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Photo Rachel Leathe Bozeman Chronicle ...don't sound good to the human palette, but dogs lap them up, according to Amy Henkle, owner and founder of Happy Dog Beer Co. There’s no alcohol or hops in these “beers,” rather the liquid is a chicken or beef stock. The glass bottles look just like normal beer, labels and all, but with one big difference: they feature dogs. The names — Irresistible Pooch Ale and Dubble Dog Dare... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Credit Newsha Tavakolian In today’s Iran it’s hard to predict. Payam Mohebi, Teheran’s star veterinarian, thinks it’s worth the risk of a public lashing to get one seat on the City Council for the animals. His campaign posters feature him with stray dogs. The Koran does not prohibit contact with dogs. However, according to Islamic law dogs are unclean and must be avoided. Today satellite TV and the internet have opened a world where Iranians... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Connor Guillet is a nonverbal 6-year-old boy from Florida. He was born addicted to opiates, with a disorder that causes severe developmental delays. Connor was adopted when he was just a few weeks old. From the beginning his mother Brandi knew her son would have an uphill battle. She was searching for the right canine companion for Connor. That’s when the Coastal Boxer Rescue in West Melbourne, Florida asked if she would be interested in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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K-9 officer Casper was shot Friday after Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies encountered a suspect who was wanted in connection with a robbery. Philip O’Shea, 46, had a long criminal history and fled the scene. Deputies pursued O’Shea who crashed his vehicle, then began shooting at police. O’Shea was killed in the exchange. Casper was hit in his hind leg during the gunfight, catching the bullet meant for his partner. Since no internal organs had... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Newport Police Facebook page posted a picture of this suspect holding an assault rifle. "The feline was contacted by our canine," the post continues, "and was determined to be in possession of a non-lethal branch." Still, the Newport Police weren't going to let the cat off scot-free. "The cat was given a verbal warning for posing with what could be mistaken as an assault rifle while wearing poor camouflage attire." The whole matter of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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SWNS Some time ago I was writing a story about a local alpaca farm for a regional magazine. The owner and I were sitting outdoors. During the interview she suddenly said, “Don’t be alarmed, but Michael seems to have a crush on you.” At that moment I felt somebody (something?) nuzzle my neck. It was Michael the alpha alpaca. And that is when I fell in love with these goofy, gentle and lovable animals. Alpacas... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Credit: Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Dogs...they are solving problems for humans that I didn’t even know we had. Zebra mussels, an invasive species, are infesting waterways across the world. Originally native to the waters of southern Russia and Ukraine they were accidentally introduced to other areas where they have no natural enemies. They have made their way to Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden and North America where they are causing a lot... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Scarlett the dog and Mowgli the blind cat are always there for each other to cuddle and have adventures. They belong to Alison and Steve Smith, founders of Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue, which they started to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome neglected and abused miniature horses. Through the years they have also rescued goats, ducks, chickens, roosters, cats, dogs, and cows. They don’t usually take dogs or cats, but Scarlett and Mowgli had special needs.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The kids wanted a dog. Dad draws up a contract that the kids must agree to if they want a dog. The terms of the contract are hilarious. And very serious. Too often children get tired of their living toys when they realize how much work is involved. Then mom or dad will have to take over 12-15 years of dog duty. Or the dog will be relegated to the backyard and given no attention... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Researchers across the country are opening academic doors to pet dogs. They usually look for dogs who are outgoing, friendly and good with people and other dogs. The dog colleges called Canine Cognition Centers are now popping up at colleges and universities. An early study several years ago was done comparing wolves with pet dogs. Both groups were shown food rewards that required them to solve a puzzle to get the food. The wolves solved... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Everyone agrees that Robin Lopez, the 7-foot center for the Chicago Bulls, is a very cool dude. But not as cool as his dog Muppet who was the center of attention at a recent media event. The season ended for the Bulls on Friday when they lost their playoff series, 4-2, to the Boston Celtics. On Saturday the players met for their exit interviews, but Muppet, dressed in his little red Bulls shirt, was the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Molly the German Shepherd who showed up on her owners’ door step four years after she went missing. The Lizard Brain award goes to Dion Taylor who tried to rob a Family Dollar store, but his note was too illegible for the clerk to read. It was funnier in the Woody Allen movie. The Neanderthal award goes to anyone who violates the time-honored rule of camping in the wilderness... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Shane Godfrey, a man from North Carolina, spent five weeks in the hospital recovering from complications from the flu. He lost 50 pounds and didn’t look like himself when he was released. Godfrey had adopted his dog Willie after he found him on his porch. When he came home from the hospital, he was excited to see Willie, but Willie wasn’t excited to see him…until… One sniff and Willie loses his shih tzu. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Recently two dog owners were shocked when they picked up their dogs at the groomers. Their reactions were very different however. The owner of a Samoyed was horrified when she picked up her dog from the groomer after asking for a “trim.” and saw that he had been sheared. She insists that her dog, 5-year-old Dash, now seems “in shock” at his new look and seems “timid.” She feels guilty for what she has done... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In Youngstown, Ohio 22-year-old Dion Taylor was trying to rob the Family Dollar Store. He handed a clerk a note demanding money, but the clerk said he couldn’t read the handwriting. He handed it back asking the robber to read the note. He read, “This is a robbery, please be quiet. Don’t let your pride get you killed.” The clerk gave the man money from the register and a pack of cigarettes. The man ran... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A search party in California out looking for a man who may have drowned came across a lost Pit Bull, stranded on a pile of debris in the middle of the Salinas River. He had been stuck out there for several days, until finally Jessica Barraza, known locally as an animal rescuer, heard about the poor dog and went to see how she could rescue him. She and a friend began collecting branches and tried... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Apr 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Robert Losey Courtesy photo As an archaeologist, Robert Losey has helped excavate dog and human burial sites around Lake Baikal in southern Siberia and other places around the world. He is constantly impressed by evidence of just how long humans have loved dogs. This dog was buried about 7,000 years ago in southern Siberia along with stone tools. A round pebble was placed in its mouth. No one knows what it means but it meant... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This adorable dog was stabbed 19 times by a crazy person and not only made a remarkable recovery, but charmed the police officer who rescued her and found a forever home. In St. Louis last month the Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force received a call from a police officer who was responding to a 10-96 (psycho) call at a church. A Poodle mix had been stabbed in the neck, back and chest,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo courtesy Billy Fernando / via Santa Monica Fire Department We probably use the word iconic too often in describing photos, but this one has all the elements of an iconic photo as it drew attention across the country last month. A small dog named Nula was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse when he was pulled out of a blazing apartment. Santa Monica Fire fighter Andrew Klein performed mouth to snout CPR on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Actually it was the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in Wisconsin. Normally a dog, a cat and a rat are natural enemies, but Sasha the dog, Jack the cat and Tweaks the rat had formed an unlikely bond living together. When the family had to move and weren't able to take the pets with them, they took them to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society in March. As the staff separated the animals to give them physical... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Yoda, a young yellow Labrador Retriever, was assumed dead after her owner, 47-year-old San Jose resident Brian Phidat Ho, died when his 13-foot craft capsized during a fishing trip. One man and another dog were rescued, but Yoda was not found. Four days later two Marin County fire chiefs were in a rescue watercraft scouting a location for a water rescue orientation. About a quarter mile north of Dillon Beach they spotted a pale yellow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Show Your Soft Side Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tyler Matakevich has come down with a sudden case of puppy love. It all happened at a photo shoot for the anti-animal cruelty campaign Show Your Soft Side. The campaign matches athletes and other celebrities with adorable pets to raise awareness about the love animals deserve. After a few shots, the puppy fell asleep in the strong arms of the football player, and Matakevich, a dog lover,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Brides Sarah Mallok Crain from Pennsylvania (top) and Meghan Butler from North Carolina opted out of traditional bouquets. The bridesmaids carried rescue puppies to raise awareness and find homes for the homeless. The pictures have gone viral and the puppies have found homes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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My favorite minor league team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, won the Pacific Coast League Championship last season. The $20 “Championship Burrito” is a celebration in food for fans with a hearty appetite. It consists of 3 pounds of meat, including chicken, barbacoa, picadillo and brisket all wrapped up in a special 24-inch flour tortilla. No food tastes as good as ball park food. Other new menu items include loaded tater tots, a Chicago dog, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog