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Jan
Northern California
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The Golden Poodle award goes to an unidentified woman in Peru. While a crowd is standing around the railroad tracks like lumps watching a poor dog trying to get back up to the owner, she jumped down from the platform and quietly rescued the dog. As a reward she was threatened with up to 6 years in jail for “compromising the safety of the train tracks,” proving yet again that the law is an ass.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A very different dog competition from the Ugly Dog one. The Disney theme below is one of the entries in an extreme grooming competition held in New Jersey. The dogs are dyed with a harmless, non-toxic dye. Then the groomers have just two hours to complete the design, using scissors and clippers as brushes and the dogs as canvas. No matter what you think of using Poodles as canvases, you have to admit that these... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A 10-year-old Pit Bull-Dutch Shepherd mix has won the 27th annual Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair. A spinal birth defect has made her look a little Quasimodo/Tasmanian devil-ish. She was abandoned in an animal shelter in Florida before being adopted by a veterinarian. According to her entry biography My appearance can be a little unsettling to some (I have had grown men jump on top of their cars to get away from... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The 27th annual World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest will be held Friday evening at the Sonoma-Marin Fair (CA). It started as a local contest on a lark, but now it attracts contestants from all over the country with national media coverage. The winner gets a trophy, $1500, TV appearances and for a year is the celebrity dog to raise awareness that ugly dogs can be loved and loving pets deserving to be adopted. Proceeds go to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Although 10-month-old Daisy looks like a normal puppy, she has a rare genetic disease that will keep her from having a normal doggie life. Rubber Puppy Syndrome or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome can affect humans as well as dogs. With skin 1/27th the strength of normal skin, even a minor cut can turn into a serious injury. Rough play or a long walk could be fatal. Because of the extra elasticity the skin takes longer to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I don't get that either. She could have seen any train on the horizen
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...into the country to avoid the country’s strict and necessary quarantine laws. He got caught and officials ordered the dogs out within hours, threatening to euthanize them if they were not removed from the country. He removed them before the deadline, but not before Barnaby Joyce, the agriculture minister, looking for his 15 minutes of international fame said, “It’s time that Pistol and Boo bugger off back to the United States.” By breaking the law... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
In Peru a woman pulled a dog off the railroad tracks. You can tell she has lost patience with people trying to catch the jumping dog and just quietly rescued it. Heroic? Maybe, according to the Metro personnel, but she also broke the law. According to the Peruvian penal code "anyone found guilty of compromising the safety of the train tracks, will be punished with up to 6 years in prison." The internet is reacting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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For the first time in its history the Los Angeles SPCA has chosen a cat for its annual “Hero Dog” award, according to KTLA channel 5 News. Home security video captured the incident which has been viewed almost 25 million times. Five-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was riding his tricycle in his Bakersfield driveway when a neighbor’s dog came from behind the family SUV and attacked the boy. Springing to the rescue was Tara, the family’s 7-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There are a lot of reasons for getting and bonding with a puppy. This may be one of the strangest -- and most touching. A young English woman, Sophie Hewlett, 24, was on the verge of starving herself to death because of the stress of final year university exams. Her family and friends told her that she was getting dangerously thin, but she didn’t see that as a problem. She felt the only thing she... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
When the military deployed Jessica Gutierrez, she sent her Poodle, Cookie Chanel, from Kansas City to live with her sister in New Mexico in 2010. Cookie went missing and what happened next is a mystery. Recently she was found wandering a San Diego shopping center. A microchip pointed to Gutierrez. Thursday they reunited at the Kansas City airport. The question was, “Would Cookie remember?” And the answer was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
My last post reminded me of an incident that happened several years ago. Misty was still an only dog, not yet Misty the alpha Poodle, when I met Scotty. Scotty and I might have become an item. We might have had a future. We were both single parents. He was cute and fun with a great sense of humor. We liked the same music, activities, and movies. But it was not to be. I asked... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dogs do not like people who are mean to their owners. They will refuse treats offered by people who have snubbed their owners, according to a Japanese study which will appear in the science journal Animal Behaviour to be published later this month. Researchers led by Kazuo Fujita, a professor of comparative cognition at Kyoto University, tested three groups of 18 dogs using role playing in which their owners needed to open a box. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Arcadia, a Parson Russell Terrier, is known in the St. John’s College community as the Six Million Dollar Dog. A donor promised the college a $6 million donation with the stipulation that a dog would be on campus at all times. (which doesn’t seem like a strange request to me) Like all other important college positions, a search committee was formed to find a dog that met their requirements. The dog had to be small,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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As most of you know, I taught English to American and foreign exchange college students for a number of years. I always got quite annoyed when I met a new person who would say, "I’d better be careful how I speak around you." Annoyed because-- They were not paying me, I was not their mother, so why would I give a ratsass how they spoke? Having studied the language I was aware that what is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Security has been beefed up for the winning dog act in Britain’s talent show after complaints from some viewers. Vile and disgusting threats were sent out on the internet. Dog trainer Jules O'Dwyer and her dog Matisse performed a cops and robbers skit to win the £250,000 prize (video below). As part of the skit Matisse escapes from the police station by walking a tightrope out a window to another building. The skit ends with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A woman in Louisiana posted what seemed to be picture of a dog being abandoned at a gasoline station and chasing after her owner’s pickup. The woman was interviewed by a TV news crew, describing what she thought had happened. The picture went viral as villagers gathered pitchforks and torches to search for the heartless brute who had abandoned his dog. That was not the story, however. It seems that Butterbean was a neighborhood dog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Chopper the therapy dog has been doing amazing charity and therapy work in the San Diego area for the whole nearly six years of his life. Dressed in his little vest, bandanna and goggles he has appeared at civic and charity events, hospitals, nursing homes, and parades, winning fans wherever he goes. His Facebook page is liked by 102,000 people. Now Chopper's therapy certification has been pulled by Pet Partners, the organization in charge of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It must have been a slow news day at Comcast Sportsnet when they posted this picture that Gisele took of Tom and his puppy. Or maybe this is an effort to win over the people who think Tom is a cheater cheater pumpkin eater. But at The Poodle (and dog) blog we don’t like to pass up a chance to make fun of write about Tom Brady and his dogs. He is one of our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is something I had never thought about but it is important to know. A 14-week-old Maltese is in danger of losing her ears because her owner with the best intentions tied her ears with rubber band ribbons. She attached the bows to the ears instead of the hair. Twelve hours later the bands were cutting off circulation. Khloe’s ears turned black and began to bleed. She took her to a veterinarian where she was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg while riding his bicycle in Switzerland. He was flown by medical helicopter to a Geneva hospital. A US military C-17 transport aircraft was flown from Germany to the Geneva airport where the secretary was picked up and flown to Boston. He had surgery on his leg at Massachusetts General Hospital. The plane, a C-17, is large enough to carry more than 100 troops and is used to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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UPDATE: On April 14 two women wearing law enforcement uniforms and badges stole a Poodle from a man at his Echo Park home in the Los Angeles area. They threatened to have him deported if he did not give up the dog which they claimed was being abused. Jenny Smiley, 51, and Shannah Tenner, 53, have been arrested and charged with one felony count of first degree burglary and extortion and one misdemeanor count each... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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UPDATE: The year old Chihuahua who had sought refuge in a hollow tree after being dumped in a rural area in northern California has found a family to love her. Named after Boo Radley, a character in To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo was terrified of people at first, but responded well to the kindness of Shirley Zindler, the animal control officer who fostered her in her home with her other dogs. Nothing in her short... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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