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  • Obey The Pug
    on May 27, 2009 in amazing dogs science news
    Or risk complete annihilation.  Today Scientific American reports: Investigators of a house firein Bellevue, Wash., last week are suggesting an elevated 11-inch wide glass bowl of water magnified the sun’s rays onto a wood deck, sparking a blaze t...
  • Too Busy to Blog
    on May 26, 2009 in dog training dogs
    What’s kept me away? The Unbearable Cuteness of Peeping Twenty-one adorable little peeps arrived here a two and a half weeks ago.  A mixed bag of heavy, cold-hardy egg layers.  We’ve discovered that stock tank full of baby chicks is...
  • Still Life With Animated Dogs
    on May 8, 2009 in dogs art philosophy video
    Paul Fierlinger was born March 15, 1936 in Ashiya, Japan. The son of Czechoslovakian diplomats, he created his first animated film from a flipbook at the age of 12. In 1955 he graduated from the Bechyne School of Applied Arts. He worked as a book ill...
  • Angry Farewell Notes From Runaway Dogs
    on May 2, 2009 in dogs irony
    By Dave Donovan on McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern: To: Andrea From: Tiffany, 3-year-old poodle Bitch, seriously. The PETA fundraiser at Supercuts this coming Thursday?  Bad idea. I’m leaving right now before I ruin my nails on your face.
  • Hapi Puppy
    on May 1, 2009 in dogs culture death history news
    A friendship that will truly last  forever.  Today Discovery News reportsthat a puppy mummified 2,300 years ago was recently discovered lying at the feet of an Egyptian mummy.  The mummy’s tomb was inscribed with the phrase “Hapi-Men&...
  • Around the WebBayou Renaissance Man posted a fascinating story about a unique British war hero.  A homeless mutt called Rip was befriended by an Air Raid Precaution Warden.  Rip became the unit’s mascot and then - on his own -  developed a remarkable...
  • Clever MaggieI came across an interesting clip on YouTube today featuring a very clever little dog called Maggie. A bit of googling turned up an article in the Mountain Xpress News that tells us Maggie’s story: When Jesse and Arthur Treff got Maggie,...
  • Glowing DisapprovalToday NewScientist.com reported that the world’s first transgenic puppies were recently born in Korea.  The five cloned beagles have been genetically modified to produce a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. Lee and...
  • Heavy Metal Repels Insects
    on Apr 25, 2009 in science wildlife
    No – I’m not talking about lead, arsenic or mercury.  On the heels of our post on semiochemical boundaries the WallStreetJournal has published an article on the use of hard rock music as a boundary to control hordes of swarming Mormon c...
  • She’s Not a Reptile
    on Apr 22, 2009 in dogs health science pet food
    Despite her penchant for basking in the sun I’ve discovered that Zip isn’t a reptile after all.  EurekAlert reports: Keeping warm isn’t the only reason lizards and other cold-blooded critters bask in the sun. According to a study...
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