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The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Posted on : April 10, 2008
Expect a lot of dog masks at the Super Bowl
Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles think they got no respect at the playoffs. With their quarterback out for the season, the Eagles became the first No. 1 seed to start the playoffs as a home underdog. So when they beat the Falcons last week, Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Long and Lane Johnson walked off the field wearing dog masks. Of course the fans picked up on that and bought every dog mask that they could... ...»

Is your blog banned in China?
As many of you know, China the country and I have had a stormy relationship through the years. Shortly after I first started this website, StatCounter told me I had regular readers in China. I was thrilled. Then a couple years later a large number of healthy dogs in this country were getting sick or dying from food that contained a substance called melamine. The FDA traced the melamine to products imported from China and... ...»

Chinese woman fined for smuggling puppy in fake pregnant baby bump
Just when you think you've heard it all-- A Chinese university student has been fined for trying to smuggle a puppy onto a flight by hiding it in a fake pregnant belly, according to the South China Morning Post, The woman, who was not named, was stopped by a security officer after passing through a scanner at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in the central China province of Hubei, Wuhan Evening News reported. The officer became... ...»

Pet market in China is now attracting global investors
Reuters photo A growing number of Chinese people are willing to spare no expense when it comes to indulging their dogs. Investors are rushing to provide not just food and toys but spa-like grooming salons, movie theatres just for dogs (above) and fancy dog hotels. Mao Zedong must be twirling in his grave. Under his communist leadership pets were banned for being too bourgeois. Dogs were considered suitable only as entrĂ©es. The pet dog population... ...»

Can a dog protect artwork in a museum?
Moths and other insects can do irreparable damage to priceless artwork. So the Boston Museum is conducting a pilot project to see if a dog's nose can stop the damage before it starts. Riley, a 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy, appears to be the first to be trained specifically to detect insect pests that could damage artwork. Riley belongs to and will be trained by Nicki Luongo, the museum's director of protective services. The Weimaraner is easy... ...»

What happens when the Bloodhound gets lost?
William Leaukhart/Hartford Courant Texas, a Connecticut state police Bloodhound, went missing when his handler tripped and dropped the leash during a search for a man in the woods. The missing man eventually was found, but Texas was lost. He was found two days later with his leash tangled in a fence. He was in good shape, just hungry and thirsty with a small cut on his paw. Let's be clear that Texas didn't run away.... ...»

Greenhouse, Icehouse and Snowball...the history of ice
The history of ice on Earth from New Scientist Primitive humans, clad in animal skins, trekking across vast expanses of ice in a desperate search to find food. That's the image that comes to mind when most of us think about an ice age. But in fact there have been many ice ages, most of them long before humans made their first appearance. And the familiar picture of an ice age is of a comparatively... ...»

First Pit Bull police dog in Kansas makes drug bust
There are signs that the hysteria and legislation involving the Pit Bull is on the way out and people will start judging the dog, not the breed. The various breeds known as Pit Bulls are still the number 1 dogs found in American shelters and the most euthanized. However, over 20 states now have laws prohibiting cities and counties from passing laws that ban or regulate dogs based on breed or appearance. The police department... ...»

San Francisco hotel features Canine Operating Officer
Buster Posey Presutti has been cuddling and playing with guests who may be missing their own dogs at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco since 2015. At the front desk Buster greets guests and offers cuddles and kisses. (In case you didn't know, Buster Posey is the catcher for the San Francisco Giants and is almost as cute as his namesake.) After they check in, guests find a stuffed dog and a note on their beds.... ...»

Her Poodle saves her life every day (and sometimes night)
A London woman, Sue Purley, 47, with type 1 diabetes has no warning when she's about to have a hypoglycemic attack. Her life has been changed by Casper who is trained to use his extraordinary sense of smell to warn her when she is in danger. Her past attacks often meant hospital treatment was required. Before I got Casper I would need three ambulances a week, and now it's only been two times in the... ...»

December Golden Poodle awards and Happy New Year
The Golden Poodle award goes to Izabella, a young Alaskan Malamute who slipped away from her owner and found her way to her doggie day care through the busy streets of Chicago. The Lizard Brain award goes to Jeannie Hayden and Tiffany Stegall, two women in Florida who tried to take a puppy without paying after meeting the seller at a Walmart parking lot. The Neanderthal award goes to Justin Karrels, the man with them... ...»

2018 is the Year of the Dog
In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal in the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday, the 16th of February. Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig. If you're born in a Dog year, you're a... ...»