Loose puppy on runway delays flights

On Wednesday, the AP reports that a 30-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback named Byrdie escaped from her crate while being loaded onto a Delta flight. The pup ran around the runway until authorities, unable to catch the dog and leash her, could find her owner on the Memphis-bound flight.The owner called, and the 14-month-old pup came running.This is one reason why I refuse to travel by air with my dog: he'd have to fly with the luggage, and there's no way I'd hand my dog over to strangers who … [Read more...]

It’s a Pitty Pup Pawjama Party (photo)

Photo (c) 2012 Sarah Anderson. From L to R: Mabel, Misha, Tessie

 This picture shared by a Facebook pal was just too doggone cute to not share with readers: this is Mabel, Misha and Tessie, taking time out for a snuggly snooze.Who needs pillows when you have best friends?The photo was snapped by Sarah Anderson - Mabel is her dog, and Misha and Tessie are foster dogs she's caring for while they find their furever homes. Sarah fosters through Pitty Love Rescue in Rochester, NY; the rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls, and … [Read more...]

The egg is empty! (Easter photo)

"But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.  Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this ..."

I was out in the yard this morning and found a tiny, delicate half of a bird egg resting on the ground. My first instinct was to look up to the tree branches overhead, knowing that up there somewhere is a nest with at least one newly hatched baby being cared for by his mother.The small egg, recently occupied and now emptied. The shell shed and left behind, the new life taking its first breath under the glorious morning sunshine. What a symbol of the new life Jesus gave to us.May you have … [Read more...]

Gorham, NY approves one year moratorium on dog breeding

Last night, the town of Gorham unanimously approved a one year moratorium on wholesale dog breeding kennels, according to 13WHAM. And all animal advocates said, "YAY!"The wholesale dog breeding facility proposed in February by Curtis and Jolene Martin, and the town board's initial unanimous approval of their special use permit, sparked a controversy that quickly spread from coast to coast. (There is a list at the end of related posts about the issue.)Calls, emails and petitions flooded … [Read more...]

Humane Society announces Fifth Annual Dog of Valor Award winner

Hank, Fifth Annual Valor Dog of the Year and People's Hero. (photo: www.humanesociety.org)

When "McKenzie" suffered a severe beating with a hammer at the hands of her boyfriend, her dog Hank stepped into protect her, earning him a beating that shattered ribs and a hip. It was this story of valor, along with the healing both McKenzie and Hank experienced, that earned this Great Dane the title of Fifth Annual Dog of Valor.Sponsored the Humane Society of the United States, the Dogs of Valor Awards honor and celebrate dogs who have shown extraordinary courage or resolve by heroically … [Read more...]

Lily the teacup Chihuaua naps in a hat (photo)

Lily, the teacup Chihuahua

When I saw this photo on my friend Shannon Becker's Facebook page, I thought it was so cute I had to share it with you!Lily is a 9-week-old, long haired, teacup Chihuahua who recently came to live at the Becker household. On a car ride this week, Shannon's 8-year-old daughter Elle tucked the tiny pup into the hat, where Lily promptly settled in for a nap.Too cute!Shannon Becker is the Sr. Director of Promotions and Marketing at Big Town Productions, where he works with some of Ch … [Read more...]

Mt. Hope Cemetery – and wildlife habitat

Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY offers not only a walk through history but a beautiful place to wander with your dog.

 I've been neglectful in posting this last week because here in the Northeast, spring made an early appearance and I wanted to be outside as much as possible before another snowstorm hits. That's life in Western NY.One of my favorite places to walk with a dog is a local historical cemetery, but last week I visited Mt. Hope Cemetery for a change of scenery. It's ironic that I've lived in Rochester my entire life and have only once been inside Mt. Hope Cemetery, the nation's f … [Read more...]

News anchor Kyle Dyer bitten in the face by dog; what we can learn from this tragic situation

Kyle Dyer, 9News anchor who was bit in the face by a dog during an interview.

On February 8, Colorado's 9NEWS morning Kyle Dyer was bitten in the face by a dog while interviewing Max, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff, Max's owner Michael Robinson, and the firefighter who rescued the dog from a freezing reservoir after he had fallen through the ice.During the interview, Dyer sat down on the floor directly in front of Max, holding his face in her hands, looking at him and talking over his head to his owner and the firefighter. Then the dog lashed out and bit Dyer on the fac … [Read more...]

Story of Romney’s dog tied to roof angers dog lovers (and voters)

You can get your own bumper sticker at DogsAgainstRomney.com

With the Republican primaries well underway and the 2012 election looming on the horizon, it's not the economy or immigration or war that's captured the attention of some voters. It's dogs.Specifically, Mitt Romney's dog and his questionable treatement of the family pet on a 12-hour trip to Canada in the 80s. A story at BusinessInsider.com sums up the story this way:"Back in 1983, Mitt Romney traveled 12 hours to Canada with his Irish Setter, Seamus, strapped to the roof of the car in a … [Read more...]

My dog Bandit explains Valentine’s Day

bandit logo photo

My dog Bandit often steps in when I'm overloaded with other work, so I thought I'd share part of his column on Valentine's Day! You can read the entire piece on his blog, www.MyNameIsBandit.com:"It is time for Valentines Day, the day when people go around telling other people how much they love them or they try to get people to fall in love with them. It's all hearts and hugs and kisses and love."But it is all a big lie. Really, those people are trying to kill you."First, a naked b … [Read more...]


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