The 11 Most Influential Animals of 2013

They pawed around the West Wing and comforted people after tragedy. Sometimes, like pandas, they made their biggest impact by not being there at all. Here’s an unranked look at four-legged and finned creatures that shaped our year.

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CorrieKennette
CorrieKennette

Lentil, found on fb as My Name is Lentil, should have been on this list. He was born in February with a cleft lip and palate. He not only survived, but has become an "ambassadog" to thousands of children and adults affected by facial differences.

FestusDillon
FestusDillon

Ha, look at that picture of Obamas dogs. Looks like Michelle and Barry, Nig & Nog. LMFAO

GrandGalacticInquisitor
GrandGalacticInquisitor

I love Grumpy Cat.  She reminds me of a snowshoe (wonderful breed) that I recently lost.

I miss you Pinky.  Such a sweet cat.

houstonpedro
houstonpedro

Let's see here, during the government shutdown, they turned off an internet camera that probably costs $.50 a day to operate but flew the Obama's dog (left behind by accident) on a private flight to meet the family on vacation. I wonder how much that cost?

JoanneRocketJsquirrel
JoanneRocketJsquirrel

What about Lentil, the little pup who is now Ambassadog for children with Craniofacial deformities?

Chiroderma
Chiroderma

I don't think those wheels fit him very well, he's constantly lifting them up.. they are too big, or maybe is the arnes

MicheleMartinez
MicheleMartinez

@Chiroderma  he's got new ones now! those were the very first he had. he really get around wonderfully now.