Posts Tagged: dogs
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Britain's First Clone Puppy Is 10-Day-Old Dachshund Named "Mini Winnie"

When a South Korean tech firm organized a cloning competition for elderly pets:

Miss Smith, a caterer, [] read about the cloning competition and entered her 12-year-old dachshund, sending in videos of her pet. She said: 'My sausage dog is very special but she is 12 and not going to be around for ever.'

Winnie made it onto a shortlist of three, and after she won, a sample of her skin tissue was removed, and sent to South Korea in liquid nitrogen.  There, the cells were put into eggs provided by a bitch of the same breed, before a spark of electricity fused the two. The embryo was then put into [...]

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Lucy's Conquests

My dog is a Gabor sister, trapped in the body of a pit bull terrier blend. She has never seen a man she did not want to meet, or met a man she could not charm. The heart of a charming courtesan beats within her broad black and white chest. She has the tennis and racket ball collection to prove it.

During walks near the public courts, Lucy is not above grinning and wiggling for “an old ball I was going to throw away, really. She can have it. Who’s a pretty girl? Does this pretty girl want a tennis ball? Oooo, she does!” I stand around smiling, feeling de [...]

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But Does the Dog Die?

Do you turn off Old Yeller before the end so you can pretend that he lived a long and happy life? Did a cute pet on a movie poster make you think it would be a fun comedy but it turned out to be a pet-with-a-terminal-illness tearjerker instead? Are you unable to enjoy the human body count in a horror movie because you're wondering whether the dog's going to kick the bucket? Have you ever Googled "Does the [dog/cat/horse/Klingon targ] die in [movie title]?"

Yes. This website is for you. [Spoilers, duh.]

h/t Foster

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You Have Never Known Suffering Like Cody the Screaming Dog

Accurate YouTube title: "Meet Cody The Screaming Dog." I thought only goats could do this. Cody, are you OK? Are you seeing someone about this? We want you to be happy, Cody.

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Dogs I Saw This Week, Rated

A scruffy gray mutt tied to a parking meter. V. old, had to lie down by scooting paws forward in several stages. ★★★★★

A friendly pit bull begging for food outside the local teen boba-tea hangout. Apparently v. fond of tapioca balls. ★★★★★

A golden retriever going jogging with its owner. Seemed v. enthusiastic and smiley about going jogging with its owner. ★★★★★

A boxer puppy tied to the leg of a table on a restaurant patio, begging for food. Looked v. soft and floppy. ★★★★★

A pit bull with a homeless owner on a bus going down Haight Street. V. well-behaved even though [...]

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Today is National Dog Day

This is a truly unnecessary holiday, as every day is dog day. However, here are some great canine things:

• Vintage photos of dogs at Mental Floss

• A slideshow of Presidential dogs at TIME

• The classic Shiba Inu puppy cam

• The canonical video of a suit-wearing dog enthusiastically eating peanut butter

• A Fast Company typology of the doglike qualities you might find in your office

• A Buzzfeed list of the "Top 25 Corgi Hybrids"

• And a podcast hosted by Colum McCann, in which Isaiah Sheffer [...]

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All Dogs Are Perfect Angels

…even the ones currently competing in the 25th annual "World's Ugliest Dog" contest, which will take place this Friday in Petaluma, Calif. You can vote "for fun," and find some really endearing descriptions from the owners. Here's current leader Ellie Mae's bio:

Ellie Mae is an 8y/o Chinese Crested Hairless Dog. She was given to me about 6 years ago when the family she was with had to move to Colorado. They felt that Colorado may be too cold for her. I have been so thankful ever since! She is a wonderful little ambassador for my job as Animal Control Officer/shelter manager where we live in Gurdon, Arkansas. She [...]

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Olympic Programming Break: Dogs

Here is a link you can click on to watch, at this very moment, 13 separate live video feeds from the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The Best In Show judging is tonight.

Also, some tips on "Finding A Dog To Match Your Lifestyle," courtesy WKC:

Don't get a dog on impulse. Don't get a dog to be trendy. Trends come and go, but your dog will be with you for a long time. The stars of "101 Dalmatians" and "Frasier" and "Beethoven" are wonderful dogs, but they aren't for everyone and they may not be the right dog for you or your family.

Sage [...]

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All the Cool Dogs Have iPads Now

Dog trainer Anna Jane Grossman began providing private iPad lessons to dogs last year. About 25 of her clients have signed up, and she is planning a 90-minute iPad clinic for dogs later this month, where they will learn to nose the screen to activate apps.

"People always say, 'Oh, can you have my dog do my online banking?' " Ms. Grossman says. In reality, dogs don't "necessarily do very useful things on the iPad," she adds. "But I don't necessarily do very useful things on the iPad either."

Ms. Grossman is part of a nascent but growing group touting the use of apps for pets. They say the apps [...]

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Look Who's Wearing Burberry Now

If I owned a dog the dog would be thinking, "I am so glad to be owned by Emma, who is so deserving of a dog and who deserves a dog more than most humans who own dogs, probably." (Paraphrasing here.) But I guess "squirrel" is a decent answer, too. [via Animal New York]