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Even pets need to work now and then. These dogs and cats get down and dirty to make ends meet.

Two men in San Diego were charged over a million dollars for their black market sea cucumber smuggling ring. David Mayorquin and his father, Ramon Torres Mayorquin, were named in a 26-count federal indictment filed last year. From 2010 to 2012, they smuggled $17 million worth of sea cucumbers from Mexico to Asia.

The Western world has seen recreational marijuana slowly march towards legalization. Cannabis has more and more become a part of peoples medical repertoire. Since pet owners always want the best for their furbaby, it’s no surprise they’ve started medicating Fluffy with cannabis products, too.

Chicken diapers are a thing. And, chicken enthusiasts love them. Julie Baker, the owner of Pampered Poultry, was just as surprised as you when she discovered the high demand for her custom-made chicken diapers.

Boston Dynamics, the famous robot manufacturer formerly owned by Google, is finally starting to sell robots to the public. And they’re starting with the robot doggo the SpotMini! The SpotMini made headlines earlier this year when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos adopted one.

Office dogs have always been part of Amazon’s work culture. It started with a married couple that were original Amazon employees, who would bring in their Welsh corgi named Rufus. He was loved by the staff and felt Rufus improved their time in the office.

World, meet Beaux Tox: the yellow lab with a heart of gold and some pretty unconventional good looks. Beaux Tox has a facial ‘deformity’ which only makes him cuter. He has six brothers and sisters; during their shared time in the womb, things got a little crowded.

Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson’s newest film, is a stop-motion animation about, you guessed it, an isle of dogs. Ireland had it’s first dog-friendly screening at a cinema in Dublin. The cinema sold pup-friendly seats equipped with water and a blanket for our furry friends and screened Isle of Dogs.

A fishmonger cat named Dog (yes, you read that right) is blowing up the world of pet fashion. Chó is a cat owned by a fishmonger, whose name literally means ‘dog’ in Vietnamese. Chó’s owner, Lê Quốc Phong, chose his name based on the cat’s personality.

It turns out the peacock who was banned from a United Airlines flight to LA has a fire IG account. The flashy bird who was kicked off of a United Airlines flight is actually something of a celebrity. The peacock, whose name is Dexter, lives in Bushwick with his artist mother, Ventiko. @kumathedestructor took this great shot of me at #newarkairport today.

When a rapper sue’s a dog walker, is it a dawg-fight or a dog-fight? Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA (aka Robert Diggs) is taking legal action against a Brooklyn dog walking company called ‘Woof-Tang Clan’. The dog walking company infringed on the hip-hop group’s name and logo.