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Jan
Northern California
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From "A slightly R-rated dog blog" Pi the Greyhound Labrador cross had destroyed everything in Jonny Dean-Hastie and Chris Hastie's house in Perth, Australia - but is now content with his bizarre toy. He discovered the rubber dildo stuck to the back of his owners' bathroom door and now won't... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Surrounded by children, Jacob, a 4-year-old Golden Retriever, wears a vest that reads: PLEASE PET ME. He is one of 19 specially trained dogs currently in Parkland, Florida to support family and friends of those lost when Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The dogs are part of a group of 130 Golden Retrievers, K9 Comfort Dogs, run by Lutheran Church Charities, which trains dogs to act as therapy animals... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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We love to find animal shelters where the staff has found creative ways to draw public attention and market their furry little products. Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control in North Carolina is posting coverage of winter Olympic events on YouTube with adoptable puppies and kittens performing. Puppy Slalom and Kitty Hockey are among the winter games. Stay tuned for videos of Kitten Bobsled, Doggy Downhill and an attempt at Kitty Snowboarding. There is a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jason Lee/Reuters As China celebrates the Year of the Dog, hundreds of millions of Chinese are returning to their hometowns to spend the week-long holiday with their families. But for the 23 dogs and handlers that guard China's famous Forbidden City in the center of Beijing, there will be no holiday. According to Chang Fumao, 59, the head of the canine patrol, who has trained the dogs for more than 30 years: There is no... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Twice a month, Sting, a 10-yeat-old retired Greyhound, visits a Minnesota library to be read to by young kids as part of a program called Paws to Read. He's participated for the last two years. It gives kids a chance to improve their reading skills in a fun and non threatening way by reading to a dog. Sting's visits usually last for about an hour with three students reading for 20 minutes each. But that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Fido's Facebook Fido’s Taproom in Portland is the world's first dog taphouse, according to its owner Scott Porter. It's part beer hall, part dog adoption center. He got the idea three years ago when he visited a cat cafe. On one side Fido's is a family oriented drinking hall with wine, cider and 30 taps of beer. The walls are plastered with pictures of dogs and the TVs play videos of dogs. "All the pictures... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Sara Castellanos WSJ A lot of high-level government officials attended the International Conference on Cyber Security, hosted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Fordham University, But one FBI staffer stole the show with her shiny yellow coat and wet nose. Harley demonstrated how dogs can help law enforcement officials in criminal cases. She practiced sniffing for electronics in the staged environment, impressing everyone. Harley is the only electronic storage device detection dog in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman, Nicole Grimes, got a puppy she named Chloe when she was 10 years old. Four years later her dad got a job working from home which involved a lot of time on the telephone. Chloe, a Poodle mix, constantly barked at everything in her zip code. So her parents took the dog back to the Humane Society, and Nicole never saw her again. Then last week one of her Facebook friends... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Feb 8, 2018 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Photo by JamesPreston We all know that dogs have a variety of important jobs, but one dog in Michigan got a letter saying he qualifies for $360 per week in unemployment funds. The dog named Ryder, who lives with his owner Michael Haddock and family in Saugatuck, Michigan, received a letter from the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. The official document was addressed to “Michael Ryder,” and the dog’s employer is listed as a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Placer County, California sheriff’s deputy and an off-duty Highway Patrol officer were credited with saving the life of a dog that was struck by a car and pinned beneath the vehicle on Interstate 80. Deputy Stan Semenuk, a sheriff’s K-9 handler, saw a Bloodhound run across the eastbound lanes of traffic. Then the dog jumped over the center divider and ran across the westbound lanes, causing massive braking as cars tried to avoid hitting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Dear AT&T: Here’s an idea. Stop treating your internet customers like steaming piles of mindless doggie doodoo, hire native English-speaking tech support workers, and you can save a lot of the millions you are now spending on marketing. Just a thought. Sincerely, A customer Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Casper the Poodle who saves his diabetic owner’s life daily (and nightly) by warning her when she’s about to have a hypoglycemic attack. The Lizard brain award goes to the man, Justin Santagati,who seems to live life in a lizard brain mode. After fleeing police he bit a police dog who bit back before the man was Tasered and arrested. Larry Nassar is a sick evil pervert who will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Preston, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, sits outside a Michigan courtroom where over 100 women and girls have testified against super sleazeball Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, former Michigan State University and Olympic gymnastics team doctor. Normally Preston would be next to victims of child sexual abuse on the witness stand when they are testifying, but in this case public interest is high, there are many witnesses and the courtroom is crowded. "Having Preston here has just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There is a saying in journalism that if a dog bites a man, that isn’t a story, but if a man bites a dog that is a story. This is a story. It all started Boscawen, New Hampshire when police were called to a home where they were told someone had been shot. Two people at the home who were wanted on outstanding warrants tried to run away when police attempted to arrest them, according... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles think they got no respect at the playoffs. With their quarterback out for the season, the Eagles became the first No. 1 seed to start the playoffs as a home underdog. So when they beat the Falcons last week, Philadelphia Eagles’ Chris Long and Lane Johnson walked off the field wearing dog masks. Of course the fans picked up on that and bought every dog mask that they could... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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As many of you know, China the country and I have had a stormy relationship through the years. Shortly after I first started this website, StatCounter told me I had regular readers in China. I was thrilled. Then a couple years later a large number of healthy dogs in this country were getting sick or dying from food that contained a substance called melamine. The FDA traced the melamine to products imported from China and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Just when you think you've heard it all-- A Chinese university student has been fined for trying to smuggle a puppy onto a flight by hiding it in a fake pregnant belly, according to the South China Morning Post, The woman, who was not named, was stopped by a security officer after passing through a scanner at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in the central China province of Hubei, Wuhan Evening News reported. The officer became... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Reuters photo A growing number of Chinese people are willing to spare no expense when it comes to indulging their dogs. Investors are rushing to provide not just food and toys but spa-like grooming salons, movie theatres just for dogs (above) and fancy dog hotels. Mao Zedong must be twirling in his grave. Under his communist leadership pets were banned for being too bourgeois. Dogs were considered suitable only as entrées. The pet dog population... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Moths and other insects can do irreparable damage to priceless artwork. So the Boston Museum is conducting a pilot project to see if a dog’s nose can stop the damage before it starts. Riley, a 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy, appears to be the first to be trained specifically to detect insect pests that could damage artwork. Riley belongs to and will be trained by Nicki Luongo, the museum's director of protective services. The Weimaraner is easy... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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William Leaukhart/Hartford Courant Texas, a Connecticut state police Bloodhound, went missing when his handler tripped and dropped the leash during a search for a man in the woods. The missing man eventually was found, but Texas was lost. He was found two days later with his leash tangled in a fence. He was in good shape, just hungry and thirsty with a small cut on his paw. Let’s be clear that Texas didn’t run away.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The history of ice on Earth from New Scientist Primitive humans, clad in animal skins, trekking across vast expanses of ice in a desperate search to find food. That’s the image that comes to mind when most of us think about an ice age. But in fact there have been many ice ages, most of them long before humans made their first appearance. And the familiar picture of an ice age is of a comparatively... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There are signs that the hysteria and legislation involving the Pit Bull is on the way out and people will start judging the dog, not the breed. The various breeds known as Pit Bulls are still the number 1 dogs found in American shelters and the most euthanized. However, over 20 states now have laws prohibiting cities and counties from passing laws that ban or regulate dogs based on breed or appearance. The police department... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Buster Posey Presutti has been cuddling and playing with guests who may be missing their own dogs at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco since 2015. At the front desk Buster greets guests and offers cuddles and kisses. (In case you didn’t know, Buster Posey is the catcher for the San Francisco Giants and is almost as cute as his namesake.) After they check in, guests find a stuffed dog and a note on their beds.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog