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Pets/Animals (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Get Revenge on Trump Jr. [semi-satire]

    12/07/2018 9:52:22 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-MY) vowed to "mete out sweet revenge" in response to Donald Trump Jr. sharing a meme predicting that if her socialist views are implemented Americans would end up eating their dogs. "He may think he's clever mocking me," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but in another month I'll have the subpoena power I need to make his life a living Hell. On the specific topic of eating dogs, though, Junior is overlooking the positive impact that would have on mitigating global warming. So really, the joke is on him." In related news, Google advised journalist John Stossel that...
  • Service Dog ‘Sully’ Proves That Love Conquers All

    12/05/2018 8:14:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/05/18 | Judi McLeod
    Thank You, God for creating Sully, Beau and all tail-wagging mutts in between, and for having seen bestowed upon them Your Name spelled backwards In the end, love—love of dogs in particular—-conquers all. It is the photo of sad-eyed ‘Sully, the yellow Labrador who nobly shepherded former President George H.W. Bush through the last six months of his life, helping him during the misery of his Parkinson Disease symptoms, that people will remember most. The photo of Sully lying by his late owner’s casket not only went viral over the weekend, it went straight to the human heart.
  • South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

    11/23/2018 11:12:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    <p>SEOUL - South Korean officials on Thursday began to dismantle the country's largest canine slaughterhouse complex, as animal rights activists push to end the custom of eating dog meat.</p> <p>About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy with the greasy red meat, invariably boiled for tenderness, believed to increase energy.</p>
  • Prayer Request for my pets

    11/19/2018 1:38:04 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 18 replies
    My pets are delicate and classified 'exotics'and sometimes have hard times adjusting to the change of seasons, warm/cold and cold/warm, the humidity changes and temp changes sometimes they do not drink enough and get gi slowdown which requires pain meds and gas drops and massage to help them get back to normal earing and drinking. Normally we can get them through this within an hour or two, but if we cannot it becomes a real emergency and needs vet intervention, as its possible for them to dehydrate, go into shock and die within a day. I pray for their good...
  • Saturn Petcare could start production in June 2020 (200 jobs at $18.60/hr. in Indiana)

    11/18/2018 11:09:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Zionsville Times Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2018 | Howard Greninger
    Saturn Petcare, pending approval of its bid Tuesday before the Vigo County Redevelopment Commission, is slated to begin production of wet dog food in the first quarter of 2020 in the former Pfizer facility at the Vigo County Industrial Park, south of Terre Haute. The company bid on 127 acres in the industrial park, of which the average of two appraisals is $6,183,500. However, as part of an agreement with the Terre Haute Economic Development Corp., the company bid $1 for the land, in exchange for investing $39 million in the former Pfizer facility at the industrial park and creating...
  • How to Shoot Wolves from an Airplane – Interview with 100-Year-Old Roy Eykamp

    11/17/2018 5:06:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Roy's friend, Pete Peterson holds up a couple of wolf hides in Canada Roy Eykamp is 100 years old and living in NSW, Australia. Shortly after WWII, Roy hunted wolves from a light, ski-equipped airplane in Ontario, Canada. He had tremendous success. He partnered with Harley Rauch, a famous South Dakota pilot.  Hunting wolves from an airplane while mere feet off the ground was a dangerous undertaking. Roy nearly died in a crash. I was fortunate enough to interview Roy. In the video, he explains the technique used to hunt wolves from the air, how the crash occurred, and...
  • Scratchie The Squirrel [Vanity]

    11/16/2018 8:56:04 PM PST · by backspace · 70 replies
    Self | 11/16/2018 | Self
    Been feeding the cute little squirrel out back..... I named him "Scratchie"
  • Happy as a clam?

    11/16/2018 5:34:15 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 53 replies
    Why do people say that they are as "happy as a clam"? Clams don't look all that happy to me.
  • Adopted Dog Gives Veteran a New Lease on Life

    11/16/2018 4:10:52 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 13 replies
    Petco Foundation ^ | 11/16/2018 | Staff
    When a German Shepherd named Sam meets a veteran named George, it’s love at first sight. With ties to the Navy, these constant companions are making the most of their golden years together.
  • Schumer’s Dems see silver lining in midterm losses

    11/10/2018 7:14:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/10/18 | ELANA SCHOR, BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats aren’t changing course, despite all those second-guessing them. Their vulnerable incumbents were free to ignore liberal orthodoxy over the past two years, but at least three red-state Democrats still went down hard in the midterms. And as 2020 looms, the party faces a steep challenge in clawing back to the Senate majority. But Democrats are finding only a bright side in Tuesday’s results, and are showing no sign of shifting strategies to try to shore up their performance in states President Donald Trump carried. In fact, they took heart in a GOP that’s “sliding in...
  • Nutramax to add 225 jobs, spend $20M to become Lancaster County’s largest manufacturer (S Carolina)

    11/03/2018 4:03:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Charlotte Business Journal ^ | October 24, 2018 | Ken Elkins
    Nutramax Laboratories Inc. will become Lancaster County’s largest manufacturer when it completes a $20 million expansion and adds 225 jobs near the city of Lancaster. The additional jobs will bring Nutramax employment to 600 in two buildings in Lancaster Business Park. “They are our premier manufacturer,” says Jamie Gilbert, executive director of Lancaster County Economic Development. In addition, the Henderson family has quietly made Lancaster County its headquarters for the entire company, relocating from Edgewood, Maryland. “This is a reflection of free enterprise and shows the American success story is alive and well in our country,” says Todd Henderson, president...
  • "#Me Too Movement" Barney sums it up

    11/02/2018 11:24:54 AM PDT · by Bell Bouy II · 2 replies
  • Security Trained German Shepherd in Southern California Needs New Home

    10/29/2018 1:39:39 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    none | 10/29/2018 | none
    My German shepherd rescue in southern California is working with an owner who now requires 24/7 care and can no longer care for his security trained, female German shepherd named Azy. The rescue (and other German shepherd rescues in the area) cannot accept this dog because of insurance issues. We are trying to assist the owner and find a home for her with a law enforcement agency, canine security company, or a very experienced German shepherd owner. What we were told about Azy: 1) Four years old and has good house manners. 2) Was trained in Slovakia and her commands...
  • PETA: Cow’s Milk Is Symbol Of White Supremacy

    10/23/2018 9:53:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    The Lid ^ | 10/22/18 | Jeff Dunetz
    When I was a child, my Mom used to make me have a glass of milk before I left for school in the morning, and more at bedtime. At the time she said it was healthy and built strong bones. But according to PETA, she was turning me into a white supremacist. For those of you who just did a Danny Thomas “spit take” of your milk, or who laughed a sip of milk through your nose, allow me to assure you this isn’t an attempt to milk some laughs for the site—it is true. Wait a blooming second! People...
  • People who bag their dog's poop and then leave it sitting on trail in middle of the woods!

    10/20/2018 10:03:53 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 59 replies
    Sorry about the poopy and gross subject matter here but I need to get this off my chest. I'll hide this post in "Bloggers & Personal" so the regular news-seeking folk don't have to see it. So it is a somewhat mild autumn day here in New England and thus a perfect day to go on a hike in one of the various state and town forests that abound in this part of Connecticut. During my walk, I saw at least a half dozen little baggies full of dog poop, all neatly tied off and discarded along the side of...
  • How many articles did Khashoggi write for the Washington Post?

    10/16/2018 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 35 replies
    grey matter between my ears ^ | 10/16/18 | Rebelbase
    The crux of the media's eruption over the killing of Kashogi is that he was a WaPo contributing journalist. Does anyone know how many articles he contributed to the WaPo? I can't find anything about it online. The Wikipedia entry for WaPo journalists doesn't even list Kashogi.
  • On the Internet, no one knows you're a cat (Vanity)

    10/12/2018 10:49:18 AM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 15 replies
    KK | October 12, 2018 | KK
    KosmicKitty - Since Oct 12, 2002
  • Melania Trump Loses Footing With Elephant, but Not With Kids

    10/05/2018 12:23:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 5, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but she was anything but out of step when children living in an orphanage in Kenya welcomed her to their home with song and dance. Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance. It didn't take long for the typically reserved U.S. first lady to dive fully into the moment. Mrs....
  • Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans

    10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10. The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead. “Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog...
  • Woman Arrested for Saving Dogs & Cats [semi-satire]

    10/03/2018 10:34:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    In North Carolina, Tammie Hedges rescued 27 dogs and cats from drowning when Hurricane Florence hit the state. She provided shelter, food, and medicine to animals fleeing the flooding. After the storm ended she turned the rescued animals over to government authorities who promptly arrested her for “operating a shelter without a license.” She is currently out of jail on a $10,000 bond. North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services spokesman, Henry Hoseman explained that “Ms. Hedges lacked the proper credentials to undertake the actions she took. She may have felt that she was doing the right thing, but...