Katie Castan, who was holding the now famous sign at the Wild Card Game last week — “IF WE WIN, HE’ S BUYING ME A PUPPY!” — and boyfriend Joe Onofrio adopted a 4-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi last weekend to seal the deal. The dog’s name is Lucy, but her middle name is Rally, as the way the Royals rallied to win the game and sweep the American League Division Series. After the game many…
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The Petco Foundation in partnership with Halo, Purely for Pets, announced its second annual holiday grant campaign, Holiday Wishes, designed to help the most dedicated animal welfare organizations succeed in their mission to save pets’ lives – at the holidays, and year round.
Qualified organizations are invited to submit their most impactful success stories for a chance to receive the winning grant award of $ 100,000 or a series of finalist awards ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 50,000. All entries must be submitted by Oct. 30th.
“The Holiday Wishes campaign is a way for us to make holiday wishes come true for some very deserving organizations. In addition, we hope to inspire entire communities to take action and save lives,” said Petco Foundation executive director Susanne Kogut. “Every animal should celebrate this holiday season with a family, and by sharing these stories, we hope to increase the number of animals spending this holiday season in new, loving homes.”
Watch an exotic animal health technician explain how to bathe a pet ferret, as well as how to prevent fleas, in this free online video. Expert: Sarah Tingle …
Karla, proprietor of Rudy Greens and chef extraordinaire to the dogs, just sent this hilarious video a few weeks back and it stars Teh-De a pit bull we met on our first walk and cancer survivor. Check it out!
Also, Karla has been nominated for Martha Stewarts American Made awards – please share on Facebook and Twitter http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/88599/food/rudy-green-incrudy-greens
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
The last photo you see the little boy who owns him.
Facts about cleft lips and palates
On average, 1 in 940 live births in the United States involves a cleft lip, with or without a cleft palate, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. • One in 1,575 live births involves a cleft palate without a cleft lip. • In the …
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8News Investigates: Owners Believe Popular Pet Pill Killed Dogs
Trifexis is a heartworm and flea prevention pill, all in one. It's made by Elanco, a division of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lily. The drug manufacturer insists the pet pill is safe but some dog owners like Mary aren't so sure and we've discovered the FDA …
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Rain slowly poured down…the sound of thunder…the wind blowing…It had been a long week and an even longer weekend and I reflected on the following passage from 2 Corinthians 12:9(NASB), “9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather…
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On Thursday morning, candidate Einstein climbed the steps of City Hall in Oakland, cleared his throat, sniffed the air for some of that nice Pho aroma coming in from the south, and announced his candidacy for mayor.
Or rather, his handlers did. Einstein is a dog, the latest dog to run for public office in this great country of ours, which allows all sorts of wonderful things to run for public office.
But unlike other dogs who run for mayor, who might be doing so to raise funds for the local shelter or to get their owners on the local news, Einstein is in this to make real changes. His platform is enormous. His handlers are veteran Occupy Oakland activists, and they've put together a number of sweeping changes Einstein will make once he gets into office, among them:
- A publicly owned and operated Bank of Oakland
- Stronger weapon-control laws
- Penalties for crimes apportioned according to wealth
- A single-payer health care system
- Areas for short- and long-term urban camping.
- Confining the routes of diesel transport vehicles to Interstate freeways (580, 880, 980) and Route 24, to curtail air pollution.
- And so on
"There is a legitimate reason to wonder whether a dog can serve as mayor of Oakland, but he provides a great voice for low-income and otherwise marginalized people who live in Oakland," Michael Wilson, the candidate's political adviser, told HuffPost. "They have no candidate to represent them."
But, to their credit, his handlers haven't forgotten who'll be mayor -- their dog -- so they've thrown in a bunch of canine issues as well, including:
- Human companions of dogs with heavy coats will be encouraged and assisted in keeping their dogs close-trimmed from May 1 through Oct. 1
- The City shall assist humans who adopt animals in need of homes
- Animal sanctuary/adoption facilities, maintained and/or supervised by publicly appointed city officials, shall be the sole source for animal companions
- At least one day per year shall be set aside as a municipal holiday for animals
Only one thing is stopping Einstein from becoming mayor, however: Dogs can't hold public office in Oakland. And yet, Einstein and his people are optimistic:
"Without a fallible human in the mayor's office, we must all play our parts in determining the route Oakland will take into the future," they wrote in a press release. "No longer will we ask what the city government can do for us. Instead, we will see the way clear to changing the city ourselves, to expanding the power of residents of modest income, to shrinking the power of the rich by establishing a larger and more representative City Council."
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Adopt-a-Pet Friday: Jenna
Jenna is just a sweetheart and is available at Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue! She is still acclimating to our cat room but seems to absolutely love a good behind the ears scratch. According to her NY rescuer she was found abandoned on a fire …
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How to deal with your pet's strange behaviors
This behavior is innocent once in a while — Yin says a dog might be scratching an itch or showing off for its owners. But "if the dog is actually trying to smack or injure their tail, that's when you need to see a veterinarian," Winant says. To treat …
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Treat your pet right with a goodie from Downtown Dog
The owners of Downtown Dog are putting a canine twist on a popular culinary trend, but instead of farm to table, they're going farm to kennel. The new business at 150A Laurens St. SW offers 10 doggie treats baked from scratch in its in-store …
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