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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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San Francisco 49ers - 14 Arizona Cardinals - 23 The 49ers seem to have an undiagnosed case of collective ADD which strikes the whole team at the outset of the 3rd quarter. Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Pam, Misty, Chamois, Timmy, and Tudee Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Many elements came together to make southern California a Perfect Storm for Chihuahua overpopulation. First, with sarcastic thanks to Madonna, Pamela, Britany, she-who-won't-be-named on this blog, and all the rest who posed with the tiny dogs making them a fashion statement. Then puppy millers flooded the market because they could be bred in small spaces and didn't eat much. Wannabes bought them and then discarded them like last year's shoes. Of couse no one made... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Annie Preece loves dogs. In fact she is a dog owner herself and her West Hollywood neighborhood is filled with dogs – and owners who don't pick up after them. Finally she had enough and posted a sign in her yard "To the person who lets their dog poop on our lawn and doesn't clean it up: First of all, it's beyond rude." She went on to threaten anyone who would not pick up their... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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--since I last wrote a post about she-who-won't-be-named-on-my-blog. But she's back because of recently: Buying a teacup Pomeranian puppy 2½ inches long and under 2 inches tall On the internet For a reported $13,000 - $20,000 From a puppy broker/seller Named Joanne Pauze Who owns Betty's Teacup Yorkies Which is a home-based business in Canada Which buys dogs from breeders in Korea And who shared all the details with TMZ And who now expects that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 20 Chicago Bears - 28 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Black Dog Syndrome, the real or imagined idea that black dogs are the most often killed and the last adopted from shelters, may have origins in ancient folklore. According to British folklore, during the 16th century Black Shuck, an enormous devil dog, terrorized East Anglia. Black Shuck is described as seven feet tall with flaming red eyes and shaggy black hair. Black Shuck first appeared during a storm in 1577 at the Holy Trinity Church... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Animal Cracker, a novel by Andi Brown The narrator, 25-year-old Diana Salvi, has just landed her dream job as director of communications for a well-funded animal shelter in Boston. At first she tries to establish a good working relationship with her boss, Hal, a 60-ish man with movie star good looks and a weakness for manicures and botox. But soon she realizes that although Hal is the darling of the good old boys on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter has come up with a clever commercial that asks what would happen if puppies held their own football tailgate party. These homeless puppies would love to spend the football season watching the game with a new owner. They wouldn't even care what team as long as there is play, food, and a ball involved. Tailgating puppies! from Santa Fe Animal Shelter on Vimeo. While a lot of humans have missed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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“Who's my good girl?” and all those other things that we say to our dogs may just be noisy hot air to them, according to a recent study. Researchers first evaluated 42 shelter and pet dogs who were brought into a room one at a time. One person would offer only verbal praise while the other pet the dog. In the second part of their study, 72 shelter and pet dogs were placed in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 28 Dallas Cowboys - 17 Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Life of Corgnelius and Stumphrey: The Cutest Corgis in the World by Susie Brooks For me the Corgi breed has been an acquired taste. With their long bodies, outsize ears, and squatty legs they have always looked, well...wrong. But Queen Elizabeth has shown me the error of my ways. Bred to be sturdy cattle herding dogs, Corgis are at home on the range, in a suburban dog park or running aroumd a castle. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Police officer Sgt. Ryan Stark bids farewell to his fallen canine partner. More than 1000 police personnel, civilians and dozens of service dogs attended the funeral of Kye, a 3-year-old German Shepherd K-9 killed in the line of duty in Oklahoma City. Kye was fatally injured when he and Officer Stark responded to a stolen car report. The suspect led officers on a car chase and crashed into a ditch, then he attempted to flee... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A 1950's Soviet dog spacesut will go to auction in Berlin on September 13. The lace up suit made from cotton, nylon, aluminum and rubber comes with an oxygen supply tube. It is believed to have been worn by Soviet space dog pioneers as they trained for the early space program. The spacesuit is expected to bring as much as $10,000 so it will be probably be purchased as an important piece of dog history... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
This 35-second clip created by strapping a GoPro camera to Walter the Labrador gives you a brief insight into the joy of being a running (and swimming) dog. And wouldn't it be fun to have your ears flap when you run? Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to the American farmer who continues to grow the safest, least expensive, and most abundant food in the history of the world. A second Golden Poodle award goes to the Albuquerque Fire Department. Think about it this way. Firefighters are prepared to risk their lives as part of the jobs. So when the Albuqerque firefighter goes home and their family asks about their day, they tell about tearing up a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jiff is originally from Illinois, but he and his humans have relocated to Los Angeles where he is pursuing a busy career in show business. He has millions of fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. He has appeared in commercials and starred in a Katy Perry music video. Recently he qualified as the World's Fastest Dog on Two Paws (both front and rear) for the Guinness World Records 2015 which will be published in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Thousands of coonhounds and about 25,000 humans will pour into Richmond, Indiana for the third largest coonhound convention in the country this weekend. So what is a Coonhound convention? What is isn't is a place for “toothless, overall wearing, tobacco spitting backwoods folk," according to the Indy Star. Some of the participants are rich, very rich, six figure and seven figure earners. Some are women. Some of the dogs are worth $40,000. During the weekend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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These selections from a series of photographs by Nina Leen were featured in Life Magazine in the 1940s. A Mrs. Bullid of Washington, D.C. adopted a baby squirrel whose mother was dead and whose eyes had not yet opened. Instead of turning him over to a wildlife rehabilitation center as people today are encouraged to do, she made him the family pet, bathing, dressing and putting him to sleep in a tiny bed. She had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Yes, I do think we have the empirical evidence.
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Of course I have no empirical evidence. There couldn't be any because it's, you know...the whole universe. It can't be relative to anything. But... help me out here. How many times have you heard or said... I can't believe summer is almost over. September is coming already? Where did the weekend go? Your child is old enough to go kindergarten? I just found out that my “puppy” is now considered a senior dog. It seems... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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No two work days are the same for a firefighter. They may be called on for their courage one day and their resourcefulness the next. In Albuquerque, when Morinita the Poodlle got her paw stuck in the bathtub drain she started screaming. Her family called their veterinarian, a plumber and then 911. The 911 dispatcher called animal control and they called the fire department. Firefighters tried using lotions and oils but eventually had to cut... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Actually I do like the smell of dog, even wet dog fur. I also like the smell of popcorn paws. I draw the line at poop and dead stuff they like to roll in though,
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A few weeks ago I got an email from a charming and enterprising young man named Mark Zhang. Since I had a dog blog he wanted to know if I had dog odors in my car or home. After an indignant sniff I realized that when people are subject to the same odor, they lose the ability to smell it. I remember as a child passing through a part of a nearby town that had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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