Archive for December 2012

China Insists the Sometimes Lethal Problem with the Jerky Treats Is Ours

China Insists the Sometimes Lethal Problem with the Jerky Treats Is Ours
Tainted chicken jerky treats imported form China have been sickening and even killing dogs now for several years. In 2012, the number of dogs killed reached a max according to Dr. Dan McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine. McChesney told me that  U.S.... Read more »

How Santa Gets Help Delivering Gifts

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Did you miss Santa’s visit? A behind-the-scenes camera offers details….

A Pit Bull Is Simply a Dog

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A Pit Bull (or dog merely defined as a Pit Bull) is merely another dog….and what you see here is what dogs do, even dogs defined by Pit Bulls – if given the change. Dogs are all about love. Dogs are about forgiveness, sometimes in a way which mere humans are not.
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Dog-Napping Grinch Caught

Dog-Napping Grinch Caught
This Christmas wish came true. It sounds like a movie – but there is no George Bailey. Instead, there’s a dog named Marley and a little girl named Mia Bendray, from New York City. On Christmas Eve, the family went into a restaurant to pick up food. As so many people do, they tied up... Read more »

Guitar-Loving Dog

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Dog loves guitar, or at least Bailey does. It mean, clearly Bailey is enjoying when the guitar is playing – and not so much when it stops. In fact, when the guitar stops, Bailey seems kind of bummed out.

Pets' Fountain of Youth

Pets' Fountain of Youth
“I firmly believe our pets can live longer,” says Dr. Kerri Marshall, executive director of customer experience and chief veterinary officer of Trupanion says preventive care and preparation can extend pets lives. Listen HERE for my interview with Dr. Marshall from Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Preventive care means visiting your veterinarian twice a year, ideally….which can help to catch... Read more »
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Dogs of Culture: Poem About Violin Loving Dogs

Dogs of Culture: Poem About Violin Loving Dogs
guest poetic blog by Classey Nehrke Two violin players, three enraptured dogs. They all meshed together, like peat n a bog.   The dogs were busy taking their daily run in the park. But this was very different from their usual outdoor lark.   The violin music they heard was, to them, like mean on... Read more »

Shooting Dogs, A Police Epidemic? Dog is Killed in Hazel Crest

Hazel Crest police searching for an escaped prisoner from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, traversed back yards in the south Chicago suburb….a Rhodesian Ridgeback (who the owner and others maintain was a friendly dog) was somehow perceived as a threat – and escaped the owner’s yard (likely because police opened the gate themselves). And the answer:... Read more »

Dogs Provide Needed Comfort in Newtown After Shooting

Dogs Provide Needed Comfort in Newtown After Shooting
In the aftermath of the December shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Luther Church Charities were invited to Newtown, CT with what they call Comfort Dogs. Here’s a full audio interview with Tim Hetzner, president Lutheran Church Charities, which the following story is based on. It’s unlikely Addison, IL-based Lutheran Church Charities thinks it’s a coincidence... Read more »
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Bo Inspects White House Holiday Decorations

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The White House does look beautiful at Christmas, as ‘First Dog’ Bo offers a tour for himself, and we go along. However, I have several questions: - With all the problems of the world, why is a White House staff member taking time to record this video? You’d think there are more important things to... Read more »
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