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Incredible! Dog Saves Toddler Who Fell In Pool


Written by: Phil Monahan


No pictures of the hero black Lab have come on-line yet, but I suspect we’ll be
hearing a lot more about the remarkable dog.

photo courtesy Wikipedia

The details are still emerging about an incredible rescue in Marcellus, Michigan. Patricia Drauch had gone into her garage to get a shovel, and after a few minutes, she realized that her 14-month-old son, Stanley, was no longer with her. She went looking for him and, in every parent’s nightmare, found him in the pool, face up and blue. A news release from the Cass County Sheriff about the incident reveals this absolutely mind-blowing part of the story: . . .

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Video: Rainy Day Dog Fun!


Written by: Phil Monahan

For us humans, a rainy day can be a real drag, keeping us indoors. But dogs know how to enjoy themselves in all kinds of weather, and Cale is clearly having a blast in this wonderful video (below). Just look at that “Wanna play?” face at the beginning of the video; who could resist taking that dog out into the elements? Springing down the path, playing in puddles, and cuddling with his owners makes for a wet, wonderful day. That leap at 1:27 is certainly impressive, as well. It’s raining here in Vermont today. Hmn. . .maybe it’s time for a walk.

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A Face Only a Mother Could Love: “Mugly” Named World’s Ugliest Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan


Mugly, a Chinese crested dog from England won(?) the annual World’s Ugliest Dog
contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.

photo via news-leader.com

Everyone thinks that theirs is the cutest, sweetest dog in the world, right? Well, maybe not everybody. Twenty-eight dogs and their owners from around the world met in California last week to vie for the title of World’s Ugliest dog. The dogs are judged on their. . .

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Video: Blind Woman’s Service Dog Not Allowed in Ann Taylor Store


Written by: Phil Monahan


We’ve posted before about people with service dogs who were asked to leave restaurants and such that had policies against dogs. Every time, readers have been astonished, wondering how anyone could be so clueless or would be willing to buck the American with Disabilities Act. Here’s yet another example of this cluelessness, but on a. . .

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Great Dane Adopts Orphaned Fawn


Written by: Phil Monahan


Kate with Pippin, whom the Great Dane cared for after Isobel Springett rescued the fawn.

photo via lifewithdogs.tv

In 2008, a Vancouver Island woman named Isobel Springett found an orphaned baby deer, so she took it in. She was amazed to discover that her pet dog, Kate, immediately began mothering the forlorn fawn. The two became inseparable, and Springett, a photographer, documented their. . .

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