Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Showbiz Animals

1. "Pig to appear in opera"
"A German pot-bellied pig called Berta has passed an audition to star in an

2. "Saving his bacon"
"A dancing pig named Don Rash has gone missing just days before he was due to
 record a television advertisement"

3. "Dogs take to the catwalk in Tokyo fashion show"
"Poodles, dachshunds and Chihuahuas have strutted down the catwalk at a fashion
 show organised by a Tokyo department store"

4. "Beauty contest for camels"
"The beauty competition in the Inner Mongolia region attracted nearly 100
 dressed-up camels 'as well as more than 2,000 fans'"

5. "Beauty contest for goats"
"Dozens of farmers from across the country entered their prize goats in the
 event at the village of St. Vincenat in western Croatia"

6. "Dinky the singing dingo is a howling success"
"In central Australia, a singing, piano playing dingo is set to stump trivia
 lovers around the world"

7. "Dog breath bragging rights"
"On the one hand, a Greater Cincinnati resident is about to compete for a
 national award. On the other hand, he's competing for the title of Worst Dog
 Breath in America"

8. "Show judges dog with a face for politics"
"A dog show in the southern highlands of New South Wales is attracting
 interest over it's 'politics' category"

9. "Dog soccer drawing card for canine expo"
"Dog breeders are hoping to draw bigger crowds to their annual international
 fair in Germany next month with canine football matches"

10. "Olympian rats challenge for Xtreme honour"
"Twenty-one white rats have competed in the 19th annual Xtreme Rat Challenge"

11. "Taking life at a snail's pace in Spain"
"Residents in the central northern Spanish village of Tricio were taking life
 at a snail's pace on Saturday local time, by organising a race involving 37
 of the ponderous and slimy creatures"

(a John West post)