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  7.    <updated>2017-09-18T06:20:59-07:00</updated>
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  11.        <title>Escaped tick causes panic at press conference</title>
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  15.        <published>2017-09-18T06:20:59-07:00</published>
  16.        <updated>2017-09-17T13:24:41-07:00</updated>
  17.        <summary>In Japan officials from the Miyazaki Prefectural Government called a press conference to warn about a tick which carries thrombocytopenia syndrome. The disease has struck several residents and caused the death of one man. To illustrate the point the officials brought in one live insect and one dead one. Both were laid out on a table. But when an official tried to use tweezers to pick up the living blood-sucking, disease carrying beast, it demonstrated...</summary>
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  19.            <name>Jan</name>
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  24. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>&#0160;In Japan officials from the Miyazaki Prefectural Government called a press conference to warn about a tick&#0160;which carries thrombocytopenia syndrome. The disease has struck several residents and caused the death of one man.</p>
  25. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09c29cde970d-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Tick.1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09c29cde970d img-responsive" height="116" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09c29cde970d-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Tick.1" width="159" /></a>To illustrate the point the officials brought in one live insect and one dead one. Both were laid out on a table.</p>
  26. <p>But when an official tried to use tweezers to pick up the living blood-sucking, disease carrying beast, it demonstrated a serious survival skill: speed. It managed to scuttle off the table and to vanish.</p>
  27. <p>Hysteria ensued.</p>
  28. <p>A dramatic massive desperate search involving government officials and reporters followed, but they failed to recover the disgusting creature.</p>
  29. <p>That night the press room was soaked with insecticide in a bid to stop the fanged beast which is feared to still be at large and seriously ticked off.</p>
  30. <p>&#0160;</p>
  31. <p><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 15pt; color: #0000bf;"><strong>This reminds me of another true tick story.</strong></span></p>
  32. <p>I was visiting a friend who lived in the country with several dogs.&#0160; During the visit he found and removed a tick from one of his dogs with tweezers. He laid the tweezers and the tick on a newspaper that was on a table in front of us while he continued to examine the dog for ticks.</p>
  33. <p>When he was satisfied that the dog was tick free, we turned our attention to the tweezers and the dead tick…<em>which <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c920f6cc970b-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Tick2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c920f6cc970b img-responsive" height="136" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c920f6cc970b-500wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Tick2" width="148" /></a>was no longer</em> <em>dead</em>.</p>
  34. <p>In spite of having its exoskeleton seriously tweezed, it managed to scuttle off the newspaper onto the table.</p>
  35. <p>I still have nightmares.</p></div>
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  42.        <title>Robot dog sniffs for stinky feet</title>
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  46.        <published>2017-09-15T10:00:58-07:00</published>
  47.        <updated>2017-09-15T09:50:08-07:00</updated>
  48.        <summary>The Japanese love their techno toys and they take body odor very seriously. So they have come up with ways to combine the two. They have an app that tells you if your armpits need attention. A female robot checks for halitosis. And next will come a robot puppy that smells your feet. The cute pup has an odor sensor for a nose. When all is well smell-wise, it wags its tail and looks cute....</summary>
  49.        <author>
  50.            <name>Jan</name>
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  56. <p>The Japanese love their techno toys and they take body odor very seriously. So they have come up with ways to combine the two.</p>
  57. <p>They have an app that tells you if your armpits need attention. A female&#0160;<a href="https://www.engadget.com/2013/05/07/girl-dog-smell-your-body-odor/">robot</a> checks for halitosis.</p>
  58. <p>And next will come a robot puppy that smells your feet.</p>
  59. <p>The cute pup has an odor sensor for a nose. When all is well smell-wise, it wags its tail and looks cute. But it starts barking at slightly stinky toes. When the feet reek, it will faint to the tune of Chopin&#39;s funeral march.</p>
  60. <p>Next Technology, the company, will release the robot known as Hana-chan early next year.</p>
  61. <p>At 100,000 yen ($905), it isn’t cheap, but still it will save the embarrassment of having stinky foot odor—although it might offend guests that can’t pass the robot’s odor sensor.</p>
  62. <p>That might be important in a country where shoes are not worn in the house and companies host seminars on &quot;<a href="https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2017/07/22/lifestyle/not-create-stink-office/">smell harassment</a>.&quot;</p>
  63. <p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;&#0160;</p>
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  71.        <title>Microchips for humans—how soon? Or is it already here?</title>
  72.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/microchips-for-humanshow-soon-or-is-it-already-here.html" />
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  74.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09b8265e970d</id>
  75.        <published>2017-09-14T07:08:02-07:00</published>
  76.        <updated>2017-09-13T17:08:49-07:00</updated>
  77.        <summary>Photo Jeff Baenen, AP Three Square Market, a small start-up in Wisconsin, has gotten a lot of attention as the first company in the US to implant microchips in employees. This will allow those employees to make purchases in their break room, open doors, login to computers and use the copy machine among other things. The chip will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger. Each chip costs $300 and will be...</summary>
  78.        <author>
  79.            <name>Jan</name>
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  85. <p><strong>Three Square Market, a small start-up in Wisconsin,</strong> has gotten a lot of attention as the first company in the US to implant microchips in employees. This will allow those employees to make purchases in their break room, open doors, login to computers and use the copy machine among other things.</p>
  86. <p>The chip will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger.&#0160;Each chip costs $300 and will be paid for by the company.</p>
  87. <p>It is all voluntary. The company is expecting over 50 staff members to volunteer to be chipped.</p>
  88. <p>The CEO, Todd Westby, is sure this is the wave of the future and he is at the forefront.</p>
  89. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities…</p>
  90. <p>He added,</p>
  91. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">There&#39;s no GPS tracking at all.</p>
  92. <p><em>Yet.</em></p>
  93. <p><em> O brave new world.</em></p>
  94. <p>&#0160;</p>
  95. <p><strong>Reaction is what would be expected</strong> -- between those who think human microchipping is inevitable, at least within the next generation or so, and those who are like “Not even in my cold dead body.”</p>
  96. <p>Three Square Market has gotten a lot of publicity on news shows and in headlines all over the world. The company develops software for kiosks (they refer to them as micro markets) intended to replace vending machines in business break rooms. It is in their interest to move to a cashless society.</p>
  97. <p>&#0160;</p>
  98. <p><strong>Although the chips are voluntary,</strong> who doesn’t believe that the volunteers will get promotions and raises faster than those who don’t go along. And there a lot of questions of trust.</p>
  99. <p>How safe are these devices in a life span&#0160;longer than a pet&#39;s?</p>
  100. <p>And what is to keep a company from forcing the chip with the threat of being fired?</p>
  101. <p>Are there any guarantees that GPS technology won’t be activated?</p>
  102. <p>Who can access the information?</p>
  103. <p>Can it be hacked?</p>
  104. <p>&#0160;</p>
  105. <p><strong>Right now it seems like getting Milk Duds and a Coke at work</strong> without having pocket change isn’t going to motivate many workers to have a foreign device put into their bodies.</p></div>
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  112.        <title>Reunited and it feels so good</title>
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  115.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2996a20970c</id>
  116.        <published>2017-09-12T06:38:39-07:00</published>
  117.        <updated>2017-07-28T17:03:30-07:00</updated>
  118.        <summary>Thousands of pets have been reunited with their families because the animal was microchipped. Some were returned in a few hours, some years after all hope was gone. Some have been found thousands of miles from home and reunited with their joyful families. Microchips have proven to be very effective. A study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time,...</summary>
  119.        <author>
  120.            <name>Jan</name>
  121.        </author>
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  126. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span style="color: #c00000; font-family: georgia, palatino;"><br /><span style="font-size: 13pt;">Thousands of pets have been reunited with their families<br /> because the animal was microchipped</span>.</span></strong></span></p>
  127. <p><br />Some were returned in a few hours, some years after all hope was gone. Some have been found thousands of miles from home and reunited with their joyful families.</p>
  128. <p>Microchips have proven to be very effective.</p>
  129. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d29a2994970c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Reunited2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d29a2994970c img-responsive" height="193" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d29a2994970c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Reunited2" width="246" /></a>A study of more than 7,700 stray animals at animal shelters showed that dogs without microchips were returned to their owners<strong> 21.9%</strong> of the time, whereas microchipped dogs were returned to their owners <strong>52.2%</strong> of the time.</p>
  130. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Cats without microchips were reunited with their owners only <strong>1.8%</strong> of the time, whereas microchipped cats went back home<strong> 38.5%</strong> of the time. <br />(Lord et al,&#0160;<em>JAVMA</em>)</p>
  131. <p>A reminder to be sure to keep your data up-to-date if you move or change phone numbers. It is heartbreaking for a shelter staff to have a lost animal and not be able to reach the owner because the data is outdated. &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160; &#0160;.</p>
  132. <p>&#0160;A microchip is also a means of proving ownership when there is a legal controversy.</p>
  133. <p>&#0160;</p></div>
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  139. <entry>
  140.        <title>Rapper Big Boi gives service puppy to girl paralyzed in bounce house shooting</title>
  141.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/rapper-big-boi-gives-service-puppy-to-girl-paralyzed-in-bounce-house-shooting.html" />
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  143.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a88714970c</id>
  144.        <published>2017-09-10T17:55:00-07:00</published>
  145.        <updated>2017-09-10T07:59:24-07:00</updated>
  146.        <summary>It’s hard to believe that someone would fire a gun near a children’s birthday party, but that’s what happened in Atlanta in April. In what police believe was a gang related revenge shooting, 5-year-old Abriya Ellison was shot as she played in a bounce house. The injury left her paralyzed from the waist down. Last week, Abriya finished three months of intense therapy at a local hospital where she impressed everyone with her energy and...</summary>
  147.        <author>
  148.            <name>Jan</name>
  149.        </author>
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  153. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a88703970c-pi"><img alt="Big boi" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a88703970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a88703970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Big boi" /></a></p>
  154. <p>It’s hard to believe that someone would fire a gun near a children’s birthday party, but that’s what happened in Atlanta in April.</p>
  155. <p>In what police believe was a gang related revenge shooting, 5-year-old Abriya Ellison was shot as she played in a bounce house. The injury left her paralyzed from the waist down.</p>
  156. <p>Last week, Abriya&#0160;finished three months of intense therapy at a local hospital where she impressed everyone with her energy and spirit. During her therapy she fell in love with the service dogs at the hospital.</p>
  157. <p>Now she has a puppy to call her own, thanks to the thoughtfulness and generosity of rapper Antoine “Big Boi” Patton. She named the puppy King.</p>
  158. <p>Patton and his brother are also paying for medical costs that were not covered, a wheelchair-accessible bathroom, and any veterinary expenses for King.</p>
  159. <p>“Big Boi” is half of the rap duo Outkast. He is currently on tour as a solo act and promoting the release of his new album, “Boomiverse.”</p>
  160. <p>Definitely one of the world’s good guys.</p>
  161. <p><a href="http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/big-boi-steps-in-to-give-big-help-to-girl-paralyzed-in-bounce-house-shooting/587797013">Source</a></p></div>
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  167. <entry>
  168.        <title> Pooping Pooches -- 2018 calendar</title>
  169.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/2018-calendar-pooping-pooches.html" />
  170.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/2018-calendar-pooping-pooches.html" thr:count="9" thr:updated="2017-09-18T12:00:58-07:00" />
  171.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c91d183c970b</id>
  172.        <published>2017-09-08T06:27:38-07:00</published>
  173.        <updated>2017-09-08T06:41:33-07:00</updated>
  174.        <summary>This might be a more appropriate topic for my evil twin Skippy’s blog. From Etsy, this is a 2018 calendar of 12 pooping dogs in full color, including Great Dane, Boxer, Miniature Pinscher, Jack Russell Terrier, Husky, German Shepherd, Chocolate Labrador, English Bulldog and more as each answers the call of nature on a lush landscape. It could be the most memorable gift that someone receives this holiday season. This is the ultimate gag gift...</summary>
  175.        <author>
  176.            <name>Jan</name>
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  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;</p>
  182. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a78282970c-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Pooping cal" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a78282970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a78282970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Pooping cal" /></a><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09c04e8b970d-pi" style="display: inline;"></a></p>
  183. <p>This might be a more appropriate topic for <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/a_slightly_r_rated_dog_bl/">my evil twin Skippy’s blog</a>.&#0160;</p>
  184. <p>From <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/208052580/pooping-pooches-2018-dog-calendar-white">Etsy,</a> this is a 2018 calendar of 12 pooping dogs in full color, including Great Dane, Boxer, Miniature Pinscher, Jack Russell Terrier, Husky, German Shepherd, Chocolate Labrador, English Bulldog and more as each answers the call of nature on a lush landscape.</p>
  185. <p>It could be the most memorable gift that someone receives this holiday season. This is the ultimate gag gift for anyone who likes dogs.</p>
  186. <p style="text-align: left;">It measures 8.5 x 11 inches closed and 17 x 11 inches when open.</p>
  187. <p>Only $14.99 and $1 from each calendar goes to the Maui Humane Society to support animals in need!</p>
  188. <p>Pooping Pooch note cards are also available from <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/208052580/pooping-pooches-2018-dog-calendar-white">Etsy. </a><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91d1865970b-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Poopin" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c91d1865970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91d1865970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Poopin" /></a><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/208052580/pooping-pooches-2018-dog-calendar-white"><br /></a></p></div>
  189. </content>
  190.  
  191.  
  192.  
  193.    </entry>
  194. <entry>
  195.        <title>Worshiping the dog in China</title>
  196.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/worshipping-the-dog-in-china.html" />
  197.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/worshipping-the-dog-in-china.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2017-09-10T17:56:06-07:00" />
  198.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6dde5970c</id>
  199.        <published>2017-09-06T11:48:31-07:00</published>
  200.        <updated>2017-09-06T09:48:03-07:00</updated>
  201.        <summary>When we hear about dog festivals in China it usually involves some sort of cuisine, but China is a large and diverse country. Villagers from the ethnic Miao people in the Guizhou province have worshiped dogs for centuries. As part of an annual festival the villagers strap a chosen dog onto a sedan chair and carry it over rice paddies as a god. According to legend, a dog led the early settlers to a sacred...</summary>
  202.        <author>
  203.            <name>Jan</name>
  204.        </author>
  205.        
  206.        
  207. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  208. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6dd8d970c-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="China festival" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6dd8d970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6dd8d970c-500wi" title="China festival" /></a></p>
  209. <p>When we hear about dog festivals in China it usually involves some sort of cuisine, but China is a large and diverse country.</p>
  210. <p>Villagers from the ethnic Miao people in the Guizhou province have worshiped dogs for centuries.&#0160; As part of an annual festival the villagers strap a chosen dog onto a sedan chair and carry it over rice paddies as a god.</p>
  211. <p>According to legend, a dog led the early settlers to a sacred water source and saved them from dying of thirst.</p>
  212. <p>Water shortages are common in some areas of Guizhou because of the abundance of limestone, underground streams, caves and fissures. Little water remains on the surface.</p>
  213. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a7d78f970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="China festival" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a7d78f970c img-responsive" height="166" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a7d78f970c-500wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="China festival" width="179" /></a>An annual ritual celebrates the heaven-sent miracle of the dog-god. Later the celebration became known as the <em>taigoujie</em> or the dog-lifting festival.</p>
  214. <p>At the festival the chosen dog is dressed in specially made clothes and put in a wooden chair that is carried on freshly cut bamboo poles.</p>
  215. <p>The convoy is led by a shaman carrying a black scepter. The villagers sing along to the beat of drums and throw mud at each other as a prayer for peace, health, and prosperity.</p>
  216. <p>Who could resist a good mud fight for a noble cause?</p>
  217. <p><a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2109554/chinese-tribes-ancient-dog-lifting-festival-honours">Source</a></p>
  218. <p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;</p></div>
  219. </content>
  220.  
  221.  
  222.  
  223.    </entry>
  224. <entry>
  225.        <title>Gasp…did Jan make a grammar error?</title>
  226.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/gaspdid-jan-make-an-english-error.html" />
  227.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/gaspdid-jan-make-an-english-error.html" thr:count="12" thr:updated="2017-09-10T17:54:57-07:00" />
  228.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09bf0dd9970d</id>
  229.        <published>2017-09-05T04:44:50-07:00</published>
  230.        <updated>2017-09-05T06:49:50-07:00</updated>
  231.        <summary>As many papers as I have graded, you would think that I would be good at proofreading. But I’m not good at proofing my own stuff. I read what is supposed to be there— not what is there. More than a few times I have read a blog post or something I wrote in the past and… O Crap. How could I have missed that? A long time blogging buddy sent me an email that...</summary>
  232.        <author>
  233.            <name>Jan</name>
  234.        </author>
  235.        
  236.        
  237. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  238. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a63a51970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Grammar" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a63a51970c img-responsive" height="501" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a63a51970c-500wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Grammar" width="220" /></a></p>
  239. <p><strong><br />As many papers as I have graded,</strong> you would think that I would be good at proofreading.</p>
  240. <p>But I’m not good at proofing my own stuff. I read what is supposed to be there— not what <em>is</em> there.</p>
  241. <p>More than a few times I have read a blog post or something I wrote in the past and…</p>
  242. <p><em>O Crap.</em></p>
  243. <p>How could I have missed that?</p>
  244. <p>&#0160;</p>
  245. <p><strong>A long time blogging buddy</strong> sent me an email that was tactful, somewhat apologetic and just a little gleeful, pointing out a grammar error in a recent post.</p>
  246. <p>I was prepared to eat a crow sandwich, but I didn’t have to.</p>
  247. <p>Being the egotist that I sometimes can be, I am going to show that I was right.</p>
  248. <p>&#0160;</p>
  249. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>This is the sentence</strong></p>
  250. <p>The Lizard Brain award goes to <strong>whoever </strong>is responsible for WICHITA STATY UNIVERSITE...</p>
  251. <p>She said it should be ….to <strong>whomever</strong>…whom being the object of the preposition.</p>
  252. <p style="text-align: center;">BUT…</p>
  253. <p>“is responsible” has to have a subject and “whomever” can’t be a subject---(&quot;whom is responsible&quot; is very wrong)</p>
  254. <p>-&quot;whoever is responsible&quot; is correct--it is a noun clause</p>
  255. <ul>
  256. <li>the&#0160;object of the preposition is not the word &quot;whoever&quot; but the noun clause</li>
  257. <li>to [whoever is responsible]</li>
  258. </ul>
  259. <p>&#0160;</p>
  260. <p><strong>If you didn’t follow that or don’t care,</strong> it may be because you have a life.</p>
  261. <p>Be kind.</p>
  262. <p>Some of us can’t help being a grammar geek.*</p>
  263. <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">*A clumsy, socially inept person who knows when to use who and whom</span></p>
  264. <p>&#0160;</p></div>
  265. </content>
  266.  
  267.  
  268.  
  269.    </entry>
  270. <entry>
  271.        <title>August Golden Poodle awards</title>
  272.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/august-golden-poodle-awards.html" />
  273.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/09/august-golden-poodle-awards.html" thr:count="9" thr:updated="2017-09-08T11:57:38-07:00" />
  274.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09bd99a6970d</id>
  275.        <published>2017-09-01T06:06:55-07:00</published>
  276.        <updated>2017-09-01T06:36:17-07:00</updated>
  277.        <summary>The Golden Poodle award goes to Harley the blind therapy dog who inspires so many. The Lizard Brain award goes to whoever is responsible for WICHITA STATY UNIVERSITE on the campus water tower. Everyone noticed. The Neanderthal award goes to the teenager who put deep cuts on the neck of a 6-week-old puppy. This is a deeply disturbed person who needs a lot of help. A second Neanderthal award goes to the breeders and judges...</summary>
  278.        <author>
  279.            <name>Jan</name>
  280.        </author>
  281.        
  282.        
  283. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  284. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a4c64d970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Golden poodle" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a4c64d970c img-responsive" height="97" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a4c64d970c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Golden poodle" width="95" /></a></p>
  285. <p>&#0160;</p>
  286. <p>The<strong> Golden Poodle award</strong> goes to<strong><a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/harley-the-bkind-therapy-dog-is-an-inspiration.html"> Harley</a> </strong>the blind therapy dog who inspires so many.</p>
  287. <p>&#0160;</p>
  288. <p>&#0160;</p>
  289. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a4c75d970c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Llizard2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a4c75d970c img-responsive" height="68" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a4c75d970c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Llizard2" width="109" /></a>The<strong> Lizard Brain award</strong> goes to<strong> <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/maybe-no-one-will-notice.html">whoever</a> </strong>is responsible for WICHITA STATY UNIVERSITE on the&#0160;campus water tower. Everyone noticed.</p>
  290. <p>&#0160;</p>
  291. <p>&#0160;</p>
  292. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6313f970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Neanderthal2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6313f970c img-responsive" height="85" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a6313f970c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Neanderthal2" width="84" /></a>The <strong>Neanderthal award</strong> goes to the <strong><a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/thor-the-abused-puppy-is-now-living-the-good-life.html">teenager</a></strong> who put deep cuts on the neck of a 6-week-old puppy. This is a deeply disturbed person who needs a lot of help.</p>
  293. <p>&#0160;</p>
  294. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91bc1ac970b-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Neanderthal1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c91bc1ac970b img-responsive" height="84" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91bc1ac970b-120wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Neanderthal1" width="83" /></a>A<strong> second Neanderthal award</strong> goes to the <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/why.html"><strong>breeders and</strong> <strong>judges</strong></a> of the modern German Shepherd show dog for turning a magnificent working dog into a show frogdog.</p></div>
  295. </content>
  296.  
  297.  
  298.  
  299.    </entry>
  300. <entry>
  301.        <title>Search and Rescue teams head to Texas</title>
  302.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/search-and-rescue-teams-head-to-texas.html" />
  303.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/search-and-rescue-teams-head-to-texas.html" thr:count="9" thr:updated="2017-09-08T11:56:45-07:00" />
  304.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a5e2e2970c</id>
  305.        <published>2017-08-31T08:54:26-07:00</published>
  306.        <updated>2017-08-31T10:26:46-07:00</updated>
  307.        <summary>The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation based out of Santa Paula, California has sent 14 trained search and rescue dogs and their handlers to the Houston area. The non-profit, non-governmental organization selects dogs out of shelters and trains them to work in disaster situations such as Hurricane Harvey all over the world. The rescued are trained to rescue. Not every dog can succeed in search and rescue. These are dogs that not only enjoy working...</summary>
  308.        <author>
  309.            <name>Jan</name>
  310.        </author>
  311.        
  312.        
  313. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  314. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09beb2d3970d-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Search2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09beb2d3970d img-responsive" height="198" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09beb2d3970d-500wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Search2" width="264" /></a>The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation based out of Santa Paula, California has sent 14 trained search and rescue dogs and their handlers to the Houston area.</p>
  315. <p>The non-profit, non-governmental organization selects dogs out of shelters and trains them to work in disaster situations such as Hurricane Harvey all over the world.</p>
  316. <p>The rescued are trained to rescue.</p>
  317. <p>Not every dog can succeed in search and rescue. These are dogs that not only enjoy working but they<em> need</em> to work. They are athletic, high energy, and intense.</p>
  318. <p>They are dogs that present a challenge to the average family and are definitely not suited to couch potatoes.</p>
  319. <p>S&amp;R dogs are not put in a situation where there is active flooding. Rather they are brought in when the water has receded somewhat but there are still people missing. They can cover a large area and cut the search time down to minutes instead of hours or even days.</p>
  320. <p>The dogs and their handlers train twice a week three to four hours a day. The training facility looks like a movie set for a disaster film with rubble that has been brought in from previous rescue assignments.</p>
  321. <p>The work is dirty, noisy and dangerous but very rewarding. They find victims who are terrified, closed in spaces just out of reach of flood waters or trapped beneath rubble. Then they see a happy, friendly dog.</p>
  322. <p>Animal rights activists who believe that this is exploiting dogs should have the experience of being rescued.</p></div>
  323. </content>
  324.  
  325.  
  326.  
  327.    </entry>
  328. <entry>
  329.        <title>Houston under water</title>
  330.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/houston-under-water.html" />
  331.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/houston-under-water.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2017-09-08T11:52:04-07:00" />
  332.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a5334f970c</id>
  333.        <published>2017-08-29T11:37:19-07:00</published>
  334.        <updated>2017-08-29T13:31:18-07:00</updated>
  335.        <summary>REUTERS/Adrees Latif REUTERS/Adrees Latif REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman</summary>
  336.        <author>
  337.            <name>Jan</name>
  338.        </author>
  339.        
  340.        
