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Jan
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A tiny dog is being hailed as a serious crime fighter in one Houston neighborhood. A Ring camera shows a would-be evil doer roll up to a vacant house on a bicycle, carrying a big stick. Out of nowhere, a little dog appears and goes after him. Chester Wells, one of the property investors, was alerted by his Ring app. "I'm thinking I'm not going to be able to ring the alarm fast enough before... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Siriusly. Robb Alexander Stout, 48, faces felony charges for creating a homemade bomb that sent doggie doo flying when it was detonated by a former friend. According to court papers he placed explosives in a plastic tool box and filled the box with dog poop he’d collected from his and other dogs. He set the toolbox up to explode when opened. He admitted that he had set up the device because he was angry at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A dog in Thailand is being hailed as a hero for saving the life of an abandoned newborn infant. The baby was buried alive under a layer of dirt. Ping Pong dug around the area and began barking furiously to alert his owner, 41-year-old Usa Nisaikha, a cattle herder who went to the site. When he saw a tiny leg sticking out of the dirt, he quickly dug up the baby and rushed him to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo / Christine O'Connor A custody battle in New Zealand over a Chihuahua pup was resolved in the Dunedin District Court this week. After a year 2-year-old Chuckie is now back with his owner, Carrie-Anne Caley, and 24-year-old Synara-Lee Morris faces a charge of resisting arrest. She was originally charged with theft but that was dropped. Morris pleaded guilty to a count of resisting arrest. The doggy drama began when Chucky's mother, Tiffany, was in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You This exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps Combat Art Gallery in Triangle, Virginia will honor the important role warrior dogs serve in our country. The exhibit will be on display through September. War dogs have faithfully served our country since World War II and have saved thousands of lives. In the Vietnam war although they were credited with saving 10,000 lives,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This little shelter dog loved his food bowl. And it saved his life. He was brought into the Memphis Animal Services when he showed up in someone’s backyard. The year-old pup was friendly, polite and well trained. He loved food and would lovingly carry his food bowl around. At first the staff thought he wasn’t getting enough to eat, but it turned out that for reasons known only to the dog -- now named Oliver... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Santiago Arribas/Historic Environment Scotland) Thanks to the art and science of facial reconstruction we can look into the eyes of a dog who roamed prehistoric Scotland’s Orkney Islands. It is believed that this Neolithic dog is the first canine to undergo forensic facial reconstruction. The Collie size dog, a valued member of the local prehistoric Neolithic community, was eventually buried alongside 23 other dogs and at least 8 humans in a cavernous tomb known... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In 2006 Cindy Gardner, an Army Military Police Officer at the time, was injured during a peacekeeping mission. Because of complications she had both of her legs amputated. Unsure how to live her new life, Gardner was in a low place. That all changed in 2010 when Moxie came into her life. Moxie, a Golden Retriever service dog, had been trained by K9s for Warriors. In an interview with People magazine she said, “Moxie has... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jennie is a prototype therapy dog designed to help patients who are not able to take care of a real dog, such as people with Parkinson’s or dementia. Jennie the robo-dog is very much like a real Golden Retriever. She barks, wags her tail and has soft, cuddly fur. Covered with sensors, she responds to being petted, creating a connection to people. She’s predictably calm while she is being petted and is never boisterous or... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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You put your child to bed at night and he’s gone in the morning. You call around to see if anyone has seen him. No one has. You call 9-1-1. The police come with the CSI team and the police dogs. Did the little boy wander off or was he kidnapped? Although the dogs can’t testify in court, they quickly establish that there is no scent to follow because the child did not leave the... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Credit: St. Johns County Fire Rescue A six-month-old Rottweiler named Fifi managed to wedge her head inside of a concrete block while she was doing some puppy exploring around her home. After trying to release Fifi, her owner called the St. Johns County (Florida) Fire Rescue. The deputies who arrived first tried to free her with the old soap and water trick. When that didn’t work, they called in the firefighters who used a hydraulic... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Americans are feeling better about the future than they have in over 12 years of regular surveying. This is according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey. They have found that 54% of Likely U.S. Voters now say America’s best days are in the future. In most surveys over the last 12-plus years, the number of voters who felt America’s best days still lie ahead ran in the mid- to upper 30s.... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Raider, a special kind of police dog who gives comfort and support to victims of crime. The Dillon Dreams of Glory award goes to Kaz James. Although he was born human, he self-identifies as a dog even though he is sadly and woefully lacking the physical attributes of a canine. The Lizard Brain award goes to Kaz James, a human who tries to live his life as a dog.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Caters News Agency While Former Lance Corporal Sean Laidlaw from Essex, UK, was working as a contractor in a bomb disposal unit in a Syrian war zone, he found a tiny whimpering puppy hiding in a rubble pile that had once been a school. The puppy that he named Barrie was surrounded by four dead puppies. Eventually Laidlaw was able to win her confidence and lift her out of her hiding place. Three days later... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Hallee Fuqua, an Oklahoma teenager, kept asking her parents for a dog but they gave her the same answer: “Not until you graduate from college.” As a sophomore at Oklahoma State University she still had some years to go. So she started volunteering at the Humane Society of Stillwater. Soon she developed a human-dog bond with Rambo, a 2-year-old Plotte Hound mix. She walked him, held all 70 pounds on her lap, and often sent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Kennedy News and Media From childhood, Kaz James has always felt like a “human pup.” The 37-year-old store manager from Greater Manchester, UK, admits that with his weird personality and fondness for chasing cats growing up was difficult. He was subject to discrimination and treated like an outcast. "I didn't ever feel like a human, I always felt like a dog that was really out of place. I never really had a name for it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Raider, a service dog with the Corona Police Department, has been a source of emotional support for the Turpin children for more than a year, ever since their parents were arrested. After the children testified about their years of captivity and torture, the parents, David and Louise Turpin, were recently sentenced to prison for 25 years to life. The 13 children range in age from 2 to 29. They had been held captive from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Apr 21, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Find the Poo. Without worrying about where you step -- by Joe Shyllit This incredibly clever, beautifully crafted little gem of a photography book is full of crap. Crap as in dog poop hiding in 22 full color, suitable for framing photos of mini landscapes where dogs can hide what we euphemistically call their business. The human creator, Canadian Joe Shyllit with over 30 years of experience in illustration and design has won many national... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Construction workers in Austin, TX got the surprise of their lives when a tiny Chihuahua puppy literally fell out of the sky last January. The six-week-old puppy had been dropped in mid-air by a hawk. The puppy drew national attention and more than 100 serious applications to adopt. As foster mom Renee Keyes, sifted through the applications, one stood out from the rest. Georgia Bramhall, a local hair salon owner, had lost her beloved 9-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo J.R. Radcliff Thanks to Milwaukee Brewer Christian Yelich and his third home run, Libby,4, and Lola,6, have a new puppy. As a surprise to the girls, their parents brought them to Miller Park on Monday and MVP Yelich introduced the puppy to them during batting practice. He signed baseballs for everyone. He even signed the sign the girls had held up. The 11-week-old mini Doodle, Yeli, is expected to grow to about 30 pounds.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Facebook Bobby Humphrey, a competitive body builder from Boonsboro, Massachusetts, was strictly a big dog guy, even ridiculing people with small dogs. He and his wife of 17 years had owned Rottweilers during their marriage. He never even thought of having a small dog. But sometimes life hands us surprises. On New Year’s Eve of 2016, his wife who had been his whole world walked out. A week later, he injured his shoulder at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dogs are permitted on New York City subways, but they must be enclosed or carried in some kind of container. "No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers," the MTA rules stipulate. I’m sure the rule maker had in mind small dogs securely contained in commercial carriers. But subway riders are often amused by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A massive funeral was held at a Buddhist temple near Tokyo last month. But it was a most unusual funeral. Honored on the altar at Kofukuji temple were 62 AIBO robot dogs. The funeral had all the dignity and sobriety of a traditional funeral for a human as the head priest and grieving owners chanted sutras and offered prayers for the dead pets. I will admit that I thought the whole thing was pretty weird... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog