2009-05-10 05:20 am
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Puppy learns his ABCs

Crazy puppy )

And also be on the road in a about 45 minutes. Sleep in my own bed tonight, YAY!
2009-05-06 06:31 am
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Good doggie!

From KNBC Los Angeles

Dog Tosses Self Between Attacking Mountain Lion and Master

By OLSEN EBRIGHT and JACK NOYES

Updated 9:12 PM PDT, Tue, May 5, 2009
Related Topics: Jim Amormino | Big Cats | Mammals | Nature and the Environment | Wildlife


The 5-year-old shepherd mix named Hoagie underwent a four-hour operation and was expected to survive.


A mountain lion Tuesday mauled a dog fending off an attack on his owner, who was walking with his wife on a trail near the Blue Jay campground in the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said.

A dog is mauled. Despite the attack, the dog is expected to survive after defending its owner from a mountain lion.

A later search for the animal by California Fish and Game wardens and others came up empty, said Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The black shepherd-mix dog, named Hoagy, was severely injured, but was expected to recover following four hours of surgery at a Riverside County veterinary hospital, Amormino said.

Authorities looked for the cougar, estimated at about 100 pounds, to destroy it because it showed no fear and was trying to attack the man, Amormino said.

"Public safety comes first," Amormino said.

The campground was closed after the attack that took place near the Falcon Crest gate. It was not immediately clear if the search would resume Wednesday and whether the campground would remain closed, Amormino said.

Dog owner William Morse told ABC7 that he, his wife and dog were out for a walk when "out of nowhere a mountain lion just charged us, attacked us, and my dog saved our life, saved me and my wife's life."

Morse and his wife rushed the injured dog to fire station at El Cariso, and from there to the veterinary hospital.

"He just got out of surgery," Morse said. "We got to see him briefly, and he looks like he's going to be OK at this time."

Asked to describe the attack, Morse said the lion "was off to the side."

"I saw him coming in at an angle," Morse said. "He ducked around a restroom. I notice my dog noticed him. At that time he made a charge towards me and my dog met him right there in the middle and saved my life."

The attack was "probably about seven-eight seconds long and it was just a brutal, just a brutal attack," Morse said.

"I'm pretty shooken up still," Morse said. "My dog, Hoagy, is pretty traumatized at this time. And I just don't think I'll ever go back up there to visit the area again, at this time."

Morse said he had visited the area for about 21 years "and I've never ever been attacked."

Morse said he got his dog from an abused animal shelter.

"He's about five years old and just man's best friend," Morse said. "You couldn't ask for a better dog at this time."

While at the animal hospital, Morse said, he got a call from animal advocacy group that will help pay the bill.

"There's going to be a lot of aftercare," he said. "I'm just traumatized. I didn't think he was going to make it. And like I said, I don't think I'll ever re-visit that area again. I'm waiting for the Department of
Fish and Game to meet me and go through the area and they're going to do a little more investigation."

Amormino said that Morse's wife was about 150 yards behind her husband when the mountain lion attacked.
2009-04-18 11:00 am
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Brave puppy

Dog honoured for tackling burglar

A Labrador who fought to protect its owners from a knife-wielding burglar, has been honoured for his bravery.

Toby was stabbed four times in the chest and legs by the intruder but still managed to chase him out.

The Morton family, from Barnoldswick in Lancashire, had been staying at Leconfield Barracks in East Yorkshire.

They awoke to find their pet in a pool of blood. But the eight-month-old survived and has been awarded by the animal charity, PDSA.

The armed burglar, who attacked Toby with three knives taken from the kitchen, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years for the offence.

Toby suffered a punctured lung in the attack, in June 2007, as he fought to stop the offender going upstairs to the sleeping family.

After succeeding in chasing the offender out of the building Toby then woke his owner, Jonathan Morton, by barking.

“ Had it not been for Toby's determined barking and lunging at the intruder, Mr Morton would not have been aware of the threat to his family. ”
Chris Heaps, PDSA deputy chairman


Mr Morton and his wife Samantha praised their pet's actions.

He said: "Toby is our hero. I dread to think what could have happened if he had not intervened that night."

The Labrador has been presented with the PDSA Certificate for Animal Bravery by the charity's senior deputy chairman Chris Heaps.

He said: "Had it not been for Toby's determined barking and lunging at the intruder, Mr Morton would not have been aware of the threat to his family.

"Toby is indeed a worthy recipient of the PDSA Certificate for Animal Bravery."
2009-04-05 07:28 pm
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Sounds like most dogs

Bruce ([livejournal.com profile] bruceb) showed me this a little while ago...

http://littera-abactor.livejournal.com/7748.html

Sounds like our dog Pixar who has a black hole for a stomach.
2009-03-25 08:30 pm
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Happy Pixar Day

One years ago we got the puppy formerly know as Shorty. Pixar Pugador Pumpkin Puppy has become a beloved member of the clan. And I am glad she picked us out.
2008-10-05 09:53 pm
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2008-09-05 04:14 pm
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Golf Balls & one million....

The dog in the picture dont look five years old though.

Balls found inside 'rattling' dog

A dog had to have 13 golf balls removed from its stomach after eating them on walks around a Fife course.

Owner Chris Morrison had been taking five-year-old black labrador Oscar round the Pitreavie golf course in Dunfermline for several months.

He took Oscar to the vet after noticing a rattling sound coming from his pet's stomach.

They then discovered that 13 balls - each weighing 45 grams - were lodged in his stomach.

Mr Morrison, a planning administrator, said one of the balls had been in his stomach so long that it had turned black and was decomposing.

He said: "He finds golf balls like truffles. We're not sure how long exactly this happened over, but it must have been a fair period - several months at least.

"I felt his stomach and heard them rattling around.

"He normally brings a few home, but I had no idea he had eaten so many.


He is a black lab so he is a fair size, but to swallow 13 is quite amazing
Chris Morrison

"The vet hadn't seen anything like it, it was bizarre.

"He is a black lab so he is a fair size, but to swallow 13 is quite amazing."

The balls were removed two weeks ago in a successful hour-long operation.

Bag full

Oscar is now on the road to making a full recovery on a special post-operation diet of watered-down food.

He also has to wear a muzzle while out and about.

Mr Morrison added: "He does get a bit frustrated now and again."

Bob Hesketh, 40, principal vet at Vetrica in Rosyth, said he had never seen anything like it.

He said: "It was like a magic trick. I opened him up and felt what I thought was two or three golf balls.

"But they just kept coming until we had a bag full.

"I think they must have been in there for several months, one was all black and the shell was swollen."


I cant imagine a vehicle lasting one million miles.

UPS driver surpasses 1 million miles in his truck

Thu Sep 4, 9:05 PM ET

PALESTINE, Texas - A routine package delivery turned into a milestone for a UPS driver in East Texas. Brent Boyd, 51, on Thursday surpassed one million miles on his UPS delivery truck, the same vehicle he's driven for 22 years with the company.

The odometer on Boyd's 1987 GMC truck rolled over to all zeros as he began his delivery route near Palestine. He said he's never had an accident with his company vehicle.

Boyd told The Associated Press that his truck's gone through at least three engines and been repainted several times.

But he's resisted offers for a new van. Boyd says the truck is "like home" and feels like "sitting in the recliner in your house."

Palestine is 105 miles southwest of Dallas.
2008-08-11 08:58 pm
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Awww

Saw this today and had to share.

2008-04-19 09:11 am
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Just stuff

Pixar is doing pretty well. Still not a 100% housebroken, but she will go sit by the back door when she wants to go out most times. Her and Warner play a little now. I think Warner has forgotten that Pixar hasnt always been here.

This afternoon we are going to see Avenue Q at the Wharton Center. Ann is wearing her t-shirt "The Internet is for Porn". I just wish they sold Bad Idea Bears.
2008-04-03 07:51 pm
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What is it Girl?

Pixar is still learning her way in the world and barking at some strange things. Like her reflection in the oven door.

The other thing she barks at is the ringtone I have for Ann on my cell phone. Its the "Imperial March" from the Empire Strikes back. She must be a rebel.

What is it, Lassie? Many Bothans died to bring us this information!

(Thanks for the last line, Bruce)
2008-03-30 10:31 am
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Pixar and Warner

Had Steph, Chuck, Eric, Gordy over last night.

Steph brought here camera and got some pics of the puppy. Who starts obedience classes next week.

puppy pics behind cut )

Warner still isnt loving having the puppy here but they have played a few ties. Sorry no action shots, but Pixar has three speeds. Fast, Asleep, and Vibrate. She crashes pretty hard after about 9 PM. And she was very friendly with everyone that came over.
2008-03-27 08:13 pm
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Pixar Update!

Housebreaking is going well enough. And Pixar is settling in fairly well. And I am pleased with her progress housebreaking. Her and Warner arent buds yet, but they did play a little today.
2008-03-25 07:12 pm
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We have puppy!!

Pixar is home with her new family the Braidwoods. Hopefully we will have pitcures this weekend when Steph comes over so we can prevail upon her for pictures.
2008-03-22 06:14 pm
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Get Shorty

We are getting a new addition to the household. A 6 month old lab mix from the Humane Society named Shorty.
Photobucket

She isnt entirely housebroken yet, but seems to like people and is learning to sit and lie down. She and Warner met today and didnt become best buds, but there was no snarling or fighting so I think she will be a happy addition to the pack.

She really doesnt know her name so we are going to call her Gosalyn, Willow, or Pixar.
What y'all think?
2007-05-15 07:56 am
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Brave doggie

Dog gets medal for saving kids

Tue May 8, 2:53 AM ET

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier George is being honoured with a posthumous bravery medal for saving five New Zealand children from an attack by two pitbulls.

The medal from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) comes after US Vietnam veteran Jerrell Hudman said he was sending his Purple Heart medal to George's owner after hearing of the dog's bravery.

George, who had a heart problem, won fame after defending five children from the pitbulls in the small North Island town of Manaia a week and a half ago. The two pitbulls rushed at the five children on the street, prompting George to charge the much larger dogs as the children escaped.

The Jack Russell was badly mauled by the two pitbulls and later had to be put down because of his extensive injuries. The two pitbulls were also put down.

The SPCA medal is usually awarded to people for their bravery in defending animals.

"George was a very brave little dog who almost certainly prevented severe injury, if not death, to at least one of the children," SPCA chief executive Robyn Kippenberger said.

"It's truly tragic that he paid with his own life for his instinctive act of courage."

Hudman, 58, of Austin, Texas was a US Marine for 30 years and said he decided to send his Purple Heart to George's owner Alan Gay after reading the news on the Internet because the dog was "a little warrior".

The Purple Heart is awarded to those killed or injured fighting for the US military.
2007-03-29 02:54 pm
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That dog must watched the Red Cross training video...

This dog better get some really good food for a while. Pups reading this blog take note.


Super-dog! )
2007-03-17 01:48 pm
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What a sick SOB

When I saw this in the paper I couldnt believe it, who the hell would do this? The reward is up to 10K now.

Teen's hunt for lost dog has nightmare end )
2007-02-19 11:24 pm
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Rescuer credits dog with saving climbers

I havent posted a dog story in a while, so here it is. I like this part of the story best:

"The dog probably saved their lives" by lying across them during the cold night, said Erik Brom, a member of the Portland Mountain Rescue team. He described the wind in the canyon as "hellacious."

I just want to know what the dogs name is.

rest behind the cut )
2006-07-17 09:13 pm
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Paws For Reading

Now this is neat. Anything that might help kids read more is a good idea in my book.

more dog stuff )
2006-07-15 10:13 pm
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dogster and catster

Social networking for our pets?

Cats & Dogs living together.... )