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Jan
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South Korea is becoming a nation of dog lovers. As families embrace dogs as family pets, the market for dog as a dinner course is rapidly declining. One in four South Korean adults now keeps a pet, and the average owner spends about $90 every month on them. As pet ownership has grown, businesses offering goods and services such as insurance, day care centers and grooming shops have proliferated. Dog spas and grooming parlors are... Continue reading
Posted 54 minutes ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photos: Austin Animal Center Construction workers at a site near Austin, Texas heard cries and thought maybe a puppy had gotten trapped in the debris. They were going around the area trying to find where the cries were coming from. And then they realized…the cries were coming from the sky. High above their heads, a puppy was in the clutches of a hawk flying through the air. Suddenly for reasons known only to the hawk—possibly... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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AP photo Griffon was with his owner, Brittany Hawley, every step of the way as she completed her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Clarkson University in New York. As a reward he got his own doggie cap and gown to receive an honorary degree presented by the university board of trustees. “I pushed for him to graduate from Day One.” Hawley said. “He did everything I did.” Hawley, 25, suffers from chronic pain and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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If you’re not a Chinese movie fan, you probably don’t know that Juice is one of the most famous dogs in show business. He has starred in dozens of movies and television productions. Just one-foot tall Juice has fans all over China. He started as a stray mongrel rescued from the streets and was neutered early in life. Now nine-years-old he is reaching the end of his performing career. For all the obvious reasons his... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Jarel T. Haines, 41, of North Vernon, Indiana found out. The dog barked back. Now Haines faces an additional charge of mistreatment of a law enforcement animal. In Indiana that is the highest level of misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. And saying the dog started it is no defense. After Haines was arrested for drunk driving and disorderly conduct, he was placed in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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That’s what Inubox’s creators are claiming anyway and they may be right. Inubox goes into action when your dog steps on the platform to do their business. When the dog finishes and moves on, Inubox senses that there was waste left behind and closes the platform to start the cleaning process. Behind a closed door of the Inubox, a cleaning cycle removes waste from the platform and restores it to a clean surface for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Kevin Jennings, a Division Chief for the Ukiah Valley (California) Fire Authority, was called out to remove a driver trapped in her car following an accident. After he pulled her out he realized there was a badly injured puppy down by her legs. He knew if he called someone to pick her up, she would be taken to the shelter and she would probably die there that night. Instead he called his wife, Joyce Boghosian,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Turlock (CA) police pulled over 40-year-old Bryan Woolever for stealing a Kia Optima. During the stop suddenly he sped away and while being chased reached speeds of over 110 mph. Officers decided not to pursue him because of safety risks. As the county sheriff’s helicopter tracked him, he crashed into a dirt pile near a dairy farm. He fled on foot and hid in one of the dairy farm’s cattle pens. At this point police... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Sully, President Bush’s service dog in the final days of his life. In his highly visible role as most famous dog in the world, he was a credit to all service dogs everywhere. A second Golden Poodle award goes to Madison, the Anatolian Shepherd who waited almost a month for his family to return to their burned out home in Paradise, California. The Lizard Brain award goes to Ruth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Brad Roop and Sweetie were regulars at Cubby's Convenience Store and gas station in Mitchell, South Dakota. He’d fill up with gasoline and grab a cup of coffee. Over the years, two employees, Larissa Donaldson and Faith Lentz, noticed the man who came in by himself, wasn't actually alone. He would come in with a tiny Chihuahua tucked inside his coat. Fourteen-year-old Sweetie came with him every place up until a few weeks ago...when she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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For reasons known only to the evil perpetrators, adorable little puppies were thrown from a vehicle on Christmas day. A concerned citizen called the authorities and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department (Florida) sent out deputies to the rescue. They brought the puppies back to headquarters where deputies and dispatchers had some Christmas puppy playtime. All of the puppies were quickly adopted. Thankfully none of them had been injured. In upstate New York Rebecca Welch and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Since this is the time of year when people may be having more company than usual, we thought we should review rules for house guests as written by the dog. You are welcome to visit my house as long as you abide by the rules. Do not expect that they will put me outside during your visit. My house. My fur. My