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Jan
Northern California
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A Virginia family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Wilber Zarate had sued PETA for taking Maya, his young daughter's 3-year-old Chihuahua, from the porch of their home and killing her before the end of a required five-day grace period required by state law. PETA has agreed to pay the family $49,000 and donate $2,000 to a local SPCA. The family had sought up to $7 million. We... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Jodi, I don't either but there is a whole large family in LA making a lot of money doing that now.
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A question from a new reader asking who won’t be named and why. Think capital of France + hotel chain. Got it? About 10 years ago this woman was everywhere. Bereft of talent she was trying to sing, act, model and hawk merchandise. She was all over print media and the internet. The paparazzi couldn't get enough of her. She was simply famous for being famous. I wrote the post below as an attempt at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Harley may not have her eyes anymore, but that doesn’t stop her from working as a therapy dog, touching dozens of lives. When she was just 5-years-old she developed glaucoma and went blind. Because she was in pain, a few months later her eyes had to be removed. It was a good decision, according to Harley's owner, Rita Harrell. "When we took her eyes out it was almost like she was a new dog. She... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Mid-day When a four-story residential building collapsed in India, Uday, a six-year-old Labrador Retriever, took just minutes to sniff out and rescue three victims after rescue workers had spent hours looking for them. I'm not sure why it took so long to get the dog to the site. They are better equipped to rescue people. Over 50 were trapped in the rubble and at least 17 were killed. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Linda, I can't tell you how many times I have watched this. P, P & M were favorites of mine and this First Draft is so cleverly written and performed.
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Besides writing a blog, some of you are working on books, short stories, nonfiction, lyrics, autobiographies, newspaper columns, etc. As you know, writing doesn’t always go smoothly at first. Sometimes the words don’t come out the way you would like in the first draft. Even Thomas Jefferson had some wadded up pieces of parchment. It happens to everyone. First Drafts of Rock takes a look at the original version of Peter, Paul and Mary's cover... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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But, of course, everyone did. Media Relations Director Joe Kleinsasser had one comment: "Does anyone have ten gallons of white out?" "Someone has big regrurts over this," tweeted out Mayor Jeff Longwell. The City of Wichita also tweeted out a photo of the misspelling with the caption: "We are "sory" and will get it "fixted" "A S I P." Crews returned to the water tower the next morning to fix the misspellings. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Credit: @tamanegi.qoo.riku on Instagram Two of the cutest BFF’s on the internet are Mame, a 14-month-old Japanese girl, and her Royal Standard Poodle buddy Rico. Mame’s grandmother documents their activities on Instagram where they have almost 80,000 followers. There are two other Poodles in the household, Gaku and Qoo, but Mame and Rico seem to have a special relationship. Royal Standard Poodle is a marketing term referring to larger than normal Standard Poodles which can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Jumping Lab Murphy is a 2-year old German short-haired Pointer who lives with Emily Hyler and her family in Houston. Hyler is a type one diabetic and Murphy has been trained to tell when her blood sugar level is off. “What they think dogs are sensing is there’s a chemical enzyme that changes in the body when blood sugar raises or lowers and it’s through bodily fluids so your saliva, your sweat, things like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Image: Samurai Age] A Japan company has created Samurai Armour for dogs and cats. The company in Fukuoka is now making and selling the armor for pets on the internet. The company, known as "Samurai Age," also produces miniature armor for dolls. The pet armor is a more recent addition. Each set is made individually from a light foam resin and polyurethane so it won’t be too heavy for the little furry warrior. The basic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Her family is famous for hotels
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Kasper, a sweet, formerly abused Pit Bull puppy, who became a service dog for a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder. I hate to do this because the people were being kind and caring for a stray dog, but the Lizard Brain award has to go to the subway passengers in China who thought the fat male dog was going into labor. A close second is the Chinese censoring of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Moon Jae-in is my new hero. He followed through on his campaign promise and adopted a dog from an animal welfare group. The dog named Tory was rescued from a dog meat farm two years ago, but he had trouble finding a home because of a prejudice against black dogs in South Korea. Two million dogs are slaughtered a year in South Korea for their meat. Some of them are bred for consumption while others... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Sometimes the simplest ideas are brilliant. This is not a paid review, we just think it is a neat product that could change lives. If your dog is slipping on hard floors because of obesity, age, injury or disability, ToeGrips is the easy solution. ToeGrips create a “Grip Zone” where the toenail meets the floor to provide traction over hardwood or tile. It’s all the help they need to maneuver. Sometimes young healthy dogs are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Batman legend Adam West was featured on The Big Bang Theory. With all due modesty he gave his rankings of the various film Caped Crusaders. “It should be me, Keaton, Kilmer, Lego, Bale, and the pretty boy Clooney.” He appeared on the 200th episode where he was paid to attend a party. After the initial cast read-through of the script, he sought out Bill Prady, the executive producer, with a question. There was a line... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Passengers and subway staff spotted a dog lying in a Chinese subway station inside the Youhao Plaza Station in Dalian. They thought the dog was pregnant. They used food to lure the dog to a corner of the station so it wouldn't block the way and contacted an animal clinic. Staff from the animal clinic soon arrived and took the dog to the clinic on a small stretcher. After an examination the veterinarian determined that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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dogaholic.com This is not a scientific study, but BarkBox surveyed over 1000 dog owners and found that pets don’t just make their owners happier, they make them all around better, healthier, and happier people. Of the humans polled, 93% said they can easily name at least one way their pup has made them a better person by improving their emotional, behavioral or physical well-being. Seven in ten (71%) say their pup has made them happier... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Derek Binstead and his dog Muz as a pink tiger won the novice creative class at the Coffs Pup Cup held recently in New South Wales. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This blog has had a stormy relationship with China for many years. China doesn’t know about it because the feud started when they censored us and some other blogs for no apparent reason. (Well, we did accuse them of killing our dogs and poisoning their own babies. There was evidence, but they may have taken that personally.) Now they have reportedly blacklisted Winnie the Pooh. Attempts to post Pooh's Chinese name on Weibo (similar to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Picture:CEN A street vender in Russia was charging tourists to take pictures with his panda cub. People became concerned because the temperature was hot and there are strict laws concerning the capture of wild animals. But when police investigated, they found the man was scamming people by dyeing his Chow Chow puppy with black panda markings. A spokesman for the local prosecutor's office said his team launched an investigation as soon as they heard reports... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This sweet little Chihuahua, Lu-Seal, was classified as morbidly obese – when she weighed 16 lbs. She was so overweight she could barely walk and had torn ligaments in both knees. She was so fat that her owner abandoned her. Unless this tiny girl can open the freezer and take out a quart of Ben and Jerry’s, we can project that she had human help to pork out like that. But when she no longer... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Three-year-old Rio gave birth to nine puppies but one came out mint green. It is a rare occurrence but not unheard of. It is caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs which can stain the puppy’s coat when it mixes with the mother’s amniotic fluid – the liquid that protects her pups. We wrote about a green Labrador puppy earlier this year whose mother was chocolate. Owner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog