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Pets/Animals (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know — as a new TIME book reveals.Let’s be honest, you’d probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out you’d turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and there’s even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal —...
  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    08/23/2014 1:11:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    The Charlotte Observer. ^ | Aug. 22, 2014 | The Associated Press
    MILLS, Wyo. A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's statement filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Mills police officer Zachary Miller left the dog, a 10-year-old female black lab named Nyx, in his patrol car for over six hours July 9. "It's a tragedy," Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson said. The car was running, but the air conditioning was off and outside temperatures reached 86 degrees, KCWY News 13 reported (http://bit.ly/1tAzzhs). Miller, a four-year...
  • My dog Died Today

    08/22/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 178 replies
    N/A | Today | Me
    I had my Australian Shepard put down today. Her name was Sidney, as in the city in Australia. She was 15 Years 3 months. She had had dementia for the last year or so. For the last year she hadn't been able to control her bowels. She could hold the pee, but number 2 just came when it was ready. Today when I got home, she couldn't stand up. Her back legs just wouldn't work. I took her outside and laid her in the nicest part of the grass. She looked peaceful as the wind blew her face. On the...
  • West Covina (CA) Police Officers Captured On Video Shooting Bean Bag At Barking Dog

    08/12/2014 10:06:53 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 12, 2014
    WEST COVINA (CBSLA.com) — West Covina police say two barking dogs were out of control and a threat to children when officers used non-lethal force against them, but witnesses say otherwise. James Clark says he plans to file a formal complaint against two police officers who were captured on video using a bean-bag gun and a fire extinguisher on his two barking dogs.
  • German shepherd who chased bear away from his family surrendered to shelter

    08/11/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 56 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cheryl Hanna
    What a way to repay a loyal four-year-old German shepherd who protected his family by chasing a bear away; his reward - the family surrenders the dog to New York City Animal Care and Control citing allergies as the reason they are signing Duke's death sentence.
  • MO: Dog shot during home invasion

    08/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am surprised more dogs are not shot during home invasions.   Maybe home invaders tend to invade homes without dogs.   The reporting is tantalizingly vauge in this article from ksd.com: NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain. (snip)  The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away...
  • Tiger Attack: The Full Video & Behind the Attack!

    08/05/2014 3:46:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | Uploaded on Jul 23, 2010 | WildFilmsIndia
    This is THE famous Tiger Attack video! A tiger attacked forest rangers in Kaziranga National Park, in the north-east of India, in 2004. This is the story of what actually happened that day, including an Interview with forest ranger R. K. Das. You've seen this video on Google Video ever since Wilderness Films India Ltd. launched its content on the site, in December 2005. Due to widespread compromises to our IPR, we decided to withdraw the video from the internet. We're now back on the internet, with Youtube, and the world now gets to see our viral videos and other...
  • Prayers for Fredd

    08/03/2014 9:37:02 PM PDT · by freekitty · 45 replies
    Fredd | August 3, 2014 | freekitty
    Prayers for Fredd, canine companion of freeper ColdOne fractured his foot and is visiting the vet. Please say a prayer for Fredd. We are all hoping he will be just fine. Let us know, ColdOne how he is doing.
  • Illinois Police Officer Fired After Fatally Shooting Dog

    07/30/2014 7:56:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 29 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | July 29, 2014 | Karen Jordan
    A suburban Chicago police officer has been fired after the shooting death of a family dog that has outraged a small community. Witnesses say an officer from the Hometown Police Department shot and killed the dog in front of its owners. On Monday, Eyewitness News spoke with the family who lost their pet. Alexis Gamino loves animals, but is especially fond of her dog, Apollo, a 14-month old German shepherd-pit bull mix.
  • MI:Multiple Dog Attack Stopped by Gunfire. This one too Late.

    07/29/2014 3:54:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, two Cane Corsos, a large breed descended from Roman war dogs, attacked a jogger.  A neighbor saw that the jogger was down with the dogs attacking him.   He  defended the attacked man with a .44 magnum, firing two shots, one in the air, the other at one of the dogs, grazing it.   That stopped the attack.   Later one of the dogs tried to return to the attack, but left when it saw the man with the gun.  From  freep.com: A man mowing his lawn waved at Sytsma, a 46-year-old Livonia man, who politely waved back....
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better)(video only)

    07/29/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | CollegeHumor
    (language warning)Adam breaks down the awful truth about purebred dogs in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything. For more information, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources: * Wikipedia: Purebred (Dogs) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purebred_(dog)* 100 Years of Breed “Improvement” - http://dogbehaviorscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/100-years-of-breed-improvement/* Wikipedia: Kennel Club - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennel_club* Wikipedia: Pedigree Dogs Exposed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedigree_Dogs_Exposed
  • Saudi Saves Dog that Fell Down a Well

    07/28/2014 9:13:42 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Liveleak ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ezzo89
    Video only. Many Muslims in fact love dogs and have their own. These two went through considerable effort including, apparently, stripping off a belt from their car engine, and also personal risk, to save this one. Which was not their dog!
  • Thank God for dogs

    07/27/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    I’ve never met a stray dog that I didn’t want to take home. As a little girl, I felt the same way about kittens, which I dressed in my doll clothes. Kittens who escaped my doll prams dressed in bonnets and booties must have caused curiosity on long ago Halifax streets.
  • God’s Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for God’s daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • WI: Bats Fail: 70-Year-Old Uses Revolver to stop Pit Bull Attack

    07/24/2014 4:30:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 94 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dennis Williams, above, did not hesitate to intervene to save a man being attacked by three pit bulls.  The event was reported on July 21, 2014, in Washington County, Wisconsin. Mr Williams is in his 70s.  He heard screams for help outside his house and saw a man on the ground being viciously attacked by three Pit Bulls.   He grabbed two baseball bats from his garage, and started hitting the animals with the bats.  It wasn't enough.   He retrieved a pistol, and started back toward the scene.   The animals started advancing on him.  He shot and killed one dog...
  • Champion racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II fails drug test (Heartbreaking News)

    07/23/2014 7:36:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Fox News
    One is not racing clean. A champion racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance on race days in the United Kingdom. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers showed the presence of morphine in their 'A' samples. Late Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said that one of the horses was the monarch's 5-year-old mare Estimate The Daily Telegraph reports that the horse will likely forfeit its second-place finish in the Gold Cup at Ascot this past June, as well as the prize money...
  • NBC Dateline - GUILTY of STEALING My Videos

    07/23/2014 6:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-23-2014 | TAOFLEDERMAUS
    "An old rat trap video of mine became a subject of a murder investigation and was presented on NBC Dateline. The only problem was they never got my permission to use my copyrighted content."
  • AK: .45 vs 9-Foot Brown Bear

    07/18/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people claim that handguns are useless for protection against bears.   Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion.   Handguns may not be ideal as defensive weapons for bears, but they can be effective.  In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available.   In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year.  He and his son were in the home.   He had scared off the animal with some warning shots just three hours before. ...
  • What Ted Nugent offers to send to ‘kids at the border’ may cause dilemma for liberals

    07/17/2014 3:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    How do you fault a guy for wanting to help feed the flurry of new house guests Democrats like Obama have dropped off in our homes? If youÂ’re a bleeding-heart, anti-hunting liberal, you may have a conflict of interest, but fans were crystal clear about where they stood when rocker Ted Nugent made this offer on Twitter Wednesday: Ted Nugent âś” @TedNugent sending tons of pure nutritious venison to the kids at the border 8:55 AM - 16 Jul 2014 306 Retweets 329 favorites Richbirdhunter @Richbirdhunter @TedNugent That's good send them home with a full belly 8:58 AM - 16...
  • [Video] Man rescues baby fox from can (2:03) [Caution: Cuteness overload]

    07/16/2014 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Maceman · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 24 2014 | Alex Zlobnev
    Full Headline is: Baby fox gets head stuck in can Video man rescues baby fox from can 496 kbps
  • Boy, 17, sentenced to 23 YEARS for fatally shooting a retired police dog

    07/12/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 11 July 2014 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years behind bars for fatally shooting a retired police dog during a burglary. Ivins Rosier was convicted in May for breaking into the Florida home of a trooper and shooting the officer's five-year-old German Shepherd two years ago. Drake, a former drug-sniffing dog, was euthanized five days later. Rosier, who was 16 at the time of the incident but tried as an adult, was sentenced on Friday on charges of animal cruelty, armed burglary and shooting into an occupied building.Palm Beach Post reported Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg said she handed Rosier a...
  • Solstice went to the Rainbow Bridge

    06/28/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by 1_Rain_Drop · 91 replies
    "My name is Solstice and I am 7 days and three hours pain free." Solstice was a Majestic German Shepherd. He was mellow and just loved every one and every creature except for chickens. They scared the life out of him. I'd try to console him by telling him he ate their unborn chicks. He'd roll his eyes at me. Solstice loved to talk. He was always whining. I never stopped him from doing that because I knew that one day he will stop and I will miss hearing his voice. He loved his planet dog tennis ball. He was...
  • Cops Shot at Retreating Arthritic Dog Toward House Filled with Children: Business as Usual

    06/27/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT · by HammerT · 70 replies
    reason.com ^ | Jun. 27, 2014 | Brian Doherty
    More in contemporary policing practice keeping you and yours safe and sound, out of Mason County, West Virginia, reported in the Charleston Daily Mail:It starts with a bunch of police cars chasing a suspect in a car down a not-much-traveled rural road. A family dog goes to investigate when eight police officers and their dog in tactical gear emerge from the woods near the Sweat family home. Then: [Ginger Sweat's] 6-year-old Basset hound/beagle mix, Willy Pete, left the porch and made his way toward the troopers. The dog, she said, suffered from arthritis in his back legs and was not...
  • From Redskins,To Braves,Indians.What Next?Breeds Of Pets?Say Goodbye To "Shih-Tzu's"?

