Shifra on May 5, 2017
Sweet! And, Ruby is reported to be doing well after her surgery. 🙂 Via UPI. A veterinarian in Colorado used his musical talents to help soothe a nervous pet being prepared for surgery. Fox Hollow Animal Hospital shared video of Dr. Ross Henderson playing guitar and serenading a dog named Ruby with Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” to calm her nerves before she underwent surgery…. Fellow veterinarian Darcy Holloway, who captured the viral video, said Henderson’s song quickly changed the puppy’s mood. “Ruby was back there jumping on the cage and she was crying,” Holloway said. “We don’t know if it’s the one-on-one attention or if it’s the song, but they usually respond really well to it.”…. Video...
Shifra on November 13, 2016
A cat, chicken and a donkey were also on the ballot, but the election results seem a little “fishy.” Via Telegraph. The battle for the American presidency might have been close, but in the small Kentucky town of Rabbit Hash, a pitbull called Brynneth Pawltro won the mayoralty by a landslide. Brynneth beat off competition for the job from a cat, chicken and a donkey for the coveted post to provide political leadership in the small township about 70 miles north of the state capital, Frankfort. There was a whiff of suspicion about the election with the good-natured dog winning by a margin of 3,367 votes. This would be fine but for the fact that, according to the 2010 US...
Shifra on October 30, 2016
This column recently appeared in the Washington Post. It is not from The Onion. Really… And here is a great costume I found for dogs on Halloween. Sure to be a big hit with the “Diversity Police.” Via WaPo. Young girls may be discarding their princess wands for superhero capes this Halloween, but not so in the canine world. The glass ceiling appears to be firmly in place at PetSmart, where career costumes labeled “male” include firefighter and police officer, while female dogs can choose between a pink cowgirl costume and pink loofah. On the site BaxterBoo.com, options for your female pooch include “sweet heart nurse” or French maid. “Any tidy girl dog will look adorable wearing this French Maid...
Shifra on October 19, 2016
Malaysia is a Muslim country, and they find dogs “offensive.” Maybe they could rename hot dogs: “Hebrew National Franks.” Oh wait… Via Daily Mail. Restaurants and food stalls in Malaysia must rename their ‘hotdogs’ or risk having them banned, the government there said today. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country and the government’s religious authority has threatened to withdraw the snack’s halal certificate. Although hotdogs in the West are traditionally made of pork, in Malaysia they have have to be made of chicken in order to pass strict halal rules. But now it seems the name itself has fallen foul of the authorities. Sirajuddin Suhaimee, director of the halal division of the Department of Islamic Development, said there had been...
Shifra on October 9, 2016
Dog named Cash + missing autistic boy = Happy Ending Via IJR. A brave Michigan police K-9 earned his place in the Hall of Heroes this week. Cash, the five-year-old Mason County Sheriff’s Department police dog was at the ready when Mason Oceana 911 dispatch got a call on Thursday afternoon: A panicked mom explained that her young boy had been missing from nearby Victory Township for more than 15 minutes…. Mason County Deputy Ken Baum and Cash arrived at the home of the boy soon afterward and began their search in the woods near the boy’s home. His mother waited, terrified, as they set out to bring her son home. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole told Michigan Live that...
Shifra on September 18, 2016
Because all living creatures deserve a cozy bed! Via Daily Mail. Donated beds to the RSPCA have left more than 100 four-legged friends wagging their tails in happiness. When people visited RSPCA stores across Victoria they were encouraged to donate beds in good condition in order to distribute them across adoption centres. Adorable footage shows cats, dogs, kittens and puppies eagerly waiting to sleep in their donated beds as their carers get them ready…. ****************************************************
Shifra on August 28, 2016
Woof! HT BizPac Review: Happy National Dog Day! pic.twitter.com/qmpQsNQxGL — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, 2016 And, of course, Twitter had a field day: @HillaryClinton Bill Clinton is definitely a dog. Glad you came to your senses and see that now. — ♪ ♫♪ ♫ ♩ ️☮ (@TokingDrumpf) August 26, 2016 @HillaryClinton and a happy #NationalDogDay to you too, Fido pic.twitter.com/cooaFntoE8 — Fawkes News (@JosephPruitt) August 26, 2016 @PPN_News #shortcircuited @HillaryClinton said to K9 handler "get that f*king dog away from me!" #HRC is #unhingedhttps://t.co/eQS9IeK9XN — GO TRUMP GO (@anti_globalists) August 26, 2016 ****************************************************
Tammy on August 23, 2016
Obviously, the cutest mayor in the history of the United States. If not the world! “Highest approval rating in the country.” I would think so! Via Independent. In the dog-eat-dog world of politics, only one can rise to the top. Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees, has won his third term as mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota, in a landslide election thanks to the “highest approval ratings in the country”. Three years ago, Duke was a fluffy nobody. But after 12 people paid $1 to cast their ballot – a fundraiser for an annual festival – Duke became the first honorary mayor of the township. “Three years ago it happened by accident. It was a write-in vote. You pay a dollar and...