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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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Remember: Dogs have different digestive and nervous systems from people. Show your dogs how much you love them by keeping them safe from food that can be bad for some dogs. These Include Bones Fatty turkey Turkey skin Dough and cake batter Beer and liquor Macadamia nuts Mushrooms Grapes and raisins Onions and garlic Nutmeg Chocolate Xylitol sweetener Any chicken jerky treat imported from China (And you might have to remind people that you love... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Fun, practical, whimsical, personal. Everything a gift should be. You'll have fun shopping for it. They will smile when they open it and enjoy it every day as they think of you. Adults will feel like a kid again and kids will enjoy being kids. BunnySlippers.com sent me a free pair of Poodle slippers to review. I smiled when I opened it and kept smiling as I wore them around. Warm and cozy Very high... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 17 Washington Redskins - 13 Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Temperatures dipped into the low 30’s last Saturday afternoon, too cold for all but the most devoted college football fans. In Kentucky, Tennessee crushed Kentucky 50-16, but there was more interest in Smokey, the Tennessee mascot, than in the game. Smokey was wearing an orange blanket over his usual orange and white checkered vest and was looking totally adorable. A tradition for 61 years, the current Smokey X is one of the few doggie athletic... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
FAIL A Golden Retriever from Finland clearly has set his priorities, but they have little do with his training. He is supposed to wait patiently until he is called and run to his owner, ignoring the toys and treats. The Border Collie and German Shepherd dog perform flawlessly, but the Golden Retriever has his own ideas. He is adorable though and I can’t stop laughing. If you don’t LOL, you should check to see if... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo by Josh Norem She won the office the old fashioned way, by paying for it. Her owner (or “guardian” as some terribly PC San Franciscans insist on saying) is Dean Clark, chief executive officer of For the Love of Dog USA, a non-profit group that raises awareness and funds for animals in need. He won a bidding war with other pet owners (or as some terribly PC San Franciscans say “companion animal guardians”) to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Continuing the NFL’s “Salute to Service” campaign, the Giants organization welcomed Army veteran Miguel Torres, a Brooklyn native and a Giants fan, on the field for a special ceremony in between the first and second quarters. There, he was presented with a service dog named Stryker to assist him throughout his daily life. From the Giants website As in any large group of people, the miscreants and sociopaths in the NFL get far more attention... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Normally the world’s biggest media whore, PETA has remained silent on the accusation that two workers came onto private property to steal a Chihuahua named Maya. They were caught on a video surveillance camera. Three days later they returned to the home with a fruit basket and the sad news that Maya had been euthanized. Repeated calls to PETA headquarters have not been returned. The family’s six-year-old girl is heartbroken. Maya had been given as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 16 New York Giants - 10 Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Georgetown, Virginia resident Janet Mihalyfi has spent $35,000 and one year of her life searching for Havoc, her missing 5-year-old mixed breed dog. A year ago she was walking Havoc and his sister, Raze, early in the morning in the Washington, DC area. When a deer ran by, both dogs followed through a hole in the fence. Raze returned, but Havoc did not. So how does one spend $35,000 trying to find a missing dog?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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According to Mail Online an English woman, Krystyna Lennon, says that her dog, Princess, can put people to sleep just by looking at them. The skill is linked to the primal ability of dogs to hypnotize prey. Not every dog has the skill, she says. Either they have it or they don’t. Even if they have the skill, they need to be very well trained and well behaved. The two of them are touring England,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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On average 22 veterans take their own lives every day. That is a suicide every 65 minutes. A documentary series, “Dogs of War,” premieres on A&E today, Veterans’ Day. The series focuses on a group in New Mexico that helps human heroes find their doggie heroes. The series is possible because of Paws and Stripes, an organization founded by Jim and Lindsey Stanek. Jim got a medical discharge after three tours in Iraq, where he... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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We all know them, but of course, we are not among them. Dumb Ass Dog Owners. This is a blog hop sponsored by Heart Like a Dog and Tales from the Back Road. I’ve ranted many times about the celebrities and wannabes who have adopted Chihuahuas through the years and then abandoned them in shelters for someone else to take care of when they got tired of Dog as Fashion Statement. But wait. Here is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 27 New Orleans Saints - 24 Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I've never seen a dog jump like this. It's like Daykota the dog is demonstrating to Alexis the baby the way dogs think humans jump (or pounce). Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The lesson on Craigslist as well as online is not to give information to strangers, even when they seem like nice people with a puppy for sale. In Oklahoma a mother and her 12-year-old daughter went on Craigslist trying to buy a puppy. The daughter thought she had found the one and called the number. Of course being a caring, responsible person he wanted to make sure his puppy wouldn’t be used in a puppy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I read that Isis is 12 in season 5. White dogs don't show their age so much because they don't "turn grey."
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Apparently the producers of Downton Abbey think that we are all too stupid to understand the difference between a lovely dog named after an Egyptian goddess and a murderous bunch of terrorists. Or it may just be that Isis is 12 years old and they haven’t killed off any beloved characters for a while. From what I've read, you may want to plan something else to do on the night that Episode 7 airs next... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Pastry for Poodles, Gourmet Recipes for Dogs and Dog Lovers by Chef Fifi LeFay (John Morris) First of all let me make a confession-- I don't bake. Not ever. It goes back to an incident in high school home ec that still hasn't gotten funny enough to talk about. I do, however, love reading cook books. So I was delighted to receive Pastry for Poodles written by Chef Fifi LeFay to review. It is just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It isn't one of the better known museums in the country, but over 10,000 people visit the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog every year. Dogs are invited to accompany their humans. It was founded in New York in 1983, but moved to St. Louis a few years later where it is housed in a historic 1853 home in Queeny Park. The museum is affiliated with the American Kennel Club and includes a Hall... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Texas nurse Nina Pham and all the health care professionals who risk their lives to care for Ebola victims. And to her little Spaniel, Bentley, who helped establish new protocols for dogs of Ebola patients. The Neanderthal award goes to the officials in Spain who made the decision to euthanize 12-year-old Excalibur, the dog who was part of the family of Teresa Ramos, "the son we never had." Ramos... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Lord Grantham's beloved Labrador was named ISIS after an Egyptian goddess years ago when she made her debut in season two. Now in an “unfortunate coincidence,” jihadist group leaders have settled on the name ISIS for their merciless army of terrorists. Isis the dog is involved in a storyline about her health in the ongoing fifth season and there are hints that she may be written out of the show by the time the new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog