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  • Family reunited with dog that went missing 18 months ago during Hurricane Sandy

    Reckless the dog likely taken in after storm, then escaped

    Reckless the dog and his happy owners (Monmouth County SPCA)

    Not even a natural disaster could keep them apart: 18 months after Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern United States, a family was reunited with the dog they thought was lost to the storm.

    How they found their pet is as amazing as the dog itself. About a week ago, the family went to Monmouth County SPCA in Eatontown, N.J., to explore the possibility of adopting another dog. They met with the adoption counselor and explained what kind of dog they wanted.

    Canine candidate number one was brought out, and — Holy Chew Toy! — it was the same dog the family lost a year and a half back. The reunion was captured in the above picture. Note that Reckless the pooch appears to be smiling, or maybe just has healthy jowls.

    Reckless wound up in the shelter last October as a stray, Liz Wise of Monmouth County's SPCA told Yahoo News. "We don't know this for a fact, but we believe what happened is that when the dog was originally lost after the hurricane, somebody found him and took him in and didn't

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  • Bringing your mom to prom? Not so cool. Bringing your great-grandmother, who never went to the prom when she was in high school? Stories don't get any sweeter.

    Austin Dennison of Rockford, Ohio, took his great-grandmother Delores, 89, to his senior prom — and video of the two slow-dancing while other students get wild in the background speaks volumes about their relationship.

    Delores spoke to the Times Bulletin about her night out with her great-grandson. She explained that she warned Austin that she isn't too good on her feet these days (she's survived a heart attack and a stroke). She also wondered if he'd rather take a girl from his class. But Austin wouldn't relent.

    The two went out to a predance dinner at their local Bob Evans (a favorite restaurant of Delores', the Times Bulletin reports), and then hit up the high school for fun and dancing.

    While walking through the school gymnasium to take their seats, the two took a shortcut through some balloon decorations, Austin told the

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  • Park-dwelling squirrels and Hollywood celebs have something in common: Neither like to have their picture taken.

    A teenage boy and his mother were hiking through John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor, Fla., when they came across a particularly adorable squirrel.

    Brian Genest, 17, stopped to take a selfie with the rodent. At first things went well. But then, a moment later, chaos.

    The squirrel went haywire, leaping onto Brian's back and then down his shirt, all while his mom snapped pictures of the melee with her own camera.

    The initial selfie and the ensuing behind-the-scenes madness quickly went viral. Brian spoke to WFTS about his run-in with the furry creature.

    "I just started flailing around," Brian said. "The only way I could get it off me was I ended up doing a stop-drop-and-roll kind of thing."

    As for mom, she ended up helping her son, but only after she got a few snapshots of the battle between man and beast.

    Something tells us Brian's going to remember this when Mother's

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