Category: Pet People

Monday, March 06, 2006

Faith the walking dog.

Posted by SPN on 03/06 at 06:04 PM in Pet People
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Just a Dog

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or,
> “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.”
> They don’t understand the distance traveled,
> the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”
> Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”
> Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,”
> but I did not once feel slighted.

Posted by rosevine69 on 03/02 at 05:49 AM in Pet People
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Narcs nab drug-smuggling puppies

I would have never done this.  I would have used humans instead.  This is proof that the statment, “Drugs don’t hurt anyone.” is false.

A two-year investigation into a Colombian heroin ring netted more than 65 pounds of drugs, resulted in the arrests of more than 20 people and saved the lives of some drug-smuggling Labrador retrievers, the Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday.

Ten wayward pups were found during a raid on a Colombian farm in 2005, and six of them were carrying more than 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds) of liquid heroin in their stomachs, said DEA spokesman Rusty Payne.

Posted by SPN on 02/02 at 01:07 PM in Pet People
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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Mid-Atlantic-Great -Dane-Rescue “Ceasar” to be officially measured by guiness book of world records!

We will have an official measurement done on Caesar for entrance into
the Guiness Book of World Records on Nov 25. This will be an official
measurement done by their rules and guidelines at 1:30pm.

Westminster Petsmart
625 Baltimore Blvd.
Westminster, MD 21157

Caesar’s story:
Caesar was turned over to the Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue early in
his life.  Originally he was purchased from a breeder in New Jersey. 
Shortly after Caesar was purchased he began to drag his hind left
leg.  After a few months of consultations with various veterinarians
it was determined that Caesar had injured his hip at an early age and
would require a total left hip replacement or he would have to be
destroyed before he turned 3 because the arthritis and pain would
only get much worse.  The original purchaing family called the
breeder and the breeder was willing to take him back but would
euthanize him. The family loved him and didnt want to see that happen
so they contacted the rescue.The rescue decided to give Caesar a
chance in life.  Even in all of this pain Caesar displayed the
typical friendly Dane personality.  After many fund raisers and
generous donations from the public Caesar underwent a hip replacement
and aqua therapy classes.  He was adopted by Regina Morgan & family
in February 2003 and certified as a Therapy Dog in December 2003. 
Caesar is a blood donor with the Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank in
Maryland and because of his size can donate 1 unit of blood per visit
for his fellow canines in need. Caesar especially loves his bi-
monthly visits with the patients and staff at The Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Posted by rosevine69 on 11/12 at 08:47 AM in Pet People
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Monday, October 10, 2005

Car Giant Unveils World’s First Vehicle Designed For Dogs

The Japanese car maker, Honda are set to unveil the W.O.W (wonderful openhearted wagon) concept car. Designed specifically for the comfort of dogs, the vehicle will be presented at a Tokyo exhibition later this month.

There is a specialised crate where the glove box would traditionally be, so that motorists are able to interact with their pets whilst driving. For larger dogs, another more spacious crate in the back has been adapted to raise up from the floor. For giant breeds such as St Bernards and Great Danes, there is a floor buckle which allows them to be secured safely and comfortably in the space behind the the two front seats.

The flooring in the car is removable and washable, offering dog owners the chance to keep the car as clean and hygienic as possible. The passenger doors slide to make this motor the ultimate dog friendly motor.

The concept car, which is not intended to be commercially available until it outlives its existence as a concept car, has been met with a luke warm reception. Celebrity dog owners Jodie Kidd and Alan Titchmarsh both stated that their dogs were catered for in their current cars and had no desire to rush out and buy the new Honda car when it becomes available.

Many car makers, such as Renault, Subaru and Land Rover already take the needs of dog owners into account when designing their larger models, and the Audi A3, one of the smallest models in the Audi range is regarded as being very pet friendly due to its comparatively large and accesible boot.

