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  • West Harlem Residents Are Fed Up With ‘Aggressive’ Raccoons Terrorizing Neighborhood

    12/20/2014 5:38:21 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 17 replies
    WFAN Channel 2 NYC ^ | December 18, 2014 11:36 PM
    — West Harlem residents say a posse of raccoons has taken over their neighborhoods and in some cases even broken into their homes. “These things think they live here and they actually walk in if you leave an opening,” said resident Lauren Flanigan. Pictures from residents showed a raccoon making itself comfortable on the patio of a West Harlem home, and even coming up to the door. And that raccoon was not alone, residents said. “They came in the kitchen, and they’re not that friendly, and they also pushed the window screens in,” Flanigan told CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco.
  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 1:53:12 PM PST · by catnipman · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/20/2014 | Kieran Corcoran
    Two NYPD officers have been killed in an 'execution-style' ambush in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car. ...
  • Tie me kangaroo drone sport: Incredible moment marsupial punches flying camera out of the sky

    12/19/2014 5:36:11 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2014 | Ollie Gillman
    While drones may be a must-have present for thousands of people this Christmas, it appears they are far less popular with kangaroos. This video shows the incredible moment a kangaroo punched a drone that was getting too up close and personal out of the sky.
  • Giant Tortoise Rescues Overturned Comrade

    12/19/2014 4:23:34 PM PST · by navysealdad · 31 replies
    These African spurred tortoises, also known as Sulcata tortoises, are popular as pets because they have a reputation for having a pleasant temperament. As seen in this video, they're also very helpful.
  • New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction

    12/19/2014 11:42:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Source: Princeton University
    A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University. A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps, which were once three times larger than France, began its main phase of eruptions roughly 250,000 years before the Cretaceous-Paleogene, or K-Pg, extinction event, the researchers report in the journal Science. For the next 750,000 years, the volcanoes unleashed more than 1.1 million cubic...
  • Woman Catches Police Officer Doing Something on Side of Busy Roadway...[title too long]

    12/19/2014 10:15:45 AM PST · by SZonian · 25 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Nicole Higman
    Debbie Davis was driving along a busy roadway in Kansas City when she saw something that made her slow down.
  • Cute polar bear cub hitches a lift from his mother in the Canadian wilderness (Cuteness Warning)

    12/19/2014 6:52:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2014 | Flora Drury
    Sometimes little feet get tired and need a bit of help from mum - even if those little feet happen to belong to a polar bear. So it's lucky this particular mama bear was willing to be the cub's ride for the day. This adorable pictures is just one of the photos captured by photographer David Jenkins, who spent 10 years capturing the bond between newborn and mother.
  • World's deepest fish found: Ghostly snailfish is found lurking 27,000ft below at the bottom

    12/19/2014 6:36:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    A new record has been set for the deepest fish ever seen in the world, at an incredible depth of 26,722 feet (8,145 metres). The snailfish was found at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, and breaks the previous record by almost 1,640 feet (500 metres). The finding was part of an international expedition that also found many other new species at the extreme depths.
  • PETA silent as groups push for answers about stolen dog (PETA workers killed a dog!)

    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Two days after WAVY News reported on allegations that PETA workers stole and killed a chihuahua from Accomack County, two groups are calling on the animal advocacy group to answer questions. PETA remains silent. Wilbur Cerate owned the dog, named Maya. He said one weekend in October he discovered the dog was missing. He checked surveillance video, which shows a PETA van pull up, two workers get out, and one snatch the dog off his porch. “I was angry. I understand they pick up my dog, if it was in a tree or another place, but...
  • ISIS using bombs containing live SCORPIONS in effort to spread panic

    12/16/2014 6:50:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2014 | Annabel Grossman
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq have unveiled their latest terror tactic - bombs containing hundreds of live scorpions designed to spread fear among their enemies. Canisters packed with poisonous varieties of scorpion are being blasted into towns and villages, which explode on impact - scattering the scorpions and causing panic among the innocent local population.
  • Screaming Goats

    12/14/2014 12:20:42 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 12 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 14, 2014 | unknown
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=13d_1418573374 Various and sundry goats vocalizing in a very hilarious manner.
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • Lost sheep wearing Christmas sweater claimed by Omaha owner

    12/14/2014 12:18:44 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    OMAHA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Humane Society has located the owner of the mysterious sheep found "wandering the streets of Omaha" wearing a Christmas sweater. -snip-Owner Margaret Vazquez reunited with her woolly friend, a ram named Gage, on Tuesday night, after he had already made international headlines for his holiday spirit. "I was so happy that we got him," Vazquez, who said her friend had spotted him online, told the Omaha World-Herald. "I was worried that someone would eat him or something bad would happen."
  • Rottweiler loves the cat so much

    12/13/2014 9:12:21 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Rottweiler loves the cat so much
  • Flake kin beg for cash to aid in dead dog defense

    Gilbert grifters grab for greenbacks At this point most Arizonans are aware of the disturbing saga* of the dogs who died agonizing heat-related suffocation deaths in a small windowless utility room, sans air conditioning at Green Acre kennel. Nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to the owner’s care suffered excruciating deaths last summer. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the kennel owners, were vacationing out of state when the deaths occurred. They left the boarding facility and pets in the care of their daughter and son-in-law Logan and Austin Flake. Austin is the son of Arizona U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. All four...
  • Here is a Picture of Super Squirrel

    12/13/2014 12:58:38 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 28 replies
    Comicvine ^ | ummmm | Unattributed
    He may save your life one day.
  • Dead Coyote Hung from Tree with Christmas Bow

    12/13/2014 11:26:46 AM PST · by GraceG · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/2014 | Breitbart News
    PLAINS, Mont., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A dead coyote hung from a tree with a Christmas bow along a Montana school bus route is outraging residents, but police said the display is not illegal. Plains resident Mary Ellen Siegford, who posted a picture of the less-than-cheerful holiday display on Facebook, said her daughter burst into tears when she saw the dead animal. "A lot of people were just like, 'Well, be glad it's dead. You don't have to worry about it eating your pets,'" Siegford told KECI-TV. "But I don't know. To me, it's morbid, it rings of animal cruelty....
  • Ain't nothing like a good guard dog for the home (vanity)

    12/12/2014 11:12:42 PM PST · by eastforker · 85 replies
    me ^ | 12/13/14 | eastforker
    About an hour ago the wife and our dog Lucy were in bed. I was up reading FR when I thought I heard a noise outside. I get up from my chair and open the front door and the porch light is on, it has a motion sensor. I thought that was unusual when Lucy came barreling out from the back door( she has a pet door, comes and goes as she pleases) to the front door to the woods across the street barking like hell. The 4 wheeler was parked in front of the house and that is a...
  • You Won’t Believe What This Cat Does When Her Human Plays the Piano (VIDEO)

    12/12/2014 10:18:41 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 24 replies
    One Green Planet ^ | December 12, 2014 | Madison Montgomery
    There are many stereotypes about animals that just aren’t true, but when it comes to the one about cats wanting to do only as they please (regardless of what their human may think) then … well … we think this video sort of speaks for itself.
  • A world of trouble for SeaWorld

    12/12/2014 6:30:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    Under normal circumstances, an institution as big and famous as SeaWorld would be impervious to any number of public assaults on its standing. Like Wal-Mart or Comcast or Disneyland, one would assume it could bear any bad press and keep chugging. But after the release of the documentary “Blackfish” in the summer of 2013, it became clear to onlookers that these were not normal circumstances and not the usual bad press. That became dramatically clear Thursday, when the company’s CEO, Jim Atchison, resigned in a departure many link to the fallout.
  • ‘This is why we check our shoes’: The horrifying pictures of spiders in footwear.....

    12/11/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by Morgana · 78 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | 11 December 2014 | Heather Mcnab for Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: ‘This is why we check our shoes’: The horrifying pictures of spiders in footwear, children’s trampolines and car seats that are turning U.S. travellers off Australia Emerging from shoes, lying undetected in toilets, waiting patiently in cars and on walls, native wildlife has earned Australia the tag of a country brimming with deadly creatures. In many cases, this reputation is well-earned, with countless cases of bites, stings, and close encounters with the nation's creepiest of crawlies. Images of the poisonous and many-legged creatures have started to pack a frightful punch overseas, with many US citizens expressing their fear...
  • Murphy (dog) running into oven

    12/11/2014 3:05:36 PM PST · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    Murphy running into oven
  • 9 Kissing Pets Demonstrating How To Smooch [images]

    12/11/2014 1:34:47 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 04, 2014 | Lindsey Robertson
    1. Sometimes you need to STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING ... and grab a smooch.  (Reddit: Wot_Gorilla_2112)2. If you're sneaky enough, you might be able to steal a kiss.  (Reddit: vicklawl)3. Sometimes kisses can throw off your balance.  (Giphy)4. Surprise smooches are often the most exciting.  (Reddit: shes_a_gdb)5. Don't be koi — er, coy — when giving kisses.  (Reddit: RioPacheco)6. There's no shame in asking for kisses.  (Reddit: BeNintendo)7. Smooshy smooches are easily the best.  (Reddit: milestrong)8. Usually your heart is in the right place, even if your mouth isn't.  (Reddit: warblicious)9. Drive-by smooches will always keep them guessing.  (Reddit: BeNintendo) ...
  • All Animals Go To Heaven, Says Pope Francis

    12/11/2014 7:59:05 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 210 replies
    The Dodo ^ | December 08, 2014 | Stephen Messenger
    In his weekly address at the Vatican late last month, Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement that’s sure to come as welcome news to anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet. According to Francis, the promise of an afterlife applies not only to believers, but to all animals as well."The Holy Scriptures teach us that the realization of this wonderful plan covers all that is around us, and that came out of the thought and the heart of God," Pope Francis said, as quoted by Italian news site Resapubblica. The Pope then went on to say that “heaven is open to all...
  • Bulldog sing-a-long

    12/10/2014 10:19:20 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 15 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | unknown
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7a3_1418050843 Whenever there's a sing-a-long in the car, it's always the one guy who doesn't know the words who insists on singing the loudest. In this group, it's Junior, the French Bulldog. But what he lacks in pitch and timing, he more than makes up for with passion. Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7a3_1418050843#ltZm3MqGbJEUwT3B.99
  • Ohio race horse named ‘Weeper of the House’ after John Boehner

    12/08/2014 6:15:55 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | December 8, 2014 | Morgan Chalfant
    Voters who bet on Republicans in the midterm election now have another GOP favorite on whom to place their money. A race horse owner in the Ohio district that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) represents has honored the longtime congressman by naming one of his new horses “Weeper of the House,” as reports the Daily Advocate.
  • Fresno zoo’s tiger cubs — now 11 months old — driving mother Mek up the wall

    12/08/2014 8:11:57 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 12-8-14 | Ron Orazco
    Like most moms, Mek needs a break. The mother of the four fast-growing Malayan tiger cubs at Fresno Chaffee Zoo has frayed nerves and needs some space. “You can tell Mek has had it,” says Lyn Myers, assistant curator for mammals at the zoo. “It’s like the end of summer, when kids have been home all the time, and mom wants school to come. They’re ready for them to go.” Born Jan. 5 at the zoo, the cubs are now 11 months old. They are in good health and are receiving training from zoo officials to become more independent. They...
  • Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Cat

    12/08/2014 12:07:41 PM PST · by shove_it · 84 replies
    TheAtlantic ^ | 13 Nov 2014 | GWYNN GUILFORD
    Unlike dogs, cats are at best semi-domesticated—and we love them for that. Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.” It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary reason for this tense relationship. That is, cats are in many ways still wild. “Cats, unlike dogs, are really only semi-domesticated,” says Wes Warren, professor of genetics Washington University and co-author of the first complete mapping (paywall) of the house cat genome—specifically, that...
  • Eaten Alive Viewers Outraged Man Wasn’t Actually Eaten Alive

    12/08/2014 7:04:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Time ^ | December 8, 2014 | James Hibberd
    Apparently the only thing worse than promising a man will be eaten alive by an anaconda is for a man to not be eaten alive by an anaconda. Many viewers felt Discovery had pledged adventurer Paul Rosolie would be utterly consumed by an anaconda on his special Sunday night. After all, the show was called Eaten Alive and its official programming guide description told viewers that a man “enters the belly of an anaconda.”
  • This Cat Accidentally Turned Himself Turquoise And It’s Actually Really Pretty [pix, video]

    12/07/2014 10:17:13 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 12/5/14 | Chelsea Marshall
    So, there has been a green cat walking around the streets of Varna, Bulgaria, this week. View this image › Rex/REX USA 2. Many believed that it must’ve been the work of some awful vandals and started a Facebook page to find them… View this image › Rex/REX USA 3. However, it was thought the cat might have turned himself green when he slept in some leftover synthetic green paint and licked himself. View this image › Rex/REX USA 4. People have been trying to catch this handsome fellow so they can clean him off but so far have been...
  • Over 20 cuteness overload gifs via Imgur

    12/07/2014 11:50:45 AM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    IMGUR ^ | October 2014 | SuperiorSwede
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  • New Kitty Alert!

    12/06/2014 10:53:26 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 121 replies
    12/6/14
    FR's own Monkey Face has just welcomed a new feline family member. Congratulations on your new furbaby Sparkle!
  • Lil BUB's Fish and Yogurt Thanksgiving!

    12/06/2014 4:10:05 AM PST · by mkleesma · 9 replies
    Lilbub.com ^ | November 27, 2014 | Lil Bub
    Everybody LOVES Lil' Bub!
  • Texas Game Warden Frees Two Big Bucks Who Found Themselves in a Very Odd Situation

    12/06/2014 3:57:31 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    patriotoutdoornews.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | patriotoutdoornews.com
    It’s not unheard of for two bucks to be seen with their antlers locked together after a battle. Tales have even been told of hunters rescuing a live deer locked with a dead one. But what is a little more odd is when two deer get locked not by their antlers, but by something else. In the case of the video below, that “something else” was a nylon rope, and the two deer needed the help of a Texas game warden.
  • Oldest Janus cat in the world, ‘Frank and Louie,’ dies at 15

    12/05/2014 11:48:30 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Nicole Hensley
    The world’s oldest and beloved two-faced cat of Massachusetts has been euthanized. The 15-year-old feline known as “Frank and Louie” fell drastically ill over the Thanksgiving holiday in Worcester, likely from a “really bad cancer,” its owner, Martha (Marty) Stevens, told the Telegram newspaper.
  • Decorating a Christmas tree with cats around!

    12/05/2014 6:14:09 PM PST · by Justice · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/4/2014 | Cole and Marmalade
    Click Here for video Cats VS Christmas Trees ... the battle continues! Even though I knew we couldn't leave the Christmas tree up this year because it would be dangerous and Marmalade would more than likely eat something he shouldn't… Marmalade is currently going through chemotherapy and fighting cancer so I decided to put it up anyway so he could have some fun! As you can see from the look of joy and mischief on his face it was well worth the effort :)
  • Mother lies to protect pit bull who bit her 2-year-old daughter

    12/05/2014 3:13:44 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    wgn tv ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2014
    two-year-old Gabrielle Looney was bitten on the face by her mother’s boyfriend’s pit bull. The couple took the injured little girl to the hospital, where her mother did the unthinkable. She lied to doctors and police about what happened to protect the dog. “She tried to say that this injury to her child occurred from a stray,” Des Moines Police Sergeant Jim Butler to WHO-TV. “And that’s not something that sits too well for me. First and foremost we all love our pets but we have to take care of our children first before the family pet.” The dog, a...
  • US chimpanzee Tommy 'has no human rights' - court

    12/05/2014 1:38:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    bbc ^ | 4 December 2014 Last updated at 16:50 ET
    The appeals court in New York state said caged chimpanzee Tommy could not be recognised as a "legal person" as it "cannot bear any legal duties". The Nonhuman Rights Project had argued that chimps who had such similar characteristics to the humans deserved basic rights, including freedom.
  • Golfer killed by 3.9-metre crocodile in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

    12/05/2014 5:22:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    National Post ^ | December 4, 2014
    the crocodile attacked van der Sandt while he was standing at waist height in the water and reaching below the surface to feel for golf balls on the bottom of the dam at about 10 p.m.. ... About 280 people have been attacked worldwide by crocodiles this year
  • This veteran's dog helps him cope with PTSD. (video)

    12/04/2014 3:43:05 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 12-4-2014 | The Battle Buddy Foundation
    Service dogs are trained to do specific tasks. They help vets do things that they cannot due to a disability. They can be trained to help someone who has seizures by moving things out of the way or barking to warn their handler of an oncoming seizure. It is interesting to note that providing emotional support, protecting a handler, or being a companion does not qualify a dog to be a service animal. To qualify, they have to do things that are different from natural dog behavior.
  • Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

    12/03/2014 8:08:55 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 31 replies
    yahoo news ^ | DECEMBER 3 2014 | SUE MANNING
    OS ANGELES (AP) — Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by watch the wild ride with envy. That is until the slobber starts. These passengers are pooches — mastiffs, Labradors and Chihuahuas often clad in goggles and tiny leather jackets that fly along in blimp-shaped buckets attached to the side of motorcycles. They are set apart from other pets by speed instead of breed.
  • Video Shows San Francisco Restaurant Worker Tenderizing Meat On Sidewalk [Chinese]

    12/02/2014 10:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | December 1, 2014 11:01 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A viral video shot outside a San Francisco restaurant may have people thinking twice about eating out. The video shot outside Lucky River, a Chinese restaurant in the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood appears to show a worker slamming slabs of frozen meat on the sidewalk. KPIX showed the video to residents near the restaurant. “That’s horrible,” said Steve Vender. “The sidewalks have never been cleaned,” said London Lacey. As to why anyone would be pounding the sidewalk with frozen slabs of meat, an inspector from the San Francisco Health Department paid a visit to Lucky River...
  • Need advise in selecting new Dog.

