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  7.    <updated>2018-01-21T06:26:49-08:00</updated>
  8.    <subtitle>Celebrating the remarkable, the ordinary and the very funny dogs who live among us</subtitle>
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  11.        <title>Is your blog banned in China?</title>
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  15.        <published>2018-01-21T06:26:49-08:00</published>
  16.        <updated>2018-01-21T06:36:46-08:00</updated>
  17.        <summary>As many of you know, China the country and I have had a stormy relationship through the years. Shortly after I first started this website, StatCounter told me I had regular readers in China. I was thrilled. Then a couple years later a large number of healthy dogs in this country were getting sick or dying from food that contained a substance called melamine. The FDA traced the melamine to products imported from China and...</summary>
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  19.            <name>Jan</name>
  20.        </author>
  21.        
  22.        <category term="banned blogs" />
  23.        <category term="censorship" />
  24.        <category term="China" />
  25.        <category term="Great wall" />
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  29. <p>As many of you know, China the country and I have had a stormy relationship through the years. Shortly after&#0160; I first started this website, StatCounter told me I had regular readers in China. I was thrilled.</p>
  30. <p>Then a couple years later a large number of healthy dogs in this country were getting sick or dying from food that contained a substance called melamine. The FDA traced the melamine to products imported from China and used as ingredients in dog food.</p>
  31. <p>About that time came the baby milk scandal. More than 6000 Chinese babies became ill and three died when a fifth of China&#39;s infant formula was contaminated with melamine.</p>
  32. <p>We all spread the word and condemned China the country.</p>
  33. <p>Then suddenly I no longer had Chinese readers.</p>
  34. <p>Internet rumors were that the powers-that-be in China were blocking certain websites.</p>
  35. <p>That’s when I found <a href="http://greatfirewallofchina.org/">http://greatfirewallofchina.org/</a>. It is a website that tests websites to see if China the government has banned them.</p>
  36. <p>I was banned.</p>
  37. <p>And so were Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Wikipedia and all the dog blogs and other blogs of my readers.</p>
  38. <p>This was the explanation:</p>
  39. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-family: &#39;trebuchet ms&#39;, geneva;">...<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;">The Great Firewall blocks foreign websites, apps, social media, VPNs, emails, instant messages and other online resources deemed inappropriate or offensive by authorities. This ranges from vulgar content such as depictions of violence and pornography to more politically-sensitive materials that promote democracy or depict the ruling Communist Party in a poor light. Western social media (Facebook, Twitter), user-generated content sites (Youtube), and tools (Gmail) are blocked almost wholesale unless they agree to comply with Chinese laws and regulations...</span></span></p>
  40. <p>There were so many banned western websites that the test site eventually went dark for a while.</p>
  41. <p>As the years went by I noticed a few Chinese readers again and found the test site operational. I had made it back to China even though I wasn’t complying &#0160;with Chinese laws and regulations.&#0160; In 2011 I thanked China the government for lifting the ban even if it was temporary.</p>
  42. <p>After my last two posts on China I got curious and went to the site. China the government still allows me in, but no Blogspot that I tested made it and I got error messages on all but two Wordpress blogs.</p>
  43. <p>Apparently they admit Typepad without question because<a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/a_slightly_r_rated_dog_bl/"> my evil twin Skippy’s totally tasteless blog</a> went to all 5 servers in mainland China. Go figure.</p>
  44. <p style="text-align: center;">Is your blog banned in China?</p>
  45. <p style="text-align: center;">Let us know--test it<a href="http://greatfirewallofchina.org/"> here </a></p></div>
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  51. <entry>
  52.        <title>Chinese woman fined for smuggling puppy in fake pregnant baby bump</title>
  53.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/chinese-woman-fined-for-smuggling-puppy-in-fake-pregnant-belly-bump.html" />
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  55.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e8c877970d</id>
  56.        <published>2018-01-19T06:28:47-08:00</published>
  57.        <updated>2018-01-16T17:36:32-08:00</updated>
  58.        <summary>Just when you think you&#39;ve heard it all-- A Chinese university student has been fined for trying to smuggle a puppy onto a flight by hiding it in a fake pregnant belly, according to the South China Morning Post, The woman, who was not named, was stopped by a security officer after passing through a scanner at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in the central China province of Hubei, Wuhan Evening News reported. The officer became...</summary>
  59.        <author>
  60.            <name>Jan</name>
  61.        </author>
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  63.        
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  65. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;"> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e8c86c970d-pi"><img alt="Smuggle" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e8c86c970d img-responsive" height="258" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e8c86c970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Smuggle" width="459" /></a><br /></span></p>
  66. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">Just when you think you&#39;ve heard it all--</span></p>
  67. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt .5in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">A Chinese university student has been fined for trying to smuggle a puppy onto a flight by hiding it in a fake pregnant belly, according to the <a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2128186/chinese-woman-fined-trying-smuggle-puppy-plane-fake-pregnant?utm_source=Yahoo&amp;utm_medium=partner&amp;utm_campaign=contentexchange">South China Morning Post,</a></span></p>
  68. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt .5in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">The woman, who was not named, was stopped by a security officer after passing through a scanner at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in the central China province of Hubei,&#0160;<em><span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Wuhan Evening News</span></em>&#0160;reported.</span></p>
  69. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" data-reactid="24" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt .5in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">The officer became suspicious as the woman was acting strangely and looked nervous. When the officer touched her “baby bump” it became clear it was not real and the game was up.</span></p>
  70. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">Airport police said they were notified that a “pregnant” woman had been detained on suspicion of carrying contraband.</span></p>
  71. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" data-reactid="27" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">The woman removed the silicone prosthetic taped to her midriff and confessed to the attempted deceit. Suddenly out popped a tiny white month-old puppy.</span></p>
  72. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" data-reactid="28" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt .5in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">The woman, who was trying to board a flight to her hometown in northwest China’s Gansu province, told police that she bought the fake belly online after reading an article about how it could be used to conceal her furry friend.</span></p>
  73. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" data-reactid="29" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt .5in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">The report did not say how much the woman was fined, or what happened to her and the puppy after she was apprehended.</span></p>
  74. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">Social media users were divided in their reactions to the story. Some condemned her but most were quite understanding and forgiving. Reflecting the Chinese love for dogs, one wrote:</span></p>
  75. <p class="canvas-atomcanvas-textmb10emmb0--smmt08em--sm" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt .5in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #26282a;">“This puppy is so lucky to have such an owner,” one person wrote. “What she did was much better than all those irresponsible dog owners out there.”</span></p></div>
  76. </content>
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  81. <entry>
  82.        <title>Pet market in China is now attracting global investors</title>
  83.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/pet-market-in-china-is-now-attracting-global-investors.html" />
  84.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/pet-market-in-china-is-now-attracting-global-investors.html" thr:count="8" thr:updated="2018-01-21T07:16:42-08:00" />
  85.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c93fc6a7970b</id>
  86.        <published>2018-01-17T06:41:50-08:00</published>
  87.        <updated>2018-01-17T06:41:50-08:00</updated>
  88.        <summary>Reuters photo A growing number of Chinese people are willing to spare no expense when it comes to indulging their dogs. Investors are rushing to provide not just food and toys but spa-like grooming salons, movie theatres just for dogs (above) and fancy dog hotels. Mao Zedong must be twirling in his grave. Under his communist leadership pets were banned for being too bourgeois. Dogs were considered suitable only as entrées. The pet dog population...</summary>
  89.        <author>
  90.            <name>Jan</name>
  91.        </author>
  92.        
  93.        <category term="dogs in China" />
  94.        
  95. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  96. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><strong> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2ca1a9b970c-pi"><img alt="China" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2ca1a9b970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2ca1a9b970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="China" /></a></strong><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><em>Reuters photo</em></span></p>
  97. <p><strong>A growing number of Chinese people</strong> are willing to spare no expense when it comes to indulging their dogs. Investors are rushing to provide not just food and toys but spa-like grooming salons, movie theatres just for dogs (above) and fancy dog hotels.&#0160;</p>
  98. <p>&#0160;</p>
  99. <p><strong>Mao Zedong must be twirling in his grave</strong>. Under his communist leadership pets were banned for being too bourgeois. Dogs were considered suitable only as entrées. The pet dog population was virtually wiped out during his regime.</p>
  100. <p>&#0160;</p>
  101. <p>&#0160;<strong>But there is a shift away from the bad old days</strong>. The population is older and more urban. The middle class is growing, there are more elderly and empty nesters, married people are delaying having children, the birth rate is down. People are not just owning dogs, dogs are part of the family. They are lavishing money on them as if they were children. Having been deprived of canine companions for so long they are more than making up for it now.</p>
  102. <p>&#0160;</p>
  103. <p>&#0160;<strong>In recent years the number of pet dogs</strong> in the country has skyrocketed with 62 million registered canine companions. The number of dog meat festivals has diminished drastically. The Chinese pet market is expected to grow by 20% a year over the next few years.&#0160; The U.S. market is larger but it is growing only 2% a year.</p>
  104. <p>&#0160;</p>
  105. <p>&#0160;<strong> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2ca4348970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Mastiff" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2ca4348970c img-responsive" height="123" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2ca4348970c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Mastiff" width="164" /></a>A few years ago a Mastiff was bought</strong> in China for the equivalent of $2 million USD, the highest price ever paid for a dog.</p>
  106. <p>We can be pretty sure that dog will never be neutered, dinner, or fed table scraps.</p>
  107. <p>&#0160;</p>
  108. <p>&#0160;</p></div>
  109. </content>
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  114. <entry>
  115.        <title>Can a dog protect artwork in a museum?</title>
  116.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/can-a-dog-protect-artwork-in-a-museum.html" />
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  118.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e7b89e970d</id>
  119.        <published>2018-01-15T06:35:14-08:00</published>
  120.        <updated>2018-01-14T15:54:40-08:00</updated>
  121.        <summary>Moths and other insects can do irreparable damage to priceless artwork. So the Boston Museum is conducting a pilot project to see if a dog’s nose can stop the damage before it starts. Riley, a 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy, appears to be the first to be trained specifically to detect insect pests that could damage artwork. Riley belongs to and will be trained by Nicki Luongo, the museum&#39;s director of protective services. The Weimaraner is easy...</summary>
  122.        <author>
  123.            <name>Jan</name>
  124.        </author>
  125.        
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  128. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e7b889970d-pi"><img alt="Riley" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e7b889970d img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e7b889970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Riley" /></a></p>
  129. <p>Moths and other insects can do irreparable damage to priceless artwork. So the Boston Museum is conducting a pilot project to see if a dog’s nose can stop the damage before it starts.</p>
  130. <p>Riley, a 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy, appears to be the first to be trained specifically to detect insect pests that could damage artwork.&#0160;Riley belongs to and will be trained by Nicki Luongo, the museum&#39;s director of protective services. The&#0160;Weimaraner is easy to train with a strong prey drive.</p>
  131. <p>No technology is as effective at detecting scents as the nose of dogs. And humans keep finding more and more ways to use this powerful tool. Dogs give every indication that they love the nosework and the rewards that go with it.</p>
  132. <p>Dogs have been trained to detect other insect pests, so it seems logical that they could be trained to detect the destructive insects that eat through textiles and wood in a museum.</p>
  133. <p>The museum quarantines new artwork before it’s placed in galleries. But with 1 million people passing through each year it’s easy to see how a hungry moth could ride in on the coat of a visitor.</p>
  134. <p>Riley will do all his work behind the scenes when the museum is closed. He will be trained to sit in front of artwork when he catches a sniff of a target insect. A human will then inspect the piece to do damage control.</p></div>
  135. </content>
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  140. <entry>
  141.        <title>What happens when the Bloodhound gets lost?</title>
  142.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/william-leaukharthartford-courant-texas-a-connecticut-state-police-bloodhound-went-missing-when-his-handler-tripped-and-d.html" />
  143.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/william-leaukharthartford-courant-texas-a-connecticut-state-police-bloodhound-went-missing-when-his-handler-tripped-and-d.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2018-01-16T09:53:39-08:00" />
  144.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c93f71ba970b</id>
  145.        <published>2018-01-12T06:44:30-08:00</published>
  146.        <updated>2017-12-26T13:27:03-08:00</updated>
  147.        <summary>William Leaukhart/Hartford Courant Texas, a Connecticut state police Bloodhound, went missing when his handler tripped and dropped the leash during a search for a man in the woods. The missing man eventually was found, but Texas was lost. He was found two days later with his leash tangled in a fence. He was in good shape, just hungry and thirsty with a small cut on his paw. Let’s be clear that Texas didn’t run away....</summary>
  148.        <author>
  149.            <name>Jan</name>
  150.        </author>
  151.        
  152.        
