A great book about rescue dogs was released this week. PetsitUSA was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of Miracle Dogs: Rescue Stories by Liz Stavrinides. There are many stories of how amazing rescue dogs can be for pet owners and even other pets. The book starts out strong by telling how a rescue dog changed the lives of an autistic boy and his family. The inspirational stories continue, including how a rescue dog can help someone recover from the loss of a loved one. Each story is accompanied by photos taken personally by the author. An official description is below. You can purchase the book here.
Miracle Dogs celebrates and honors the rescuers and the dogs whose lives they’ve saved. It features wonderful stories and photographs of dog rescuers, dog trainers, and rescue organizations such as The Gentle Barn and Tamar Geller’s Operation Heroes and Hounds, along with celebrity pet owners such as Chevy Chase, Hoda Kotb, Bob Einstein, Amanda Hearst, Jamie Lynn Siegler, and Lance Bass. Each story includes portraits of the dog and its new family, followed by a concise, compelling narrative detailing the dog’s journey to its new home.
A professional pet photographer, Liz Stavrinides spends much of her time on projects related to animal rescue. Miracle Dogs was born out of her desire to collect and share the stories of the dogs she’s met over the years, showcasing the incredible bravery and compassion of both canines and owners.
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Pet bothered by fleas and Ticks? Help is available
More than an itchy annoyance to some dogs and cats, flea bites can cause flea allergy dermatitis — an allergic reaction to proteins in flea saliva. And a pet's constant scratching can cause permanent hair loss or other skin problems. Anemia and — in …
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Sergeant's Introduces Topical Flea/Tick Products
Sergeant's Pet Care Products Inc. is introducing its new flea and tick products FiproGuard and FiproGuard Plus this week at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla. The products will be available through pet specialty retailers nationwide this spring. They are …
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The people who made this film are undoubtedly talented, and seem to have way too much time on their hands! From their YouTube description: When his owner Zach leaves for the afternoon, little Indiana Bones discovers adventure in search of his lost bark. This video was created with 3 rolls of duct tape, 108 glue […]
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The full spirit behind the Yiddish word chutzpah can’t really be adequately translated into English, but roughly, it means a display of extreme audacity, gall, or nerve. Leo Rosten gave the classic example in The Joys of Yiddish: “Chutzpah is that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his mother and father, throws himself on the mercy of the court on the grounds that he’s an orphan.”
With all due respect to Rosten and all the scholars of chutzpah who have explained the concept with that story, I think that we may have found an even more definitive example. In Brescia, Italy, police arrested the owner of a circus for claiming that two Chow Chows with black-and-white dye jobs were actually Pandas. The circus was charging parents money to take pictures of their children with the "pandas."
That alone would qualify as a brazen display of chutzpah, but when some parents got suspicious about the ersatz pandas, they were told that they were actually dog-panda hybrids. Because after all, crossbreeding a bear with a dog is completely feasible, right?
The dogs have been taken into custody by the police, and the owner is being charged with animal cruelty and defrauding customers. He might also be charged for providing false information to customs, because the police say that the dogs are six months younger than is stated on their pet passports. The dogs are in good shape, although police say that their eyes were very watery, possibly an after-effect of the camera flashes.
While this is the first time I've heard of someone trying to actually claim that a Chow is a panda, the unnamed circus owner isn't the first person to see the resemblance. A few months ago, Michael Leaverton wrote about how it had become a massive craze in China to dye Chow Chows to look like pandas. The idea apparently originated with Hsin Ch'en, the owner of a pet store in the Sichuan province. Presumably, the circus owner read the news stories and decided to take the obvious next step: Just claim that they actually were pandas. Or dog-panda hybrids. Thanks to the fact that there actually is a limit to people's gullibility (yes, I'm shocked, too), the dogs will have new homes, and the circus owner will have to find new ways to scam people.
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Infection Could Pose Threat to Stanton's Career
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Half Of State Hospitals Exceed Infection Rates, New Data Show
More than 50 percent of the state's hospitals had rates for at least one type of hospital-acquired infection that were worse than federal benchmarks in late 2012 and 2013, new data shows. No other state had a higher percentage of its hospitals …
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Racing news: Irving hit by hoof infection
Irving is suffering with a hoof problem after he was pulled up during the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day. Big things were expected of Paul Nicholls' inmate, but time was called before the second-last flight as Faugheen hacked …
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Tick Tock, Deadline For Holiday Shopping Is Fast Approaching
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There are only five days left until Christmas and Saturday is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year. On Friday, stores were packed and shoppers focused as it comes down to the last weekend of last-minute …
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'Bourbon Virus' is believed to be behind death of Kansas' John Seested
In spite of the symptoms, John Seested, 68, tested negative for known tick-borne illnesses, according to the Fort Scott Tribune. 'It was very frustrating,' Dr Dana Hawkinson, an infectious disease physician at the hospital told WPTV about the …
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