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  7.    <updated>2017-11-23T17:21:03-08:00</updated>
  8.    <subtitle>Celebrating the remarkable, the ordinary and the very funny dogs who live among us</subtitle>
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  11.        <title>Take that, Herman Melville</title>
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  15.        <published>2017-11-23T17:21:03-08:00</published>
  16.        <updated>2017-11-23T17:32:27-08:00</updated>
  17.        <summary>A building council in a Vancouver, BC refused to allow one of its owners to lease to a fish and chip restaurant because of its name—Moby Dick. According to a lawsuit, the building council claims that &quot;...the word ‘Dick’ in Moby Dick was an offensive term&quot; and &quot;also claimed a Moby Dick sign would hurt the value of neighboring properties, and that the restaurant would bring increased litter and violate city laws on odor.&quot; Chances...</summary>
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  19.            <name>Jan</name>
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  25. <p>According to a lawsuit, the building council claims that</p>
  26. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&quot;...the word ‘Dick’ in Moby Dick was an offensive term&quot; and &quot;also claimed a Moby Dick sign would hurt the value of neighboring properties, and that the restaurant would bring increased litter and violate city laws on odor.&quot;&#0160;</p>
  27. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&#0160;</p>
  28. <p>&#0160;Chances are this sign would give them apoplexy.</p>
  29. <p>&#0160;</p>
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  37.        <title>Have a happy...</title>
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  40.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09d8fa04970d</id>
  41.        <published>2017-11-22T17:36:56-08:00</published>
  42.        <updated>2017-11-20T11:51:56-08:00</updated>
  43.        <summary>and politically incorrect Day of Thanks</summary>
  44.        <author>
  45.            <name>Jan</name>
  46.        </author>
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  51. <p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;</p>
  52. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif; font-size: 20pt;">and politically incorrect Day of Thanks</span></p>
  53. <p style="text-align: center;">&#0160;</p></div>
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  59. <entry>
  60.        <title>This is Alia -- my brilliant and talented granddaughter ...</title>
  61.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/this-is-alia-my-beautiful-and-talented-granddaughter-.html" />
  62.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/this-is-alia-my-beautiful-and-talented-granddaughter-.html" thr:count="18" thr:updated="2017-11-24T09:26:46-08:00" />
  63.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201bb09d70e50970d</id>
  64.        <published>2017-11-20T04:48:11-08:00</published>
  65.        <updated>2017-11-19T07:16:22-08:00</updated>
  66.        <summary>Alia has been accepted into the music program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia with a concentration in film scoring. She is a joy to be around, she lights up rooms. And she loves dogs. Examples of her compositions can be heard at aliamartin.com I think her compositions are already worthy of Academy Awards. But that&#39;s just me. And a bunch of other people.</summary>
  67.        <author>
  68.            <name>Jan</name>
  69.        </author>
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  74. <p><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 12pt;">&#0160;A</span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">lia&#0160;has been accepted into the music program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia with a concentration in film scoring.</span></span></p>
  75. <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"> She is a joy to be around, she lights up rooms.</span></span></p>
  76. <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">And she loves dogs.</span></span></p>
  77. <p><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">&#0160;</span></p>
  78. <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">Examples of her compositions can be heard at </span></span></p>
  79. <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;"><a href="http://www.aliamartin.com/">aliamartin.com</a></span></span></p>
  80. <p><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">&#0160;</span></p>
  81. <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">I think her compositions are already worthy of&#0160;</span></span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 12pt;">Academy Awards.</span></p>
  82. <p><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">&#0160;</span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">But that&#39;s just me.</span></span></p>
  83. <p>&#0160;</p>
  84. <p>&#0160;<span style="font-family: georgia, palatino;">And a bunch of other people.</span></p></div>
  85. </content>
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  90. <entry>
  91.        <title>Family pet dog had no police dog  training, but...</title>
  92.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/family-pet-dog-had-no-polics-dog-training-but.html" />
  93.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/family-pet-dog-had-no-polics-dog-training-but.html" thr:count="6" thr:updated="2017-11-22T14:20:25-08:00" />
  94.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bd63d5970c</id>
  95.        <published>2017-11-18T08:20:55-08:00</published>
  96.        <updated>2017-11-18T08:20:55-08:00</updated>
  97.        <summary>Guard dog instincts took over when his territory was invaded...</summary>
  98.        <author>
  99.            <name>Jan</name>
  100.        </author>
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  105. <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: &#39;comic sans ms&#39;, sans-serif;"> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bf8295970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Meam" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bf8295970c img-responsive" height="80" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bf8295970c-500wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Meam" width="120" /></a>Guard dog instincts took over when his territory was invaded...</span></strong></span></p></div>
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  112.        <title>Here is the best news you’ve heard all day...</title>
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  115.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda81d970c</id>
  116.        <published>2017-11-16T03:29:55-08:00</published>
  117.        <updated>2017-11-15T06:41:04-08:00</updated>
  118.        <summary>Now you and your dog can wear matching pajamas! Fabdog, an upscale canine clothing retailer, has come up with four different designs of matching sleepwear. The company “brings human style to your dog. We dress your dog as you’d dress yourself—with class, quality, and a bit of an edge.” Since studies show most people prefer dogs to people, why not dress alike? These outfits are perfect to throw a slumber party, watch movies, eat popcorn,...</summary>
  119.        <author>
  120.            <name>Jan</name>
  121.        </author>
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  124. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  125. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 15pt; font-family: georgia, palatino;">Now you and your dog can wear matching pajamas!</span></p>
  126. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda75f970c-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Pajamas" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda75f970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda75f970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Pajamas" /></a></p>
  127. <p><a href="http://shop.fabdog.com/">Fabdog</a>, an upscale canine clothing retailer, has come up with four different designs of matching sleepwear.</p>
  128. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">The company &#0160;“brings human style to your dog. We dress your dog as you’d dress yourself—with class, quality, <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda77e970c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Pjs" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda77e970c img-responsive" height="146" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bda77e970c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Pjs" width="146" /></a>and a bit of an edge.”</p>
  129. <p>Since<a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/would-you-help-a-puppy-before-you-would-help-a-human.html"> studies</a> show most people prefer dogs to people, why not dress alike? These outfits are perfect to throw a slumber party, watch movies,&#0160; eat popcorn, share secrets, snuggle with your best buddy in front of a roaring fire,&#0160;<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">and do each other’s hair.</span></p>
  130. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d6732b970d-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Pj5" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09d6732b970d img-responsive" height="160" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d6732b970d-320wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Pj5" width="153" /></a>Priced at $50</p>
  131. <p>Unfortunately, the bad news is they have been so popular they are currently sold out. But keep calm -- these matching jammies are set to be back in stock on Nov. 25.&#0160;</p>
  132. <p>They do have doggie pajamas in stock and what could be cuter?&#0160;</p>
  133. <p>&#0160;<span style="font-size: 10pt;"><em><br />I&#39;m not getting paid for this post. It is just a public service.</em></span></p>
  134. <p>&#0160;</p></div>
  135. </content>
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  140. <entry>
  141.        <title>Would you help a puppy before you would help a human?</title>
  142.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/would-you-help-a-puppy-before-you-would-help-a-human.html" />
  143.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/would-you-help-a-puppy-before-you-would-help-a-human.html" thr:count="10" thr:updated="2017-11-21T08:14:05-08:00" />
  144.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bb168f970c</id>
  145.        <published>2017-11-14T07:01:05-08:00</published>
  146.        <updated>2017-11-13T09:15:41-08:00</updated>
  147.        <summary>Vettis OR… If you had to choose between a puppy getting hurt and some random dude on the street getting hurt, which would you choose? A study at Northeastern University found that the overwhelming majority of people have more compassion and empathy for dogs than for humans. The only people we worry about more than dogs are babies. Researchers gave 240 participants one of four fake newspaper reports. The articles described an attack “with a...</summary>
  148.        <author>
  149.            <name>Jan</name>
  150.        </author>
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  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/6a00d83451580669e201b7c930b9e0970b-pi"><img alt="Homework2" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c930b9e0970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c930b9e0970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Homework2" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><em>Vettis</em></span></p>
  155. <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>OR…</strong></span></p>
  156. <p><strong>If you had to choose between a puppy getting hurt</strong> and some random dude on the street getting hurt, which would you choose?</p>
  157. <p>&#0160;</p>
  158. <p>A study at Northeastern University found that the overwhelming majority of people have more compassion and empathy for dogs than for humans. The only people we worry about more than dogs are babies.</p>
  159. <p>Researchers gave 240 participants one of four fake newspaper reports. The articles described an attack “with a baseball bat by an unknown assailant.” Participants were asked to describe their emotions using standard questions to measure empathy.</p>
  160. <p>The participants who had read a story about a child, dog or puppy measured high levels of empathy, but the human adult got less sympathy.</p>
  161. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“Respondents were significantly less distressed when adult humans were victimized, in comparison with human babies, puppies and adult dogs. Only relative to the infant victim did the adult dog receive lower scores of empathy,” the researchers said.</p>
  162. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&#0160;</p>
  163. <p><strong><em>There’s a very simple explanation and you probably know what it is</em></strong><strong><em>.</em></strong></p>
  164. <p>The researchers say it’s because we see dogs and babies as being innocent and vulnerable, so we feel responsible if they get hurt on our watch. We don’t usually have those feelings with other adults, thinking they can take care of themselves.</p>
  165. <p>&#0160;</p>
  166. <p><strong>A couple years ago researchers in the UK</strong> conducted an experiment to test whether people were more likely to donate money to help dogs or humans.</p>
  167. <p>They printed two advertisements, both of which posed the question: “Would you give £5 to save Harrison from a slow, painful death?”&#0160;</p>
  168. <p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c930f326970b-pi"><img alt="Harrisonsfund1" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c930f326970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c930f326970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Harrisonsfund1" /></a></p>
  169. <p><strong>The only difference between the ads was the picture</strong> - one featured Harrison as a little boy, the other as a dog. Harrison the boy had a painful, terminal disease. Harrison the dog was fiction.&#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>
  170. <p>And it was Harrison the dog who received the most donations.</p>
  171. <p><em>As much as I love dogs, I find this somewhat disturbing.</em></p></div>
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  178.        <title>Kids and dogs—charming and sweet or dreadful and ugly?</title>
  179.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/kids-and-dogscharming-and-sweet-or-dreadful-and-ugly.html" />
  180.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/kids-and-dogscharming-and-sweet-or-dreadful-and-ugly.html" thr:count="10" thr:updated="2017-11-21T08:16:33-08:00" />
  181.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c92f62ae970b</id>
  182.        <published>2017-11-11T19:08:07-08:00</published>
  183.        <updated>2017-11-01T13:23:04-07:00</updated>
  184.        <summary>Adopting a dog can be a terrible experience for some families. If the children whine and make all sorts of promises they don’t understand until they get a dog and then lose interest like they do with toys, this can cause serious disagreements in a family. A dog who is ignored and not taught manners soon becomes a behavior problem or, sadly, is taken to the shelter to be yet another unadoptable dog with poor...</summary>
  185.        <author>
  186.            <name>Jan</name>
  187.        </author>
  188.        
  189.        
  190. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  191. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b9d023970c-pi"><img alt="Lyla" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b9d023970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b9d023970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lyla" /></a></p>
  192. <p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">Adopting a dog can be a terrible experience for some families. </span></p>
  193. <p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">If the children whine and make all sorts of promises they don’t understand until they get a dog and then lose interest like they do with toys, this can cause serious disagreements in a family.&#0160;</span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Arial;">A dog who is ignored and not taught manners soon becomes a behavior problem or, sadly, is taken to the shelter to be yet another unadoptable dog with poor social skills.</span></p>
  194. <p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">These two young girls from the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/273835744132/posts/10155831124364133" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1990e5; text-decoration: none; text-underline: none;">Facebook post from the Arizona Animal Welfare League</span></a> have their act together and Lyla the puppy is going to be well cared for.</span></p>
  195. <p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">First of all, they worked until they had enough money for her adoption fee. Everyone values something they worked for over something handed to them. And to show their understanding of the responsibilities and their willingness to take them on, they created a PowerPoint presentation to convince their parents that they are responsible enough to care for a puppy.</span></p>
  196. <p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">Good children, good parenting.&#0160;</span></p>
  197. <p style="line-height: 12.0pt; background: white; margin: 0in 0in 8.2pt 0in;"><span style="font-family: Arial; color: #333333;">Congratulations to all. Lyla has won the loving, responsible&#0160; family lottery.</span></p></div>
  198. </content>
  199.  
  200.  
  201.  
  202.    </entry>
  203. <entry>
  204.        <title>The Veteran</title>
  205.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/the-veteran.html" />
  206.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/the-veteran.html" thr:count="6" thr:updated="2017-11-16T10:55:46-08:00" />
  207.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bd17b1970c</id>
  208.        <published>2017-11-10T18:59:26-08:00</published>
  209.        <updated>2017-11-10T18:59:26-08:00</updated>
  210.        <summary>It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble. It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial....</summary>
  211.        <author>
  212.            <name>Jan</name>
  213.        </author>
  214.        
  215.        
  216. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  217. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c932b25b970b-pi"><img alt="Veteran" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c932b25b970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c932b25b970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Veteran" /></a><br />It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us <br />freedom of religion. <br /> It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us <br />freedom of the press.<br />&#0160;It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us <br />freedom of speech.<br />&#0160;It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us <br />freedom to assemble. <br />It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us <br />the right to a fair trial. <br />It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us<br />&#0160;the right to vote. <br /><br /><br /></p></div>
  218. </content>
  219.  
  220.  
  221.  
  222.    </entry>
  223. <entry>
  224.        <title>So after &quot;Kevin&quot; from Microsoft and &quot;Dave&quot; from Medicare called, &quot;Jane&quot; from Social Security called...</title>
  225.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/microsoft-medicare-and-social-security-what-a-swell-bunch-they-are-always-looking-out-for-us-calling-us-you-may.html" />
  226.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/microsoft-medicare-and-social-security-what-a-swell-bunch-they-are-always-looking-out-for-us-calling-us-you-may.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2017-11-21T08:20:25-08:00" />
  227.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c92e7f87970b</id>
  228.        <published>2017-11-09T07:48:40-08:00</published>
  229.        <updated>2017-11-09T07:48:41-08:00</updated>
  230.        <summary>Microsoft, Medicare, and Social Security - What a great bunch they are – always looking out for us, calling us... You may remember a year or so ago when the gang at Microsoft (Kevin, Steve, Sean and Michelle—all with Middle Eastern accents) were sitting around in some big fancy Microsoft room monitoring the millions of computers worldwide that use Windows and suddenly they noticed that... OMG, Jan&#39;s computer just got a virus. We must call...</summary>
  231.        <author>
  232.            <name>Jan</name>
  233.        </author>
  234.        
  235.        
  236. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  237. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b8eeee970c-pi" style="float: left;"><img alt="Scam" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b8eeee970c img-responsive" height="98" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b8eeee970c-500wi" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" title="Scam" width="131" /></a><strong>Microsoft, Medicare, and Social Security</strong> - What a great bunch they are – always &#0160;looking out for us, calling us...</p>
  238. <p><br />You may remember a year or so ago when <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2014/06/so-microsoft-technical-support-calls-to-tell-me-i-have-a-virus-on-my-computer.html">the gang at Microsoft</a> (Kevin, Steve, Sean and Michelle—all with Middle Eastern accents) were sitting around in some big fancy Microsoft room monitoring the millions of computers worldwide that use Windows and suddenly they noticed that...</p>
  239. <p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>OMG, Jan&#39;s computer just got a virus. <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b9192a970c-pi" style="float: right;"><img alt="Msoft" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b9192a970c img-responsive" height="178" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b9192a970c-320wi" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;" title="Msoft" width="122" /></a><br /> We must call her now.</strong></em></p>
  240. <p>So I got a call from each one of them over the course of several months.</p>
  241. <p>I hung up.</p>
  242. <p>They can cost you hundreds of dollars and even destroy your computer files if you let them. They are evil.</p>
  243. <p>(The Microsoft scammers have moved to a recording which I got recently. It’s a lady who speaks perfect English but after telling about the virus on your computer and how important it is to call them she says something like if you’ve received message in error, please disregard--which pretty much dilutes the message.)</p>
  244. <p><strong>&#0160;</strong></p>
  245. <p><strong>Recently Dave from Medicare</strong> (with a Middle Eastern accent) called. &#0160;Seems the gang at Medicare was all worried about my sore shoulder.</p>
  246. <p>I don’t have a sore shoulder</p>
  247. <p>Back?</p>
  248. <p>No.</p>
  249. <p>Knee, do you have a sore knee?</p>
  250. <p>I’m sure if I had stayed on the phone longer he would have shown his concern about other of my body parts before asking for my doctor’s name and my social security number which for some reason Medicare didn’t have even though they knew about the shoulder.</p>
  251. <p>&#0160;</p>
  252. <p><strong>Yesterday Jane from Social Security called</strong> to tell me about some great deals I should not miss out on. She wanted to call me later with details. She just needed a few details... like my name.</p>
  253. <p>I suspected she was a recording when she asked if she could have 15 seconds of my time. I told her where she could stick her phone and she said &quot;Great&quot; and asked my first name.</p>
  254. <p>&#0160;&#0160;</p>
  255. <p><em>Why do I still have a landline?</em></p>
  256. <p><em>W</em><em>hat is the matter with people?</em></p></div>
  257. </content>
  258.  
  259.  
  260.  
  261.    </entry>
  262. <entry>
  263.        <title>What could be more fun than being a Border Collie puppy?</title>
  264.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/what-could-be-more-fun-than-being-a-border-collie-puppy.html" />
  265.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/what-could-be-more-fun-than-being-a-border-collie-puppy.html" thr:count="11" thr:updated="2017-11-16T11:22:58-08:00" />
  266.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bc0d48970c</id>
  267.        <published>2017-11-07T10:39:45-08:00</published>
  268.        <updated>2017-11-07T10:48:22-08:00</updated>
  269.        <summary>Fortitude Press Rocky, a seven-month-old sheepdog, enjoyed bossing around the big dumb sheep. It&#39;s what he was bred and born to do. When a gate was left open, he took it upon himself to herd the flock on his owner’s farm—not into their pen but into the house. The entire flock was found roaming the hallway and chilling in the kitchen. According to the owner Rosalyn Edwards from Devon, nine nervous sheep who didn&#39;t know...</summary>
  270.        <author>
  271.            <name>Jan</name>
  272.        </author>
  273.        
  274.        
  275. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  276. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d4d2ad970d-pi"><img alt="Rocky" class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09d4d2ad970d img-responsive" height="505" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d4d2ad970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Rocky" width="481" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><em>Fortitude Press</em></span></p>
  277. <p>Rocky, a seven-month-old sheepdog, enjoyed bossing around the big dumb sheep. It&#39;s what he was bred and born to do. When a gate was left open, he took it upon himself to herd the flock on his owner’s farm—not into their pen but into the house.</p>
  278. <p>The entire flock was found roaming the hallway and chilling in the kitchen. According to the owner Rosalyn Edwards from Devon, nine nervous sheep who didn&#39;t know where they were,&quot;started to wee and poo all over the floor.&quot;</p>
  279. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d4d2d9970d-pi"><img alt="Rocky sheep" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09d4d2d9970d img-responsive" height="747" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d4d2d9970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Rocky sheep" width="474" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><em>Fortitude Press</em></span></p>
  280. <p>She was in the kitchen and heard a noise. When she turned around the sheep were just looking at her like, “What’s for dinner?”</p>
  281. <p>She took the children into another room and was able to guide the sheep out through a porch.</p>
  282. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">She said: “I thought it was funny at the time, but then there was quite a lot of wee, poo and mud everywhere. It&#0160; took me a little while to clean it all up.”</p>
  283. <p>Rocky did seem quite pleased with himself, but he’s going to need more training if he’s going to be a help around the farm.</p>
  284. <p>And the gate needs to be kept closed.</p></div>
  285. </content>
  286.  
  287.  
  288.  
  289.    </entry>
  290. <entry>
  291.        <title>Asking for a lawyer dog is not the same as asking for a lawyer</title>
  292.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/asking-for-a-lawyer-dog-is-not-the-same-as-asking-for-a-lawyer.html" />
  293.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/asking-for-a-lawyer-dog-is-not-the-same-as-asking-for-a-lawyer.html" thr:count="7" thr:updated="2017-11-08T06:43:30-08:00" />
  294.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b7c930ad3f970b</id>
  295.        <published>2017-11-05T05:04:52-08:00</published>
  296.        <updated>2017-11-05T05:13:18-08:00</updated>
  297.        <summary>(Image created by Jeff Reeves/CBS North Carolina) Police were questioning Warren Demesme, then 24, in a New Orleans child rape case. It was October, 2015, it was the second interrogation, and the suspect was getting frustrated. At one point he said, &quot;If y&#39;all, this is how I feel, if y&#39;all think I did it, I know that I didn&#39;t do it so why don&#39;t you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not...</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>&#0160;</p>
  305. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bb1c1c970c-pi"><img alt="Lawyer-dog-warren-demesme" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bb1c1c970c img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b8d2bb1c1c970c-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lawyer-dog-warren-demesme" /></a><span style="font-size: 8pt;">(Image created by Jeff Reeves/CBS North Carolina)</span></p>
  306. <p>Police were questioning Warren Demesme, then 24, in a New Orleans child rape case. It was October, 2015, it was the second interrogation, and the suspect was getting frustrated. At one point he said,</p>
