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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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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 8 hours ago 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 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Shortly after the mass shooting in Las Vegas paws on the ground arrived in the form of Golden Retrievers to offer comfort. People can hug them, pet them, cry on their furry shoulders, or confide in them, knowing it will all be confidential. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs is sponsored by Lutheran Church Charities, a nonprofit based out of Northbrook, Illinois. Trained therapy dogs in 23 states work in places like hospitals and nursing homes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I've posted this before but it seems wildly appropriate in light of this previous post. As mighty hunters armed with only our checkbooks, we can go into the forest/jungle/tundra and bring home many nom-noms. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The 101st hockey season began on October 4, 2017, and will end on April 7, 2018. Playoffs will start a few days later and the Stanley Cup Finals will be held in early June. The San Jose Sharks took a first round exit from last year’s playoffs so fans have had to wait a long time to see them on ice. On opening night for the new season, a Sharks fan came with his trusty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From a Slightly From a Slightly R-rated dog blog Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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(Reuters/Jason Reed) Many scientists believe that humans and wild wolves began their relationship around 9000 years ago in Siberia. Certain young wolves were attracted to the garbage around human camps and the humans appreciated having garbage disposals. In a study on dog domestication comparing dogs and their wolf ancestors Princeton University evolutionary geneticist Bridgett vonHoldt recently isolated a genetic mutation that occurs frequently in dogs but rarely in wolves. This mutation is similar to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... We all know that Poodles are brilliant and love to perform. This first scene is adorable. The Poodle seems to be saying "Let me show you how it's done, kid." The toddler tries to get the scooter back, but then turns for help. This all took place in China. We would bet that the Poodle had a lot of scooter training before this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The traditional "Snoopy-type" dog house out in the backyard is a thing of the past. Today's dog is part of the family and people continue to get creative in giving the family dogs their own spaces close to them. California architects Alejandro and Sarah Pijuan of Pijuan Design Workshop (PDW) feature beautiful dog houses, modeled after mid-century architecture--for indoors or a protected outdoor location. Pijuan says PDW’s goal in their designs is to make dogs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Abigail, the former bait dog who was rescued and became the American Humane Hero Dog of the Year. The Lizard Brain award goes to officials in Japan who brought a potentially disease-carrying tick into a press conference and then allowed it to escape. They beat out runner-up Liz Phipps Soeiro, the librarian who called the beloved children's classic The Cat in the Hat "racist propaganda." The Neanderthal award goes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is a picture of Liz Phipps Soeiro, a Massachusetts elementary school librarian who recently earned her 15 minutes of fame by writing a letter rejecting Dr. Seuss books donated to the Cambridgeport Elementary School by First Lady Melania Trump. She said that her school did not ‘need’ the books because it was well funded. There were other schools that needed the books more. But more important Soeiro wrote in the letter to the First... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Not to mention cooperation from all concerned.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2017 on WELCOME HOME, RELAY at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Cube: There must have been a lot of stooping and reaching. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2017 on WELCOME HOME, RELAY at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Cameras clicked and joyful tears flowed as Relay, a German Shepherd-Jack Russell mix, was reunited with her West Palm Beach, Florida family. She had been missing for almost two years. Relay was found in Queens, New York. No one will ever know how she got hundreds of miles from home. Balloons and a welcome home sign adorned the outside of the Moneck home as family members gathered for a reunion that they thought would never... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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If a hideaway under the stairs isn’t enough for your dog, you might go for something like this doggie mansion. Pennsylvania man Aaron Franks has spent the last two years working on a luxury home for his three Pit Bulls. The dogs, he says, are part of the family...which seems pretty evident. It has 3 entrances, electricity, running water, beds, 3 swings, an indoor in-ground pool, security cameras, indoor staircase with ramp, fire hydrant, pirate... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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i did giggle at the sombrero but I didn't notice that the picture was of the dogs playing poker until you brought it to my attention. I magnified the last image and there they all were.
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Assuming it’s not structurally necessary, the space under the stairway is just wasted space…a perfect place for a little doggie apartment. This is Hennessy’s room. It was built by his owner David Maceo of Tampa, Florida. He doesn’t have kids so he gets to spoil Hennessy. This room has a comfortable bed, an electric ceiling light, hardwood floors, and painted walls displaying family photos. The dining room is just off the bedroom. If you’re not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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When a devastating earthquake struck Mexico early this week, Frida, a rescue dog with Mexico’s Navy, was called in. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed more than 270 people in five states with hundreds trapped under collapsed buildings. Wearing protective gear—a padded harness, a pair of goggles and booties to protect her paws—Frida and her handler climb around the rubble hunting for signs of life. During her career Frida has rescued 52 people trapped after natural... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The 7th Annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards honored seven finalists for Hero Dog of the Year. They were treated to an elegant night of celebration at the awards gala in Los Angeles, complete with a walk down the red carpet. Chosen by public vote was Abigail, a courageous former dog fighting bait dog. Found as a stray in Miami, Abigail had scars over her entire body. When she was brought to a rescue center,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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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 Sep 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog