The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
on Wednesday June 19th, 2013 at 09:56 PM
I once had an elderly relative whothought that he was being watched by his TV. He wasnt sure quite who was doingit but it made sense that if he could see them, they could see him.
But now the technology is here.
Cameras and microphones on your cablebox or DVR can analyze your responses and behavior as you watch TV. Then advertiserscould provide commercials geared to your household. The equipment could be quite nanosince todays cameras can explore human mouths and colons.
In my house they would...
on Wednesday June 19th, 2013 at 03:06 PM
People can be wonderful.
When Bobo the Poodle was dropped off atthe Vancouver, BritishColumbia SPCA, he needed expensive surgery or his leg would have to beamputated. The surgery would cost $2000.
An appeal to the public to help Bobobrought in an overwhelming $16,730.
Not only was it enough to save Bobos leg,but it was also enough to pay for other animal surgeries, such as Ludell, a catwho had two broken legs after fallingoff a third story balcony.
Bobo has recovered and has been adopted into a...
on Tuesday June 18th, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Chihuahuas are overwhelmingmany shelters in California.
Having owned four Chihuahuas,including my childhood BFF, Mickey, and being around many more of them, I think often people judge the dogs becauseof bad owners who indulge them and then abandon them.
Chihuahuasmake totally delightful pets.They are intelligent, sensitive, loyal, and eager to please. Anyone who isn't willing to teach a dog basic obedience should nurture a pet rock. They are low maintenance. They dont eat much. They have a...
on Monday June 17th, 2013 at 02:00 AM
What happens when you bring a Border Collie to an office where there are no sheep to herd?
If its Misty, a 9-year-old BC at Burlington Stone quarry in England, she will just learn to do the administrative clerical work of the office.
Misty greets customers, takes the weighbridge ticket in her mouth and finds an office administrator to process the form. She can also return credit and debit cards without leaving teeth marks on them.
Misty has worked as a sheepdog and cowdog before. Border...
on Sunday June 16th, 2013 at 02:43 AM
The dog was obviously put there by someone and is probably frozen in fear. But dogs are unpredictable. What if he panics and jumps. Will Mr. pajama pants and wife beater (assuming he isn't stoned) have the reflexes to catch him?
We see more and more of these pictures on the internet that are obviously staged and frightening to the poor dogs. Where is the humor?
From Buzzfeed "28 dogs that immediately regret their decision"
on Thursday June 13th, 2013 at 11:26 PM
My mother loved dogs, but you could pretty much perform openheart surgery in her kitchen.
It has taken me years to erase her germophobic words andattitudes from my mind.
But I finally did it.
After careful consideration I made an intellectual decisionbased on solid, factual evidence. And Im going public.
I allow my dogs to be thedishwasher pre-wash
for the followingreasonsHaving dishes sit in the dishwasher, spotless and shiny, withonly evaporated dog spit on them seems preferable to allowing the...
on Wednesday June 12th, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Hollywood legend is that studios wanted to buy the script for Rocky, but Sylvester Stallone wouldnt sell it unless he had the starring role. They wanted a big name, not an unknown, to carry the picture. The offer got up to $400,000 and still Stallone refused even though he was practically broke.
Stallone's script is based on a true story of a club fighter who lasted 15 rounds against Mohammed Ali in his prime.
Eventually they offered him $25,000 for the script with him in the lead role and a...
on Tuesday June 11th, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Besides being yesterdays fad, people think itsfunny when a horny little Chihuahuaattempts to hump everything in sight and fail to neuter them.
Too often theseunwanted litters (and the parents) end up in California shelters.
This is Golem. He doesnt quite have the Chihuahua ears, he's very shy, but hewould make a loving companion. More on Golem here.
Thanks to Lisa Brown ofDogs N Pawsfor starting this blog hop
to help shelter animals.
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