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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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In what may be one of the World's Greatest Tweets or at least one of the best and most honest Explanations of Player Injury, the Detroit Lions tweeted that: [tight end Joseph] Fauria was trying to stop Lil' Rufio from urinating in the house when he misstepped & sprained his ankle at home. In a video posted to the Lions' website, Fauria smiled as he alluded to the fact that his 3-month-old Pomeranian/Husky mix "kind... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Over a thousand police personnel and members of the public paid their last respects to Kye, a police dog stabbed to death in the line of duty. The Lizard Brain award goes to the vacuous blonde celebrities who have posed with Chihuahuas through the years as if they were fashion accessories to carry in purses. The Neanderthal award goes to their mindless followers who discarded the little throwaway dogs like last year's shoe fad for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Help your dog release his inner Steven Spielberg or Francis Ford Coppola with GoPro's newest accessory designed specifically for dogs. Fetch is a harness that works with all versions of GoPro's Hero cameras. The harness is easy to attach to your dog and has two built-in camera mounts, one on the back and one on the chest. The harness can adjust to fit dogs from 15 to 120 pounds. Fetch comes with a $59.99 MSRP,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 26 Philadelphia Eagles - 21 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From Imgur The New York subway system bans dogs unless they can fit in a small bag, so he trained his Pit Bull to calmly sit in a small bag. Is this still considered a purse dog? Humans (and their dogs) are so resourceful. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Airlines spend a lot of money trying to convince us that they are loving and caring, but none can match the Dutch airline KLM and their lost and found team. As soon as the passengers leave the plane the team springs into action, looking for items that might have been accidentally forgotten. Then Sherlock, an adorable Beagle in a KLM vest, runs through the concourse matching the scent on the object with the person who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The message couldn't be simpler or cuter...or more powerful. Friends are waiting. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There are not many job openings today for dogs to be shepherds or even hunting dogs. But they continue to serve humans in so many other ways. San Francisco is the latest to add a courthouse dog to continue to make important changes to the criminal justice system. Faber is an extensively trained professional who will help witnesses and victims who may be frightened or intimidated by the stress of the courtroom. He is one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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he wouldn't have been in the well in the first place. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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One of my favorite things about writing a blog is getting books to review. It is especially fun to get preview books before they are published. This book can be pre-ordered from Amazon for the October publication. Dogs Rule Nonchalantly is a delight from beginning to end. Mark Ulriksen is an accomplished artist and illustrator, known especially for his illustrations and covers for The New Yorker. He is also a confirmed dog lover who has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 14 Arizona Cardinals - 23 The 49ers seem to have an undiagnosed case of collective ADD which strikes the whole team at the outset of the 3rd quarter. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Pam, Misty, Chamois, Timmy, and Tudee Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Many elements came together to make southern California a Perfect Storm for Chihuahua overpopulation. First, with sarcastic thanks to Madonna, Pamela, Britany, she-who-won't-be-named on this blog, and all the rest who posed with the tiny dogs making them a fashion statement. Then puppy millers flooded the market because they could be bred in small spaces and didn't eat much. Wannabes bought them and then discarded them like last year's shoes. Of couse no one made... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Annie Preece loves dogs. In fact she is a dog owner herself and her West Hollywood neighborhood is filled with dogs – and owners who don't pick up after them. Finally she had enough and posted a sign in her yard "To the person who lets their dog poop on our lawn and doesn't clean it up: First of all, it's beyond rude." She went on to threaten anyone who would not pick up their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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--since I last wrote a post about she-who-won't-be-named-on-my-blog. But she's back because of recently: Buying a teacup Pomeranian puppy 2½ inches long and under 2 inches tall On the internet For a reported $13,000 - $20,000 From a puppy broker/seller Named Joanne Pauze Who owns Betty's Teacup Yorkies Which is a home-based business in Canada Which buys dogs from breeders in Korea And who shared all the details with TMZ And who now expects that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 20 Chicago Bears - 28 Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Black Dog Syndrome, the real or imagined idea that black dogs are the most often killed and the last adopted from shelters, may have origins in ancient folklore. According to British folklore, during the 16th century Black Shuck, an enormous devil dog, terrorized East Anglia. Black Shuck is described as seven feet tall with flaming red eyes and shaggy black hair. Black Shuck first appeared during a storm in 1577 at the Holy Trinity Church... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Animal Cracker, a novel by Andi Brown The narrator, 25-year-old Diana Salvi, has just landed her dream job as director of communications for a well-funded animal shelter in Boston. At first she tries to establish a good working relationship with her boss, Hal, a 60-ish man with movie star good looks and a weakness for manicures and botox. But soon she realizes that although Hal is the darling of the good old boys on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter has come up with a clever commercial that asks what would happen if puppies held their own football tailgate party. These homeless puppies would love to spend the football season watching the game with a new owner. They wouldn't even care what team as long as there is play, food, and a ball involved. Tailgating puppies! from Santa Fe Animal Shelter on Vimeo. While a lot of humans have missed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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“Who's my good girl?” and all those other things that we say to our dogs may just be noisy hot air to them, according to a recent study. Researchers first evaluated 42 shelter and pet dogs who were brought into a room one at a time. One person would offer only verbal praise while the other pet the dog. In the second part of their study, 72 shelter and pet dogs were placed in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 28 Dallas Cowboys - 17 Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey: The Cutest Corgis in the World by Susie Brooks For me the Corgi breed has been an acquired taste. With their long bodies, outsize ears, and squatty legs they have always looked, well...wrong. But Queen Elizabeth has shown me the error of my ways. Bred to be sturdy cattle herding dogs, Corgis are at home on the range, in a suburban dog park or running aroumd a castle. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Police officer Sgt. Ryan Stark bids farewell to his fallen canine partner. More than 1000 police personnel, civilians and dozens of service dogs attended the funeral of Kye, a 3-year-old German Shepherd K-9 killed in the line of duty in Oklahoma City. Kye was fatally injured when he and Officer Stark responded to a stolen car report. The suspect led officers on a car chase and crashed into a ditch, then he attempted to flee... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog