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Friday Funny: Cleaning a Dog House

March 27, 2015

Cleaning House with dogs

Happy Friday everybody!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Dog Shot in Family’s Backyard

March 26, 2015

What kind of a world is it where you can’t even put your dog out in the yard without worrying about his being shot? WBIR in TEnnessee is reporting on Lucy, one of five dogs who lived with Billy and Leisha Vaughn in Claiborne County.
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Rescue Video: Dog Stranded on Lake Erie Ice

March 25, 2015

Video from Cleveland NBC affiliate WKYC, showing the dog safe at home. The TV station actually played a pivotal role in organizing Kimberly’s rescue.

Apparently the family had to put down their other dog about a week before Kimberly went missing, so it’s been a challenging month for them.

Scroll down for the dramatic rescue video.
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Fighting Cats and the Dogs Who Love Them

March 23, 2015

A little humor for your Monday morning.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

2nd Mackey dog is 3rd dog to die during this Iditarod 2015

March 22, 2015

Sad news from the Idatirod trail. Dallas Mackey has lost a 2nd dog. A 3-year-old male named Stiffy died suddenly at about 5:15 p.m. Friday on the trail between Elim and White Mountain. Another 3-year-old Mackey dog, Wyatt, who died between Tanana and Ruby. Both dogs will be necropsied to determine the causes of death.
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The Purse for Iditarod 2015

March 20, 2015

Last post this year for the Last Great Race on Earth. Did you ever wonder why people want to subject themselves to harsh, dangerous conditions for 8 days every year? I’m sure many of them think it’s fun, and it’s prestigious to win, and it’s a challenge to be overcome…but if I were going to do it (like that’s going to happen…NOT), I’d do it for the money. Is that so wrong? Here’s the prize breakdown for this year’s race.
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Friday Funny: I Pity Da Fool Who Messes With This Kitten!

March 20, 2015

A little bit of love for your weekend.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Iditarod 2015: Final Results Are In!

March 19, 2015

Here’s how they finished in the Last Great Race on Earth:

1. Dallas Seavey, with a total race time of 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 6 seconds.
2. Mitch Seavey, with a time of 8 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes, 56 seconds.
3. Aaron Burmeister, 8 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes, 31 seconds.
4. Jessie Royer, 9 days, 1 hour, 51 minutes, 9 seconds.
5. Aliy Zirkle, 9 days, 4 hours, 44 minutes, 25 seconds.

There are still about 45 racers on the course, with 22 having finished by 8:36 this morning.

Congratulations to all of the contenders.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

The Luck of the Irish

March 17, 2015

From the AKC, in honor of St. Paddy’s Day: The Irish Breeds

Irish breeds of the American Kennel Club

Irish Wheaten

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: The breed has a special connection to St. Patrick’s Day, having first appeared in the show ring at the Irish Kennel Club Championship on March 17, 1937. The breed is prized for its soft, silky, wheaten-colored coat which sheds minimally. Wheatens enjoy plenty of exercise and are happy, alert dogs.

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Iditarod Update as of 3/16 @ 9:49 AM / Feeding Requirements

March 16, 2015

shutterstock_215093821The top five mushers have now left Shaktoolik, 758 miles down, 221 miles to go.

Here are their departing times from the checkpoint this morning:
1. Aaron Burmeister, 3:48
2. Dallas Seavey, 5:08
3. Aliy Zirkle, 6:55
4. Jessie Royer, 7:50
5. Mitch Seavey, 9:17

Did you ever wonder how much these dogs eat while they’re racing?
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