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  • Dogs bred from wolves helped humans take over from Neanderthal rivals in Europe 40,000 years ago

    03/01/2015 5:42:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2015 | Dan Bloom
    It's thousands of years since mankind won dominance over nature, and we're still pretty proud. But a top researcher says we've been giving ourselves too much credit - because we were helped by our oldest friends. Humans paired up with dogs as early as 40,000 BC, it is claimed, giving us such an advantage in hunting that it prompted the wipeout of our Neanderthal rivals.
  • Dog Owner's Lack of Care Results in Violent Death for two Dogs

    02/27/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal owners are responsible for their animals and the actions of their animals. Dogs are not people. It is much harder for them to understand property lines and property rights. They have to be taught, and often, restrained. When dogs run free of their owners control, their instincts tend to take over, especially if there are more than one of them. Their instinct pushes them to bark at other animals, chase them, bite them, kill them, and eat them. If there is more than one dog, pack instinct kicks in and they bounce off of one another's behavior like...
  • A real top dog! The Labrador reigns as America's favorite pooch for the 24th year [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail and AP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks and Staff
    The Labrador Retriever has been revealed as the nation's favorite dog for the 24th consecutive year. The American Kennel Club, which released its annual rankings on Thursday, praised the breed for being 'intelligent' and 'family friendly'. Despite its supremacy, bulldogs hit a new high at number four and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top ten for the first time in nearly a century. The AKC notes that bulldogs make 'excellent family companions with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with children, an easy-to-care-for coat, and minimal exercise requirements.'
  • Sneak peek at Lance Mackey documentary

    02/26/2015 6:34:12 PM PST · by skeptoid · 1 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Suzanna Caldwell
    THE GREAT ALONE - official trailer Suzanna Caldwell February 25, 2015 Greg Kohs’ independently produced documentary follows four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey along the 2013 trail, where he went on to place 19th. It also traces back to his early life, with family interviews, including dad and 1978 Iditarod champion Dick Mackey, along with his hard-scrabble rise over the years to becoming a legendary dog musher.
  • K-9 Who Served for Years Gets Hero’s Farewell as He Walks Into Vet’s Office for Last Time

    02/24/2015 8:02:12 AM PST · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/24/2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    The unsung heroes of your community’s police force are its capable K-9 unit. These talented pooches can serve alongside a police force for upwards of a decade. As any pet owner knows, one of the hardest things in life is saying goodbye to your best friend. Police in West Deptford, New Jersey had to do just that late last week. Noted police dog Judge, who retired from active service in 2013, was given a hero’s farewell as he was walked into the vet’s office to be put down:
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • A rare victory for beaglekind at Westminster Dog Show

    02/18/2015 9:13:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2015 | Justin Moyer
    The competition was ruff, but it didn’t matter: Miss P, 4-year-old beagle extraordinaire, took down all comers at the Westminster Dog Show. “She is a princess,” handler Will Alexander told the Associated Press. But P’s royal bearing didn’t prevent her from totally humiliating all members of the species Canis lupus familiaris that dared enter Madison Square Garden to challenge her for Best in Show. Those with their eyes on the prize included a Skye terrier, a standard poodle, an English springer spaniel and a shih tzu owned by former kidnapping victim and pardoned bank robber Patty Hearst.
  • 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    02/15/2015 5:40:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 15 replies
    Just a reminder: MONDAY & TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16-17, 8PM-11PM (eastern) Monday night is LIVE ON CNBC from 8-11 PM Tuesday night is LIVE ON USA from 8-11 PM The American Kennel Club has made the Coton de Tulear (Non-Sporting Group) and the Wirehaired Vizsla (Sporting Group) eligible for competition in 2014 and they will be making their first appearance at Westminster in 2015.
  • Do Dogs Know A Happy Face? (Video At Link)

    02/12/2015 10:19:17 AM PST · by goldstategop · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 02/12/2015 | BBC News
    Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Vienna devised an experiment where 11 dogs were trained to associate either a happy or an angry face with a food reward. In a subsequent test, the scientists showed the dogs images , either of human faces they had not seen in their training, or of just half a human face.
  • When did dogs become man's best friend?

    02/07/2015 12:25:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 6, 2015, 6:30 PM | By/Michael Casey//
    Using sophisticated 3D imaging to analyze several fossil skulls, a study in this week's Nature Scientific Reports found dogs emerged much more recently than previously thought. Other studies in recent years had suggested dogs evolved as early as 30,000 years ago, a period known as the late Paleolithic, when humans were hunter-gatherers. Abby Grace Drake, a biologist at Skidmore College and one of the co-authors of the latest study, said there is an abundance of evidence -- including the skulls as well as genetic and cultural evidence -- to show dogs arrived instead in the more recent period known as...
  • Biologist Drake helps answer key question in canine history [Dog Domestication]

    02/06/2015 11:03:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Skidmore College ^ | February 5, 2015 | press release (via Archaeology)
    When did dogs first become domesticated? A sophisticated new 3D fossil analysis by biologists Abby Grace Drake, visiting assistant professor of biology at Skidmore, and Michael Coquerelle of the University Rey Juan Carlos contradicts the suggested domestication of dogs during the late Paleolithic era (about 30,000 years ago), and reestablishes the date of domestication to around 15,000 years ago... Whether dogs were domesticated during the Paleolithic era, when humans were hunter-gatherers, or the Neolithic era, when humans began to form permanent settlements and take up farming, is a subject of ongoing scientific debate. Original fossil finds placed dog domestication in...
  • We Love Astronaut Leland Melvin’s Official NASA Portrait

    02/03/2015 11:46:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Nancy Atkinson
    Melvin appeared on the National Geographic Show “Dog Whisperer” and according to a blurb about the show Jake and Scout wandered into Leland’s yard one day. They were on the show to help with Jake, who is very protective of Leland and won’t let anyone approach him. NASA astronaut Leland Melvin with his dogs Jake and Scout. Credit: NASA.
  • Owners devastated after lake algae poisons dogs at Lake Chabot

    01/31/2015 10:21:40 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 21 replies
    Myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 1/30/15 | Debra Villalon
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (Calif.) - A third dog died Thursday after exposure to toxic algae at an East Bay park, and broken-hearted dog owners say the park district's warnings have been too little, too late. "It's this green algae that's everywhere, it's fatally toxic to dogs, "warned Katie Stone, intercepting hikers at the Lake Chabot marina Friday evening. "She was healthy as can be, I walked her about five miles every day, " Stone says sadly, showing a snapshot of her five year old chocolate Labrador, Josie. "It's completely unbelievable, it was like a nightmare, like when am I going...
  • Boston Terrier nurses orphan kittens

    01/27/2015 12:29:30 PM PST · by aomagrat · 20 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 26 January 2015 | Brooke Holden
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WMBF) - A Lowcountry woman got quite the surprise when her Boston Terrier began nursing orphan kittens. Shannon Williams said her daughter found the litter of kittens in the woods behind their home in Mount Pleasant. After bringing the litter inside, Memory, her 5-year-old Boston Terrier, began nurturing and cuddling with the days-old kittens. “We laid the kittens on a dog bed, and [Memory] cuddled with them,” Williams recalled. Meanwhile, Williams went to the pet supply store for milk replacement. She said she didn't need the supplement long, “One week later, [Memory's] milk came in.” Memory had...
  • The Basic Difference Between Doga and Cats

    01/25/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10151500237966149 Priceless
  • Muslims at WW II Cemetery (British Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi)

    01/20/2015 10:33:31 AM PST · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    Subject: Fwd: Muslims at WW II Cemetery Muslims being Muslims. This is the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi. These are British and other Commonwealth war graves, many are Australian of men killed in the desert war against the Italians and the German Afrika Korps. Every time a joke and or cartoon is made about the Koran, the whole world turns upside down and we are called racists. On the other hand, they appear to do whatever they like and no one says anything...and the majority of people remain silent. See this video whilst it's available and before it's removed...
  • 'In Dog We Trust' accidentally printed on sheriff's rugs

    01/14/2015 11:36:25 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    clickorlando ^ | Jan 14 2015 | staff reporter
    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Well, at least its rugs have. [snip]
  • Dog map: Find the top pooch in your postcode (UK Pooch Lovers)

    01/17/2015 5:20:43 PM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 01/17/2015 | Beth Rose & Andy Dangerfield
    So why are Labrador retrievers, Jack Russell terriers, and Staffordshire bull terriers the leading breeds? The popularity of these dogs is down to the fact they are "wonderfully loyal, easily-trained breeds, suitable for single owners, couples or families", said Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko. But the dog map shows while Labradors are more popular in rural areas, it is Staffies that are favoured in big cities. "Labradors are very popular working dogs and are equally as happy spending a day out in the field or in the woods as they are curled up on the sofa with their family," said...
  • Black Lab Likes to Take Solo Bus Ride

    01/13/2015 7:27:08 AM PST · by yldstrk · 71 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 1-13-15 | AP
    A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop – to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers. KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week. The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop. In Young’s words, “She’s a bus-riding, sidewalk-walking dog.” Young says his dog sometimes gets on...
  • Christine Flowers: Palin touches a new nerve in America

    01/10/2015 11:11:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Delaware County Daily Times ^ | January 10, 2015 | Christine Flowers
    It’s been a while since I’ve thought about Sarah Palin, except for the increasingly rare instances where someone says, “You know, with those glasses and that square jaw you look a lot like ...” The ex-Alaska governor/GOP veep candidate/Fox News commentator has fallen off of my radar screen, even though I have absolutely nothing against her and am flattered to be mistaken for a woman who can kill and skin a moose. But every now and then, Sarah re-emerges as a cultural lightning rod, someone whose simple existence still drives feminists to bitter tears and the men who want to...
  • Dog Found Abandoned With Suitcase Filled With His Belongings

    01/06/2015 3:31:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1-6-15 | Meghan Keneally
    A dog was found abandoned at a Scottish train station next to a suitcase filled with it's belongings and now the local animal welfare charity are looking for tips into who is the neglectful owner. The dog, a male shar-pei named Kai, was found sitting with a leash attached to a banister at the Ayr railway station on Jan. 2, according to the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. "Kai is around two to three years old and is a lovely dog with a nice nature," Scottish SPCA Inspector Stewart Taylor said in the group's release. The group...
  • Man found dead near New Mexico reservation may have been mauled by dogs

    01/06/2015 2:50:58 AM PST · by Kartographer · 34 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/6/15 | Joseph J. Kolb
    A Native American man found dead in a New Mexico field last week near the Navajo Nation reservation may have been mauled by a pack of as many as 10 dogs, police said on Monday. Gallup Police Department spokesman Rick White said the man, who did not have identification on him but appeared to be in his mid-40s, was found by a passer-by. “We do not have a definitive cause of death yet but it appears he was attacked by dogs,” White said, although he could not give a precise cause of death. “There definitely were defense wounds from dog...
  • Did you hear the one about the editor, two dogs, and 25 Muslim girls?

    01/04/2015 10:14:25 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Of course, Mohammed did not like dogs. The Hadith and other sources record his distaste at their “filth” and even the notion that a dog walking in front of a Muslim praying negates the effect of those prayers. He even called for killing them..... None of the sources I found in a cursory bit of research mentioned what seemed to me to be another reason why Mohammed didn’t like dogs: he had been a caravan raider, and dogs have always (and still do) act as guardians against thieves.
  • Know Your Neighbor -- Tamra Temple, Taking a Senior Dog And Giving It Love In Its Final Years

    01/02/2015 7:54:40 PM PST · by girlangler · 7 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 1/2/2015 | Etta Pettijohn
    “Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. He can show you more affection with one flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” Gene Hill, author of “The Dog Man.” >At first glance, if it were not for its decrepit, arthritis-consumed back legs, one may not immediately recognize that a handsome old dog named Mo spent most of its years living under less-than-ideal conditions – before receiving affection, happiness and hope in its final days.< >For the first time in its 14 years on earth, the mixed breed...
  • Dream job? Chipping frozen pee from doghouses at minus-40 part of allure for dog handlers

    01/01/2015 7:23:20 PM PST · by skeptoid · 17 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | December 31, 2014 | John Schandelmeier|
    What is a dog handler? It is someone who is delusional enough to think that taking instructions from a professional (or amateur) dog musher might seem like good fun. Reality typically intervenes quickly and jarringly. Handling dogs actually has less to do with the dog than the various things the dog leaves behind. The first thing a new handler is handed is the poop scooper. Summer or winter it is the same. There is less volume during the summer months, but it’s messier.
  • A Carolina Dog (The Dixie Dingo)

    12/27/2014 2:48:28 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Bitter Southerner ^ | 12-27-2014 | Cy Brown
    Story by Cy Brown Photos by Kaylinn GilstrapDeember 27, 2014 He got Penny for Christmas. He didn’t know he would get a trip into the deepest reaches of the 14,000-year history of dogs in North America.Things we love in the South: Moon Pies, SEC football, Otis Redding, Flannery O’Connor, Cheerwine and, probably more than anything else, our dogs. What is it about Southerners and our dogs? Maybe it's because in the South, we're a bit more country than our cousins to the north. Perhaps we are a generation or two fewer removed from the time when having a dog was...
  • A Christmas Card From Obama Claus And His Illegal Amigos

    12/25/2014 4:25:11 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 7 replies
    12-25-2014 | Me
    Christmas Greetings from Obama Claus, and from the left, Nora, Aife, Jack and Ruarc.
  • Funeral for [A] Dog

    12/20/2014 1:37:04 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    December 20, 2014
    Man walks into a Catholic church and asks the priest if he will do a funeral for his dog. Looking dazed the priest says "sir absolutely not, this is a Catholic church, we don't do funerals for animals. Go down to the protestant church, I'm sure they do a lovely funeral for your dog". The man said "thank your Father, do you think $10,000 is enough to offer for my dog's funeral". "$10,000 the priest exclaimed, why didn't you tell me your dog was Catholic"!!
  • Driveway and Property Gates (Vanity)

    12/23/2014 4:25:39 PM PST · by roofgoat · 32 replies
    roofgoat
    Anyone have one? Can you get a decent, reliable one without spending a fortune? Likes/Dislikes? Sliding or Opening? I may need one for our property, 1) To keep dogs out of our property. 2) To keep out free range goats and chickens in our property and an occasional dog (we have 3) that may get stupid and get out of the house without a leash. Don't need anything hardcore or fancy. Not trying to keep out bad guys. Also, how did you handle UPS/FedEx/US Mail Box deliveries?
  • Wolves are better than dogs at COUNTING: Wild canines identify the number of items more often

    12/23/2014 6:13:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 22, 2014 | Richard Gray
    After living alongside humans for thousands of years, it would be nice to think that a bit of our mental agility has rubbed off on dogs. However, it seems that domestic dogs are actually less intellectually capable than the wild relatives they were bred from. Animal psychologists have found that wolves are able to count far better than domestic dogs - and it's because dogs have become used to relying on us to help them.
  • Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway...[title too long]

    12/19/2014 10:15:45 AM PST · by SZonian · 27 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Nicole Higman
    Debbie Davis was driving along a busy roadway in Kansas City when she saw something that made her slow down.
  • Five hero firehouse dogs of old New York City

    12/15/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 14, 2014
    New York has had firefighters since Dutch colonial days, first in the form of volunteers and then, beginning in 1865, a professional paid force.And in the days of horse-drawn engines and a less-sophisticated alarm system, firehouse dogs played an important role.Often a stray who found his way to the house or an unwanted pup given to the chief, many these canines served their companies heroically, explains 1897 New York Times piece.There was Jack (left), of Hook and Ladder Company 18, on Attorney Street. He’s described as a “large, sober-looking, brown-and-black shaggy full-bred shepherd dog” by the Times.“When the alarm rings,...
  • The Pope and Dogs in Heaven

    12/13/2014 7:55:40 PM PST · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    The Pope and Dogs in Heaven By Julio Severo Some news services interpreted that Pope Francis reportedly said that dogs also go to Heaven. If he was really misinterpreted, so do these dogs have nothing to do with animals? Is another kind of dog? Should he be interpreted, in his precariously disguisable socialism, that Fidel Castro and his gang also have a chance to the heavenly Paradise? Speaking about Fidel, why has no pope ever condemned communism in his visit to Cuba? If any other world leader visited Cuba without condemning communism, he would be branded in the least...
  • Pope Francis says all dogs go to heaven? Not so fast

    12/13/2014 10:44:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CRUX ^ | 12/13/2014 | David Gibson
    When Pope Francis recently sought to comfort a distraught boy whose dog had died, the pontiff took the sort of pastoral approach he is famous for — telling the youngster not to worry, that he would one day see his pet in heaven.“Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” Francis said reassuringly.It was a sparkling moment on a rainy November day, and the setting in St. Peter’s Square only burnished Francis’ reputation as a kindly “people’s pope.” The story naturally lit up social media, became instant promotional material for vegetarians and animal rights groups, and on Friday even made...
  • Pooper Scoopers in Heaven?

