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  • Sled Dog Action Coalition has her pants on fire

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 08:04 AM

    From her apartment in Miami, Margery Glickman has for many years tried to shut down the Iditarod. It seems to be her purpose in life. She trolls the internet for stories about the race and leaves a link to her website. Going to her website for facts is like going to a clothing store to get ice cream. There is a big difference between using facts to support a position and making up things that...
  • Two dogs who won't make the big leagues

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday March 26th, 2015 at 06:58 AM

    Fritz the Golden Retriever doesn't do so well until the French fry at the end... And the crowd goes wild. His owner assures us that his eyesight is fine. He's just kind of klutzy. Thanks to Dan But Fritz is a great athlete compared to this dog:
  • Researchers say kissing your dog could improve your health

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at 06:42 PM

    Lance Mackey and Larry (AP Photo/Al Grillo) After reading warnings about how germy and disgusting our dogs can be, its nice to read what we all knowthat being close to them could have health benefits. Many studies have shown farm kids to be healthier than city kids in the first months that they start school and the logical answer is that farm kids are around animals from the beginning. But lets not pretend that dogs...
  • Final musher arrives in Nome

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 01:09 PM

    Passing under the burled arch finish line a few seconds before 9:20 pm Sunday was rookie Cindy Abbott, 56, a college professor from California. Her time was 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes and 51 seconds. After having climbed Mt. Everest in 2010, this was her third attempt to be one of only three people who have climbed Everest and finished the Iditarod. For the last two years she has had to scratch because of...
  • Newman the Picasso pup

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 07:12 AM

    If it is still winter in your part of the country, you may be running out of activities to keep your pup from getting bored. This is Newman, a dog adopted by the Grunhovd family in Minnesota. Newmans owner decided to channel his energy into learning to paint. A lot of dogs can do paw painting, but she wanted him to paint with a brush. Using positive reinforcement and lots of noms, she got him...
  • Just when you think dogs can’t get any smarter…

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Saturday March 21st, 2015 at 07:33 AM

    How amazing is this!! Mother dog hides her puppies from raging forest fire As a forest fire raged near Valparaiso, Chile, a mother dog, named Negrita, was not able to move the nine puppies from danger. So she dug a deep hole under a metal container to protect them from the smoke and fire. Firefighters took about half an hour to rescue the pups and reunite them with their mother who was in a nearby...
  • Butler Bulldog, Blue III, barfs before basketball game

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Friday March 20th, 2015 at 06:33 AM

    Butler Universitys mascot, Blue III the Bulldog, vomited on the court at Madison Square Garden just before the game against Xavier in the Big East quarterfinals. It was quickly cleaned up and the game went on. According to Blue III's owner and trainer, Michael Kaltenmark, it was just a 3-year-old dog being a dogtoo much excitement and pulling on his leash. After getting a drink and peeing outside MSG, he was ready to take on...
  • Dallas Seavey Wins the 2015 Iditarod

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Wednesday March 18th, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Its in the genes!! Dallas is a third generation racing musher who grew up helping his dad, Mitch, and granddad, Dan, train and race dogs. By all accounts Dallas seems like one of the good guys but he has become the New England Patriots of sled dog racing. He was the youngest racer at 18 to run the Iditarod and at 27 he has his second consecutive win and his third win in four years....
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