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Buddy: COVID’s First Canine Victim

Buddy.  Photo:  Robert Mahoney and Allison Mahoney
Buddy. Photo: Robert Mahoney and Allison Mahoney
From National Geographic: Buddy, the first US dog diagnosed with COVID19, has died. The sweet German Shepherd crossed the Rainbow Bridge on July 11th.

Vets say the dog likely had lymphoma, a kind of cancer, so it’s impossible to know precisely what took him, or if the cancer made him more susceptible to the virus, but the US Department of Agriculture has verified he was definitely COVID-positive, likely infected by a family member. Continue reading Buddy: COVID’s First Canine Victim

Winners Announced: AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM

LonginesFrom The Dog Lady’s Mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM which was held in conjunction with the Longines Masters of New York at NYCB Live at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25th. Continue reading Winners Announced: AKC Agility Premier Cup Presented by EEM

Bella’s Bill

German Shepherd, 5 years old, in front of white backgroundFrom The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The Animal Legal Defense Fund reports [t]his week a man infamously charged with cruelly killing his own dog was just arrested for living with another dog. He is the first person to be charged with failing to register with the Nassau County Animal Abuse registry.

Michael Gallagher killed Bella, his Shepherd mix, in 2016 by tightening a zip tie around her neck, stuffing her in a garbage bag, and beating her with a metal shovel. Due to the extent of her injuries, Bella had to be euthanized. He served only four months in jail. Continue reading Bella’s Bill

Puppy Van Crashes in New York

Photo courtesy NBC4/NY
Photo courtesy NBC4/NY
Kudos to the NY State Police, who came to rescue the 103 puppies from a box van that crashed on an upstate NY highway. The driver, who was speeding, lost control of the van which was coming from Missouri to deliver the pups to pet stores. The puppies are being cared for by the SPCA until they can be returned to Missouri.

My question: Where were the puppies coming from? 103 is a lot of puppies – could it be a puppy mill? Is this being investigated?

See the whole pictorial story on NBC4/NY.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Does Manhattan Hate Golden Retrievers?

I just returned from a vacation in Manhattan. We saw all kinds of dogs out being walked. I was kind of surprised because I don’t think of NYC as a dog city. I guess you see so many people out walking their dogs because you can’t let your dogs out in a back yard you don’t have.

Anyways, in all of our travels – believe me, we walked up and down the whole island – we didn’t see even one golden retriever. We saw boxers, pugs, dachshunds, and tons of mutts. So, is there something New Yorkers don’t like about Goldens? If you live, or have lived there, let me know what the story is!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!