  153. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  154. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e28a00970d-pi"><img alt="Texas" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e28a00970d img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e28a00970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Texas" /></a><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 8pt;">William Leaukhart/Hartford Courant</span></p>
  155. <p>Texas, a Connecticut state police Bloodhound, went missing when his handler tripped and dropped the leash during a search for a man in the woods.&#0160; The missing man eventually was found, but Texas was lost.</p>
  156. <p>He was found two days later with his leash tangled in a fence. He was in good shape, just hungry and thirsty with a small cut on his paw.</p>
  157. <p>Let’s be clear that Texas didn’t run away. Bloodhounds get so intense when they are following a scent that he was just obeying his breeding and training. From talking to people who train Bloodhounds, they don’t put much emphasis on recall. When the dog has the scent, the handler doesn’t want to interfere.</p>
  158. <p>Word that the dog had vanished traveled quickly across the state. A post on the state police Facebook page quickly received nearly 10,000 shares.</p>
  159. <p>Texas has rescued many people and saved a number of lives. The state has spent a significant amount of time and money to train him.</p>
  160. <p>So it wasn’t surprising that many state troopers, both on- and off-duty, were joined by police and fire departments from across the state as well as many volunteers, to find the missing Bloodhound. A state police helicopter flew through the area, hoping to spot the dog from above.</p>
  161. <p>Over 100 police officers and volunteers were on hand to help with the search and to welcome Texas home after his brief adventure.</p></div>
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  168.        <title>Greenhouse, Icehouse and Snowball...the history of ice</title>
  169.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/greenhouse-icehouse-and-snowball-for-billions-of-years.html" />
  170.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/greenhouse-icehouse-and-snowball-for-billions-of-years.html" thr:count="10" thr:updated="2018-01-16T09:50:42-08:00" />
  171.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e0a6ed970d</id>
  172.        <published>2018-01-09T07:55:38-08:00</published>
  173.        <updated>2018-01-08T12:49:43-08:00</updated>
  174.        <summary>The history of ice on Earth from New Scientist Primitive humans, clad in animal skins, trekking across vast expanses of ice in a desperate search to find food. That’s the image that comes to mind when most of us think about an ice age. But in fact there have been many ice ages, most of them long before humans made their first appearance. And the familiar picture of an ice age is of a comparatively...</summary>
  175.        <author>
  176.            <name>Jan</name>
  177.        </author>
  178.        
  179.        
  180. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  181. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>&#0160;<a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c93d94b1970b-pi"><img alt="Climate" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c93d94b1970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c93d94b1970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Climate" /></a></p>
  182. <h1 class="article-title"><span style="color: #0000ff;"><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><strong>The history of ice on Earth<span style="font-size: 10pt;">&#0160;f</span></strong></span></span><span style="color: #0000ff;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt;">rom<a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18949-the-history-of-ice-on-earth/"> New Scientist</a></span></strong></span></span></h1>
  183. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Primitive humans, clad in animal skins, trekking across vast expanses of ice in a desperate search to find food. That’s the image that comes to mind when most of us think about an ice age.</p>
  184. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">But in fact there have been many ice ages, most of them long before humans made their first appearance. And the familiar picture of an ice age is of a comparatively mild one; others were so severe that the entire Earth froze over, for tens or even hundreds of millions of years.</p>
  185. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">In fact, the planet seems to have three main settings:</p>
  186. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“<strong>greenhouse</strong>”, when&#0160;<a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826611-200-when-crocodiles-roamed-the-arctic">tropical temperatures extend to the poles&#0160;</a>and there are no ice sheets at all;</p>
  187. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“<strong>icehouse</strong>”, when there is some permanent ice, although its extent varies greatly; and</p>
  188. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“<strong>snowball</strong>”, in which the planet’s entire surface is frozen over.</p>
  189. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Why the ice periodically advances – and why it retreats again – is a mystery that glaciologists have&#0160;<a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627610-900-meltdown-why-ice-ages-dont-last-forever">only just started to unravel</a>.&#0160;</p>
  190. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c93d94b1970b-pi"></a><a href="https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18949-the-history-of-ice-on-earth/">New Scientist</a></p>
  191. <p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;</p>
  192. <p><strong>In the history of the Earth</strong>-- the north and south poles have had tropical climates<em> and</em> the entire Earth has been frozen over with ice--<em>that&#39;s</em> climate change.</p>
  193. <p>&#0160;And no one knows why...</p></div>
  194. </content>
  195.  
  196.  