    12/13/2014 9:34:03 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 31 replies
    12/13/14/ | Self
    First it was that all atheists can go to Heaven. Then it was that communist economics is Biblical. Furthermore, he and the church believes theistic evolution--"God is not a magician." (God made everything, then everything made everything. Adam and Eve's parents were apes.) The church needs to dialogue about the Sacrament of Marriage concerning divorce and unnatural marriage. Basically, the church has become RC-Lite and "all things to all sheeple." Now, he says that all dogs go to Heaven! What about other pets? Let me tell you that cat fanciers are being rubbed the wrong way! Rumors are that the...
  • Pope Francis says all dogs do go to heaven

    12/12/2014 4:16:12 PM PST · by FR_addict · 210 replies
    Today.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | Matt Murray
    We've all heard the expression "all dogs go to heaven." On Wednesday, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion people around the world gave it his imprimatur. During his weekly address in the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis was consoling a little boy who had recently lost his dog, assuring the boy that he and his furry friend would reunite in heaven. “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” the pontiff said, according to Italian news sources.
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol Over Dog Bites Sustained During Drug Arrest

    12/11/2014 3:25:43 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Inquisiter ^ | December 11, 2014
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera is suing the Border Patrol over dog bites he sustained after entering America illegally and carrying drugs into the country. Marino-Najera claims his human rights were violated after United States Border Patrol officers unleashed canine agents on him before he was arrested on a “cartel controlled” section of the Mexican border. Jose Manuel Marino-Najera reportedly became an illegal immigrant after choosing to have coyotes – human smugglers, help him get across the U.S. border with Mexico. To garner the help of the coyotes, Marino-Najera allegedly had to agree to tote a large bag full of...
  • Fatty Lumps on My Doberman Pinschers

    12/10/2014 12:22:52 PM PST · by GYPSY286 · 67 replies
    Me | December 10, 2014 | Gypsy286
    My two dobermans (aged 10 and 13) have developed fatty lumps.
  • Navy Seals got within 100 yards of Yemen compound - before a dog bark alerted al-Qaeda captors

    12/07/2014 3:49:29 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 06, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A British-born U.S. photojournalist and a South African aid worker held hostage in Yemen by al Qaeda militants have been 'murdered' in a failed rescue attempt. American citizen Luke Somers had been held hostage since September 2013 in Yemen's capital Sana'a having moved to the country two years earlier. The 33-year-old was reportedly shot by his captors as Navy SEAL Team six, made up of around 40 men, carried out a dramatic rescue bid in the Wadi Abdan region of the southern Shabwa province late on Friday night. It is the second attempted extraction by special forces in as many...
  • Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture

    12/01/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    > Good Times for Dogs, Not So Good for Babies – A Reflection on the Perversity of Modern Culture By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn moral decline, both personal and cultural, the problem is that not only do we desire what is evil, we also stop desiring that which is good and holy. At the heart of desiring what is evil (or what is good, but to excess), are pride, greed, lust, and gluttony. Sloth and envy are more involved in no longer desiring what is good.Sloth is a kind or sorrow or aversion to the good things God offers to us, involving everything...
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1952 - "Koko" The Poodle Takes A Cigarette Break

    11/29/2014 8:47:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    New York Journal-American: Photographic Morgue ^ | January 17, 1952 | PHOTOGRAPHER - Garber, Maurey
    Taking a break from soliciting support for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, "Koko" the poodle pauses for a cigarette.
  • Oregon Police Dog ‘Cash’ Fired for Poor Performance ... Fear of Heights and Unfitness for Duty Cited

    11/29/2014 6:37:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 28, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Oregon police dog ‘Cash’ fired for poor performance A Belgian Malinois trained to be the ninth member of a Cannon Beach, Oregon, police force has been given the boot, evidently unfit for the field of law enforcement. Two-year-old “Cash” was dismissed before he even got to see action, The Associated Press reported. Among his many faults: He was afraid of heights. He had barking difficulties. And he startled at the slightest of noises, AP reported. On top of that, he couldn’t perform one of his key roles — jumping into high spots, like counters, to sniff out drugs. Instead, he’d...
  • (The Man Bites Dog Corollary) The Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans

    11/29/2014 12:54:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Vocativ.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Luke Malone
    Meet Adam, the Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans • The adorable black Labrador confounded Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis when he showed up with a mysterious inflammatory skin condition When Adam, a frail black Labrador, first arrived at Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, he was a mess. His fur was coming out in clumps, revealing dry, cracked skin underneath, and the dog’s pained gnawing only exacerbated his condition. Robin Herman and the staff at the center tried their best to ease his mystery inflammatory disease by starting a regimen of steroids, medical baths and premium food. And...
  • HAPPY DOGS & CAT in AUSTRALIA - Pharrell Williams "HAPPY" song [video]

    11/25/2014 10:49:16 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | CATMANTOO
    Inspired by Pharrell William's International "Happy" Hit! Lot's of dogs playing at the beach. Special appearance from "DIDGA" aka 'Worlds BEST Skateboarding Cat'.
  • Meet Arthur the stray who followed an extreme sports team during a grueling 430-mile race

    11/23/2014 3:27:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-14 | Wills Robinson
    Exhausted, covered in mud and desperately hungry, a team of Swedish athletes sat down for a meal as they prepared to take on a dangerous 20-mile trek through the Ecuadorian rainforest. As they opened their canned meat, a tired Mikael Lindnord noticed a scruffy, miserable stray dog staring at him out of the corner of his eye. Feeling sorry for him, he fed the dog a meatball and thought nothing of it, but as the team stood up to continue their race the animal started to follow them - and he didn't stop. As the group of four navigated the...
  • NH: Dog Fights off Coyote that Attacks Mistress

    11/23/2014 4:43:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     Mac, Coyote Fighter The first coyote was recorded in New Hampshire in 1972.  By 1980, they were found across the state.  Eastern coyotes have wolf genes, and are larger than the western variety, reaching as much as 60 lbs. The first coyote attack on a human in New Hampshire occurred in 2012.  Ironically, the boy's dog ran off, leaving him to fight the coyote.  From inquisiter.com: The boy’s dog ran away when the coyote approached which left the boy to fend off the coyote’s attack on his own. After repeatedly punching the coyote in the nose, the coyote eventually...
  • The surprisingly large carbon paw print of your beloved pet (Libs want you to kill your dog alert)

    11/20/2014 11:01:04 AM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | November 20, 2014 | Larry Schwartz
    Last week President Obama announced a historic climate change agreement with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Aimed at drastically curtailing carbon emissions into the atmosphere, the goal is to rein in the carbon footprints of the planet’s two major polluters, the U.S. and China. I wonder if the agreement contains anything about carbon paw prints. While humans and their ravenous appetite for growth remain the primary drivers of climate change and the accompanying specter of climate catastrophe, pets have a surprising negative impact of their own. Bowser and Mittens may be your best friends, but with around one billion pet dogs...
  • This One Police Department Shot 92 Dogs in Three Years. One of the Officers Has Killed 25 By Himself

    11/19/2014 10:48:36 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 160 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | November 18, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Buffalo, NY — A high profile case of Buffalo police killing a man’s dog while looking for non-existent drugs, has led to a Freedom of Information request revealing some sadistic figures. On June 3, 2013 Buffalo police raided a man’s home to look for crack cocaine. He was not there, nor was the crack. The home belonged to Iraqi war veteran, Adam Arroyo and his 2-year-old pit bull Cindy. Upon breaking down the door to Arroyo’s home, officers encountered Cindy, who was barely 50 pounds, and shot and killed her. They were at the wrong apartment. According to use of...
  • Animal Rx: 11 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

    11/09/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by Justice · 31 replies
    Everday Health ^ | Jordan Lite and Madeline Vann
    Of course you can’t resist your golden retriever’s puppy-dog eyes or your tabby’s silly antics, but you’re getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet — and our animal companions are proving themselves adept at enhancing human health in increasingly diverse ways. From calming patients before medical procedures to motivating owners to exercise, pets may be the best medicine we don’t even realize we’re taking. Here, the notable ways your animal companions can improve your health.
  • Own a dog in Iran? That will be 74 lashes

    11/07/2014 5:59:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Jersualem Post ^ | November 7, 2014 | Michelle Malka Grossman
    For people around the world, owning a dog comes as a rite of passage. However in Iran, lawmakers are trying to pass a new bill that would harshly punish anyone who buys, sells or walks a dog in public with either a fine ranging from 10 to 100 million rials (NIS 142 to NIS 14,177) or 74 lashes, according to a report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.