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on Friday May 17th, 2013 at 12:31 AM
As Winnie the Pooh and an 8-month-old puppy named Lexi from Portchester, England found out.
Owner Vicky Lovelock and neighbors tried unsuccessfully tomaneuver the puppy from the cement wall.
Then it was animalrescue specialist, Anton Phillips from the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, tothe rescue. With hammer and chisel in hand, he chipped the block away in orderto free Lexi without harm. The story
Getting their heads stuck is not unusual forcurious puppies.
This is Angel, a 5-month-old German...
on Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Were so often angered by the light sentences given toanimal abusers.
A bill pending in the Michiganstate legislature would require people convicted of animal abuse to registerwith the state, similar to Megans law which protects the public by identifyingsex offenders who may be living among us.
The Animal Abuser registry would be available to shelters,rescue groups, pet stores, breeders and the public. If it passes, it would bethe first such registry and hopefully other states would pass similar...
on Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at 03:30 AM
30 Days to a Well-Mannered Dog, The Loved Dog Method, by Tamar GellerA book review
This is embarrassing.
I received this book several years ago to review and had been looking forward to reading it. Then it disappeared.
I thought it had mistakenly gotten mixed up with sacks of books I had donated until recently when I found it in one of the five bookcases crammed with books that I may re-read but probably wont.
Now that Ive offered a glimpse into my disorganized lifethe review.
Tamar Geller grew...
on Tuesday May 14th, 2013 at 06:43 PM
The governor has signed two dog-friendlymeasures into law.
The state has adopted shelterdogs and cats as the official state animals.
And while police dogs are beingconditioned not to alert for marijuana, a measure requiring police to undergotraining designed to prevent dogs from being shot unnecessarily is now law.
After several recent deadly dogshootings seem to show that officers needed help in identifying threats, thelegislation requires law enforcement departments to offer three hours of...
on Monday May 13th, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Growing up as a typical girl, I had the usual revulsion tosnakes, bats, and spiders.
Whenever I had seen a snake in the wild, there was an adultpresent who immediately and senselessly killed it like the fat broad in the comic strip.
Bats turned us into the undead and spiders were to be squealed at and stomped on.
But that was before Dr. Hopps Biology 101. Life would never be the same.
The first day of class he walked in with a snake coiledaround his neck. There were the expected gasps and...
on Friday May 10th, 2013 at 03:26 PM
We love Huskies at The Poodle (and dog) blog.
We love the remarkable athletes who run the Yukon Quest and Iditarod. We love the sled dogs who get bored with the slow pace and go off to run their own race.And we love the pet Huskies who cant seem to resist going off on their own Doggie Grand Adventures from time to time.
This is the story of 21-year-old Michael Baldwin and his beloved Husky pup, Toby.
Michael moved from his home in Maryland to Alaska to experience a lifestyle more wild and free....
on Thursday May 9th, 2013 at 03:19 PM
To most people the first Saturday in May is the Kentucky Derby. But in Baltimore it is the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship.
Hosted by the American Visionary Art Museum, the sculptures are custom built for the race and powered strictly by humans.The eight-hour race covers fifteen miles over pavement, through mud, sand and into the Chesapeake Bay.
As a tribute to mediocrity, the official winner of the race is the team that finishes in the middle. With so much pressure in the...
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