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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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Nearly 100 Alabama high school students surprised their teacher, Troy Rogers, with a puppy after finding out his beloved 11 year old dog Chip had passed away. His Golden Retriever recently went blind, leading to a severe depression and he passed away just a few days before Halloween. “We tried and tried to cheer him up,” says Rogers. “He suffered from macular degeneration, and I think he just gave up.” That’s when Mr. Rogers’ students... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The New York City Department of Education is expanding a terrific idea. The Comfort Dog program was begun last year with seven schools and this year they are adding thirty more. The Comfort Dog program allows students and staff to have quality time with a dog to relieve stress and anxiety. It also de-escalates issues, aids in crisis prevention and confrontations, provides support to those grieving and teaches children empathy. Staff will share in these... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
This was an early study and it mostly shows how dumb the researchers were.
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This argument has been going on for tens of thousands of years. Dog owners point out that dogs can be trained to hunt for us, herd our livestock and do many other tasks. Cat owners maintain that cats are too smart to take part in these menial pursuits. Intelligence has nothing to do with the size of the brain. Whales are not smarter than humans even though Moby-Richard seemed to be smarter than Captain Ahab.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From A Slightly R-rated dog blog Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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The UK has strict rules for bringing a dog in to the country http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/28/meghan-markle-leaves-one-of-her-dogs-behind-to-be-with-prince-harry/
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In keeping with the royal family’s love of dogs, Prince Harry’s bride-to-be Meghan Markle is devoted to her two rescue dogs, a Beagle named Guy and her first pet, a Labrador/Shepherd mix named Bogart. Ellen DeGeneres convinced Markle to adopt Bogart when they both were at the same animal shelter in Los Angeles. “She turns around and comes and taps on the window glass, and she yells, ‘Take the dog!’” Markle recalled in a BBC... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
And starting sentences with "so" -- where did that come from? ( I do use air quotes if I don't like someone.)
And how often have you heard someone start off with "I mean you know."
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Chili, the first dog to be certified for pest-related scent detection on a farm. The Lizard Brain award goes to a building council in a Vancouver, BC for refusing to allow a lease to a fish and chip restaurant because of its name—Moby Dick. They claimed 'Dick' was an offensive word which would hurt the value of neighboring properties and do other bad stuff. The lovely and brilliant Pamela... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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"Everything is going to be all right" I hadn’t thought much about this overused expression until I went to police academy to be a volunteer with our local police department. One of the areas we covered was how to console and comfort a person who has been in an accident. Don’t tell them everything is going to be all right because you don’t know that. When a person or their loved one is facing injury... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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As more and more places are legalizing the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, a controversial method of treating dogs with marijuana is sweeping the country. Researchers and veterinarians are finding evidence that cannabis oil can be used to treat seizures, nausea, stress, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, symptoms of cancer, and gastrointestinal issues, among other health conditions in dogs. Many veterinarians are prescribing cannabis extract, hemp seed in the form of oil or capsules. Since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A building council in a Vancouver, BC refused to allow one of its owners to lease to a fish and chip restaurant because of its name—Moby Dick. According to a lawsuit, the building council claims that "...the word ‘Dick’ in Moby Dick was an offensive term" and "also claimed a Moby Dick sign would hurt the value of neighboring properties, and that the restaurant would bring increased litter and violate city laws on odor." Chances... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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and politically incorrect Day of Thanks Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Can I be your publicist when you're rich and famous?
And we are totally non biased.
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Alia has been accepted into the music program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia with a concentration in film scoring. She is a joy to be around, she lights up rooms. And she loves dogs. Examples of her compositions can be heard at aliamartin.com I think her compositions are already worthy of Academy Awards. But that's just me. And a bunch of other people. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Guard dog instincts took over when his territory was invaded... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Now you and your dog can wear matching pajamas! Fabdog, an upscale canine clothing retailer, has come up with four different designs of matching sleepwear. The company “brings human style to your dog. We dress your dog as you’d dress yourself—with class, quality, and a bit of an edge.” Since studies show most people prefer dogs to people, why not dress alike? These outfits are perfect to throw a slumber party, watch movies, eat popcorn,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From A Slightly R-Ratted Dog Blog Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Vettis OR… If you had to choose between a puppy getting hurt and some random dude on the street getting hurt, which would you choose? A study at Northeastern University found that the overwhelming majority of people have more compassion and empathy for dogs than for humans. The only people we worry about more than dogs are babies. Researchers gave 240 participants one of four fake newspaper reports. The articles described an attack “with a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Smart parents should know that their children lack the experience to be totally responsible and will need adult guidance.
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Adopting a dog can be a terrible experience for some families. If the children whine and make all sorts of promises they don’t understand until they get a dog and then lose interest like they do with toys, this can cause serious disagreements in a family. A dog who is ignored and not taught manners soon becomes a behavior problem or, sadly, is taken to the shelter to be yet another unadoptable dog with poor... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble. It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog