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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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I asked my son several years ago if he knew why babies have big eyes. “To keep their parents from killing them.” Not exactly the answer I had in mind, but not a wrong answer either. Adults are hard wired to be loving and protective toward creatures we perceive as cute, no matter how self-centered and demanding they are or how sleep deprived they make us. Cute is a round head, tiny nose, rosebud lips... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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These are some of the predictions made on Earth Day, 45 years ago by the highly respected scientists of the day. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.” • Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo by United Protestant Presbyterian Church Huskies are bred and born to run. That’s what they love. That’s why it is important to keep them tethered and contained, whether they are Iditarod racing dogs in Alaska or blog writing dogs in Pennsylvania. When Iditarod dogs escape, which is rare, all of Alaska helps to find them. Sarabi, a sled dog that escaped from a handler in Anchorage after being dropped from musher Laura Allaway’s team,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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We have only begun to see the moments that can be captured by a dog wearing a Go-Pro camera. When Kurt Gies proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Wiseman on a deserted beach earlier this month, he strapped a Go-Pro camera to Roo’s back to capture the lovely and memorable moment. She said "yes." And Roo for the most part was a pro as she shot the footage…no zoomies, no licking her nether regions… Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A couple in Maryland have lived in their country home for 40 years. In that time they have never bred French Bulldogs, sold them, or even owned one. Imagine their surprise when people started showing up to get the French Bulldog puppy they had bought online. Investigators traced the website which advertised purebred French Bulldogs to a location in Cameroon. You remember Cameroon, the country near Nigeria where that missionary has the free purebred puppy... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The city of Daytona Beach, FL is looking for 200 purebred Chihuahuas in full costume to help set a Guinness World Record. This will be part of a Chihuahua De Mayo celebration to be held at the bandshell Saturday, May 2nd from noon to 4pm. To make sure no pretenders enter, owners need to bring a copy of the pedigree registration or a birth certificate to verify that the dogs are purebred so they can... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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LOST DOG: OLLIE Is this government gone wild or lawmakers with too much time on their hands? Or is there a serious misunderstanding? WRC-TV,Channel 4 NBC reported: In Washington, DC, Roger Horowitz and his wife Annemarie were walking their dog Ollie when he was frightened by a car backfire and bolted. Ollie is a rescue dog who had been abused by his previous owners. He still has over 20 pellets in his back from having... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Doug Dawson is a medications assistant at Lyngblomsten, a senior care center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Nala is his teacup Poodle. Each morning Lawson and Nala come to work together. He puts her on an elevator in the four story building and they go their separate ways. Nala hasn’t had any formal training as a therapy dog or in riding elevators and maneuvering through hallways. With her own agenda Nala knows instinctively how to find... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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he was photographed hiding under his bed and won the hearts of everyone. You’ve seen hundreds of pictures of homeless dogs in jail cells looking sad and pathetic, but this one is priceless. Larry Bird, a 3-year-old Pit Bull mix, was left tied up on a basketball court in Tampa FL with no owner in sight. He was taken to Hillsborough County Animal Services where he languished in a cell with no one interested in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
We've never had any problems either. My dogs think the Kong is just a holder of treats. When it is empty they bring it back for more.
The Kong reminds me of a football that takes some crazy bounces and makes for some strange plays and silly looking players.
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According to Channel 3 News in Ohio, it all started when Laci, a 10-year-old Labrador, vomited for days, finally throwing up a piece of "thick red plastic." Her owner is convinced that it came from a Kong that Laci chewed through since the whole top part of it was missing. After many trips to the vet and $8000 in veterinary expenses, Laci is still in ICU fighting for her life. Millions of Kongs have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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But this is a good news story
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"Keep your paws where we can see them." This is Piloto, a dog who is achieving worldwide fame for being a totally law abiding citizen. When police in Brazil moved in for a drug bust, Pilato barked at them as they burst onto the scene. But when the perps obeyed the command to lie on the ground, the dog joined them. Officers recovered a large amount of marijuana and cocaine as well as scales for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Early reports seem to be true. For the first time in her 62 year reign Queen Elizabeth will not be bringing in Corgi puppies to replace dogs that have passed on. The many generations of Corgis have always had the run of the palace. At times it seems they can be nasty little bitches aggressive and territorial. The queen had to tell the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge not to bring Lupo, their Cocker Spaniel,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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People who visited the North Fork Animal Welfare League in Peconic, NY passed up Chester for 5 years while he waited for a forever home. Then the manager, Gabby Stroup, posed this on their Facebook page: Why doesn't anybody want me? I've been waiting 5 years. Everyone at the shelter tells me what a good boy I am so why has no one adopted me? I promise to be good and love my family. Please... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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When a scruffy little dog wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers spring training facility in Arizona a year ago wanting to play ball with someone, no one could have predicted how popular he would become. Or how much money merchandising him would bring in. They tried to find his owner, took him to the vet, cleaned him up, dressed him in a Brewers jersey, gave him a Cub chew toy, and named him Hank for Hank... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
yes, this is our traditional greeting.
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From Misty, Chamois, Timmy, Tudee, Taki, and Jan Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jimmy Fallon welcomes back his panel of puppies to predict the results of the upcoming NCAA Championship between Final Four contenders -- the Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils. At first they are a little unsure, but then they decisively pick the winner. It might not be the most scientific, but it's the cutest. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Usually I avoid posting about dog weddings, but this one is irresistible and a chance for a special day or evening for one lucky winner, all for a good cause. Enjoy the wedding of Pudda and Pippa and enter to win a private John Legend concert. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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For reasons that I won't get into right now, in order to reproduce, modern Bulldogs must be artificially inseminated and the puppies delivered by C-section. Recently a breeder brought in a pregnant American Bulldog in to a California veterinarian for a C-section. But when the breeder saw one of the puppies, he asked the veterinarian to kill her. Since she had a visible birth defect, a cleft lip and cleft palate, she was not show... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
What the hacker said was something to the effect of Did you see the terrible things about you on this website. And the link was to a site that McAfee told me not to go. A good reason to keep virus protection up to date.
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Negrita, the incredibly smart doggie mother of 9 pups who buried them under a metal structure to protect them from a raging forest fire. All the pups were safely rescued by firefighters. A second Golden Poodle award goes to Cindy Abbott, 56, who succeeded in finishing the Iditarod on her third try after climbing Mt. Everest on her first try. She won the Red Lantern award. The Lizard Brain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I don't ever use it except to share blog posts automatically. But if you get a weird tweet, it isn't from me. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog