The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 07:23 AMAnd that is not an oxymoron. We don't normally think of homelessness as being uplifting or heartwarming, but photographer Norah Levine and audio producer Gabrielle Amster worked together to document stories of homeless people and their faithful, loyal pets at Lifelines. The photographer says, "Its supposed to feel good when you look at my images. Im a happy photographer. The subject matter of homelessness is not a happy one, but I wanted to find the... Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 07:11 AMWild Lil Ramblin Rose, a teacup Poodle from Georgia, has been named Americas Top Dog Model for 2014. Owned by Wendy Foskey, Rose beat nearly 1,000 contestants in the contest. She will be featured on the cover of the 2016 Americas Top Dog Model calendar and on the cover of an upcoming issue of Pet Style News." They have received interest from dog designer fashions and modeling offers. Although she is adorable, I'm afraid this... Monday July 21st, 2014 at 06:20 AMIt isn't exactly the Triple Crown but 11,000 people cheered on their favorite weiner at the 19th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course in California. Mr. Schnitzel, number 8, owned and trained by Luis and Lois Hernandez, became a two-time winner after having taken the title back in 2012. Lois Hernandez was a little surprised at the victory. While they vacationed, Mr. Schnitzel's human grandmother doggie sat for him and was quite... Sunday July 20th, 2014 at 07:39 AMPit Bulls have been banned in Great Britain since 1991 under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Although there are no DNA tests to determine if a dog is a Pit Bull, they are judged on appearance, such as body length, head size and markings. The purpose of the law was to protect the public from dogs bred as fighting dogs. Tyson was one of 12 dogs rehomed to police departments from the Taunton area animal center.... Thursday July 17th, 2014 at 05:56 AMAll artists are creative, but the artists who bypass the canvas, clay, or stone for less traditional media are especially fascinating. The ones who recycle junk are doubly fascinating. Texas artist Ali Golzad created this detailed portrait of a dog using ordinary recycled corrugated cardboard. The piece called Lucy was commissioned for an anniversary present and is part of his Recycled Art series. Golzad explained: My urge to create while still caring for our planet... Tuesday July 15th, 2014 at 09:06 AMA deputy sheriff in Riverside County, CA entered a fenced-in yard to deliver an eviction notice. When confronted with a Pit Bull, he drew his gun and fired one round. He missed the dog and shot himself in the leg. Local camera crews arrived just as the deputy was being loaded into an ambulance. The dog, Precious, is shown interacting with small children at the same time a spokesman for the sheriff is saying that... Monday July 14th, 2014 at 06:55 AMAnd they certainly aren't in this classic picture taken by Loomis Dean and featured in Life Magazine in 1949. At first glance it looks like a retriever doing what dogs have been bred and trained to do for centuries, bring the duck back to his human. But if you look carefully, the duck isn't dead or even injured. His posture, his fluttering right leg and his vibrant eye show that he is very much alive....
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