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The Mutts blog reached its highest readership ever this week. Was it our continuing coverage of Best Friends, the Utah animal sanctuary? Reports on Michael Vick's dogs? A particularly helpful bit of pet advice? An expose of puppy mills? No. It was Hannah Montana.

A fluffy little item on Miley Cyrus' pooches being named "most eligible" by a pet magazine drew more readers than Mutts has seen since Ellen Degeneres had a meltdown over Iggy.

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Hundreds of teenaged girls, Googling their idol, ended up at the Mutts blog and, for reasons I don't begin to understand, are using it to post personal comments to young Miss Cyrus, mainly about how totally cool her show is and how much they love her and want to be like her and will she please come to their town for a concert.

Will we cave to the pressures of being popular and start bringing you a steady diet of celebrity news to attract huge numbers of readers?

Certainly (Britney Spears) not. We will remain (Paris Hilton) a source of legitimate (Hillary Duff) pet news and features. Why? Because we have (Lindsay Lohan) principles. And our strong sense of (Vanessa Hudgins) ethics does not permit to sink to such a (Zac Efron) level.

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