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Jan
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[Re-posted from April 16. 2013 because I just saw a list of must-read childhood books and one was Old Yeller]. My friend Diana is a wonderful mother. She is very happy to be a stay-at-home-mom to her sons, now 6 and 7. She cooks her family nutritious meals every day. She volunteers as a room mother and is active in school and community activities. She takes her boys to the library once a week and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer) We normally think of water dogs like Labradors and Poodles as being surfer dudes, but 8-year-old Cherie, a French Bulldog, won gold in the medium-size dog and overall categories at the World Dog Surfing Championships in Pacifica last month. Cherie lives in Newport Beach with her doting humans, Dan and Amy Nykolayko. They adopted Cherie when she was 5 months old from the French Bulldog Rescue Network. The first time... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jeanie, a 12-year old “Pomayorkapoopillon”—a mix of Pomeranian, Yorkie, Poodle, and Papillon—is not just another pretty face. As a therapy dog, Jeanie and her owner, Lydia Crochet, spend a lot of time at hospitals, schools, nursing homes, reading programs and veterans’ homes, where Jeanie bonds with people who are going through a hard time. She is really good at comforting amputees and children who have gone through traumatic experiences. Jeanie was found in 2007 abandoned... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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~Asymmetric skinny & wide legged jeans~ New for fall by Ksenia Schnaider One skinny leg and one flapping in the breeze Now available at Neiman-Marcus for a paltry $462.00 with free shipping and free returns I am not making this up. Is this what to wear on those days when we can’t decide between Is this what you have been waiting for? Would you wear asymmetric jeans? Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Salvador Dolly, her mom and 10 siblings were rescued from the streets of Dallas in July by Hearts & Bones Animal Rescue who noticed the resemblance to the famous artist. The internet fell in love with her. The pups and mother were cared for at a shelter for a short time, but since the tiny puppies were at high risk for getting sick at the shelter, a Dallas foster home took them all in. When... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Bria, a six-year-old yellow Labrador, has been flying the friendly skies since she was just 14 weeks old. Her owners, Charles “Chick” Gregg and his wife Lisa, owners of Air Unlimited, adopted her in 2013 from Missouri. She flew to them through Chicago and on to join them in Orlando, Florida. It was a long trip for a little puppy and she’s been flying ever since. Air Unlimited provides daily flights from Orlando to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Rescue dog Lucky from Thailand has markings that make him look like he has two completely different faces. He has one with soft brown eyes and one is vivid blue. He has a dark eyebrow that gives half of him a sinister look. His present owner, Charice Fca Cha, saw a post that Lucky needed a new home. She immediately knew that she needed him. She thought he was flawless and “one of a kind.”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Thitirat Keowa-ram, 28, a street sweeper in Thailand has attracted worldwide attention after a picture of her carrying her dog on her back while sweeping the streets of Bangkok went on the internet. Mazda, a 22-pound 1-year-old Poodle-Shih Tzu mix, hangs in a vest attached to her back as she goes about her work. She has taken him with her every day. “I asked my boyfriend to buy me a dog to keep me company,”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Long before humans started complaining about TSA officials groping them, show dogs had to put up with it all the time. But one little guy showed his displeasure to this indignity to his masculinity a few years ago. This is my favorite Westminster moment. It was the judging of the toy class at the Westminster Dog Show in Madison Square Garden. In front of thousands in the audience and millions at home the toys pranced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Paul Rugg: How do I relax? I come home and pet my dog. Thanks to Anne W. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Roo, the puppy born with six legs. She doesn’t know she is handicapped -- she just knows she is a happy puppy with an abundance of love to give to her family. The Dillon Dreams of Glory award goes to the unnamed genius in Canada who tried to escape the law with a brilliant idea involving cow manure. Didn’t work. The Lizard Brain award goes to the San Francisco... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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19-year-old Liam Beach trained his 16 Doxies to pose on the stairs of his home in South Wales. So much cuteness. So much patience. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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An as yet unidentified 23-year-old man in Canada tried to evade arrest by rolling in cow manure. After he had been involved in an early morning collision, he abandoned his car and ran from the scene. Officers found a grey vehicle in a ditch and the K9 corps quickly zeroed in on a man reeking of manure hiding in the bushes. Apparently, the man didn’t understand what all dog owners know. Dogs are not repelled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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We have case of political correctness gone insane. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors of the notoriously crime-ridden city have proposed some new terminology. An inmate is to be a "currently incarcerated person." A convicted felon or someone released from prison or jail will be known as a “formerly incarcerated person” or a “justice-involved person" or just a “returning resident.” A parolee will be "a person under supervision." A juvenile delinquent will henceforth be referred... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Pictures SWNS OR "The Case of the Missing Lemon Drizzle Cake" Baker Elizabeth Ward had lovingly made a lemon drizzle cake to enter in the Warkworth Show in England, a country competition that has been held annually since 1859. To her horror she discovered that when it was displayed and ready for judging a large chunk of the cake was missing! It didn’t take long to discover who the guilty party was. Forensic evidence was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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About a dozen service dogs-in-training, mostly Poodles, Labradors, and Golden Retrievers, attended a production of “Billy Elliot: The Musical" at Ontario’s Stratford Festival as part of their training. They have toured zoos, parks, fairs and other places to acclimate them to unfamiliar sights and sounds which they might experience with their future handlers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Poodles and Golden Retrievers have totally different types of fur. Each hybrid offspring is somewhat different so groomers often aren’t sure how to groom them. But neon coloring should never be in the mix. A Florida woman, Graziella Puleo, brought her Goldendoodle to Amore’s Pet Salon in Lake Worth to get her nails trimmed, teeth brushed and her fur trimmed. Imagine her horror hours later when she picked her up. Lola had been shaved, her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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And gets a great forever home with one of the police officers who rescued him. Milo, a sociable, energetic 10-month-old Lab mix, was stolen from the Toronto Humane Society by a man who had visited several times. On one visit he became hostile, demanding that they give him a dog. The next day he returned. They didn't recognize him disguised in a hat and sunglasses. He opened Milo’s cage, leashed him and walked out of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dogs not only enrich our lives, but they enrich the language as well. We would not want to do without dog figures of speech. Here’s my list, I’m sure I’ve forgotten some. Dog tired—could sleep the day away Gone to the dogs—not a good place to go Let sleeping dogs lie—Don’t look for trouble Bird dog—to move in on someone else’s girl friend or boy friend Yellowdog—who some democrats would rather vote for than a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It was one of the great romantic movies of the 20th century. The iconic spaghetti scene is one of the most delightful and memorable movie scenes ever. Now Disney is making a live action adaptation of this 1955 animated film. Lady and the Tramp is scheduled to be released on November 12, on their planned streaming service, Disney+. Tramp, the street-wise stray mutt, will be played by a rescue dog named Monte. He was rescued... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Posted Aug 12, 2019 at A slightly R-rated dog blog
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A cute 8-week-old puppy in England crawls on her tummy and jumps around on her back paws like a kangaroo because she was born with four front legs. Lauren Salmon from Kent recently bought Roo from a breeder after her 15-year-old son, Luke, spotted the mostly Labrador pup online. Luke suffers from psoriasis, a condition that leaves red flaky patches on his skin. He often is ridiculed and bullied by other children. But now he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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According to former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, the case against Epstein dies with him. Move along, folks. Nothing to see here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog