The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Tuesday March 11th, 2014 at 07:36 PMPhoenix police had cordoned off a street to negotiate with an armed robbery suspect holed-up in the neighborhood. A little dog, possibly a Pug (maybe mixed with the famous Arizona stray Chihuahua), goes through the barricade and challenges the police. He seems to want them out of his neighborhood. He isnt even put off by the police dog. Or he may just be looking for someone to play with... . Tuesday March 11th, 2014 at 10:56 AMFinishing just a few minutes ahead of crowd favorite, Ally Zirkle, who also finished second in 2012 and 2013. Photo Anchorage News Tuesday March 11th, 2014 at 09:37 AMAfter about five minutes Fern had enough waiting and started honking the horn to the amusement of all the bystanders who gathered around the car taking pictures. Fern's owners, Graham and Fiona Haddow from the UK, were browsing art galleries and took no notice of the car horn which went on for about 15 minutes. When they returned they were shocked to see people standing around their car, afraid that something had happened to Fern.... Monday March 10th, 2014 at 07:50 AMWhen you picture an Iditarod musher, you probably dont picture anyone like Cindy Abbot. Abbot, 55, wants to be the first to both climb Mount Everest and to finish the Iditarod. This in spite of a rare incurable, life-threatening disease that inflames blood vessels. Although she takes medication to control it, the disease has caused her to lose the sight in one eye and she fears losing sight in the other before she can achieve... Sunday March 9th, 2014 at 08:08 PMThe two-year-old standard poodle triumphed over six other best-in-group winners in the final event of the annual competition, which attracted more than 21,000 entrants. Ricky won after judged on overall health, condition, coat, character, temperament and movement. POODLE POWER!!! 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...
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