Tag: dogs

4-Year-Old Girl, Lost in the Woods for 48 Hours, Is Found Unharmed

Evelyn Sides, better known as Vadie, and her dog Lucy were playing in the backyard of a family friend’s house on Wednesday when they suddenly wandered off into the deep Alabama woods. When the friend who had been watching 4-year-old Vadie realized she was missing, she called 911. Within hours, a search was organized that […]

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A School Is Training Its New Team Mascot. It’s a Puppy.

INDIANAPOLIS — The star-in-waiting could not exactly hustle to class at the strip mall. “Is he asleep?” Evan Krauss, a mascot handler, asked his wife just before he answered his own question. “Of course he is.” And so someone carried Butler’s next ambassador inside for his lessons under the bright lights of the Bark Tutor […]

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Marnie, Shih Tzu Who Charmed Instagram With Her Lolling Tongue, Dies at 18

Marnie, the Shih Tzu whose lolling tongue, amused expression and tilted gait made her a celebrity on Instagram, died on Thursday at her Los Angeles home. She was 18. “She passed very, very peacefully,” said Shirley Braha, who adopted Marnie from a Connecticut shelter in 2012. “She passed away of old age is the simplest […]

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Coronavirus and Your Dog: No Need to Panic Yet

Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday updated their reports on the lone dog that appears to have a low-grade infection from coronavirus, saying it’s likely a case of a human transmitting it to the dog. A spokesman for the government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the dog, which has been tested several times, is still […]

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Sneezing Dogs, Dancing Bees: How Animals Vote

Are humans the only animals that caucus? As the early 2020 presidential election season suggests, there are probably more natural and efficient ways to make a group choice. But we’re certainly not the only animals on Earth that vote. We’re not even the only primates that primary. Any animal living in a group needs to […]

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‘Call of the Wild’ Casts a Digital Star. Is He a Good Dog?

In the 1935 movie “The Call of the Wild,” the canine protagonist, Buck, was cast as a burly St. Bernard alongside a mustachioed Clark Gable. In 1972, he was played by a stoic German shepherd, and in 1997, by a hulking Leonberger. In 2020, Buck is played by a 51-year-old former Cirque du Soleil performer […]

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Denver Mayor Says Pit Bull Ban Will Stand

The mayor of Denver, voicing concern about the “very real risk” of injury to children, said Friday he would veto a measure passed by the City Council that would have repealed the city’s 30-year ban on pit bulls. The mayor, Michael B. Hancock, said he had received passionate comments from thousands of residents on both […]

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Golden Retriever Snubbed at Westminster Is Getting Lots of Hugs, Owner Says

Cheers from the audience at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show nearly lifted the roof at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night as Daniel, a 5-year-old golden retriever, circled the arena. After beating out 32 setters and spaniels in the sporting class, Daniel became one of the first golden retrievers to make it to […]

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At the Westminster Dog Show: Top Dogs, Top Docs

At least the athlete was able to walk into the medical tent on his own four legs. Earlier, when he had faced the broad jump during his Masters Obedience Championship trial at the Westminster Dog Show, Finn, a six-pound toy poodle, had tried to settle into his normal pre-takeoff sit position. But he wriggled uncomfortably, […]

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Abusing Pets and Drugs, One Vet Has Left Decades of Despair in His Wake

BEAVERTON, Ore. — After his dog Bleu sustained a leg injury over the summer, Andres Figueroa brought the 7-month-old dachshund in for a checkup at a sleek suburban clinic outside of Portland, Ore., that was decorated with cutouts of cheerful pets. But in the exam room, the veterinarian said, Bleu tried to nip at him. […]

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Derrick Nnadi Pays Adoption Fees For Over 100 Dogs To Celebrate Super Bowl Win

Photo: Elsa (Getty Images) On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs took home their first Super Bowl trophy in 50 years. Defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi decided to celebrate in an unconventional albeit very sweet way. According to CBS News, in addition to making confetti angels after their win, Nnadi paid off the adoption fees for every […]

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