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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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Now you and your dog can wear matching pajamas! Fabdog, an upscale canine clothing retailer, has come up with four different designs of matching sleepwear. The company “brings human style to your dog. We dress your dog as you’d dress yourself—with class, quality, and a bit of an edge.” Since studies show most people prefer dogs to people, why not dress alike? These outfits are perfect to throw a slumber party, watch movies, eat popcorn,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From A Slightly R-Ratted Dog Blog Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Vettis OR… If you had to choose between a puppy getting hurt and some random dude on the street getting hurt, which would you choose? A study at Northeastern University found that the overwhelming majority of people have more compassion and empathy for dogs than for humans. The only people we worry about more than dogs are babies. Researchers gave 240 participants one of four fake newspaper reports. The articles described an attack “with a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Smart parents should know that their children lack the experience to be totally responsible and will need adult guidance.
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Adopting a dog can be a terrible experience for some families. If the children whine and make all sorts of promises they don’t understand until they get a dog and then lose interest like they do with toys, this can cause serious disagreements in a family. A dog who is ignored and not taught manners soon becomes a behavior problem or, sadly, is taken to the shelter to be yet another unadoptable dog with poor... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble. It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Microsoft, Medicare, and Social Security - What a great bunch they are – always looking out for us, calling us... You may remember a year or so ago when the gang at Microsoft (Kevin, Steve, Sean and Michelle—all with Middle Eastern accents) were sitting around in some big fancy Microsoft room monitoring the millions of computers worldwide that use Windows and suddenly they noticed that... OMG, Jan's computer just got a virus. We must call... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Fortitude Press Rocky, a seven-month-old sheepdog, enjoyed bossing around the big dumb sheep. It's what he was bred and born to do. When a gate was left open, he took it upon himself to herd the flock on his owner’s farm—not into their pen but into the house. The entire flock was found roaming the hallway and chilling in the kitchen. According to the owner Rosalyn Edwards from Devon, nine nervous sheep who didn't know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From A Slightly R rated dog blog Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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(Image created by Jeff Reeves/CBS North Carolina) Police were questioning Warren Demesme, then 24, in a New Orleans child rape case. It was October, 2015, it was the second interrogation, and the suspect was getting frustrated. At one point he said, "If y'all, this is how I feel, if y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It would seem that the practical application of a dog’s nose is limited only by human imagination. Because of the short growing season in Canada, NatureFresh Farms, a family owned farm based in Ontario, produces much of the food in large greenhouses, thus providing locally grown vegetables 12 months a year. Last year they had an outbreak of pepper weevil, a pest that cannot be controlled by regular systems or spotted by humans. Once it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award for October goes to Jefe the Chihuahua. When rescuers from the Arizona Humane Society picked up his best friend, Jericho the German Shepherd who was sick with Valley fever, Jefe panicked. He jumped on top of his buddy and *said,* “Not without me.” UPDATE: This bonded pair recently went together to a “wonderful home,” according to the AHS. The Lizard Brain award goes to people who think they can get a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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French President Emmanuel Macron's 2-year-old black Labrador-Griffon rescue dog Nemo conducts himself in a presidential manner...usually. The first video shows his impeccable manners greeting a distinguished visitor. BUT he is a dog… and dogs being dogs it is essential for them to mark their territories from time to time. Even if it is on a fireplace in a gilded and chandeliered room in the Élysée Palace, the official home of the French president during a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Remember Thor, the tiny puppy who was discovered near death at an apartment complex in Illinois? The puppy was taken to a veterinarian, who was able to save his life and find a loving home for him. The puppy was named “Thor,” because of his strength in recovering from his wounds. The local humane society was deluged with over $7000 in donations. After Thor’s vet bills were paid, the rest went into “the Thor Fund”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The severely neglected pup had been found on the side of a road. Mats this bad can be life threatening. Blood flow can stop, painful bruising can occur; they can be unable to walk and to urinate and defecate. The fur is usually infested with fleas, another health risk. So when Kari Falla, a pet groomer in Oviedo, Florida, saw photos of a neglected dog on Facebook, she opened her doors at midnight to help... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Not to be mean, but how could anyone with an IQ higher than a sock puppet wire money to an individual on the internet they’ve never met to buy a product they’ve never seen? According to the Better Business Bureau Americans continue to file tens of thousands of complaints about puppy scams with consumer organizations and law enforcement agencies. People who have studied these scams believe that at least 80% of the sponsored advertising sites... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The big news in dogdom this week is a study of puppy dog eyes — the pleading look dogs give by lifting their inner brow and widening their eyes. It’s the look we get when we’re trying to enjoy a snack while our deprived dog is just hoping for a scrap. BUT WAIT... The study, conducted by researchers at the Dog Cognition Centre at the University of Portsmouth in Britain, closely monitored dogs' facial expressions.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From "A Sightly R Rated Dog Blog" Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Carrie Fisher’s beloved French Bulldog Gary was among the thousands watching the second trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. His official Instagram site with 142,000 followers ran this heartbreaking photo of him watching her on screen as General Leia Organa. The caption read, “Just watched the new trailer of The Last Jedi and my mom looks more beautiful than ever.” with the hashtags #garymisseshismom, #garyloveshismom, garyloveshisfans, #garyfisher, #thelastjedi The late actress’ longtime companion, a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It is a wonderful world that rescues dogs as well as humans. The dog was returned to the owners on shore and the helicopter crew returned to its training session. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The recent story of the bonded German Shepherd and the Chihuahua reminded me of one of my favorite dog stories. It happened in Georgia. I wrote about it several years ago: When a well fed Poodle with a good haircut showed up at the Southern Hope Humane Society in Fulton County, Georgia, workers assumed he would soon be found by owners and returned to a privileged lifestyle. But when no one came forward, one of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It did. I love dog books as long as they don't...you know...die
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Many of you are familiar with Jackie’s delightful blog Pooch Smooches and her enchanting rescue dog Rita who often has thought-bubbles over her head. I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Jackie’s fourth novel Stray Magic. If you love dogs and you probably wouldn’t be here if you didn’t, you will find this most enjoyable. Cara Snow is in a bad place in her life. Newly divorced, her ex had discovered extreme... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jefe the Chihuahua and Jericho the German Shepherd came to the Arizona Humane Society already a bonded couple. Jericho is living with Valley Fever, an infection caused by fungus in the soil, and Jefe is determined to protect him. These two will need to go home together, and there will be no adoption fee for either. Anyone interested call AHS' Alternative Placement team at 602.997.7585 Ext. 2156. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog