Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sweet Dreams

Ever wondered who's been sleeping in your bed?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Xena, the Warrior Pup

April is Autism awareness month and before it is over you should meet Jonny and his warrior puppy Xena who has transformed him. Xena herself was transformed from a very sick, abused pup (warning--photos are graphic) and as dogs do, returned the favor.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fresh Pup of Bel Air

So the Fresh Prince of Bel Air starred Will Smith, Philly hometown guy. Maybe that's why I love this pet parody but either way its great!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

60 MInutes Segment on Rosie!

DVR alert! 60 Minutes is doing a segment on jockey Rosie Napravnik this Sunday, April 28. She is a pleasure to watch on and off the track.

Friday, April 26, 2013

More Derby Buzz

Some more backside buzz from Churchill Downs where the horses are getting in their pre-Derby workouts.

I still like Orb and Revolutionary but don't rule out Vyjack, who trained for a while at Fair Hill, while recuperating from a lung infection. He looks very good to me.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Warning From Sierra

A penny contins zinc which can get into a dog's bloodstream and kill them. Please keep your loose change away from curious pups.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Elite Military Dogs

In case you missed it, 60 Minutes on Sunday night had an amazing feature about these elite dogs that are on the front lines. It's a little long for a blog, but well worth your time, if you have it.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Simba Goes to School

Simba, the cat, has been roaming the halls of this Maine High School for about thirteen years and seems to relish the attention. The feeling, apparently, is mutual.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kentucky Derby Picks

Yes its that time of year again, and the first Saturday in May is just two weeks away! with that in mind, I give you the TCI Derby picks and include mine: Orb, Revolutionary and Verrazano.

For now.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Shoes for Webbed Feet

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This story brings new meaning to the expression shoes for the fishermen. Watch and learn.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rock on Ronan!

Ronan, the sea lion, is the first non-human mammal to demonstrate that she can keep a beat and she does it very well. This suggests that rhythmic abilities maybe much more wide spread in the animal kingdom than previously thought.

Rock on Ronan!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cat Fight

Cat fight at the Hemingway Museum in Key West! I've been here and the cats are everywhere! They are perhaps some of the most contented cats I have ever seen--you would be too if you had such nice digs to call home.

It is a shame that the government has to get enmeshed in this situation. As far as I can tell, the cats are extremely well cared for and do no harm. I could think of far more important jobs for the Feds to be doing (drug enforcement, perhaps in the waters off Key West) than cat patrol.

Our tax dollars at work...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Home Wanted

Sometimes in the face of tragedy, it is healing to do good. Anybody fit the criteria in the video above and willing to take in this pair of German shepherds who are each other's eyes and ears?

If not, sharing the request is just as good.

Swimmers Syndrome

I once had a pup who was born with swimmer syndrome and I patterned her on burlap to each her how to walk. The burlap gave her traction and she learned to walk perfectly! Things are not always what they seem a and a little bit of kindness and patience go a long way.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pets as Cargo?

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This is shocking stuff. Animals in transit, between owners, are considered cargo and as such, airlines are not required to report what happens to them en route. Over 500 citations have been issued against the airlines but they still refuse to be accountable.

Moral of the story: If you have to ship a dog, do it with a pet-only airline or hit the road.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Smiles all around in Dallas yesterday when Lyla, a pup from Afghanistan, was reunited with her best buddy, Airman Tom Burright. The two met when Burright was deployed but in order for him to transport her back to the states with him, he had to come up with $4000, which he did not have.

Enter The Puppy Rescue Mission, an organization that fell in love with the video Burright had sent them. They raised the money in 6 hours!

The power of connections, all around.

Mole, to the Rescue

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A remarkable story about Mole, a mixed breed dog who saved a hiker who had fallen into a hole for perhaps as many as 8 days! The man is expected to make a full recovery, thanks to Mole.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Lion, Tiger and Bear, Oh My!

A lion, a tiger and a bear, together, Oh my! This unlikely trio in a Georgia animal sanctuary has forged a friendship that seems destined to go the distance.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Therapy Llamas

You've surely heard of therapy dogs but therapy llamas? Apparently so. This wonderful pair in Vancouver certainly has the gift of bringing a smile to everyone they visit.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another silver Contender

After reading about the new Silver, I went looking for other white thoroughbreds and this one could have played the role as well. Not sure if she is a thoroughbred but she's sure the right color!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fresh off his win in the Dubai World Cup, Animal Kingdom has landed safely in the UK where he may give Ascot a run for its money! Sources say that either the Queen Anne or the Prince of Wales Stakes are likely next starts for this five year old champion.

While in the UK, Animal Kingdom will be stabled with trainer and friend of Graham Motion, David Lanigan in Lambuorn.

All systems seem go for now. Wouldn't that just be something? The World Cup and Royal Ascot in the same year, on top of the Kentucky Derby! Wow.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Walrus Moves South

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Maybe he got cold living in the North Pole? We'll never know why but this huge walrus endded up some 2,000 miles from home taking a sun bath on a Scottish island. He looks pretty content.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

God Made a Dog

Don't know if you have seen this but it is so very true.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Sea Lion Hitches a Ride

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A sea lion hitches a ride on a kayak. Can you imagine having this hitchhiker?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Just Because....

Just because there is nothing cuter than a golden retriever puppy in the snow!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tub A Dub Dub

I sincerely hope that soapy water they were drinking was baby shampoo or else there are going to be three little upset tummies. But how cute are these three pugs in a tub?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Fool's From Ikea

In the "I Know it's April 3" category, this offering from Ikea two days ago was too good to pass up.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

Green Crocs for Spencer

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Green crocs become Spencer a bulldog who was dumped on his owner's front steps without any feeling in his back legs. Watch him walk out of the appointment for the fitting of his prosthetics on his own!

And this is no April fools!