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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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Harley will work with the Westchester County NY police and the FBI to sniff out hidden hard drives, thumb drives, SD cards, and other storage devices to help investigate and prosecute a wide variety of crimes, including terrorism, financial fraud, and child pornography. Harley, a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever, was originally slated to be a guide dog, but she had too much energy. Now that excess energy is useful in her new crime fighting career. She... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In Japan officials from the Miyazaki Prefectural Government called a press conference to warn about a tick which carries thrombocytopenia syndrome. The disease has struck several residents and caused the death of one man. To illustrate the point the officials brought in one live insect and one dead one. Both were laid out on a table. But when an official tried to use tweezers to pick up the living blood-sucking, disease carrying beast, it demonstrated... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Denny’s has released a new mascot, and it could be the worst marketing idea ever. It is supposed to be a smiling breakfast sausage with a fedora hat, but the internet thinks it looks like something else. The Dennys turd is here with lunch Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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The Japanese love their techno toys and they take body odor very seriously. So they have come up with ways to combine the two. They have an app that tells you if your armpits need attention. A female robot checks for halitosis. And next will come a robot puppy that smells your feet. The cute pup has an odor sensor for a nose. When all is well smell-wise, it wags its tail and looks cute.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Jeff Baenen, AP Three Square Market, a small start-up in Wisconsin, has gotten a lot of attention as the first company in the US to implant microchips in employees. This will allow those employees to make purchases in their break room, open doors, login to computers and use the copy machine among other things. The chip will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger. Each chip costs $300 and will be... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Thousands of pets have been reunited with their families because the animal was microchipped. Some were returned in a few hours, some years after all hope was gone. Some have been found thousands of miles from home and reunited with their joyful families. Microchips have proven to be very effective. A study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It’s hard to believe that someone would fire a gun near a children’s birthday party, but that’s what happened in Atlanta in April. In what police believe was a gang related revenge shooting, 5-year-old Abriya Ellison was shot as she played in a bounce house. The injury left her paralyzed from the waist down. Last week, Abriya finished three months of intense therapy at a local hospital where she impressed everyone with her energy and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This might be a more appropriate topic for my evil twin Skippy’s blog. From Etsy, this is a 2018 calendar of 12 pooping dogs in full color, including Great Dane, Boxer, Miniature Pinscher, Jack Russell Terrier, Husky, German Shepherd, Chocolate Labrador, English Bulldog and more as each answers the call of nature on a lush landscape. It could be the most memorable gift that someone receives this holiday season. This is the ultimate gag gift... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Sep 7, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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When we hear about dog festivals in China it usually involves some sort of cuisine, but China is a large and diverse country. Villagers from the ethnic Miao people in the Guizhou province have worshiped dogs for centuries. As part of an annual festival the villagers strap a chosen dog onto a sedan chair and carry it over rice paddies as a god. According to legend, a dog led the early settlers to a sacred... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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As many papers as I have graded, you would think that I would be good at proofreading. But I’m not good at proofing my own stuff. I read what is supposed to be there— not what is there. More than a few times I have read a blog post or something I wrote in the past and… O Crap. How could I have missed that? A long time blogging buddy sent me an email that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Harley the blind therapy dog who inspires so many. The Lizard Brain award goes to whoever is responsible for WICHITA STATY UNIVERSITE on the campus water tower. Everyone noticed. The Neanderthal award goes to the teenager who put deep cuts on the neck of a 6-week-old puppy. This is a deeply disturbed person who needs a lot of help. A second Neanderthal award goes to the breeders and judges... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation based out of Santa Paula, California has sent 14 trained search and rescue dogs and their handlers to the Houston area. The non-profit, non-governmental organization selects dogs out of shelters and trains them to work in disaster situations such as Hurricane Harvey all over the world. The rescued are trained to rescue. Not every dog can succeed in search and rescue. These are dogs that not only enjoy working... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Aug 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo:Jennifer Russell Six-week-old Thor was discovered near death by children in an apartment complex in Illinois. He had lain for 24 hours with deep cuts on his neck. Officials say it’s one of the worst cases of animal abuse they’ve seen. This was not an accident or dog fight. This was somebody intentionally inflicting pain on a tiny innocent puppy. As we see so often, there are far more good people than evil. Over $2000... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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With all the bars and restaurants around, a catchy and memorable name is helpful to attract customers. This is one of the cutest names and logos we’ve seen. The Brutal Rottweiler would just turn people away and The Docile Poodle would bore them. Three Denver band mates, members of Son Survivor, hope to open it in October. The name came from filling time during rehearsal by giving children's songs and nursery rhymes the death-metal treatment.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Thankfully the AKC continues to become less relevant all the time.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2017 on WHY? at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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THEN NOW A study in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology shows the troubling state of the modern German Shepherd dog. The two leading causes of death for the breed in the UK are musculoskeletal disorders and "inability to stand.” If you add deaths from spinal cord disorders, the study suggests that almost half of German Shepherds (45%) die from issues that are likely linked to the stresses caused by abnormal conformation. In sadder words their breeders... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Mexico City family of 7-year-old Sol adopted Morgan, an adorable floppy-eared puppy, back in May. Sol and Morgan were best friends when suddenly Morgan disappeared. They searched everywhere, but no Morgan. That night Sol decided to make LOST DOG posters to hang around the neighborhood, hoping someone had seen him. The only problem was the family had no pictures of Morgan. Sol was both creative and resourceful. She drew a picture of Morgan calling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A creative dog-groomer who regularly paints her Poodle for competitions defends herself in the UK Daily Mail. Vikki Pearman, 41, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, claims animals love all the attention. Pearman owns a grooming salon and has 10 years of grooming experience. Her Poodle, Lacie, is regularly entered in creative dog grooming competitions and they have come in first an impressive six times. She said, The process takes no longer than I spend on any other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Virginia family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Wilber Zarate had sued PETA for taking Maya, his young daughter's 3-year-old Chihuahua, from the porch of their home and killing her before the end of a required five-day grace period required by state law. PETA has agreed to pay the family $49,000 and donate $2,000 to a local SPCA. The family had sought up to $7 million. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jodi, I don't either but there is a whole large family in LA making a lot of money doing that now.
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A question from a new reader asking who won’t be named and why. Think capital of France + hotel chain. Got it? About 10 years ago this woman was everywhere. Bereft of talent she was trying to sing, act, model and hawk merchandise. She was all over print media and the internet. The paparazzi couldn't get enough of her. She was simply famous for being famous. I wrote the post below as an attempt at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Harley may not have her eyes anymore, but that doesn’t stop her from working as a therapy dog, touching dozens of lives. When she was just 5-years-old she developed glaucoma and went blind. Because she was in pain, a few months later her eyes had to be removed. It was a good decision, according to Harley's owner, Rita Harrell. "When we took her eyes out it was almost like she was a new dog. She... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Mid-day When a four-story residential building collapsed in India, Uday, a six-year-old Labrador Retriever, took just minutes to sniff out and rescue three victims after rescue workers had spent hours looking for them. I'm not sure why it took so long to get the dog to the site. They are better equipped to rescue people. Over 50 were trapped in the rubble and at least 17 were killed. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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