    06/26/2014 6:10:35 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Well if "Redskins" is an offensive name,then why isn't Shih-Tzu's?Those poor dogs have to live with that "Curse-Word Name"for all of their lives.Who knows,by the end of the year,when the far left has changed the names of about 12 sports teams,they will eventually get to names of animal breeds.There must be at least one racially charged name for most household pet breeds.Like "Bitch"!So for those of you out there with a "Shih-Tzu" or a "Pussy-Cat",you may have to change your pets ID tag if they have their way come 2015.
  • Wind Turbines take terrible toll on animals

    06/24/2014 6:14:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 6/23/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Health issues such as sleep disturbance, sleep deprivation, dizziness, tinnitus, and constant headaches in humans have been ignored by the main stream media who is eager to promote "clean" solar and wind energy generation
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Nearly 70% of Americans favor euthanasia

    06/22/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | June 20, 2014 | streiff
    When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient’s life by some painless means if the patient and his or her family request it? At first blush, the idea that a euthanasia should be allowed seems to follow a logic. If a person is suffering and wishes to end that suffering then who has the right to tell them no? It is their life, right? Only some troglodyte Bible thumper could possibly deny a person the simple mercy of ending their suffering. In this way it...
  • Surprise at an electrical substation yard

    06/20/2014 3:09:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    June 13, 2014
    Video - Surprise at an electrical substation yard
  • JESUS LOVES METALLICA THIS I KNOW: The Bible Backs Up Hetfield’s Hunting, Boo-Hoo PETA

    06/09/2014 9:28:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/9/14 | Doug Giles
    The anti-hunting dolts have gone into full doofus mode attacking James Hetfield of Metallica for hunting and narrating a bear hunting doc for The History Channel. I believe ClashDaily.com started the party by being happy that Hetfield does both and posting about it on our site. Check it out here, as the post went viral. Today, I’d like to point out that the Bible actually backs up Hetfield’s hunting. Yes, God actually ordains hunting and eating meat and there’s not one verse in the scriptures that condemns such activities as I write in my brand spanking new book, Rise, Kill...
  • Belmont claims 1 more Triple Crown pretender. Here are the 11 past winners, times and jockeys

    06/08/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/8/14 | Doug Book
    From about 1885 until 1915, pacers and trotters were racing royalty in America, the popularity of these standardbred horses greater than that of any baseball star or other spectator sport. When the immortal pacer Dan Patch fell ill in 1904, news of his malady traveled across the nation as racing fans and the public at large anxiously sought out the slightest scrap of information about his condition. Of course, at a time when Ty Cobb, the country’s highest paid baseball player made $12,000 per year, Dan Patch was earning $1 million! And stories of Dan’s successes on the track were...
  • Old man takes his Bird for a walk [video]

    06/07/2014 1:02:10 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    Liveleak ^ | June 5, 2014 | roxid
    I never saw anything like this before.
  • Lets all go to Yellowstone national Park for vacation.

    06/04/2014 8:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | June 4, 2014 | Bill Bissell
    Could this be what the LORD may use to really rebuke our nation? This is happening as our nation gets further away from the Constitution, and Biblical principles.
  • JBER runner after bear attack: 'This is how I'm going to die'

    05/29/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 32 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 29, 2014 | CRAIG MEDRED
    A young California mother attacked by a grizzly bear while running along a remote road through the woods at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson says she was at one point sure she was going to die. In a video interview with military officials 12 days after the attack, Jessica Gamboa, wife of a soldier on the base and mother of a 4-year-old son, said she thought her life was over after the bear knocked her to the ground, picked her up by her backside, carried her across the road, dropped her to the ground, and worked her over twice more before finally...
  • Soldier adopts military dog who saved his life. (video)

    05/29/2014 4:04:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | 5-29-2014 | nationalgeographic.com
    While serving in Afghanistan, combat dog Layka was injured after running into a building ahead of her handler to clear it. Determined to reward Layka for her selfless act of bravery, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald adopts her after coming back home.
  • Parrot loves playing peek-a-boo. (video only)

    05/28/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    dump.com ^ | 5-28-2014 | Gregory Fultz
    Cody having a chat with his mom. Cody is a ring necked parakeet. He is about 10 years old.
  • The Dogs of War

    05/23/2014 1:17:01 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 2014 | Michael Paterniti
    Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth.
  • Fleeing Florida Car Thief Hit Alligator, Crashed

    05/16/2014 5:07:25 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    SMOKING GUN ^ | 05/16,14 | SMOKING GUN
    A suspected auto thief was captured after the stolen car he was driving struck an alligator as the animal was crossing a Florida road, police report.
  • Great Support for Liberty GB’s Anti-Halal Boycott Subway Day in Woking

    05/15/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 May 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Subway sandwich chain is the target of many international boycotts for a variety of good reasons. In 2011 in the USA the company gave the Subway Sportsman of the Year Award to the American footballer Michael Vick, a convicted felon who was incarcerated for 18 months (and could have been longer) for spending years torturing and killing animals. When police raided his house, they found 65 dogs, a dog-fighting pit, blood-stained carpets, and various equipment commonly used in dog fighting, including a ‘rape stand’ in which female dogs are strapped into and restrained, to allow male dogs to...
  • AZ Corrections Officer May Face Jail Time for Leaving K-9 in Vehicle

    05/11/2014 7:49:40 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 17 replies
    Mail Online ^ | May 10, 2014 | Daily Reporter
    An Arizona Department of Corrections K-9 dog died last month after his handler left him in a hot department vehicle for seven hours. According to an initial investigative report, the dog named Ike was left in the back of his handler's SUV and locked in its kennel, without food or water for seven hours at the Arizona State Prison in Buckeye, Arizona. The officer left work early to take care of a sick child when he forgot he left the animal in the back of the vehicle.
  • Rains County (TX) deputy indicted on animal cruelty after shooting of dog

    05/09/2014 7:22:36 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 47 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Tanya Eiserer
    RAINS COUNTY, Texas — A grand jury has indicted a former Rains County deputy on an animal cruelty charge over the controversial shooting of a family’s dog last month. Jerrod Dooley, 32, has been charged with a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years behind bars. Dooley was fired last month within days of the shooting that sparked a national furor after the dog’s owner went public with his story.
  • (vanity) My dog is gone, RIP

    05/06/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 114 replies
    me | 5/6/14 | me
    My beautiful German Shepherd has come to the end.
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • Rains Co. Deputy Who Shot Dog Fired

    04/25/2014 10:37:07 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 57 replies
    KLTV ^ | April 24, 2014 | Whitley Walden
    RAINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Rains County Sheriff's deputy who shot a dog after responding to a burglary call on Friday has been fired. According to the Rains County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Jerrod Dooley was fired on Thursday. Sheriff David Traylor said that it was for Dooley's safety because of threats. He added that it is the safest move for the department and the deputy.
  • TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary

    04/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary April 24 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com It seems like these stories are happening more and more each week. Stories of officers shooting dogs that simply did not need to be shot. In this case, a third generation Texas farmer, Cole Middleton, called police about a break-in on his property. When an officer finally arrived, Rains County Deputy Jerred Dooley, the farmer’s dog ran up to the officer (as dogs do, especially herding dogs), so the officer...
  • Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from 'extreme allergic reaction'

    04/18/2014 8:48:17 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/18/2014 | By Alan Duke, CNN
    (CNN) -- Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.
  • Small Dogs: Companions on the Road to Extinction

    04/11/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 47 replies
    As birth rates among young women plummet, small dog ownership has risen rapidly in America’s urban centers. America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny...
  • Scientists look to create ‘Problem-Free Cow’ with less emissions

    04/10/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | April 9, 2014 | The Blog
    According to a fact sheet published by the White House late last month, part of the Obama Administration’s effort to curb greenhouse gases involves cutting “cow emissions.”The executive announcement has since boosted an interest in researching technology to accomplish the Administration’s environmental goals.The Financial Times reports that scientists now have a renewed interest in developing “a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.”The Cow of the Future Project, directed by Juan Tricarico, is looking for a “star athlete” of the bovine world, says FT. He says the Administration’s latest environmental...
  • Politics matter even on the Senior dating scene

    04/10/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Tentatively I accepted the call to enter the senior dating game, and at age 78, I accepted the invitation of a very nice, clean cut, 80s something gentleman to be his passenger on a trip to a goat farm. He, in ranking order, was from the Midwest, as opposed to “the East;” was single by death of his beloved wife of 60 years, rather than being a traveler of a divorced nature; and we both liked the activities of the Slow Food movement here in Florida. You see, we met at the first stop on the farm-to-fork tour of sustainable...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs) a Belgian Malinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Bruno Undergoes More Surgery After Taking Turn for Worse (Wounded Anaheim PD Dog)

    04/02/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    KTLA News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Tracy Bloom
    Bruno, the Anaheim police dog who was critically wounded after being shot while on duty nearly two weeks ago, has taken “a serious turn for the worst” and was undergoing surgery Wednesday morning, according to the Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, where he is being treated. Read more: http://ktla.com/2014/04/02/bruno-undergoes-more-surgery-after-taking-turn-for-worst/#ixzz2xkEozipA