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We are reaching the end of 2013's first week — have you stuck to your resolutions? These kitties did! Get inspired by this group's commitment to kicking bad habits, sticking to new starts and becoming better cats. No feline is purrfect, but these kitties are trying their best.  CAIRO'S COMMITMENT  Expect…

Peter Velenský, Prague Zoo Which species was Baby New Year this year? Oh what, you thought BNY could only be human? Please! The title is up for grabs, and whichever species births its offspring first when the clock strikes 12:00 is the winner. So who took it in 2012? Leopard tortoises! Zooborns reports that the Prague Zoo in Czech Republic welcomed a hatching of six baby leopard tortoises right at the balldrop this year. Technically, three of the tortoises were born before the stroke of midnight and three after, but it doesn't seem fair not to count them all, and besides, we can't tell them apart anyway. These fellas may be teeny tiny as newborns, but that won't last. Leopard tortoises...

Teddy is back, just like you knew he would be. Teddy's owners know that they have a star on their hands, and now that they've struck viral-video gold, they're not going to let a holiday go by without us getting a chance to check in with our prickly porcupine pal. This time around, Ted's going back to his roots, celebrating the arrival of 2012 with his original, favorite snack: corn. But he is wearing a snazzy party hat to let us know that the snack may not be special, but the occasion is. Teddy was happier than ever to chow down on a cob this New Year's Eve, but he was rather decisive about sending back the bubbly. We guess Teddy's a teetotaler. Happy New Year!...

Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images Whether you're ringing in the New Year with a new puppy or starting 2011 with an older pooch, we know you want to make this year the best ever. And to help you out, Victoria Stilwell, host of the Animal Planet show "It's Me or the Dog," has provided 10 terrific tips to ensure a truly happy 2011. 1. Keep training your dog. People think that once their dog is trained, there is no need to carry on. But your dog never stops learning, and training should be reinforced throughout your dog's life. 2. Think dog. Take time to think how your dog perceives the world and use this knowledge to make training easier. For example, a human's dominant sense is vision,...

Flickr/ggunson Everyone gains a little weight over the holidays, and your pets are no exception. With all those extra table scraps flying around, you can bet your faithful companion has gained a little girth. Pets may not care about how they look when they pass by a mirror, but controlling a pet's weight is a crucial part of maintaining their health. Paw Nation chatted with Dr. Donna Spector, a board-certified veterinary Internal Medicine specialist from VCA Animal Hospital, to make sure you and your pet start off the New Year (and new decade!) right. "It is estimated that 50 percent of U.S. pets are overweight or obese," Spector tells Paw Nation. "Obesity can be life threatening and...