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Bear, a 2-year-old black Lab rescue dog, played a key role in making the case against Jared Fogle. Bear has been trained to sniff out electronic devices. During a search of Fogle’s home in Zionsville, Indiana, Bear found a well hidden flash drive that was vital to the investigation and subsequent arrest. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to charges of receiving child pornography and paying for sex with minors. In his short career Bear has... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Toby Brooks was 9-years-old when he got Coco for a birthday present and they have been together ever since. Today he has three young daughters, ages 8, 3 and 2. One of the children left the gate open on July 20 and Coco went missing from their home in North Carolina. When she couldn’t be found, they feared the worse for their tiny dog who is blind and deaf. Nearly three weeks later she turned... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
It was a long, expensive journey but Georgia Bradley, a British university student, and Pepper, the stray dog who rescued her, are together at last. It all started when Ms. Bradley was walking on a remote beach in Greece while her boyfriend was at a nearby café. She was approached by two strange men who invited her to go for a drink, then continued to harass her when she rejected them. Becoming more aggressive, one... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
You were not the only one. Last fall the official U.S. government weather bureau, known as the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (CPC), predicted that temperatures would be above normal from November through January across much of the lower 48 states. That was probably because of, you know, global warming which will keep children of the future from ever seeing snow, among many predictions that have not panned out. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Here is a story I never thought I would see, considering the relationship the country of China has had with dogs under communism. Following the massive warehouse explosion in Tianjin that killed over 100 people and injured more than 700, rescue crews found a miraculously unhurt puppy in the blast zone three days later. Amid all the death and destruction the puppy is being celebrated as a rare bit of good news, a “ray of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Last month Gizmo, a Chihuahua, and Duke, a Pit Bull, were surrendered by their family to a high kill shelter in southern California. Both dogs showed signs of neglect. Duke’s ears looked like someone had cut them with scissors. As they are being surrendered, a surveillance video shows a young girl rudely pulling on Gizmo’s leash and Gizmo turning to Duke for comfort. When the shelter workers separated the dogs, Duke reacted angrily as Gizmo... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I can't believe that I forgot Odie.
Ten years ago this month Hurricane Katrina blew into Louisiana, causing 80 per cent of New Orleans to be flooded. As a result of the hurricane or its aftereffects, approximately 600,000 pets died or were abandoned. Up until Katrina there was no protocol for pets in disaster relief. Animals were considered livestock, not a priority. What happened during the rescue attempts is that many people refused to be evacuated without their pets. Often residents had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Name the cartoon dog associated with each phrase. Ten dogs, ten phrases. Answers are below. Scooby Doo Krypto Marmaduke Daisy Hot Dog Dogbert Snoopy Underdog Pluto Sandy ___1. The Red Baron ___2. Sweet Polly Purebred ___3. I'da gotten by with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids. ___4 Elmer the puppy ___5. The planet with the red sun ___6 The anti-dog ___7. 1930 ___8. The Archies ___9. The Winslows ___10. Daddy Warbucks Answers Arch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
One of the most popular comics through the years is Archie. Archie and his friends -- Jughead, the perpetually hungry—Betty, the girl next door—Veronica, the rich girl across town—and Reggie, the rival -- were teenagers before any of us were and they stayed teenagers far longer than we did. With their popularity and name recognition, several TV shows were launched during the 60s. The gang got together to play in a band called The Archies.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Andrew and Momo go a road trip Andrew Knapp is a talented photographer. There are a lot of talented photographers around, but what sets Andrew apart is his assistant and BFF Momo, a brown eyed, totally adorable Border Collie. Momo has a talent for hiding in Andrew’s photos, and finding Momo is a great game for people of all ages. It’s like finding Waldo except that Momo is cuter, the setting is more attractive and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Abby, a 4-pound Chihuahua, was found in a warehouse in Phoenix stuck to a glue trap which is commonly used to trap rodents. When Emergency Animal Medical Technicians from the Arizona Humane Society arrived, she was face down and having trouble breathing because of glue in her nose and mouth. Back at the doggie hospital it was peanut butter to the rescue. The peanut butter oil loosened the sticky glue and it was painlessly removed,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Siriusly. A man was driving in San Francisco when a street light pole crashed down on the hood of his car, missing him by about a foot. Why did this happen? Public Utilities Commission spokesman Tyrone Jue said We believe there was some contribution of dog or human urine on the base of the pole. It has actually been an issue for us in the past. We encourage people and dogs alike to do their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Because there are so many Chihuahuas in California shelters, some do not find forever homes. It's even harder for a dog who has been severely damaged by life. But with a little help from their friends these two little guys, Eddie the Terrible and Fireman, beat the odds. Eddie the Terrible, a little tan Chihuahua, arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley as a “well fed stray,” which I’m guessing means that his former... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Sorry, I should have included a link. It's there now.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2015 on What money can't do at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Aug 9, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Rose Ann Bolasny from Queens, NY has rewritten her will to leave jewelry, a trust fund and a vacation home to her Maltese, Bella Mia. We decided that we had given her such a lavish life that we wanted to make sure she’d still have what she was accustomed to when I was gone, Bolasny told The Post. Bolasny insists that Bella Mia deserves to be pampered because she has donated and volunteered more of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Silent Creed is the second in a new series featuring former Marine and dog handler, Ryder Creed. I reviewed her first book Breaking Creed last month. Alex Kava has previously written a best-selling series featuring FBI profiler, Maggie O’Dell, who appears prominently in this new series. When catastrophic avalanches hit North Carolina, Creed with one of his trained dogs is hired to do search and rescue. A mysterious government research facility is among the structures... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Either she is incredibly happy.... Or somebody got the order wrong. (probly the first one) Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I would be wrong. On July 22 the Monterey Herald reported that a 6-week-old Chihuahua with red toenails had been found crying, abandoned in a lavender pet carrier behind a restaurant in downtown Salinas, California. He was brought in by a Good Samaritan to the Monterrey County SPCA. The story of the abandoned pup spread across the country and even went international with the warning that if the former owners are found they could be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Legend is a cute, friendly Labrador Retriever with an extraordinary job in the criminal justice system. He is a therapy dog used to comfort witnesses and victims, including children, in the Kern County (Bakersfield, CA) courtroom. Recently he spent over an hour with his nose in the lap of a child on the witness stand as she explained how her stepfather had shot her mother in the head. No child should have to witness something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
My favorite minor league team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, have unveiled their 2015 uniforms, “Dog Jersey 2.0.” The jerseys were designed by children in the nonprofit arts group, Creative Kids, Inc. They will be auctioned to raise money for Creative Kids and for From the Heart Rescue, a group that helps injured, abused and abandoned dogs. Last year the team auctioned off uniforms with a huge Chihuahua face and got national attention, even a post... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The Golden Poodle award goes to the rocket scientists who built a space probe and launched it in 2006 on a journey of over 3 billion miles to fly by and photograph Pluto the planet in 2015. After waiting nine years they learned this month that their project was a success. A second Golden Poodle award (because I can) goes to Rabbit the Poodle who was born without paws and to all the humans who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog