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DFO’s Critters: Tiny Dog

A female Dachshund mix named Beyonce is fed in El Dorado Hills, Calif March 10. The puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog. Animal rescuers in Northern California say that Beyonce was so small at birth that she could fit into a spoon. (AP Photo/El Dorado DOG Photography, Lisa Van Dyke)

DFO: Speaking of dogs, Digger & Spazz have named their new pup Huck, partially because Huckleberries Online is their favorite blog. How cool is that? And you thought I was the real Huckleberry Hound?

Question: How did you choose the name for your dog (or cat, if Cindy is out there blurking)?

DFO’s Critters: Hop-Along Hopper

A 4-day-old eastern lubber grasshopper hops a ride on the head of one of its older siblings at Brookfield Zoo’s Swamp exhibit in Brookfield, Ill. The species, which is native to the south-central portion of the United States, turns a brilliant green and orange when it reaches adulthood. These and other creepy-crawlies, along with larger-than-life animatronics, will be featured at Xtreme Bugs, a temporary summer-long exhibit opening at Brookfield Zoo on May 19 and running through Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)

Question: To creepy-crawlies give you the heebie-jeebies?

DFO’s Critters: Water Bed Cow

One of Richard and David Conrad's milk cows rests on a sawdust covered waterbed at their farm in Wellington, Ohio. The farmers installed waterbeds for their dairy herd which take pressure off their body when they lay down and cuts the volume of sawdust needed. (AP Photo/Chronicle-Telegram, Chuck Humel)

Question: Do you sleep on a water bed?

DFO’s Critters: Tire Subdues Bull

Skywalker, a rodeo bull, is shown with a giant tire that was stuck to his head for about 20 hours in Kula, Hawaii, Tuesday. The bull was unable to eat or drink with his head lodged in a truck tire dumped on the property. Ranch owner Paige De Ponte doesn’t know how the tire ended up on Skywalker’s head but she’s hoping his plight raises awareness about using the rural Kenaio area as a dumping ground. (AP Photo/Triple L Ranch, Zachery De Ponte)

DFO’s Critters: Frank & Louie

A cat with two faces, named Frank and Louie, one name for each face, is held by the cats owner, who identified herself only as Marty, at their home in Worcester, Mass. The animal is known as a Janus cat, named for the figure in Roman mythology with two faces on one head. The owner calls the face on the left Frank, while the face on the right is identified as Louie. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • DFO: You didn't think I could resist this one, didja?

Question: What do the cat lovers out there think of this one?

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