Keep your dog cool, calm, collected this Fourth of July

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Keep your dog cool, calm, collected this Fourth of JulyAs you’re loading up the cooler, lighting up the grill and getting ready for Fourth of July fireworks this weekend, make sure to take man’s best friend into
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Why you should NEVER leave your computer unlocked!

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‘Dog racism’ decried in New York apartment block

A luxury New York apartment complex has instituted a regime of doggy-discrimination, demanding DNA tests to prove that each dog is of an accepted breed.

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The new policy is aimed at purging the building of any pedigrees the co-op board of the Upper West Side apartment tower deems troublesome.

Dog owners are required to have their vet sign off on the pedigree of their canine. If the pet is a mix, the vet must detail the percentage of each breed, and if the breed is unknown then the dog must take a DNA test.

This strict genetic documentation is designed to keep residents from skirting around a long list of dogs it bans due to “documented information regarding their tendency towards aggressiveness”.

This list of 27 includes tiny dog breeds like the Pomeranian and Maltese. It also includes German sheperds, pit bulls, basset hounds, and shih tzu.

“It’s like dog racism,” one resident told DNAinfo. “It’s beyond offensive, it’s intrusive.”

A group of dog owners were considering a formal protest.

The policy bans any dog with more than 50 per cent of a banned breed in their genetic makeup.

The 484-unit tower has banned the breeds since 2011 but the genetic proof requirement was introduced last month.

 

source:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/69491129/dog-racism-decried-in-new-york-apartment-block

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Puppies and Babies Playing Together –Cute, Cute, Cute!

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Funny Dogs On Water Slides

Funny Dogs On Water SlidesFunny Dogs On Water Slides. It is summer. . .and time for fun on all kinds of water slides.  Click to see video. . .
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50 Kittens and Dogs in Need of Naps

How sweet are these guys!?

 

Thank you Terry W. for sending this along. . . .

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The Elephant Whisperer Dies. The Elephant’s Journey to Pay Respect, But How Did They Know?

Proverbs 30: 24 – God made the animals “instinctively wise.”

 

 

 

The Elephants  Knew

And  some will say there is no God, try and tell that to the elephants.  . . .

THE ELEPHANT’S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT,
BUT HOW DID  THEY KNOW?

Lawrence Anthony,
a legend in South Africa  and author of 3 books including the bestseller,
The Elephant  Whisperer.
He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated  elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the  courageous rescue of Baghdad Zooanimals during US invasion in  2003.

On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and numerous elephants.
Two days after his passing, the  wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large  matriarchs.
Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say  goodbye to their beloved ‘man-friend’.
A total of 31  elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South  African House.

Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe  not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing  that these elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also  because of
the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals  evoked in such an organized way:
Walking slowly, for days,
making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their  habitat to his house.  Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was  especially touched,
knowing that the elephants had not been to  his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!
But yet  they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously wanted to  pay their deep respects, honouring their friend who’d saved their  lives – so much respect that
they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything.
Then one morning, they left, making  their long journey back home.

SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE IS  GREATER AND DEEPER THAN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.
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Traveling with your dog will cost you – sometimes hundreds

Traveling with your dog will cost you – sometimes hundreds

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She’s been traveling with dogs for decades and said hotels that simply tolerate animals don’t offer services such as bowls and beds, so dogs might be
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Ten Dog Breeds that Love to Show Affection

We’ve all heard that owning a dog is good for you.  According to the website Psychology Today, dogs are known to increase your quality of life as well as your longevity.  Pet owners typicially have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol that non-pet-owners!  If you don’t already own a dog, here are some breeds to check out if you love dog snuggles and cuddles.

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The Top Ten Most Affectionate Dog Breeds according to the website, theilovedogsite.com

1.  Labrador Retriever

2.  Golden Retriever

3.  Bedlington Terrier

4.  Italian Greyhound

5.  Bearded Collie

6.  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

7.  Bichon Frise

8.  American Staffordshire Terrier

9.  Great Dane

10  Brussels Griffon

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Best Selling Pet Books from the New York Times

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Do you love books about Pets?  Here are the latest Best-Selling Pet Books.

Plus, they make GREAT gifts for that pet lover in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the best-selling pet books from the New York Times:

1.  How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

2.  The Grumpy Guide to Life

3.  I Could Pee on This

4.  Good Dog

5.  A Street Cat Named Bob

6. Grumpy Cat

7.  Underwater Puppies

8.  Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me

9.  Top Dog

10.  A Dog Names Leaf

 

Source:  Pet Product News February 2015

 

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