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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Downed D.C. Dog Update

OK, I'm finding out that it was not a Doberman that was shot by a cop at the dog park near 24th in D.C. It was a brown Boxer named Scooby. The distraught owner has three kids and I really feel for them. Losing a dog is hard enough, but losing one on Christmas Eve, that's just terrible.

Doberman Downed in DC Dog Park

A D.C. police officer shot a red Doberman to death at the 24th Street Dog Park in Washington D.C. on Christmas Eve. The police officer claims the dog was attacking him. The owner is calling for an investigation into the crime.
I'll update this story as soon as I find out more information.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Duty Dog Gets Early Retirement

This is a bittersweet story with a somewhat happy ending. The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq was able to adpot the dog who was with their son when he died. They picked him up from a Marine base in Georgia and now he lives with them. It's very unusual for the dogs to be released prior to retirement age, so I'm glad they were able to take Lex home with them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pet-Friendly Hotels for When You Travel

Take your pet with you when you travel. Check out this site for information on lodging for both you and your pet.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dog Downed by Dangerous Lightning

Rest In Peace, Comet. Hopefully people will read this and have their homes properly grounded in case of lightning strikes.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Vote for Winnie

Got this in an e-mail:

As you may or may not know it is not my practice
to send you group emails. Yet the reason I am
sending this email is for a friend of mine. Her
name is Winnie Varco-Burns. I have known Winnie
since she was in 2nd grade. She was a friend of
my younger sister, Michelle, who passed 4 yrs ago
and like a kid sister to me. While growing up in
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla, she spent most of her time
at our house (my mom thought she had 3 daughters
instead of two). Winnie has a website for her
work in rescuing wild animals and exotic pets,
who have been abused, abandoned, maimed or hurt
in some way.
http://www.creaturesafeplace.com/index.html Her
organization, which is non-profit, is called
"Creature Safe Place", which is in Ft. Pierce,
Fla. The Discovery channel, which owns the amimal
planet channel, is having it's annual contest
called "Hero of the Year". The winner receives
$10,000.00 for their non-profit organization. And
they receive two tickets to Hawaii, which Winnie
says she will cash in because she can not leave
her home because of the animals. That is
devotion. I know that she has not had a vacation
since she began her organization.

To tell you a little more about her; many years
ago she gave up her well paid career as an ER
nurse to start saving wild life. She has
dedicated her life to these animals. And though
she receives donations for various places, her
previous standard of living has lowered as she
has willingly dedicated her life to these
precious wild animals, who without her may have
died. There are numerous wild birds, deers,
raccoons, squirrels, and even alligators, who
would be dead if not for her. So please I am
asking each of you to vote for Winnie.
http://animal.discovery.com/convergence/hero_of_the_year/nominees/2007/wynn.html

Thank you so much for your help for Winnie....it is well deserved.
--
Light,
Rev. Cassandra
Intuitive Psychic Counselor - channeled by three angels
RevCassandra@Circle-of-Light.com

A Circle of Light®
P.O. Box 880625
San Diego, CA 92168-0625
1(619) 980-9966
http://Circle-of-Light.com/

Friday, September 07, 2007

Doberman Deserves Dive During Dog Days

Check out this video. What a great way to keep cool!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rescue the Search & Rescue

Check out the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. I heard about this group yesterday and I'm so thankful they exist, to help sift through rubble after a calamity for signs of life. Groups like this really need your help, so do what you can to help them keep up the good work.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Police K-9 Run Over in Line of Duty

Oh, gosh this breaks my heart. Little guy was just doing his job...
http://kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=6961892

Dangerous Drainage Ditch Delivers Dalmatian

Check out this video of a man who crawled into a storm drain (after digging a massive hole) to rescue his 14-year old Dalmatian.
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Friday, August 17, 2007

Denver Doberman Dog Park Doings

The owner of a Doberman stabbed a Pit Bull that attacked his dog at a park in Denver.
Click here for the article from the Denver Post.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Rest In Peace, Jake

Click here for the story on Jake, the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina rescue dog who lost his battle with cancer.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Buffy Digs It


My dogs are great when it comes to landscaping help, especially hole-digging. All I need to do is scoop once with the shovel and then the dogs come over and help enlarge the hole. Here's a shot of Buffy helping.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Taking Action For Animals

July 28 - 30 is the date. Click here for the rest of the details.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Nigerian Puppy Scam

From what I've been told, there are entire universities in Africa which train their students how to bilk Americans out of their money.
One scam is to sell puppies that will never arrive. Money gets wired to Nigeria, puppy never arrives. Surprise, Surprise.
Click Here for more information.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Face The Dog

Check this story out! It's a stare-down between a DWI and a K-9:
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jun07/0,4670,ODDMakingFaces,00.html

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Disposa-Dogs

I grow weary of people posting their unwanted pets (mostly dogs) on sites like freecycle and craigslist. It really disturbs me that people do this. If they're getting rid of their dogs because they don't have time to care for them, I think that they should have to give up any children they have too. Pets are part of the family, not some object they can own.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Spay or Neuter Your Pets

Please spay or neuter your pets. Overpopulation is a huge problem and can easily be avoided if everyone would do their part.

Backyard Frolic


I love watching my two frolic in the yard. It's so funny when they chase each other in a circle around the shed.

Monday, April 16, 2007

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Advancing Science Without Harming Animals is the motto of NAVS. Check out their site, it's very interesting.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Retriever who Really IS Golden!

This awesome Golden Retriever saved a Marlyand woman's life by performing his own version of the Heimlich maneuver. Click Here for the full story.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Prevent A Litter Coalition

from http://www.palc.org/
WHY DO WE CARE? OUR REASON D'ETRE!

Every year in our nation, animal organizations take in, care for and attempt to adopt out millions of pets who, through no fault of their own can no longer be cared for by their families, are born without an awaiting home, have been abused or abandoned, or are just lost, but have no identification and therefore no way back home.

Although precise data is not available, it is estimated that 5-10 million American pets are taken in by shelters and rescue groups each year. Of which, 3-4 million are euthanized by often under funded animal care and control organizations, as a heartbreaking way to manage the numbers of homeless and unwanted pets in our society. Additionally, these statistics do not take into account the many free roaming and feral animals (estimated to be in the tens of millions) that fend for themselves in our neighborhoods.

Not only do these animals we claim to love suffer greatly, but also communities spend millions of dollars to admit, round up, house, adopt out or euthanize homeless animals, and free roaming and feral pets can annoy a public that has no understanding of their circumstances. In addition, this tragedy takes an enormous emotional toll on those who handle related issues on their community's behalf.

Do we not set the tone for our society by the way that we treat, and honor our responsiblity towards those that are dependent upon us?

If you have pets, or are considering adding a pet to your family, please learn about your pet's lifetime needs, and care for your pet responsibly. You will be a part of the solution!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Buffy's Woobie

Even dogs need security blankets. Buffy's so funny when she calmly wads up her crate mat between her front paws and gently gnaws at it. This will keep her occupied for usually half an hour. It seems to have a calming effect. Much the opposite of when I let the dogs out back and she sees a rabbit scamper across the yard and goes completely nutso, barking at the top of her lungs.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Pet Poisoning Antidote Hotline

The ASPCA has a poison control hotline for pets. If you suspect your pet has been exposed to something toxic, you can call their toll-free hotline number which is: 888-4ANI-HELP (888-426-4435) and you will be connected with a trained ASPCA vet who is knowledgeable in such matters. The hotline is staffed around the clock.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Diver Delivers Denver Dog

This is a great story out of Denver. A rescue diver retrieves a dog that became stranded in icy water after falling through a thin layer of ice. Click Here for the story.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Nemo's Virus

Last weekend Nemo caught some sort of a virus. I hardly slept at all Monday night due to having to let him out six times between 1:45am and 5:00am to go potty. It was brutal. Luckily the vet was able to see him Tuesday morning and Nemo was put on 500mg of metronidazole (1 tablet 2x/day) as well as Purina Veterinary Diets Diabetes and Colitis formula dog food. He's been doing much better, thankfully. I'm glad Buffy didn't get sick. It's bad enough having ONE dog who's not feeling well.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Prayers for Michael and Bobby

Please pray for Michael Keenan, a San Francisco artist and Bobby, the Jack Russell Terrier he rescued from a burning building last Tuesday. Both of them have extensive burns and have a 50-50 survival rate.
Keenan had previously rescued a woman from a sinking car. The story can be found here.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Wayward Dog Rescues Crash Victim

German dog breeds are amazing! Of course I love Dobermans, but German Shepherds are definitely a close second. This brave boy wandered off from home and came upon a woman who was involved in a car crash where her car left the roadway and ended up in the woods. He dragged her back to the roadway so she could flag down a passerby for help! Read the story here: http://www.walb.com/Global/story.asp?S=6026256

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan

I'm in the process of reading Cesar's book and I have been an avid viewer of his series on the National Geographic Channel. I only watch it when the dogs are outside, though as one of my Dobes barks frantically at the TV screen when she sees other animals on there. It's a catch-22. I need to watch the show to learn how to correct her issues, yet I have a hard time watching when she's barking away at the TV.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Bye Bye Barbaro



I was so saddened to hear of Barbaro being put down today. It was painful to watch news footage last month of him being led around the field and seeing him hobble around awkwardly on the foot that developed laminitis. Hearing of his death today really hurt.
Barbaro, rest in peace. We'll always love ya!

Click to see Barbaro Tribute sites

photo credit: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/newsandevents/news/Barbaro/barbaro-299_HRes.jpg

Friday, January 26, 2007

National Dog Show

Saw a blurb on the local news this morning about the National Dog Show. Went to their website, and lo and behold a Doberman is in the main picture. YEAH!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Top 10 AKC Registered Dog Breeds

Wow, the Top 10 list according to the American Kennel Club surprised me and lately is including a lot more of the toy breeds near the top of the list.
1&2 Labradors
3 Yorkshire Terrier
4 German Shepherd
5 Beagle
6 Dachshund
7 Boxer
8 Poodle
9 Shih Tzu
10 Miniature Schnauzer
So where did the Doberman end up, you ask? Way down at #21 right before Miniature Pinscher. Rounding out the bottom of the list are the least registered dog breeds of Foxhound, Otterhound and Harrier.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Real-Life Pet Detective

Move over, Ace Ventura! There's a real-life pet detective on the case. His name is Carl Washington of Pet Detective USA and he, along with his pet pals Coco, Gizmo and Rocky help to locate missing pets. Based in Georgia, Carl and the dogs were sniffing around my neighborhood recently, trying to locate a 15 month old Australian Shepherd named Wink who was frightened off by another dog during a recent walk, and ran off. Wink has a bright blue right eye and the left eye appears to be a darker color. If you have seen Wink in the Montgomery County, MD area please call 240-620-9825.
Carl's success rate is not bad. About 1/2 the animals he is hired to locate are found. He might charge up to $3,500 for 3 days' work but most pet owners agree it's a small price to pay to bring a loved member of the family back home.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone. Make it a great year and have a dog-gone good time!