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Via AP An Oregon man, Josh Horner, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for sex abuse, is a free man, thanks to the Oregon Innocence Project and a black Lab named Lucy. A judge dismissed Joshua Horner’s case more than a month after he walked out of Jail when an Oregon Court of Appeals reversed his conviction. He will not have to stand trial for a second time. Horner, a 41-year-old plumber from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Aibo via Sony ...may sound like a lot of money, but consider this: the cost of owning a small dog with a 15-year life expectancy according to the American Kennel Club is over $15,000. And Aibo doesn’t need walks or food or grooming and he never poops. Sony’s smartphone-connected Aibo is making a return to the U.S., with the “first litter” of Aibos slated to be released this month. Aibo was first introduced to the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Humans first started domesticating animals and breeding them for food about 10,000 years ago, according to SCIENCE INSIDER. Since then the way they look has changed drastically. Sheep have lost their horns, pigs have lost their tusks, cows have gained a lot of muscle, chickens are less exotic looking, and turkeys have doubled in weight. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Here we go again. This time it was group of scientists, filmmakers and studemts from the University of Rhode Island. The ill fated venture was sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Your tax dollars at work. Their mission: “Research to aid understanding of/document climate change effects” Certain that the Arctic ice caps were melting at an alarming rate, they planned to film a ”two-hour documentary" to provide a "visually stunning and historically poignant platform... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I enjoy certain TV shows but I’ve never followed the gossip that goes along with them, who is feuding with whom, who is leaving the show and why… But I will admit I am intrigued by the recent off screen drama of NCIS, one of my favorite shows. A number of major characters have left through the years, but Abby, everyone’s favorite Goth-forensic scientist, seemed entrenched in her role. Until this year. Who could blame... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A soot-covered white Poodle survived a wildfire that ravaged land and villages in Greece by crawling into an outdoor oven. The “oven dog” has found a new forever home with Antonia Paraschou, a woman who is familiar with the needs of stray animals. It is estimated that at least 91 people died in the inferno that destroyed seaside resorts, holiday homes and permanent residences. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Getty images Purina calls it a “study” but it isn’t. It is just the result of a questionnaire returned to them. Since dog lovers are most likely to return the questionnaires, we can expect the result to be somewhat skewed. The results are predictable rather than amazing. More than 1,000 dog owners responded to the Purina 2018 Pets and People Survey, 95 percent agreed they saw their canine as part of the family. Half of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Draper City Fire Department Sometimes a kind of happiness can come out of a terrible event. Draper City, Utah Fire Department member Patrick Cullen had been battling the massive blaze in Mendocino County when suddenly one night he heard or felt something that he feared was a mountain lion. Instead bounding out of the darkness came a 2-year-old German Shepherd. He was tired, weak and thirsty having obviously been out there a long time. Cullen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There were a lot of contenders for the Golden Poodle award but the winner is Todd, the young Golden Retriever from Arizona who was bitten by a rattlesnake while protecting his human. The Lizard Brain award goes to Christopher M. Binion, 46, and Mitchell Adkins, 52, two Ohio men who stole a boxed aquarium from the local PetSmart and tried to make their getaway on a motorcycle. The Neanderthal award goes to the sub-humans who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dogs have been patrolling to protect endangered elephants and rhinos in Africa for a long time, but now a new anti-smuggling technique shows great promise in stopping illegal shipments of ivory from going out of the country. Called Remote Air Sampling for Canine Olfaction (RASCO), the dogs will sniff air samples collected from suspected shipments using the technique. Samples are taken of the air in containers using filters and then presented to the dogs who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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One of our favorite historic dog posts was about Stubby or Sergeant Stubby as he was sometimes known. About a century ago Stubby became a hero in World War I. A film "An American Hero" which opened this spring details the heroics of the scruffy little stray Boston Terrier. It all began in New Haven, Connecticut where the 192nd regiment was training. A recruit, J. Robert Conrad, taught Stubby to salute and smuggled him aboard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Source Sean Herron San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit riders agreed that it wasn’t the weirdest thing they had ever seen on BART, but they agreed it was one of the best things. During the morning commute a man boarded in Oakland with an enormous Great Dane. As the train got more and more crowded, the pup did the considerate thing— when he was told to stand up by his human, he stood on two... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The nation's first large domestic violence shelter custom-built for victims to keep their pets in their quarters is expected to open in October in New York City. It will house up to 100 people. It is well established that many women who own pets are reluctant to leave abusive situations because they can’t take the pets into shelters and they are afraid the abuser will harm the pets. Many studies have documented the links between... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo:Newswheel The whole truth is we will never know for certain why dogs do a lot of their strange behaviors. But if you’re a researcher on some university faculty your guess is given more credence—especially if that guess affirms what we know about dogs. Their guess is considered scientific rather than antecdotal but it is still a guess. We know how important smelling is to dogs in getting information about their world. According to Robin... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Nathan Papes/News-Leader) To Jerry Manson, 65, of Springfield, Missouri, Abella, his Chihuahua, was more than just a best friend. "She was my soulmate. I guess I was closer to her than I was to both of my kids. ... People tell me they have never seen a man love a dog like I did. She knew when I was sad. She knew when I was sick.” Thus far, he has spent about $14,000 on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Massachusetts State Police received multiple calls of a dog dashing in and out of traffic on both sides of Interstate 291. What could have resulted in a tragic situation was averted by Trooper Corey Brown. Two other troopers arrived to slow traffic while Brown attempted to capture the dog using…a bright pink teddy bear he happened to have in his cruiser. When the dog grabbed the teddy bear, Brown told the animal to sit and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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People shoplifting expensive puppies from pet shops and making a getaway in a car is not that unusual. But in Niles, Ohio two men were arrested after passing a police car on a motorcycle while the passenger was holding a boxed aquarium reported stolen from the local PetSmart. As a responding officer chased them, the passenger jumped off the bike, breaking the aquarium. He was quickly taken into custody. Meanwhile another officer was chasing the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Todd, a very good Golden Retriever less than a year old, was on a walk with his human, Paula Godwin, in Arizona when he saw a rattlesnake on their path. He quickly jumped between Godwin and the snake. Unfortunately, the snake bit him. Godwin rushed Todd to the doggie hospital where he was successfully treated for the bite. Despite this shocking photo of poor Todd's face as a result of the bite, he is making... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Tia Vargas and her father were on their annual hike this summer in the Grand Tetons. Just below the 11,000-foot peak she ran into a family who had found an injured English Springer Spaniel. The dog’s owner could not be found and the family had children to take care of. Vargas figured it was easier for her to carry the dog down where he could get help for his injuries. Easier thought than done. "I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Sukpaiboonwat/Shutterstock) Maybe size does matter among dogs. We all know dogs can communicate through scent when they urinate. They leave messages about themselves for other dogs to read, known in some circles as pee-mail. We also know that some male dogs lift their legs in order to pee higher. But new research from Cornell University found that smaller dogs lift their legs at an even higher angle than larger dogs, perhaps to make themselves... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Rhea Wholey/AFP Among the 94 participants in Australia’s Ellery Brookman Goldfields Pipeline Half Marathon was a stray dog named Stormy. Stormy ran around introducing himself to all the runners before the race and then joined them at the starting line. He hit every checkpoint and finished with an estimated time of 2:30 — good enough for a top 70 finish. He earned a medal for running 13.1 miles despite having little short stumpy legs. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Apollo, a Pit Bull mix who followed his 2-year-old human on his outdoor adventure. Without Apollo’s tracks to follow, the child might not have been found until it was too late. The Lizard Brain award goes to Florida driver Scott Garrett, 56. When he was stopped for weaving across traffic lanes, he told police his dog was driving. The dog was not cited. Garrett was arrested. The Neanderthal award... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog