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Jan
Northern California
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(Photo: Matt Porteous) On Prince George’s third birthday his parents have released photos of his royal cuteness, including one sharing his ice cream with his beloved Lupo at a family picnic. Lupo was in a family portrait when the future king was eight months old. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kept the dog as part of the family when the baby arrived and are raising them together with the little princess. But trolls are... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels… by ice. Source The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey from Bristol, Alaska to Norway, Russia, into the Arctic circle and eventually back to Alaska. The purpose is to show that due to global warming the Arctic sea ice... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Orange County Animal Care Bubba, a 7-month-old Chihuahua Jack Russell mix, was discovered in a California drug bust in March. His owner, Joshua West, 40, probably a dealer, possessed a large quantity of illegal drugs. Officers noticed that the puppy showed signs of being under the influence. They read him his rights and turned him over to Orange County Animal Care. Veterinarians found he had a significant amount of heroin and methamphetamine in his tiny... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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...especially when it involves a homeless Poodle living alone under a house. This dog went from woeful to joyful, thanks to a fairy godmother disguised as Hope for Paws, a rescue organization, that was able to transform him into a completely different dog and give him new life. Maybe we should call it a Cinder-fella story. It's incredible how their whole demeanor changes when they are shown a little human love and compassion and given... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I've been putting off publishing this because I didn't want to be accused of anti-cat propaganda, but these studies continue to crop up. Anyone with young children should be aware if they haven't heard. Also I love Grumpy cat memes. I have a cat, I grew up with cats so don't send me hate mail. Forward it to Johns Hopkins. For over 30 years researchers at Johns Hopkins University have been studying a link between... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I don’t much like puppies. I like other people’s puppies as long as I don’t have to take care of them. But for myself I find them to be annoying little chewing, biting, whining, peeing, pooping machines. The reward for caring for a puppy is that it ends in a few months with a well behaved companion that you can love and enjoy for many years. And that is why I admire puppy raisers, those... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Picture Credit: Matt Martis – San Diego Communications Office) For an Animal Control Officer no two days are the same. When a stray 10-week-old German Shepherd puppy fell into a ravine in Pauma Valley, California, her life was not looking good. Fortunately a large bush had broken her fall so she didn’t fall all the way down to the bottom. She found herself trapped, crying for attention from 100 feet down into the ravine. Fortunately... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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To find the owner of an errant dog, police in Tarpon Springs, Florida decided to book Willow like any other suspect. Her booking photo reads “Captured” as she is held up for a mug shot. Digital paw prints (no ink) are included. "She was very cooperative with officers and probably one of the most friendly prisoners we've ever had in custody," according to the posting on Facebook. "Just a little short for her booking photo... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Poodles and groomers from all over the UK entered the English Groomers Challenge in Swanley, Kent. Vikki Pearman, 40, of Cotton Field was named creative stylist of the year after transforming her 3-year-old Poodle Lacie into a purple dragon inspired by Game of Thrones. Pearman and her husband run Pedigrees and Pooches dog grooming. I would get hate mail if I didn’t add that these competitions do not hurt or embarrass the dogs. Poodles love... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The short answer is that no one knows for sure. Dog researchers have tried to find out, but they can only guess. And, yes, there are people who make a living trying to figure out reasons for dogs’ behavior. And, no, unfortunately I don’t know where you can get a job like this. There are several theories on why dogs kick up grass or dirt as part of their elimination ritual. Everyone agrees it goes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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[This just came to the Inbox of my Yahoo email:] PayPal Dear customer: Alert Your account PayPal has been limited !! We are sorry for this bad news but, you need check your account because we are not sure of your account after. You need to apply the following steps for use our service freely : Log in to your PayPal account. Enter your Card information & bank information. Confirm Your Identity with an iD... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The mean city council has reversed the decision to fire Browser the cat from the White Settlement Public Library in Texas. This makes everyone happy except probably the mice. Thanks to (the other) Jan and her Funny Farm for this breaking news. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Browser the cat has lived inside the White Settlement Public Library in Texas for the past six years. He has faithfully carried out his catly duties—keeping mice and rats away, letting children read to him, and lowering stress levels of patrons. But last month by a 2-1 vote by the city council, Browser was fired. One city worker had asked permission to bring a puppy to work, prompting city council woman Elzie Clements [hissss] to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I think it may be that they were allowed just to use their kennel as a facility and house breaking was not a priority. I can't imagine that they were allowed to just go anywhere when they are on the job though.
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Getty Images The Transportation Security Administration is looking for good homes for puppies that couldn’t master explosive training skills and for dogs who have retired from the business of seeking out bombs. The puppies are normal and healthy. It’s just that dogs have their own personalities and some lack focus to be trained in certain skills. Some would rather smell flowers or play games than sniff out bombs. The dogs range in age from two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Customers at the North Regina, Saskatchewan Lowe’s store will find a reason to smile when they come into the store. They will be greeted by Owen and his service dog Blue, both wearing company vests. Owen had been having trouble finding a job because of a brain injury and his need for Blue as a support dog. But now they both will be greeting customers. This looks like a win-win-win-win. Owen gets a job, Lowe's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Courtesy Animal Care Centers of NYC From The Gothamist: The MTA decided to take an entire 6 train out of service during rush hour on Tuesday after straphangers spotted a small dog riding the subway unattended… DNA INFO reported that the pup was discovered on a Manhattan-bound 6 train at the Third Avenue-138th Street station in the Bronx around 8:00 a.m. The MTA proceeded to kick everyone off the train, except for the poodle, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dr. Pol, beloved TV veterinarian or incompetent quack? Dr. Poi holding Mr. Pigglesworth with owners Mable and Loyd Frisbie Photo courtesy of Nancy McCarty Iannios, Core PR Group Dr. Jan Pol, a 73-year-old veterinarian, has a veterinary practice in Weidman, Michigan and a popular reality show on Nat Geo called “The Incredible Dr. Pol.” I have never seen the show, but apparently he has many fans who love him. He also has some serious detractors.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Mercury Press photo Some of the world's best marketing comes from animal shelters and sometimes a story will knock it out of the park. That’s what happened to the story of Freya, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier at Freshfields Animal Rescue near Liverpool, England. Freya has been there since she was brought in as a stray puppy. For six years not one of the 18,720 visitors during that time has offered her a home. She has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Redditor Gordondel posted a really touching photo that shows him holding his Black Labrador puppy in front of his grandmother’s house, recreated the exact same shot (and same sweatshirt) ten years later and then fifteen years later. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Tennis ball bombs have made appearances in several states so police are issuing warnings about these homemade and dangerous fireworks. They pose a danger to both humans and dogs. People take out the explosive insides of legal or illegal fireworks, put them inside an object like a tennis ball, add a wick and light them. The results can be disastrous. Sometimes nothing happens and they leave it, thinking it is a dud, but a child... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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For the first time a Poodle wins the Golden Poodle award. Sailor the Poodle was such an obnoxious pup that his owners took him to the veterinarian to have him put down. The vet gave him to Alex Rothack, an experienced dog trainer, and Sailor is spending a happy life entertaining people and setting Guinness World Records. The Lizard Brain award. A family of four left a Kansas City Royals Sunday game in the 8th... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It seemed like a natural—a grateful puppy bonding with the man who broke into a car and brought him out of what must have felt like an oven. Michael Warner and his brother wedged down a window and pulled the puppy out in the parking lot of the KC Royals stadium on Sunday. Then they fell in love. When the dog’s owner declined to take ownership, Michael Warner’s wish came true. He was offered the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Following the lead of a few other misguided cities, Quebec City recently decided to ban Pit Bull "type" dogs by January 1, 2017. Current Pit Bull owners will have until then to get rid of their dogs or pay fines that will continue to add up. City mayor Régis Labeaume has made his ignorance clear: "Even if a Pit Bull has never bitten, even if he appears to be friendly, the owner has six months... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog