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  • Since my life changed with the birth of my daughter I have not had the time to devote to blogging. While the sites in the portfolio have remained online and I hope people have found the content helpful, I have not been able to give the sites the attention they deserve and therefore have decided […]
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  • Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records

    Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever: Guinness Book of World Records
    The Most Expensive Dog Wedding Ever occurred last year between Baby Hope Diamond (a Coton de Tulear, right) and Chilly Pasternak (a poodle, left) to take the Guiness Book of World Records spot for the most expensive pet wedding ever at over $250k. The dog wedding took place at the Jumeriah Essex House Hotel in […]
  • Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn?t Look Like a Retriever!)

    Duck Dynasty Gets a New Dog (Doesn?t Look Like a Retriever!)
    Dog Dynasty? With all of the controversy swirling around Duck Dynasty, (Phil Robertson’s anti-gay remarks) it’s nice to get a happy distraction. Jep Robertson, and his wife Jessica introduced a new member of the family this month; a puppy named, “Gizmo.” (Maybe named after that fuzzy Gremlin?) From this photo, it looks like Gizmo is […]
  • Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried?s Dog, Finn

    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried?s Dog, Finn
    Justin Long Loves Amanda Seyfried’s Dog, Finn – Amanda Seyfried and boyfriend Justin Long were first spotted as an item over the summer, but now it looks like things have heated up between Justin and…. her dog, Finn. Well, good for the three of them. Looks like they are all happy. Here’s a photo that […]
  • Stupid Alabama Fan Dyes Their Smart Dog

    Stupid Alabama Fan Dyes Their Smart Dog
    Dying to be cool? I realize that people get really excited about college football, but this recent photo of a dog that has been dyed in the colors and logo of Alabama’s Crimson Tide is awful. I think the irony here is that poodles are ranked as one of the smartest dog breeds in the […]
  • Channing Tatum?s Dogs; Meeka & Lulu

    Channing Tatum?s Dogs; Meeka & Lulu
    Channing Tatum was seen recently walking through LAX with his Pomeranian  Meeka; one of two dogs that he and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum own. Their other dog is a pit bull mix named, “Lulu” who Channing rescued from a dog shelter in Alabama while filming, “Dear John.” Channing brings the dogs with him to work, […]
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  • This is one of the worst online dating stories ever

    This is one of the worst online dating stories ever
    A unidentified woman in New Jersey who at least was smart enough to keep her name out of the press and off the internet met a man on a dating site. They went out for the first time on Thursday. Then for reasons known only to her, she took him back to her home. While she was out of the room, the man stole her dog Violet, a Yorkie valued at $4000, and a flat...
  • Rescued Chihuahua represents new beginning for elderly man

    Rescued Chihuahua represents new beginning for elderly man
    When Iowan Hank Timmermans lost his wife of 60 years early this month, his house and life felt empty. He wanted something else alive in the house. The day after his wife was buried he and his daughter visited the humane society to search for a companion. After looking through the kennels without making a connection, he started to leave when he saw a 2-year-old Chihuahua behind a front desk where the staff was working...
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    Happy Easter
    From the Poodles, the dogs, the cat, Jan and Vladimir Putin, Defender of Animals, and ruthless leader
  • Eddie the bomb sniffing military dog retires with full honors

    Eddie the bomb sniffing military dog retires with full honors
    Eddie, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, has earned a reputation as a hero in his short years in the military. His tour of duty included deployment to Afghanistan, where he was credited with saving an entire platoon. In May 2012 his platoon had completed a two hour foot patrol and had stopped to rest. When they got the command to move out, Eddie?s handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto, stood, but Eddie stayed. Thinking for a moment...
  • Wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands of bats and birds every year

    Wind turbines kill hundreds of thousands of bats and birds every year
    You may not be a champion of bats (I hope you are), but you probably know they are an important part of our ecosystem, killing tons of harmful insects each night. A single bat can eat 1000 insects an hour and a nursing mother (yes, they are mammals) can eat her weight in insects during her flight. A study cited in the international Science Times estimates that wind turbines kill 600,000 bats a year. Another...
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  • Hank the Milwaukee Brewers Mascot Gets a Doghouse

    Hank the Milwaukee Brewers Mascot Gets a Doghouse

    You've might have heard of Hank, the Milwaukee Brewers furry mascot. We wrote about him when he was just a beaten-down stray who wandered on the Brewers spring training camp in Arizona looking for a shot. He got one. He made his mark. The brass called him up to the big leagues and shipped him to Milwaukee with the squad. The rest is history. Toast of the town, all that. 

    Standing ovations? Check

    Bobblehead Hank doll? Check.

    Stuffed likeness? Check, check, check and check:

    The Brewers won-loss record is now 15 and 5. First place in the National League Central and the best record of any team one month into the season. Did Hank have anything to do with that? I'd say so. 

    In the meantime we've been admiring Hank from afar, the little southpaw with a wicked friendly streak, disarming even the most hardened coach and deranged lifetime Brewer fan. But now, we have to chime in. You see, the Brewers finally made Hank a doghouse, to be placed on the field during games, giving Hank a little place to call his own in foul territory.  

    We can't hold back any longer. Get a load of this crazy doghouse!

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    It seems the Brewers are treating Hank like a champ, which is nice to see. Also, according to Fansided, merchandise sales are "through the roof." Trends like that should keep Hank in wet food for a long while. 

    Imagine -- just two months ago Hank was wandering the streets of Arizona, with no idea where his next meal was coming from, and now he's the toast of Milwaukee, glad-handing fans at Miller Park and leading the team onto the field. It can almost make you cry, if you weren't a tough-as-nails baseball reporter. 

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  • Not Again! Dogs in Danger as More Poison Meatballs Show Up Near Boulder, Colorado

    Not Again! Dogs in Danger as More Poison Meatballs Show Up Near Boulder, Colorado

    What kind of person goes out of their way to randomly poison dogs, for no apparent reason at all? Twice in the past year, Michael Leaverton has written about how poisoned meatballs were showing up in San Francisco parks and along sidewalks. In July 2013 and February of this year, hundreds of meatballs laced with rat poison were found scattered around the Twin Peaks and Diamond Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco.

    That was bad enough, but apparently the story doesn't end there. Last week, identical meatballs were found in a park in Gunbarrel, Colorado, a rural community near Boulder. At least three dogs were poisoned by the meatballs, and police have found a total of eight meatballs since then.

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    One of the poisoned meatballs, with a key to show scale.

    Dog owner Uli Bromme called the Boulder County Sheriff's Office last Monday to report that her six-month-old Golden Retriever, Amos, had eaten one of the meatballs in the park, and she'd prevented him from eating another.

    "Everyone in this neighborhood is shocked," she told the Boulder County News. "We all know each other; the dogs know each other. That's where we go to socialize, and for our dogs to socialize."

    The meatballs looked like hamburger embedded with bluish-green pellets, she said.

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    Amos' other owner, Brandon Weill, said "You don't do this if you're mad. You tell somebody why you're mad, you don't just poison animals. You just don't do that."

    Amos was treated and held overnight at a veterinary clinic and has returned to his family.

    Local residents are contributing to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever has been spreading these meatballs in their park. So far, the reward has reached $4,500.

    Three dogs are thought to have eaten the meatballs, but there have been no fatalities so far. Animal control specialist Sara Spensieri told the Boulder County News that "The little blue pellets in the meatballs are consistent with what looks like d-CON rat poison that's available at any hardware store." Symptoms can appear several days after ingestion and include lethargy, decreased appetite, difficulty breathing, and bleeding or bruising.

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    Brandon Weill, one of Amos's owners. Amos was treated and has returned home.

    The big question for those of us who were following the San Francisco case, of course is, how are the two cases connected? It seems like a stretch to say that they're not connected in any way at all. It's hard to know what's more disturbing, though: That there might be more than one person out there who thinks that scattering poison-filled meatballs around dog parks is a really neat way to spend a weekend, or that there's one person who enjoys this so much that they've decided to go on a national tour. Either way, I wouldn't want to be in the mind or the proximity of such a person, and hopefully the $4,500 reward will bring us closer to getting them off the streets and away from dogs.

