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  7.    <updated>2018-12-13T12:27:48-08:00</updated>
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  11.        <title>Love Can Be: a review</title>
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  15.        <published>2018-12-13T12:27:48-08:00</published>
  16.        <updated>2018-12-14T04:11:58-08:00</updated>
  17.        <summary>Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about our Animals edited by Louisa McCune, Executive Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and Teresa Miller, Director Emerita of the Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University Love can be and sure enough is moving in all things, in all places, in all forms of life as the same snap of your fingers. -Woody Guthrie Any animal lover will be thoroughly delighted by this collection of essays...</summary>
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  19.            <name>Jan</name>
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  25. <p><span style="font-size: 24pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: &#39;times new roman&#39;, times;">L</span></strong></span><em>ove Can Be: A Literary Collection about our Animals</em> edited by Louisa McCune, Executive Director of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and Teresa Miller, Director Emerita of the Center&#0160;for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University</p>
  26. <p>&#0160;</p>
  27. <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Love can be and sure enough is moving in all things,</em><br /><em>in all places, in all forms of life<br />as the same snap of your fingers.</em><br />-Woody Guthrie</p>
  28. <p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;</p>
  29. <p><strong>Any animal lover will be thoroughly delighted</strong> by this collection of essays and poems about a variety of animals, written by 30 acclaimed writers, including Joyce Carol Oates, S.E. Hinton, P.C. Cast, Susan Orlean,&#0160;Joy Harjo, Dean Koontz, Delia Ephron and other award winning writers chosen for their diversity of perspectives.</p>
  30. <p>Each of the selections is a treat to be savored by itself. You’ll giggle at times and get a lump in your throat at other times, but always you will be grateful that we share the planet with such diverse and delightful non-people.</p>
  31. <p>The book lends itself to a busy time of year when following the intricacies of a novel might be difficult. I enjoyed reading one or two selections at a time curled up in my own little animal kingdom.</p>
  32. <p>&#0160;</p>
  33. <p><strong>Dogs and cats are well represented, of course.</strong></p>
  34. <p><strong>Wade Rouse</strong> answers the question, what happens when you give your aging parents, struggling with Parkinson’s disease, a dog for Christmas?</p>
  35. <p><em>“Sometimes the wrong gift is right. Sometimes the risk is worth it. Always the love, I’ve learned, outweighs the pain.&quot;</em></p>
  36. <p>&#0160;</p>
  37. <p><strong>Susan Orlean</strong> reminds us,</p>
  38. <p><em>“If therapists didn’t charge you and would be willing to chase sticks, they’d be dogs.”</em></p>
  39. <p><em>“I will certainly not go another decade without a dog. Because I know that even though dogs break your heart, they fill it up, even when they’re gone.”</em></p>
  40. <p>&#0160;</p>
  41. <p>There is a reprint of <strong>Dean Koontz</strong>’ supernatural encounter with the beloved Trixie.</p>
  42. <p><em>“I learned as much from this good dog as in all my years in school.”</em></p>
  43. <p>&#0160;</p>
  44. <p><strong>Joyce Carol Oates</strong> presents “<em>…an Homage in Catterel Verse,”</em> an elevated variant of “doggerel.”</p>
  45. <p>&#0160;</p>
  46. <p><strong>Joy Harbo</strong> introduces us to Mo (short for Motor) “<em>who is our cat and we are hers.”</em></p>
  47. <p>&#0160;</p>
  48. <p>Fearing for her life, <strong>P.C. Cast</strong> acquires a highly trained personal protection canine. Her “warrior,” Odin/Badger, gives her a sense of security that few, especially women, ever feel.</p>
  49. <p>&#0160;</p>
  50. <p><strong>Besides the animals that rule our homes</strong> there are some subjects that live in the wild; represented are —raccoons, baboons, birds, bears, frogs, turtles, butterflies and rhinos.</p>
  51. <p>Like<strong> Ron Padgett</strong> in the selection “<em>Animals and Ar</em>t,” I have always felt sorry for creatures living in the wild “<em>looking</em> <em>for something to eat while in fear of being eaten.</em>” They have no art galleries or museums, but they don’t seem to mind.</p>
  52. <p>Like Ron, I have always wondered what kind of animal I would be.</p>
  53. <p>&#0160;</p>
  54. <p><strong>A short biography</strong> of each contributing writer follows the text.</p>
  55. <p><em>Love Can Be</em> was funded by the Kirkpatrick Foundation which gives grants to various charities. All proceeds will be donated to animal organizations.</p>
  56. <p>&#0160;</p>
  57. <p>I was given an advanced copy of the book to write a review.</p>
  58. <p>If you make any purchase from Amazon using my link, I will be paid a pittance and you won’t pay more.</p>
  59. <p>&#0160;</p></div>
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  66.        <title>Definitely not recommended for households with dogs</title>
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  69.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37c9d30200c</id>
  70.        <published>2018-12-12T07:12:25-08:00</published>
  71.        <updated>2018-12-11T17:42:18-08:00</updated>
  72.        <summary>Ah, the smells of Christmas—pine boughs, baked ham, prime rib, cinnamon, chocolate, and now a new one — sausage scented wrapping paper. Jimmy Dean is celebrating the Christmas season by giving away sausage-scented gift wrap. All you have to do is cook a Jimmy Dean sausage recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to the “Jimmy Dean Recipe Gift Exchange” now until Dec. 20. Following these steps, you get to choose your free...</summary>
  73.        <author>
  74.            <name>Jan</name>
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  80. <p>Jimmy Dean is celebrating the Christmas season by giving away sausage-scented gift wrap.</p>
  81. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a2bef2200d-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Jimmy" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a2bef2200d img-responsive" height="153" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a2bef2200d-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Jimmy" width="153" /></a>All you have to do is cook a Jimmy Dean sausage recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to the “Jimmy Dean Recipe Gift Exchange” now until Dec. 20. Following these steps, you get to choose your free gift while supplies last.</p>
  82. <p>Jimmy Dean sausage-scented wrapping paper is guaranteed to make sure that no gift in a dog ruled household remains wrapped for longer than a few minutes.</p>
  83. <p>Is this a clever idea or pretty stupid?</p></div>
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  90.        <title>Dog waited a month for his family to return to their burned out home</title>
  91.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/12/dog-waited-for-a-month-for-his-family-to-return-to-their-burned-out-home.html" />
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  93.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a5f4a7200d</id>
  94.        <published>2018-12-10T02:54:51-08:00</published>
  95.        <updated>2018-12-10T11:47:40-08:00</updated>
  96.        <summary>K-9 Paw Print Rescue In the confusion of evacuating Paradise, California as the Camp Fire swept through the county, Andréa Gaylord’s beloved Anatolian Shepherd, Madison, was left behind. She &quot;hoped and prayed&quot; he would be OK. Recently the evacuation orders were lifted and when Andréa pulled up to the burned out property a month later, Madison was patiently waiting for her. He had survived the fire and was protecting what was left of his former...</summary>
  97.        <author>
  98.            <name>Jan</name>
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  103. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;</p>
  104. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c5a9f9200b-pi"><img alt="Madison.2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c5a9f9200b img-responsive" height="303" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37ff785200c-pi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Madison.2" width="444" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;">K-9 Paw Print Rescue</span></p>
  105. <p><strong><span style="font-size: 24pt; font-family: &#39;times new roman&#39;, times;">I</span></strong>n the confusion of evacuating Paradise, California as the Camp Fire swept through the county, Andréa Gaylord’s beloved Anatolian Shepherd, Madison, was left behind. She&#0160;&quot;hoped and prayed&quot; he would be OK.</p>
  106. <p>Recently the evacuation orders were lifted and when Andréa pulled up to the burned out property a month later, Madison was patiently waiting for her. He had survived the fire and was protecting what was left of his former home. It must have been a very long time in dog weeks.</p>
  107. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&quot;Imagine the loyalty of hanging in in the worst of circumstances and being here waiting,&quot; said Andrea. &quot;You could never ask for a better animal, you really couldn&#39;t.&quot;</p>
  108. <p>Pet rescue volunteer Shayla Sullivan had returned to the burned property often to put out fresh food and water for Madison and to leave an article of Andrea’s clothing. Madison continued to keep his distance.</p>
  109. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&quot;He never gave up on his people,&quot; wrote Sullivan on Facebook. &quot;He didn&#39;t give up through the storm or the fire!&quot;</p>
  110. <p>The almost month-long fire burned more than 153,000 acres, destroyed almost 14,000 residences and killed 85 people.</p></div>
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  117.        <title>I’m sometimes amazed at how mean, petty and arrogant some people can be...</title>
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  120.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a55437200d</id>
  121.        <published>2018-12-06T07:33:08-08:00</published>
  122.        <updated>2018-12-06T08:18:15-08:00</updated>
  123.        <summary>President Bush had been dead only a few days when a moron named Ruth Graham, a writer at Slate magazine, decided that the service dog Sully was getting too much attention. She took it on herself to enlighten us to realities in an article titled “Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush.” He’s a service dog, she tells us, a servant who has only been with the president for six months. He is...</summary>
  124.        <author>
  125.            <name>Jan</name>
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  130. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><strong><span style="font-family: &#39;times new roman&#39;, times; font-size: 24pt;"> <a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37f5538200c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Sully2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37f5538200c img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37f5538200c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Sully2" /></a>P</span></strong>resident Bush had been dead only a few days when a moron named Ruth Graham, a writer at&#0160;<em>Slate</em> magazine, decided that the service dog Sully was getting too much attention.</p>
  131. <p>She took it on herself to enlighten us to realities in an article titled&#0160; “Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush.”</p>
  132. <p>He’s a service dog, she tells us, a servant who has only been with the president for six months. He is not his lifelong companion—just in case anyone thought that Sully was 657 in dog years.</p>
  133. <p>So what is the point of demeaning the relationship between a man who has just passed away and a dog that has been trained to help him maintain his dignity and independence?</p>
  134. <p>What is the difference whether they had been together for six months or six years? They had bonded and Sully was a companion who helped him to the end of his life.</p>
  135. <p>Graham believes it is “demented to project soul-wrenching grief onto a dog’s decision to lie down in front of a casket.”</p>
  136. <p>How nice that we have her to straighten out all of us “demented” souls who were moved by the picture of beautifully trained dog lying obediently by his friend’s coffin.</p>
  137. <p>Her convoluted logic knows no bounds as she explores the “heroism” of Sully’s obedience.</p>
  138. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&quot;If dogs are subject to praise for obeying their masters, what do we do about the pets who eat their owners’&#0160;dead (or even passed out) bodies?&quot;</p>
  139. <p>Sadly there are people in the world like Graham who take delight in attacking and demeaning, finding the ugliness in what is inspiring and noble.</p></div>
  140. </content>
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  146.        <title>Mission complete—Sully will go on to help wounded soldiers</title>
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  149.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37ee8d4200c</id>
  150.        <published>2018-12-04T07:48:27-08:00</published>
  151.        <updated>2018-12-04T10:34:11-08:00</updated>
  152.        <summary>Sully, a &quot;beautifully trained&quot; golden Lab who provided aid and companionship to President Bush in his final months, will go on to help wounded soldiers. He was treated as a member of the family as the casket rested at a Houston funeral home. Sully was provided by America&#39;s VetDogs, a non-profit organization in Smithtown, New York. The group provides service dogs to veterans in need at no cost, allowing them to live with dignity and...</summary>
  153.        <author>
  154.            <name>Jan</name>
  155.        </author>
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  160. <p>Sully, a &quot;beautifully trained&quot; golden Lab who provided aid and companionship to President Bush in his final months, will go on to help wounded soldiers.</p>
  161. <p>He was treated as a member of the family as the casket rested at a Houston funeral home.</p>
  162. <p>Sully was provided by<a href="https://www.vetdogs.org/"> America&#39;s VetDogs,</a> a non-profit organization in Smithtown, New York. The group provides service dogs to veterans in need at no cost, allowing them to&#0160;live with dignity and independence.</p>
  163. <p>He went to work with President Bush in June to help with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. He can perform a two-page list of commands, including answering the phone, opening doors, and retrieving items. As someone said, he can do just about anything except make you a martini… but he can go get you someone to make you a martini.</p>
  164. <p><br />After the funeral Sully will return&#0160; to America&#39;s VetDogs to stay through the holiday season before joining the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center&#39;s Facility Dog Program. He will assist wounded veterans and active-duty service members as they recover at Walter Reed Bethesda.</p>
  165. <p>Vetdogs relies on donations and volunteers, including puppy raisers, to provide services.</p>
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  179.        <title>Dog makes headlines with what he dug up in his backyard</title>
  180.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/12/dog-makes-headlines-with-what-he-dug-up-in-his-backyard.html" />
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  182.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a494b5200d</id>
  183.        <published>2018-12-03T06:35:14-08:00</published>
  184.        <updated>2018-12-03T07:01:45-08:00</updated>
  185.        <summary>Like many dogs, Scout, an 8-month-old male yellow Lab, dug a hole in his family&#39;s Whidbey Island (Washington) backyard to find a doggie treasure. His owner Kirk Lacewell noticed that he was carrying something but just thought it was a piece of wood or a rock. On the second day, he started to wonder what was so special to Scout about what he thought was just a rock. He cleaned it up and found it...</summary>
  186.        <author>
  187.            <name>Jan</name>
  188.        </author>
  189.        
  190.        
  191. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  192. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c44ddb200b-pi"><img alt="Woolley" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c44ddb200b img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c44ddb200b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Woolley" /></a></p>
  193. <p><strong><span style="font-size: 24pt; font-family: &#39;times new roman&#39;, times;">L</span></strong>ike many dogs, Scout, an 8-month-old male yellow Lab, dug a hole in his family&#39;s Whidbey Island (Washington) backyard to find a doggie treasure.</p>
  194. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37e9a85200c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Tooth" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37e9a85200c img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37e9a85200c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Tooth" /></a>His owner Kirk Lacewell&#0160;noticed that he was carrying something but just thought it was a piece of wood or a rock. On the second day, he started to wonder what was so special to Scout about what he thought was just a rock. He cleaned it up and found it looked different from other rocks.</p>
  195. <p>From the pictures he sent to experts at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum, they determined that it was a woolly mammoth tooth, about 13.000 years old.</p>
  196. <p>Woolly mammoths once lived in what now is Whidbey Island, which is about 30 miles from Seattle, but no one can remember a dog finding a fossil like this.</p>
  197. <p>We know about dogs’ heightened sense of smell, but it is truly remarkable that Scout could smell a buried 13,000-year-old artifact.</p>
  198. <p>Lacewell and Scout have enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame. They got to keep the tooth as a souvenir and family heirloom as they imagine living where woolly mammoths once roamed.</p>
  199. <p>There are several theories as to why woolley mammoths became extinct. They thrived in the Ice Age but as the climate became warmer, their habitat and food supply changed.</p>
  200. <p><a href="https://www.foxnews.com/science/puppy-finds-woolly-mammoth-tooth-in-backyard">The story and video</a></p>
  201. <p>&#0160;</p></div>
  202. </content>
  203.  
  204.  
  205.  
  206.    </entry>
  207. <entry>
  208.        <title>The Golden Poodle awards for November</title>
  209.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/the-golden-poodle-awards-for-november-1.html" />
  210.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/the-golden-poodle-awards-for-november-1.html" thr:count="6" thr:updated="2018-12-06T18:55:24-08:00" />
  211.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c375d3200b</id>
  212.        <published>2018-11-30T19:44:42-08:00</published>
  213.        <updated>2018-11-30T19:53:33-08:00</updated>
  214.        <summary>The Golden Poodle award goes to Murray the toothless, deformed Weimaraner who survived distemper and being left for dead before he found a family to love him and fans on Instagram. The Lizard Brain award goes to the York family, the longtime owners of the San Francisco 49ers. If you’re an NFL fan you know why. If you aren’t you don’t care. The Neanderthal award goes to the Neanderthals who abandon dogs on Dead Dog...</summary>
  215.        <author>
  216.            <name>Jan</name>
  217.        </author>
  218.        
  219.        
  220. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  221. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c3753e200b-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c3753e200b img-responsive" height="99" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c3753e200b-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="1" width="97" /></a></p>
  222. <p>&#0160;</p>
  223. <p>The<strong> Golden Poodle award</strong> goes to<a href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/murray-will-never-win-a-beauty-contest.html"> Murray</a> the toothless, deformed Weimaraner who survived distemper and being left for dead before he found a family to love him and fans on Instagram.</p>
  224. <p>&#0160;</p>
  225. <p>&#0160;</p>
  226. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37dbd4f200c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Llizard2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37dbd4f200c img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37dbd4f200c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Llizard2" /></a>The<strong> Lizard Brain award</strong> goes to the York family, the longtime owners of the <a href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/it-looked-like-it-was-going-to-be-a-really-great-season.html">San Francisco 49ers</a>. If you’re an NFL fan you know why. If you aren’t you don’t care.</p>
  227. <p>&#0160;</p>
  228. <p>&#0160;</p>
  229. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a446cf200d-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Neanderthal2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a446cf200d img-responsive" height="65" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a446cf200d-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Neanderthal2" width="64" /></a>The <strong>Neanderthal award</strong> goes to the <a href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/murray-will-never-win-a-beauty-contest.html">Neanderthals</a>&#0160;who abandon dogs on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico and leave them to die.</p>
  230. <p>&#0160;</p>
  231. <p>&#0160;</p>
  232. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37dc78c200c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Angel2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37dc78c200c img-responsive" height="71" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad37dc78c200c-120wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Angel2" width="90" /></a></p>
  233. <p>&#0160;</p>
  234. <p>An <strong>Angel award</strong> goes to the <a href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/rescuers-who-saved-puppies-will-adopt-them.html">Mission Search and Rescue</a>. Members rescued two stranded puppies and then adopted them into forever homes.</p></div>
  235. </content>
  236.  
  237.  
  238.  
  239.    </entry>
  240. <entry>
  241.        <title>Rescuers who saved puppies will adopt them</title>
  242.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/rescuers-who-saved-puppies-will-adopt-them.html" />
  243.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/rescuers-who-saved-puppies-will-adopt-them.html" thr:count="8" thr:updated="2018-12-06T19:01:28-08:00" />
  244.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c3813f200b</id>
  245.        <published>2018-11-28T19:25:56-08:00</published>
  246.        <updated>2018-11-29T09:37:57-08:00</updated>
  247.        <summary>After being stranded for days, two St. Bernard mix puppies were rescued from a cliff in Mission, British Columbia. Their cries had been heard for days before Mission Search and Rescue set out to locate them. While dogs aren’t usually the object of their searches, the team recognized that if they didn’t try to rescue the dogs, someone else might try and that person might get stuck and need to be rescued. The Mission SAR...</summary>
  248.        <author>
  249.            <name>Jan</name>
  250.        </author>
  251.        
  252.        
  253. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  254. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><div class="n_u3z0a-mdi b_u3z0b1ujv clearfix">
  255. <div class="clearfix f_u3z0a-nex">
  256. <div class="clearfix _42ef">
  257. <div class="l_u3z0a-nf0">
  258. <div class="_6a _5u5j">
  259. <div class="_6a _5u5j _6b">
  260. <h5 class="_14f3 _14f5 _5pbw _5vra" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;C&quot;}" id="js_8b"><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c380fd200b-pi"><img alt="Rescued puppies" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c380fd200b img-responsive" height="523" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c380fd200b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Rescued puppies" width="413" /></a></h5>
  261. <h5 class="_14f3 _14f5 _5pbw _5vra" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;C&quot;}"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 24pt; font-family: &#39;times new roman&#39;, times;"><strong>A</strong></span>fter being stranded for days, two St. Bernard mix puppies were rescued from a cliff in Mission, British Columbia. Their cries had been heard for days before Mission Search and Rescue set out to locate them.</span></h5>
  262. </div>
  263. </div>
  264. </div>
  265. </div>
  266. </div>
  267. </div>
  268. <div class="_5pbx userContent _3576" data-ad-preview="message" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}" id="js_8d">
  269. <div class="text_exposed_root text_exposed" id="id_5bff5a0c927124054839177">
  270. <p>While dogs aren’t usually the object of their searches, the team recognized that if they didn’t try to rescue the dogs, someone else might try and that person might get stuck and need to be rescued. The Mission SAR volunteers would have to go out anyway.</p>
  271. <p>When the team fou<span class="text_exposed_show">nd them, the two female dogs were skinny but in good shape. There were signs that they were recently being cared for, suggesting they may have been abandoned in the area by their owner.</span></p>
  272. <div class="text_exposed_show">
  273. <p>They were so excited to see us,” said volunteer Roger Williams. “They started getting excited, moving around too much, and we just caught them in the jackets. They fell right to us.”</p>
  274. <p>Williams soon found himself in puppy love.</p>
  275. <p>Rescued and rescuers formed an immediate connection. He and another member of the team determined to adopt them. When no one claimed them they were rescued again.</p>
  276. <p>Though the sisters will be going to different homes, they’ll be sure to have play dates. Some of the play dates will most certainly be at the Search and Rescue clubhouse in Mission.</p>
  277. </div>
  278. </div>
  279. </div></div>
  280. </content>
  281.  
