THE HUMAN ANIMAL IS A BIZARRE BEAST. HAVING popularized pet yoga, doggie "bark mitzvahs" and other novel anthropomorphisms, animal lovers keep blurring the lines between man and his animal-kingdom friends. And sometimes the animals do the blurring. --By Jeremy Caplan
•WATCHDOG After speed-dialing 911 for her unconscious owner and barking into the phone, a Rottweiler in Richland, Wash., let the cops inside
•GORILLA FLASHING Three women are suing Koko's handlers in California for pressuring them to submit to the ape's sign-language requests to see their breasts
•BIRD BRAINIACS To rank the relative creativity of different bird species, Montreal biologist Louis Lefebvre...