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Jan
Northern California
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In the 1930s and 1940s indoor plumbing was somewhat of a luxury in many locations. People enjoyed a little bathroom humor such as these painted pictures of primping Poodles. Thanks to Phyllis Hennel Wise aka Khyra’s mom Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery is a cemetery like no other. Founded in 1899 as Hollywood Cemetery, buried among the assorted grave markers, crypts, sarcophagi and mausoleums are legendary people of the early movie industry. As years passed the cemetery was poorly managed and in disrepair when it was bought by Tyler Cassity in 1998. He changed the name to Hollywood Forever Cemetery and brought drastic changes. Unlike most cemeteries Hollywood Forever is an active host of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jacqueline Arguello, a teenager from Texas, posted photos of her dog Mocca and her new litter of puppies on Twitter. As you can see, all of the pups have dark fur while Mocca and the pups’ presumed father are white. While it is possible for two white dogs to have black puppies because of genetics (which I don’t understand well enough to explain) the internet, being the internet, had a great time questioning Mocca’s morality.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jeremy Papasso, photographer You usually don’t think of mail carriers and dogs being anything but sworn enemies. The carrier invades the dog’s territory on a daily basis. The dog bravely fends him off and the next day he’s back. But Jeff Kramer, a Colorado mail carrier, and Tashi, a 14-year-old black Lab, have a special relationship. They met a few years ago when Tashi was younger and ran to greet Kramer every day wagging his... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Cesar Rapanut, 47, had a complete mental breakdown two years ago and had to leave his manager job. His therapist recommended that he get a pet. Lady Chelsea transformed his life and helped him beat his crippling depression. Rapanut treats her like the diva she is with a wardrobe of 100 outfits. He said: “Everywhere we go, we look the same. Having her in my life has completely saved me and pampering her is the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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We all know that dogs love to chew. One of their favorite things is paper -- toilet paper, high denominational bills, the book you are reading, homework… Usually we don't think much of it, just another annoying mess for us to deal with. But here is a story that should serve as a warning to all dog owners. Finley, age seven, had to be rushed to the emergency veterinarian clinic after he was unable to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Nick Franco selfie It was supposed to be a temporary home for Benny, the 3-year-old Pit Bull who had spent his entire life in an illegal dog fighting operation. The couple who was fostering him — Nick Franco and Kari MacDonald of Philadelphia had lost their beloved dog in March and they thought it was too soon to replace him. But they felt sorry for Benny and the sad life he had led. They didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Lilou the therapy pig in San Francisco. She performs at the airport, senior centers and hospitals dressed in her little tutus. The Lizard Brain award. Theo, the dog who got his head stuck in a door, was beaten out by my state clowns legislators. In their battle against global warming they voted to regulate cow farts. The Neanderthal award goes to Arlene Mena from Florida. After stealing beer, to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Carrie Fisher’s French Bulldog, Gary, is a therapy dog that helped her cope with her bipolar disorder. She once said: "Gary is like my heart. Gary is very devoted to me and that calms me down. He’s anxious when he’s away from me." Gary will now be taken care of by Carrie’s 24-year-old daughter, Billie Lourd. She has a Frenchie of her own named Tina and the two are longtime doggie BBF’s. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In 2006 I wrote a post that started out: Nick Tartaglione is one of the good guys in our world. Tartaglione is a policeman in Briarcliff Manor, New York. When he read in his local paper about a 70-year-old woman who could not afford a cart for her disabled 15-year-old dog, Chopper, he telephoned the company and put the charge for the $395 cart on his own credit card. He and his family have always... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A woman in Cheshire, England, Becca Drake, (40) celebrated Christmas with her 30 Pugs. It all started ten years ago when her parents, Barrie and Merle — who have nine pugs of their own—gave her a Pug named Fatima. One playmate for Fatima eventually turned into 29. Some are rescues and some are dogs that she has bred herself. She had to give up her job as a beauty therapist and sell her jewelry and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Merry Christmas from all of us at The Poodle (and dog) blog No animals were injured or humiliated in making this greeting. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A homeless dog looking for a warm place to sleep curls up with baby Jesus in a nativity scene in a small town in Brazil. This was taken about seven years ago. Millions of people worldwide have been moved by it, but no one can say for sure whether the dog was adopted after the picture was taken. The dog looks healthy and well cared for and may have just been lonely. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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At an NBA-worthy 7 feet 6 inches standing on his hind legs, Freddy the Great Dane is the Guinness World Record holder. Four-year-old Freddy lives in England with his owner, Claire Stoneman, 41, a former model, and his sister, Fleur. Freddy loves chicken and peanut butter and according to Ms. Stoneman he has munched his way through 23 sofas. She spends more than £12,500 ($14,800) a year on her pets. She is currently single and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Via: lilou_sfpig Airplane travel is stressful, especially during the holidays. Travelers at the San Francisco International Airport are getting a little “PLC” ― that’s "pig loving care" from Lilou, a 2-year-old therapy pig. LiLou is the newest member of the airport’s Wag Brigade, therapy animals trained to cheer up airport visitors. Most of the current brigade members are dogs. LiLou is the first pig. LiLou is known for her stylish outfits and painted nails, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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One of Australia’s leading animal photographers, Alex Cearns, photographs over 800 pet dogs each year in her studio. Zen Dogs features the faces of over a hundred dogs in relaxed and happy poses with their eyes closed. No expense was spared in producing this little gem of a photography book. Suzi the Sharpei was the original Zen Dog. A few years ago Cearns captured Suzi with her eyes closed and a big smile on her... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Mercury Press Theo, a seven-year-old German Shepherd mix in England, chomped a huge hole around a cat flap and got stuck in the door. His owner, Helene Plummer, was gobsmacked when she came home and discovered almost £1,000 of damage to the two inch door. His head and front paws were on the outside while the rest of him remained in the kitchen. The door was built to be burglar-proof but was obviously not doggie-proof.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Russian President Vladimir Putin plays with his dogs Buffy (right) a gift from Bulgaria. Yume, (left) an Akita, was a gift from Japan in 2012. (EPA Photo) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet at a summit conference next week with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Japanese government had planned to present Putin, widely known to like dogs more than people, with a male Akita. They had given him Yume, a female Akita, in 2012.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Dec 9, 2016 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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David Hammond may hold one of England’s oldest and highest offices, Chancellor of the Exchequer, but that doesn’t keep him from being humiliated in his own home by his next door neighbor at Number 10 Downing Street. Actually it's his neighbor’s cat. The Hammonds recently moved with their dogs, Rex, a Welsh Terrier, and Oscar, a Wire Haired Dachshund, into their 11 Downing Street flat, but the dogs are being locked away upstairs to protect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News) Three $107,516 wind turbines stand motionless over the city of Port Angeles, WA, Waterfront Park. They were erected two months ago, but have not been activated because the city is involved in a dispute with the manufacturer. But once they are working to generate energy, they will produce $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings. At least one city councilwoman, Sissi Brunch, is having regrets about the unanimous decision to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Madison Berglund/Twitter Jax isn’t hiding from the paparazzi. A veterinarian prescribed special goggles for Madison Berglund’s dog, Jax. The glasses called Doggles help Jax who has glaucoma and cataracts. He has trouble seeing when he is outside during the daytime as the light interferes with his sight. He sees much better at night when he takes his walks. And, of course, the Doggles make him look incredibly cute. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Florida woman, Arlene Mena, 25, was accused by employees at a 7-11 of stealing beer. When police showed up, she ran, but soon fell down. Then she threw a small dog she had been carrying into the oncoming traffic. As the police officer chased after the dog to save it from being hit, he was almost struck multiple times in the process. Eventually he caught the dog, which was unharmed. Mena was put in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Meet Pablo He was recently adopted by Acelin Hampton from Texas. Pablo has been watching Hampton clean up his puppy accidents. So when he peed on the bathroom floor, he knew just what to do to clean it up. OR... He found that toilet paper is just the best toy ever. Bo’s favorite human has gone off to college… But he still waits for her to get off the school bus. Eighteen-year-old Carly Dunn started... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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