The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Saturday March 8th, 2014 at 09:47 AMWhen the Milwaukee Brewers opened their spring training in Arizona last month, a scruffy stray dog started hanging around the field. He didnt know the rules of the game but they all seemed to be having fun. And there was a ball. He soon made friends with everyone. They tried to find his owner, took him to the vet, cleaned him up, dressed him up, gave him a Cub to chew and he became their... Friday March 7th, 2014 at 06:37 AMWhen intruders broke into her Los Angeles home, Charlie and her two sibling pups chased them into the street. But one of the robbers in a supreme act of cowardice shot at the dogs. The bullets could have hit one of the family members but instead hit Charlie in her front and back right legs. After the police arrived, the owners had to take Charlie to a shelter since they couldnt afford the expense of... Thursday March 6th, 2014 at 07:08 AMPeople in Maryvale, Arizona were being terrorized by roaming packs of Chihuahuas and there was no room for them at the local shelters. The story, being too bizarre/funny to remain local, spread across the country. It probably wouldn't have gotten much play if they had been roaming packs of Rottweilers or Pit Bulls, but Chihuahuas... The story probably got more exaggerated every time it was reprinted. The publicity got the attention of shelters in the... Wednesday March 5th, 2014 at 06:14 AMIn North Carolina Bella the dog chased a cat up a tree where they were stuck for an hour and a half before the Garner Fire Department came to the rescue. Bella was not hurt except for a bruised ego. The cat was probably laughing his ass off. The story In Manchester, England this is what Gavin Juliettte discovered when he opened the hood of his car after a 12 mile trip. Betty Boop, his... Monday March 3rd, 2014 at 08:23 PMBut Huskies are very rewarding pets for the right person. This is Phoebe, a beautiful 1-year-old Siberian Husky. She is shy at first but needs someone to help her understand that the world is a good place. She is available at the Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled) NorSled is desperately seeking adopters and foster homes of people experienced in dealing with Nordic breeds. These puppies are irresistible and the adults are among the most... Sunday March 2nd, 2014 at 07:53 AMAs many of you know we are big fans of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and all the pretty sled dogs, even though Poodles are no longer allowed to race. The ceremonial start began Saturday morning in downtown Anchorage with fans lining the streets and trails to cheer on the dogs and the mushers. Then on Sunday the race turns serious as mushers and the dogs go to Willow for the official start of... Friday February 28th, 2014 at 05:46 PMThe Golden Poodle award goes to Pesto, the black Lab puppy who was raised to be a guide dog. But when he inexplicably failed his final exam in guide dog school, he got to go back to live with the two little boys who had loved him and needed him. The Lizard Brain award goes to the U.S. government weather bureau (CPC) which predicted last fall that the temperatures across much of the lower 48... Wednesday February 26th, 2014 at 08:11 PMWhat should be a celebration of the best in humanityhard work, dedication, loyalty, support, teamwork, pursuing dreams, overcoming adversity, national pridethrough the years has so often attracted what is most evil in the world. The slaughter at Munich; the constant threat of terror; the politics, rumors, scandals; officials doping their own athletes and giving male hormones to women athletes; biased judging; boycotts; excesses; negative and mean-spirited journalists; the embarrassing...
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