A Honda spokesman explained that the car was initially designed from a dog’s point of view, but has turned out to be a gentle, practical vehicle suitable for the elderly as well as families with young children.

Posted by rosevine69 on 10/10 at 06:04 AM in Pet People
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Friday, October 07, 2005

Do Dogs Think?

Owners assume their pet’s brain works like their own. That’s a big mistake.

By Jon Katz
Posted Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at 7:48 AM PT

Blue, Heather’s normally affectionate and obedient Rottweiler, began tearing up the house shortly after Heather went back to work as an accountant after several years at home. The contents of the trash cans were strewn all over the house. A favorite comforter was destroyed. Then Blue began peeing all over Heather’s expensive new living room carpet and systematically ripped through cables and electrical wires.

“I know exactly what’s going on,” Heather told her vet when she called seeking help. “Blue is angry with me for leaving her alone. She’s punishing me. She always looks guilty when I come home, so she knows she’s been bad. She knows she shouldn’t be doing those things.”

Posted by rosevine69 on 10/07 at 03:20 PM in Pet People
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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Too Funny not to share…..

I listened to this about 10 times today and laughed so hard every time........

Posted by rosevine69 on 09/27 at 12:08 PM in Pet People
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

This seemed appropriate somehow………..

This is not intended to in any way minimize the plight of all huricane Katrina’s human victims.....But alot of people’s pets got a raw deal out of all this....many starved to death or were “shot on site” after the fact......With that said, I personally would surely have perished, as I would not leave my dogs.  ESPECIALLY now that I know what will happen to them if I ever did.....

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, “Excuse me, where are we?”

“This is Heaven, sir,” the man answered.

“Wow! Would you happen to have some water?” the man asked.

“Of course, sir.  Come right in, and I’ll have some ice water brought right up”

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

“Can my friend,” gesturing toward his dog, “come in, too?” the traveler asked.

“I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.”
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed.  There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

“Excuse me!” he called to the man. “Do you have any water?”

“Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there, come on in.”

�How about my friend here?” asked the traveler as he gestured to the dog.

“There should be a bowl by the pump.”

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

“What do you call this place?” the traveler asked.

“This is Heaven, sir,” he answered.

“Well, that’s confusing,” the traveler said. “The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.”

“Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates?  Nope.  That’s Hell.”

“Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?”, asked the traveler.

“No, we’re just happy that they screen out all the folks who would leave their best friends behind.”

Posted by rosevine69 on 09/14 at 11:52 AM in Pet People
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Thursday, August 25, 2005

A Love Story

Fidos For Freedom, Inc., a Maryland volunteer group that trains therapy dogs, service dogs and hearing dogs, recently lost its facility. The donated space is being demolished to make way for a Lowe�s shopping center.

They named him “Pendulum,” because he was constantly moving--back and forth, back and forth through the house.

He had more energy than it seemed possible for his canine body to contain--typical for Australian shepherds, dogs bred to work all day herding sheep or cattle. They are an exuberant breed that thrives on, that needs activity.

When the rescue group got him, he had spent a good portion of his nine-month life crated in a basement. The family that owned him, realizing that wasn’t the best life for the dog--which was then named Steve--passed him onto a friend.

But the friend couldn’t handle him either. He wasn’t willing to give the dog back to the family--their method of keeping his energetic nature under control seemed harsh.

So Steve got a new home at an Australian shepherd rescue foster family, and a new name.

The first night Dorene Farnham had him in her care, she took him for a 10-mile run--she on a bike, the dog tethered alongside--just to exorcise those pent-up energy demons.

Posted by rosevine69 on 08/25 at 02:09 PM in Pet People
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Friday, August 19, 2005

Just something to think about…

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on
inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 “wolves” inside
us all.
One is Evil. —It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed,
arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, and ego.
The other is Good.-- It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,
kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought for a minute, then asked his grandfather:
“Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Posted by rosevine69 on 08/19 at 04:29 AM in Pet People
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