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Matilda’s no ordinary tabby cat. Rescued as a kitten with a clean bill of health, her family quickly discovered that she was unlike other cats in a big way… Matilda’s eyes contained tiny galaxies. While the stars in her eyes were initially harmless, things began to change for the little cat.

We all know America has had some wild leaders in the past (and present) but what about their pets? The most common animal to grace the White House is a dog, and the long standing tradition of having man’s best friend lay down at the wise leader’s’ feet is rarely deviated from. We’d like to suggest some canine options to Donald Trump, since he’s the first prez with no pup.

We all know cats can be grumpy little furballs. We also know they usually hate water. This one ginger cat channelled his grumpiness into pure determination to survive and faced a swim in the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey.

Do you hate sharing your food unless it’s with your absolute best friend? You might have more in common with this rescue pig than you think. Wilbur is wildly possessive of his snacks.

Move over Ninja Turtles, Hero Rats are here to save the world one landmine at a time. APOPO is a non-governmental organisation committed to making the world a better place. They train African giant pouched rats (affectionately called Hero Rats) to detect landmines and tuberculosis; their mission is “to develop detection rats technology to provide solutions for global problems and inspire social change.” So, basically they’re a superhero squad with giant rats.

We all know that seagulls are basically the cowboys of the sky. They rob, they pillage, they dive-bomb unsuspecting chip-eating tourists. Even going so far as attempted murder.

Now in its 12th year, the World Dog Surfing Championship still holds the title for cutest extreme sports championship. Over a thousand dog and surf lovers came to watch dozens of dogs compete. Taking place in a different surf spot each year, Starting in San Diego and in Pacifica, California this year.

With Hurricane Harvey still devastating Texas, it’s nice to hear stories the stories of heroes and survivors of this terrible tropical storm. One such story is of a Houston cab driver and his new feathered BFF, now nicknamed Harvey the Hawk. The cabbie William Bruso was grabbing supplies when the hurricane was rolling in last Friday and when he returned he found a new passenger waiting for a ride.

Hurricane Harvey has wrecked havoc on Texas, but one resourceful pup managed to make the tropical storm work in his favour. Otis, a mixed breed dog, disappeared from his owner Salvador Segovia’s home during the tropical storm and didn’t return empty-pawed. Local resident Tiele Dockens snapped this photo of Otis, casually walking down a street in his hometown Sinton, Texas following the initial blows of Hurricane Harvey.

Have you ever been as excited as this dog is for school? There’s a doggy daycare in Oregon called Doggie School Bus and this pup cannot wait to get there. The video shows a Bernese Mountain Dog named Rudy racing to get on the school bus.