    Via Boulder County News

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  • Jess the Border Collie Punctured Car Tires for Six Months

    Jess the Border Collie Punctured Car Tires for Six Months

    For six months, someone was vandalizing cars in Brampton, Cumbria, puncturing tires and causing the dreaded slow leak, leaving motorists stranded and police taking off their caps and scratching their heads. Residents were so outraged they set up a surveillance camera to catch the villain. 

    "I was having to replace car tires every couple of weeks," said a mechanic at a local car garage, according to the Daily Mail. "Everyone thought it was someone with a knife."

    God knows why they didn't look at a dog first. Because it was a dog. A dog was puncturing tires for six months before anyone caught her. 

    Meet Jess the Border Collie. 

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    Jess likes nothing more than to run up to a car, get her teeth on some rubber, and start chewing. She's a tire-chewer. She likes to bite tires. Her owners used to let her off the leash during their walks and Jess would hightail it to the nearest car, bite some tire, and then head back. The tires would be flat by the morning. Jess' owners had no clue, and when they saw the surveillance footage that fingered Jess, they were shocked. 

    All told, 10 people filed reports with the police, but who knows how many just shook their heads and fixed the flats. 

    "We are both just mortified," Jean Morgan, a retired civil servant, according to the Daily Mail. "She is the most obedient and affectionate dog we have ever had, and it is just shocking to hear this terrible news."

    To their credit, the elderly couple has reimbursed residents for their damages. 

    "We are very distressed by what has happened. I couldn't believe it when I saw the CCTV footage," she went on. "To think that Jess has done this has made me feel very sad."

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    PC Simon Amos solved the mystery, according to the Daily Mail. 

    "These incidents have been happening for the last six months, with many residents being very upset at the thought of someone targeting them and causing the damage deliberate," he said. "The dog had been seen approaching the cars and many believe that she was just sniffing at the tires. It isn?t until you take a closer look that you can see her biting the tires."

    Have a closer look yourself: 

    Jean Morgan says she'll now keep Jess on the leash, and she has been spreading the word to reassure residents that someone wasn't deliberately targeting their cars.

    "Border Collies are hardworking dogs, and are trained to nip sheep," she said. "I think she must get overexcited when she has had a good run."

    Via the Daily Mail

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  • Big Changes: An Update on Obie, the 71-Pound Dachshund

    Big Changes: An Update on Obie, the 71-Pound Dachshund

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    You remember Obie, don't you?

    Obie made his debut as a 71-pound Dachshund. Now, I'm all for body acceptance and believe lots of different body types can be healthy at lots of different weights. Yet little Obie displayed health issues related to his weight because -- after all -- he's a Dachshund, and Doxies normally weigh about 30 pounds. Obie's atypical weight earned him guest spots on television shows, and the question on everyone's mind was, "How did Obie get so big?"

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    Poor Obie!

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    Obie had once belonged to an elderly couple who couldn't care for him properly, and they tried to make up for it with food and snacks, causing Obie's weight to balloon. That's when a family member stepped in and Obie ended up with a foster family who dedicated themselves to helping him lose weight with a strict diet and exercise regimen. 

    Obie started losing weight and seemed headed toward a new, healthy life. Then he became embroiled in a legal custody battle between the folks who had come to his rescue, with Oregon Dachshund Rescue claiming that Nora Vanatta had agreed only to temporary care and was exploiting Obie's weight for publicity. Obie ultimately ended up staying in Vanatta's care, and, after losing a significant amount of weight, underwent surgery to remove his excess skin.

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    Obie had two and a half pounds of skin removed.

    I wanted to check in on the little Dachshund to see how he's doing. I almost can't believe it's the same dog!

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    The new Obie digitally added to a photo of the old Obie.

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    Obie looks great!

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    Obie with his dog friends.

    Obie is now down to about 30 pounds and he looks great. He lives with two other dog friends and goes on walks and hikes with them to stay fit. It's pretty obvious that Vanatta really cares for him, and while a lot of publicity has surrounded Obie, his human friend is using his visibility to bring awareness to the importance of getting exercise and eating well. Obie has lost 54 pounds in about a year and a half and that's no small feat! His perseverance and resulting success are an inspiration to all of us.

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    Good job, Obie!

    All photos via Obie's Facebook page, which you aren't already a fan of, you should go check out!

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    About Liz Acosta: Dogster's former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site's daily "Awws," only now she also wrangles Dogster's social media. That's why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and -- her personal favorite -- Instagram. See ya there!

  • This Bonehead Lit a Dog on Fire -- and Then Wanted Her Back!

    This Bonehead Lit a Dog on Fire -- and Then Wanted Her Back!

    Editor's note: The first couple of photos below are pretty graphic, so viewer discretion is advised.

    In March, someone doused a puppy named Hope, a Shar-Pei mix, in kerosene, lit a match, and threw it on her. She was chained up in the yard of a man named Larry Wallace. He was home; a neighborhood boy said later that he noticed a dog on fire and rolling on the ground, and then he saw Wallace throw water on the dog. 

    Hope had burns covering half her body. Authorities arrived and the dog was brought to BluePearl Veterinary in Tampa.

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    "She won't be normal, ever," veterinarian John Gicking told Fox News in March. "She'll have significant scarring. She has a long road ahead of her, including numerous surgeries she's going to need down the road, as well as a long-term healing for her skin."

    The man who owns Hope, Larry Wallace, said he didn't set her on fire, even though the dog's living area, a shed, smelled like gasoline, and police found a gas can on the site. Wallace was taken in for questioning and released, according to the Daily Mail.

    ?I don't know what happened to the dog,? Wallace told WFLA.  

    That was on March 20. On Monday, police arrested him and booked him into DeSoto County Jail. He faces charges charges of arson and animal abuse, both felonies. It's not clear yet what led prosecutors to look again at Wallace, but good thing they did. Before his arrest, Wallace had been fighting to get the dog back after her treatment. 

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    As for that treatment, Hope's recovery has amazed doctors at BluePearl Veterinary, but she still has a long way to go. Most of her body is still covered in bandages. Her corneas were burned and they filled with fluid -- the first week, she got eye drops around the clock due to concerns about her eyes rupturing. Her vision is foggy but may improve further, and she is expected to retain vision in both eyes. Her doctor says her eyes have made significant improvement in the past week and are in the best shape they've seen them. 

    ?As the eye continues with the healing process, her eye is attempting to grow blood vessels to try to heal the center of her cornea where the most damage was done, ? said  Dr. Tammy Miller Michau, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist. 

    Look at these amazing images of how Hope looks now:

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    Here's a video showing her treatment. 

    People interested in donating to Hope?s care should make donations directly to the Hardee Animal Rescue Team, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, via its website

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  • Thousands of dogs rehomed as Dogs Trust Darlington prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary

    Thousands of dogs rehomed as Dogs Trust Darlington prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary
    A DOG rehoming charity that has helped thousands of canines to find loving new families is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
  • Rally cheers dog park news

    Rally cheers dog park news
    Monday late afternoon, from the steps of town hall, Stratford Dog Park President Carissa DeBernardo announced to a crowd of more than 60 people, 25 dogs and three news outlets that just one hour before, Mayor John Harkins had confirmed to the Stratford Dog Park Association (SDPA) that land for a dog park had been located, even if not approved by all involved town bodies.
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    News Local
    Shylah, a three-year-old chihuahua and pug mix, has been trained as a therapy dog by Kathy Soloduka, a 20-year veteran of the St-John?s Ambulance therapy-dog program.
  • Could Uncharted 4 be in trouble? Signs point to "yes"

    Could Uncharted 4 be in trouble? Signs point to "yes"
    Something's going down behind closed doors at Naughty Dog, and it doesn't bode well. It all started with the departure of Amy Hennig in March, who had been the writer and director of the Uncharted series; she's now working on an unannounced Star Wars project at Visceral Games.
  • Elmo and Rosalea Marrs Memorial Dog Park, Statue to be centerpiece

    Elmo and Rosalea Marrs Memorial Dog Park, Statue to be centerpiece
    Sculptor Louis Allen stands next to a dog sculpture that will be placed in Branson's new dog park. It will be painted with in the colors of a beagle..