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Pets/Animals (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Canada: Grizzly Broke into House, Shot Dead in 2015 with a Rifle

    02/27/2018 9:58:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It was 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, 9 August, 2015, in Kimberly, British Columbia when Niki and Mark Traverse' pet dog, a 9 1/2 year old Jack Russel Terrier named Sid, started barking frantically. Niki went to investigate, and came within five feed of a grizzly bear. From "It was 10 feet from our son’s bedroom door," she said. "I ran back into our bedroom to grab my husband and say,‘There’s a bear in the house, there’s a bear in the house!’" Mark Traverse, who is a hunter, quickly grabbed his gun, loaded it, and approached the feasting grizzly....
  • Badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 nearly loses all of his teeth while chasing down carjacker

    02/27/2018 1:56:42 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 18 replies
    OC Register ^ | February 27, 2018 | JONATHAN WINSLOW
    A badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 dog underwent surgery Tuesday, Feb. 27, hours after helping officers dramatically chase down a fleeing carjacker — a pursuit and ensuing struggle that knocked out most of the animal’s teeth. The 8-year-old Dutch Shepherd, named Puskas after Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás, assisted officers Monday evening in a pursuit involving a carjacking in which the suspect tried to elude pursing officers as he drove from Santa Ana to Irvine. When the suspect finally emerged from the vehicle, Puskas swiftly chased him down as he tried to flee on foot.
  • Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver

    02/21/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. From They were lucky to be alive after a polar bear broke into their tent on a remote Norwegian island and tried to maul them....
  • Vanity-Our 15-year old dog is ready to pass

    02/15/2018 4:48:29 PM PST · by Freedom56v2 · 149 replies
    Vanity ^ | 02/16/18 | Freedom56v2
    We have 2 dogs. Our oldest, nearly 15 is having more bad days than good. He has been gone in many respects for the past week or so. He will be sorely missed. Our other dog is 7, so we will not be "dogless." I read that it is better to be a week or two early than a day late as far as putting down a pet. I don't know how much suffering he is going thru, but he is just sort of existing now.
  • Got me A Russian Blue

    02/02/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 49 replies
    My wife adopted this beautiful little kitten this past summer. A friend of hers came to visit the other day and she told us she believed out little cat was a Russian Blue. Never heard of that animal. She is very well mannered. Waves her tail like a dog. Great companion to our Black Lab/Border Collie mix. I'm starting to call her Ruskie Blue. (Hope the FBI is not listening) Anyone else familiar with this breed?
  • A Mid-Winter Special -- Groundhog Musings

    02/01/2018 12:19:10 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/2018 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    internet-connectivity seems to be what really counts, even for dishwashers. Indeed, our new machine flashed a light in excitement about finding a signal from our router. It must have been really happy! Dear Cousin Punxsutawney Phil, Cordial thanks for your response to my letter of last year to our Aunt Climate. I think you were right on target and our great aunt has listened to our gripes. Of course, she’s not alone; as you know the U.S. President, in his speech on the State of the Union, a couple of nights ago, did not even mention “climate change” once. Presumably,...
  • Alaska, Grizzly Bear, .44 Magnum, The Longest Minute

    01/24/2018 5:53:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Doug White with Bear and .44 Magnum On September 7th, 2006,  Alaskan moose hunters, Doug White and Reed Thompson, were working on packing out the meat and head from a successful moose hunt. They were attacked by a large grizzly bear. As the attack was in 2006, it did not get the coverage it would today.  I found the account as I was searching for bear attacks where pistols had been used as a defensive measure. I vaguely remembered the incident.  The bear moved from one hunter to the other during the attack, giving Doug the chance to access...
  • Pistols for Defense against Bears? Failures are Rare

    01/19/2018 4:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    While discussing bear attacks, a consistent refrain is that pistols are useless as a way to defend yourself against bears.  In discussion groups, nay sayers claim that pistols are difficult to use, of insufficient power, and there are numerous instances where people who attempted to use pistols to defend against bears are badly mauled. I have read of numerous cases where people used pistols to successfully defend against bears, so I asked one poster to give some examples where pistol defenses failed. The exchange occurred on “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after...
  • Massachusetts Dog Attack Shows need for Home Carry

    01/11/2018 5:26:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image A father in Massachusetts was horrified when the family pet pit bull attacked his one year old daughter. He initially retrieved a pistol to shoot the dog, but the pistol was unloaded.  Firearms stored in the home are required to be locked up in Massachusetts. From The Boston Herald reports that according to Falmouth police the child was playing in the kitchen Sunday morning when the family pit-bull terrier attacked her, biting her in the face causing major trauma. The father tried to pull the dog off but couldn’t. Police said the father got a pistol...
  • MT: Bear Spray Failed, Rifles Worked on Halloween, 2015

    01/04/2018 5:09:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 Janary, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    I have not found any other reports of this attack and the defensive use of spray and firearms. This is not unusual. None of the people involved were injured, except for the exposure to bear spray, which did not incapacitate them. This story was published in on 27 December, 2017. The writer is Jake Purlee. Although not explicitly stated, a comment on Jake's facebook page says the the events recounted occurred two years ago in 2015. Jake and his friends were hunting elk and wolves. They encountered evidence of bears and decided to leave the area. The two...
  • Arizona: Mt. Lemon Bear Attack, Details from 1996

    12/22/2017 6:00:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Over 20 years ago in 1996, I was driving to Phoenix, Arizona to catch a flight to Wisconsin. I had the radio on. The news was reporting a horrific bear attack on Mount Lemon, near Tucson, Arizona. A teenage girl had been badly mauled by a bear, in her tent, as part of a 4-H outing.A camp counselor had accessed a handgun and shot the bear, driving it off. As the hours rolled along, the AP stories started getting vaguer and the story less heroic.  The Internet wasn't well developed in 1996. It took me several years to track...
  • Merry Christmas! Six of President Trump’s Greatest Wins for 2017

    12/22/2017 4:53:12 AM PST · by x1stcav · 5 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 12/22/17 | Jodi Giddings
    The Washington Examiner published a lengthy piece on President Trump’s accomplishments in his first eleven months in office. It’s a lengthy Nice List, and one that much of the liberal media and the Democrats—that’s redundant, I know—refuse to discuss. So what are the Best of the Best in my oh-so-humble opinion? Well, here are my Top Six Trump’s Greatest Wins for 2017: Trump: Winning! (Photo Credit: Denver Post) ISIS: Barack Obama spent years pretend-fighting ISIS, a product of his piss-poor foreign policy. Candidate Donald Trump promised to beat the hell out of them if elected. Well, promise kept. And his...
  • Conservative Group Gives Gardner ‘Enema Of The State’ Award

    12/21/2017 9:08:28 AM PST · by x1stcav · 29 replies
    Huffington post ^ | 12/18/17 | Jason Salzman
    U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has been taking it pretty hard from all Coloradans, judging from his low approval ratings, and his conservative base isn’t giving him a pass when it comes to criticism either. In one recent Facebook post, for example, the North Jeffco Tea Party shared an image of an “Enema of the State” award that was apparently bestowed on Gardner by a vote at the Christmas Party of the Jeffco Liberty Party Coalition. The award, also given to Sen. John McCain of Arizona, was for Gardner’s “Conduct Unbecoming of a Conservative.” Gardner has also been under serious...
  • Former Soldiers Get Bail in Murder Case After 25 Years in Prison

    12/21/2017 8:31:31 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12/21/17 | Kate Bruback
    More than 25 years after being locked away for a killing their lawyers say they didn't commit, three former soldiers are free on bail and preparing to go home to spend the holidays with their families. Mark Jason Jones, Kenneth Eric Gardiner and Dominic Brian Lucci were in their early 20s when they were convicted of murder in the Jan. 31, 1992, slaying of Stanley Jackson in Savannah, Georgia. Prosecutors said the crime was racially motivated. The three former soldiers are white, and Jackson was black. Calculate Pay Now. Find Out what Your Next Promotion Could be Worth Click Here!...
  • Hate-Heaping Desperado Dems Can Never Vanquish Christmas

    12/17/2017 11:16:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/17/17 | Judi McLeod
    The message of the Geese is “Keep Going!” “NEVER GIVE UP!” My favorite ‘Christmas Carol’ is the honking of geese flying overhead; my favorite because of innate assurance that the honking of the geese will remain long after Christmases past or present. How many times will the distinctive sound of the geese as I work return to remind me that worrisome as they may be, special counsel Robert Mueller, the filth of Hollywood, Barack Obama waiting in luxury and comfort to strike out at America from ‘Resistance Leader’ status, are, like all other earthly creatures, only passing things while in...
  • Don’t Count On A Utah Shale Boom

    12/05/2017 8:23:21 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies ^ | 12-04-2017 | Nick
    On Monday, President Trump announced his plan to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, while also cutting Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half, a move that could open up Utah to more oil and gas drilling. More than 90 percent of the Bears Ears territory is thought to overlap with oil, gas and coal reserves, according to Bloomberg. Last year, EOG Resources, a prominent shale producer that is well-known in other shale basins, such as the Permian, is one of the few companies chomping at the bit in Utah. Last year, the shale driller won an approval from...
  • WY: Fisherman uses Pistol to Defend Against Grizzly in Park

    12/05/2017 5:06:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 25, 2015, a 27 year old man was fishing in the Snake River about 3/4 of a mile downstream from the Jackson Lake Dam, in the Grand Teton National Park.  He heard a noise and turned to see three grizzly bears approaching him from behind, a sow and two cubs. The fisherman was carrying a pistol and bear spray. The sow stood on its hind legs. He fired a shot into the ground near the bear. The three bears then left the area. The angler said that the bear spray could not be used in the incident....
  • Hunter Accidentally Kills a Woman Walking Her Two Dogs

    Wednesday evening, 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist decided to take her two Labrador Retrievers, Sugar and Stella, on a walk in a field behind her western New York home. Little did she know that she would not be returning home. Shortly later, Rosemary's husband, Jamie, heard his dogs barking. When he went outside to see what the commotion was about, he was greeted by EMTs who were pulling into his driveway. One of the EMTs was also a family friend. "Jamie, we've got a gunshot wound," the friend said as he rushed into the field. The victim ended up being Rosemary. How...
  • Boys like girls. Girls like boys.

    11/10/2017 7:09:24 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 56 replies
    That's how it is in nature with regard to human beings. Generally speaking, opposite sexes attract. It's how nature intended. Also, a vital factor in perpetuating the species.
  • Looking for Sports Afield September-October 2012 125th Anniversary Edition quote

    11/04/2017 9:12:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I am looking for help from someone who has access to the September-October 2012 edition of Sports Afield magazine. It is the 125th Anniversary edition. I am looking to confirm a quote from BYU professor Tom Smith. It is probably in the "Hunt Safely in Grizzly Country" article, but I do not have a page number. The quote is:  "If I'm actually out hunting and I have a gun in my hands a suddenly a bear comes at me--do you think I'm going to lay the gun down and pick up bear spray? Are you out of your mind?"...