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                          April 15, 2002

             The Top 9 Greatest Moments in Pet History

  9> 1937: Hitler's cat occupies the French sofa.

  8> 7,562 BC: Oog invents the wheel to keep his saber-tooth gerbil

  7> 403 BC: Ate-a-puss Rex chews off his own tail after finding out
     he slept with a cat.

  6> 1796: Catherine the Great's horse winks at her, setting in
     motion a lethal chain of events.

  5> 1803: Lewis convinces Clark to help him look for his cat.

  4> 1934: Cole Porter takes careful notice of the activities in his
     hive and aviary.

  3> 1812: Not wishing to disturb the cat sleeping on the "Vacation
     in Maui" plans, Napoleon grabs the "Invade Russia" plans

  2> 1896: Henry Ford's horse dies.

        and the Number 1 Greatest Moment in Pet History...

  1> 1926: Pooky Schrödinger is so successful at hiding that Erwin
     isn't sure he has a cat at all.

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Selected from 26 submissions from 11 contributors.
Today's Top5 Pets List authors are:
Dawson E. Rambo, Santa Rosa, CA   -- 1, 6 (5th #1)
Dave Ferry, Leesburg, VA          -- 2
James Knowles, Bellingham, WA     -- 3, 4, 8 (Purr-fecta!)
Adam Chunn, Houston, TX           -- 5
Seth Brown, Williamstown, MA      -- 7 (Rookie!)
Wade Kwon, Birmingham, AL         -- 9
James Knowles, Bellingham, WA     -- Topic
Melanie Stephens, Manassas, VA    -- Runner Up list name
Mary Ann McDonald, Sacramento, CA -- Banner Tag
Sandra Hull, Arlington, VA        -- List Vet

                  Greatest Moments in Pet History
                RUNNERS UP list  --  Don't Know Much

9,834 BC: Grog watches his cat clean her private areas, which
rapidly leads to the discovery of oral sex.
           (Dawson E. Rambo, Santa Rosa, CA)

218 BC: All of Hannibal's horses stampede off the day before he is
to cross the Alps.
           (Dave Ferry, Leesburg, VA)

1685: Fluffy Newton climbs tree, knocks loose apple which lands on
Sir Isaac's head.
           (Virgil Steigerwald, Cleveland, OH)

1863: Lincoln's dog eats his speech, forcing him to hastily re-write
it on the back of an envelope on the train to Gettysburg.
           (Melanie Stephens, Manassas, VA)

1876: Poochie Bell has an "accident" in the lab causing Alexander to
exclaim, "Mr. Watson, come here, I need you."
           (Dave Ferry, Leesburg, VA)

1912: Captain Smith kennels his iceberg-sniffing dog rather than
bring it aboard his new command, the RMS Titanic.
           (RW Lipp, Lenexa, KS)

1953: Spike Hillary chases a butterfly to the top of Mount Everest.
The victorious but tired cat is rescued and carried down the
mountain by his owner.
           (Judith E. Cottrill, Bronx, NY)

1959: The first sterilization of a female dog is performed, using
only a command garden spade, hence the name.
           (Adam Chunn, Houston, TX)

Runner Up list name
           (Melanie Stephens, Manassas, VA)

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