  307. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&quot;If y&#39;all, this is how I feel, if y&#39;all think I did it, I know that I didn&#39;t do it so why don&#39;t you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not whats up.&quot;</p>
  308. <p>They continued to question him and eventually he made a confession.</p>
  309. <p>Defense lawyers say the confession should be thrown out because he asked for an attorney during the interrogation and he was denied his Constitutional right.</p>
  310. <p>Louisiana&#39;s Supreme Court disagreed and allowed the confession.</p>
  311. <p>Justice Scott Crichton stated,</p>
  312. <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&quot;In my view, the defendant’s ambiguous and equivocal reference to a ‘lawyer dog’ does not constitute an invocation of counsel that warrants termination of the interview.&quot;</p>
  313. <p>Police maintain that he was informed of his rights before and after the “lawyer dog” statement and continued to talk to them. He apparently didn’t say “…give me a lawyer, dog…” with a comma.</p>
  314. <p>&#0160;</p>
  315. <p>Demesme is jailed on one count of aggravated rape and one of indecent behavior with a juvenile related to the sexual abuse of two younger female cousins. A hearing in his case is set for Jan. 12.&#0160;</p>
  316. <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09d3dbe7970d-pi"></a> <a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c930bf15970b-pi"><img alt="Lawyer dog" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201b7c930bf15970b img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201b7c930bf15970b-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lawyer dog" /></a><br />More Dog Lawyer and <a href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2016/02/dog-lawyers-and-lawyer-dogs.html">Lawyer Dog memes</a></p></div>
  317. </content>
  318.  
  319.  
  320.  
  321.    </entry>
  322. <entry>
  323.        <title>Chili the sniffer dog is helping increase food production</title>
  324.        <link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/a-sniffer-dog-is-helping-increase-food-production.html" />
  325.        <link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/2017/11/a-sniffer-dog-is-helping-increase-food-production.html" thr:count="10" thr:updated="2017-11-08T07:37:49-08:00" />
  326.        <id>tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d83451580669e201b8d2b67062970c</id>
  327.        <published>2017-11-03T06:32:22-07:00</published>
  328.        <updated>2017-11-01T09:02:24-07:00</updated>
  329.        <summary>It would seem that the practical application of a dog’s nose is limited only by human imagination. Because of the short growing season in Canada, NatureFresh Farms, a family owned farm based in Ontario, produces much of the food in large greenhouses, thus providing locally grown vegetables 12 months a year. Last year they had an outbreak of pepper weevil, a pest that cannot be controlled by regular systems or spotted by humans. Once it...</summary>
  330.        <author>
  331.            <name>Jan</name>
  332.        </author>
  333.        
  334.        
  335. <content type="xhtml" xml:lang="en-US" xml:base="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/the_poodle_and_dog_blog/">
  336. <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p><a class="asset-img-link" href="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09cf27e6970d-pi" style="display: inline;"><img alt="Chili" class="asset  asset-image at-xid-6a00d83451580669e201bb09cf27e6970d img-responsive" src="http://thepoodleanddogblog.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451580669e201bb09cf27e6970d-500wi" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Chili" /></a></p>
  337. <p>It would seem that the practical application of a dog’s nose is limited only by human imagination.</p>
  338. <p>Because of the short growing season in Canada, NatureFresh Farms, a family owned farm based in Ontario, produces much of the food in large greenhouses, thus providing locally grown vegetables 12 months a year.</p>
  339. <p>Last year they had an outbreak of pepper weevil, a pest that cannot be controlled by regular systems or spotted by humans. Once it spreads, it is essentially a death sentence for the crop.</p>
  340. <p>Since a dog can be trained to sniff out drugs, explosives, money, cell phones, hard drives, flash drives, cancer, bedbugs, trapped humans, human remains (even under water or ground)&#0160;blood glucose levels, whale poop, and anything else with an odor, after much research, the company adopted Chili, a 15-month-old Belgian Shepherd.</p>
  341. <p>She spent eight weeks training before being certified by the American Working Dog Association. Chili is the first dog to be certified for pest-related scent detection on a farm, but I’m sure she won’t be the last. &#0160;</p>
  342. <p>Chili with her handler, Tina Heide, searches greenhouses, trucks, pallets and packing lines. Once she detects the scent of pepper weevil she will sit and stare at the location of concern, allowing the workers to use the most effective method of getting rid of them before they can do serious damage to the food supply.</p></div>
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