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Dogs bring smiles to children

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

The Arizona Republic tells the tale of the kids at a hospital whose time is improved by the presence of the hospital pets. “They need a little happiness because, let’s face it, the hospital can be boring, boring, boring.” I’m not to keen on the idea of parading dogs up and down in costume. I […]

Noah’s Wish, helping disaster struck animals.

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Noah’s Wish started in March of 2002 to help animals in disaster struck areas. They have been involved in helping out in the Romanian Floods, the Asian Earthquakes and Tsunami – and more recently in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They have a page that lays out how you can help them achieve their mission. […]

Robot dogs to replace the real thing?

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Over on a site called IdiotToys.com they highlight the latest sony toy dog called “AIBO”. The latest revision of the dog is “enabled with conversation with some 1,000 phrases suited to the “character” it develops while the owner cheers it up and strokes it”. Sort of like a real dog then? According to AlertNet, the […]

Parrot knows which side his cracker is buttered on!

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

At first he was trained to shout “Long live Laloo” in support of his owner’s political party in India. Now his owner has switched his political standing he now chants “Long Live Nitish”. This change came about without any teaching according to his trainer. Mr Kumar smugly announced that “Animals are very sensible. They have […]

Explosives dogs to receive award.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Never afraid of danger, the Springer Spaniels – Nash, Freddie and Lucy – work at Gatwick Airport and other venues for the safety of the people there. They are to receive bravery awards for their work. A spokesperson for the Sussex Police said: “By giving these awards, we acknowledge the tireless efforts of police dogs […]

Poppy the Police dog is still going strong

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

A dog with a nose for trouble… other peoples! At 13 years old, Poppy is a police sniffer dog who just seems to be getting better and better at her job. “Recently she discovered over a kilo of amphetamines with a street value of more than £10,000 hidden in some thick holly bushes at Bromsgrove,” […]