The Golden Poodle award goes to the African pouched rats who are saving lives by sniffing out land mines left over from countless wars. The rats are less expensive than dogs and lighter in weight so they don’t set off explosions.
The Lizard Brain award goes to the family in California that is treating Goliath the bull like a house pet, allowing him to play with the dogs and curl up on the couch, maybe not realizing that he could soon weigh over 3000 pounds.
The Neanderthal award goes to the crew of the ferry boat in Italy who didn’t try to rescue Noodle the pup when he fell overboard. That isn’t the way humans behave. Miraculously, Noodle was able to stay afloat until some humans found him.