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  • Eddie the bomb sniffing military dog retires with full honors

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 08:39 AM

    Eddie, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, has earned a reputation as a hero in his short years in the military. His tour of duty included deployment to Afghanistan, where he was credited with saving an entire platoon. In May 2012 his platoon had completed a two hour foot patrol and had stopped to rest. When they got the command to move out, Eddies handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto, stood, but Eddie stayed. Thinking for a moment...
  • Wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands of bats and birds every year

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Monday April 14th, 2014 at 01:49 PM

    You may not be a champion of bats (I hope you are), but you probably know they are an important part of our ecosystem, killing tons of harmful insects each night. A single bat can eat 1000 insects an hour and a nursing mother (yes, they are mammals) can eat her weight in insects during her flight. A study cited in the international Science Times estimates that wind turbines kill 600,000 bats a year. Another...
  • Reunion of man and his loyal dog who waited outside hospital for 8 days (video)

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Sunday April 13th, 2014 at 06:12 PM

    Lauri da Costa, a homeless man in Brazil, was attacked and smashed in the face with a rock. When he sought help at a hospital he was told that he had melanoma on his face and needed immediate surgery. His loyal dog Seco waited outside in the parking lot for eight days waiting for his return. (That is a very long time in dog days) This is their reunion after 8 days. Source
  • Search-and-Rescue Bloodhound elected mayor of Colorado town

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Saturday April 12th, 2014 at 07:23 AM

    It was a tight race. Buster the cat was in the lead just a few weeks ago, but at the 11th hour supporters of Pa Kettle the Bloodhound pulled out the stopsand the cashto give the office of mayor of Divide, Colorado to the soulful Bloodhound. The mayor race is part of a creative fundraiser by the Teller Regional Animal Shelter, a no kill shelter. In this election cash equals votes, one dollar buys a...
  • America’s New Top Model has pointy ears, a lovely snout, and cute bug eyes

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday April 10th, 2014 at 07:49 AM

    Meet Goldie, the stylish Chihuahua who is the star of 8LBPOOCH, a fashion collage project created by designer Klee Van Schoonhoven. Since it debuted on Instagram 8LBPOOCH is winning fans, and not just fashionistas, all over the world. Has Goldies celebrity turned her from a simple Chihuahua to high maintenance? Van Schoolhoven says: Goldie determines whether the shot is going to happen. Sometimes she's into it and sometimes she's not. There are even days when...
  • Totally brilliant marketing from the Helen Woodward Animal Center

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Tuesday April 8th, 2014 at 07:14 AM

    If there were an Emmy, Tony or Oscar for pet marketing, this is my nominee A long-haired Chihuahua was found abandoned in the back yard of a northern California home in January when night time temperatures were dipping into the twenties. The family had moved away and left the dog alone. When she was found she was nursing a small grey kitten that it was believed would have died without the warmth and nourishment she...
  • Today retiring military dogs are heroes--not "obsolete equipment"

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Sunday April 6th, 2014 at 05:17 PM

    There was a heros welcome in Bloomington, Indiana for veteran J Jackson, a retiring war dog who was finally reunited with his first handler. The reunion was a long time coming. His handler, Harvey Holt, now a local sheriffs deputy, was his partner for six months in Iraq. That was seven years ago. Holt promised Jackson that if he brought him back safe, he would give the dog a good home for the rest of...
  • Breakfast wars

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Friday April 4th, 2014 at 06:38 AM

    So Taco Bell is trying to get some of the market share from the MacDonald's fast food breakfast bunch in their newest campaign. In their commercials they have a lot of ordinary men named Ronald McDonald who all like Taco Bell breakfasts better than McDonald's because, you know...it's a Taco Bell commercial. The picture above is McDonald's answering volley. The message is clear to most people over 20. Although she hasn't been the company spokesdog...
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