Category Archives: Dog News

My Hero, My Friend

Photo by the artist, Susan Norris.  Found at ArmyTimes.com
Photo by the artist, Susan Norris. Found at ArmyTimes.com

If you’re in the Dallas area, you might stop by Veterans Memorial Park in Trophy Club, TX, to see the new sculpture from Susan Norris, called “My Hero, My Friend.”

The brass sculpture was recently featured in the Army Times, and depicts a K9 wearing a Purple Heart, mourning his fallen handler.

Truly a moving piece!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Requiem for K9 Inca

Photo:. CantonRep/Scott Heckel
Photo:. CantonRep/Scott Heckel

Massillon police officer Miguel Riccio reacts while carrying the ashes of his K-9 Inca during a remembrance for the police dog at Duncan Plaza in Massillon on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Massillon, the next town over from me, recently held a memorial following the death of K9 Inca.

More photos here.

Rest in peace, Inca.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Dogs Making A Difference: Phoebe

Photo courtesy AKC
Photo courtesy AKC

From the AKC: Dogs have been known to increase happiness, reduce stress levels, and improve overall health in people. During this unprecedented time, dogs have been a source of relief and happiness for their human counterparts. In an effort to recognize dogs doing outstanding things during the global crisis we are facing, the AKC has awarded three wonderful dogs who have been spreading joy in their communities with the AKC Paw of Courage award. Continue reading Dogs Making A Difference: Phoebe

Dogs Making A Difference: Molly

Photo courtesy AKC
Photo courtesy AKC
From the AKC:

Dogs have been known to increase happiness, reduce stress levels, and improve overall health in people. During this unprecedented time, dogs have been a source of relief and happiness for their human counterparts. In an effort to recognize dogs doing outstanding things during the global crisis we are facing, the AKC has awarded three wonderful dogs who have been spreading joy in their communities with the AKC Paw of Courage award. Continue reading Dogs Making A Difference: Molly

Dogs Making a Difference: Jackson

Jackson
Photo courtesy AKC

From the AKC: Dogs have been known to increase happiness, reduce stress levels, and improve overall health in people. During this unprecedented time, dogs have been a source of relief and happiness for their human counterparts. In an effort to recognize dogs doing outstanding things during the global crisis we are facing, the AKC has awarded three wonderful dogs who have been spreading joy in their communities with the AKC Paw of Courage award. Continue reading Dogs Making a Difference: Jackson

Power to the Puppies

Photo courtesy WRDW.
Photo courtesy Humane Society of NE Georgia.

As a former power company employee (not at Georgia Power), I really liked this story from WRDW in Georgia.

Dwayne and Shane, two linemen working for Georgia Power in Gainesville, GA, were kind enough to rescue three puppies from a dumpster in the cold rain last week. The puppies were severely underweight, with their ribs showing, and were very happy to find warmth at the Humane Society of NE Georgia.

Kudos to the men for taking the time to help.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

RIP Swagger, You Dawg

If you follow the Cleveland Browns at all, you know they are nicknamed “the Dawgs” and you’re aware their unofficial mascot is a Bullmastiff named Swagger. We’re sad to report he passed away suddenly this month. Handler Justin McLaughlin says the dog had been battling cancer, but his sudden death following a stroke was not expected.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!