There were plenty of adorable pups (and kits) joining celebrity families this year, and you've named this French Bulldog the best of the best. I don't blame you — that's one adorable smooshy! Remember his waddle around town here. Congrats!
We asked you who your favorite male and female chefs were, and now it's time to reveal the winners! Although the votes were very close, the flamboyant spiky-haired Anne Burrell beat out Italian cooking queen Giada de Laurentiis by one percent!
Her scrumptious recipes (like clams oreganata and spaghetti with meatballs) and her helpful, but unpretentious way of giving cooking advice make us huge fans of Anne Burrell as well. With a second season of Worst Cooks in America and a cookbook on the way, 2011's sure to be a great year for Burrell!
As for the men, British chef Jamie Oliver edged out Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio to take home the win. It's been a busy 2010 for Oliver — he's changing the way schools serve food, and we applaud his efforts. Don't forget to check out all our Best of 2010 coverage!
However, topping the list were snow leopards Lavani, Vania, and Zima born this Summer in Germany. See the snow leopard cub winners frolick and read more
It was another tough year as many celebrities lost pets, and even a famed soccer score-predicting wild animal passed away! The votes have been tallied and Cesar Millan's pit bull Daddy (who died back in February) was your choice.
A beloved pet since he was four months old — and a frequent guest on The Dog Whisperer and four-legged ambassador for Pit Bulls worldwide — the 16-year-old pooch was surrounded by his family at his time of death. Rest in peace!
I've revealed your pick for cutest, and this lil one topped your list for the most unique. Is that a face only a mother could love?
Shrek the hairless wombat had a greenish tint and major fur loss when he was rescued in Australia. Now treated for a fungal condition, he still has about a year until he's released back into the Australian bush. He'll have a full head of hair to add to that beady-eyed cuteness in no time!
I love baby animals (no matter the time of year), and it was too tough for me to name the cutest for 2010 so I left it up to the PetSugar readers. You have spoken, and the big winner is this blossoming Lily, a white tiger that's a total ham!
She was born on Feb. 8 in South Africa, and here's hoping we catch another glimpse before her first birthday (but remember her panda bear photo shoot here)!
It's no surprise the classic MasterCard trilogy featuring a Boston Terrier is my favorite animal commercial of all time. Badger's so cute and his story really tugs at my heartstrings. Seriously, cannot watch without tearing up (color me sappy). Check out Vol. 1 below:
Share your favorite commercials (by telling the product and animal featured) and I'll see how many I can track down! Now, see the final two parts of the smooshy's journey home, read more
Remember when we shared our opinions on the funniest looking dogs? Just like I don't think any pup is truly ugly, I also don't necessarily believe any breed to be exceptionally smart . . . or dumb. On the other hand, I can recall particular dogs – like Casa's amazing Ozzie – that lead me to draw a conclusion about a breed's IQ. I'd like to open it up to all of you: Which dog breed do you think is the smartest? Share in your comments below and I'll do a recap next week with your picks!