dander. If you have allergies, take a pill or stay home. If you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It’s been a few years since we posted the Doggie Rules for Christmas and Dog Memory being what it is... Give lots of doggie leans and nuzzles. Humans are under a lot of stress at this time. It is a season of joy and happiness and you know how hard it is for humans to be joyful and happy. This season calls for a lot of patience on the part of dogs to get them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A sheriff’s deputy in Osceola County, Florida, Josh Fiorelli, sits beside a dog who has been hit by a car, covering her with his coat and comforting her. "Taking this dog under his wing, so to speak, and taking care of her until our officer could get there,” said Osceola County Animal Shelter Director Kim Staton. The dog was taken to the animal shelter where she underwent surgery for an injury to her leg. She... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A judge has ordered that a Missouri man convicted of illegal poaching must watch the movie “Bambi” monthly as part of his punishment. Years ago when I lived back east in a state I won’t name,* the legislature in their infinite wisdom decided that no longer would Bambi’s mother fall victim to the evil hunters in their state, and they drastically curtailed the hunting season. The results were disastrous. The deer quickly overpopulated, outstripping their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is an adorable litter of Pungsan puppies born to a pregnant dog given by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. While most of us wouldn’t appreciate being given a pregnant dog who soon delivers six puppies, it is apparently different with world leaders. Soon after the puppies were born, South Korea flew military planes filled with tangerines to the North Korean leader. A photo of President Moon and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about our Animals edited by Louisa McCune, Executive Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and Teresa Miller, Director Emerita of the Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University Love can be and sure enough is moving in all things, in all places, in all forms of life as the same snap of your fingers. -Woody Guthrie Any animal lover will be thoroughly delighted by this collection of essays... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Ah, the smells of Christmas—pine boughs, baked ham, prime rib, cinnamon, chocolate, and now a new one — sausage scented wrapping paper. Jimmy Dean is celebrating the Christmas season by giving away sausage-scented gift wrap. All you have to do is cook a Jimmy Dean sausage recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to the “Jimmy Dean Recipe Gift Exchange” now until Dec. 20. Following these steps, you get to choose your free... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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K-9 Paw Print Rescue In the confusion of evacuating Paradise, California as the Camp Fire swept through the county, Andréa Gaylord’s beloved Anatolian Shepherd, Madison, was left behind. She "hoped and prayed" he would be OK. Recently the evacuation orders were lifted and when Andréa pulled up to the burned out property a month later, Madison was patiently waiting for her. He had survived the fire and was protecting what was left of his former... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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President Bush had been dead only a few days when a moron named Ruth Graham, a writer at Slate magazine, decided that the service dog Sully was getting too much attention. She took it on herself to enlighten us to realities in an article titled “Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush.” He’s a service dog, she tells us, a servant who has only been with the president for six months. He is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Sully, a "beautifully trained" golden Lab who provided aid and companionship to President Bush in his final months, will go on to help wounded soldiers. He was treated as a member of the family as the casket rested at a Houston funeral home. Sully was provided by America's VetDogs, a non-profit organization in Smithtown, New York. The group provides service dogs to veterans in need at no cost, allowing them to live with dignity and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Like many dogs, Scout, an 8-month-old male yellow Lab, dug a hole in his family's Whidbey Island (Washington) backyard to find a doggie treasure. His owner Kirk Lacewell noticed that he was carrying something but just thought it was a piece of wood or a rock. On the second day, he started to wonder what was so special to Scout about what he thought was just a rock. He cleaned it up and found it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Murray the toothless, deformed Weimaraner who survived distemper and being left for dead before he found a family to love him and fans on Instagram. The Lizard Brain award goes to the York family, the longtime owners of the San Francisco 49ers. If you’re an NFL fan you know why. If you aren’t you don’t care. The Neanderthal award goes to the Neanderthals who abandon dogs on Dead Dog... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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After being stranded for days, two St. Bernard mix puppies were rescued from a cliff in Mission, British Columbia. Their cries had been heard for days before Mission Search and Rescue set out to locate them. While dogs aren’t usually the object of their searches, the team recognized that if they didn’t try to rescue the dogs, someone else might try and that person might get stuck and need to be rescued. The Mission SAR... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog