The power of friendship and encouragement among the Christian community is an important role, but it spans beyond just that as well when we actually take the time to stop and think about the role of encouragement. In Hebrews 3:13 (ESV), the Bible shares the following, “13 But exhort one another every day, as long as…
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Despite what the Internet memes are telling you, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is not about to join the Passenger Pigeon and the Stegosaurus as a species lost to history.
There was a burst of panic this week when Britain’s Kennel Club put out a press release declaring that it had put the breed on its “Vulnerable Breed List.” In fact, it wasn’t quite so genteel about it as all that: It declared that since only 274 Pembroke Welsh Corgis had been registered with the Club last year, the breed should be considered “at risk of disappearing from our parks and streets.” The next thing you know, there was a storm of hysteria, as though the Corgi needed to be carefully guarded worldwide.
It's true that among the Brits, Corgis aren't quite as cool as they used to be. Even the Queen, long known as the world's most famous Corgi fancier, recently announced that she would no longer be getting new dogs to replace her old ones as they die out. In her old age, Queen Elizabeth is afraid of tripping over the stubby-legged little things. So yes, in the streets and parks of England, the Corgi is a little less plentiful than once it was.
But here in America? That's a different story. Business Insider quotes Hillary Prim, the PR Director of the American Kennel Club, as confirming the Corgi's popularity in the U.S. “Its happy, agreeable nature and adaptability have perhaps played a role in the breed staying consistent at the 24th most popular spot in the US over the past decade (plus or minus a spot or two from time to time),” she told the site. There are, in fact, over 5,000 registered Corgis in the United States." If nothing else, there's still a steady population of anime geeks who fell in love with the "data dog" Ein on the series Cowboy Bebop.
So while the Queen may be getting rid of her Corgis, the breed as a whole will be going nowhere. Cancel the mass panic.
Dogs don’t understand “disabled.” Deaf, blind, 3-legged and even 2-legged dogs can lead happy doggie lives. San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (California) officers received a report of an injured dog last week. What they found was a 6-year-old male Chihuahua with no tags or microchip. The dog had not been injured, but he was missing most of his right front and left rear legs. They think this is due to a birth defect…
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Learn the correct way veterinarians remove ticks. Removing a tick from your dog or cat is easy with this how to video. Removing ticks from your pets can help…
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Last night, after going to the vernissage of Roch Chinchila’s beautiful photography, my friend Sylvie and I went to one of our favourite restaurants in Menton, the Volcano, for a plate of pasta and a glass of wine. Great pizzas and pastas here, cooked by chef owner, Driss. And very reasonable.
This little love was my neighbour…. well how could I resist! Her name is Naya, she’s nearly 5 and was rescued by her owner – and plainly, they adore each other!
Mites to Men is back
ESCANABA — If you're looking to play a little pond puck, Mites to Men is a great opportunity. The annual event is a fund raiser the Escanaba Area Junior Hockey Association. Mites to Men is a family-friendly tournament is for all age groups, and all …
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Tahoe Grizzlies mites in action at Lake Tahoe Invitational
Tahoe Grizzlies mite players dogpile at SLT Ice Arena after the team's game against the Stockton Colts at the Lake Tahoe Invitational Saturday night. Expand Photo Tahoe Grizzlies mite players shake hands with Stockton Colts players after their game at …
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Mighty mites topple Texas down the stretch
Caught looking, Texas was overtaken by a mighty mite fueled by intensity and effort; clichéd as it sounds. Texas' loss didn't ultimately come down to its 34 percent shooting. Instead, it was the result of poor execution down the stretch and an …
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Pet the lamb was one of twin lambs born in the Scottish highlands last April. Because she was having trouble surviving, owner Mairi Mackenzie brought the her into the warmth of the home. The pack of Border Collies who lived in the home took her under their wing paws and now she thinks she is a sheep dog. She goes on daily walks with the dogs and even wags her tail. She leaps around in…
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Dogs and doggedly devoted fans of the Kansas City Royals can cheer as players slide into home plate for the sake of canines and cats who need forever homes when the Major League team hosts the 2015…
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