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  198.    </entry>
  199. <entry>
  200.        <title>First Pit Bull police dog in Kansas makes drug bust</title>
  201.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/first-pit-bull-police-dog-in-kansas-makes-drug-bust.html" />
  202.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/first-pit-bull-police-dog-in-kansas-makes-drug-bust.html" thr:count="7" thr:updated="2018-01-16T09:42:26-08:00" />
  203.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c941016c970b</id>
  204.        <published>2018-01-07T08:28:54-08:00</published>
  205.        <updated>2018-01-07T08:28:28-08:00</updated>
  206.        <summary>There are signs that the hysteria and legislation involving the Pit Bull is on the way out and people will start judging the dog, not the breed. The various breeds known as Pit Bulls are still the number 1 dogs found in American shelters and the most euthanized. However, over 20 states now have laws prohibiting cities and counties from passing laws that ban or regulate dogs based on breed or appearance. The police department...</summary>
  207.        <author>
  208.            <name>Jan</name>
  209.        </author>
  210.        
  211.        <category term="Pit Bull" />
  212.        <category term="police dog" />
  213.        <category term="Universal K9" />
  214.        
  215. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  216. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cd4220970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Kano3" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cd4220970c img-responsive" height="271" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cd4220970c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Kano3" width="180" /></a><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c942f2ff970b-pi" style="float: left;"></a>There are signs that the hysteria and legislation involving the Pit Bull is on the way out and people will start judging the dog, not the breed.</p>
  217. <p>The various breeds known as Pit Bulls are still the number 1 dogs found in American shelters and the most euthanized.</p>
  218. <p>However, over 20 states now have laws prohibiting&#0160;cities and counties from passing laws that ban or regulate dogs based on breed or appearance.&#0160;</p>
  219. <p>The police department in Stafford, Kansas has added Kato, a full-blooded, red nose Pit Bull to the staff. Kato is named after a character from “Mortal Combat” because of his unusual eye color and patches.</p>
  220. <p>He has been trained to help the Stafford Police Department find&#0160; several different drugs including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and ecstasy.</p>
  221. <p>Recently the 55-pound Kano assisted in helping his department find more than $7,500 worth of marijuana.</p>
  222. <p>Police dogs are usually German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois,&#0160;Springer Spaniels&#0160; or Labradors. Some people are uneasy about a Pit Bull police dog, but his handler, Officer Mason Paden he hopes to change the perceptions.</p>
  223. <p>Kano completed a training program through&#0160;<a href="https://www.universalk9inc.com/police-dog-grant/">Universal K9</a>, a San Antonio, Texas organization that saves and trains dogs for law enforcement and veterans&#39; companions.</p>
  224. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“Kano and I plan to get out there and help try to change the bad name that so many have given the Pit Bull,” Paden&#0160;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/StaffordPD/photos/a.1651191681560402.1073741829.1572792279400343/1755546877791548/?type=3">wrote in a Facebook post</a>.</p></div>
  225. </content>
  226.  
  227.  
  228.  
  229.    </entry>
  230. <entry>
  231.        <title>San Francisco hotel features Canine Operating Officer</title>
  232.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/san-francisco-hotel-features-canine-operating-officer.html" />
  233.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/san-francisco-hotel-features-canine-operating-officer.html" thr:count="7" thr:updated="2018-01-16T09:33:37-08:00" />
  234.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e585dd970d</id>
  235.        <published>2018-01-05T06:40:35-08:00</published>
  236.        <updated>2018-01-05T07:15:35-08:00</updated>
  237.        <summary>Buster Posey Presutti has been cuddling and playing with guests who may be missing their own dogs at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco since 2015. At the front desk Buster greets guests and offers cuddles and kisses. (In case you didn’t know, Buster Posey is the catcher for the San Francisco Giants and is almost as cute as his namesake.) After they check in, guests find a stuffed dog and a note on their beds....</summary>
  238.        <author>
  239.            <name>Jan</name>
  240.        </author>
  241.        
  242.        <category term="Buster Posey Presutti" />
  243.        <category term="Canine Operating Officer" />
  244.        <category term="Hotel Nikko San Francisco since 2015" />
  245.        <category term="San Francisco hotel" />
  246.        
  247. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  248. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><strong><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e5855f970d-pi"><img alt="Buster" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e5855f970d img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e5855f970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Buster" /></a></strong></p>
  249. <p><strong>Buster Posey Presutti has been cuddling</strong> and playing with guests who may be missing their own dogs at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco since 2015. At the front desk Buster greets guests and offers cuddles and kisses. <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cca907970c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Buster2" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cca907970c img-responsive" height="137" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cca907970c-320wi" title="Buster2" width="130" /></a></p>
  250. <p>(In case you didn’t know, Buster Posey is the catcher for the San Francisco Giants and is almost as cute as his namesake.)</p>
  251. <p>&#0160;</p>
  252. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cca8df970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Buster stfd" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cca8df970c img-responsive" height="161" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cca8df970c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Buster stfd" width="121" /></a><strong>After they check in, guests find a stuffed do</strong>g and a note on their beds. The note informs guests that for $29 they can take the stuffed animal home—the money goes to a local animal charity—and they can dial the operator to book a “meet and greet” with Buster, the real hotel Canine Operating Officer.</p>
  253. <p>An official meeting takes place on the outdoor patio, where guests can sit on a couch and cuddle with Buster. He’s a therapy dog, who is trained to relieve stress and improve your frame of mind.</p>
  254. <p>Buster is also available for play dates with any traveling dogs who need &#0160;canine company.</p>
  255. <p>&#0160;</p>
  256. <p><strong>For those who want to travel with their own dogs,</strong> the hotel offers&#0160; a puppy special&#0160;which includes a dog bed, bowl and treats priced from $50 per night. Guest dogs stay on the VIP (Very Important Pet) floor. They can meet and play with Buster and other doggie guests at an outdoor patio and dog run.</p>
  257. <p>It may be just a marketing gimmick, but I’m ready to pack my bag…</p></div>
  258. </content>
  259.  
  260.  
  261.  
  262.    </entry>
  263. <entry>
  264.        <title>Her Poodle saves her life every day (and sometimes night)</title>
  265.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/her-poodle-saves-her-life-every-day-and-sometimes-night.html" />
  266.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/her-poodle-saves-her-life-every-day-and-sometimes-night.html" thr:count="7" thr:updated="2018-01-16T09:03:22-08:00" />
  267.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c0d320970c</id>
  268.        <published>2018-01-03T06:16:23-08:00</published>
  269.        <updated>2017-12-14T12:43:22-08:00</updated>
  270.        <summary>A London woman, Sue Purley, 47, with type 1 diabetes has no warning when she’s about to have a hypoglycemic attack. Her life has been changed by Casper who is trained to use his extraordinary sense of smell to warn her when she is in danger. Her past attacks often meant hospital treatment was required. Before I got Casper I would need three ambulances a week, and now it’s only been two times in the...</summary>
  271.        <author>
  272.            <name>Jan</name>
  273.        </author>
  274.        
  275.        
  276. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  277. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c93a43d1970b-pi"><img alt="Casper the    poodle" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c93a43d1970b img-responsive" height="326" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c93a43d1970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Casper the    poodle" width="372" /></a></p>
  278. <p>A London woman, Sue Purley, 47, with type 1 diabetes has no warning when she’s about to have a hypoglycemic attack.</p>
  279. <p>Her life has been changed by Casper who is trained to use his extraordinary sense of smell to warn her when she is in danger. Her past attacks often meant hospital treatment was required.</p>
  280. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Before I got Casper I would need three ambulances a week, and now it’s only been two times in the six-and-a-half years since I have had him.</p>
  281. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">I have no blood sugar symptoms that most diabetics have and, in the absence of signs, I would just collapse and wake up with someone standing over me saying ‘Are you alright?’</p>
  282. <p>Casper, a 7-year-old miniature Poodle, gives her warnings between 8 and 10 times a day when her blood sugar is too high or too low. He will even wake her up if she is asleep when she needs to test her blood sugar level. If they are at home, Casper will bring her a medical kit.</p>
  283. <p>Casper is trained to jump up instead of bark to warn Mrs Surbey about any diabetes problems. This means they can go to movies and other events without bothering anybody.</p>
  284. <p>Casper was trained in the UK by<a href="https://www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk/about-us/"> Medical Detection Dogs.</a></p></div>
  285. </content>
  286.  
  287.  
  288.  