  282.  
  283.  
  284.    </entry>
  285. <entry>
  286.        <title>Murray the Weimaraner will never win a beauty contest</title>
  287.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/murray-will-never-win-a-beauty-contest.html" />
  288.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/murray-will-never-win-a-beauty-contest.html" thr:count="7" thr:updated="2018-12-02T15:19:03-08:00" />
  289.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3beaab2200b</id>
  290.        <published>2018-11-26T06:42:04-08:00</published>
  291.        <updated>2018-11-25T08:01:00-08:00</updated>
  292.        <summary>But he has beaten all odds to be alive with a loving family and internet followers. And his tail keeps wagging. Murray was born in Puerto Rico, where he contracted distemper. He was abandoned on Dead Dog Beach — a beach where hundreds of animals are left for dead every year. Distemper often kills the animals that contract it. It can destroy the nervous and respiratory systems. But Murray survived. He was left toothless, unable...</summary>
  293.        <author>
  294.            <name>Jan</name>
  295.        </author>
  296.        
  297.        
  298. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  299. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3beaa81200b-pi"><img alt="Murray1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3beaa81200b img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3beaa81200b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Murray1" /></a></p>
  300. <p><span style="font-size: 24pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: &#39;times new roman&#39;, times;">B</span></strong></span>ut he has beaten all odds to be alive with a loving family and internet followers. And his tail keeps wagging.</p>
  301. <p>Murray was born in Puerto Rico, where he contracted distemper. He was abandoned on Dead Dog Beach — a beach where hundreds of animals are left for dead every year.</p>
  302. <p>Distemper often kills the animals that contract it. It can destroy the nervous and respiratory systems. But Murray survived. He was left toothless, unable to keep his tongue in his mouth, with a deformed head.</p>
  303. <p>He was eventually rescued by<a href="https://www.thesatoproject.org/"> The Sato Project </a>which is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. They brought him to the United States to be adopted.</p>
  304. <p>But he almost wasn’t.</p>
  305. <p>Because of his appearance and condition, a veterinarian determined that he should be euthanized. He changed his mind when Murray began wagging his tail.</p>
  306. <p>And that’s when the Gallant family from Massachusetts came into his life.</p>
  307. <p>They loved him immediately and completely. At first they fostered him but quickly realized they could never give him up.</p>
  308. <p>&#0160;Mackenzie Gallant explained:</p>
  309. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">The signature tongue out is just the cutest thing, and his crooked features, if you look at his face closely you notice his ears aren’t aligned right on his head. His quirks make him even cuter and more special.</p>
  310. <p>Murray has a growing number of followers to his <a href="https://www.instagram.com/murraythedisableddog/">Instagram account</a>&#0160;which helps to raise awareness for rescue dogs and The Sato Project.</p></div>
  311. </content>
  312.  
  313.  
  314.  
  315.    </entry>
  316. <entry>
  317.        <title>Will power</title>
  318.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/will-power.html" />
  319.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/will-power.html" thr:count="12" thr:updated="2018-12-02T15:17:24-08:00" />
  320.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a22d78200d</id>
  321.        <published>2018-11-22T17:25:51-08:00</published>
  322.        <updated>2018-11-22T17:25:51-08:00</updated>
  323.        <summary></summary>
  324.        <author>
  325.            <name>Jan</name>
  326.        </author>
  327.        
  328.        
  329. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  330. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c1e34d200b-pi"><img alt="Willpower" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c1e34d200b img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c1e34d200b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Willpower" /></a></p></div>
  331. </content>
  332.  
  333.  
  334.  
  335.    </entry>
  336. <entry>
  337.        <title>Our traditional Thanksgiving greeting...</title>
  338.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/our-traditional-thanksgiving-greeting.html" />
  339.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/our-traditional-thanksgiving-greeting.html" thr:count="7" thr:updated="2018-11-24T12:47:21-08:00" />
  340.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3a186b2200d</id>
  341.        <published>2018-11-21T17:54:58-08:00</published>
  342.        <updated>2018-11-21T11:56:17-08:00</updated>
  343.        <summary>has become politically incorrect The world has gone mad,</summary>
  344.        <author>
  345.            <name>Jan</name>
  346.        </author>
  347.        
  348.        
  349. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  350. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c13262200b-pi"><img alt="Thanksgiving" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c13262200b img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c13262200b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Thanksgiving" /></a></p>
  351. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif;">has become politically incorrect</span></p>
  352. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 24pt; font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &#39;book antiqua&#39;, palatino; font-size: 10pt;">The world has gone mad,</span></span></p></div>
  353. </content>
  354.  
  355.  
  356.  
  357.    </entry>
  358. <entry>
  359.        <title>Long live the Amarillo Sod Poodles</title>
  360.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/long-live-the-amarillo-sod-poodles.html" />
  361.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2018/11/long-live-the-amarillo-sod-poodles.html" thr:count="6" thr:updated="2018-12-02T21:56:51-08:00" />
  362.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e2022ad37a48a5200c</id>
  363.        <published>2018-11-19T05:46:42-08:00</published>
  364.        <updated>2018-11-17T18:13:21-08:00</updated>
  365.        <summary>First there was the El Paso Chihuahuas. Not to be outdone… The San Diego Padres are getting a new double A minor league affiliate next spring in Amarillo, Texas. For nearly a year the new team has been in the process of choosing a name. The five original finalists were the Amarillo Boot Scooters, Amarillo Bronc Busters, Amarillo Jerky, Amarillo Long Haulers and Amarillo Sod Poodles. Over 7000 people signed an on-line petition asking for...</summary>
  366.        <author>
  367.            <name>Jan</name>
  368.        </author>
  369.        
  370.        
  371. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  372. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00e2d200b-pi"><img alt="Sod poodles" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00e2d200b img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00e2d200b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Sod poodles" /></a></p>
  373. <p><strong>First there was the El Paso Chihuahuas</strong>. Not to be outdone…</p>
  374. <p>The San Diego Padres&#0160;are getting a new double A minor league affiliate next spring in Amarillo, Texas.</p>
  375. <p>For nearly a year the new team has been in the process of choosing a name. The five original finalists were the Amarillo Boot Scooters, Amarillo Bronc Busters, Amarillo Jerky, Amarillo Long Haulers and Amarillo Sod Poodles.</p>
  376. <p>Over 7000 people signed an on-line petition&#0160;asking for more names to choose from since they hated these.</p>
  377. <p>&#0160;</p>
  378. <p><strong>Today, however, when it was announced</strong> that the team would officially be the Amarillo Sod Poodles, opinion on the name has done a total about face.</p>
  379. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00e52200b-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="El paso chihuahua" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00e52200b img-responsive" height="101" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00e52200b-120wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="El paso chihuahua" width="97" /></a>In keeping with today’s minor league names, Sod Poodles is quirky and marketable. So far people from 33 states have ordered merchandise and the team hasn&#39;t played a single inning.</p>
  380. <p>The El Paso Chihuahuas are selling t-shirts all over the world. Who can resist a pissed off Chihuahua?</p>
  381. <p>&#0160;</p>
  382. <p><strong>So what is a Sod Poodle?</strong></p>
  383. <p>It’s a Texas pioneer nickname for a prairie dog — and it’s an opportunity to have fun with their unique location.</p>
  384. <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><br /> <a class="asset-img-link" href="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00f98200b-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Sod poodle4" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00f98200b img-responsive" src="https://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e2022ad3c00f98200b-120wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Sod poodle4" /></a>“We wanted something different, something authentic to Amarillo that’s never been done before,” according to Tony Ensor, Sod Poodles president and general manager.</p>
  385. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">”… obviously prairie dogs are prevalent in West Texas, and once we discovered the uniqueness of the Sod Poodle, the minute that name came out, everyone’s eyebrows were raised. There was just something special to it from the very beginning.”</p>
  386. <p data-reactid="41">And who can resist getting fired up by a pissed off prairie dog?</p></div>
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