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  • Is your dog tech savvy enough for a $30,600 dog house?

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday March 5th, 2015 at 01:12 PM

    South Korean tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the one-of-a-kind Dream Doghouse which cost $30,600 to make. Unfortunately, the Dream Doghouse will not be for sale yet [Cue cries of bitter disappointment] but was awarded as a prize across Samsungs social media channels. It will be on display at Crufts through the days of the show, March 5-8. Samsung is a long time sponsor of Crufts. A news release from Andy Griffiths, president of Samsung Electronics...
  • Has PETA finally gone too far in killing pets?

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Wednesday March 4th, 2015 at 07:10 AM

    This is the time of year when PETA is busy firing off letters to every news source in their database about how cruel dog sledding is. They use half truths and complete fiction to support their narrative. Unfortunately many news sources run PETA press releases without any fact checking. We always wonder how an organization that has killed thousands of pets, over 90% of the pets in their care every year, can object to an...
  • I have Walter Mitty type daydreams about running the Iditarod

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Monday March 2nd, 2015 at 07:08 AM

    It isnt likely to happen though because I hate snow, cold weather, darkness, heavy clothing, outdoor plumbing, and sleep deprivation. But this time of year my dream of going to Alaska and joining the mushing culture is shared by many people of all ages, according to a feature in the Alaska Dispatch. Young people come to Alaska to find themselves. The middle aged come to escape an unbearable life situation, and the older folks are...
  • Golden Poodle awards for February

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 06:58 AM

    The Golden Poodle award goes to Officer Rodgers of the Dallas Police Department who was called to rescue a dog trapped on the interstate. By the time he got to the shelter, he had bought her treats, named her Laurel, and fallen in love. He applied for adoption. The Lizard Brain award goes to Denise Norton whose Seattle neighbor sued her for over a half million dollars for stress he received because of her barking...
  • A dog owner thought all pictures of the family's beloved dog were gone until…

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 07:49 PM

    ...the dogs picture showed up on Google Street View. A dog owner in Israel, Reddit name Benlaor, posted that all the pictures of their late dog had been lost when their hard drive was damaged. Recently, using Google Street View for the first time, they spotted the dog just hanging out near their house. Google Street View, launched in 2007, has so far taken pictures of five million miles of roads, covering 39 countries and...
  • I bet they wish they had just called it "man made global cooling" in the first place…

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Tuesday February 24th, 2015 at 08:49 AM

    Current February headlines Ice targets TX, deep South... Arctic air returns to New England... Detroit poised to break record for coldest month -- ever... Cleveland breaks 1873 record... Eight feet of snow hits Boston... Rabbis, Reverends, Imams Unite For Prayer Against More Snow in Boston... Ann Arbor breaks record low temperature set in 1900... Great Lakes frozen over... New storm headed west... Snow on ground in 48 states... It's all because of the Polar Vortex......
  • Surveillance video—changing the way we live, one lie at a time

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Sunday February 22nd, 2015 at 09:40 AM

    The story about the doggie day care van containing seven dogs that was stolen at gunpoint in Chicago seems not to be supported by surveillance video. According to the driver the dogs were being delivered from day care to their owners when two men forced the driver from the van at a busy intersection. However, the police released the video. What really seems to have happened is that the van was left unlocked, unattended, the...
  • Thor the friendly watchdog thwarts a robbery

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Friday February 20th, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Thor, a Boxer-Pit Bull mix, was all waggy tail, greeting a visitor at Hollys gas station in Saco, Maine. Justin Ireland, 21, Thors owner, was on duty when a man walked up to the office door with his face partially obscured. When the man pulled out a gun and shoved Ireland, Thor was no longer happy about having a visitor. Quickly figuring that the intruder was a threat, he lunged at him, biting him on...
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