  289.    </entry>
  290. <entry>
  291.        <title>December Golden Poodle awards and Happy New Year</title>
  292.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/december-golden-poodle-awards-.html" />
  293.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/01/december-golden-poodle-awards-.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2018-01-16T08:58:51-08:00" />
  294.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e2b252970d</id>
  295.        <published>2018-01-01T00:15:12-08:00</published>
  296.        <updated>2018-01-01T00:22:28-08:00</updated>
  297.        <summary>The Golden Poodle award goes to Izabella, a young Alaskan Malamute who slipped away from her owner and found her way to her doggie day care through the busy streets of Chicago. The Lizard Brain award goes to Jeannie Hayden and Tiffany Stegall, two women in Florida who tried to take a puppy without paying after meeting the seller at a Walmart parking lot. The Neanderthal award goes to Justin Karrels, the man with them...</summary>
  298.        <author>
  299.            <name>Jan</name>
  300.        </author>
  301.        
  302.        
  303. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  304. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f2aa970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="1" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f2aa970c img-responsive" height="76" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f2aa970c-500wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="1" width="74" /></a></p>
  305. <p>The<strong> Golden Poodle</strong> <strong>award</strong> goes to <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/young-malamute-gets-loose-in-chicago-and-guess-where-she-goes.html">Izabella,</a> a young Alaskan Malamute who slipped away from her owner and found her way to her doggie day care through the busy streets of Chicago.</p>
  306. <p>&#0160;</p>
  307. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f2cb970c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Lizard brain" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f2cb970c img-responsive" height="84" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f2cb970c-500wi" title="Lizard brain" width="135" /></a><br />The <strong>Lizard Brain award</strong> goes to <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/a-wal-mart-parking-lot-is-not-the-place-to-commit-a-crime.html">Jeannie Hayden and Tiffany Stegall,</a> two women in Florida who tried to take a puppy without paying after meeting the seller at a Walmart parking lot.</p>
  308. <p>&#0160;</p>
  309. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cb9bbe970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Neanderthal2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cb9bbe970c img-responsive" height="65" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2cb9bbe970c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Neanderthal2" width="64" /></a>The <strong>Neanderthal award</strong> goes to<a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/a-wal-mart-parking-lot-is-not-the-place-to-commit-a-crime.html"> Justin Karrels,</a> the man with them who attacked the puppy seller at the Walmart parking lot.</p>
  310. <p>They were all quickly arrested at the Walmat parking lot.</p>
  311. <p>&#0160;</p>
  312. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e2b50b970d-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Angel2" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e2b50b970d img-responsive" height="75" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e2b50b970d-500wi" title="Angel2" width="95" /></a></p>
  313. <p>An <strong>Angel award</strong> goes to the <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/shelter-buddies-reading-program-is-a-huge-success.html">Humane Society of Missouri.</a> Their Shelter Buddies Reading Program helps shelter dogs learn to trust humans and gives children practice reading. Everyone wins.</p>
  314. <p>&#0160;</p>
  315. <p>&#0160;</p>
  316. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif;">FROM ALL OF US AT </span></p>
  317. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 24pt; font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif;"> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f01f970c-pi"><img alt="New year card" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f01f970c img-responsive" height="243" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2c9f01f970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="New year card" width="184" /></a></span><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif;"><br />THE POODLE (AND DOG) BLOG</span></p>
  318. <p><span style="font-size: 18pt;">&#0160;</span></p></div>
  319. </content>
  320.  
  321.  
  322.  
  323.    </entry>
  324. <entry>
  325.        <title>2018 is the Year of the Dog</title>
  326.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/2018-is-the-year-of-the-dog.html" />
  327.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/2018-is-the-year-of-the-dog.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2018-01-16T08:57:43-08:00" />
  328.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e35614970d</id>
  329.        <published>2017-12-29T14:47:41-08:00</published>
  330.        <updated>2017-12-29T14:47:22-08:00</updated>
  331.        <summary>In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal in the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Chinese New Year in 2018 is on Friday, the 16th of February. Years of the Dog include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig. If you&#39;re born in a Dog year, you&#39;re a...</summary>
  332.        <author>
  333.            <name>Jan</name>
  334.        </author>
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  336.        
