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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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To the friends and family of Jan, It is with a heavy heart that we write about the passing of Jan Williams. On January 19th, Jan was killed in her home when a drunk driver crashed his car into the family living room. Her son and his wife were seriously injured, and are slowly recovering. From the time she was in high school and asked for her very first typewriter for Christmas, Jan was a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Japanese, company, Shindo Rinka, is offering replica masks of your pet’s face in human size. You fill out your information on the Shindo website and submit a photo of your pet that clearly shows the face and features up close. The craftsmen take it from there, making something that is realistic, fun, and a little creepy that you can actually wear. (I don’t know where – that’s your challenge.) The finished head is hand-crafted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A New York state woman is suing dog food company Blue Buffalo — claiming their marketing is misleading and produced an overweight, diabetic dog. Shannon Walton says she purchased Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe for Tucker, her 7-year-old Labrador/Beagle dog, because the company claimed the chow was “inspired by the diet of wolves.” Yet the food actually is heavy in carbohydrates “which are neither healthy for dogs nor a meaningful part of the diet of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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KOVR/Lathrop Manteca Fire District Apparently not realizing that dogs don’t climb trees, Baby, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, chased a cat up a tree in Lathrop, California. Her owner, Sharon Thurston, had let her off leash for only a few minutes when she heard Baby bark from above. In a panic she called 911 where first responder Larry Madoski was sure someone was pulling his chain. Rescue workers showed up with a ladder and helped Baby... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Nebraska Navy dog handler was reunited with one of his furry military friends recently. Jessie Robinson, a 26-year-old veteran, worked with the dog Vvito, (that is two V’s) two years ago and had no idea that he would have the opportunity to adopt him. "It's kind of a indescribable feeling I guess. They become your best friend and someone you work with, somebody you trust your life to when you show up to situations.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 27 Minnesota Vikings - 10 Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Some animal behaviorists tell us that the dog with its simple mind cannot experience anything as complex as “revenge.” Several years ago I posed the question to my readers. Here are some responses-- Gracie’s story: Loralie Lee the Poodle was an exceptional dog. Judges loved her, she learned obedience commands quickly, and as a therapy dog she was adored by the people in nursing homes that she visited on a weekly basis. One year I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Pablo Picasso, Femme Au Chien, 1962 Sold at auction, Sotheby’s New York, May 14 2019 Pablo Picasso was one of the art world’s greatest dog lovers. This painting features Kaboul, his Afghan hound, standing next to the artist’s wife, Jacqueline Roque. The painting is one of the 10 Most Expensive Works Sold in 2019 Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Australia’s devastating fires have been very hard on the koala population. They live in trees and depend on foliage, primarily eucalyptus leaves, for food. As the fires sweep through the country, many koalas have been harmed or displaced from their food source. Bear, a 6-year-old Border Collie mix, was surrendered by his family. No one could blame them though. Everything you would want in a dog, Bear is not. He is annoying, high-energy, doesn’t like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Orion was a large, handsome mortal known in Greek lore for his great hunting ability. He was also proud of his abilities as a great lover. Unfortunately he got the hots for Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt. Although they made a cute couple, Apollo, the twin brother of Artemis, didn’t like this pairing of his sister with a mere mortal. Apollo waited for his chance to break them up. He didn’t have to wait... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Betelgeuse is the star that forms the right shoulder or armpit of the constellation Orion the Hunter who roams the heavens with his dogs Canis Minor and Canis Major. The star is 20 times larger than our sun and has been one of the top 10 brightest stars in the night sky until October. Since then it has been growing so dim that it is not even in the top 20. What is happening? The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle Award goes to Georgia, the disabled Bulldog who is teaching life lessons to high school students in Ohio. The Lizard Brain Award goes to the anal retentive judges who disqualified the triathlete for carrying her dog across the finish line. The Neanderthal Award goes to the sub-human who pulled a gun on a puppy seller, and, as he ran away with the puppy, shot himself in the leg. The Dillon Dreams of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A friendly game of Dogopoly Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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Written by the Dogs I will not play Thundering Buffalo Herd Stampeding across the Great Plains while humans and dogs are sleeping on the bed at 3 in the morning. I will not rub up against any dog while another dog or human is watching and laughing. I will allow the dogs some measure of doggie dignity by not curling up with them even though they are warm. When playing chase with the dogs, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 26 Seattle Seahawks - 21 On to the playoffs...barely Top seed in the NFC Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Peel Regional Police A 20-year-old Canadian man accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to steal this puppy. Regional Police said that the dog's owner arranged a meeting with the man to sell a nine-week-old purebred American Bulldog through an online site. At the meeting place the owner handed the puppy named Tarzan to the man presenting himself as a buyer. He suddenly pointed a gun at the seller and ran away carrying the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A little mixed breed doggie artist paints himself as a mighty, noble German Shepherd in this painting by Jim Tweedy. O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae mony a blunder free us, An' foolish notion… Robert Burns Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
.. the Poodles, the dogs, the cat and Jan Some say that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, This bird of dawning singeth all night long; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time. Hamlet, Act I, Scene i Words by Shakespeare Music by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 34 Los Angeles Rams - 31 Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Although they are intelligent and easy to train, Poodles seeking a career in law enforcement serve better as compassion dogs working with witnesses in the court than as working cops on the street for several reasons. Poodles have been bred to be companion dogs through the centuries and going into an attack mode is not in their natures as a breed. It isn’t a fun or natural game for them as it is for some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP) Georgia is a disabled young English Bulldog mix now attending classes at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio. She was adopted by psychology and sociology teacher Kristin McKinley who takes her to classes every day. “I’ve been wanting an emotional therapy dog for years for my classroom,” she said. “I’ve seen so many impacts of how it increases oxytocin in adolescents and helps them develop healthy relationships. ... An... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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In your internet surfing you may have seen this click bait: “Loggers Couldn’t Believe What They Found Inside This Hollow Tree.” If you clicked it, you didn’t believe it either, but weirdly it really happened. The mummified dog in the hollow log is the main attraction at Forest World, a tree museum in Waycross, Georgia. Experts believe that the dog, appropriately named Stuckie after a contest to name him, was chasing perhaps a raccoon and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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While Dylan Raynor and his family were gone, Dory, their 11-month-old Cocker Spaniel puppy, trashed the place. They quickly focused in on the guilty pup because of the nibble marks on everything. While they were gone for two hours, Dory emptied the kitchen cupboards and garbage can, spread trash, biscuits, assorted chocolate and cooking utensils all over. She scarfed up lasagna pasta — with some sugar for dessert. She had even managed to munch on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49ers - 22 Atlanta Falcons - 29 Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog