Two lives down, seven to go: Cat survives being hit twice by cars


A cat named Harley has used up two of its nine lives after surviving being hit by two vehicles on an upstate New York road.

State police say they recently received a report of a cat being struck by two vehicles in the rural town of Grafton, just outside Albany.

When a trooper arrived on the scene, the cat was lying on the side of the road with head and leg injuries. The drivers said the cat ran into the road, where it was hit by one car and thrown into the path of the second vehicle.

The trooper took the cat to a nearby animal hospital. Its owner was found via Facebook.

The cat’s owner told the trooper that Harley is doing well and is expected to fully recover.

UConn’s mascot becomes part of wedding party


The Siberian Husky that serves as the mascot for the University of Connecticut is taking on a new role: assistant ring bearer for two university alumni.

Jonathan XIV, was an assistant ring bearer for Daniel and Holly Bronko last month as they tied the knot in Simsbury. He had the ring box on his collar as he walked up the aisle.

Jonathan also had brought the engagement ring to Daniel, 24, as he surprised Holly, 28, with a proposal. The engagement video became a social media sensation.

The South Windsor pair had met in 2013 while studying elementary education and working at UConn’s recreation center.

After Daniel kissed the bride, Holly bent down during the wedding photo shoot and got a lick on the face from Jonathan.

Vt. city employs goats to get rid of poison ivy


Vermont’s capital city is trying a natural way to get rid of poison ivy – grazing goats.

On Aug. 8, three goats munched on the plants along the small city’s bike path behind the high school.

Goat owner Mary Beth Herbert, of Moretown, says the goats graze on the poison ivy, causing stress to the plants so that they retreat.

She says it will take years of cyclical grazing to eradicate the poison ivy.

The goats named Ruth, Bader and Ginsburg, got a start. Herbert brought the 6-month-old Kiki goats in her Subaru, and enclosed them in fencing where they grazed away.

Associated Press

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