  341. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  342. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a52e52970c-pi" style="display: inline;"></a><br /> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ac09c970b-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Houst4" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ac09c970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ac09c970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Houst4" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;">&#0160;REUTERS/Adrees Latif</span></p>
  343. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a53db1970c-pi"><img alt="Houst1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a53db1970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a53db1970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Houst1" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;">&#0160;&#0160;REUTERS/Adrees Latif</span></p>
  344. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ac03f970b-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Houst5" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ac03f970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ac03f970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Houst5" /></a></span></p>
  345. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;">&#0160;REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman</span><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a52f22970c-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Houst6" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a52f22970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a52f22970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Houst6" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;">&#0160;REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman</span></p>
  346. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 8pt;"> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a532c2970c-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Hous2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a532c2970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2a532c2970c-500wi" title="Hous2" /><br />&#0160;REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman<br /></a></span></p>
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  348. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ad48d970b-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Houst3" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ad48d970b img-responsive" height="452" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c91ad48d970b-500wi" title="Houst3" width="501" /></a>&#0160;&#0160;<br /><span style="font-size: 8pt;">REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman</span></p></div>
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  355.        <title>Thor the abused puppy is now living the good life</title>
  356.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/thor-the-abused-puppy-is-now-living-the-good-life.html" />
  357.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/08/thor-the-abused-puppy-is-now-living-the-good-life.html" thr:count="9" thr:updated="2017-09-04T20:15:15-07:00" />
  358.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09b99bc4970d</id>
  359.        <published>2017-08-28T06:35:26-07:00</published>
  360.        <updated>2017-08-28T07:11:20-07:00</updated>
  361.        <summary>Photo:Jennifer Russell Six-week-old Thor was discovered near death by children in an apartment complex in Illinois. He had lain for 24 hours with deep cuts on his neck. Officials say it’s one of the worst cases of animal abuse they’ve seen. This was not an accident or dog fight. This was somebody intentionally inflicting pain on a tiny innocent puppy. As we see so often, there are far more good people than evil. Over $2000...</summary>
  362.        <author>
  363.            <name>Jan</name>
  364.        </author>
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  368. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c9166079970b-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Thor3" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c9166079970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c9166079970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Thor3" /><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Photo:</span></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Jennifer Russell</span></p>
  369. <p><strong>Six-week-old Thor was discovered near death</strong> by children in an apartment complex in Illinois. He had lain for 24 hours with deep cuts on his neck.</p>
  370. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c916610b970b-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Thor1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c916610b970b img-responsive" height="172" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c916610b970b-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Thor1" width="210" /></a>Officials say it’s one of the worst cases of animal abuse they’ve seen. This was not an accident or dog fight. This was somebody intentionally inflicting pain on a tiny innocent puppy.</p>
  371. <p>As we see so often, there are far more good people than evil. Over $2000 in donations were raised. Thor received 22 sutures and had to stay in doggie ICU for 14 days. He was a fighter and eventually went to a loving foster home.</p>
  372. <p style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 5.45pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; color: #333333;">He was the center of attention at the &quot;End of Season Dog Swim.” He loved the attention but hated the water until he got the hang of swimming. Then he had fun.</span></p>
  373. <p>&#0160;<strong>A 17-year-old teen, who confessed</strong> to inflicting the injuries, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Prosecutors have filed a motion to have him tried as an adult.<br /><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c916616e970b-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Thor2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c916616e970b img-responsive" height="137" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c916616e970b-500wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Thor2" width="224" /></a>&#0160;</p>
  374. <p><strong>Although some states treat animal cruelty as a misdemeanor</strong>, in Illinois where Thor was found it is a felony with a 2-5 year prison term and a fine up to $25,000. For a minor the court must order a&#0160; psychological&#0160; evaluation and treatment.</p>
  375. <p>More and more states are increasing the penalties for abusing animals.</p>
  376. <p>Animal abuse is often the first symptom of serious emotional problems that may result in extreme violent behavior, such as mass murder or serial killing. A child of any age who abuses animals should have immediate intervention and treatment.&#0160;</p>
  377. <p><strong>To see the varying &#0160;laws on animal abuse in each state click<a href="http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/PDF/AnimalCrueltyLaws.pdf"> here.</a></strong></p></div>
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