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Ginger, a most intelligent 2-year-old German Shepherd, broke out of the Apple Valley Animal Shelter in California. She had been surrendered by her owner when he became homeless. He didn’t want her to have to live in his car so he brought her in, hoping she would find a more suitable home. Ginger, thinking it was all a big mistake, planned and carried out her escape. She managed to break out of her cage and,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
This ridiculous insulting overpriced item showed up for sale in a news reader recently. I love denim. I have a line of jeans, shorts, and jackets. I wear them with tee shirts, sweat shirts, blazers, silk blouses, and cashmere sweaters. Some are old enough to vote. Some are even old enough to hold office. Many show tender signs of age which I love, but none looks like this. None look like a psychopath had viciously... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Spoiler alert: the human had no chance. An Illinois county sheriff deputy, Brett Bartunek, pulled over a car for changing lanes without signaling and having no license plate lights. The driver, Javier Gomez-Mendoza, 58, produced a Mexican driver’s license and said he was on his way to visit his daughter. But when Sem, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, smelled the vehicle, he alerted to the presence of narcotics near the muffler. When the deputy observed suspicious... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Something about spending money on animals brings out the starving children card in a few people. You seldom get this when someone buys a lavish yacht, sports car, race horse, or piece of jewelry. Helen Turner, who owns a dog grooming business in the UK, wanted to celebrate the birthday of her two Chihuahuas, Salvador and Purdy. So she planned a lavish party that cost over $5000 USD. Since Chihuahuas come from Mexico originally, she... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Pizza is a cheese and tomato sandwich with sometimes additional protein and veggies, so yes.
Credit: Alamy Recent studies show that a diet rich in cheese might be good for our health. Like most of you I pay more attention to the scientific studies I agree with. More and more we are reading of studies showing the health benefits of dairy products after years of cholesterol hysteria and negative press. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that eating cheese could help to improve health by increasing our levels of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Since writing about Browser the library cat and July Golden Poodle recipient, I have been doing a little research on cats. Browser was originally brought in to the library from the city animal shelter to solve the rodent problem. The exterminator had put down poison which got on some of the books which then had to be cleaned. Fearing that children would be handling the books, the staff did what people have done from the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group You don’t, according to Michael Uly, a San Diego tech entrepreneur and owner of Abbie Girl pictured above. The Australian Kelpie is a rock star of dog surfing. Dog surfing is now a thing and according to the dog owners you just allow the dogs to learn by themselves. According to Michael They first just got to like it, and they kind of discover surfing on their own. Abbie started... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
And owners with disposable income and a guilty conscience The Dog PC…yes, a PC for dogs This could be the future of dog computing –- a five foot model of a London-style double-bus, it has a built-in food box, camera and speaker and a touch screen to bring gaming into the dog world. Just don't expect your dog to write a novel or a play while you are at work. The system currently has a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I pretty much ignore them too unless they talk about how healthy chocolate and red wine are.
Apparently there is little reliable evidence that flossing actually works to prevent cavities and help maintain dental health. Recommendations to floss daily have been removed from some dental and government health guidelines. Incorrect flossing may do more harm than good by pushing plaque down underneath the gums. (You should probably continue flossing so that you won’t have to lie to your dental hygienist who can inflict pain on you and who believes that Flossing is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I'm guessing some chemicals were involved.
Poncho the Chihuahua has his very own room and it could not be cuter. His owner, Betty McCall of Pitts, Georgia, along with her two sisters and a carpenter created a personalized room under the stairs. She said that Poncho gets nervous when there are a lot of people visiting so she had a dog crate for him to get away from it all. But why settle for a crate when he can have his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
but sometimes they seem unbelievably stupid. Police say a man broke into a home on Martha’s Vineyard in the daytime, took a few things and painted the resident dog purple. But wait, there’s more. Police responded to a call to a neighborhood around 2:30 pm when it was reported that a man had stolen a vehicle, crashed it and then fled on foot. Soon after, they responded to a nearby home where someone had broken... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
So you probably won't be voting for him on DWTS?
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2016 on Defending Ryan at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
USA Today did an extensive investigation of the Ryan Lockte incident. (Now there’s a radical idea for journalism—investigating instead of repeating rumors, ignoring facts, and embellishing a story.) Investigators found Lochte and his teammates are not entirely in the wrong and that the Rio police chief may also have a slight case of pants on fire. … a narrative of the night’s events – constructed by USA TODAY Sports from witness statements, official investigations, surveillance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I could not agree more, Dennis
One of the purposes of dogs seems to be to bring joy to the most catastrophic events. Pope Francis shook the paw and blessed a dog named Leo who was part of a rescue team looking for survivors after the devastating earthquake that took nearly 300 lives. The black Labrador Retriever was part of a rescue team that found a 4-year-old girl alive in the rubble that was once her home. She was in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
In Italy rescuers laid out coffins for victims of the earthquake. A blonde Cocker Spaniel refused to leave the side of his human during a mass funeral held for the victims. The dog was photographed in a gymnasium where the funerals took place. The earthquake took the lives of 291 people. And in Spain a dog named Maya is keeping a six day vigil outside the doors of hospital in Alicante. Maya is waiting for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I never doubted it either. But i love how science is validating what dog owners have known and have been ridiculed for saying,.
The Golden Poodle award goes to Gobi, the little stray dog who picked out her running mate and new owner from a field of 101 runners at the 155-mile extreme Marathon in China. Then while she was waiting for her quarantine to begin so she could join him in Scotland, she slipped away, probably to search for her running mate, and got lost. Fortunately the story had another happy ending. The Lizard Brain award goes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
(BORBALA FERENCZY / AP) The use of the MRI has provided many scientific breakthroughs in the study of the brain of the dog. Once again science is backing up what dog owners have always known. Dogs know what we are saying to them. Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs while their owners were talking to them. They found the dog brain processed words with the left hemisphere and intonation was processed with the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
We go to the hospital to get well, not to get sicker. But some of the country’s leading medical institutions are losing the battle to protect patients from drug-resistant bacteria. Enter Angus. Angus is the first dog who has been taught to track down the most common kind of superbug called Clostridium difficile or C.diff. This is a bacterium which forms spores so it can remain in the environment for long periods. It is highly... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
(4Deserts/PA Wire) Remember Gobi, the cute little stray dog who picked out her human at the 155-mile extreme marathon race across China’s Gobi desert and ran most of the race with him? At the end of the race the runner Dion Leonard and the dog he named Gobi had an unbreakable bond. He made arrangements for her to travel to his home in Scotland after the quarantine requirements and all the paperwork were completed. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog