs who've appeared on talk shows, some pets have achieved levels of fame most humans can only dream of. Here are ten of the most heartwarming stories of pets that have enchanted the world with their unique charm.
While not an internet star, Hachiko's story is legendary. The loyal Akita dog waited at a Tokyo train station every day for nearly 10 years for his deceased owner to return, symbolizing loyalty and devotion.
2. Grumpy Cat
With a perpetually disgruntled face due to feline dwarfism, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) became an internet sensation. Her meme-worthy expression led to a book deal, TV appearances, and even her own lifetime movie!
3. Boo the Pomeranian
Dubbed the 'World's Cutest Dog,' Boo gathered millions of fans on Facebook with his teddy bear looks. His fame led to book deals and a line of stuffed animals.
4. Lil BUB
Born with numerous genetic mutations, this adorable cat became famous for her unique appearance, with a tongue always sticking out. She had her own TV show and helped raise awareness for special needs pets.
5. Hedwig from Harry Potter
Although a fictional owl, Hedwig captured the hearts of millions. The snowy owl that played Hedwig, however, did become famous, with fans flocking to see her at bird shows.
6. Chris P. Bacon
A pig born without the use of his back legs, Chris became famous when his owner posted videos of him using a custom-made wheelchair. His story has inspired many, leading to book deals and appearances on talk shows.
7. Koko the Gorilla
Famous for her ability to communicate using sign language, Koko was a testament to the emotional depth and intelligence of animals. Her friendships with kittens further endeared her to the world.
8. Maru the Cat
This Scottish Fold cat from Japan loves boxes. His YouTube videos, which show him diving into all sizes of boxes, have garnered hundreds of millions of views.
9. Larry the Downing Street Cat
As the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office of the UK, Larry's antics and turf wars with other political pets have been covered by the global media. Despite the political changes at 10 Downing Street, Larry remains a constant.
10. Buddy Mercury
Named after Freddie Mercury, this beagle-basset hound mix became a viral sensation for 'singing' and 'playing' the piano. He's since raised thousands for animal shelters through his performances.
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