by Chance Googling | on December 4th, 2009 | in Who's Cutest?
Baby, a five-year-old great dane from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the Humane Society’s second-annual Dog of Valor. When Baby’s owner Elwood Cardon, 82, drove off the road, Baby kept him warm and then went for help. Dood dog, baby!
by Chance Googling | on November 13th, 2009 | in Books, Media, Web Sites
by Chance Googling | on November 4th, 2009 | in Swag the Dog, Things Dogs Wear
In case you’re wondering whether dog fashion has gone over the top: Yes, dog fashion has gone over the top. Here are a few of the prime innovators (or offenders) of late:
Add any others as comments. . .
by Chance Googling | on November 3rd, 2009 | in Media, Web Sites
Reporters never get tired of this storyline and people never tire of arguing over it. Are pit bulls the problem or are their owners? Animal Planet launches a new series called Pit Bulls & Parolees. Newsweek reports.
by Chance Googling | on October 7th, 2009 | in Media, Time Wasters
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Bo Obama left the Pres a little present in the aisle on Air Force One. Enjoy.
by Chance Googling | on September 1st, 2009 | in Time Wasters
Her name was Chanel. She was 21, or 147 in dog years. AP story, here.
by Chance Googling | on August 24th, 2009 | in Media, Tidbits
A new study out from MIT suggests that brain cells can only learn from success and not failure. This might help to explain why dogs are capable of learning complex problem-solving from positive reinforcement drills, but not through avoidance.
by Chance Googling | on July 7th, 2009 | in Time Wasters
Found this on New Scientist, this morning. Dogs apparently sniff each other to see who’s been eating lately and then figure out where the food is based on where that dog has just been. Pretty clever.
by Chance Googling | on July 1st, 2009 | in Tidbits
Type 1 diabetics live with the knowledge that some night in the future they could drop into a diabetic coma, no one would know, and they could die alone in their sleep. Can a dog prevent this from happening? Can a dog warn a diabetic when his or her blood sugar is dropping into the danger zone or going too high? The simple answer is yes.
by Chance Googling | on June 22nd, 2009 | in Time Wasters
by Chance Googling | on June 12th, 2009 | in Time Wasters
In which Will Farrell delivers the classic send-up of puppy training videos.
by Chance Googling | on May 29th, 2009 | in Who's Cutest?
This is Forrest, my 9 mo. old black lab! Forrest is a Leo; he’s single and he loves the ladies and anything that he can find on the ground, though he is especially fond of pinecones and twigs. He’s my hiking companion, trail running companion, and has become quite good at boulder hopping and swimming. He is fearless and full of personality! Forrest has the sweetest, happiest go lucky demeanor, but has shown he is ready to step up & protect his mommy, if needed. Gotta protect his meal ticket, I guess.
I included 3 pics, because I couldn’s send 300. The river pics are of his first swim an Fontana Lake in NC, and the other pic is of him loving on the twigs – what a face! Cute, no?
Peace & Love, Charly
by Chance Googling | on May 22nd, 2009 | in Who's Cutest?
Cade (pronounced Kay-duh), is a 5-year-old mutt that my husband and I adopted from the Humane Society when she was six months old. She’s a Lab/Pit mix, and she loves three things in this world: the beach, tennis balls, and squirrels. So taking her to the Oregon coast to play tennis ball on the beach, off leash, is up there with sleeping under the covers in our bed—or eating peanut butter by the spoonful.
This photo was taken at the end of a long tennis ball fetching session, when she had actually worn herself out. This rarely happens.
Love the blog, Outside! Thanks for doing it!
More ridiculously cute dog photos you sent us this week. . .
by Chance Googling | on May 20th, 2009 | in Time Wasters
Yep, the former Atlanta Falcons QB and dog-fighting ringleader left prison today. Here’s the slideshow the Times ran last year on Best Friends Animal Society, the Kanab, Utah, kennel that took 22 of Vick’s dogs in for rehabilitation.
by Chance Googling | on May 15th, 2009 | in Who's Cutest?
Maggie lives in Portland, Oregon. Think your dog is cuter? Send us your photos: firstname.lastname@example.org subject dogs.
by Chance Googling | on May 4th, 2009 | in Media, Web Sites
From McSweeny’s: Link Here
“Am I supposed to be a rescue dog or not? I thought you could at least attach martini shakers to my collar and turn me loose near the pool. But it turns out there really are no emergencies here.”