Here you will find a photo of a Dutch Shepherd licking a koi.
"An earlier version of this post contained a quotation attributed to Lenin ('Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state') that has been widely disputed. And it included a quotation attributed to Churchill ('Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens') that the Journal has been unable to confirm. Also, the cover of a Maclean’s magazine issue in 2008 showed a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline 'Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.' An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the photo showed and [...]
"Story of brave dog that extinguished Nazi incendiary bomb during Blitz by urinating on it is uncovered after bravery medal awarded to the animal is discovered," is a sentence that appeared in a newspaper today.
"American scientists have created a wearable computer for dogs that they say could allow man's best friend to send messages to handlers. The technology might initially sound barking mad, but its creators at Georgia Institute of Technology believe that it will give crime dogs and other K-9s a clearer and more direct way to communicate with their handlers. The Google Glass-inspired technology for hounds may even let us humans view the world through a dog's eyes."
"Pictures of dogs sporting pantyhose are now all over the Internet and they’ve been gaining a lot of interest."
"Late Tuesday night, a man broke into a Wenatchee, Washington home, in search of another man he intended to murder. When the residents came home, they found him standing by their open refrigerator, feeding their pet dog pudding. They informed him that this was not the home of the man’s victim and he should leave before they call the police. He did, but not before calling the dog, who trotted out after him. The man was arrested later that night at his home in Wenatchee. The dog has not been found since."
Crazy story, you may be thinking. And: crazy dude! However. The suspect—one Jason McDaniel—is not as crazy [...]
Recently there has been some discussion about whether the world is a better place to live in now or if the whole thing is hurtling toward the cosmic dustbin with a cinderblock on the accelerator as it tosses empties out the window while blasting deadmau5 from the speakers. On the one hand, you have people like cognitive scientist Steven Pinker arguing that we are currently experiencing "the most peaceable era in the existence of our species." On the other hand, a quick stroll through the papers is all you need to remind you that, no, you're not wrong, the world is completely crazy and getting worse every second. Let's [...]
"Feces in the sandbox, barking all night, the fear of being bitten: There are many reasons not to like dogs. Now one journalist from Hamburg is trying to raise money to launch a magazine to finally give dog haters a voice."
"A Montana man who pieced together the remnants of five $100 bills eaten by his one-eyed dog last year is sporting a $500 check he says he received this week from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to replace the digested funds."
Dogs are eating as well, if not better, than many humans are, observes a woman who takes inspiration from one of the world's finest websites.
Somehow Still-Alive Guy is not a doctor, and he does not provide medical advice. But he has seen all the doctors! And is currently still alive, and here to answer questions from you. Remember, there are no stupid medical questions—only answers that can get you killed.
Dear Somehow Still-Alive Guy, I tend to worry a lot. But then sometimes I notice that I haven't been worried for a while. And then I get worried that there must be something wrong with me if I'm not worried—perhaps a tumor on the part of the brain that usually causes me to worry? Now, you might think that the fact that [...]
"We start trends in New York. Spring and summer 2013 is all about the dog tattoo."
I don't think I could do any better than "Man gets shock of his life when he buys two toy poodles for $150 only to be told by a vet that they are actually GIANT RODENTS pumped up with steroids to look like dogs," and, in fact, I'd be a fool to try. Between this and spring I am almost smiling today.
Look what these nice people are doing in this video: They're rescuing caged cats left outside at a foreclosed property in the desert north of Los Angeles.
Scumbag thieves in the economically ruined expanse of the Mojave Desert busted into this non-profit's storage building twice over the weekend, stealing more than $10,000 worth of donated food and supplies intended for homeless pets and people. The criminals stole food, veterinary supplies and donated clothes, apparently loading the goods onto a backhoe tractor—but the tractor had flat tires, so much of the loot was dumped on a neighboring property.
"Canines with a love for the ocean and their human companions were treated to a day of doggy surfing fun with the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach on Sunday. Pooches were able to 'hang paws' over surfboards while cheered on by crowds of animal lovers, and were also given the chance to strut their stuff in a variety of other doggone fun activities and contests throughout the weekend event." —Hey, I don't write it. Although it seems like it would be a much more pleasant thing to focus on writing given rather than all the other options these days.
"A couple of years ago, Anna Jane Grossman read a spoof article on the website The Awl about a teenage girl who was building up her resume for college applications and was struck by one detail; among the descriptions of organic ibex farming and studying Chinese, the high school student was teaching her dog how to use an iPad. 'It was not real. But I was like, "Oh, I can teach my dog how to use the iPad!"' Grossman, who had recently left journalism to pursue dog [...]
"Another theory posits that dogs eat grass simply because they want to."