Rabbit Hash, KY

April 26, 2017

Mayor Lucy Lou
A Facebook post from a friend of mine who is traveling in Northern Kentucky.

Sunday afternoon, settin’ a spell on the front porch of the General Store with Miss Katie, eating caramels and drinking iced tea. The mayor of Rabbit Hash is a pitbull named Brynneth Pawltrow; her vice mayor is a terrier named JackJack; and they’re both mighty friendly. Right before this, deep in the Kentucky countryside, we saw a camel. I’m not making any of this up. [Read more]

Man Bites Dog

April 20, 2017

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Fox35 in Orlando is reporting on a man who has been accused of biting his girlfriend’s dog in a misguided attempt to teach the dog a lesson. (I’m not sure what that lesson would be…that it’s ok to bite?) [Read more]

Reunited and it feels so good

April 13, 2017

Meet Pumpkin, the little dog who got lost in New Mexico and ended up in Georgia. 11Alive in Atlanta reports that compassionate people and a microchip were instrumental in the dog’s return to family.

Pumpkin had been wandering around Allatoona Landing Marina for weeks when Annette Hatt noticed him and took him home. She connected with Kathy Lee Russell on a lost animals page, and Kathy agreed to board Pumpkin and have him vetted. The good folks at Animal Hospital of Towne Lake found out that the 7-year old Lhasa Apso was not only healthy, but was also microchipped.

Meanwhile, back in New Mexico, Manny Ornelas had been searching for his dog for months after the pup had been stolen from his yard in November.

Georgia-based Ruff Redemption Rescue provided Pumpkin with a plane ride home, where a very happy and relieved family greeted him at the airport.

I just love a happy ending!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Rhode Island Seeks to License Dog Groomers

April 6, 2017

If you live in Rhode Island and take your dog to the groomer, you may want to weigh in on the pending legislation known as 2017-H 6054. The bill, introduced by State House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick), would require that groomers be licensed, similar to the way in which hairstylists and barbers are licensed.

Similar legislation was defeated in 2013, but after a pug recently died during a nail trim at a big box grooming station, Shekarchi re-introduced the idea. No fault has been found in the dog’s death, but the lawmaker thinks this is an idea whose time has come.

Rhode Island would be the first state in the country to create any licensing requirements for dog groomers.

Read the whole story on WPRI.com.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Dogs, Not Drugs

April 5, 2017

Medical Doctor Dog

Writing in Psychology Today, Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C., says pet ownership can increase longevity in people with health risk issues. [Read more]

California Dog Revived After House Fire

March 28, 2017

Crystal Lamirande via AP Photo

Crystal Lamirande via AP Photo

From ABC News: When Crystal Lamirande returned to her Santa Monica apartment and found it was on fire, she tried desperately to get to her 10-year old Bichon Frise Shih Tzu mix dog, but couldn’t get through the smoke to find him. [Read more]

British Pit Bull Cleared of Mauling Charges

March 22, 2017

Photo:  Laura Spurway via Twitter

Photo: Laura Spurway via Twitter

From The Daily Mail: When a young mother got to the end of her rope, she took her two young boys, aged 5 and 9, to the Murray River near Moama and tried to drown them. Although Buddy, a Pit Bull, was able to save the 9-year old, he bit him in the process of the rescue. [Read more]

Wounded Warrior Dogs Exhibit

March 19, 2017

Check out the artwork of James Mellick, who has lovingly carved wooden statues of Wounded Warrior Dogs. He won a $200,000 People’s Choice Award, as well as other prestigious awards for his work.

The dogs are currently on exhibit at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio, but 3/26 is the last day, so hurry if you want to see it live. You can see pictures here.

Worth checking out!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Second Chance at Life

March 16, 2017

Sweet story from WEWS of a dog left out in the cold to freeze to death, now getting a second chance at life as a comfort dog for firefighters, right here in Stark County, Ohio.

So nice to see a happy ending!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Picasso, the dog who would NOT be put down

March 9, 2017

Have you met Picasso yet? According to CBS affiliate WIAT, Picasso and his brother, Pablo, were to be put down in a high kill southern California shelter, but were rescued before the unthinkable happened. [Read more]

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