Dogs in Hot Cars

June 13, 2017

Photo courtesy WPVI.

Photo courtesy WPVI.

For those of you who are still suffering under a heat wave or are expecting a hot summer. It has happened again. Police in New Jersey had to rescue a dog (and a two-legger!) who had been accidentally locked in a hot car. WPVI, 6-Action News, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia reports on the scary incident. [Read more]

The Mayor of Cormorant

June 4, 2017

Duke Cormorant MNMeet Duke, the 3-term Mayor of Cormorant Village, MN. I don’t know much about Duke, other than that he’s a Great Pyrenees, but he sure looks cute on his Facebook page!

And I really like the idea of a canine mayor, maybe even a canine President. I mean, could he do any worse than the current occupant of the White House?

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Megan Leavey Movie

May 31, 2017

I’m looking forward to the premiere of this movie on June 8th. Here’s the text that accompanies this trailer on YouTube: MEGAN LEAVEY is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Palm Dog Awards at Cannes

May 30, 2017

From the Palm Dog twitter feed (@PalmDog2017)

From the Palm Dog twitter feed (@PalmDog2017)

Who knew this was a thing? The top award at the Cannes Film Festival is the Palm D’Or, so as a take-off on that, they created an alternative award called the Palm Dog in 2001. It is awarded to the best performance by a canine (live or animated) or group of canines during the festival. The award consists of a leather dog collar with the term “PALM DOG”. [Read more]

Yearbook Dog

May 25, 2017

Photo:  Diana Bloom

Photo: Diana Bloom

When students at Stafford County High School received their yearbooks this year, they found the face of one of their classmates, Alpha. Think that’s a funny name for a student? Not when the student is a dog. [Read more]

Glad I Live in The Land of The Free

May 17, 2017

Photo:  Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

Photo: Newsha-Tavakolian-for-The-New-York-Times

Here’s a story from the NY Times that may set your head spinning, like it did mine. On Friday, the city of Tehran, Iran will hold elections for its city council. A local veterinarian is running for one of the 21 seats. So far, so good, but keep reading. [Read more]

Dog News Round-up

May 9, 2017

Today’s news bag contained several dog-related items I thought you might like to know about.

First up, a hero from Des Moines: USA Today reports on Capone, a stray who had moved 18 months before into a home where Angela Fulmer and her nine children live. The Min Pin/Chihuahua/Whippet mix wouldn’t stop barking, which is unusual for him, Fulmer said. [Read more]

Sights from Stark County, Ohio K9 Memorial Dedication

May 7, 2017

The video shows the placement of a rose in memory of K9 Jethro at the base of the new Stark County K9 Memorial. Below are more pictures from the ceremony, which was very moving, in spite of the rainy, dreary day. [Read more]

Monument for Jethro and other Stark County K9s

May 4, 2017

My buddy, Jethro, taken less than a week before he was killed in the line of duty.

My buddy, Jethro, taken less than a week before he was killed in the line of duty.

The Canton Repository is reporting on a new memorial that has been erected in front of the Stark County Courthouse to honor K9s killed in action. Jethro, the dog who died after being shot by a grocery store burglar in January, 2016, is one of two dogs whose names are “engraved and gilded in 23-karat gold leaf on a jet-black tablet with a gray granite base,” said Philip Lago, the monument designer.

Luko is the second dog whose name is already inscribed on the monument. He was hit by a car close to the same spot where Jethro was killed, back in February, 1998. [Read more]

Sweet Reunion

April 30, 2017

There is nothing so happy as a dog’s tail.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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