    12/02/2014 9:27:12 AM PST · by TNoldman · 142 replies
    12/2/2014 | TNoldman
    My wife and I have had Goldens Retreivers for the last 20 years. We are in our late 70's and recently had to euthanize our 11yo Lady Golden. We still have a 12 yo male Golden and two adopted older cats. All of our pets are rescued or adopted. We live in Indiana and RV travel about 4 months of the year. We are looking to downsize our Pet Family in physical size not quantity. What can our FReeper Friends suggest for our next small sized Dog (10 lbs or so).
  • Anaconda man speaks: Why I wanted to be eaten alive

    12/01/2014 10:24:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 1, 2014 | Andrea Morabito
    In his nearly 10 years studying anacondas in the Amazon, researcher and conservationist Paul Rosolie, 27, has faced his share of danger. The giant reptile is known to grow to up to 30 feet in length — and strikes its prey using its teeth and powerful jaws before crushing it with its massive body. Rosolie has been bitten by one of the snakes and seized by one in a chokehold — suffering a broken rib and a nearly popped collarbone before five people were able to pry it off him. But none of that compares to what he endured in...
  • WATCH: 5-year-old explains how cow got inside house

    12/01/2014 8:10:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Billie jo decker
    5yr old lets pet cow on house..without mom knowing
  • Dog Saves Atlanta Family from Road-Rage Gunfire

    11/30/2014 9:55:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/30/14 | Michael Pearson
    (CNN) -- Witnesses are crediting a family's German shepherd with shielding its owners from gunfire in an Atlanta road-rage incident (video also)
  • Rowdy, smelly pig kicked off plane [Emotional Support Animal]

    11/30/2014 7:28:13 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 57 replies
    Odd_News/ ^ | Nov. 29, 2014 | Amy R. Connolly
    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., - A woman and her pot-bellied pig were booted off a Washington, D.C.-bound plane after passengers complained the pig was disruptive and stinky. The pig, thought to be about 70 pounds, had been brought aboard the US Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut as an emotional-support animal. Crew members determined the animal was too disruptive and asked the woman to leave with the pig before the flight departed. Some people aboard the plane thought the woman was carrying a large duffle bag over her shoulder. "But it turns out it wasn't a duffel bag. We...
  • Vintage PHOTO: Circa 1952 - "Koko" The Poodle Takes A Cigarette Break

    11/29/2014 8:47:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    New York Journal-American: Photographic Morgue ^ | January 17, 1952 | PHOTOGRAPHER - Garber, Maurey
    Taking a break from soliciting support for the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation, "Koko" the poodle pauses for a cigarette.
  • Oregon Police Dog ‘Cash’ Fired for Poor Performance ... Fear of Heights and Unfitness for Duty Cited

    11/29/2014 6:37:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 28, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Oregon police dog ‘Cash’ fired for poor performance A Belgian Malinois trained to be the ninth member of a Cannon Beach, Oregon, police force has been given the boot, evidently unfit for the field of law enforcement. Two-year-old “Cash” was dismissed before he even got to see action, The Associated Press reported. Among his many faults: He was afraid of heights. He had barking difficulties. And he startled at the slightest of noises, AP reported. On top of that, he couldn’t perform one of his key roles — jumping into high spots, like counters, to sniff out drugs. Instead, he’d...
  • (The Man Bites Dog Corollary) The Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans

    11/29/2014 12:54:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Vocativ.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Luke Malone
    Meet Adam, the Dog Who Is Allergic to Humans • The adorable black Labrador confounded Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis when he showed up with a mysterious inflammatory skin condition When Adam, a frail black Labrador, first arrived at Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, he was a mess. His fur was coming out in clumps, revealing dry, cracked skin underneath, and the dog’s pained gnawing only exacerbated his condition. Robin Herman and the staff at the center tried their best to ease his mystery inflammatory disease by starting a regimen of steroids, medical baths and premium food. And...