Archive for the ‘dogs’ Category

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears

September 17, 2018

“Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears,” not an Aesop fable. More here.

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Making the Perfect Dog Toy Is No Walk In the Park

August 1, 2018

Bark & Co. works with BarkBox customer research, a former LEGO designer, and stand-up comedians in its quest to make the best chew toy for every dog. Fetch more here.

A Quartz video.

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The Big Game

February 7, 2016

The Big Game

Sunday, February 7, 2016: Time for the Big Game. That’s right, Puppy Bowl XII is on Animal Planet starting at 3PM Eastern Time. The cute canine competitors are recruited from shelters, there’s a kitty halftime show, silkie chicken and hedgehog cheerleaders, and a new assistant referee, Stanley the Skunk. Before game time you can play the furry fantasy game, try the Virtual Reality feature, or adopt a “wide-retriever” puppy of your own.

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White Snow

January 24, 2016

“White Snow,” by CHPLN (Dali Bor and Pippo Vari).

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Patty Hearst’s Dog Wins at Westminster

February 18, 2015

Patty Hearst's Dog Wins at Westminster

A dog co-owned by media heiress and former kidnap-victim-revolutionary-bank-robber-convicted-felon-movie-actress Patricia Hearst, now known as Patricia Hearst-Shaw, competed at the prestigious 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The purebred pooch, a Symbionese tiny Shih Tzu named Tania Rocket (formally GCH Hallmark Jolei Rocket Power), won Best of Group in the Toy Category.  The hairy little rag-mop went on and competed for Best in Show, but lost to a beagle named Miss P.

Still, a good showing by Patty Hearst’s little Rocket. Westminster is the Super Bowl of dog shows.

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The Big Game

February 1, 2015

The Big Game

Sunday, February 1, 2015: Time for the Big Game. That’s right, Puppy Bowl XI is on Animal Planet. The cute canine competitors come from shelters, the cheerleaders are kitty cats and dwarf goats, and the halftime show features Kitty Furry. The puppies recently predicted another sporting event, the one out in Arizona today.

More:

“A complete guide to Puppy Bowl XI,” Marissa Payne, Washington Post

Note to cat people: Kitten Bowl II is on the Hallmark Channel at 12 Noon ET

More:

“Kitten Bowl 2015 lineup, start time, live stream and TV schedule,” Adam Stites, SB Nation

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The Big Game

February 2, 2014

The Big Game

Sunday, February 2, 2014: Time for the Big Game. That’s right, Puppy Bowl X is on Animal Planet at the same time as Fox shows some kind of New Jersey sports spectacle.The cute canine competitors come from shelters, and always get adopted before the Puppy Bowl airs, but this year viewers can participate by picking Puppy Bowl Fantasy Teams.

So, if all dogs go to heaven, does God pick the winner of the Puppy Bowl? Maybe you should pray for your puppy team, just to be on the safe side.

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Animal Welfare in North Korea

January 3, 2014

Animal Welfare in North Korea

Folks in North Korea might be feeling a bit peckish these days, but they sure do treat their puppies well. Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is reported to have killed his uncle and fed his body to 120 hungry dogs.

Or maybe not ….

Update:

“North Korean execution by dog story likely came from satire,” James Pearson, Reuters

 “Story about Kim Jong-un’s uncle being fed to dogs originated with satirist,” Jonathan Kaiman, The Guardian

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Howl-O-Ween 2013

October 28, 2013

Howl-O-Ween 2013

The annual Howl-O-Ween canine costume contest haunted Capitol Hill’s Lincoln Park on Saturday. See a shaggy sample of animal attendees here.

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Deck the Halls with Bo Obama

December 2, 2012

Related:

Inside the White House Holidays

“How Often Should I Water My Christmas Tree?” MarthaStewart.com

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