  337. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  338. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e376be970d-pi"><img alt="Year" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e376be970d img-responsive" height="209" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e376be970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Year" width="199" /></a><br /><strong>In Chinese astrology,</strong> each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal in the 12-year cycle. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year.&#0160;<em>Chinese New Year</em>&#0160;in&#0160;<em>2018</em>&#0160;is on Friday, the 16th of February.</p>
  339. <p><strong>Years</strong> <strong>of the Dog</strong>&#0160;include 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006,&#0160;2018, and 2030. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Rooster, and before the Pig.</p>
  340. <p style="text-align: left;">If you&#39;re born in a Dog year, you&#39;re a Dog, and the following are deemed lucky for you:</p>
  341. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e357c8970d-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Year2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e357c8970d img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e357c8970d-120wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Year2" /></a><strong>Lucky numbers</strong>:&#0160;3, 4, 9</p>
  342. <p><strong>Lucky colors:</strong>&#0160;red, green, and purple</p>
  343. <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Lucky flowers</strong>:&#0160;rose, cymbidium orchids</p>
  344. <p><strong>Famous Dogs are&#0160;</strong> Winston Churchill, Elvis Presley, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, Steven Spielberg, Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.</p>
  345. <p>&#0160;</p>
  346. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Dogs are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent. Due to having a strong sense of loyalty and sincerity, Dogs will do everything for the person who they think is most important.</p>
  347. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">As Dogs are not good at communication, it is difficult for them to convey their thoughts to others. Therefore, Dogs tend to leave others with&#0160;<strong>the impression that they have a stubborn personality</strong>.</p>
  348. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Born with a good nature</strong>, Dogs do not tend to be criminals or seek dishonest gains. They just need a quiet life and a good family and, therefore, forget the ugliness and evil on Earth.</p>
  349. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>Dogs are always ready to help others</strong>&#0160;and do not care about their own interests, but if they find themselves betrayed by cunning people they will feel shocked and hurt.</p>
  350. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><strong>When thrown into doubt</strong>, Dogs think the world is evil and complicated. Then they criticize sharply when giving comments on something, and infer all things are according to their pessimistic point of view.</p>
  351. <p>from <a href="https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/dog.htm">China Highlights</a></p></div>
  352. </content>
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  356.    </entry>
  357. <entry>
  358.        <title>A Walmart parking lot is not the place to commit a crime</title>
  359.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/a-wal-mart-parking-lot-is-not-the-place-to-commit-a-crime.html" />
  360.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/12/a-wal-mart-parking-lot-is-not-the-place-to-commit-a-crime.html" thr:count="10" thr:updated="2018-01-04T17:38:54-08:00" />
  361.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c93f45be970b</id>
  362.        <published>2017-12-28T06:11:39-08:00</published>
  363.        <updated>2017-12-28T06:53:32-08:00</updated>
  364.        <summary>Craigslist and the daily news have taught us that if we are going to do business with strangers, do it in a public place. Apparently this was too complex for a trio of losers in Florida. The victim had advertised his German Shepherd puppies for sale and arranged to bring a puppy to the Walmart parking lot to meet the buyer. Two women and a man met him in the parking lot. Then the women...</summary>
  365.        <author>
  366.            <name>Jan</name>
  367.        </author>
  368.        
  369.        
  370. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  371. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #333333;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;"> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e25b40970d-pi"><img alt="Wa;mart" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09e25b40970d img-responsive" height="242" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09e25b40970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Wa;mart" width="418" /></a></span><br />Craigslist and the daily news have taught us that if we are going to do business with strangers, do it in a public place. </span></p>
  372. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #333333;">Apparently this was too complex for a trio of losers in Florida.</span></p>
  373. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #333333;">The victim&#0160;had advertised his German Shepherd puppies for sale and arranged to bring a puppy to the Walmart parking lot to meet the buyer.&#0160;</span><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #333333;">Two women and a man met him in the parking lot. Then the women grabbed the puppy and tried to get away without paying. When the victim tried to stop them,&#0160;the man knocked him to the ground and ran over his legs. We can imagine all this involved a lot of noise.</span></p>
  374. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #1d2129;">Multiple witnesses watched this drama and the suspects were quickly arrested at the scene by deputies because… Walmart parking lot just before Christmas.</span></p>
  375. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #333333;">Justin Karrels, 42,&#0160;Jeannie Hayden, 55,&#0160;and Tiffany Stegall, 18, were taken to the county jail.</span></p>
  376. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #1d2129;">Karrels and Stegall are being charged with Robbery with No Firearm or Weapon and Hayden has been charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. </span></p>
  377. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 12.0pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; color: #1d2129;">How do you get to be that old and be that stupid?</span></p></div>
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