Friday, August 31, 2012

Tetherball for Dogs

Do you think these bull dogs think the ball is dinner? I've never seen such active bull dogs!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Scent of Low Blood Sugar

Dogs sniff out diabetes at Eli Lilly

Dogs are being trained to sniff out when a diabetic's blood sugar gets too low and scientists at Eli Lilly are trying to figure out what is in that canine nose that makes it able to do this. You already know how well your dog can sniff out the smallest crumb. No surprise that he can sniff changes in blood sugar levels.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

National Dog Day

Sunday Aug. 26 is National Dog Day but every day seems to be National Dog Day over on You Tube where there are over 2 million dog videos.

The most popular? Mishka, above, the husky with over 300 million video views.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cornelia Guest

The photo above is from a wonderful profile of Cornelia Guest from Sunday's New York Times. The writer visits her in her family home, Templeton, which is where we shot the photos for The Culinary Canine.

It sounds as if Cornelia, who is as genuine as they come, has acquired a few more animals since we visited. The giant tortoise is a recent addition as is the wonderful dog in the photo, which must be the Newfoundland in the piece.

Madonna, the donkey, sounds as if she is still well-fed!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Happy Ending

Everything worked out just fine for this Oregon hiker and his dog, Ranger, when they were hiking on a trail on Mt. Hood. Ranger slipped and fell down an embankment and could not get out.

His owner slid down the embankment to help his dog who was panicking and together they waited to be rescued. All turned out just fine and you can see the wagging tail in the video.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Power of Healing--in Bronze

Sabina and I have been working on a new book project and while we are not at liberty to discuss it just yet, I can reveal that we have been spending some time with therapy dogs--who come in all shapes and sizes. And no, the book is not about therapy dogs.

In any event, Monty, an English Springer Spaniel was a very special therapy dog at Roswell Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY. When he passed away at 13, ironically from cancer, his admirers helped commission a statue of the beloved dog.

This is a great video about the unveiling of that statue and the power and healing that even a statue of a therapy dog can bring to anyone who comes into contact with it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia!

Watch Julia Child's 100th birthday on PBS. See more from WGBH Specials.

A goddess in the kitchen Julia Child may not have cooked for her pets but she changed the way all of us cook, eat and regard food.

Happy Birthday Julia. On August 15 she would have been 100 and PBS has prepared a special that looks to be as special as she was.

Bon Appetit!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Dunder, age 2

This a great time-lapse photo series of Dunder, the German Shepherd as he grows from age one to age 2. He may not change much in size and stature but he does demonstrate that dogs are still puppies at heart even at 2!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dog Saves Man From Fire News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

It wasn't even his own dog who saved Justin Faust's life when a fire engulfed a shed behind his home. Danny, a friend's dog, woke Justin up just in time.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lost and Found

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What are the odds? 5 1/2 years after this pair of basset hounds was stolen from their owner's backyard, they are all reunited, thanks to a microchip in one of them. Oh, if only those dogs could talk--the places they have been!

Meatball Runs into a Bam Bam

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Meatball the bear was no match for Bam Bam, the tiny dog with a fierce protective streak.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"I Do" and Fido Too!

Saying "I Do?" Here's some great tips for including Fido in your big day! Or not.

Sunday, August 5, 2012