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Jan
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Early this month a silvery grey Pit Bull mix named Cody arrived at the Detroit Dog Rescue. He was listed as a male, but on further review Cody turned out to have both male and female sex organs. Because he she Cody is a Pit Bull, he she Cody will have to have a behavioral test to see if training is necessary before he she Cody can be adopted. Since the adoption process involves spaying... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Travis Braun (left) and Jacob Chase pose with the canine cast members from their winning commercial. Travis Braun has won the annual Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” competition. He wrote and produced the commercial Doritos Dogs which was directed by Jacob Chase. Braun was a journalism major at Franklin College in Indiana. After graduating, he went to L.A. to pursue a career in TV writing. In addition to the prize money, Braun has won a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This may not be scientific, but it could not be cuter. or more accurate. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Panthers head coach Ron Rivera gives a police dog a tummy rub on his way to practice. NFL photo Super Bowl 50, or as I like to call it, Super Bowl L will be held Sunday in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, drawing 70,000 to the stadium and thousands more to sports bars around the Bay Area. Millions more across the country and across the world will be watching on television. Making it a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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According to Yahoo Sports the puppy challenge is sweeping the National Hockey League. It goes like this-- Adorable young fan with amazing seats makes a sign informing a specific player that his or her parents will get them a puppy if that player scores a goal. Player sees that sign, and is thus motivated to do the 2016 version of Babe Ruth hitting a home run for a child in a hospital bed, which is... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Huanglongbing (HLB) is a bacterial plant disease that is fatal to citrus trees. Diseased trees produce bitter, misshapen fruit and die within a few years of becoming infected. There is no cure and they must be isolated and destroyed so they won’t infect other citrus trees. HLB threatens the multi-billion citrus industry, as well as trees in backyards. The disease is spread by a tiny insect called the Asian citrus psylled which feeds on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award will be shared by Oliver the Chihuahua who won a forever home by praying and to John Hwang, the shelter photographer who took the picture. The son of President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe drove from North Dakota to the capital to kidnap the Obama family dog and announce his run for President. Police found guns, ammunition and weapons in his car. The Lizard Brain award goes to the judge who released... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Ludivine, a 2½ year old Bloodhound from Elkmont, Alabama, finished seventh in the Elkmont Train Trek Half-Marathon. Her owner, April Hamlin, had let her outside for a potty break when she noticed some humans having a lot of fun, so she just joined in. According to Hamlin, Ludivine is normally a bit of a sloth, friendly and lazy. But on this day she was channeling her inner Usain Bolt and having a lot of doggie... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Now 20, Nano claims she realized she was born a cat when she was 16 and has adopted cat mannerisms since then. Nano wears pointy dark cat ears and a white tail. She meows and purrs, she hates water, she hisses at dogs, she uses a litter box, and she claims to have a superior sense of hearing and sight which allow her to hunt mice in the dark (although she has never caught one.)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I’ve whined bitched written about the large number of homeless Chihuahuas in California shelters a number of times. Some of them find a way to attract a human to love them. Two-year-old Oliver the Chihuahua was brought into a California shelter where, luckily John Hwang, 41, an occupational therapist, worked as a volunteer photographer. His hobby is telling shelter dogs’ stories through pictures to find good homes for them. He posted the picture of Oliver... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Oregon Truffle Festival There are a lot of people in history I would like to have at a dinner party. One would have to be the first person to eat a truffle. First, they had to fight a pig for a dirt covered fungus that the pig had dug up from the ground in the forest. And then they had to figure out how to prepare it and finally to actually eat it. What were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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An Alaskan Malamute can be a destructive force of nature or a gentle breeze. As a college student, Karissa Lerch from Durham, NC couldn’t afford a dog. So she went to Toys-R-Us and got a toy dog instead. When she finally was able to get a dog, she chose an Alaskan Malamute, named her Luca and gave her the toy dog. They quickly became inseparable. Karissa says: It’s her baby :) She carries it around... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Ventura Co Fire Station 50 --a breed known to be extraordinary athletes and first class escape artists with some astonishing instincts. I n his quest for freedom and adventure, things went terribly wrong for this adorable pup when his head got stuck in a dryer vent. Fortunately it took the Ventura Co Fire Station 50 in Camarillo, CA about 5 minutes to release him. Through the years some of my favorite blog stories have involved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo by Maddie Peschong/Mad Photo & Design When Valerie Parrott got married recently in Sioux Falls, SD, her service dog Bella played an important role, according to ABC News. For the past nearly three years Bella has been helping her to cope with anxiety, panic attacks, and migraines. A wedding day can often bring all three conditions. Just before the ceremony Parrot said her anxiety started to rise as her heart pounded. She and Bella... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photos from Muddy Mutts So a guy in Belgium posed a question on the internet about how dogs should wear pants and the internet went bonkers debating whether they should wear them on the hind legs or on all four legs. I thought Goofy had settled this years ago, but I guess not. With all the problems in the world today, it’s kind of nice when the civilized world can come together on this kind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I never thought I would write a headline like that. I didn’t realize there could be 4000 angry shepherds in the world. But there are in Romania, where sheep farming is the backbone of the rural countryside, home to some 10 million sheep. And they are plenty pissed off at the government. (the shepherds, not the sheep) Some traveled as far as 300 miles to join the protest, many dressed in full length sheepskin. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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People in the Secret Service experience more 5150’s than most of us can imagine. Most of them are loose screwballs, but they can be dangerous. Scott Stockert from North Dakota was arrested at a motel in Washington, DC after authorities had been tipped off by a field office that the man was driving to the capital to kidnap the Obama family dog. The Obamas have two Portuguese Water Dogs, Bo and Sunny. Agents found two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It all started when Reddit user The Red Fox posted the above image and wrote: Somebody brought this bear into doggie day care and it’s legitimately confusing as to whether it’s a dog or a bear. The animal named Bounce is so incredibly cute that it’s hard to tell whether we are looking at a puppy or a cub. She played with the other dogs, but baby animals of different species will often play together.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The tiny Chihuahua is the most destructive breed of dogs according to research from PayingTooMuch.com, causing almost $1300 worth of damage over a lifetime from ripping, scratching, chewing, staining, or digging. Having had many Chihuahuas in my extended family, that has not been my experience. However, too often people overindulge them, allowing them to become out-of-control, destructive little beasts. A well trained Chihuahua is an intelligent, loyal companion who should not, however, be left alone... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In February Gwinnett County, Georgia began a new program called Operation Second Chance. The program allows inmates to train shelter dogs at the jail in order to socialize them so they can find forever homes. Sheriff Butch Conway believes that the program could make a difference not only in the lives of the dogs but also in the lives of the inmates. Things went well for a while until a dog named Rogue, a 15-pound... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I’ve never had a dog who would pass up a chance to chew toilet paper, tissues or even paper towels. For puppies and even well trained, civilized dogs, a roll of toilet paper is like the greatest thing in the entire universe. Someone once asked me if there was a deficiency in their dog’s diet because the dog wanted to eat paper. According to my favorite dog writer, Dr. Stanley Goren, writing in Psychology Today,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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"Dogs and I have very warm feelings for one another." Famous for his shirtless in Siberia, bare chested fishing, hunting, and horseback riding photos, he is mostly covered up in the twelve monthly photos chosen for the Vladimir Putin 2016 calendar. It was produced by a Russian magazine and sells in Russia for 78 rubles. The twelve shots were chosen "to reveal both the president's tough and sensitive sides." Each photo is accompanied by a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Golden Poodle award goes to Rocky, a military working dog, who was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Afghanistan. A second Golden Poodle award (because a tiger has never won it) goes to Amur, a Siberian tiger at the Primorsky Safari Park in Russia. Instead of eating Timur, the goat who was meant for his dinner, they have become close friends. The Lizard Brain award goes to Chipotle which built a national... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Production is expected to start in 2016 after an investment of 200 million yuan ($31 million) The facility will include a cloning production line, a cloned animal center, a gene bank, and a science and education exhibition hall. The first cloning will be Japanese cows in order to lower the price of high quality beef in the Chinese market. There is some question about eating cloned animals, especially coming from a country with a poor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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When his toy Poodle Angel was just 3-years-old, Mike Chesworth of Phoenix, Arizona told her that if she lived to be 15, he would throw her a Quinceañera. Early this month she reached her 15th, and Chesworth pulled out all stops to give her a great celebration—a frilly dress, hair bows, a red carpet, a mariachi band, a Piñata, a bounce house, a pink cake, and human and doggie guests to celebrate the occasion. Unlike... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog