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Pets/Animals (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Why Pit Bull Type Dogs Fail as Police Dogs

    08/03/2018 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Norski · 90 replies ^ | June 18, 2017 | Thomas McCartney
    Here is what is happening with pit bulls used by law enforcement. The dogs are cherry picked from shelters by Animal Farm Foundation (extreme pit bull advocacy with unlimited funds). The dogs receive a few weeks of training by a professional paid by AFF, The dogs are then given, free of charge, to cash-strapped police departments. Cities that can afford better, obtain bred-for-task dogs, frequently bred and trained in Europe. The traditional police dog has already been extensively trained before it even gets on the plane and gets another 14 weeks training with the new handler in the United States....
  • New Investments for Vigo County (Two factories in Indiana w/good wages)

    07/25/2018 11:16:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WTWO-TV ^ | July 26, 2018 | Taylor Williams
    Vigo County, IN - Across Vigo County old industrial buildings sit empty. Wednesday evening the Vigo County Council hoped to fill one of those buildings and help another manufacturing plant expand. By passing taxes abatements for both Saturn Petcare and Taghleef Industries. The abatements will give both companies real and personal property abatements over the next 10 years, gradually allowing them to ease into paying taxes. The potential benefit for the community is significant. "It's a new company into our community, it's a company from a different country and I'm excited about the jobs that it's going to bring here...
  • Roomba and Dog dodo.

    07/24/2018 12:35:36 PM PDT · by Fhios · 37 replies
    7/24/18 | Vanity
    Alright, the title gives it all away but just in case, roomba is a robot vacuum that vacuums you floor every day while you're there or not. Dog dodo is dog crap, a pile of crap. Now my brother in law usually takes his dachshund's when he goes back to D.C for the work week. Since next week is going to be a short week for him he decided to leave the dogs behind at the house. Well, they're not well potty trained and he doesn't crate them. So by the time my sister gets home they've crapped all over...
  • AR15 Clone Used to Rescue Treed Teen Girl from Big Alligator

    07/13/2018 2:51:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of 11 foot Alligator from Victoria Advocate, 2009 On Friday afternoon, 29 June, 2018, a 15 year old girl, Jordan Broderick, was floating on a raft in Freek creek in the Ocala National Forest. That section of the creek is in Lake County Florida. Alligators chased her up a tree. Her mother called 911 and reported that alligators had treed her daughter, and were aggressive. From "My daughter's stuck in a frickin' tree and there's gators surrounding her!" Broderick's mother reportedly told a 911 dispatcher. "Oh my God! Please hurry! Please hurry!" Deputy Mitch Blackmon responded to...
  • UPS, Ball and Chewy are 3 companies bringing 1,200 full-time jobs to Goodyear (Arizona)

    07/07/2018 4:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Info Surhoy ^ | July 7, 2018 | Marta Subat
    Three companies in Goodyear will bring more than 1,200 full-time jobs to the West Valley between now and the end of 2019. Ball Corp. is building a manufacturing plant while UPS Inc. and Chewy, Inc. will operate internet fulfillment centers. Chewy opened in June Chewy Inc., an online retailer of pet food and products, opened its regional internet fulfillment facility near Bullard Avenue and Van Buren Street in June. The 800,000-square-foot facility already employs more than 200 people but will recruit another 550 over the next year, a company spokeswoman said. As part of a job development agreement Goodyear signed...
  • They Hunt!

    07/03/2018 2:35:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Young Hunter with Canadian Goose and 20 gauge 870 A few years ago, a relative of mine was visiting his sister in a Midwestern college town. The sister and her husband have done well. They have two lovely children and are in the upper middle class. The husband is an entrepreneur and a developer. The sister and kids are athletic. My relative is an accomplished woodsman, hunter, and shooter. He is not above a play on words or a practical joke.  He shares an opinion with Thomas Jefferson. Ball games do not impress him. He followed Jefferson's advise on...
  • Shoot, Shovel, Shut up Backfires, Self Defense Applies on Appeal

    07/03/2018 4:14:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Troy Nemitz On May, 11 2014, grizzly bears were harassing Brian Charette's horses near Ronan, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Charette killed one of the bears from less than 30 yards away, as it was climbing a fence, coming toward him and his home. He and his friend, to avoid the hassle, tied the bear to a pickup truck, and buried it in a field. Shoot. Shovel. Shut up. From Charette told investigators that three bears had been harassing his horses in a pasture about 30 yards from his home that May. He said he...
  • Steer wrestlers, bareback riders treat sellout crowd on Day 1 of Frontier Days World's Oldest Rodeo

    07/01/2018 2:44:47 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    Prescott Valley Tribune ^ | June 29, 2018 | Doug Cook
    PRESCOTT — On a comfortable summer night Thursday at the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds, the 131st annual Frontier Days “World’s Oldest Rodeo” opened to a sellout crowd with several professional bareback bronc riders and steer wrestlers performing well. Although four bareback riders “turned out” due to injury or other unforeseen circumstances, five of the seven others who showed scored highly. Orin Larsen of Inglis, Manitoba, Canada, registered an 81-point ride on a horse named Saguaro to grab an early lead here with seven performances remaining through Wednesday, July 4.
  • World's Ugliest Dog title goes to English bulldog named Zsa Zsa

    06/23/2018 11:53:14 PM PDT · by Boomer · 15 replies
    FNC - Pets ^ | 6/23/18 | Amy Lieu
    An English bulldog with an underbite and muscular, rounded front legs won the 30th annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest on Saturday night. The 9-year-old winner, named Zsa Zsa, was found via a pet-finding site by owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minn., according to a biography supplied for the contest.
  • I Just Killed Mouse with Bare Hands ... Now What?

    06/23/2018 9:44:36 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 203 replies
    Anybody out there with a basic knowledge of this kind of thing? I got home tonight and opened the trunk my car. I immediately noticed a mouse in the trunk. It looked just like the Hartz Man mice for cars to play with. I reached down and touched it. It was warm. I immediately squeezed it "to death" and threw it outside the garage, It was still squirming on the pavement. I came in and washed my hands with soap and isopropyl but I wonder if I'm supposed to go in to get a shot or worry. I called the...
  • Yellowstone (TV Series)

    06/21/2018 11:43:59 PM PDT · by Boomer · 46 replies
    IMDB ^ | 6/21/18 | None
    Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny - where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world's largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst...
  • Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

    06/21/2018 11:33:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | June 21, 2018 | Park Chan-kyong, Agence France Presse
    A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption has declined as South Koreans increasingly embrace the idea of dogs as man's best friend rather than livestock, with the practice now something of a taboo among younger generations and pressure from activists mounting....
  • Mysterious wolf-like creature killed in Montana ID'd

    06/18/2018 1:34:37 PM PDT · by Boomer · 23 replies
    FNC Wild Nature ^ | 6/18/18 | Zoe Szathmary
    The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) revealed the identity of the mysterious wolf-like creature that was shot dead in the state last month. Officials confirmed in a news release Monday that DNA results proved the animal was a gray wolf.
  • Wyoming: Another Successful Handgun Defense against a Grizzly

    06/18/2018 4:21:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Troy Nemitz On May 31, 2018, about two o'clock in the afternoon, 23-year-old Noah Kolis was guiding three friends from Chicago. They started at his boyhood home near Cora, Wyoming. His dog, a Chesapeake-Lab mix, was with them. They were heading to some rock formations. Noah was carrying his 460V Smith & Wesson revolver. Two other men in the party were carrying bear spray.  The two men with bear spray had fallen 50 yards behind. The dog alerted on something. Noah thought it was some sort of big animal. Then he saw the bears, a grizzly sow...
  • Mountain Lion Attack Stopped by Man with Handgun ... in 2008

    06/13/2018 6:17:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Family photo of P.J. Schalow and lion that attacked him This attack from 2008 shows the utility of a handgun for defense against big predators. In this case, the mountain lion was found to have rabies. That accounted for its lethargic behavior. The lion ignored the adults in the group and went right for the children. P.J. Schalow was 10 years old at the time. The account in Today is the only one to identify the firearm used as a handgun. From “You could see he was definitely sizing [P.J] up,” Smith said. “He put his paw on...
  • Wyoming Opens Season on Grizzly Bears, Numerous Problem Bears in State

    06/02/2018 6:20:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the fall of 2018, the first legal, scheduled grizzly bear hunt managed by a state government, will be held by Wyoming. Much of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is in the state of Wyoming. Grizzly bear-human conflicts have escalated with the expanding grizzly bear population. In 2017, of the 56 known and probable deaths of grizzly bears in the GYE, most were caused when bears attacked people or were destroying property. From Names will be drawn until 10 hunters have paid for their licenses and certified they've taken a firearms safety course. Each license will be valid...
  • Book Review: 4 Seconds to Impact (The Skyrocketing Attacks by Predators on Humans)

    05/23/2018 5:35:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    By Bruce Buckshot Hemming, 2017, 320 pages, paperback. Over the last three decades, attacks by large predators against humans have been skyrocketing in North America. It is not just a matter of reporting. Attacks by bears, mountain lions, wolves, and coyotes, have become expected, where they used to be rare or denied altogether. Full disclosure: Hemming cites some of my work in the book. Bruce Hemming does an excellent job in summing up the increases in large predator attacks. He offers a commonsense explanation as to why they are happening, why they are under reported, and how they can...
  • Living fossil being eaten to the brink of EXTINCTION after it was discovered to be tasty

    05/22/2018 6:07:02 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 61 replies
    Express ^ | 21 May 2018 | STUART WINTER
    A REAL-life river monster that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs is being hurriedly eaten towards extinction. The Chinese giant salamander has become the must have delicacy among Far East luxury diners who prize its lean but chewy flesh said to taste like chicken... “The overexploitation of these incredible animals for human consumption has had a catastrophic effect on their numbers in the wild over an amazingly short time-span.
  • YES,my dog bit 24 people......

    05/21/2018 12:31:38 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/18 | Unk
  • (vanity) How to find pet (cat)?

    05/16/2018 6:09:35 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 73 replies
    me | 5/16/18 | me
    Anyone know how to find pets in this day & age?