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Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 at 07:25 AMGracie, An English Bull Terrier, a Handbook for Being Dogs Best Friend by Christy Oslund One of the perks of writing a dog blog is receiving dog and animal books to read and review. I felt a connection with the author from the beginning of this book, but about halfway through, this sentence in her discussion of characteristics of various dog breeds struck home: Miniature Poodle- the breed most likely to develop speech so that... Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 at 07:30 AMA unidentified woman in New Jersey who at least was smart enough to keep her name out of the press and off the internet met a man on a dating site. They went out for the first time on Thursday. Then for reasons known only to her, she took him back to her home. While she was out of the room, the man stole her dog Violet, a Yorkie valued at $4000, and a flat... Sunday April 20th, 2014 at 06:13 PMWhen Iowan Hank Timmermans lost his wife of 60 years early this month, his house and life felt empty. He wanted something else alive in the house. The day after his wife was buried he and his daughter visited the humane society to search for a companion. After looking through the kennels without making a connection, he started to leave when he saw a 2-year-old Chihuahua behind a front desk where the staff was working... Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 08:39 AMEddie, 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... Monday April 14th, 2014 at 01:49 PMYou 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... Sunday April 13th, 2014 at 06:12 PMLauri 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 Saturday April 12th, 2014 at 07:23 AMIt 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...
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