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Jan
Northern California
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San Francisco 49ers - 36 Arizona Cardinals - 26 Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Two passengers and their emotional support French Bulldogs wearing tutus, were escorted off a Norwegian Air flight from London to Austin, Texas, when their dogs started showing "signs of distress" on board. The flight to Austin had not yet departed when the captain made the decision to offload the dogs and their two owners at the gate because the dogs showed "signs of distress in the cabin," according to a spokesperson for Norwegian Air. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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“Narwhal the Little Magical Furry Unicorn, was born with an extra tail coming out of his forehead," according to Mac’s Mission, an animal rescue in Jackson, Missouri. The 10-week-old puppy was found abandoned in a rural area with the beginning of frostbite on one paw. The tail has no bone and doesn’t wag. It is causing no physical problems. It just flops side to side when he plays. Of course Narwhal has no idea it... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Nutria or swamp rats, cat size rodents that multiply at an alarming rate, are doing extensive damage to waterways and wetlands in several states. They eat about 25 percent of their body weight every day and, as their population grows, threaten to destroy the coastlines. The rodents are native to South America. They were brought to the U.S. in the 1930’s when fur was a big fashion item. Demand for their thick, soft fur provided... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I'm not a fan of the American Kennel Club with their cruel, unhealthy breed standards and their tacit support of puppy mills. Fortunately, their influence on the world of dogs is growing less every year as people understand what they really are about. I am a fan of working dogs, however, and the AKC has an ongoing program of recognizing them for particular acts of courage. 2019 AKC Paw of CourageSM award. This award shows... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Seattle Seahawks - 27 San Francisco 49ers - 24 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Charlie had been abused and tortured as a bait dog in an illegal dog fighting ring in Arizona where he was used to teach other dogs how to fight. He was rescued and taken to a veterinary clinic where he was expected to die from his injuries and general neglect. That’s where he and Susan Martinez got together. Her friend, the veterinarian, told her about this Poodle who would wag his tail every time they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I took a course called Art Appreciation in college. Actually it was a course in the professor trying to force us to appreciate the artists she liked. Early in the class I selected Andrew Wyeth for my assigned report. She not only refused my topic, but she ridiculed Wyeth as being barely above a cartoonist. Her favorite artist was Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) whose paintings seemed to me at the time–and now—to look like demented... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Rotterdam Police Department In upstate New York a young Shiba Inu rode for 45 minutes wedged between a broken bumper and a grille before the driver realized the dog was there. The driver reported striking something in the road. She stopped to check and saw the damage to the car but didn’t see the dog embedded in the front of the car. She drove on for 45 minutes to Rotterdam. Finally hearing noises, she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From the web page: ...Officer Dave Firebaugh and Officer Jeremiah Adams made several attempts to wave the dogs down, but they could not be stopped. Firebaugh would pull his cruiser over in front of the dogs’ path, attempt to coax them to him, and the dogs would blow right by him in their dead sprint across Billings. Finally, in an attempt not captured by the dash cam, Firebaugh must have said the right thing. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to the military dog who chased Isis leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, down a tunnel where he shuffled off his mortal coil by blowing apart his body parts. A second Golden Poodle award goes to Zoe, the emotional support dog for the San Francisco 49ers. (Have I mentioned they're undefeated?) Zoe is the first ESD in the NFL. The Dillon Dreams of Glory award goes to the four dogs belonging to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 28 Arizona Cardinals - 25 Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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-The most famous dog in the world - No United States soldiers were killed or injured in the counterterrorism mission in northwest Syria that resulted in the death of the psychopathic terrorist leader of Isis, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. As the forces moved in, Baghdadi was chased through a tunnel in the compound by a United States officer who was also a military canine. “We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Norman Rockwell was called the best loved artist of the 20th century. He was known for his charming and humorous scenes of real life in America. With over 4000 paintings during his lifetime, he is most famous for illustrated covers of The Saturday Evening Post which he produced for 47 years. His paintings told a compelling story with a strong emotion that Americans could relate to. Art critics ridiculed his works as being too sentimental... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 51 Carolina Panthers - 13 Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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What started as a way to keep 3-year-old Lainie Stephans of Germantown, Wisconsin busy during her mother’s 3 day yard sale ended up raising $754 for the local police K9 unit which is completely community funded. Her mother Molly thought she might make a few dollars but when Police Chief Peter Hoell stopped by and posted a picture of the stand on the department’s Facebook page, business started booming. People from all over town came... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Motorists around Billings, Montana were treated to an unusual sight recently--a loose sled dog team followed by the police in “a bit of a slow-speed chase.” Owner Jen Mignard had her four dogs out for an early morning training run, working on Gee and Ha (left and right). They were practicing for a local mushing competition when the sled tipped, she fell out and was left behind. "You know, the dogs work together amazingly as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo credit Dan Janisse/Windsor Star Even though they are lovely birds, Canada geese quickly wear out their welcome wherever they go. Through the years they have become increasingly obnoxious in the city of Windsor, Canada. Belligerent gangs of geese bully people trying to walk in city parks where droppings (a polite term for mounds of goose poop) make walking hazardous. To solve the problem some places have hired dogs. Southwest Florida International airport hired Radar,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Floyd, a 190-pound Mastiff, was hiking with his human on a mountain trail in Utah. They took a wrong turn and Floyd got so tired he couldn’t make it back to the car. There was no cell phone reception there so they were resigned to having to spend the night. Fortunately, some hikers had passed them on the trail and called 9-1-1 when they got to cell reception. Salt Lake County Search and Rescue sprang... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 9 Washington Redskins - 0 Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Is Zoe, a 1-year-old French Bulldog, the NFL’s first ever emotional support dog. Zoe can provide comfort and support to help people with their mental health struggles. For players (and fans) this includes depression, panic attacks and bipolar disorder. She can help players overcome pre-game anxieties or post-game depression. So far this year she has not had to deal with post-game depression. She can accompany the team on airplanes when they have to travel east.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Picasso was a confirmed animal lover. During his life he had pet owls, goats, doves and more than a few dogs. He used many of them in his art, some were minimalist abstract sketches and some complex paintings. The different breeds he painted included Poodle, Boxer, Dachshund, German Shepherd, Terrier, Afghan Hound, and numerous mixed breed dogs. Some of the models were “stolen” or borrowed from friends when he and the dog formed an immediate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Michael Cummo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle Like many Dachshunds with their long spines and short legs, Lesley Riley’s dog Stormy developed a disc herniation and became paralyzed. She could no longer walk, urinate or defecate on her own. The veterinarian said that if they kept her in a crate for six weeks of rest, she might recover on her own. Or she might not. Another option was $8000 back surgery that had only an 80% chance of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 20 Los Angeles Rams - 7 Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog