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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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And becomes a calendar dog Obie got headlines and TV appearances back in 2012 when he weighed in at 77 pounds. That is over 50 pounds more than his ideal weight. He was so fat he dragged the ground and he had to wear a vest to protect his belly. Obie was sweet and loving and knew how to get his former elderly owners to overfeed him people food. He never met a cookie he... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Born with deformities in both of his front legs, Derby the dog could not run and could only crawl on soft surfaces. With the help of 3D printed prosthetics, Derby’s life completely changed. He was placed into a foster home by The Peace And Paws Rescue and ended up with a 3DSystems employee, Tara Anderson. Two designers and Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist, scanned Derby’s legs and made cradles and blades that fit him perfectly.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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While those of us in the northern hemisphere fight the ravages of an early winter, some 11,000 people who might be smarter than we are have headed to the United Nations climate talks in Lima, Peru where it is warm. For a long time “global warming” events were snowed out in places like Copenhagen and New York City. Since it was embarrassing, organizers changed the name to “climate change” and tried to hold them in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Thank you for bringing us this happy ending.
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Bones the Bulldog was a Christmas present to John Russo from his mother in 2008, according to a story from ABC News. Although John had broken up with his ex-girl friend, she agreed to take care of Bones when he left for deployment to Afghanistan in 2009. But when he got home he found that the ex- had surrendered Bones and moved away so he had no way of contacting her to find out where... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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They would probably be the best commercials of the year. Remember Harvey? In 2010 while he was a shelter dog he made a commercial showing that "Every home needs a Harvey." He was so sure he would get adopted that he had his little bag packed. Now Harvey is back with a new commercial, this one full of romance. The geniuses helping Harvey are Thinkbox, a UK marketing lobby group for commercial television. Their job... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Move aside, apes. This Hungarian film features a revolution by an army of dogs. White God is a metaphor for the political unrest in Europe. Winner of Cannes Film Festival's Prize Un Certain Regard Award and official selection of Sundance Film Festival, White God premieres in theatres March 27th, 2015. This is the official synopsis: Kornel Mundruczo’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed “human superiors,” but it’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A six-year-old Utah boy, Kollin Bailey, was afraid he was going to miss Christmas. He was flying a kite when he accidentally fell into an open manhole and was trapped ten feet underground. He shouted for help, but he was in a secluded spot and no one could hear him. Fortunately Copper the Bloodhound relies on his nose, not his ears, to find missing people. Copper and his handler, police Sgt. Shane Matheson, took only... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is Tuffy the Wolf, the official mascot of the North Carolina State football team, the Wolfpack. Except his name really isn't Tuffy and he really isn't a wolf. But after decades of disappointment with live mascots, everyone is happy now. It all started in the 1940s when the nickname Wolfpack was formally adopted. Cheerleaders would bring a caged timber wolf named State to the games. While a wolf may seem to be a fierce... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 13 Oakland Raiders - 24 Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This amount doesn't include what the county of Dallas, the state of Texas, and the federal government have paid nor does it cover loss of income from tourists or others who avoided Dallas during the Ebola hysteria. Bentley, a one-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was taken care of at Hensley Field Center, overseen by Dallas Animal Services. Officials were prepared to shelter other animals at that location which is one reason Bentley’s expenses were so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A time-lapse video taken by art director Greg Coffin from San Francisco captures a puppy transforming from two months to three years old in 23 seconds. Pictures of Sophia were taken every weekend with a lot of help from Coffin’s wife Amanda. The video shows Sophia growing into a lovely young lady and then shrinking back into a pup. It ends with outtakes showing Mrs. Coffin posing Sophia for the shoots. Mr Coffin wrote on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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While there are some people who get rid of their dogs because they are no longer cute and amusing, or they don’t match the new furniture or the dog has health issues, there are people like Dave in Linden, NJ. No shelter will allow him to bring Petey his Pit Bull. To Dave Petey is his son and all he has in life so he can’t give him up. Fundraising efforts are being organized to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I’ve never seen or heard Justin Bieber perform, but I know all I want to know about him—like the highly publicized spoiled rich kid skirmishes with the law. And he has abandoned three pets-- a hamster, a monkey and a Bulldog like they were toys he got tired of playing with. According to Canadian dog trainer Trevor Dvernichuk, the 20-year-old performer took his Bulldog pup, Karma, to him for training in February and not only... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
​Good idea. I always feels like i'm insulting Neanderthals by equating them with PETA and other AR groups. A golden Poodle turd award might be more appropriate.​
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The Golden Poodle Award goes to army veteran Jim Stanek who founded Paws and Stripes, an organization that matches and trains service dogs with veterans who need them. A documentary series Dogs of War showing the work of Jim and the group is now being aired on A&E. The Neanderthal Award goes to PETA once again. This time two PETA workers went onto private property to steal a little girl’s Chihuahua. Then they returned a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Anyone? Hands? Right. You have a new best friend. That’s what happened to the team of extreme athletes from Sweden who were competing in the 430 mile Adventure Racing World Championship through the Ecuadorian Amazon country earlier this month. The grueling race combined hiking, trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. After he got the meatball, the pup they named Arthur followed the team, keeping up with them through the muddy jungle. When they realized that the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 3 Seattle Seahawks - 19 Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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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 Nov 26, 2014 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 Nov 24, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 17 Washington Redskins - 13 Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 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 Nov 21, 2014 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 Nov 20, 2014 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 Nov 19, 2014 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