Tag Archive: Dogs


From World Animal Foundation

 

 

 

“Dogs Do Speak , But Only To Those That Know How To Listen”

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Puppies Woofs

 

 

 

 

 

The most powerful anti-depressant in the world has four paws and a wagging tail … 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Of Boulder’s “There’s No Such Thing As The Poop Fairy” Contest Asks Dogs To Dress Up To Promote Responsible Poop-Scooping

 

 

 

” A Colorado city is inviting dog owners to bring their canine companions to a park for the second annual “There’s No Such Thing as the Poop Fairy” photo contest.

  The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department said dogs and their owners are being invited to come have their pictures snapped Wednesday at the Sanitas Valley Trail between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to promote the city’s new dog waste composting program.

  The city said its photographers will provide backdrops and canine costumes, but owners are also free to dress their own pooches in any outfits they choose. “

 

Continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Video 9.3.14

3 Things Your Dog Should Not Be Doing

 

 

 

Published on Sep 1, 2014

” Dogs do a lot of weird things, and sometimes they’re funny enough to post on Tumblr. But before you do, make sure li’l Scamp isn’t doing any of these three things — because they spell trouble.

Hosted by: Hank Green “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing In The Dirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loyal Dog Won’t Leave Injured Friend Behind – HELP JAPAN’S LOST & INJURED TSUNAMI PETS

 

Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011


” UPDATE: Nov.1, 2011 – ONE OF THESE DOGS HAS BEEN LOCATED. See http://www.GlobalAnimal.org for details at:http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/11/0…

For the story of Japan’s Loyal Tsunami Dogs: 

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/1…

How To Help & Donate To Japan’s Lost and Injured Pets:

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/1…

  You don’t have to speak Japanese to understand the sympathetic tones of the two men observing these dogs who are also disaster victims — and one loyal dog refusing to leave his hurt friend’s side. There is so much we don’t understand about the emotional lives of animals. But we know they can suffer tremendously, and we know they care for each other.

  We wish all the people and animals of Japan heartfelt concern during this incomprehensibly difficult time. We know that the people of Japan will respond like these two friends, never abandoning each other in this time of need. Ganbatte kudasai! (“Don’t give up!”) — Global Animal

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO HELP AND DONATE TO LOST AND INJURED PETS IN JAPAN, PLEASE VISIT GLOBALANIMAL.ORG.” 

From Wimp.com Comes This Fetch Machine

 

 

 

” This Jack Russell terrier is happy to have an engineer for an owner, because that means it is able to play fetch even when no humans are around. This device allows the dog to load the launcher and fire it without human assistance.”

Early Mankind’s Secret Weapon For Slaying Mammoths? Dogs

 

 

Ancient dog scull found in Predmosti

Evidence from Predmosti, in the Czech republic - a large fragment of bone was placed in a dog's mouth shortly after burial - some 27,000 years ago. Picture: Mietje Germonpre.

 

 

 

” After hunting them for at least a million years, humans suddenly became really good at killing woolly mammoths, but modern humans haven’t been able to figure out just how they did it. A new theory suggests that, maybe, man’s best friend played an important role.

  In central Europe and north Asia, there are massive mammoth graveyards dating back to 44,000 years ago, with tens of thousands of mammoth bones, some arranged in geometric patterns and some arranged into huts, found with stone tools and evidence of people. There wasn’t however, any evidence of how they were killing the shaggy ancestors of today’s elephants.

  In an article titled “How do you kill 86 mammoths?,” Penn State anthropologist Pat Shipman theorizes that humans’ secret weapons may have been dogs.

  While combing through the literature about the mammoth megasites, Shipman found that none of the usual big-mammal slayers seemed like plausible explanations for a mass mammoth die-off.”

 

Read more at Motherboard 

 

 

” In Berelekh – in the north of Siberia’s Sakha Republic – are more than 160 of the tusked goliaths.”

 

Mammoths cemetery in Berelekh

Picture: P. Lazarev, The Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk

 

 

 

” ‘ One of the greatest puzzles about these sites is how such large numbers of mammoths could have been killed with the weapons available during that time,’ she said.

  Theories on such ‘mammoth megasites’ have included floods washing bones to a certain spot or herds that fell through thin ice. But they seem to date to 44,000 years ago, around the time modern humans emerged.

  She found that ‘few of the mortality patterns from these mammoth deaths matched either those from natural deaths among modern elephants killed by droughts or by culling operations with modern weapons that kill entire family herds of modern elephants at once’.

  The professor concluded in her research, outlined in Quaternary International, that the mammoths were killed in the same spot for many generations. ‘There’s something that’s drawing them to that location,’ she said.

  She believes the sites may have been on migration routes in spots where early humans and their domesticated dogs could attack.”

 

and The Siberian Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WhistleGPS- Never Lose Your Dog

 

 

 

 

” WhistleGPS is the smallest, longest-lasting and most affordable pet location and activity monitor available. Know where your dog is and see their daily adventures directly on your phone.

  WhistleGPS syncs automatically with your phone and alerts you to changes in activity levels. The app shows you where they are, who they’re with, and what they’re up to each day. So, even if your pup decides to go exploring on their own, you’ll always have a way to find them.

Frequently asked questions:

What is WhistleGPS?
  WhistleGPS is an on-collar location and activity monitoring device for your best friend. The device communicates with the Whistle mobile app to make sure you never lose your dog, while providing insights into their everyday health and activity.
How does WhistleGPS work?
  WhistleGPS uses Global Positioning Satellites and breakthrough cellular technology (Sub-GHz) to locate your dog on demand. This technology enables WhistleGPS to offer the smallest device, longest battery life, and most economical pet location service on the market.
How much does WhistleGPS cost?
  WhistleGPS will retail for $129, plus a $5 monthly service fee. We are offering a special pre-order price of $49 until May 28, 2014.
Is there a monthly fee?
  Yes, WhistleGPS has a $5 monthly service fee for location services. This is the lowest monthly fee of any pet GPS tracking device on the market.”

 

Find out more at WhistleGPS home

Dogs Are Fun 

 

 

 

 Regular readers know that we have a thing for dogs and seeing as how it’s the end of the week we thought that these two videos found on Facebook would be a nice start to the weekend .

 

In the first one we have a goofy dog , sure to make the viewer laugh out loud …

 

 

 

And in the second one we have four dogs who say grace before dining and then clean up after themselves …

 

四隻大狗… 飯前禱告影片來囉~~

2014-04-14 Monday 01:42
I fed them a little for the video so it wouldn’t take a long time for them to finish eating so they could show how they pick up their empty bowls!!!

” 2014 – 4 – 4 Friday 21:50

驚 ~~ 瀏覽人數破四百萬
完全沒有料到這個影片po出來後
竟會有這麼大這麼大這麼迴響 < 羞>

平常就會跟狗狗們玩指令遊戲
也習慣錄下來收藏
曾經發生備用碟故障意外
所以自己覺得” 經典” 的
就會po上網多一層保護

家裡有 5隻狗狗會禱告
那就來玩餐前禱告遊戲好了
先兩隻練習… 慢慢加一隻… 再加一隻

既然是遊戲
狗狗碗裡的食物
就不會放正常量喔

再次謝謝大家喜歡這個影片 < 羞羞羞 >

Four big dogs … Say grace film La ~ ~ (Translated by Bing)

— with 王昱智 and Harley Ma.”

Two Videos From Wide Open Spaces Show Why We Love Dogs

 

 

In the first video a pair of New Hampshire bulldogs deal with an intrusive black bear … 

 

 

 

… while the second video shows one of man’s best friends rescuing a pair of it’s own kind .

    We offer two thumbs up to “Robbie” the rescue Lab and the anonymous bear chasing bulldogs . Well done my friends , well done . Dogs Rule !

He might only be here for a part of your life ...

 

Man's Best Friend

 

 

 

… but for him , you are his whole life .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers Find ‘Love Hormone’ Is Released In Domesticated Animals As Well As Humans

 

 

 

do-dogs-love-their-owners

 

 

 

” Domesticated animals really do love their owners, researchers have claimed. Experiments found that animals release the same ‘love hormone’ used in humans to create bonds with friends. Experts say they were ‘shocked’ by the levels of oxytocin released in animals.

  Paul Zak, a Professor at Claremont Graduate University in California, conducted several experiments to measure the levels of oxytocin, the body’s ‘happy hormone’ released when pets interacted with other animals and humans.

‘The results were kind of shocking,’ he told MailOnline.

  In a second experiment, 100 human participants came into the lab and gave blood samples to establish their baseline physiologic states. Then they went into a private room and played with a dog or cat for 15 minutes. Subjects then gave more blood, and their levels of oxycotin measured.

  Researchers found the changes in humans differed from person to person – but could be predicted by asking people how many pets they had had before. He also found different animals produce different responses. ‘For dog people, they will admit to it, but cat people were in the minority and seem to have less of a bond.”

 

Story continues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Tiny Chihuahuas To Rottweilers – This Infographic Reveals Exactly How Every Breed Is Related

 

 

 

From pugs to pinchers and spaniels to samoyeds, one artist has created a dog family tree (pictured) that highlights the diversity of dogs and how breeds are interconnectedClick The Image For More Details

” Have you ever wondered how tiny chihuahua can be related to a rottweiler or a pit bull terrier can be similar to a dalmatian?

  One artist has created a dog family tree that highlights the diversity of dogs and how breeds are interconnected.

  From terriers to toys and mountain dogs to sight hounds, it delineates almost every standard pure-breed dog so you can see how one canine is connected to another.”

Read more at The Daily Mail

 

 

 

In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates “were fixin’” to cook meth. Hours after the call–at 12:30 A.M the following day–police entered the Wehrenberg home without a warrant and against the wishes of Wehrenberg. Police handcuffed all of the occupants, held them in the front yard, and proceeded to perform what the officers described as a “protective sweep” of the residence. An hour and a half later, after finding no meth being made on the premises, police prepared a search warrant affidavit and secured the warrant.
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/texas-court-rules-police-may-introduce-illegally-gathered-evidence-trial/#GGSusSSS57jgyD4I.99

 

Texas prosecutors are applauding a decision by the State Court of Criminal Appeals that provides police officers a second chance to present evidence which has been gathered contrary to Texas law and the 4th Amendment. The ruling literally offers law enforcement a “do-over,” an opportunity to secure a search warrant AFTER a home has been illegally searched, and AFTER evidence has been improperly obtained.

In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates “were fixin’” to cook meth. Hours after the call–at 12:30 A.M the following day–police entered the Wehrenberg home without a warrant and against the wishes of Wehrenberg. Police handcuffed all of the occupants, held them in the front yard, and proceeded to perform what the officers described as a “protective sweep” of the residence. An hour and a half later, after finding no meth being made on the premises, police prepared a search warrant affidavit and secured the warrant.

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/texas-court-rules-police-may-introduce-illegally-gathered-evidence-trial/#GGSusSSS57jgyD4I.99

Taikuutta Koirille – Magic For Dogs

 

 

 

Published on Mar 21, 2014

” Do dogs react to magic? Watch as magician & mentalist Jose Ahonen vanished some dog treats under their noses. By the way, all the dogs got treats before and after the trick :)

Part II coming soon, be sure to subscribe to be the first to see it!

Reagoivatko koirat taikuuteen? Katso, kuinka taikuri & mentalisti Jose Ahonen kadottaa koirien herkut aivan kuonon edestä. Kaikki koirat saivat herkkuja ennen ja jälkeen tempun!

www: http://www.taikuutta.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taikur…
Twitter: @joseahonen “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

johngalt:

Life is better with a dog … or three

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Smartest Dog Breeds

 

 

 

 

” How do you qualify a question that asks what the smartest dog breeds are?

Defining the smartest dog breeds depends on what defines a “smart dog.” Is it the ability to wrap people around her dewclaw and get her way, no matter what?

Which dog is smarter, the one that does as he’s told and works hard for his supper or the one that cocks her head, looks confused and is waited on because she’s obviously too challenged to find her way to her own food bowl?”

 

Here are some of the dumber breeds …

 

” Breeds often accused of being most likely to be held back a grade include:

Owners of these breeds might agree their dogs may not have college futures, but they do have street smarts, and when it comes to getting their way, they’re without peer.

The reason for these differences in the smartest dog breeds and “other breeds” is all in the genes.

Or more precisely, the tendency to follow human direction depends very much on what a breed was developed to do in the first place. Of the most trainable breeds, almost all come from herding or retrieving backgrounds, jobs for which the ability to follow human cues is vital.”

 

If you want to know the smartest breeds you’ll just have to follow the link … good doggie 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Ways In Which Democrats And Republicans Really Are Like Cats And Dogs…

 

 “Confronted by the revelation that his preferred candidate only swings by the Humane Society for the all-you-can-eat buffet, Funk huffs that this is “false equivalence.” “A 6-year-old with no choice in the matter” is not the same as a grown man choosing to place his dog on the roof of his vehicle. My Canadian compatriot Kate McMillan, a dog breeder, advised Mr. Funk to “try this experiment — sit a normal, American 6-year-old down at a plate and tell him it’s dog meat. Watch what happens.”

 

The memorable quotes are just too numerous to mention , read the whole thing . Here’s one more in case you are undecided .

 

” For economically beleaguered Americans, the more pertinent question is: “Can Barack Obama Make Cool Affordable”? It’s not just that Obama ate the dog, but that he’s screwing the pooch.

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No, Barry! We said PEPperoni, PEPperoni!

From the gentlemen at Powerline .

The jokes are everywhere , my
favorite is this one: “Don’t worry,
Obama would never put a dog on top of his car, it dries out the meat.”

I know it’s a little long in the canine , oops  I mean tooth , but I like this line . Mr Acme , President Wile E . Is just too much fun these days .

Won’t you throw Bo a bone ? Tone deaf as usual I see . I told you , Obama is a satirist’s dream come true . The professional comedians of the world would be in heaven with this administration if they weren’t so ideologically blindered .

The top ten as chosen by Independent Journal Review . Check them out and see what you think .

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