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  • The Canine In The Courtroom

    Legend is a cute, friendly Labrador Retriever with an extraordinary job in the criminal justice system. He is a therapy dog used to comfort witnesses and victims, including children, in the Kern County (Bakersfield, CA) courtroom. Recently he spent over an hour with his nose in the lap of a...
  • El Paso Chihuahuas Unveil Fashion Statement

    My favorite minor league team, the El Paso Chihuahuas, have unveiled their 2015 uniforms, “Dog Jersey 2.0.” The jerseys were designed by children in the nonprofit arts group, Creative Kids, Inc. They will be auctioned to raise money for Creative Kids and for From the Heart Rescue, a group that...
  • Golden Poodle Awards For July

    The Golden Poodle award goes to the rocket scientists who built a space probe and launched it in 2006 on a journey of over 3 billion miles to fly byand photograph Pluto the planet in 2015. After waiting nine years they learned this month that their project was a success. A second Golden Poodle...
  • This Is My 3000th Post

    It’s been a great ride. Some of you have been with me for many years, some are new friends that I've had the pleasure to discover, and sadly, so many of my buddies through the years have let their blogs go dark. We should make a rule that you can't stop blogging without my permission and two...
  • The Face That Launched A Thousand Memes

    When Reddit user named YungDemon came home to find his roommate’s terrified dog “protecting” his kitten during a severe thunderstorm, he took this unforgettable photo. The image of Terra the dog and Toast the kitten quickly went viral and inspired dozens of new memes. Running with young Forest...
  • Breaking Breed A Book Review

    New to me author Alex Kava has written 15 novels including a popular series featuring FBI profiler, Maggie O’Dell. Breaking Breed is the first in a series featuring ex-marine and dog handler Ryder Creed. Creed was saved from a bar fight and a wasted life by a strong angry black woman who then...
  • The Post About Square Dogs And Square Watermelons

    Square haircuts on dogs is all the rage in Taiwan and Japan. In the hands of a skillful groomer dogs become topiaries. Poodles are especially suited for this grooming treatment. Japan is the country that also gave us square watermelons. They have been popular in Japan for some time, but now...
  • Plucky, Pawless Poodle Gets Prosthetic Paws

    Rabbit the Poodle mix was born without paws. But with caring people and modern technology he has learned to get around very well. He came to the rescue organization Bliss Animal Haven in Georgia from animal control in March. They raised funds and worked with OrthoPets, which donated some of the...
  • Furry Ambassadors At The Airports

    Travel can be very stressful. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a friendly face when you get off an airplane even if no one you know is there to greet you? Travelers landing at two airports in Wisconsin are greeted by a friendly, furry face and a wagging tail. Rhonda Schnacky and 13-month-old Golden...
  • Bella The Dog Will Be In The Wedding, Thanks To Twitter

    Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard and his fiancée had a disagreement about who would be in the wedding. Leonard wanted his dog Bella and the future bride, Elle Bielfeldt, didn’t. So he left it up to his Twitter follows by tweeting: Okay everyone I NEED your HELP!! My fiancée has...